Five years after production was halted, AC tried again with a solo series on She-Cat, picking up the numbering where it left off. Due to an accident at the distributors, MOST copies of She-Cat 5 were destroyed before being distributed. Neeeding to go back to press to cover unfilled orders, a new cover was produced, and She-Cat 5a was born. Storywise, it’s the same as the original #5; a crossover with the “Miami Gang War ” going on in the Femforce, (issues 78-84) as the villainous Iron Jaw and his opponents make a bloody mess of South Florida, in “Iron Jaw Takes Over”, scripted and inked by Bill Black, with pencils by Richard(The Count)Rome. While Colt languishes in jail, and Cat-Man and Kitten (in a separate but related solo story, “The Glistening Jaws Of Death”, with art by Chris Allen and Mark Heike )) take to the streets in search of the metal-mouthed monster, we get a recap of She-Cat’s origin. Then, enter two of Iron Jaw’s most interesting mobsters- the beautiful but deadly team of hired murderesses known as “Puss N’ Boots!!” Written and inked by Black, and drawn by Rome. Color cover by Brad Gorby, interiors are black and white with graytones. 36 pages, standard comic book format. Printed in 1995
Plotlines converge as She-Cat returns to FF headquarters just as The Black Commando and friend reach Central Florida. Thinking the super-team’s home might be the safest haven for his charge, The ‘Commando only succeeds in putting all parties concerned into an ambush. Upon learning that they’re both being manipulated by the same antagonist, The ‘Cat and The ‘Commando grudgingly team up. “The Cat And The Commando” is written and drawn by Billie Marimon, and inked by John Dell. It guest stars Colt, Jack Hughes, General Gordon, Barney and “Badlands” Beatty. Then- a “retro” story-that-never-was, as a REAL Golden Age story (starring a certain famous “junior” from Fawcett Publications) is reworked into “Captain Paragon, Jr., as he faces the menace of: “The Panther Man”. Very bizarre. Color cover by Marimon and John Beatty, interiors are black and white with graytones. 36 pages, standard comic book format. Printed in 1990.
She-Cat quite suddenly finds that the mysterious woman known as Black Mantis is NOT an enemy, but her biggest ally- with an interesting family background. Meanwhile, Captain Freedom is pulled deeper into the deception, and yet MORE hired thugs set upon Colt.This untitled story is written and drawn by Billie Marimon, and inked by Ralph Cabrera. And ,The Black Commando has gotten off his revenge track, and pulled into bodyguarding the wife of a South American drug lord. Is this guy a bad guy, or a good guy? An untitled story written and drawn by Billie Marimon, and inked by Ralph Cabrera. Color cover by Billie Marimon and John Beatty, interiors are Black and white with graytones. 36 pages, standard comic book format. Printed in 1990
If you think things were resolved last issue, forget it- General Gordon is aquitted, he springs the psychotic Barney from jail, a female mercenary named Mantis, Colt AND some mysterious ninjas are ALL on She-Cat’s tale, and, oh, yeah; she gets framed for murder, too. It’s hard to see how she’ll get out of this “Cat Hunt”. Written and drawn by Billie(Damage)Marimon, with inks by Mark(Lobo)Propst. Then- he’s superpowered, out of his era, on the loose- and crazy as a bedbug- it’s “The Black Commando” !! Out of stasis and on the hunt for the government scientists that locked him up forty years before. Written and drawn by Billie Marimon, and inked by Ralph Cabrera. Color cover by Marimon and John Beatty, interiors are black and white with graytones. 36 pages, standard comic book format. Printed in 1990.
The Femforce’s own feline fury, She-Cat gets her own solo series as the physical changes in her manifested by the deteriorating bond with the human side that holds the cat-demon inside her in check cause her government bosses to begin viewing her as a security risk. Rather than face a cover-up and crackdown, she bolts the Femforce, to hit the road. Crossing paths with a psychotic killer and Captain Freedom, both are shocked to learn who sent the madman- but not before two are dead. Action, intrigue, blood, bullets, and a new costume, in “Stray Cat”, written and drawn by Billie Marimon, with inks by John(JLA)Dell. It guest stars General Gordon and Colt. Plus, a vintage Golden Age classic reprint- Nyoka The Jungle Girl in “The Deadly Photo”, reprinted from Charlton’s Zoo Funnies #10, with art by Paul Parker. Color cover by Marimon, interiors are black and white with graytones. 36 pages, standard comic book format. Printed in 1989.
The savage she-demon and charter member of the Femforce in her first solo book, this one-shot anolmaly gave readers more insight into the ancient evil cat-diety Sehkmet, who posseses She-cat and fuels her powers. The rest of the origin story herin was later refuted as a ruse, and the true details of ‘Cat’s beginnings were eventually chronicled in Femforce Up Close #4. But this entertaining piece of fiction(not considered to be part of official Femforce continuity) was written by James Misson, and pencilled by Larry(Rock Comics) Nadolsky, with finishes by Mark Propst, Billie Marimon and Bill Black. Also contains a humorous two-pager where She-cat comes to visit AC editor/publisher Bill Black; written and drawn by Billie Marimon. Color cover by Billie Marimon and Bill Black, interiors are black and white with graytones. Standard comic book format. Printed in 1989.
Reprinting the RAREST issue of Femforce ever produced- Femforce #16, originally published in 1988, featuring the She-Cat origin tie-in story, “Barefoot And Malevolent”. Due to a format and printer change after Femforce issues #15 , FF #16 was heavily undered ordered and sold out quickly. It is finally available in this reprint edition.
The FF take on one of their own ranks when the snarling She-Cat is possessed by the cat -diety, Sehkmet; which is the source of her powers. Can the Feline Fury be stopped before blood is spilled? Sexy superheroines by Bill Black and Mark Heike. Reprints the lead stories from Femforece #39 and 40, with a new cover by Mark & Stephanie Heike. 44 pages, black & white with color cover, standard comic book size. Printed in 2003
EXTREMELY RARE!! ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE!!! Trade-paperback compilation of AC’s 1990 She-Cat solo book miniseries (comprised of She-Cat #’s 1-4) in a squarebound format, utilizing AC’s only die-cut cover EVER. Extremely low- run when it was produced in 1996, story and art is by Billie Marimon, John Dell, Ralph Cabrera, Mark Propst, with edits by Bill Black & Mark Heike. Standard comic book size, b&w with color covers, 108 pages.