Shade Special (1984) comic books
Stories by Bill Black and Rik Levins. Art by Bill Black, Willie Blyberg and Rik Levins. Cover by Rik Levins and Bill Black. AC Comics focuses on the mystical hero known as The Shade. First, the origin of the Shade, as an American GI in Vietnam learns ancient secrets of mystical power after a crippling attack in an ancient temple. In America, he joins forces with Femforce member Tara to battle Umbra, the Voodoo priestess. Then, The Shade must counter the creature a lab animal has become, after an experiment to boost human intelligence goes wrong. In the backup story, Western hero The Latigo Kid encounters a con man with hypnotic powers. Beginnings; Voodoo Night; Project Psion; Eyes of the Hypnotist. 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.