(2016)

AC, 1999 Series
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Price
29.95 USD
Pages
140
On-sale Date
2016-09-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
AC Comics
Brand
AC Comics [Rising, Star on Top]
Barcode
649241926030 10111
Editing
Mark Heike (credited as Mark G. Heike) (publisher and eic); Stephanie Heike (credited) (executive editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Doll Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A world in miniature! This was the dream of the strange man known as Mr. Curio...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Roberts; Martha Roberts; Prince Ali-Emr (curio collector, introduction, death); Ishkar (Ali-Emr's servant, introduction); Mr. Curio [James Hathaway] (villain, curio collector, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Doll Man must put an end to Mr. Curio, who steals collectible miniatures.
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[The Secret of Mouse Malone] (Table of Contents: 2)

Alias the Spider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a private back room..
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Chuck; Mouse Malone [aka Shorty] (villain); Honest Abe Lavery (villain); Slippery (villain, death); Joe (villain, death); Butch Parker (villain)
Synopsis
The Spider must track down a killer who has horribly strangled two of Honest Abe Lavery's men following a poker game. Chuck finally is able to steer the Spider in the right direction to the killer.
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Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[The Khan] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Terrill, fly home at once! A big story is going to break here!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Bud; The Khan (villain, introduction, death); Petrov (villain); Ileana Kamova (villain)
Synopsis
Happy is kidnapped by Mongols and taken to Russia, where his plane is shot down, his captor killed, who leaves a map with his plans behind. The Ray discovers a special Russian division called the Flame Troops who have been trained by The Khan, a descendant of Genghis and Kublai Khan, both of whom had great strength and mystical knowledge. The Khan waylays the Ray long enough to lay siege to Moscow, but, when the Ray recovers, he throws the Khan to his doom from the top of St. Basil's Cathedral.
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[The Pumpkinhead Plot] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Black Condor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Cassone
Inks
John Cassone
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The role of the Senator Tom Wright having been assumed by the Black Condor...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Senator Thomas Wright]; Dr. Foster; Wendy Foster; Senator Pumpkinhead Hardy (introduction); Jaspar Crow (villain); Elsa Papendorf (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Wendy is taking a first aid course in school, taught by an Austrian refugee with a "W" scar on his face. He uses the same girl each day to model injuries, bandaging her, but, strangely enough, giving that girl the bandages each day. Tom smells a rat and decides to investigate as the Condor and literally drops into the classroom, feigning injury to get bandaged. The bandages contain secret messages, and the Condor follows the clues to Jaspar Crow himself!
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[Trouble on the Twentieth Century Limited] (Table of Contents: 5)

Doll Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Twentieth Century Limited streaks along its silver tracks…
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Roberts; Schultz (villain, introduction); spies [Heinrich; others unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Darrel and Dr. Roberts speed after a train, attempting to catch up with a foreign spy who has stolen a valuable formula for making poison gas. Doll Man catches up to him only to lose the agent afterwards, but the crafty crime fighter sets a trap to catch all those involved.
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[The Hyena-Men] (Table of Contents: 6)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as John Charles]
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The throbbing beat of savage drums pulsates throughout the jungle.
Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Samar; Julie van Mar (daughter of a jeweler); Mr. Van Mar (jeweler); The Hyena-Men (villains, death); Obandi Chief (villain, reforms); Obandi tribe (villains, reforms)
Synopsis
Hearing war drums, Samar decides to investigate and asks why the Obandi Chief why his tribe members are doing their war dance. Claiming that evil white men are in the area, a sudden explosion draws Samar to the scene and learns that a group of men are interfering with the appraisal of diamonds by a man named Van Mar, which is inciting the local tribe.
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[Sweet Nothings] (Table of Contents: 7)

Slap Happy Pappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lucky me! Ahs in love!! Got thet peee-culiar feelin!
Genre
humor
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Mobtown, U.S.A.! (Table of Contents: 8)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Gabriele
Inks
Al Gabriele
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Boss Spring (villain); Spring's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Boss Spring has been elected Mayor of the city by a narrow margin over the reform candidate, and vows that, from now on, things will be different in the city. City services, normally free, now have to be paid for. Police are told what they can do and what they can't. Uncle Sam is elected to step in and take care of the situation, but Boss Spring has him and Buddy arrested.
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[The Sins of Anton Bock] (Table of Contents: 9)

Doll Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner (signed as Wm. Erwin Maxwell)
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Roberts; Martha Roberts; Caleb (introduction); unnamed Sheriff (introduction); Anton Bock (villain, introduction); Bock's spy ring [Butch; unnamed others] (villains, introduction for all, one dies)
Synopsis
Professor Roberts has perfected a powerful gas, a gas too dangerous to sell or even use, so he decides to destroy it. Before he can do so, he is kidnapped from his lab. Later, Darrel and Martha track his movements to the waterfront, where there are strange lights of red, blue and green, as well as mysterious noises. Doll Man steps in to corner the crooks and save Professor Roberts.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Doll Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
? [as William Erwin Maxwell] (credited)
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While walking along the street, Darrel and Martha hear the shrieking whine of a siren…
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Dr. Roberts; two unnamed Nazi painters (villains); the Nazis (villains, some die); Japanese servant of Dr. Roberts (villain)
Synopsis
Darrel and Martha are walking along the street when air raid sirens go off, and they take shelter in a subway tunnel. Two painters are also in there and Darrel notices something strange about them, so he turns into Doll Man and tracks them. Doll Man is puzzled that the Nazis are so accurate in their bomb runs until he sees the painters painting the tops of building (later bombed) with luminous paint.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Big Top / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somebody's swiped m' dough!
Genre
humor
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It's Thrilling - Savage - Bloody (Table of Contents: 12)

Quicksilver / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver; Captain Zenzo Shimizu (villain, death); the Japanese (villains, all die)
Synopsis
While patrolling the Aleutian Islands, Quicksilver decides to land on Kattu Island looking for Japanese soldiers, and he finds them. Taken prisoner, the Japanese decide to allow Quicksilver to battle their Captain, a Ju-Jitsu black belt champion.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's the only picture we have of Vincent...
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza
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[Python the Brain Thief] (Table of Contents: 14)

Doll Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Headless bodies are discovered along the banks of a lonely river…
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Professor Roberts; Python (villain, introduction, death); Professor Kreeper (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
When the Police discover headless bodies along the river, The Doll Man must use all of his cunning and wits to prevent the Python from stealing his brain!
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[Raid in Holland] (Table of Contents: 15)

Tor, the Magic Master / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those commandos can really fight!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure
Characters
Tor [Jim Slade] (press photographer); Jim's unnamed newspaper editor; Dutch Van Meer (introduction, death); the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis
Jim is given the tough assignment of photographing a British commando unit in action during a raid in Holland. He teams up with commando Dutch van Meer. When Dutch is killed during the raid, Jim assumes his magical identity of Tor and fills in for him.
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[The Poison Gas Formula] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Brenner
Inks
George Brenner
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Police Captain Kane (cameo); Benny (airfield mechanic); Heizer (villain, introduction); foreign spy ring (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
While pursing thieves who had stolen a secret military poison gas formula, the Clock leaps from his airplane and lands on another below. The crooks use the gas on him, but he is unaffected, and he theorizes that his mask must have been wet and prevented the gas from penetrating.
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[Treasure of the Sargasso] (Table of Contents: 17)

Invisible Justice / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian (signed)
Pencils
Art Pinajian
Inks
Art Pinajian
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A small schooner sails smoothly along...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Invisible Justice [aka Invisible Hood] [Kent Thurston]; Professor Clark; Sanchez (villain, ship's captain, introduction)
Synopsis
Kent and Professor Clark make their way to the Sargasso Sea on a scientific expedition to go down in a diving bell nearly a mile to see what the area looks like. On the way, the ship's captain and crew take over the voyage and make the dive themselves, recovering an old iron chest full of jewels and money that Sanchez and his partner had stolen years before. The Invisible Hood takes over and conquerors the entire crew.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Captain Triumph / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lay off! You’re after the wrong guy!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Triumph [Lance Gallant; Michael Gallant]; Kim Meredith; Biff; executives of a brokerage company [J.H.; P.C.]; [The King [King Costain] (villain, author, actor, magician, introduction, death); Costain's valet (villain, introduction); Riddy Ropton (villain, city boss, introduction, death); Dopey (villain, Riddy's aide, introduction)
Synopsis
Lance meets Kim and Biff marveling over the news that former resident and well known celebrity, King Costain, is returning for a visit to town. Lance is suspicious of just why he is coming to town, but soon enough a criminal called The King moves in to take over the rackets, and Captain Triumph vows to learn the truth of what is going on.
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[El Diablo Blanco] (Table of Contents: 19)

Doll Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
? [as William Erwin Maxwell] (signed)
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Darrel, there’s someone waiting for us!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Professor Roberts; Martha Roberts; El Diablo Blanco (horse descended from Montezuma's own horse); Wampum (an Indian, introduction, Professor Robert's friend) Cortez (introduction, flashback); Montezuma (introduction, flashback); Tod Gunther (introduction); Quincy Gregg (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Doll Man hides himself behind El Diablo Blanco to give the impression that the steed can talk, an act which helps Wampum save his land. The horse is then tamed by Doll Man and used to pursue his enemy right off a cliff.
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