AC COMICS SEPTEMBER 2017 PREVIEWS FOR NOVEMBER 2017 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: 106 UPC Code: 64924192603010611 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: Action/adventure/superhero/history- Golden Age reprints of 1940’s comic book stories Country of Origin: USA Ship Date: November 27, 2017 Writers : Otto Binder, Bob Kanigher, Toni Blum, Bill Woolfolk, Bob Powell, Dave Wood, Dick Wood and others uncredited. Artists: Reed Crandall, Bob Powell, George Evans, Rudy Palais, Paul Gustavson, Robert Hayward Webb, Ernie Schroeder, Al Carreno, Arturo Cazeneuve, Klaus Nordling, Leonard Starr and Jack Alderman.

Synopsis: Another great mixed bag of rare Golden Age reprints starring BLUE BEETLE, The FLAME, DOLLMAN, CAPTAIN FREEDOM, BLACK COBRA, RED COMET, LADY LUCK, STORMY FOSTER and six more features including MOM first-timer CAPTAIN WIZARD!! Artists include Crandall, Powell, Gustavson, Carreno, Nordling, Cazenueve, Alderman, Schroeder, Webb and Starr.

Special Notes: None

 

A real across-the-board assortment of top 1940’s costumed-hero features originally published by companies like Fox Features, Quality, Fiction House and others, including The BLUE BEETLE in “Deasth At The Ball”, drawn by the expressive Al Carreno; The FLAME in “Tomb Of The Tortured Death” (obviously inked by the prolific Arturo Cazenueve, though the penciler is unknown), DOLLMAN in “The Mad Hypnotist” from the very last issue (#47) of his Quality Comics solo title AND a stunning, 11-page (untitled) Reed Crandall-illustrated gem from Feature Comics #59; The BLACK COBRA in “Deadline For Danger”, as drawn by Robert Hayward Webb; The spacefaring RED COMET, plus a CAPTAIN FREEDOM by the underrated Ernie Schroeder, STORMY FOSTER-THE GREAT DEFENDER by the equally-underrated Rudy Palais; SPACE RANGERS by Leonard Starr,and LADY LUCK by Klaus Nordling. All that plus a pair of vintage heroes that have never been previously featured in MOM: the mysterious night avenger known only as The MASK, and Jack Alderman’s weird and wacky hero CAPTAIN WIZARD!! Add it all up and it’s 140 pages of vintage classic full-story reprints in black and white inside full-color covers, standard comic book size and saddle-stitched, coming in November from AC Comics.

Note: Charlton Arrow will NOT be available at any time from the AC comics back issue online store. It will ONLY be available from Diamond Distribution retailers.

Company Name: AC Comics

Address: P.O. Box 394 Plymouth, Florida 32768-0394

Phone Number:(407)767-0199

Email Address: femforcehq@aol.com

Title: The Charlton Arrow

Frequency: Bimonthly

Issue/Number 2

UPC Code: 61307295134900211

Retail Price: $7.99

Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched

Dimensions: 10.1875 ” X 6.625″

Page Count: 44 pages

Color: Full Color (with color covers)

Intended Audience: All ages

Genre: Action/adventure/superhero/anthology

Country of Origin: USA

Ship Date: November 27, 2017

Writers: Nick Cuti, Paul Kupperberg, and Roger McKenzie

Artists: Joe Staton, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Barbara Kallberg and Mort Todd.

Cover Artists: Joe Staton

 

Synopsis: Continuing the return of the beloved superhero E-MAN by creators Nick Cuti and Joe Staton. Plus The Dreamweaver menaces MR. MIXIT, by Roger McKenzie  Introducing EDISON CORLISS, WWII steampunk action by Paul Kupperberg. Art by Tim & Pat Kennedy & Barbara Kaalberg. All-new full-color fun!!

Special Notes: This issue ships in a 4:1 ratio of standard E-Man/Mr. Fixt split covers with art by Joe Staton (cover A ) cover design to a special all Joe Staton drawn E-Man alternate cover design (cover B), meaning that out of every FIVE copies of this book that are shipped, FOUR will feature the split cover version, and ONE will be the special “all-Joe Staton” cover version at no extra cost!!

 

 

 

 

THE CHARLTON ARROW #2: The best of comics past, present and future! One of Charlton Comics most popular characters, E-MAN and NOVA, return in an all-new adventure by original creators Nick Cuti and Joe Staton. Killer Robots! The Giant Brain from Sirius! The Entropy Twins! Gambling! And is Nova’s little sister a super-villain?! EDISON CORLISS’S INDUSTRIAL STEAM AND IRONWORKS: A steam-powered world stands at the brink of war, and scientist/adventurer Edison Corliss and his specialists at the Industrial Steam and Ironworks lead the battle against homefront sabotage! Written by Paul Kupperberg. Art by Pat and Tim Kennedy & Barbara Kaalberg. Also, the origin of MR. MIXIT continues by writer Roger McKenzie with art by  Mort Todd. As the neophyte hero figures out his wacky powers, the sinister Dreamweaver sends her minion Deathstone to test the young warrior’s mettle! THE CHARLTON ARROW #2 is a 44 page full-color blockbuster, saddle-stitched with standard comic dimensions. Available at your local comic book shop in November for $7.99. Variant cover by Joe Staton also available. Order it from your comic book retailer from the September 2017 issue of the Diamond Comics Previews. Look for it in the AC Comics section of Previews

 

 

AC COMICS AUGUST 2017 PREVIEWS FOR OCTOBER 2017 SHIP

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AC COMICS AUGUST 2017 PREVIEWS FOR OCTOBER 2017 SHIP
Femforce #180
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 180
UPC Code: 799475804861-18011
Retail Price: $9.95
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: October 28, 2017
Writers: Lou Mougin, Stephanie Heike, Mark G. Heike, Andrew Hawnt, Rock Baker and Mark Holmes.
Artists: Rock Baker, Dan Gorman, Francesco Savi, Jacob Bear, Scott Shriver, Gianluca Cerritelli, David Matsuoka and Jeff Austin .
Cover Artist: Jacob Bear
Synopsis: A mysterious new menace threatens the FEMFORCE-but could it be one of their own? Then, TARA faces a pair of enemies out of the past, NIGHTVEIL struggles to fit in, RAD evades The Strong Hand, STORMY TEMPEST repells an alien invasion, guest-star KITTEN gets spacey, and SUPER-CUTEY returns!!
Special Notes: None

 

Everyone in the FF universe has been waiting for NIGHTVEIL to return from Dhagor. She’s back, but her transition is anything but easy. When she left the FEMFORCE, NIGHTVEIL was among the most powerful beings on the earth. Now that she’s returned, without her Cloak of Darkness, demoralized and confused, does the FF now have more weaknesses WITH her than they had WITHOUT her? Veteran scripter Lou Mougin makes his AC Comics debut with a solo TARA story that returns her long-time foes Dr. and ROXANNE RIVITS, and the villainous duo have even figured out a way to neutralize her growing ability. RAD continues her undercover operation, but now faces annihilation by her intended quarry, The STRONG HAND, who think she’s double-crossed them. STORMY TEMPEST is back fighting aliens in the outer space of the future, this time drawn by a great new artist. The second installment of artist/writer Rock Baker’s long serial starring KITTEN (and co-starring her husband CATMAN) appears this issue, as the fighting feline learns that the mysterious visitors that showed up earlier may NOT be as extra-terrestrial as they seemed. Finally, the hit new parody character ( who debuted in FF #178) SUPER-CUTIE is back; again written and drawn by the talented Rock Baker. FEMFORCE #180, 80 pages; black and white with color covers, standard comic book size and saddle-stitched. Available at your local comic dealer in October for $9.95. Order it with your local comic book retailer out of the August 2017 issue of the Diamond Previews catalog.

AC Comics July 2017 Previews for September 2017 Ship

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Big excitement comes to AC Comics and comic shops everywhere this Fall as AC begins a joint venture with  Mort Todd’s Charlton Neo to bring print versions of their comic books to the direct sales comic shop market. Look for Charlton Arrow #1, in September- starring E-Man by original series creators Joe Staton and Nicola Cuti in a FULL COLOR (that’s right, FULL COLOR) 44-page standard sized comic book under the AC Comics banner.

Anyone who has been a comic book collector for any length of time certainly remembers the original Charlton Comics; John Santangelo’s Derby, Connecticut publishing feifdom from the late 1940’s to the mid-1980’s that grew to be the #3 player among mass-market newsstand comic houses through the Silver Age, behind only Marvel and DC in US comic book sales and circulation until dropping out of the comic book business before the true rise of the independent comics market.

Several years ago, writer/artist/editor (and industry veteran) Mort Todd decided to revive the spirit of  this fiercely independant company (and even a few of it’s former features) in the form of an online comic book company that he christened Charlton Neo. Since that time he and a small army of other talented creators have produced a number of titles (some based on or inspired by original Charlton features; others completely original but steeped in the “spirit”of the old Charlton line), offering them for sale online as digital downloads and via mail-order in print-on-demand editions. As the Charlton Neo followers online began to reach into the thousands, it became apparent to Mr.Todd that bowing to the hew and cry, Charlton Neo HAD to make the jump to quality, printed-on-paper hard-copy traditional comic books, available to fans and readers anywhere that independent comic books were sold. Looking for an existing comic book publisher to work with on this project, Todd approached  AC Comics, and a deal was quickly struck.

Why  choose AC?  Well, perhaps experience, longevity and stability were factors. AC has been producing and marketing independent comic books on a monthly basis continuously since 1983. They must be doing SOMETHING right. Also, the company was helmed by it’s originator Bill Black from it’s inception until 2014, at which point long-time #2 man ( a freelance associate since 1980, in-house Associate Editor since 1990 ) Mark Heike was handed the day-to-day editorial reigns, and Black ascended to the role of Editor Emeritus. A stridently-independent outfit that handles much of it’s production in-house at it’s Central Florida location, AC’s iconoclast business model echoes much of the philosophies behind both Todd’s Charlton Neo and the Derby, Connecticut original.

“There’s more of a connection between AC and Charlton than you might suspect”, opines current AC EIC Mark Heike. “Our original ‘Bossman’ Bill Black was contributing cover art to some of the Charlton Western titles (Like Billy the Kid) in the early ’80’s, as well as being involved as an inker on their ground-breaking tryout book, Charlton Bullseye #1, and well as writing and drawing a Nightshade story that was still in inventory when Bullseye was cancelled.  I myself did a couple of stories (and cover art) for Charlton Bullseye #8, in 1982. Bill also knew then-Charlton Assistant Editor Bill Pearson  since fan days, including a collaboration  with Pearson in publishing the last issue of Wallace Wood’s legendary Witzend. When the decision to drop comics publication at Charlton came about, Pearson approached Bill (who was then preparing to launch AC Comics) about the backlog of completed stories Charlton had on hand intended for future issues of the Bullseye that would never be published. Bill agreed to publish some of those, under the proviso that Charlton would give AC permission to publish these already-in-progress stories featuring Charlton characters including Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Nightshade and The Question, during a limited, 12-month span. That period was the year 1983. AC did in fact publish a pair of Blue Beetle stories in Americomics #4, a book-length group story teaming BB, Captain Atom, Nightshade and The Question in Americomics Special #1, and one Atomic Mouse story in Americomics #6. There were other Charlton stories planned, but they were not completed by the time the Charlton permissions ran out. Subsequently, a sale of those characters to DC Comics went through, at which time DC assumed all rights to publishing new material utilizing those characters. Perhaps most importantly, a number of writers and artists involved in the original Charlton Bullseye project eventually became important early creators involved in developing the  AC Comics line of original characters, including Rik Levins, Dan St. John, Greg Guler, Don Secrease, and Paul Ryan, among  others.  I myself was already doing work on Bill’s pre-AC Comics Paragon Publications line at the same time as I was working up Charlton Bullseye material, so I don’t ‘officially’ count as one of the guys that came to AC via the Bullseye experience. All that notwithstanding, there is a sort of a “cosmic link” between AC and Charlton in the past that seems to make the Charlton Neo deal here in 2017 a ‘natural’.  And we couldn’t be MORE excited to start the whole thing off  with a bang, showcasing what is probably THE most popular original creation ever to come out of the old Charlton, E-Man!!”

A truly unique approach to super-heroic characters, this strange ( but benevolent) alien being with the ability to manipulate matter and energy first came to Earth in the mid-’70s in his own title, sharing adventures with his former exotic-dancer girlfriend Nova Kane that were three parts high-adventure and one part outrageous visuals. E-Man was the first place most comic book readers were introduced to the unique dynamism of artist Joe Staton. Joe has gone on to draw literally thousands of pages of comics for all the major companies, illustrating all the biggest stars; yet none have really ever eclipsed his work on E-Man. And with original writer Nicola Cuti ( a long-time veteran comic book scripter and editor in his own right) teaming with Joe, how could a new E-Man series possibly be anything less than great? If you remember E-man and have been pining for his return, your time has come. And if you’re a Johnny-come-lately who DOESN’T know the character, hang onto your socks! You’ve NEVER seen ANYTHING like THIS!!

This new Charlton Neo imprint at AC will not have any effect on current existing AC Comics titles; expect to see Femforce (heading for issue#179 in June), Men of Mystery and Crypt of Horror realeased on their regular quarterly rotation; Big Bang Universe appear whenever Editor/Creator Gary Carlson has an issue ready, and the occasional Golden Age Greats Spotlight Special or other one-shot made available as they present themselves. Charlton Neo is an expansion of the AC line, made possible through the Herculean creative efforts of Mort Todd. More Charlton Neo titles will be coming to comic shop shelves through AC Comics in future, though details of exactly WHAT titles they will be and when they will appear have not yet been finalized. A lot will depend on what kind of reception Charlton Arrow #1gets within the marketplace. Interested parties should check out Mort Todd’s entire output at www.morttodd.com, and the whole AC Comics line at www.accomics.com. And be sure to pre-order your copy of Charlton Arrow#1, in the AC Comics section of the Diamond Previews for July, 2017, listing products shipping in September 2017 at your local comic book retailer’s.

Note: Charlton Arrow will NOT be available at any time from our comics back issue online store. It will ONLY be available from Diamond Distribution retailers.

Company Name: AC Comics
Address: P.O. Box 394, Plymouth, Florida; 32768-0394
Phone Number:(407)767-1099
Email Address: femforcehq@aol.com
Title: Crypt or Horror
Frequency: Quarterly
Issue/Number: Volume 34
UPC Code: 64924192598903411
Retail Price: $29.95
Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Dimensions: 10.25″ X 6.50″
Page Count: 160 pages (twenty EXTRA pages this issue!!)
Color: Black and White (with color covers)
Intended Audience: All ages
Genre: horror/fantasy
Country of Origin: USA
Ship Date: September 27, 2017
Writers: Jack Oleck, Daniel Keyes, Richard Hughes, Robert Bernstein and others uncredited.
Artists: Bob Powell, Bernie Krigstein, Lou Cameron, Robert Q. Sale, Ted Galindo, John Forte, Syd Shores, George Tuska, John Tartaglione, Joe Maneely,Ed Winarski, Tony DiPreta, Joe Sinnott, Charles Nicholas, Paul Reinman, and others uncredited.
Cover Artist:  Bernard Baily
Synopsis: 160 BIG PAGES of Pre-Code  horror stories from the 1950’s- 33 stories in all, including classics “Wrath of Ra-Amun”, “Devil’s Island”, “The Monster”, “Missing-One Head”, “The Lake That Lived”, “The Threat From Beyond”, “The Sargasso Spectre” and more. Artists include Powell, Krigstein, Cameron, Tuska, Shores, Reinman and other greats.

Special Notes: none

More than THIRTY classic  stories will be featured in the latest edition of comicdom’s premiere PreCode horror reprint anthology, CRYPT of HORROR  Volume 34, coming in September from AC Comics. This big issue wil be another
special SUPERSIZED edition, with an extra TWENTY PAGES of vintage full-story horror material added to the  already-hefty 140 typically found in a regular issue, making COH Volume 34 another UNBELIEVABLE 160 pages of rare, never-before-reprinted material from the FORBIDDEN comic books of the 1950’s- at NO EXTRA COST!! Timeless gems of the macabre this issue include:
“The Seekers”, “The Dummy And Me”, “Spare Me, Please!”, “Quarantine”, “The Phantom of the Farm”, “The Mad Scientist”, “The Strange Sea”, “Don’t Throw That Switch”, “The Man In The Bottle”, “Devil’s Island”, “The Man From Outer Space”, “Skin Deep”, “The Ugly Man”, “The Man In Black”, “Return Trip”, “Return Of A Hero”, “High Pressure Man”, “Find The Pin And Pick It Up”, “The Monster”, “Throw Another Coal On The Fire”, “Missing- One Head”, “At The End Of The Road”, “The Thing Behind The Door”, “The Threat From Beyond”, “The Lake That Lived”, “The Sands Are Running Out”, ” Wrath Of Ra-Amun”, “The Sargasso Spectre” and more; with an artist’s line-up that includes Bob Powell, Paul Reinman, Bernard Krigstein, Robert Q, Sale, Ted Galindo, John Forte, Joe Maneely, John Tartaglione, Tony DiPreta, Charles Nicholas, George Tuska, Ed Winarski, Joe Sinnott , Lou Cameron and Syd Shores, among others- all in Crypt of Horror Volume 34, coming in September from AC Comics. 160 BIG pages of classic comic book horror in black and white with color covers, standard comic book size, saddle-stitched, for $29.95.

The Charlton Arrow #1
Company Name: AC Comics
Address: P.O. Box 394 Plymouth, Florida 32768-0394
Phone Number:(407)767-0199
Email Address: femforcehq@aol.com
Title: The Charlton Arrow
Frequency: Monthly
Issue/Number 1
UPC Code: 61307295134900111
Retail Price: $7.99
Format: Standard comic book size, saddle-stitched
Dimensions: 10.1875

AC COMICS JUNE 2017 PREVIEWS FOR AUGUST 2017 SHIP

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AC COMICS JUNE 2017 PREVIEWS FOR AUGUST 2017 SHIP

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: 105
UPC Code:
64924192603010511
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:
Action/adventure/superhero/history- Golden Age reprints of 1940’s comic book stories
Country of Origin: USA
Ship Date: August 28, 2017
Writers: Otto Binder, Robert Turner, Ed Cronin and others uncredited.
Artists: Bob Powell,Reed Crandall, Fred Guardineer, Carl Pfeufer, Jack Binder, Ed Ashe, Charles Quinlan, Pete Riss, Art Gates, Leonard Frank, Rudy Palais, Paul Gustavson, Jill Elgin and others uncredited.
Cover Artist: Al Bryant

Synopsis: QUALITY HEROES and FRIENDS issue starring DOLLMAN, QUICKSILVER, HUMAN BOMB, MANHUNTER, CAPTAIN TRIUMPH and KID ETERNITY, plus Mr. SCARLET, COMMANDO YANK, MAN IN BLACK, CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT, SHOCK GIBSON and GIRL COMMANDOS, with MOM first-timers DESTINY, Fox’s BIRDMAN, and SPACE ACE!! All in never-previously-reprinted stories from the Golden Age!!

Special Notes: None

 

The always-popular Quality Comics heroes of Everett “Busy” Arnold’s stable of characters return in AC Comics’s MEN of MYSTERY #105, in August 2017, starting with a pair of stories showcasing cover star DOLLMAN in tandem with his beautiful partner, DOLLGIRL. From there, it’s more of the super-speedster QUICKSILVER, CAPTAIN TRIUMPH, MANHUNTER, KID ETERNITY, STORMY FOSTER, The HUMAN BOMB, and the debut of one of the last few Quality heroes we’ve NEVER previously featured in Men of Mystery- DESTINY!! But all of that is just for openers, as this overstuffed 105th volume also contains stories starring Mr. SCARLET (not one but TWO, one each by his top two artists, Carl Pfeufer and Jack Binder), the magical jungle hero TABU, COMMANDO YANK, SHOCK GIBSON, The GIRL COMMANDOS, The MAN IN BLACK, CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT, and two MORE heroes that have never previously appeared in MOM- Magazine Enterprises’ SPACE ACE, and Fox Features’ BIRD MAN, from Weird Comics #4. Vintage Rarities from long-defunct comic book publishers you’ll never see anywhere else. 140 pages of crisp, clean full-story black and white reprints inside color covers for $29.95. That’s MEN of MYSTERY #105, coming in August from AC COMICS.

 

AC COMICS MAY 2017 PREVIEWS FOR JULY 2017 SHIP

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AC COMICS MAY 2017 PREVIEWS FOR JULY 2017 SHIP

Femforce #179

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 179 UPC Code: 799475804861-17911 Retail Price: $9.95 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: July 27, 2017 Writers: Stephanie Heike, Mark G. Heike, Andrew Hawnt, Rock Baker and Mark Holmes Artists: Rock Baker, Dan Gorman, Francesco Savi, Jacob Bear, Scott Shriver, Eric Van Elslande, Blip Martindale, Gianluca Cerritelli, David Matsuoka and Jeff Austin . Cover Artist: Stephanie and Mark Heike

Synopsis: After three years on Dhagor- NIGHTVEIL IS BACK!! Will she be in time to help Ms. VICTORY, TARA, SHE-CAT and SYNN stop GORGANA? Then, STARDUST faces the threat of TRAXXIS yet again, SHE-CAT fights alone, YANKEE GIRL returns, AND the first solo story starring a great new heroine- VIOLET SHADOW!!

 

Special Notes: None

 

NIGHTVEIL has always been one of the most popular members of the FEMFORCE, but the long running war for freedom on DARK DHAGOR has kept her away from earth and her FF teammates. Now, she’s finally back – for good. The rest of the team is so caught-up in finally wrapping up the fight against GORGANA, they may barely have a chance to notice. That won’t keep NV from getting wrapped up in a new mystery on her own, however, facing a weird new villainess called MISS CORROSION, illustrated by a great new artist Eric Van Elslande!! SHE-CAT faces an ages-old threat brought to life through the ascent of a major public figure, STARDUST fights for her life in outer space yet again, YANKEE GIRL deals with the return of an old adversary, and the sensational new heroine introduced in the SHE-CAT story in FF #176- VIOLET SHADOW- stars in her first solo story, written by creator Andrew Hawnt, and drawn by fan-favorite Francesco Savi. That’s FEMFORCE #179. a full 80 pages; black and white with color covers, standard comic book size and saddle-stitched. Available at your local comic dealer in July for $9.95. Order it with your local comic book retailer out of the May 2017 issue of the Diamond Previews catalog.

 

Big Bang Universe # 3 AC COMICS MARCH 2017 PREVIEWS FOR MAY 2017 SHIP

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Hey Folks! Diamond finally posted  the Big Bang Universe #3 preview!

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAR171233

AC COMICS MARCH 2017 PREVIEWS FOR MAY 2017 SHIP

Big Bang Universe #3

Company Name: AC Comics

Address: P.O. Box 394 Plymouth, Florida 32768-0394

Phone Number:(407)767-0199

Email Address: femforcehq@aol.com

Title: Big Bang Universe

Frequency: Semiannual

Issue/Number 3

UPC Code: 71087460417300311

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: May 28, 2017

Writers: Gary Carlson and Roger McKenzie

Artists: Joe and Rob Sharp, Chris Ecker, Tim Stiles, Donnie Page, Mike Matthew, Bob Rivard, Ron Williams and Matt Hansel.

Cover Artist: Jeff Weigel (standard cover “A”), Ron Williams (alternate cover “B”)

Synopsis: An 80-page GIANT featuring ULTIMAN’S most fantastic adventures: transported to the heart of an Ultranium atom, keeping VESUVIUS, The Human Volcano from breaking INTO a prison, refereeing a fight between VENUS and SHUTTERBUG, and facing the pyromaniacal villain DIABLO!! All that plus– KNIGHT WATCHMAN by Chris Ecker and Roger McKenzie!!

Special Notes: This issue ships in a 4:1 ratio of standard Jeff Weigel Ultiman “80 Page Giant”(cover A)cover design to a Ron Williams Ultiman faces Diablo alternate cover design (cover B), meaning out of every FIVE copies of this book that are shipped, FOUR will feature the Jeff Weigel cover version, and ONE will be the Ron Williams at no extra cost!!

 

 

You asked for it -BIG BANG UNIVERSE is back with a momentous third issue , and WHAT an issue – an 80 page Giant featuring ULTIMAN, America’s Greatest Hero, in his most fantastic adventures ever, with an all-star line-up of guest heroes and super villains! First up is the three-part novel, “Ultiman of the Atom” in which ULTIMAN is transported to the nucleus of an Ultranium atom, the radioactive element that gives him his powers. There he discovers a futuristic civilization of people with super powers like his own and falls in love! Next, the Ultimate Human Being finds himself in a slugfest with VESUVIUS, the Human Volcano who is trying to break INTO a maximum security prison! Then ULTIMAN finds himself refereeing a fight between an irate VENUS, Goddess of Love and War, and the super paparazzi known as SHUTTERBUG, who made the mistake of snapping a picture of the Goddess when she was topless! Finally, ULTIMAN confronts a caped and cowled predator sneaking through the night that turns out to be the infamous arsonist known as DIABLO, come to wreak havoc and raise hell in Empire City! Plus – – the KNIGHT WATCHMAN comic strip adventure “The Crime Chef!” by Chris Ecker and Roger McKenzie. All this within a stellar, vintage 1960’s style ULTIMAN cover by the great Jeff Weigel. It’s the “classic” approach to superhero comics done by a cadre of creators who love them.

 

 

If you want to be certain of getting BOTH great cover versions, be sure that your local retailer orders enough copies of this issue- and keep in mind that ordering through Diamond is the ONLY way to receive this variant. As always, if you want to catch up on all things BIG BANG , check out their website at www.bigbangcomics.com. Don’t forget to place your order with your local comics retailer for BIG BANG UNIVERSE #3, 80 pages of classically-styled black and white comics action with full color covers, saddle-stitched, shipping in May from AC Comics!!

 

 



 

AC COMICS FEBRUARY 2017 PREVIEWS FOR APRIL 2017 SHIP

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AC COMICS FEBRUARY 2017 PREVIEWS FOR APRIL 2017 SHIP

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: 104
UPC Code: 64924192603010411
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: Action/adventure/superhero/history- Golden Age reprints of 1940’s comic book stories
Country of Origin: USA
Ship Date: April 27, 2017
Writers: Steve Douglas, Richard Hughes, Mort Weisinger, Ed Cronin, Dan Barry, Joe Simon G. Ellerbrook and others uncredited.
Artists: Bill Everett, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Dan Barry, Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, H. G. Peter, Ben Thompson, Al Bryant, Arturo Cazeneuve, Ken Ernst, Edvard Moritz, Bill Ely and others.
Cover Artist: Alex Schomburg
Synopsis:   BLACK TERROR, FIGHTING YANK, DOC STRANGE, AMERICAN EAGLE, MAN O’METAL, HYDROMAN;  origin of MUSIC MASTER, first-timer PURPLE ZOMBIE; AIRBOY, DOLLMAN, CAPTAIN FREEDOM, SHOCK GIBSON and The HEAP in this issue!! All-star artist’s lineup of Simon and Kirby, Bill Everett, Dan Barry, Al Bryant, Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, Tarpe Mills and others.
Special Notes: None
A real triple-threat theme issue describes Men of Mystery #104;  with a major focus on the ever-popular BLACK TERROR and the top Standard/Nedor heroes of the 1940’s through a quartet of great classics originally published in the 14th issue of that companies’ superhero anthology, America’s Best. Beyond the ‘TERROR (and his young assistant, Tim) you’ll get DOC STRANGE, The FIGHTING YANK and The AMERICAN EAGLE, each in feature-length stories. Then, the stars of Eastern Colors’ Heroic Comics get big play, showcasing full adventures of HYDROMAN, MAN O’METAL (as illustrated by Golden Age WONDER WOMAN artist H. G. Peter), the origin of the (wait for the pun here–) “offbeat” superhero, The MUSIC MASTER, drawn by the great Bill Everett, and finally this issues’ first-time super-feature, The PURPLE ZOMBIE. as illustrated by lady artist Tarpe Mills. The rest of this tremendous volume is taken up with never-previously-reprinted  vintage tales of DOLLMAN, AIRBOY, The HEAP, CAPTAIN FREEDOM, SHOCK GIBSON, The FLYING FOOL, GANGBUSTERS and HURRICANE KIDS. How’s THAT for” filler” material? Oh, the third “theme” of MOM #104 actually cross-covers all these titanic heroes, and that is the superstar ARTISTS that delineate this issue’s adventures, including (beyond the aforementioned) Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Dan Barry, Bernard Sachs, Al Bryant, Arthur Peddy, Arturo Cazeneuve, H. G. Peter, Ken Ernst and Bill Ely, among others. Where else can you get THIS much top-flight vintage super-heroics reprinted from long-defunct publishers using spectacular, state-of-the art reproductive techniques? Nowhere else- ONLY in Men Of Mystery #104, coming in April 2017. 140 full-sized comic book pages in black and white between glossy color covers, for $29.95.

AC COMICS JANUARY 2017 PREVIEWS FOR MARCH 2017 SHIP

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AC COMICS JANUARY 2017 PREVIEWS FOR MARCH 2017 SHIP
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
Retail Price: $9.95web_femforce178_accomics
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!!
Special Notes: None
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.

AC Comics December 2016 Previews for February 2017 Ship

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AC Comics December 2016 Previews for February 2017 Ship

Crypt of Horror Volume 32

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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: Crypt or Horror
Frequency: Quarterly
Issue/Number: Volume 32
UPC Code: 64924192598903211
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: February 24, 2017
Writers: Ruth Roche, Jack Oleck, Joe Gill, Richard Hughes, Robert Bernstein and others uncredited.
Artists: Bob Powell, Bernie Krigstein, Matt Fox, Basil Wolverton, Manny Stallman, Mort Meskin, Angelo Torres, Al Williamson, Reed Crandall, Steve Ditko, Wayne Howard, Joe Certa, Ed Winarski, Dick Ayers and others uncredited.
Cover Artist: Alex Toth

Synopsis: 25 full Pre-Code horror stories from 1950’s publishers Gilmore, Superior, Prize, Ace, Fiction House, Charlton and others, including “It’s Alive!”, “The Cosmic Brain”, “Gallows In The Sky”, “The Hangman’s Noose” and 18 others. Art by Powell, Crandall, Wolverton, Krigstein, Fox, Meskin, Stallman, Ditko, Williamson, Ayers, Torres, Certa and other greats.

Special Notes: For every 2 copies of Crypt of Horror Volume 32 purchased, retailers will receive 1 copy of Crypt of Horror Volume 12 absolutely FREE!

 

 

 

An all-star artist’s line-up representing horror offerings from more than nine different classic Pre-Code publishers await the discerning collector in Crypt of Horror volume 32, coming soon from AC Comics. EC fans will enjoy stellar work (from other publishers) by Reed Crandall, Bernard Krigstein, Al Williamson and Angelo Torres on “Horror In The Graveyard”, “Hermit” and “Secret Of The Mountains”. Silver-Age afficionados will enjoy the 1950’s horror stylings of Dick Ayers, Joe Certa and Steve Ditko on “The 13Th Floor”, “Kiss of Doom”, “Ring of Horror” and “Partners”, “The Angry Things” and “The Cheapest Steak In Nome”. Lovers of far-out stylists will flip over the work of Bill Everett, Bob Powell, Mort Meskin, Manny Stallman, Matt Fox and Basil Wolverton on “It’s Alive!”,”Dead Planet’, “Guardian Angel”, “The House”, “The Terrible Trophy” and “The Devil Birds”; and anyone and everyone that grooves on scary stories will dig , “Turnabout”, “What’s Going On Here?”, “The Giant Killer”, “Assault From The Unknown”, “Fear Has Three Dimensions”, “The Cosmic Brain”, “Gallows In The Sky”, “The Hangman’s Noose”, “The Little Pests” and “The Man Who Cried Ghost”- all in Crypt of Horror Volume 32, coming in February from AC Comics. 140 pages of classic comic book horror in black and white with color covers, standard comic book size, saddle-stitched, for $29.95.