(1998)

AC, 1996 Series
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Price:
6.95 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Paragon Publications
Brand:
AC 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)

Skyman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Black (signed)
Inks:
Bill Black (signed)
Colors:
Bill Black ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Skyman; Rocketman; Rocketgirl; Phantom Lady

The 7th Big Issue! Men of Mystery (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Black ?
Pencils:
Bill Black
Inks:
Bill Black
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rocketman; Rocketgirl; Starr Flagg; Mr. Scarlet; Captain Flash

Indexer Notes

Text article containing information on each character (and their story) featured in this issue of Men of Mystery, a promo for the next issue, including a reprint of the cover and a small blurb advertising The Official Golden-Age Hero & Heroine Directory.

["An evil genius, spawned in Berlin looses a horrid plague..."] (Table of Contents)

Skyman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Paul Dean]
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sky Man; Fawn Carroll; Gus; Mr. Dager
Synopsis:
When the city is attacked by giant dragon-flies Sky-Man is called in to help. He finds out that giant insects are being created to interrupt War production and it is up to him to stop them.
Reprints:

["Death rode the wings of night and only the moon..."] (Table of Contents)

Rocketman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Letters:
?
Editing:
Harry "A" Chesler (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rocketman [Cal Martin]; Rocketgirl; Nick; Liz; Steve; Mr. Featherby; Cal Martin; Elias Butterworth
Synopsis:
Cal Martin (Rocketman) is hired to stop a ring of thugs that is blackmailing people by making them think that they have killed someone by running them over.
Reprints:

Annihilation in the Air (Table of Contents)

Bulletman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ward
Inks:
Bill Ward
Letters:
?
Editing:
Virginia Provisiero (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Bulletgirl [Susan Kent]; Lieutenant Kent; Jim Barr; Susan Kent
Synopsis:
While watching a cross country air race Jim and Susan see one plane explode and another develop trouble. When they try to save the pilot as Bulletman and Bulletgirl they discover a plot by two pilots to win the race by killing all of their opponents.
Reprints:

["Our strange tale here begins during World War I..."] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino ?
Inks:
Carmine Infantino ?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ed Cronin (original editor)

Characters:
The Heap; Rickie Wood (first appearance); Von Emmelman (flashback)
Synopsis:
The Heap's origin is briefly retold and he meets Rickie Wood for the first time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First Heap solo story; fifth appearance of Heap.

["A fusilade of gunfire from sub-machine guns echoes..."] (Table of Contents)

The Eagle / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arturo Cazeneuve
Inks:
Arturo Cazeneuve
Letters:
?
Editing:
Victor Fox (original editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Eagle [Captain Bill Powers]; Buddy; Grogan; "Gangy" Krone; Jimmy; Lem; General Meade; Captain Bill Powers
Synopsis:
When Grogan's mob is fingered for a hit they figure the best way to get away is to enlist in the army. Once there they make money by betting on boxing and gambling then move up to robbing a bank and a train before The Eagle and Buddy track them down.
Reprints:

The Old Shell Game (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ruth Roche ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Ruth Roche (original editor); S. M. Iger (original art director)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Don Borden; Mimi Leeds; Sandra Knight; Horace Purdy; Mrs. Purdy; Jim Garr; Duchess of Heath (really Jim Garr)
Synopsis:
Don and Sandra get invited to a party at an old girl-friend of Don's. The Phantom Lady solves a mystery involving stolen jewels and a swimming pool.
Reprints:

New Format for Men of Mystery (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bil Black
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

The announcement that Golden-Age Men of Mystery will now be monthly and each issue will have in-depth text articles on different super-heroes. A description of issue #10's focus on Mystery Men of the Movies is included, as is an explanation of the retro stories that will now be included. Synn Watch is advertised with a listing of some of the contents of the first issue. Other Golden-Age material not published by AC is also covered, including the Golden Age of Marvel Comics Trade Paperback, Wonder Woman: DC Archives Volume one and The Flash #134 (a new story featuring a golden-age character).

Chili Con Carnage (Table of Contents)

Fighting Yank / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bil Black
Pencils:
Bil Black
Inks:
Bil Black
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fighting Yank; Kid Quick; Chili Con Carnage [Rosito Bolivar]; Taco Borscht [Ivan Sloboff]; The Big Guy; Mayor Bustamonte Bolivar; Rosito Bolivar; Don Diego de la Lupe; Ivan Sloboff
Synopsis:
Fighting Yank and Kid Quick are assigned the job of stopping Chili Con Carnage for the Mexican government. When they spring their trap on her and her sidekick Taco Gorscht they find that things are not what they seem.
Keywords:
lasso; Mexico; propaganda; rebels; Soviet agent; tacos

Indexer Notes

A new "retro" story.

AC Comics Back Issues (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Various
Inks:
Various
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for a wide variety of AC back issues, along with contents for some of the issues and reprints of the covers to All Hero Retro Comics Annual #1, Femforce #101, Femforce: Origins Graphic Novel, Golden-Age Mystery Men #1 and an unidentified cover.

Here For Today, Tomorrow and Forever! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Brad Gorby (painted); Brad Gorby
Inks:
Brad Gorby (painted); Mark Heike
Colors:
? (painted cover)
Letters:
? (various)

Characters:
Cat-Man; Phantom Lady; Miss Victory; Stunt Man; Green Hornet; Femforce [She-Cat; Rio Rita; Blue Bulleteer; Miss Victory; Rad]

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo for two upcoming books with information on the contents and the covers for both books (The Official Golden-Age Hero & Heroine Directory and Femforce: Origins Graphic Novel).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Skyman
  2. 1. The 7th Big Issue! Men of Mystery
  3. 2. ["An evil genius, spawned in Berlin looses a horrid plague..."]
    Skyman
  4. 3. ["Death rode the wings of night and only the moon..."]
    Rocketman
  5. 4. Annihilation in the Air
    Bulletman
  6. 5. ["Our strange tale here begins during World War I..."]
    The Heap
  7. 6. ["A fusilade of gunfire from sub-machine guns echoes..."]
    The Eagle
  8. 7. The Old Shell Game
    Phantom Lady
  9. 8. New Format for Men of Mystery
  10. 9. Chili Con Carnage
    Fighting Yank
  11. 10. AC Comics Back Issues
    AC Comics
  12. 11. Here For Today, Tomorrow and Forever!
    AC Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Darrel McCann
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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