September 2, 2011
Femforce Omnibus Volume 4
The latest volume in the chronological reprinting of comicdom’s premiere “good girl” art superheroine team comic is here!! This tome covers FEMFORCE #24-30, wherin RAD’S reformation fails, COLT temps as team leader, JENNIFER WAYNE-BURKE becomes the new MS. VICTORY, the BLACK SHROUD reappears, SYNN returns from limbo, Golden Age heroes (and villains) revive, and GARGANTA is born!! Some of THE most important events that shape the AC Comics superhero universe occured within the issues that are covered in this Volume 4 compilation: MS. VICTORY’S daughter Jennifer is manipulated into becoming a super-powered operative and replacing her mother as team leader of the FF while Joan Wayne is manifesting the anti-social personna of RAD. This situation crystalizes the antagonistic relationship between Joan ( The REAL MS. VICTORY ) Wayne and her daughter Jen that persists to this day. THE major villain in the ACU, The BLACK SHROUD manifests his influence during this period, which begins a long-running storyline that will culminate in the massive battle against him that became known as The Shroud War. As The SHROUD’S machinations increase, the cast of AC “good guys” assembling to fight him grows as well. Longtime Paragon Publications favoriye SYNN is brought back from exile in limbo to rejoin the FF, and the entire populace of Dr. Jonathan (PURPLE CLAW) Weir’s VAULT OF HEROES- dozens upon dozens of ACTUAL Golden Age heroes and heroines, originally published by a myriad of now-defunct comic book houses- are revived to prep for the fight against The SHROUD. (Unfortunately, an equivalent number of VILLAINS also stored in stasis revive as well, to act as pawns for the master menace!!) And, as part of a separate storyline, Dr Carol Heisler, looking for a cure for arthritis, finds her self-experimentation turning her into the 50 foot tall rampaging giantess known as GARGANTA!! FF creator Bill Black reclaimed the full scripting chores on FEMFORCE during this time period, and began to turn the book into an ongoing action-and-soap-opera comic book classic, and with art chores handled by soon-to-be Marvel/DC mainstays like Rik Levins, Billie Marimon, Frank Turner, Mark Propst and John Dell, the FEMFORCE title began to really hit it’s stride during this strech of 1990 and 1991 issues. This volume is over 200 pages at full comic book size; squarebound trade paperback “bookshelf” binding, with full-color covers and black & white interiors. Quantities are limited, so if you are interested, better act fast. This volume will sell out fast, and a second printing is very unlikely. Released in 2010.