(November 1987)

A.C.E. Comics, 1987 Series
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Price:
1.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
ACE Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Ron Frantz
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.

Issue Notes

Cover title is "Ace Comics Presents The Art of Lou Fine." Indicia title is "Ace Comics Presents...The Art of Lou Fine No. 4."


The Art of Lou Fine (Table of Contents)

The Ray; The Flame; Hack O'Hara / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Koda (signed)
Inks:
Alex Koda (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Ray; The Flame; Hack O'Hara
Keywords:
skeleton; taxi

The Lou Fine Story (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bart Bush
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Synopsis:
Biography of Lou Fine.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover and inside back cover; spot illustration by Lou Fine from a 1940s magazine.

["Once more "Sir Galahad" O'Hara tries to help out a lady..."] (Table of Contents)

Hack O'Hara / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hack O'Hara
Reprints:

Coming in October from Ace Comics (Table of Contents)

Ace Comics Presents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Vince Alascia
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Nature Boy

Indexer Notes

Promo for Ace Comics Presents #5, which reprints Charlton's Nature Boy. Cover is depicted.

Lou Fine Index (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gill Fox (photographer)
Inks:
Gill Fox (photographer)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Lou Fine (photo)

Indexer Notes

Index to Lou Fine's art, along with a 1941 photo of Fine.

[Lou Fine Cover Gallery] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 8 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Fine; Joe Simon ?; Reed Crandall ?
Inks:
Lou Fine; Reed Crandall ?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Flame; Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Uncle Sam
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Full-page cover reprints. Original index for National Comics #16 says its by Reed Crandall, not Fine.

["At the door of the monumental rocket bow..."] (Table of Contents)

Space Conquerors / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7105B

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Kurt; Primo
Reprints:
  • from Boy's Life (May 1971)

Indexer Notes

Two-page spread in centerfold. Apparently reproduced from the original art.

[Lou Fine Cover Gallery - Part 2] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Letters:
?

Characters:
Firebrand; Red Bee; Neon; Hercultes
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Full-page cover reprints. Cover reprint of Hit Comics #5 has no logo or lettering.

[Lou Fine Sample Pages] (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Letters:
?

Characters:
Black Condor; Samson

Indexer Notes

First page of a Black Condor story from Crack Comics #? and a full-page promo for Fantastic Comics #1 with cover depicted.

["In response to the message sent by the Count..."] (Table of Contents)

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Jack Cortez]
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mercedes; Albert; Jocopo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Drawn in Sunday comic page style. Numbered 52.

In Search of Expression (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ron Frantz
Pencils:
Lou Fine; ? (photo)
Inks:
Lou Fine; ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Lou Fine (photo)

Indexer Notes

Previously unpublished doodles by Fine, along with a December 1941 photo of him.

From Ace Comics (Table of Contents)

Crypt of the Claw / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Claw; Black Terror

Indexer Notes

Promo for The Crypt of the Claw, "coming in October." Cover is depicted.

[Cadava the Crumbler] (Table of Contents)

The Ray / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Ray; Diane; Cadava (villain)
Reprints:

Say, hey... (Table of Contents)

Ace Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pat Boyette
Inks:
Pat Boyette
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Spencer Spook

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for back issues of Ace Comics.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Art of Lou Fine
    The Ray; The Flame; Hack O'Hara
  2. 1. The Lou Fine Story
  3. 2. ["Once more "Sir Galahad" O'Hara tries to help out a lady..."]
    Hack O'Hara
  4. 3. Coming in October from Ace Comics
    Ace Comics Presents
  5. 4. Lou Fine Index
  6. 5. [Lou Fine Cover Gallery]
  7. 6. ["At the door of the monumental rocket bow..."]
    Space Conquerors
  8. 7. [Lou Fine Cover Gallery - Part 2]
  9. 8. [Lou Fine Sample Pages]
  10. 9. ["In response to the message sent by the Count..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  11. 10. In Search of Expression
  12. 11. From Ace Comics
    Crypt of the Claw
  13. 12. [Cadava the Crumbler]
    The Ray
  14. 13. Say, hey...
    Ace Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Per Sandell
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin