(2019)

AC, 1999 Series
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Price
29.95 USD
Pages
144
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
AC Comics
Brand
AC Comics [Rising, Star on Top]
Barcode
649241926030 11211

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall ?
Inks
Reed Crandall ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Best wishes to Adolph & co.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Man of War [Centaur] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Verral
Pencils
Nils Gustavson
Inks
Nils Gustavson
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You must invade...now!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Man of War [Clay Carter] (introduction); Mars (a god, in spirit form); Wanda Hall (FBI agent, introduction); General Luko (villain, introduction, death); General Gurk (villain, death); Luko's Army (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
Man of War must tackle the armed forces from an underground Army base in Mexico, whose intent is to attack the city of Los Angeles by land.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Martan the Marvel Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
G. Ellerbrock
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Martan's ship!
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Martan the Marvel Man; Vana; General Pelton; The Spacemen (villains)
Synopsis
Martan, from the Planet Antaclea, pledges his knowledge of inter-planetary warfare to aid the Americans in their battle along the Jersey shore at the city of Hoboken to repel invaders from outer space.
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Minute Man Meets the Mummy (Table of Contents: 3)

Minute Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil Bard
Inks
Phil Bard
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Minute Man [Jack Weston]; The Mummy (villain, death); German agents (villains, all die)
Synopsis
Private Jack Weston receives a coded message for him to investigate the death of a military intelligence agent in Egypt, whose last words were "The Mummy lives!" before he died. While doing so, he bumps into an Arab who strangely speaks German fluently, and follows him to a secreted Egyptian temple. There he discovers the supposed mummy of Rameses II, who speaks to the faithful and encourages them to support the efforts of the enemies of the American and British invaders. In the end, Minute Man finds out that the mummy is a Nazi in disguise.
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"Double" Trouble (Table of Contents: 4)

His Honor and ... The Demon / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Draut
Inks
Bill Draut
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
The Red Demon [Judge Straight] [aka Reginald Hawkins, butler to Judge Straight] (introduction); James Jenkins (introduction); Imp (villain, imitator, introduction); The Boss [Marline] (villain, a magician, introduction, death)
Synopsis
James Jenkins is rounded up by the Demon and tried for robbery as a society thug. Then he has second thoughts and decides to portray his own butler and seek out information as the Servant's Club. But he is captured and held prisoner by The Boss and her lacky, Imp.
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Touch of the Leper (Table of Contents: 5)

Crimebuster / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; crime; superhero
Characters
Crimebuster [Chuck Chandler]; Squeeks (a monkey); O'Roarke (prison guard); Barbara (girl who saves Crimebuster, introduction); Carol (Barbara's twin sister, introduction, cameo); Coach Darcy (death); [Darcy] (villain, Coach Darcy's twin brother, introduction); The Leper (German saboteur, introduction)
Synopsis
Chuck meets up once again with his old coach, Darcy, not realizing that he has a twin criminal brother, who later murders the coach and takes his place as a serviceman while secretly working for the Germans. When Crimebuster is shot by the Leper, but survives, he sets his sights on the Leper and to Darcy, intending to end the sabotage efforts both are involved in.
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Case of the Crooked Clown! (Table of Contents: 6)

Yank and Doodle, America's Fighting Twins / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Norris (signed)
Pencils
Paul Norris (signed)
Inks
Paul Norris (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yank and Doodle [Yank [Dick Walters]; Doodle [Rick Walters]]; Uncle Bob Walters; prison warden; Charley (U.S. Assay Office worker, introduction); Funnibone (villain, introduction); Rudolf Schmidt [aka Roger Smith] (villain, Gestapo agent)
Synopsis
Funnibone helps Roger Smith from being electrocuted in the chair and Smith agrees to aid the criminal in his pursuits of destroying democracy in America if Funnibone agrees to seek out and destroy the duo that put him in the chair to begin with: Yank and Doodle. Funnibone agrees, but pulls a double-cross on Smith, or so it seems.
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Wolves in the Wilderness! (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain Midnight / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Frank
Inks
Leonard Frank
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation; superhero
Characters
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim "Red" Albright]; Icky Mudd; Endicott Tree (phone lineman); Havana McGee (villain); McGee's gang (villains)
Synopsis
While testing his new invention, the cable car catapult, Captain Midnight is captured by the McGee gang, then Cap is rescued by Icky and McGee is also nabbed. However, the gang successfully stops the Police from reaching Midnight, switching uniforms with the Police and attempting to get McGee back. An alert phone repairman saves the day.
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[Airboy Meets Valkyrie] (Table of Contents: 8)

Airboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Kida (signed)
Inks
Bill Quackenbush (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is Airboy a coward?
Genre
adventure; aviation; war
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]; Birdie (Airboy's plane); Valkyrie [Leselotte von Schellendorf] (villain, introduction, reforms); Airmaidens (villains, introduction for all, all reform); Oberst (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains, introduction for all, many die)
Synopsis
Valkyrie, whose heart is as black as the ace of spades, more than welcomes the chance to take on Airboy and succeeds in capturing him and Birdie. Not satisfied that she is the better pilot, the air maiden wants to battle Airboy, using his own plane against him. Some of the Airmaidens free Airboy and hide him, but they are later captured and all are sentenced to death. But Valkyrie, in love with Airboy, reforms, and she and her Airmaidens turn the tables on the Nazis and save the day.
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It's Your Move, Uncle Sam! (Table of Contents: 9)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Stein
Pencils
Art Seymour
Inks
Art Seymour
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; unnamed U.S. general (cameo only); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
A military general informs Uncle Sam that the Japanese have an inside edge on the United States at their base in Marusu, able to get munitions and troops in place while America has to send their troops halfway across the globe to deal with it. The Japanese know it, but also know that a large American force will spell trouble for them, so the high command decides to attack the American forces from behind. Uncle Sam and Buddy willingly let themselves be captured so they can learn enemy plans, then escape to lead U.S. foces against the foe.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Dynamo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Roland Patenaude
Inks
Roland Patenaude
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the lone watchman walks his round at the central abutment of the Barrett Railroad bridge,,,
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dynamo [Jim Andrews]; Mr. Barret; Barret's daughter; Slate (villain, detective, introduction)
Synopsis
Dynamo must stop the attempt by a detective hired to protect a powerhouse from blowing up the same.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Dart / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Alex Boon] (credited)
Pencils
Dennis Neville
Inks
Dennis Neville
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jimmy Dante, adopted son of John Mance, high school principal is the victim of a murderous attack...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Dart [Wheeler]; Ace [Andy]; Jimmy Dante; Mr. Mance (death); Miss Tilbury; Blackwell (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When the watch of Mr. Wheeler is found at the scene of a murder, the Dart must go into action to clear the name of his secret identity.
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[Food Shortage] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Michael Blake
Pencils
Mart Bailey
Inks
Mart Bailey
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grim and fantastic...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Face [Tony Trent]; Babs Walsh (radio station secretary); Tony "Grudge" Grogan (villain); Melissa Sanders (villain, Grogan's secretary); Grogan's gang (villains)
Synopsis
The Face successfully gathers the information he needs to prove allegations against Tony Grogan of providing poisoned turkey meat to poor asylum children, making them ill, as well as keeping the majority of the money given to the poor.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Catgirl / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dennis M. Reader
Inks
Dennis M. Reader
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everything is ready, gentlemen. Telephone wires will be cut…
Genre
superhero
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Barker / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Gwen Hansen
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What them circus fellers won't do to attract attention!
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]; Colonel Lane; Historical Harold (archaeologist); Noodles (villain); Iggie Hootenfritz (villain)
Synopsis
Carnie brings Colonel Lane's Mammoth Circus to Mexico, but two crooks from the States, on the lam from U.S. authorities, are trying to figure out a way to crack Mexico's gold stash. They convince Colonel Lane and Carnie to use local inhabitants to portray some of the country's Aztec cultural history to get people to the circus. And while people flock to the circus, the evil duo will crack the bank and take the gold.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Best wishes to Adolph & co."]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. ["You must invade...now!"]
    Man of War [Centaur]
  3. 2. ["Martan's ship!"]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  4. 3. Minute Man Meets the Mummy
    Minute Man
  5. 4. "Double" Trouble
    His Honor and ... The Demon
  6. 5. Touch of the Leper
    Crimebuster
  7. 6. Case of the Crooked Clown!
    Yank and Doodle, America's Fighting Twins
  8. 7. Wolves in the Wilderness!
    Captain Midnight
  9. 8. [Airboy Meets Valkyrie]
    Airboy
  10. 9. It's Your Move, Uncle Sam!
    Uncle Sam
  11. 10. ["As the lone watchman walks his round at the central abutment of the Barrett Railroad bridge,,,"]
    Dynamo
  12. 11. ["Jimmy Dante, adopted son of John Mance, high school principal is the victim of a murderous attack..."]
    The Dart
  13. 12. [Food Shortage]
    The Face
  14. 13. ["Everything is ready, gentlemen. Telephone wires will be cut…"]
    Catgirl
  15. 14. ["What them circus fellers won't do to attract attention!"]
    The Barker
This issue was modified by
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Jim Stangas
  • Dan Stevenson