(1980)

AC, 1980 Series
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Price
2.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Paragon Publications
Brand
Paragon Publications [slanting rolled p]
Editing
Bill Black
Color
color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
7" x 8.5" (issue #1); magazine size (issue #2)
Paper Stock
bond paper; cardstock cover
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Limited Series

Issue Notes

The scan of the cover has the illusion of being magazine-sized because the actual cover has the width of a standard U.S. comic, but is 1.5 inches shorter.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Commando D / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Black (signed)
Inks
Bill Black (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Commando D [Page Connors]; Tygra (villainess); Cat-Men
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Commando D / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Black
Pencils
Bill Black (signed)
Inks
Bill Black (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Page! The Cat-Men are sacking the city!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Commando D [Page Connors]; Danny; Uncle Uriah; Tygra (villainess)
Synopsis
This presents the origin of the transformation of Page Connors, the war with the Cat-Men that destroyed his pre-historical Earth civilization, and his subsequent escape into a sacred book. Restored 50,000 years later in present times, he battles Tygra of the Cat-Men.

Indexer Notes

Other appearances of Tygra may refer to her as Tygraa, and to Commando D as Captain 3D. There are a few features for Cat-Men or Cat Men that pre-date this story and may have been inspirations for Bill Black's original content here.

Extra! Introducing the Men behind Boys' Ranch, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Jack Kirby; Joe Simon; Boys' Ranch / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Love Death (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Black
Pencils
Bill Black (signed)
Inks
Bill Black (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm here...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Phantom Lady; Azagoth
Synopsis
The Phantom Lady helps a young boy let go of his dead grandfather's spirit.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When this story is reprinted, The Phantom Lady may be referred to as Nightveil.

Play of Death! (Table of Contents: 4)

Haunted Horseman [The Ghost Rider] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ?
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed as Ayers)
Inks
Ernie Bache
Letters
Dick Ayers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eyes that burn a flaming challenge of death — icy fingers that point to murder…
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; western-frontier
Characters
Marshall Rex Fury [The Haunted Horseman (Ghost Rider)]; Sing-Song (laundryman); Slymes, (bank-teller); Banner (bank-teller); Old Simms (guard, death); Jack Allison;
Synopsis
Jack stumbles into a bank heist gone wrong and is blamed for the guard's death. It's up to Fury to flush out the truth with some trickery help from Sing-Song.

Indexer Notes

Ghost Rider's name re-lettered as the Haunted Horseman.
Bache inks per Nick Caputo, June 2014. The previous indexer credited Dick Ayers.
Gardner Fox script per indexer of the reprint in Durango Kid (AC, 1990 series) #1 (1990).

Crime Cruise (Table of Contents: 5)

Atoman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Black
Pencils
Bill Black (signed as Wild Bill)
Inks
Bill Black (signed as Wild Bill)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, no! Those long legged lovelies are off again!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atoman; Trixie (blonde); Dixie (brunette); Consuela (villainess)
Synopsis
A soap jingle writing contest wins the two women a holiday down Mexico way. However, Atoman's pals are duped into boating drugs back across the gulf to the U.S.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Phantom Lady / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob McLeod (signed)
Inks
Bob McLeod (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Phantom Lady (Nightveil)

Indexer Notes

Back cover illustration

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Commando D
  2. 1. ["Page! The Cat-Men are sacking the city!"]
    Commando D
  3. 2. Extra! Introducing the Men behind Boys' Ranch, Part 1
    Jack Kirby; Joe Simon; Boys' Ranch
  4. 3. Love Death
    Phantom Lady
  5. 4. Play of Death!
    Haunted Horseman [The Ghost Rider]
  6. 5. Crime Cruise
    Atoman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Phantom Lady
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • CTGarry
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Roger Reus