AC Comics Staff–Bill Black

Bill Black

Editor Emeritus AC Comics

After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Advertising Design and serving a stint for Uncle Sam, Bill Black began his professional comic book career in 1969 illustrating horror stories for Warren Publications’s CREEPY and EERIE magazines. That same year, after learning of comic book fandom, he started Paragon Publications, and published “prozines” titled PARAGON ILLUSTRATED, FEMFANTASTIQUE, CAPTAIN PARAGON, GOLDEN-AGE GREATS and others. Here he first delineated the adventures of his creations SYNN- GIRL FROM LSD, TARA ON THE DARK CONTINENT, CAPTAIN PARAGON, SCARLET SCORPION, THE STARMASTERS, MS. VICTORY, STORMY TEMPEST and others.

During the 1970’s Black worked in advertising and in film production at the FSU Media Center, Franceschi Advertising (Tallahassee), American Learning Systems (Orlando) and illustrated comics for Marvel Comics. In 1982 he launched AC Comics, one of the first 5 Independent comic book publishers in America and the only one of that group still in business. In the past 29 years, Black has written hundreds of stories, a few books, launched over 150 different comic book titles and had “hands on” in some capacity with over 1000 comic books and by-products. He created FEMFORCE, historically the first all female super team in comics. That title still continues after over a quarter of a century. In this title was featured NIGHTVEIL, MS. VICTORY, SHE-CAT, SYNN, TARA, BLUE BULLETEER, STARDUST and dozens of other original creations as well as revived characters from comic book history. Black is also very interested in the history of comic books and has published many titles devoted to reprinting lost comic book stories of the past. The most enduring of these are MEN OF MYSTERY, BEST OF THE WEST and CRYPT OF HORROR. Being a fan of B Westerns, Black contracted, in the 1980’s, to publish the adventures of ROY ROGERS, LASH LaRUE, TOM MIX and many other movie cowboys including his particular favorite, THE DURANGO KID.

As of 2014, Bill is now Editor Emeritus of AC Comics.While he still does the book that he started , Femforce, he has semi-retired and is no longer doing the day-to-day operations. In the last few years, Bill has returned to his filmmaking roots producing and directing many live-action films featuring characters from his comic book line such as NIGHTVEIL, THE BLUE BULLETEER, SYNN, GARGANTA, STORMY TEMPEST and NYOKA THE JUNGLE GIRL.

As of 2023, AC Comics published Femforce #200 by original creator Bill Black.


You can find Bill, his dvds and his ebay store at the links below!

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