(May 1987)

A.C.E. Comics, 1987 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Animated Comics Enterprises, Inc.
Brand:
ACE Comics
Editing:
Ron J. Frantz
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.

Daredevil Battles The Claw (Table of Contents)

Daredevil; Claw / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Claw

A Tribute To Jack Cole (1914 - 1958) (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio
Pencils:
Jerry DeFuccio; Jack Cole
Inks:
Jerry DeFuccio; Jack Cole
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers; Illustration on inside front cover by DeFuccio. "Nobody's Business" cartoon by Jack Cole (reprinted from ?) at bottom of inside back cover.

[Daredevil Battles the Claw: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Daredevil, Claw / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
The Daredevil [Bart Hill]; The Claw; Tonia Saunders; Bart Hill; Sin-Lee (death); Jarves
Synopsis:
The Claw has his minions burrow under the Atlantic Ocean so that he can attack New York City (and America) from underground. Fortunately Bart Hill is there when the Claw attacks and he changes into the Daredevil to put a stop to the attack.
Reprints:

Perspective: The Art of Jack Cole (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ron Frantz (?); Jerry DeFuccio; C. C. Beck
Pencils:
Jack Cole; ? (photos)
Inks:
Jack Cole; ? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jack Cole (photos)
Synopsis:
Comments by Ron Frantz (uncredited) on Cole's life. Jerry De Fuccio and C.C. Beck comment on recreating the "Daredevil Battles Hitler" story, originally drawn by Cole.

Indexer Notes

Photos of Jack Cole from 1938 and c. 1956. Cole cartoon from "Colliers" c. 1952 and one of Cole's lessons from the Landon School of Cartooning correspondence course.

The Finger of Death Points At Silver Streak (Table of Contents)

Silver Streak / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Streak
Reprints:

[Cover - Star Ranger V1#12] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole ? (cover); Ron Frantz (note)
Pencils:
Jack Cole [as J. Cole] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole [as J. Cole] (signed)
Letters:
Jack Cole ?; typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A cover from the Chesler Shop from 1937-38 that Lee Boyett credits as Jack Cole's first comic book cover.

Big Edsel Band (Table of Contents)

Big Edsel Band / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank McLaughlin
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for "Big Edsel Band" comic. Cover of #1 is printed without trade dress.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Daredevil Battles The Claw
    Daredevil; Claw
  2. 1. A Tribute To Jack Cole (1914 - 1958)
  3. 2. [Daredevil Battles the Claw: Part 1]
    Daredevil, Claw
  4. 3. Perspective: The Art of Jack Cole
  5. 4. The Finger of Death Points At Silver Streak
    Silver Streak
  6. 5. [Cover - Star Ranger V1#12]
  7. 6. Big Edsel Band
    Big Edsel Band
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  • Per Sandell
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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