Western Treasury Volume 3 -BACK IN STOCK!!

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A SECOND PRINTING, NOW BACK IN STOCK AND AVAILABLE ONCE AGAIN!!!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.

AC COMICS JULY 2016 PREVIEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015 SHIP

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AC COMICS JULY 2016 PREVIEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015 SHIP

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.

 

APRIL 2016 PREVIEWS

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:
femforcehq@aol.com
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.

 

 

 

 

AC Comics January 2016 Previews for March 2016 ship

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Femforce #174

 

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 174

UPC Code: 799475804861-17411

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: March 25, 2016

Writers: Stephanie Heike, Mark G. Heike, Andrew Hawnt, Joseph A. Michael, and Mark Holmes

Artists: Rock Baker, Jeff Austin, Jacob Bear , Dan Gorman, Mark Dail, Brian Dunphy and Chris Allen.

Cover Artist: Dell Barras

Synopsis: The FF team faces an old friend, an old enemy AND the time-tossed giantess ZAZURRA!! NIGHTVEIL duels with VIVARNA on DHAGOR, STARDUST confronts treachery in space and Ms. V and TARA stop a good scientist turned monstrous- PLUS the in-print debut of a NEW superheroine–Joseph A. Michael and Dan Gorman’s ATOMIC BLONDE!!

Special Notes: For every 3 copies of Femforce #174 purchased, retailers will receive 1 copy of Golden Agents #0 FREE!!

 

With nearly four decades of continuity into it, the FEMFORCE storyline has produced a lot of memorable characters- far TOO MANY to utilize on any sort of regular basis, The only thing to do is rotate them in and out of stories wherever they fit most logically, and introduce new ones as they come up. March’s FEMFORCE offering should provide a pleasing mix of both. The lead story will feature our team of sexy superheroines trekking to South America where they will cross paths with a pair of characters (whose identities will not be revealed here) that date back to the team’s very first appearance. Before our girls have even had a chance to deal with that, they must face ZAZURRA, a stone giantess and barbarian queen from another time and civilization!! ( THIS must be one of those NEW characters, right? Not completely. NEW to the FF universe, but actually ZAZURRA caused quite a stir when she made her one and only appearance in AC’s Big ‘Uns #2, some years back. She brings a new kind of menace that JUST MIGHT be more than the FF can handle! This issue, NIGHTVEIL’s travails on the world of DARK DHAGOR continue as she must play a desperate game of deception with VIVARNA and her team of magical cohorts to try to save that planet’s future. Ms. VICTORY and TARA find they have all they can handle controlling a menace that doesn’t REALLY mean any harm at all, when an altruistic scientist’s self-experimentation gets out of control, and STARDUST picks up her remembrances of her days as a military cadet among the Rurians. The discovery of a previously-unknown alien civilization (and the technology they have developed ) is viewed VERY differently by STARDUST (in her days as Mara) than it is by her military superiors. This storyline picks up events as previously seen in FF #169 and 172. Then, it’s the print-debut of a NEW superheroine, The ATOMIC BLONDE!! The brainchild of talented creators Joseph A. Michael, penciller Dan Gorman and inker Brian Dunphy (whose artwork has graced a number of AC books in recent years as well a bevy of collectible card sets). AB has been appearing as an online strip and will be appearing in FF #174 as a special guest-feature. The world’s first atomic weapon, the radiation-powered ‘BLONDE wades in with both fists to help the Allied cause during the height of World War II!! Check out this great new strip and see how the ATOMIC BLONDE fares against the terrifying threat of… the AQUA-NAZIS!! As always, this issue of FEMFORCE is 80 pages of great ”good girl” art action and adventure. But that’s not all- HOT on the heels of our successful experiment with GIANTESS COMICS #1 (released in conjunction with Femforce #172) we’re back with another “freestanding” promotional comic book try-out feature. This time around, with every three copies of FEMFORCE #174 purchased your retailer can receive one copy of GOLDEN AGENTS #0 ABSOLUTELY FREE!! That’s right- ANOTHER separate, complete 24-page black and white (with color covers) full sized comic book FOR NOTHING!! The GOLDEN AGENTS is a slightly different “take” on STEPHANIE HEIKE’S self-published 21ST CENTURIONS series of a few years back; superheroes, science-fiction, corporate shenanigans and dark weirdness in a world only slightly different from our own. This will feature many of the same characters as seen in 21ST CENTURIONS, but focus more on the enigmatic TRIBUNE and his veteran team of super-powered operatives. Be prepared for THIS one- you MAY have trouble figuring out which ones are the GOOD GUYS and which ones are the BAD GUYS!! Written by series creator and cover illustrator STEPHANIE HEIKE, this book will be penciled and inked by JACOB BEAR, the talented illustrated who is making quite a splash in the comic book industry these days. To promote GOLDEN AGENTS as a potential new ongoing title at AC Comics, we are offering the book ABSOLUTELY FREE, one copy available with every THREE copies of FEMFORCE #174 purchased. If you HAVE to get a copy of GOLDEN AGENTS #0, just make sure that your smiling local comic book retailer orders you three copies of FF #174- and tell him you WANT the FREE GOLDEN AGENTS #0 that comes with them. So order FEMFORCE #174 for March through the January 2016 Previews catalog,with your local comics retailer to get 80 pages of great GGA action, AND a chance to get a FREE GOLDEN AGENTS #0!!

 

 

 

 

 

BELOW ARE THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE INCENTIVE PROMOTION GOLDEN AGENTS #0, IF NEEDED

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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: Golden Agents

Frequency: Unknown at this time

Issue/Number 0

UPC Code: 79450438330000011

Retail Price: free with the purchase of three copies of FEMFORCE 174

Discount: N/A

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/superhero

Country of Origin: USA

Ship Date: March 25, 2016

Writer: Stephanie Heike

Artists: Jacob Bear, Stephanie and Mark Heike

Cover Artist: Stephanie Heike

Synopsis : Team leader Tribune is apparently killed at a public function!! Will his other operatives be able to go on without him at the helm? And WHY is his “arch-nemesis” Max Tophoeles more upset about this development than anyone else?

Special Notes: This book is FREE with every THREE copies of FEMFORCE #174 ordered.

 

AC Comics December 2015 Previews for February 2016 Ship

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AC Comics December 2015 Previews for February 2016 Ship

Crypt of Horror Volume 28

 

 

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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 28
UPC Code: 64924192598902811
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 25, 2016
Writers: Ruth Roche, Carl Memling, Richard Hughes, Robert Bernstein and others uncredited
Artists: Ogden Whitney, Bill Everett, Joe Sinnott, Bernard Baily, Bob McCarty, Sid Check, Harry Lazarus, Leonard Frank, Al Hollingsworth, John D’Agostino, Harry Harrison, Pete Riss, Lin Streeter and others uncredited
Cover Artist: Norman Saunders

Synopsis: PreCode horror madness reigns with 22 more rare, never-before-reprinted gems from Fawcett, Merit, Superior and Ajax/Farrell plus -“Deep Dimension”horror!! Classics like “City Of The Dead”, “Death Dive”, “The Mountain Ghost”, “Pit Of Horror”, “Ghoul For A Day”, “Demon Fiddler”, “The Eyes Of Your Death” and “Skull Scavenger”.

Special Notes: none

 

 

The COH focus this time around is HEAVILY fixed on the unseen and obscure, as we’ve got another heaping helping of weirdness generated by the twisted creators toiling at the Iger Studios. That shop poduced most of the horror output of Superior Publications and Ajax/Farrell. THIS is the stuff most afficionados think of when the term “PreCode horror” is bandied about, and this issue includes quite a selection, with “Pit Of Horror” from Haunted Thrills; “Ghoul For A Day’, from Voodoo; “Demon Fiddler” from Fantastic Fears; “When The Sea Goes Dry” from Strange Journey and “Skull Scavenger” from Strange Fantasy. Merit Publications Dark Mysteries is another wild 1950’s frightbook, and COH Volume 28 will reprint the entire contents of that title’s seventh issue- “The Terror of the Killer Plant” (drawn by Al Hollingsworth), “The Hand of Death” (by John D’Agostino), “THe Eyes of Your Death”, and “Adventure In Death” with art by future SF author Harry Harrison. In the early 1950’s, Harrison often worked in collaboration with the great Wally Wood, but this is one of his seldom- seen solo comics art jobs. Fawcett’s early horror anthology, This Magazine Is Haunted has proved a favorite among COH readers, so we’re including a quartet of tales from various issues of that venerable title too, including “The Red Death” by Bob Forgione; “The Constant Eyes” by Bernard Baily; Leonard Frank’s “The Fat Man”, and “City Of The Dead”, drawn by the underrated Bob McCarty. “Deep Dimension” was a brief ’50’s fad, attemting an approximation of 3D effect in two-dimensional line- art, and this issue will showcase a half-dozen examples of the best- “The World That Time Forgot”, by Ogden Whitney; “The Mountain Ghost”, by Pete Riss; and “Death Dive”, “The Alpha Creature”, “The Man Who Died Laughing” and “The Monster In The Fog’, all illustrated by the biggest proponent of the “DD” craze, Harry Lazarus. All this and several more surprises await discerning readers in Crypt of Horror Volume 28, 140 pages of crisp, clean vintage horror reprints coming in February, 2016 from AC Comics, for just $29,95.

 

AC COMICS NOVEMBER 2015 PREVIEWS FOR JANUARY 2016 SHIP

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Men of Mystery #99

 

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: 99
UPC Code:
64924192603009911
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: January 27, 2016
Writers: Ed Cronin, Ruth Roche, Paul S. Newman, R. S. Callender, Charles Biro, Bob Wood, Bill Woolfolk and others uncredited.
Artists: Joe Kubert, Bob Powell, Jerry Robinson, Fred Kida, Leonard Frank, Artie Saaf, Chuck Winter, Arthur Peddy, Bob Q. Siege, Frank Thomas, Arturo Cazenueve, Lew Glanz and others.
Cover Artist: Fred Kida

Synopsis: Golden Age potpourri issue!! Never-before-reprinted stories featuring AIRBOY, Lev Gleason’s DAREDEVIL, SPIRIT of ’76, CLAW, OWL, CRIMEBUSTER, The FLAME, SHOCK GIBSON and CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT; MOM first-timers ATOMAN, FIREATER, IRON ACE, GREAT ZARRO, ROBIN HOOD, and more!! Artists include Kubert, Powell, Robinson. Kida, Saaf, Peddy and other greats!!

Special Notes: none

When AC Comics first started Men of Mystery nearly twenty years ago, it was intended as an anthology “sampler”, featuring examples of the best and most interesting Golden Age heroes and concepts from a variety of defunct publishers. In recent years, we’ve gone to a large number of “themed” issues, focusing on the output of a single company, or a single genre or subject. We do like to keep the occasional “variety” issue coming, though- and that’s what Men of Mystery #99 will be, containing items of interest from at least SEVEN different vintage publishing houses, including Lev Gleason, Hillman, Spark, Fawcett, Dell and Ajax-Farrell. Comic book superstar characters of the era that will take center stage this go-around will include Lev Gleason’s original DAREDEVIL in a 17-page saga written and drawn by Charles Biro; AIRBOY (by Fred Kida) from Airboy Volume 4, #1, 1947; a previously-unseen example the 1950’s version of The FLAME; the great Joe Kubert’s take on CRIMEBUSTER, Chuck Chandler (from Boy Comics #113); SHOCK GIBSON illustrated by the Glanzman brothers- Lew and Sam; CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT drawn by Leonard Frank, and The CLAW by Bob Q. Siege. Popular favorites returning in never-previously-reprinted stories include Frank Thomas’ The OWL (from Popular #78), The HEAP by Arthur Peddy; SPIRIT of ’76 with art by Bob Powell, and an Arturo Cazeneuve-drawn episode of The ZEBRA. And vintage heroes making their FIRST APPEARANCE EVER in MOM this issue include Jerry Robinson’s ATOMAN; the very offbeat FIREATER, illustrated by Artie Saaf from Choice Comics; IRON ACE, Great Comics “star” The GREAT ZARRO, and a contemporary hero (well, in the 1940’s, anyway) know as ROBIN HOOD, from Green Hornet #10. That’s 140 full pages of classic costumed heroes from the Golden Age in crisp, clear back and white with color covers. Standard comic book size and saddle-stitched for $29.95. Men of Mystery #99, coming from AC Comics in January, 2016. Don’t miss it.

 

AC OCTOBER 2015 PREVIEWS FOR DECEMBER 2015 SHIP

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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: Big Bang Universe Frequency: Semiannual Issue/Number 2 UPC Code: 71087460417300211 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: December 26, 2015 Writers: Gary Carlson and Sterling Clark Artists: Sterling Clark, Sal Buscema, Ron Frenz, Joe Sinnott, Tim Stiles, Terry Huddleston, Jeff Austin and David Zimmermann Cover Artist: Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema (standard cover “A”), Sterling Clark(alternate cover “B”) Synopsis: The MARVELOUS National Guardians – BADGE, GOLDEN IDOL, BUTTERFLY, VENUS, RAMM, EL GIGANTE and BLACK ADDER face HYPER-APE. Meanwhile, The ANCIENT MARINER seeks the BLUE OX to aid his conquest of the surface world. Solo adventures include BLACK ADDER -plus RENEGADE in a thriller illustrated by RON FRENZ and SAL BUSCEMA!!

Special Notes: This issue ships in a 4:1 ratio of standard Ron Frenz/Sal Buscema New Guardians (cover A)cover design to a Sterling Clark New Guardians alternate cover design (cover B), meaning out of every FIVE copies of this book that are shipped, FOUR will feature the Frenz/Buscema cover version, and ONE will be the Sterling Clark at no extra cost!!

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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 House of Ideas- 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, 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!! This thrilling second issue of BIG BANG UNIVERSE ships with TWO different cover options- a “standard” NATIONAL GUARDIANS cover version by the legendary RON FRENZ and SAL BUSCEMA and a special alternate NATIONAL GUARDIANS cover by the talented contemporary artist STERLING CLARK.. 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 #2, 80 pages of classically-styled black and white, never-before-printed comics action with full color covers, saddle-stitched, shipping in December from AC Comics!!

 

 

11/05/14 AC AMAZE-O-GRAPH for March 2015 solicits

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AC COMICS PRODUCT FOR March 2015

Title: Men of Mystery
Frequency: Quarterly
Issue/Number: 96
UPC Code:
64924192603009611
Retail Price: $29.95

 

Men of Mystery #96

 

Writers: Richard Hughes, Otto Binder, Joseph Greene, Mort Weisinger and others uncredited.
Artists: Mort Meskin, Jerry Robinson, Bob Oksner, Ralph Mayo, Augie Froelich, Ken Battefield, Maurice Gutwirth
Cover Artist: Graham Ingels
Synopsis: ALL NEDOR COMICS issue!! FIGHTING YANK, BLACK TERROR, PYROMAN, CAPTAIN FUTURE, DOC STRANGE, cover feature Brad Spencer, WONDERMAN, The GHOST, The FOUR COMRADES, the origin of The SCARAB, COMMANDO CUBS and more obscure Golden Age heroes in NEVER PREVIOUSLY REPRINTED stories!! Art by Meskin, Robinson, Oksner, Mayo and other greats!!

Special Notes: none

Ned Pines turned a successful line of pulp magazines into a fair-sized publishing empire during the first half of the last century, and part of that conglomerate was a line of comic magazines. Throughout the companies’ 17- year run of comics production, it was known at various times as Best, Better, Standard, Nedor and Pines Publications; and between 1939 and 1949, relied fairly heavily on costumed super-characters to headline their books. Over the years, AC has reprinted a decent amount of Standard/Nedor material, but the demand for more never seems to lessen. So, with Men of Mystery #96, we’re doing an all-Nedor issue, featuring an interesting selection of characters and stories from this one-time industry major player. Standard/Nedor’s most popular and successful superhero was The BLACK TERROR. Of course, he’ll be a part of this collection, in a story that originally ran in America’s Best Comics. Another heavy hitter was The FIGHTING YANK. This issue will contain not one but TWO FY stories, one of which is illustrated by the Golden Age art team supreme, Mort Meskin and Jerry Robinson. One of the companies’ later attempts at a hero is this issues’ cover feature- Brad Spencer- WONDERMAN. An interesting melding of futuristic SF and costumed heroics, WM makes his MOM debut here here in a story illustrated by Bob Oksner and Ralph Mayo. Speaking of the cover, it was drawn by “Ghastly” Graham Ingels, of all people. Later to gain fame for his atmospheric horror work at EC Comics, this is (as far as our research can determine) the ONLY costumed superhero cover piece that Ingels EVER did. Other Nedor stars to be featured will be the Doc Savage-“inspired” hero DOC STRANGE, an adventurer who gains super powers from ingesting Alosun, a substance made from “distilled sun atoms”. Nedor often went heavier on the “fiction” side on their science fiction. Another example of that trend might be PYROMAN, who will make an appearance in this volume, too. Though the Latin idiom “pyro” (meaning “fire”) is in his name, he has electrical powers. Go figure. Also, there’s CAPTAIN FUTURE, who operates in the present. We HAVE done a CF story previously, but only one. This will be his second MOM appearance. Another interersting concept was The SCARAB. You’ll be treated to his origin in MOM #96. What makes him interesting is his choice of “partners”. The SCARAB works with a talking cat (that only HE can hear and understand) that happens to be the reincarnation of a 3,000 year old Egyptian sorcerer. Really. On top of all that, there will be stories starring The GHOST, COMMANDO CUBS, The FOUR COMRADES and more- 140 pages of rare, full-story black and white reprints from classic Nedor/Standard comic books of the 1940’s inside a full-color Graham Ingels cover for $29.95, coming in March, 2015 from AC Comics. Don’t miss it!!