Americomics (1983) comic books
Cover art by George Perez. Introduction to the Americomics line (later renamed AC). DREAM WALKER, script and art by Bill Black; 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. The New Sentinels Of Justice featuring the Charlton "Action Heroes." THE SLAYER, script by Craig Zablo, pencils by John Beatty, inks by Jerry Ordway; Jon Nyte, intergalactic policeman ("Slayer") from the planet Toru, is assigned to Earth and takes the guise of a police officer in NYC. Gulacy Galaxy Gal ad, art by Paul Gulacy. OCEANUS ONE, script and art by Bill Black. 36 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.
Cover art by Jerry Ordway. An editorial on what is going on at AC. TERROR BY NIGHT!!, script by Martin L. Greim, pencils by Rik Levins, inks by Willie Blyberg; The Terror comes out of retirement to track down the killers of his wife Julie, and his violent actions brand him a criminal. The Blue Beetle ad. MESSENGER, script and art by Jerry Ordway. TARA ON JUNGLE ISLAND, script by Bill Black, pencils by David Matthews, inks by Bill Black. The Terror pinup by Willie Blyberg. The Shade pinup, pencils by June Brigman, inks by Roy Richardson. 36 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.
Cover art by Pat Broderick. Americomics starring Dragonfly, script by Bill Black, pencils by Rik Levins (Dragonfly, Shade) and Martin L. Greim (Atomic Mouse), inks by John Beatty (Dragonfly), Willy Blyberg (Shade), and Al Bradford (Atomic Mouse). RETURN FROM PAGO ISLAND!, script and pencils by Rik Levins, inks by Bill Black. The Battling Blue Beetles! history article. TO LIVE AGAIN!, script by Leo J. Laney (plot) and Neal Stannard (dialogue), pencils by Leo J. Laney, inks by Bill Black; Dan Garrett is brought back from the dead by unnamed "gods," and becomes a CIB (Central Intelligence Bureau) agent; His 1st assignment is to trade crimeboss Terry Spencer for the kidnapped Ted Kord-- who's surprised to see Dan alive again! THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND SCREAMS starring The Shade, script by Bill Black, pencils by Bill Black (layouts) and Rik Levins, inks by Willie Blyberg. Black Diamond Vs. Darkfire ad, art by Paul Gulacy. Star Masters, art by Paul Gulacy. Blue Beetle back cover illustration, pencils by Rik Levins, inks by Bill Black. 36 pgs. $2.00. Cover price $2.00.
Cover art by Jerry Ordway. Starmasters ad, art by Paul Gulacy. Dragonfly, script and pencils by Rik Levins, inks by Kevin Dzuban; Kenneth plans to reenact the supernatural ritual that turned the late John Howard Gallagher into the super-hero Dragonfly; however, his girlfriend Nancy walks in in the middle of the ceremony and becomes the new Dragonfly, instead; She fights a giant created by some unscrupulous drug manufacturers. The Night Has a Thousand Screams Part II, script and pencils by Rik Levins [as Ric Levins], inks by Willie Blyberg [as Willy Blyberg]; While coming to terms with his existence, Roger Brant is almost killed when a thief breaks into his house. Backward, Turn Backward, O Time In Your Flight starring Atomic Mouse, script and pencils by Martin L. Greim, inks by Al Bradford. Black Diamond ad, pencils by Paul Gulacy and Don Secrease, inks by Gulacy and Kevin Dzuban. 36 pgs. $1.75. Cover price $2.00.
Cover by Pat Broderick and Bill Black. Edited by Bill Black. Stories by Bill Black and Neal Stannard. Art by Vic Bridges, Don Lomax, and Kevin Dzuban. An early publication of AC Comics, an anthology series featuring new characters, revivals from Bill Black's 1970s comics, and ACs stable of revived Golden Age heroes. The super-soldier Captain Freedom battles the mysterious Hood to save experimental underwater city Oceanus One; A scientist becomes the multi-dimensional Commando D to combat an alien invasion from the reptilian Vardax. To Steal the Sun; To Save This Sun…To Save This City; The Coming of…Commando D. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.
Cover by Steve Lightle and Jerry Ordway. Edited by Bill Black. Stories by Rik Levins. Art by Rik Levins and Kevin Dzuban. An early publication of AC Comics, an anthology series featuring new characters, revivals from Bill Black's 1970s comics, and ACs stable of revived Golden Age heroes. A trucker targeted by gangsters gains superpowers and becomes the Scarlet Scorpion; The Shade, aka Darkshade, takes ethereal action when a jetliner is hijacked. Final issue of the series. Scarlet Scorpion; Terror Flight. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $1.75.