AC Annual

    (AC, 1990-1992, 2005)
™ Americomics, ©1992 AC Comics

Bill Black, the publisher and head writer of AC Comics, has been very successful at revitalizing a number of second–tier Golden Age characters and combining them with characters of his own. Known primarily for Femforce, an all–woman group, Black brings the fun and exuberance back to comics with straightforward, unpretentious, super–hero deeds and not a small amount of good–girl art.

AC Annual features new stories about characters from decades ago, like American Crusader, Rocketman, and Jet Girl. The back–story, related in a capsule history on each character’s pinup page, reveals that they voluntarily underwent suspended animation in Jonathan Weir’s Vault of Heroes until such time as the world needed them. Naturally, a crisis precipitated by the Black Shroud necessitated the heroes’ reawakening. Now they’re back to resume crime fighting in the modern era, though their 1940s attitudes make them something of an anachronism.

— George Haberberger

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 ca. 1990Richard Rome, Bill Black, Gardner Fox, Chris AllanRichard Rome, Bill Black, Mark Propst, Bob Powell, Jordi Ensign, Ralph Cabera, Syd Shores


2 copies available from $8.50
 ca. 1991Bill Black, Gardner FoxDick Ayers, Chad Hunt, Bill Black, John Nadeau, Ted Seko, Mark Heike, Rik Levins, Frank Turner, Bob Powell


No copies available
  Bill BlackDan Reed, Rik Levins, Vic Bridges


4 copies available from $3.50
 ca. 1993Bill Black, Mark Heike, Nick NortheyTom Moser, Vic Bridges, Leonard Castro, Sonny Delos Sontos, Nick Northey, Mark Heike


No copies available
  Hack Koilby, Bill BlackMark Heike, Tony Sgroi, Dick Ayers, Norman Hardy Jr., Bill Black, Richard Rome