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 Ragman

Ragman No. 1
August-September 1976
Cover: Ragman and falling Anders (four vignettes) //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: "Origin of the Tatterdemalion" (17 pages)
Editors: Bob Rozakis, Jack C. Harris
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Artists: Redondo Studio
Feature Character: Ragman (Rory Regan; first appearance; origin)
Supporting Character: Bette Berg (first appearance)
Intro: Mr. Regan (Rory's father), Samson, Gerry, and their friend (in flashback; all die in this story), Mr. Nenni, Timmy, Miss Talmadge (only appearance for all)
Villains: Vinnie (first appearance; dies in this story), two other crooks (first appearance; all in flashback), Anders (first appearance; dies in this story), Vorst (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: A new superhero, the Ragman, whose uniform is made from tatters of various garments, fights two hoods after they kill a victim, and one of the crooks falls to his death.  The Ragman, in reality junkshop dealer and Vietnam vet Rory Regan, remembers how he gained the powers of four men: Some time past, his alcoholic father and three friends found money in a mattress.  Gangsters shot down power lines to bring them down over the four men, trying to make them tell where the loot was hidden.  Rory grasped his father's hand to try and draw the four to safety.  But the four were electrocuted, passing on their strength and skills to Rory.

Ragman No. 2
Oct.-Nov. 1976
Cover: Ragman vs. Vorst //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: "75-25 Or Die" (17 pages)
Editor: Joe Kubert
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Artists: Redondo Studio
Feature Character: Ragman
Supporting Characters: Bette Berg, Opal (first appearance; next appears in issue #5)
Intro:  Eudora, Mrs. Wong (only appearance for both), Mr. Cohen
Villains: Flowers, the Syndicate (first and only appearance for all), Vorst (dies in this story), several hoods (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Comment: Story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: The Syndicate, seeking the money hidden in Rory Regan's junkyard, baits a trap for the Ragman with a captive woman.

Ragman No. 3
Dec. 1976 / Jan. 1977
Cover: Ragman, Teddy, and crooks //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: "See No Evil" (17 pages)
Editor: Joe Kubert
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Artists: Redondo Studio
Feature Character: Ragman (origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Bette Berg, Teddy (first appearance)
Other Character:  Mr. Cohen (last appearance)
Intro: Teddy, Billy, Mrs. Milano (only appearance)
Villains: Mr. Big and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Ragman tries to safeguard a deaf-mute boy who is the only witness to a syndicate killing.

Ragman No. 4
Feb.-Mar. 1977
Cover: Ragman carrying Bette Berg and facing four guns //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: "The Dream Killers" (12 pages)
Editor: Joe Kubert
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Artists: Redondo Studio
Feature Character: Ragman
Supporting Characters: Bette Berg, Teddy
Intro: Jeanne Wilson, a boy (both die in this story)
Villains: Seriph and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The death of a young addict leads Ragman to track down a drug ring in his territory.

Story: [untitled] (5 pages)
Editor, artist: Joe Kubert
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Feature Character: Ragman
Villains: Three crooks (first appearance for all; all die in this story)
Synopsis: In a graveyard, Ragman encounters three crooks in search of a hidden treasure.

Ragman No. 5
June-July 1977
Cover: Ragman vs. two crooks //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: "Junkyard of Death" (17 pages)
Editor, artist: Joe Kubert
Writer: Robert Kanigher
Feature Character: Ragman (next appears in BATMAN FAMILY #20)
Supporting Characters: Bette Berg (next appears in BATMAN FAMILY #20), Teddy (last appearance), Opal (last appearance in issue #2; dies in this story)
Intro: Mrs. Cohen, Mrs. Mendoza, Joey (only appearance for all)
Villains: Spider and his gang (some of whom die in this story; first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Sometime after this story Ragman teams with Batman to fight insurance crooks in BATMAN FAMILY #20 and the Dynamiters For Democracy in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #196.
Synopsis: A gang of crooks out to find the million dollars in cash secreted in Rory Regan's junkyard try to bait another deathtrap for Ragman with Opal as the bait.

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