(April 1983)

AC, 1983 Series
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Price
2.00 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Americomics
Brand
AC
Editing
Bill Black
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy (Hudson paper)
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

First Issue! / Starring The Shade (Table of Contents)

The Shade / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
George Perez (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
George Perez

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shade; Rea Williams

The World's Smallest Comic Company (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Black
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to the Americomics line (later renamed AC). Article details some never-published features intended for this book: A book-length Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) story by Rik Levins, a story by Leo Laney introducing Ms. Blue Beetle, a Captain Atom story by Ben Smith and Dan Reed, and Magniton the Magnetic Man by June Brigman. The first three stories were not published due to DC acquiring the rights to the Charlton heroes. Another feature intended for Americomics, Astron (art by June Brigman), was eventually published in Venture (AC, 1986 series) #1.

Dream Walker (Table of Contents: 2)

The Shade / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Rea Williams; Roger Brant (The Shade); Chen Lo (priest & mystic); Thurston Lahr (drug lord)
Synopsis
After soldier Roger Brant loses the use of his legs in Viet Nam, mystic Chen Lo teaches him to unleash the powers of his mind & astral form to become The Shade. Back in America, he enters the dreams of Rea Williams, who plans to murder the man responsible for her brother's drug-related death.
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Indexer Notes

The Shade created by Martin Greim & Bill Black, partly inspired by the Golden Age SANDMAN as done by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby. Retelling of stories from PARAGON SUPER HEROES #1 and PARAGON #3 (Paragon, 1971). Original version reprinted in FANDOM'S FINEST COMICS VOL.2 (Hamster Press, 1998).

Together Again For The First Time! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The New Sentinels Of Justice / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

THE SLAYER (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Craig Zablo
Pencils
John Beatty
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
John Beatty
Letters
Jerry Ordway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jon Nyte / Jonathan Knight (The Slayer); Captain Scott (police officer); Black Starr
Synopsis
Jon Nyte, intergalactic policeman ("Slayer") from the planet Toru, is assigned to Earth and takes the guise of a police officer in NYC.

Indexer Notes

The Slayer created by John Beatty & R.E.M. Clements.

Gulacy Galaxy Gal (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Star Fems / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Next Issue (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

"OCEANUS ONE" (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain Freedom and the Liberty Corps / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Black
Pencils
Bill Black
Inks
Bill Black
Colors
Bill Black
Letters
Bill Black

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Phineas Crump; Commodore Faraday; Dr. Yuri Gargovich; Captain Freedom; The Hood (villain); The Liberty Corps
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Indexer Notes

4-page preview; includes upcoming cover of AMERICOMICS #5 (December 1983). Captain Freedom has a slightly different costume in this story (and the back-cover) that does not appear in later appearances of the character.

Back Issues (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Captain Freedom (Table of Contents: 9)

Captain Freedom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Willie Blyberg (signed)
Inks
Willie Blyberg (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Willie Blyberg

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Freedom; The Hood

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. First Issue! / Starring The Shade
    The Shade
  2. 1. The World's Smallest Comic Company
  3. 2. Dream Walker
    The Shade
  4. 3. Together Again For The First Time!
    The New Sentinels Of Justice
  5. 4. THE SLAYER
    The Slayer
  6. 5. Gulacy Galaxy Gal
    Star Fems
  7. 6. Next Issue
  8. 7. "OCEANUS ONE"
    Captain Freedom and the Liberty Corps
  9. 8. Back Issues
  10. 9. Captain Freedom
    Captain Freedom
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