Obscure Nation-Wide Publishing printed the first issue of Flat-Top on November 1953. The series lasted just three issues, until it was picked up by Harvey where they ran Flat-Top for four more issues (under the seal of the comic code authority).
Flat-Top originated as a “Reggie-Like” supporting cast member for Nation-Wide’s facsimile of the Archie Comics, known as “Mazie Dean and her boyfriends.” I grabbed this issue for its football cover.
Artwork is by Warren Kremer. He worked briefly in pulps and soon switched to comics where he became known for establishing the Harvey Comics “house” style with famous characters such as Casper, Richie Rich and Hot Stuff.