(1996)

AC, 1996 Series
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Price:
6.95 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
AC Comics
Brand:
GAG Golden Age Greats
Editing:
Bill Black
Color:
Color cover; Black and White with occasional Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; White paper interior
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror; Commando Yank; Phantom Lady; Captain Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Brad Gorby [as Gorby] (signed)
Inks:
Mark Heike [as Heike] (signed)
Colors:
Bill Black [as Black] (signed) ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror; Commando Yank; Phantom Lady; Captain Flash

Indexer Notes

Cover is signed "Corby-Heike-Black."

Men of Mystery (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Black
Pencils:
Dan Barry; Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Dan Barry; ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Commando Yank (cameo); Captain Flash

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Text article containing information on each character featured in this issue of Men of Mystery, the dedication of this issue to Jeff Gelb, an illustration of Commando Yank from his story in Wow Comics (Fawcett, 1940 series) #61 (December 1947) and an illustration of Captain Flash (head only) from Captain Flash (Sterling, 1954 series) #3 (May 1955).

Riddle of the Arctic (Table of Contents)

Commando Yank / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Barry
Inks:
Dan Barry
Colors:
Christie Churms (color separations)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Roy Ald (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Chase Yale [Commando Yank]; Red Hawk; Pierre Grisette; Commando Yank
Synopsis:
Chase Yale gets a letter from Red Hawk asking for help. When Chase arrives he finds that the fish have stopped running. Everyone in the village is going to lose their boats to Pierre Grisette, who loaned them money they can't repay, and Red Hawk's people will starve. Pierre has trapped the fish upstream with some whales that are feeding on them. He makes the whales sick by feeding them mustard and making them vomit up precious ambergris. Commando Yank stops him, releases the trapped fish, and Red Hawk keeps the ambergris so that he can sell it and keep his people from starving.
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The Crossroads of Crime! (Table of Contents)

Fighting Yank / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors:
Christie Churms (graytones)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ned Pines (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fighting Yank [Bruce Carter III]; Larry Adams; Babs; Spike; Harmon; Bruce Carter (ghost?); Mrs. Jones
Synopsis:
While driving the getaway car after a bank robbery Larry Adams hits Babs. He stops to help her and falls in love with her while she is in the hospital. While he is trying to figure out how they can have a future together his gang captures the Fighting Yank and this forces Larry to make his decision.
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The Nameless Men! (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
Christie Churms (graytones)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ned Pines (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim; Dr. Terry Bruce; Maura; Grimes; Bob Benton; Barlow Saunt
Synopsis:
Dr. Terry Bruce is helping two men get insurance money by falsifying death certificates. When his girl friend is kidnapped to keep him from talking The Black Terror comes in to help.
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The Return of Magico? (Table of Contents)

The Ghost Rider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Memley
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Ernie Bache
Colors:
Christie Churms (graytones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; western-frontier
Characters:
The Ghost Rider; Magico; Specter
Synopsis:
While Magico is in jail waiting for his trial a tornado hits the town. While the Ghost Rider and the guards are busy saving townspeople Magico manages to escape when the tornado hits the jail. He assumes that everyone will think he was killed so he uses one of his many disguises to set up another fake crime to lure the Ghost Rider into a trap.
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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall ... part one (Table of Contents)

Captain Flash, Phantom Lady, Commando Yank, The Black Terror / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils:
Brad Gorby [as C. Bradford Gorby] (credited)
Inks:
Mark Heike [as Mark G. Heike] (credited)
Colors:
Christie Churms (graytones)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Flash; Phantom Lady; Commando Yank; The Black Terror; Mirror Man
Synopsis:
Keith Spencer just manages to turn into Captain Flash before he is pulled through his mirror by Mirror Man. On the other side he comes upon three other superheroes (Phantom Lady, Commando Yank and the Black Terror) fighting a dinosaur.

Indexer Notes

The story of the cover, continued in the next issue.

Ringside Racket! (Table of Contents)

Phantom Lady / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ruth Roche ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Christie Churms (graytones; color separations)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ruth Roche (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Don Borden; Slim McKay; Sandra Knight; Tex Bronko
Synopsis:
While out on a date Sandra Knight (Phantom Lady) and Don Borden come upon two men beating up the middleweight champ Slim McKay. He explains that they wanted him to throw his next fight and he refused. Phantom Lady decides that it is time to shut down this gang of thugs.
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Indexer Notes

Only the last two pages are in color.

The Beasts from 1,000,000 B.C. (Table of Contents)

Captain Flash / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
?
Colors:
Christie Churms (color separations)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Martin Smith (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Flash [Professor Keith Spencer]; Dr. Magnum; Ricky; Professor Keith Spencer; Ewa; Di-Ku; Bana
Synopsis:
When the quality of the uranium being supplied to the Atom City Laboratory begins to deteriorate Captain Flash and Ricky go to Africa to see what the problem is. While there Ricky is poisoned and Captain Flash has to go find the antidote. While searching for it he knocks down an ice cliff and unleashes three dinosaurs frozen inside.
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Indexer Notes

Inks credits originally given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella, March 30, 2006).

[Golden-Age Greats] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Black; Bill Black (from Matt Baker illustration); Lou Fine; Bill Black (from Mac Raboy illustration); Brad Gorby; L. B. Cole; ?
Inks:
Mark Heike; Bill Black (from Matt Baker illustration); Lou Fine; Bill Black (from Mac Raboy illustration); Bill Black; L. B. Cole; ?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Catman; Kitten; Miss Victory; The Hood; Green Lama; Reddevil; Jet Girl; Phantom Lady; The Flame; The Black Terror; Tim; Spy Smasher; Bulletman; Minute Man; Mr. Scarlet; Iron Jaw; Crimebuster; Cat-Man; Kitten; Rocketman; Jet Girl

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for the first nine issues of Golden-Age Greats and other golden-age comics from AC. Includes a small reprint of the covers to Golden-Age Greats Volumes #1-5, Cat-Man Ashcan #1 and Rocketman Ashcan #1.

The AC Comics Line Up! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Brad Gorby; Brad Gorby; Various; Brad Gorby; ? (photo); Brad Gorby
Inks:
Mark Heike; Brad Gorby; Various; Mark Heike; ? (photo); Brad Gorby
Colors:
Christie Churms (color separations)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Black Terror; Commando Yank; Phantom Lady; Captain Flash; Cat-Man; Kitten; Claw; Frankenstein; The Avenger; Singapore Sal; Ibis the Invincible; Daredevil; Firebeam; She-Cat; Synn; Blue Bulleteer; Rocketman; Jetgirl

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for six upcoming AC comics, using a copy of the covers to promote them. The comics advertised are Golden-Age Men of Mystery #2, Cat-Man Ashcan #2, Golden-Age Greats #10, Femforce #97, Blue Bulleteer #1 and Rocketman Ashcan #2.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror; Commando Yank; Phantom Lady; Captain Flash
  2. 1. Men of Mystery
  3. 2. Riddle of the Arctic
    Commando Yank
  4. 3. The Crossroads of Crime!
    Fighting Yank
  5. 4. The Nameless Men!
    The Black Terror
  6. 5. The Return of Magico?
    The Ghost Rider
  7. 6. Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall ... part one
    Captain Flash, Phantom Lady, Commando Yank, The Black Terror
  8. 7. Ringside Racket!
    Phantom Lady
  9. 8. The Beasts from 1,000,000 B.C.
    Captain Flash
  10. 9. [Golden-Age Greats]
    AC Comics
  11. 10. The AC Comics Line Up!
    AC Comics
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