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Femforce #178
Company Name: AC Comics
Address: P.O. Box 394 Plymouth, Florida 32768-0394
Phone Number:(407)767-0199
Email Address: femforcehq@aol.com
Title: Femforce
Frequency: Quarterly
Issue/Number 178
UPC Code: 799475804861-17811
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Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Dimensions: 10″ X 6.50″
Page Count: 80 pages
Color: Black and White (with color covers)
Intended Audience: All ages
Genre: Action/adventure/superhero/glamor
Country of Origin: USA
Ship Date: March  27, 2017
Writers:    Stephanie Heike, Mark G. Heike, Andrew Hawnt and  Mark Holmes
Artists:   Rock Baker, Dan Gorman, Francesco Savi, Jacob Bear, Gianluca Cerritelli, David Matsuoka ,and  Jeff Austin .
Cover Artist: Jacob Bear
Synopsis: Smarting from her recent defeat at the hands of SHE-CAT, SYNN and TARA, GORGANA returns to take on the whole FF team!! Then, NIGHTVEIL bests VIVARNA on Dhagor, STARDUST faces TRAXXIS yet again, SYNN uses intelligence to defeat a villain, TARA fights alone as never before, and YANKEE GIRL is back!!
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GORGANA returns !! The hideous villainess (who appeared in the VERY FIRST FF STORY EVER, back in 1980) hasn’t been seen much in recent years, but she’s making up for lost time now. She’s finally done the math, and with NIGHTVEIL still unaccounted for and unavailable, she realizes no one among the remaining FEMFORCE regulars can hope to match her mystic ability. What a PERFECT time for an all-out assault. How can the rest of our girls possibly stop her? Speaking of NIGHTVEIL, it looks like she may finally prevail over VIVARNA in the battle for Dark Dhagor. A victory like that should be cause for celebration,  but with the Mystic Miss still separated from her great love Dan (BLACK COMMANDO) Barton, AND her greatest source of power, the Cloak of Darknes; the simple freedom to get back to the hunt for both should suffice. But several MAJOR surprises will confront NV before that happens. Penciler Dan Gorman has really gotten attached to the FF’s sultry sorceress, and he’ll be back on board with more spectacular art on this episode.  Though not an actual member of the FF team, YANKEE GIRL has been a huge favorite with FF fans for years. She’s back this issue, in a rematch with the crazed botanist Dr. ALAIN (from FEMFORCE #174) written by Mark Holmes, with pencils and inks by Gianluca Cerritelli. There’ll also be solo stories starring SYNN, TARA, STARDUST- and probably a few more surprises, to boot. That’s  FEMFORCE  #178. which  will as usual be a full 80 pages; black and white with color covers, standard comic book size and saddle-stitched. Available at your local comic dealer in March for $9.95. Order it with your local comic book retailer out of the January  2017 issue of the Diamond Previews catalog.

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AC Comics September 2016 Previews for November 2016 Ship

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AC Comics September 2016 Previews for November 2016 Ship

Crypt of Horror Volume 31

 

Company Name: AC Comics
Address: P.O. Box 394, Plymouth, Florida; 32768-0394
Phone Number:(407)767-1099
Email Address:
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Title: Crypt or Horror
Frequency: Quarterly
Issue/Number: Volume 31
UPC Code: 64924192598903111
Retail Price: $29.95
Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Dimensions: 10.25″ X 6.50″
Page Count: 140 pages
Color: Black and White (with color covers)
Intended Audience: All ages
Genre: horror/fantasy

Country of Origin: USA
Ship Date: November 28, 2016
Writers: Joe Gill,Bob Powell, Robert Bernstein, Bill Woolfolk and others uncredited.
Artists: Bob Powell, Mort Meskin, L. B. Cole, Sheldon Moldoff, Ed Waldman, Ed McCarty, Tony DiPreta, George Tuska, Dick Giordano, Sal Trapani, Steve Ditko, Joe Maneely, John Tartaglione, Joe Orlando and others uncredited.
Cover Artist: Mike Sekowsky

Synopsis: Yet another 21 complete,never-before-reprinted Pre-Code horror gems from 1950’s publishers Fawcett, Star and others, including “The Unseen”, “Reign of Terror”, “The Ghoul Strikes””the Forbidden Tomb”, “Lost In The Graveyard and 16 others. Artists include Powell, Meskin, Moldoff, Cole, Ditko, McCarty, Maneely, Giordano, Tuska, Orlando and others.

Rare and previously-unreprinted horror comics are of course the order of the day in Crypt of Horror Volume #31, macabre material you will certainly see nowhere else!! A real mixed bag this time around, with a trio of tales from Fawcett’s Strange Stories From Another World: “The Unseen” drawn by Ed McCarty; Sheldon Moldoff’s “The Thing From The Lake”, and “The Dark Mirror”, with art by Ed Waldman; a pair of tales by underrated Star Comics- L. B. Cole’s “The Forbidden Tomb”, and “Reign of Terror”; a trio of classic Steve Ditko stories-“The Little Things”, “The Heritage” and “The Confereate Girl”. Three more stories SO weird we don’t know who wrote or drew them, nor even where they originally appeared- “The Ghoul Strikes”, “Beware The Cat”, and “Secret Of The Haunted Room”; a Mort Meskin gem called “Invisible Line”, and nine more horrifying handfuls drawn by such 1950’s luminaries as Bob Powell, Dick Giordano, Tony DiPreta, George Tuska, Joe Orlando, John Tartaglione and more.

140 pages of great PreCode classics, black and white with color covers, standard comic book size, saddle-stiched, for $29.95.

 

 

 

 

 

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AC COMICS AUGUST 2016 PREVIEWS FOR OCTOBER 2016 SHIP

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Company Name: AC Comics
Address: P.O. Box 394, Plymouth, Florida; 32768-0394
Phone Number:(407)767-1099
Email Address: femforcehq@aol.com
Title: Men of Mystery
Frequency: Quarterly
Issue/Number: 102
UPC Code: 64924192603010211
Retail Price: $29.95
Discount: Maximum Discount 50%
Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Dimensions: 10.25″ X 6.50″
Page Count: 140 pages
Color: Black and White (with color covers)
Intended Audience: All ages
Genre: Action/adventure/superhero/history- Golden Age reprints of 1940’s comic book stories
Country of Origin: USA
Ship Date: October 27, 2016
Writers:  Richard Hughes, George Kapitan, Toni Blum, Otto Binder, Bill Woolfolk and others uncredited.
Artists:  Bob Powell, H. G. Peter, Jill Elgin, John Giunta, Harry Sahle, George Appel, Al Avison, Lin Streeter, Carl Pfeufer, Marc Swayze, Leonard Frank, Edvard Moritz, Dick Briefer, Grieg Chapion, and others.
Cover Artist(s): Standard cover “A” Alex Schomburg; alternate cover “B” Harry Sahle
Synopsis: A great mixed-bag selection of never-previously-reprinted 1940’s superhero stories starring MISS MASQUE, BLACK TERROR, RED BLAZER, SPIRIT of ’76, FEARLESS FLINT, SHOCK GIBSON, Mr SCARLET, RED ROCKET, COMMANDO YANK, PHANTOM EAGLE and a half-dozen others, including MOM first-timers Mr. LUCIFER and the ultra-rare GREEN GIANT!!
Special Notes: This issue ships in a 2:1 ratio of standard Alex Schomburg MISS MASQUE and BLACK TERROR cover design A to a special alternate GREEN GIANT  cover B. (Meaning  out of every THREE copies of this book  that are shipped, ONE will be the Harry Sahle GREEN GIANT alternate version.

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Another fascinating mix of the weird, the wonderful and the sublime from the great superhero comics of the Golden Age from a number of different publishers, including Standard/Nedor, Fawcett, Eastern Color, Fox Features, Pelican Comics (?), the Bernard Bailey studious and others; not seen anywhere in print since their original publication in the 1940’s. Favorite “headline” features in “fresh” reprint stories coming in MOM #102 include The BLACK TERROR, “good girl” art favorite MISS MASQUE,  the SPIRIT of ’76 (as drawn by the great Bob Powell) Mr. SCARLET(by Carl Pfeufer) and CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT. For the more esthetically-minded, there are the seldom-seen COMMANDO YANK and PHANTOM EAGLE,  FEARLESS FLINT( illustrated by Wonder Woman co-creator H. G. Peter), GIRL COMMANDOS (featuring the work of lady artist Jill Elgin) and RED ROCKET; the downright rare RED BLAZER ( a great character, but he only ever APPEARED in four stories in 1941), Dick Briefer’s REX DEXTER, the GOLDEN KNIGHT and The MASK, PLUS the ULTRA-RARE MOM first-timer Mr. LUCIFER (as drawn by the unheralded John Giunta- WHY is this guy NOT mentioned among the early artistic greats with his very black-heavy, Mort Meskinesque mid-’40’s style); AND perhaps the RAREST of the RARE- The GREEN GIANT!! G.G. was the titular feature in an infamous 1940 one-shot packaged by the creative group responsible for the earliest Timely, Centaur and Novelty Press books, the Lloyd Jaquet Studios. This oddwad book has become one of the hardest-to-find of ALL Golden Age titles, and a real coup to present to today’s audiences in reprint form. Thatr’s MOM #102, another historic triumph assembled for the discriminating devote of vintage four-color heroes. 140 pages of crisp, clean black and white full-story reprints inside full-color covers; standard comic book size- for $29.95. Coming in October, 2016 from AC Comics

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Hi Folks, we just got word the site may be moving to a new server over the Memorial Day weekend. So, don’t panic if we’re down briefly, I think we’ve got everything under control.

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Western Treasury Volume 3 -Temporarily Out Of Stock!

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Add to Cart View Cart TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT AND UNAVAILABLE! THIS LISTING WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS WE HAVE MORE COPIES AVAILABLE!! FIRST “NEW” AC Western reprint in years!!100 pages of classic cowboy comics of the 1950’s, starring the likes of ROY ROGERS(three full stories), JIMMY WAKELY, DURANGO KID ( a pair of Durango tales), MONTE HALE, GENE AUTRY, WILD BILL ELLIOT, TOM MIX and more!! Ten great stories, featuring the art of Alex Toth, John Buscema, Carl Pfeufer, Joe Certa, John Belfi, Ed Good and other greats. THIS BOOK WAS NEVER OFFERED FOR SALE THROUGH DIAMOND DISTRIBUTION OR COMIC SHOPS IN GENERAL!!! Black and white interiors, full-color covers, saddle-stiched. Released in 2016.

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AC COMICS JULY 2016 PREVIEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015 SHIP

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Femforce #176

Company Name: AC Comics Address: P.O. Box 394 Plymouth, Florida 32768-0394 Phone Number:(407)767-0199 Email Address: femforcehq@aol.com Title: Femforce Frequency: Quarterly Issue/Number 176 UPC Code: 799475804861-17611 Retail Price: $9.95 Discount: Maximum Discount 50% Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched Dimensions: 10″ X 6.50″ Page Count: 80 pages Color: Black and White (with color covers) Intended Audience: All ages Genre: Action/adventure/superhero/glamor Country of Origin: USA Ship Date: September 27, 2016 Writers: Stephanie Heike, Mark G. Heike, Andrew Hawnt, Mark Holmes and Jim Johnston Artists: Rock Baker, Dan Gorman, Thomas Haryono, Jacob Bear, Jeff Austin, Scott Shriver , and Mark Dail. Cover Artist: Stephanie Heike and Mark Heike (standard version “A”), surprise “guest artist” (alternate version “B”) Synopsis: The FF call in FIREBEAM to search for the spirit of ROBERTA STROCK’S dead fiance’- with surprising results. A trip to the beach presages an undersea invasion, Ms. VICTORY challenges a new offworld threat, STARDUST faces disaster and betrayal in the distant past, and NIGHTVEIL’s fight on Dhagor climaxes.

Special Notes: This issue ships in a 2:1 ratio of standard Dell Barras STARDUST cover design A, to a surprise cover B. (Meaning that out of every THREE copies of this book that are shipped, ONE will be a special SURPRISE GUEST ARTIST cover design at no extra cost!!.)

 

 

In FEMFORCE #173, we all experienced the sudden, shattering demise of former government liason ROBERTA STROCK’s fiance on her wedding day. With little hard evidence to explain the incident, STROCK turns to the FF for help in determining the who, how and why of his tragic death. With the FF’s long-time Sorceress Supreme still AWOL on Dark Dhagor, Ms. VICTORY, SHE-CAT and the rest call on the mysterious FIREBEAM to look for answers that may only be found in the realm beyond the living. What she will find there will be shocking . Then, what could be more prosaic than a day at the beach? When marine creatures at the water’s edge walk on two legs, high strangeness can (and does) develop. Ms. VICTORY and company then must contend with a new threat from beyond the stars; a mysterious group know only as The HORDE. Meanwhile, on the interdimensional homeworld of NIGHTVEIL’s mentor, AZAGOTH; the Mystc Miss’s carefully crafted plan to take down Vivarna and her cadre of evil sorcerers while the peasants revolt finally comes to fruition, and in another chapter out of STARDUST’s Rurian past, pre-STARDUST Dr. MARA is shaken to the core by her comrade’s attack on the gentle aliens that had taken her in. All of this will be found within an awesome, full-color DELL BARRAS-drawn cover starring the space-spanning FFer, STARDUST. Also, there will be a SPECIAL variant cover design (shipping in a 2:1 ratio, meaning out of every THREE copies of FF #1276 shipped, TWO will be the great DELL BARRAS design, and one will the variant) featuring a special mystery GUEST-ARTIST weho will not be revealed at this time. So, if you want to be SURE to get BOTH cover variants, talk to your retailer about ordering enough copies of FF #176 to get them. FEMFORCE #176 will be a full 80 pages; black and white with color covers, standard comic book size and saddle-stitched. Available at your local comic dealer in Septemberfor $9.95. Ordered it with your local comic book retailer out of the July 2016 issue of the Diamond Previews catalog.

 

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Femforce #175

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Company Name: AC Comics Address: P.O. Box 394 Plymouth, Florida 32768-0394 Phone Number:(407)767-0199 Email Address: femforcehq@aol.com Title: Femforce Frequency: Quarterly Issue/Number 175 UPC Code: 799475804861-17511 Retail Price: $9.95 Discount: Maximum Discount 50% Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched Dimensions: 10″ X 6.50″ Page Count: 80 pages Color: Black and White (with color covers) Intended Audience: All ages Genre: Action/adventure/superhero/glamor Country of Origin: USA Ship Date: June 27, 2016 Writers: Stephanie Heike, Mark G. Heike, Andrew Hawnt and Mark Holmes Artists: Rock Baker, Dan Gorman, Ricardo Desini, Jacob Bear, Francesco Savi, Bill Black, Jeff Austin, Scott Shriver , Jacob Bear, Mark Dail and Michael Bowers Cover Artist: Stephanie Heike and Mark Heike (standard version “A”). Bill Black (alternate version “B”)

FEMFORCE_175_VARIANT_COVER_B_AC_COMICS_WEBSynopsis: The FEMFORCE must stop the gigantic stone ZAZURRA, battle LADY LUGER and face BLITZFRAU in this HISTORIC 175Th ISSUE! Backups include RAD fighting in Siberia, MS. Victory and TARA versus a monster, SYNN matching wits with a brain, and NIGHTVEIL trapped on Dark Dhagor!!

Special BILL BLACK autographed alternate cover!!

Special Notes: This issue ships in a 4:1 ratio of standard Mark and Stephanie Heike cover design A to a special BILL BLACK AUTOGRAPHED alternate RAD cover B. (Meaning out of every FIVE copies of this book that are shipped, ONE will be personally autograped by cover artist, original AC Comics editor- in -cheif and CREATOR of the FEMFORCE and all things AC Comics, BILL BLACK at no extra cost!!.)

 

 

 

How many comic books reach a 175Th issue? Over the years, including all titles, companies and genres, only a few dozen have made it. Narrow that down to the so-called “independent publishers”, and the number becomes no more than a handful. No one thought it could be done- yet here it is, FEMFORCE issue #175, coming from AC Comics in June!! A lot of comic book lines celebrate landmark issues star-studded extravaganzas, intertitle crossovers and lots of characters you don’t expect to see, but WE plan to denote this accomplishment by devoting ALL our resources to producing JUST what our faithful longtime readers have stuck with us for- a damn good STORY and great ART. Oh, there’ll be a few surprises and a special offer here and there, but get FF #175 for the same reason we’ve soldiered on for 32 years and 174 previous issues- it’ll be a REALLY GOOD READ. This issue starts off with the FEMFORCE team still South of the border in Brazil, faced with the task of removing the threat of ZAZURRA. How DO you deal with a 60-foot tall animated statue that poses a threat to everyone and everything every time she takes a step, but isn’t really evil, anyway? No sooner do MS. VICTORY, SHE-CAT, SYNN STARDUST and TARA answer that question than they must face the unexpected reappearance of a long-time foe- LADY LUGER!! See how the surprise end of that decades-long conflict doevtails into the terror of the awesome, electrically-charged BLITZFRAU, in a feature-length story written by Stephanie and Mark Heike, with art by Rock Baker and Jeff Austin, guest-starring FF founding member RIO RITA!! Then, the misunderstood misanthrope known as RAD has been seduced into working undercover for the US government in order to infiltrate a shadowy paramilitary organization. In her first “mission” for the bad guys, Ms. V’s daughter Jen travels to Siberia to take out two supervillainesses in “Fools Rush In”, written by Mark Holmes, with art by Jacob Bear. Then, Ms. VICTORY and TARA are faced with the challenge of stopping a good man gone wrong through no real fault of his own in “Monstrous Burden”, scripted by Andrew Hawnt and illustrated by Francesco Savi. SYNN must deal with an unlikely opponent (in an unexpected setting) in “A Girl With Brains”, and NIGHTVEIL uses stealth, strategy and good planning to turn the tide in her battle with VIVARNA and her wizardous allies on Dark Dhagor in “Two Faces Have I”. Eighty pages of the finest crafted “good girl” art adventure superheroics available in comics today- but THAT is what’s between the covers of this awe-inspiring issue. Out of every five copies of FF #175 sold through comic shops, ONE will feature a special alternate cover design featuring the unpredictable RAD, pencilled, inked and PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED by FEMFORCE creator and AC Comics Editor Emeritus BILL BLACK!! The creative wellspring who thought all this stuff up, launched AC Comics and the man responsible for all things AC has produced this special cover and will sign EVERY ONE to sport his design – so if you want one, be sure to make certain that your local comic book retailer orders at least FIVE copies of FF #175 so that he can get you one of the autographed BILL BLACK variants. ( please note that this autographed variant promotion will NOT be available by mail, in the www.accomics.com webstore, or anywhere else online. The only way to get it is through your local comic retailer. ) As always, FEMFORCE #175 will be a full 80 pages; black and white with color covers, standard comic book size and saddle-stitched. Available at your local comic dealer in June for $9.95. Ordered it with your local comic book retailer out of the April 2016 issue of the Diamond Previews catalog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Big Bang Universe 2 SOLD OUT!!

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BBU #2 IS SOLD OUT AND UNAVAILABLE AT ANY PRICE!!!!!! The SECOND issue of BIG BANG UNIVERSE is finally here, and it’s really something to MARVEL at!! That’s right, the BB braintrust puts their focus on the legendary approach that the House of Ideas made famous, and put their distinctive stamp on a fistfull of features that would make any True Believer exclaim “Face Front”!! Every fan of the legendary BIG BANG brand of comics excellence knows BB is all about a passionate and highly-skilled homage to the great comic books of yesteryear. Certainly all BB readers will have their favorites; perhaps the best-known over the years have been the DC/National- inspired characters like ULTIMAN and The KNIGHT WATCHMAN. But the creative sights of Gary Carlson and his talented co-conspirators CAN channel other “flavors”, and this issue they do so to spectacular effect, recreating the look, feel and downright EXCITEMENT of the classic Silver Age Marvel Comics from Stan Lee’s Marvel Comic Bullpen- and MAN do they do it BIG!! You may feel your nostalgic longings for the “good old days” of comics fun coming back with a …VENGENCE… when you read “Evolutionary War”, starring the NATIONAL GUARDIANS- the Free World’s greatest heroes, a marvelous assemblage that fights the foes no single hero can defeat. This time around, inside a dynamic RON FRENZ/SAL BUSCEMA cover, you’ll see The BADGE, GOLDEN IDOL, BUTTERFLY, VENUS, RAMM, EL GIGANTE and BLACK ADDER battle to defeat the HYPER-APE, whose bombs can reverse evolution, transforming humans into gorillas. Written by Gary Carlson, penciled by Sterling Clark with inks by Tim Stiles and Terry Huddleston. But that is only the beginning!! The ANCIENT MARINER, ruler of the Seven Seas seeks to enlist the help of the bombastic BLUE OX to aid in his conquest of the surface world in a follow-up NATIONAL GUARDIANS adventure, “To Battle The Blue Ox”, written by Gary Carlson, penciled by Sterling Clark and inked by Ken McFarlane. Also, there’ll be a solo adventure that pits BLACK ADDER vs. the villainous team of Dr. CADAVER and the IRON MAIDEN- “The Doctor of Death”, written by Gary Carlson, penciled by Sterling Clark and inked by Tim Stiles. Then, there’s “Mutant Melee”; with story and pencils by Sterling Clark, and inks by Terry Huddleston. Finally, the High-Flyin’ RENEGADE stars in an action-packed thriller “Three Against The Renegade”, drawn and inked by ACTUAL long-time Marvel bullpen veterans RON FRENZ (artist on Thor, Spider-Man, Ka-Zar, Spider-Woman and others)and SAL BUSCEMA(artist on The Avengers, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, The Defenders, Sub-Mariner and many more) with dialogue by Sterling Clark. All this plus pinups by Joe Sinnott, Jeff Austin and David Zimmermann!! The only OTHER way to get this kind of comic book excellence is to build yourself a time-machine and go back to 1968!! All seriousness aside, if you love the spirit of the seminal Marvel books of the mid-1960’s and wonder why “they don’t make comics like that any more”; well, THIS crew does!! BIG BANG UNIVERSE #2, 80 pages of classically-styled black and white, never-before-printed comics action with full color covers, saddle-stitched, for $9.95. Released in 2015.

Big Bang Universe #2 should have shipped to your local comic shop in December/early January. Our orders through Diamond were really low on this issue, so we delayed putting it on the online shop here. We encourage you to order it from your local comic shops before ordering from us–and possibly get the Diamond exclusive variant cover!

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AC Comics March 2016 Previews for May 2016 Ship

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Crypt of Horror Volume 29

 

Company Name: AC Comics
Address: P.O. Box 394, Plymouth, Florida; 32768-0394
Phone Number:(407)767-1099
Email Address:
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Title: Crypt or Horror
Frequency: Quarterly
Issue/Number: Volume 29
UPC Code: 64924192598902911
Retail Price: $29.95
Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Dimensions: 10.25″ X 6.50″
Page Count: 160 pages
Color: Black and White (with color covers)
Intended Audience: All ages
Genre: horror/fantasy

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Country of Origin: USA
Ship Date: May 28, 2016
Writers: Ruth Roche, Joe Gill, Richard Hughes, Robert Bernstein and others uncredited.
Artists: Jack Kirby, Bob Powell, Alex Toth, Dick Ayers, Doug Wildey, Steve Ditko, Rocke Mastroserio, Manny Stallman, Angelo Torres, Joe Maneely Harry Lazarus, Mike Peppe and others uncredited.
Cover Artist: Bob Fugitani

Synopsis: MORE PAGES/MORE STORIES THAN EVER!! Extra-thick 160-page compilation of 27 complete horror stories nobody else is reprinting, from publishers like Standard/Nedor, Toby, Superior, Ajax/Farrell, Gilmore, Media Pubs/Aragon; with art by Kirby, Toth, Powell, Ayers, Ditko, Stallman, Mastroserio, Wildey, Torres, Maneely, Andru and other greats.

Special Notes: Special Notes: Ships with TWO covers in an approximate 2-to-1 ratio, 2 with the Bob Fugitani (cover A) and 1 with the unidentified Golden Age artists’s “bats, ghost and skulls” (cover B) in addition to having TWENTY MORE PAGES than a standard issue of Crypt of Horror!

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Crypt of Horror #29 will be a special “pages added” issue, bringing Pre-Code horror fans an extra 20 PAGES of top-flight vintage comic book creepiness, AND it will also ship with not ONE but TWO great covers, one classic Bob Fugitani design and one featuring a still-unidentified (but awesome) Golden Age artist’s ultimate Pre-Code scene (originally used on an issue of Fawcett Comics’ Beware!Terror Tales) featuring a screaming babe running in fear from bats, skulls and a hooded ghost. That’s the BIG NEWS with COH #29. Now, the “same old thing” that’s going on with the latest issue of comicdom’s top Pre-Code horror reprint anthology is a veritable cornucopia of comics horror esoterica. 27 full stories from the rarest of the 1950’s scary titles, like Standard/Nedor’s The Unseen and Out Of The Shadows, Superior Pubs’ Journey Into Fear, Toby Press’ Tales of Horror, Ajax/Farrell, Gilmore, and more. Stories include “Ring of Horror” by Rocke Mastroserio; “Secret Of The Mountain” by Angelo Torres; “When Time Ran Out” by Doug Wildey; “Death Takes A Hand” by Alex Toth and Mike Peppe; “The Ghost Comes Back” by Dick Ayers; “Nightmare” by Harry Lazarus; “The Man Who Said No” by Joe Maneely; “The Secret Of Planet X’, “The Little Things” and “Confederate Girl”, all by Steve Ditko; “Forbidden Journey” by Jack Kirby; “Grim Years” by Manny Stallman; “Dead Planet”, “Corpses From The Sea”, and “Savage Love”, all by Bob Powell; plus “Turnabout”, “Witchcraft”, “Visitors From Space”, “Beware The Bejango”, “The Planet That Wasn’t There”, “Ghost Gallery”, “The Mirror Of Mowgaladi”, “The Hole In The Ground” and more!!. In total, it’s a full 160 pages of rare comic book macabre, in glistening black and white inside of not one but TWO variant color cover designs, for the same low $29.95 price, coming from AC Comics in May, 2016. Don’t miss it.

 

 

 

 

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We think we’re back to operational here, thanks to several people. There may be a few hiccups, we know some graphics are missing, but they’ve been missing for awhile. Let us know if there’s any major problems, we’re still working on it.

We thank you for your support and Merry Christmas!

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Golden Age Greats Spotlight Volume 17

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Golden Age Greats Spotlight Volume 17 is now available!! This issue’s total focus is on the PreCode classic fusion of the Western, horror and superhero genres, Magazine Entersprises’ GHOST RIDER!! This officially authorized edition (produced with the permission of the original M.E. publisher, the late Vin Sullivan) reprints in full 21 vintage Ghost Rider stories originally published in M. E.’s Ghost Rider, Tim Holt, Best of the West, B-Bar-B Riders and Redmask comics of the 1950’s; over 135 pages of stunning Dick Ayers artwork, on GR adventures including “The Book Of Doom”, “The Inn On Skull Mountain”, “The Shadow Slayers”, “The Devil Deals In Death”, “The Ghost Of Longhair John”, “The Freaks Of Fear”, “The Talking Head”, “No Law In Little Bend”, “The Beautiful Witch”, “The Green Men From Horro”, “Play Of Death”, “The Horns Of Horror”, “The Horror Of Dead Man’s Cave”, “The Phantom Guns Of Feather Gap”, “The Haunted Tomb”, “to Touch Is To Die”, “A Web For Her Wedding Dress”, “Magico Versus The Ghost Rider”, “The Claws Of Horror”, “The Return Of Magico”, and “Scourge Of Guilt”. Although most of these stories have previously been reprinted in AC’s late, great Best Of The West Western anthology series as Hauinted Horseman stories, NONE of these have been used in any other Ghost Rider reprint volumes you may have seen offered from any other publishers. In addition to all the superb vintage stories ( reproduced in crisp, clear black and white), there is historical text from AC Comics creator/ Editor Emeritus (and the world’s biggest Ghost Rider fan, expert and collector) Bill Black, including a full index listing ALL M. E. Ghost Rider appearances. This issue is dedicated to the great Dick Ayers. 144 pages total, full color covers, standard comic book size, saddle-stitched, for $29.95. Released in 2015.

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Femforce #173

Company Name: AC Comics Address: P.O. Box 394 Plymouth, Florida 32768-0394 Phone Number:(407)767-0199 Email Address: femforcehq@aol.com Title: Femforce Frequency: Quarterly Issue/Number 173 UPC Code: 799475804861-17311 Retail Price: $9.95 Discount: Maximum Discount 50% Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched Dimensions: 10″ X 6.50″ Page Count: 80 pages Color: Black and White (with color covers) Intended Audience: All ages Genre: Action/adventure/superhero/glamor Country of Origin: USA Ship Date: November 27, 2015 Writers: Stephanie Heike, Mark G. Heike, and Mark Holmes Artists: Rock Baker, Jeff Austin, Scott Shriver , Jacob Bear, Francesco Savi, Pedro Potier and Mark Dail. Cover Artist: Stephanie Heike and Jeff Austin Synopsis: Wedding Bells ring for FEMFORCE pal Roberta Strock, but when the groom ends up a suspicious figure out of Ms. VICTORY’ S past, the ceremony degenerates into a free-for-all!! On Dhagor, NIGHTVEIL’s war with the evil sorcerers ramps up- PLUS a “lost” tale of the BLACK PHANTOM in the Old West.

Special Notes: This issue ships in a 4:1 ratio of standard Stephanie Heike/Jeff Austin cover design to a Stephanie Heike AUTOGRAPHED version of that cover. (Meaning out of every FIVE copies of this book that are shipped, ONE will be personally autograped by cover penciler and AC Comics editor STEPHANIE SANDERSON at no extra cost!!.)

 

Not so long ago, The FEMFORCE had a US government liason that worked directly with them on a day-to-day basis: US Army General Roberta Strock. In recent years, Ms. Strock was offered a high-level cabinet post in the United States government. She resigned her military commission to accept that position. Some time before these events, Roberta HAD been engaged to a mysterious figure that only ONE member of the FF had ever met. Now retired from government service and ready to get on with her life, Roberta decides it’s time to go ahead with the wedding, and live happily ever after. At least that’s the PLAN. Consider this issue of FF your invitation to the social event of the season at AC- but just be ready to DUCK when they get to the “If anyone knows any reason why these two people should not be wed” part, in a story we are calling “Wedding Bell Blues”, written by Stephanie Heike and drawn by Rock Baker. Events presaged in this story will have far-reaching significance in a number of major plotlines that will play out in FF over the next several years. One charter member of the FF who will have to send a gift later will be NIGHTVEIL, who will MISS the wedding, stuck fighting for her life on the strange world known as Dark Dhagor. With her mentor Azagoth and the good people of Dhagor at the mercy of a cabal of evil sorcerers lead by the villainess VIVARNA, NV must wage a virtual one-woman war against their arcane oppression, while her own powers are at their lowest with the Cloak of Darkness nowhere to be found, in a tale written by Mark Heike and drawn by rising star Scott Shriver- once a top-flight inker, now soaring to new heights as an exciting, dynamic penciler!! There’s, a new role for the once-cantankerous RAD as- an undercover operative? What could possibly motivate her to undertake an assignment like this- and what old-time FF character will she tangle with along the way? Then, we’ll set the calendar BACKWARDS to 1876 and head out West for a previously-untold tale of The BLACK PHANTOM as BP finds herself smack dab in the middle of the question woman’s suffrage in a wild and wooly story written by Mark Holmes, and drawn by great new artistic discovery!! But that’s not ALL!! We will be offering a special STEPHANIE HEIKE autographed cover variant to those who pre-order their copies of FF #173 through their local comic shops. Out of every five copies of FF #173 sold through comic shops, ONE will be personally autographed by this issue’s cover penciler (and AC editor) STEPHANIE HEIKE!! You have enjoyed her art and writing on FF for many years, but we’ve NEVER made an issue of FF AUTOGRAPHED by her officially available before, so if you want one, be sure to make certain that your local comic book retailer orders at least FIVE copies of FF #173 so that he can get you one of the autographed variants. ( please note that this autographed variant promotion will NOT be available by mail, in the www.accomics.com webstore, or anywhere else online. The only way to get it is through your local comic retailer. ) As always, FEMFORCE #173 will be a full 80 pages of great GOOD GIRL art comics and action; black and white with color covers, standard comic book size and saddle-stitched. Available at your local comic dealer in November, for $9.95.

 

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Femforce 171

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Femforce #171 is now available!! WHO is the mysterious menace known as BLOOD MOON- and what strange hold does he have over Ms. Victory? The answer to BOTH questions will suprise you in “Evil At Center Stage” written by Chad Halcom, with art by Francesco Savi. The saga of NIGHTVEIL’s sojourn continues as she searches for her twin lost treasures on the world of her mentor, AZAGOTH. The reasons for the Dhagorian upheaval AND the fate of her teacher become clearer, as do the machinations of the evil sorceress VIVARNA., in “I Dropped A Bomb On You”, written by Mark and Stephanie Heike, with art by Scott Shriver and Jeff Austin. An African mercy mission to save endangered elephants turns dark for Tara , placed into a walking death trap in “Trophy Wife, Trophy Life”, written by Mark Holmes, penciled by Alejandro Alvarez and inked by Mark Dail. SHE-CAT and former flame The SCARLET SCORPION run into each other breaking up a backdoor plastic surgery racket, which leads to a heartbreaking misunderstanding in “If You Don’t Know Me By Now…”, scripted by Stephanie Heike and illustrated by Jason Bear. An unexpected “save” comes for TARA as the rest of the FF try to deal with her murderous predicament in “No Place Like Home”, by Mark Holmes, with pencils by Brian Dunphy and inks by Scott Shriver. Then, fisticuffs erupt amongst a surprising trio during a backyard barbecue that marks the “reunion” of Ms. VICTORY and RAD in “Life During Wartime”, written by Mark Heike with art by Rock Baker and Jeff Austin. Finally- as a special bonus (to promote the release of the new 1/6 action figure licensed by Executive Replicas this month), we re-present the very FIRST AC Comics-era STORMY TEMPEST adventure, originally printed in the low-run Thrilling Science Tales #2 in 1990, and not seen since!! See STORMY expose the shocking culinary habits of the “peace-loving” Kinabians in an untitled story written and illustrated by Mark Heike. All totalled, it’s 80 pages of great “good girl” art and action; black and white interiors inside full color covers, standard comic book size, saddle-stitched for $9.95. Released in 2015.

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AC Amaze-O-Graph March 31, 2015

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AC COMICS PRODUCT FOR AUGUST 2015 Previews for November 2015 Giantess Comics #1

Company Name: AC Comics

Address: P.O. Box 394, Plymouth, Florida; 32752-1216

Phone Number:(407)767-1099

Email Address: femforcehq@aol.com

Title: Giantess Comics

Frequency: Annual Issue/Number 1

Retail Price: $6.95

Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched

Dimensions: 10″ X 6.50″

Page Count: 24 pages

Color: Black and White (with color covers)

Intended Audience: All ages

Genre: Action/adventure/giantess/glamor

Country of Origin: USA

Writers: Eric Johnson, Eric Lindberg Artists: Dan Gorman Cover Artist: Paolo Bodini Synopsis: Giantess Comics #1 ! Behind a stunning sultry giantess cover by Paolo Bodini, we have a a brand new story by Eric Johnson pencilled by Dan Gorman featuring Queen Drusilla , Thunderstep, Marla Allison, Tara, Garganta, Dinosaur Girl, Rowena, Fantasia, Shakirbuti and Threeta!! ALL of the AC giantesses in one tale! It’s the “Destroy all monsters” of the giantesses of the AC Universe as Queen Drusilla goes on a “Multi-World Tour!! Plus, Eric Lindberg’s Rowena is back with “Rise of the Dark Lady!” Wall to wall giantess action from cover to cover! How can you not miss it?! Special Notes: April Fool’s Day! But it CAN be REAL! We just need giantess fans to say they’re going to buy it!

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AC Amaze-O-Graph for 3/12/15

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AC Comics May 2015 Previews for July 2015 ship

AC COMICS PRODUCT FOR JULY 2015

Crypt of Horror Volume 26
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Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched Dimensions: 10″ X 6.50″ Page Count: 140 pages Color: Black and White (with color covers) Intended Audience: All ages Genre: horror/fantasy

Country of Origin: USA  Writers: Bill Woolfolk, Otto Binder, Earl Hammer, Jr; Joe Gill, Robert Bernstein and others uncredited Artists: George Evans, Jack Davis, Steve Ditko, Dick Ayers, Sheldon Moldoff, Ben Brown, Dave Gantz, Gene Colan, Joe Orlando, Pete Morisi and others uncredited Cover Artist: Unknown

Synopsis: More great 1950’s horror reprints! 24 full never before reprinted Precode scare stories! Special focus on Fawcett’s This Magazine Is Haunted; The Purple Claw, former EC greats, and the macabre art of Steve Ditko!! Other artists include George Evans, Sheldon Moldoff, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Gene Colan and Dick Ayers!

Special Notes: none

There’s a little something for every Pre-Code horror fan in Crypt of Horror Volume 26! Starting off with a trio of terror tales from the second issue of Fawcett’s classic title, This Magazine Is Haunted: “Green Hands of Terror” ( by future EC star George Evans), “The Weirdest Corpse of All Time” ( drawn by the godfather of great horror comics, Sheldon Moldoff), and “Death Flower”, the frights flow on with a pair of adventures from Minoan’s original psychic investigator, Dr. Jonathan Weir- The Purple Claw (from the third issue of his self-titled comic) “Giant From The Tomb” and “Death Flower”, both illustrated by the good doctor’s co-creators Ben Brown and Dave Gantz. Then, a special feature on the 1950’s art of Steve Ditko, with seven full stories including the classics “Valley In The Mist” and “The Confederate Girl”. Former EC stars are represented, with the Jack Davis tale “I Foiled An Enemy Invasion”; and Joe Orlando with “Barely Human” and two others, plus a pair of stories drawn by both Gene Colan and Dick Ayers. All this and a half dozen other chillers. 140 pages in all, crystal clear black and white with color covers, $29.95 fom AC Comics, coming in July 2015. That’s Crypt of Horror Volume 26- be sure to preorder your copy at your local comic book retailer.

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Golden Age Greats Spotlight Volume 16

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Golden Age Greats Spotlight Volume 16 is NOW AVAILABLE!! Anyone with a passing familiarity with comic book history knows that Fawcett Comics; one of the great powerhouse publishers of the Golden Age made their mark in the industry publishing the illustrated adventures of The Marvel Family- Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel, Jr. and Mary Marvel. In addition to that illustrious trio, however, Fawcett produced a number of other costumed and adventure-hero features, and this huge volume compiles some of the best and most interersting among those. Before The Big Red Cheese was even a gleam in writer Bill Parker’s eye, Fawcett tried an earlier Superman inspired character in Master Comics. His name was, logically enough, MASTER MAN. As far as we know, no one has ever reprinted a complete MASTER MAN story before, but this collection opens with MM’s second story (reprinted from Master #2) in it’s entirety, with art by the little-known Newt Alfred. After the Marvels, Fawcett’s best-known comic book creation was probably SPY SMASHER, having made it into movie theatres with a successful adventure serial, and various mass-market licensed products. He’s here in this book starring in “The Island of Whanno”, from Whiz #34, as drawn by Alex Blum. Mr. SCARLET was Fawcett’s answer to Batman, and his strip enjoyed a long run in Wow Comics. “Mr Scarlet and Pinky Meet The Homesick Hill-Billys” shows how Fawcett’s more whimsical approach kept Scarlet from coming anywhere NEAR to being any sort of Darknight Detective in this story illustrated by Jack Binder and his studio from Wow #34. BULLETMAN was another Fawcett heavy hitter. See why in a tense melodrama featuring a psychotic killer known as The Bouncer, in an untitled story drawn by Ken Bald, originally appearing in Master #28. EL CARIM was an atmospheric magician adventurer that also ran in Master Comics. See him here working hand in hand with the cadaverous Fate, Taker of Lives in a Lou-Fine inpired story drawn by George Tuska and the Chesler Shop. Lance O’Casey, rough and tumble seafaring roustabout appeared in every issue of Whiz Comics. Find out why he was popular in “The Deadly Islands”, from Whiz #152, as he matches wits with the sultry costumed villainess SHANGHAI LIL!! Dr. VOODOO was another early Whiz feature, appearing here in an untitled story from Whiz #34. COMMANDO YANK combined combat fatigues with a mask and patriotic theme to fight the Axis behind enemy lines. See him in action in Czechoslovakia in “Commando Yank Battles His Friends”, drawn by Al Carreno, originally seen in Wow #24. DAN DARE was a two-fisted private eye from the companies’ earliest days. Check him out in “Counterfeiter’s Conspracy”, drawn by a young Harry Anderson for Whiz Comics #9. Of a similar vintage is RICK O’SHAY, “swashbuckling American soldier of fortune”, as seen in this volume’s Ken Battefield- drawn episode set in Laos, from an early issue of Wow. DON WINSLOW of The Navy was another Fawcett staple that also appeared in serials, on the radio and in a newspaper strip. Despite his conventional approach, he could come up against some bizarre adversaries, as in “The Venom of The Snake”. This villain was freakish enough to have stepped out of a Dick Tracy story of the era. This appearance is tastefully drawn by Winslow’s regular art team of Carl Pfeufer and John Jordan, from Don Winslow #50. CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT was a popular radio star long before he became a costumed hero at Fawcett, where he had a strong run into the late ’40’s Our example returns one of his favorite villains in “Captain Midnight Fights Five Fleas”, as delineated by Leonard Frank from Captain Midnight #67. GOLDEN ARROW was a Western-themed vigilante that eschewed the six-gun for the bow- and did so successfully enough to also last for the entire run of Fawcett’s flagship Whiz Comics title. He’s here in “The Greed For Gold”, drawn by Tony Cataldo from Whiz #135. The DEVIL’S DAGGER was another rarely-seen early masked avenger, reprised here in an untitled story initially seen way back in Master #2, illustrated by the ubiquitous Ken Battefield. And no collection of great Fawcett heros could be complete without an example of IBIS the INVINCIBLE, one of (if not “the”) the most successful of the comic book magicians. Here, he and his companion-partner Taia must counter the out-of-control use of an ancient mystic artifact in “Ibis And the Rod of Hermes”, from Whiz #61, with art by old-time pulp illustrator Munson Paddock. Finally, cover star MINUTE MAN (Fawcett’s “take” on a Captain America- style hero) brings down the curtain in a feature-length story from America’s Greatest Comics #7- “Minute Man Makes The Dictators Buy War Bonds”, with art by Phil Bard. 17 full stories plus short fillers- add it all up, and it’s a full 140 pages of vintage Fawcett action/adventure in complete story black and white reprints using state-of-the aet reproduction- a steal at $29.95 a copy! Released in 2015.

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Femforce 170 SOLD OUT!!

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THIS BOOK IS  A COMPLETE SELL-OUT! IT IS NOW UNAVAILABLEAT ANY PRICE!! The time-displaced villainess WAMPYR has now shown her true colors after years of behind-the-scenes machinations, and the FF are there to face-off with her in California. But with the FF’s mystic mistress NIGHTVEIL off, dimensions away on Dhagor; how can Ms. VICTORY, SYNN, SHE-CAT , TARA and STARDUST stand up to an enemy that is not only an undying vampire but a supremely powerful sorceress as well? The answer is- they CAN’T. See how it all shakes out in “Whatever Will Be Will Be”, a feature-length FEMFORCE lead story in three chapters written by Mark and Stephanie Heike, with pencils by Scott Shriver, Rock Baker and Stephanie Heike, and ink finishes by Jeff Austin. Then, everybodies’ favorite interplanetary adventurer, STORMY TEMPEST is back in “Flash From The Past”. Falsely branded as an outlaw in the 30th century, Space Patrol officers Carol and Tonga enlist the aide of a visiting dignitary (from the 20Th century), CAPTAIN FLASH to track down Stormy. And track her down he does, just in time to save her from the clutches of the evil LEATHERETTA, at the expense of several dozen alien cutthroats and murderers- but not before CF gathers the evidence that will exonerate Stormy. But how much good will that do Stormy when she finds herself stuck in the past? Story by Bossman Bill Black, with pencils by Riccardo Desini and inks by Jeff Austin. Next, it’s a story out of TARA FREMONT’S past as we see a college-age Tara don a mysterious disguise to save one of her father’s faltering businesses  in “Rally ‘Round The Flag”, written by Mark Holmes with art by John Sowder and Scott Shriver. Finally, an enigmatic magician seems to have coerced Ms. VICTORY into cooperating with him on some nefarious scheme in “Pas De Deux”, an intro to next issue’s lead feature, written by Chad Halcom anf illustrated by Francesco Savi.Who IS the mysterios RED MOON, and why would Ms. VICTORY choose to aide him?   rochcvrt But that does NOT signal the end of great story and art for FEMFORCE #170- not by a LONG shot- because if the reader will flip the book over and turn it upside down, they’ll find THE most exciting NEW character to debut in 2015, ROCHELLE The TEEN COCKROACH take her bows as a full-fledged, 23-page flip-book guest feature sharing FF #170!! Created by talented author John Crowther and illustrated by industry great Dell Barras, Rochelle Planeta is an ordinary American teenage girl- who happens to be infused with cockroach DNA! The surprising powers and abilities this genetic mix creates give her a leg up on her goal to “…Eliminate all forms of filth, corruption and vermin!” In this, her first in-print adventure anywhere- “Get Ready For A Mindcrash”- Rochelle must battle an inhuman creature INSIDE an online video game to free countless “kidnapped” youths. A new kind of superheroine- daringly different!! Story and script by John Crowther, with pencils, inks and letters(and flip-cover) by Dell Barras. That’s FEMFORCE#170/ROCHELLE THE TEEN COCKROACH#0, 80 pages of all-new, never-before-seen superheroine action at standard comic book size, in black and white with TWO full color covers (FEMFORCE on the front and ROCHELLE on the back, as the flip-cover) saddle-stitched .Released in 2015.

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AC Amaze-O-Graph for 02/09/15

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EIC and Publisher Mark G. Heike was interviewed this past Saturday on the Part Time Fanboy podcast.

Here’s the direct link to the interview.

(Yes, I know he didn’t get Ms. Victory’s origin right and he didn’t get asked about Synn and…chalk it up to nerves.)

 

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AC Amaze-O-Graph for 02/04/15

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AC Comics April 2015 Previews for June 2015 ship
AC COMICS PRODUCT FOR June 2015
Men of Mystery #97
Company Name: AC Comics
Title: Men of Mystery
Frequency: Quarterly
Issue/Number: 97
UPC Code: 64924192603009711
Retail Price: $29.95
Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Dimensions: 10″ X 6.50″
Page Count: 140 pages
Color: Black and White (with color covers)
Intended Audience: All ages
Genre: Action/adventure/superhero/history- Golden Age reprints of 1940’s comic book stories
Country of Origin: USA
Ship Date: June 27, 2015
Writers: Ed Cronin, Will Eisner, Toni Blum, Robert Turner, Otto Binder, Bob Powell, Bill Woolfolk and others uncredited.
Artists: Reed Crandall, Loue Fine. Jack Cole, Alex Kotzky, Paul Gustavson, Jim Mooney, Al Bryant, Alex Koda, Fred Guardineer, Alex Blum, Witmer Williams, Max Elkans, and Vernon Henkel.
Cover Artist: Reed Crandall
Synopsis: QUALITY COMICS’ biggest stars !! The RAY, DOLLMAN, BLACK CONDOR, HERCULES, UNCLE SAM, QUICKSILVER, JESTER, MIDNIGHT, RED BEE, MARKSMAN, WILDFIRE, RUSTY RYAN and more, in never-before-seen reprints !! Focus on REED CRANDALL with THREE full stories! Other artsts include LOU FINE, COLE, MOONEY, BRYANT, GUSTAVSON, KOTZKY, GUARDINEER and other greats!!
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Last year’s MEN of MYSTERY #93- The Quality Heroes was by far our most popular issue of MOM for 2014. Well, we here at AC Comics don’t need to have a house fall on us. We got the message. AC readers want MORE material culled from the archives of Everett “Busy” Arnold’s late, great QUALITY COMICS line. It’s taken us a years’ worth of searching, sweat and toil, but MOM #97 will be another all-Quality compilation, even BETTER than the last one!! This issue is chock-full of that lines’ top superheroes, including the headliners/cover features from five of Quality’s classic anthology titles; SMASH, CRACK, FEATURE, HIT and NATIONAL Comics: The RAY, BLACK CONDOR, DOLLMAN, HERCULES and UNCLE SAM!! Of course, the demanding standards of…well…QUALITY… at Quality meant that even the back-up features were good, SO good that a number of Quality “also-rans” maintained their series’ years after other companies’ stars were cancelled; characters like QUICKSILVER, MIDNIGHT, ESPIONAGE, SALLY O’NEILL and The JESTER ran for nearly a decade; they’ll be in this can’t-miss volume as well. Not to mention fascinating experiments in esoterica like The RED BEE, WONDER BOY, WILDFIRE (Jim Mooney’s early “Good Girl” art superheroine), SAMAR, The MARKSMAN, MERLIN, ZERO, and at least a half-dozen more, all in never-previuosly-reprinted adventures straight out of the 1940’s!! One can’t discuss Quality without delving into their art staff- unquestionably THE top comic book illustrators of that era. All those greats will be well-represented in MOM #97. We’ll have a special feature on cover artist REED CRANDALL, with not ONE, not TWO, but THREE superb Crandall-drawn supercharacter stories, one each starring The RAY, DOLLMAN and HERCULES- each one unseen since it’s original publication almost 75 years ago!! But wait (as they say in the infomercials)- there’s MORE!! Lou Fine will be in evidence, with a spectacular BLACK CONDOR story, along with a classic Jack Cole MIDNIGHT adventure. And that’s just the beginning, as their will be heaping helpings from other pen-and-brush luminaries including Paul Gustavson, Al Bryant, Fred Guardineer, Alex Kotzky, Witmer Williams, Max Elkans, Alex Blum, Vernon Henkel, Alex Koda and others. Add it all up and it comes out to a whopping 140 PAGES of great Quality Comics vintage material presented for today’s audience at standard comic-book size, in glistening, crisp, clean black and white, inside full-color covers, for just $29.95. “Quality Comics’ Biggest Stars” will fill up EVERY PAGE of MEN of MYSTERY #97, coming in June, 2015 from AC Comics!

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