(2003)

AC, 2003 Series
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Volume
1
Price
29.95 USD
Pages
248
On-sale Date
2003-02-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
AC Comics
Brand
AC Comics
Editing
Bill Black (editor, publisher); Mark Heike (associate editor)
Color
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mac Raboy; Jack Kirby
Inks
Mac Raboy; Mort Meskin; Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

The general layout and Spy Smasher, Bulletman, and Mr. Scarlet figures taken from Mac Raboy's cover for America's Greatest Comics (Fawcett, 1941 series) #1. Minute Man from that cover had been modified into Green Lama. Captain Marvel from that cover has been replaced by the Captain 3-D figure from Captain 3-D (Harvey, 1953 series) #1 by Jack Kirby, Mort Meskin, and Steve Ditko.

The Statues That Killed! (Table of Contents: 1)

Bulletman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Barry
Inks
Dan Barry
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Susan Kent; Dr. Weird [Edmund Hadow]
Reprints

The Two-Faced Killer! (Table of Contents: 2)

Spy Smasher / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Emil Gershwin
Inks
Emil Gershwin
Letters
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]; Admiral Corby; Eve Corby; Casey; Henry Grogan; Bruno [as Williams]
Synopsis
The murder of an investigator gets Admiral Corby involved in getting Spy Smasher to track down the murderer, not knowing the killer is actually in disguise and working under Admiral Corby's command in order to steal Naval secrets.
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The Man with Nine Lives! (Table of Contents: 3)

Ibis the Invincible / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ibis; Taia; Belgor
Reprints

That's the Spirit! (Table of Contents: 4)

Mr. Scarlet and Pinky / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Fujitani
Inks
Bob Fujitani
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister Scarlet [Brian Butler]; Pinky; Mrs. Van Rich; Professor Curiosa
Reprints

[Hopalong Cassidy] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Comix Cards / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Deadly Photo (Table of Contents: 6)

Nyoka the Jungle Girl / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Nyoka
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

El Carim / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The criminal world totters on its foundation..
Genre
superhero
Characters
El Carim; Hands Stacco
Reprints

Death of the Cat! (Table of Contents: 8)

Ibis the Invincible / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Sharkmen! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per Robin Snyder's biblio in The Comics, vol 24, no 3, March 2013.

Crime Wave! (Table of Contents: 10)

Tomboy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edvard Moritz
Inks
Edvard Moritz
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Blue Bolt / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Little devil! I'd love to tell him who I really am...
Genre
superhero
Reprints

Introducing the Twister (Table of Contents: 12)

The Twister / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Willy Gets His Lumps (Table of Contents: 13)

The Little Wise Guys / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro (credited)
Pencils
Norman Maurer (signed)
Inks
Norman Maurer (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Salute to Simon and Kirby! (Table of Contents: 14)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Black
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bill Black
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain 3-D; Joe Simon (photo); Jack Kirby (photo)
Reprints

Captain 3-D and Me (Table of Contents: 15)

Captain 3-D / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Gelb
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain 3-D
Reprints

Captain 3-D (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Black
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain 3-D
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Description of the contents of Captain 3-D #1

The Menace of the Living Dolls (Table of Contents: 17)

Captain 3-D / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mort Meskin; Steve Ditko (assist)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Creating and Re-Creating Captain 3-D! (Table of Contents: 18)

text article / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Black
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bill Black
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain 3-D
Reprints

The Simon & Kirby 3-D Effort (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mort Meskin
Letters
typeset

Reprints

What Happened to Captain 3-D No. 2? (Table of Contents: 20)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Black
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain 3-D
Synopsis
The history of the unpublished Captain 3-D #2.
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Challenge of the Speed Demon (Table of Contents: 21)

Captain 3-D / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Meskin ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Bill Black (pp 1, 6, 7 and 10)
Letters
AC Comics staff

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain 3-D; Be Bop Bendix; Margie Moran; Danny Davis; Happy Herkimer
Synopsis
BeBop Bendix has no time for anything but racing. To help out Margie Moran the Captain and Danny have to arrange for BeBop to be beaten in a race so he'll pay attention to her instead.
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Indexer Notes

10 pages of art printed sideways, two to a comic page. Mostly in pencil. Unpublished art intended for Captain 3-D #2.

The Legacy of Captain 3-D! (Table of Contents: 22)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Black
Pencils
Bill Black
Inks
Bill Black
Letters
typeset

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Enter the Dimension Man (Table of Contents: 23)

text article / 0.7 page (report information)

Script
Ronn Foss
Pencils
Ronn Foss
Inks
Ronn Foss
Letters
typeset

Reprints

The Grass Green Connection (Table of Contents: 24)

text article / 1.3 pages (report information)

Script
Grass Green
Pencils
Grass Green
Inks
Grass Green
Letters
typeset

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The Hour of the 3-D Man (Table of Contents: 25)

text article / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg (layouts); Bill Black
Inks
Bill Black
Letters
typeset

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Triple Threat! Bill Black's Three Dimensional Heroes (Table of Contents: 26)

text article / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script
Stephanie Sanderson
Pencils
Mike Machlan
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Bullseye (Table of Contents: 27)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Cosgrove; Bill Black
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Bill Black
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art recreation by Bill Black.

Who Is Bullseye? (Table of Contents: 28)

Bullseye / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Black
Inks
Bill Black
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bullseye [Panhandle Pete] (origin); Yellow Snake; Long Drink; Deadeye Dick
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Recreation of Bullseye origin story in Bullseye #3. Between the 2nd and 3rd pages of the previous sequence.

Meet Fighting American (Table of Contents: 29)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Kidson
Pencils
Bill Black (recreation of Jack Kirby)
Inks
Bill Black
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Whatta Ya Know, Joe? (Table of Contents: 30)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Black; Joe Simon
Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Samson and Delilah at Boys' Ranch (Table of Contents: 31)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
R. C. Harvey
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Letters
Typeset

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Black Owl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Letters
Jack Kirby

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death goes to sea in a million dollar yacht...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Owl [Doug Danville]; The Whistler
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Greg Theakston. Letters credit identified by Greg Theakston and later Harry Mendryk on the Jack Kirby Museum web page http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2369, 31 October 2008 (retrieved 15 December 2014).

Wild Westerns! (Table of Contents: 33)

The Ghost Rider / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Frazetta
Inks
Frank Frazetta
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Ghost Rider [Rex Fury]
Reprints

He Who Laughs! (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
Carl Memling
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers; Ernie Bache
Letters
Dick Ayers

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

The Tombstone Bugle (Table of Contents: 35)

Wild Bill Pecos / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Bounty Hunter (Table of Contents: 36)

Billy the Kid / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Severin [as JS] (signed)
Inks
John Severin [as JS] (signed]
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Part I: Geronimo the War Chief of the Apaches (Table of Contents: 37)

Cheyenne Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill
Pencils
Al Williamson
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Cheyenne Kid
Reprints

Part 2: Geronimo's Challenge (Table of Contents: 38)

Cheyenne Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill
Pencils
Al Williamson
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Cheyenne Kid
Reprints

Squelcher de Luxe! (Table of Contents: 39)

Pistol Packin' Pattie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Bolle
Inks
Frank Bolle
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Green Lama / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Crossen [as Richard Foster]
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As an important decision is being reached, at the laboratory of Dr. Meruc...
Genre
superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Espionage Starring Black Ace / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On March 27, 1933, Japan withdrew from the League of Nations...
Genre
spy
Characters
Espionage [Black Ace]; Colonel Atwater; President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Reprints

[Adventure of the Crime School] (Table of Contents: 42)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Paul Gattuso
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When an educated crime exponent turns teacher...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Topaz (villain, master criminal); Bugs Dugan (villain); Fingers Fips (villain)
Synopsis
Just released from prison, Topaz starts a school and turns teacher to pass along his evil learnings to his more illiterate colleagues, expecting his students to reward him with the fruits of their felonious crimes.
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Indexer Notes

Gattuso is credited on inking this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this is the only story that has some of his gaping faces, and many faces also look like Battefield's work.

Ransom of Shipwreck Shoals! (Table of Contents: 43)

Son of Sinbad / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
Sinbad secures the release of the slave girl Elene from Mytar and recovers a fortune in gems and jewels in the process.
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Denis McLoughlin (Table of Contents: 44)

Collector's Corner / text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Matthew H. Gore (credited)
Pencils
Denis McLoughlin
Inks
Denis McLoughlin
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Roy Carson; Swift Morgan; Buffalo Bill Cody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Article about British comics artist Denis McLoughlin and his career.

Call Your Shots! (Table of Contents: 45)

Nuggets Nugent / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

New Adventures of Frankenstein / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer
Pencils
Dick Briefer; Al Dellinges (reconstruction)
Inks
Dick Briefer; Al Dellinges (reconstruction)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Born out of death, a hideous monster...
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Statues That Killed!
    Bulletman
  3. 2. The Two-Faced Killer!
    Spy Smasher
  4. 3. The Man with Nine Lives!
    Ibis the Invincible
  5. 4. That's the Spirit!
    Mr. Scarlet and Pinky
  6. 5. [Hopalong Cassidy]
    Comix Cards
  7. 6. The Deadly Photo
    Nyoka the Jungle Girl
  8. 7. ["The criminal world totters on its foundation.."]
    El Carim
  9. 8. Death of the Cat!
    Ibis the Invincible
  10. 9. Sharkmen!
    Captain Flash
  11. 10. Crime Wave!
    Tomboy
  12. 11. ["Little devil! I'd love to tell him who I really am..."]
    Blue Bolt
  13. 12. Introducing the Twister
    The Twister
  14. 13. Willy Gets His Lumps
    The Little Wise Guys
  15. 14. Salute to Simon and Kirby!
  16. 15. Captain 3-D and Me
    Captain 3-D
  17. 16. Captain 3-D
  18. 17. The Menace of the Living Dolls
    Captain 3-D
  19. 18. Creating and Re-Creating Captain 3-D!
  20. 19. The Simon & Kirby 3-D Effort
  21. 20. What Happened to Captain 3-D No. 2?
  22. 21. Challenge of the Speed Demon
    Captain 3-D
  23. 22. The Legacy of Captain 3-D!
  24. 23. Enter the Dimension Man
  25. 24. The Grass Green Connection
  26. 25. The Hour of the 3-D Man
  27. 26. Triple Threat! Bill Black's Three Dimensional Heroes
  28. 27. Bullseye
  29. 28. Who Is Bullseye?
    Bullseye
  30. 29. Meet Fighting American
  31. 30. Whatta Ya Know, Joe?
  32. 31. Samson and Delilah at Boys' Ranch
  33. 32. ["Death goes to sea in a million dollar yacht..."]
    Black Owl
  34. 33. Wild Westerns!
    The Ghost Rider
  35. 34. He Who Laughs!
    The Ghost Rider
  36. 35. The Tombstone Bugle
    Wild Bill Pecos
  37. 36. Bounty Hunter
    Billy the Kid
  38. 37. Part I: Geronimo the War Chief of the Apaches
    Cheyenne Kid
  39. 38. Part 2: Geronimo's Challenge
    Cheyenne Kid
  40. 39. Squelcher de Luxe!
    Pistol Packin' Pattie
  41. 40. ["As an important decision is being reached, at the laboratory of Dr. Meruc..."]
    Green Lama
  42. 41. ["On March 27, 1933, Japan withdrew from the League of Nations..."]
    Espionage Starring Black Ace
  43. 42. [Adventure of the Crime School]
    Yellowjacket
  44. 43. Ransom of Shipwreck Shoals!
    Son of Sinbad
  45. 44. Denis McLoughlin
    Collector's Corner
  46. 45. Call Your Shots!
    Nuggets Nugent
  47. 46. ["Born out of death, a hideous monster..."]
    New Adventures of Frankenstein
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