(November 1987)

A.C.E. Comics, 1987 Series
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Price
1.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
ACE Comics, Inc.
Editing
Ron Frantz
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover title is "Ace Comics Presents The Art of Lou Fine." Indicia title is "Ace Comics Presents...The Art of Lou Fine No. 4."


The Art of Lou Fine (Table of Contents)

The Ray; The Flame; Hack O'Hara / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Koda (signed)
Inks
Alex Koda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Ray; The Flame; Hack O'Hara
Keywords
skeleton; taxi

The Lou Fine Story (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bart Bush
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Biography of Lou Fine.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover and inside back cover; spot illustration by Lou Fine from a 1940s magazine.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Hack O'Hara / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once more "Sir Galahad" O'Hara tries to help out a lady...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Hack O'Hara
Reprints

Coming in October from Ace Comics (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Lou Fine Index (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gill Fox (photographer)
Inks
Gill Fox (photographer)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Lou Fine (photo)

Indexer Notes

Index to Lou Fine's art, along with a 1941 photo of Fine.

[Lou Fine Cover Gallery] (Table of Contents: 5)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 8 pages (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine; Joe Simon ?; Reed Crandall ?
Inks
Lou Fine; Reed Crandall ?
Letters
?

Characters
The Flame; Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Uncle Sam
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Full-page cover reprints. Original index for National Comics #16 says its by Reed Crandall, not Fine.

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

Space Conquerors / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
?

Job Number
7105B
First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the door of the monumental rocket bow...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kurt; Primo
Reprints
  • from Boy's Life (May 1971)

Indexer Notes

Two-page spread in centerfold. Apparently reproduced from the original art.

[Lou Fine Cover Gallery - Part 2] (Table of Contents: 7)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
?

Characters
Firebrand; Red Bee; Neon; Hercultes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Full-page cover reprints. Cover reprint of Hit Comics #5 has no logo or lettering.

[Lou Fine Sample Pages] (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
?

Characters
Black Condor; Samson

Indexer Notes

First page of a Black Condor story from Crack Comics #? and a full-page promo for Fantastic Comics #1 with cover depicted.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Jack Cortez]
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In response to the message sent by the Count...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Mercedes; Albert; Jocopo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Drawn in Sunday comic page style. Numbered 52.

In Search of Expression (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ron Frantz
Pencils
Lou Fine; ? (photo)
Inks
Lou Fine; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Lou Fine (photo)

Indexer Notes

Previously unpublished doodles by Fine, along with a December 1941 photo of him.

From Ace Comics (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[Cadava the Crumbler] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray; Diane; Cadava (villain)
Reprints

Say, hey... (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Art of Lou Fine
    The Ray; The Flame; Hack O'Hara
  2. 1. The Lou Fine Story
  3. 2. ["Once more "Sir Galahad" O'Hara tries to help out a lady..."]
    Hack O'Hara
  4. 3. Coming in October from Ace Comics
    Ace Comics Presents
  5. 4. Lou Fine Index
  6. 5. [Lou Fine Cover Gallery]
  7. 6. ["At the door of the monumental rocket bow..."]
    Space Conquerors
  8. 7. [Lou Fine Cover Gallery - Part 2]
  9. 8. [Lou Fine Sample Pages]
  10. 9. ["In response to the message sent by the Count..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  11. 10. In Search of Expression
  12. 11. From Ace Comics
    Crypt of the Claw
  13. 12. [Cadava the Crumbler]
    The Ray
  14. 13. Say, hey...
    Ace Comics
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