February 19, 2018
FF #181 is here!! While Ms. VICTORY takes a weekend off and STARDUST works at her consulting job at NASA, SHE-CAT and TARA must deal with an extremist whose stolen technology is turning the city of West Palm Beach into a prehistoric jungle in “The Pursuit of Paradise”, written by Andrew Hawnt with full art by Dave Matsuoka. Meanwhile, SYNN’s off-day trip to a comic book convention leads to near-calamity in “Sludge-oth!!! Monster From Synn’s Mind”, created, written AND drawn by AC’s progenitor, BILL BLACK!! Then, NIGHTVEIL finally wanders back to FFHQ, where ROBERTA STROCK breaks the news about RIO RITA’S demise to the mystic miss, leading to a nocturnal visit to Brazil, hitherto unknown revelations about past FF history AND the mysterious machinations of a shadowy villain in “Here Comes The Night”, written by Mark Heike, with art by Javier Lugo and Chris Dreier. Next, a previously-untold “retro” story from 1957 pits Ms. (although she was known as “miss” back then) VICTORY against cold-war espionage in the Arctic in “The Polar Bare Affair”, written by Bill Black, with art by Dave Matsuoka and Jeff Austin. A classic heroine of comics and film returns to AC Comics pages as NYOKA THE JUNGLE GIRL returns in a special guest-story, “The Golden Mace”, written by long-time industry veteran Lou Mougin, with art by Francesco Savi. See NYOKA’S underwater battle with Golden Age villainess TAHITI BELLE!! A dynamic art newcomer to AC, Silvano Beltramo makes his debut appearance in “The Pain Of Command”, a Mark Holmes-written STORMY TEMPEST story set in the future. Stormy must commandeer her old Space Patrol ship and lead her former comrades in repelling an invasion from the Fifth Dimension. Finally, if you’ve ever wondered WHY a hero (or heroine) would voluntarily enter Dr. JONATHAN WEIR’S Vault of Heroes and spend decades in suspended animation, read “Masquerade’s End” for one example. A somber saga of past history starring MISS MASQUE, written by Lou Mougin, with art by Dan Gorman and Jeff Austin. That’s 80 pages of all-new, never-before-seen art and stories featuring the best “good gir;” art action and adventure in comicdom; standard comic book sized, black and white interiors with full-color covers. $9.95, now available from AC Comics. Printed in 2018.