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Golden Age Comics Vol. 3 - Ace Comics 212 issues - 2 DVD-ROMs - boxed shrinkwrapped

Golden Age Comics Vol. 3 - Ace Comics 212 issues - 2 DVD-ROMs - boxed shrinkwrapped

$ 11.60 $ 14.99

GOLDEN AGE COMICS VOL. 3

ACE COMICS 1941 - 1956

212 ISSUES - 2 DVD-ROMs

 

We are pleased to present this fine 2 DVD-ROM collection of over 200 digitized Ace Comics! This collection comes attractively packaged in a shrink-wrapped plastic box and represents a great value for the money when compared to other offerings of digital comics seen on eBay and other internet venues. When it comes to the number of digital issues you get per dollar spent, our collections ROCK! Rather than just package up a few issues of a single title like most vendors, our comics are painstakingly assembled into multi-disk collections by publisher resulting in a comprehensive collectors' library for each publisher whose works we offer. We provide the highest quality product available given the fact that these comics were originally printed - some seventy plus years ago - on pulp paper not meant to last. They all show the effects of age to varying degrees. Any missing covers, pages, etc, are indicated in the titles.

Scanned at ~150 dpi (higher resolution than the graphics in this listing), these comics are in .cbr and .cbz files which are basically .jpg scans with the file extension of cbz (for zip files) or cbr (for rar files) which can be read with the included reader. These files are not e-books as much as they are collections of individual scanned pages giving the reader the ability to effortlessly pull individual pages for printing or further graphic manipulation if so desired.

Aside from being a great value for the money and being a great addition to any digital comic collection, it is attractively packaged and makes a fine gift for any aficinado of Golden Age comic enthusiast! 

Ace Comics - Not to be confused with Ace Comics (publishers)Ace Comics (1980s), or A.C.E. Comics (1990s) - was a comic book series published by David McKay Publications between 1937 and 1949 — starting just before the Golden Age era of comics. The title reprinted syndicated newspaper strips owned by King Features Syndicate, following the successful formula of a mix of adventure and humor strips introduced by McKay in their King Comics title in April 1936; some of the strips transferred from King Comics from issue #1. Ace Comics #11, the first appearance of The Phantom, is regarded by many to be a key issue in the history of comics, as it introduced to the comics format one of the first of the costumed heroes, leading to the Golden Age of superheroes in comics

The first issue of Ace Comics was published in April 1937, and included the adventures of hunter Jungle Jim written by Flash Gordon writer Alex Raymond, Chic Young's Blondie, and George Herriman's surreal Krazy Kat strip, all three characters going on to appear in every issue of Ace Comics. Issue #11 (cover date February 1938) is notable as a key Golden Age comic, as it introduced to a wider audience one of the first costumed heroes ever to be featured in a comic book, Lee Falk's The Phantom — pre-dating Superman (Action Comics #1, cover date June 1938). The Phantom daily strip, written by Ray Moore and drawn by Wilson McCoy, then featured in Ace Comics for a 140-issue run, appearing in every issue until the title was cancelled. Initially The Phantom was a four-page story, but from #38 this was increased to eight pages in each issue. Towards the end of the run, the Sunday strips were also included. Many of the strips were edited and cropped from the original newspaper stories, and the text was often rewritten also.

As well as Jungle Jim and The Phantom, which ran throughout the series, Hal Foster's knight's tale of Prince Valiant was also a long running adventure feature, published in issues 26-134. Other adventure strips that appeared included Zane Gray's Western character Tex Thorne in early issues, the adventures of orphan Tim Tyler in Tim Tyler's Luck and Curley Harper at Lakespur both by Blondie writer/artist Chic Young's brother Lyman Young. Tim Tyler's Luck ran in every issue of Ace Comics, while the Curley Harper strip ended with issue 100, although a single strip just called Curley Harper appeared in issue #107. Later issues reprinted the Flash Gordon-like space adventures of Brick Bradford and The Lone Ranger strip, both transferred from the King Comics title.

The Blondie strip also appeared in every issue of Ace Comics, as did classic the humor strip The Katzenjammer Kids by Rudolph Dirks. Other humor strips included Pete the Tramp by Clarence D. Russell, Tillie the Toiler by Russ Westover, Billy DeBeck's Barney Google, Jimmy Hatlo's They'll Do It Every Time and Paul Robinson's Etta Kett were presented throughout the run, although all of these titles missed the odd issue. The strip Seein' Stars which ran in the first 50 issues, was written by Arthur Beeman and was based around the Hollywood film industry — cartoon versions of a number of Hollywood stars, including Fred Astaire, Betty Grable and Judy Garland guested.

Drawn in a similar style to Winsor McCay's work, the fantasy strip The Pussycat Princess (a story originally titled Pussycat Princess, A Fairytale For Boys, Girls And Other Children), by Grace Drayton and Ed Anthony, also featured in early issues of Ace Comics run. Drayton was a well-known and important early cartoonist who died only a year after starting this delightful fairytale series. Another classic Golden Age artist whose work appeared in a number of issues was C.C.Beck (creator of Fawcett's Captain Marvel). Six issues of Ace Comics contained single-page Captain Tootsie strips - advertisements for Tootsie Roll confectionery with a short adventure on the page, with a costume patterned on Captain Marvel's.

As well as syndicated strips, most issues also carried text stories, editorials, and factual pages. Many of the stories, such as White Buffalo in issues #35-36, were written by R. G. Montgomery, who wrote short Western tales in magazines in the 1920s and 1930s. Ruth Plumly Thompson, who wrote a number of the books in the Oz series after Frank L. Baum died in 1919, also wrote a considerable number of editorial pages. Ace Comics also featured single-panel cartoons, probably the best known of which, Private Breger Abroad, was drawn by celebrated World War II cartoonist Dave Breger. The factual strip Ripley's Believe It Or Not! was reprinted in early issues of Ace Comics, while other factual pages, such as Stamp Spotlight, Sports In Pictures and News In Pictures, appeared regularly at various times during the run. Two series in 1941-2 covered the early events of World War II at sea — Battle of the Atlantic and Battle for the Seven Seas. These were written and drawn by Edgar Franklin Wittmack, known for his stylized magazine covers in the 1920s and 1930s.

An unusual feature for the day was the Young Reporters page, which included readers' letters and comments. Competitions and prizes were also advertised in early numbers, and puzzle pages were also featured.

Ace Comics was cancelled with issue #151 (October 1949), although as that issue contained an ad for the next Phantom series, it can be assumed the decision on cancellation was made after #151 left the printer. (from WIkipedia)

This 2 DVD set includes the following Ace Comics issues:

All_Romances_02.cbr

Andy_Comics_020.cbr
Andy_Comics_21_194808.cbz
Apace_Action_01_c2c.cbz
Apace_Action_02_c2c.cbz
Apace_Action_03_c2c.cbz
Atomic_War_001_195211_ctc_rescanned.cbr
Atomic_War_002_195212_ctc_rescanned.cbr
Atomic_War_003_195302_ctc.cbr
Atomic_War_004_195304_missing_cf.cbr
Baffling_Mysteries_006_1952_no_cover.cbz
Baffling_Mysteries_007_missing_3_pgs.cbz
Baffling_Mysteries_009.cbz
Baffling_Mysteries_011_1952_.cbz
Baffling_Mysteries_012_1952_.cbz
Baffling_Mysteries_0131953_.cbz
Baffling_Mysteries_014_1953_.cbz
Baffling_Mysteries_0151953_.cbz
Baffling_Mysteries_017_1953_09..cbz
Baffling_Mysteries_018_1953_.cbz
Baffling_Mysteries_019.cbz
Baffling_Mysteries_020.cbz
Baffling_Mysteries_021_1954_07.missing_ifc_.cbr
Baffling_Mysteries_024_1955_.cbz
BafflingMysteries005.cbz
BafflingMysteries26AceNoAds.cbz
Beyond_002_1951_image22912.cbr
Beyond_0031951_.cbz
Beyond_004_Pappy_3_stories_.cbz
Beyond_006_1951_image6538.cbr
Beyond_007_1951_image10196.cbr
Beyond_0081952_.cbz
Beyond_0101952_.cbz
Beyond_012_1952_.cbr
Beyond_014_bchat.cbz
Beyond_016.cbz
Beyond_017_1952_image6614.cbr
Beyond_019_1953_.cbz
Beyond_0211953_.cbz
Beyond_022.cbz
Beyond_024.cbz
Beyond_0281954_.cbz
Beyond_029.cbz
Beyond_0301955_fixed.cbz
Beyond_11_May_52_31pgs_no_ifc_txt_ibc_bc.cbz
Beyond005.cbz
Beyond015.cbz
Challenge_of_the_Unknown_006_1950_.cbz
Complete_Love_Magazine_163_1952_.cbr
Crime_Must_Pay_The_Penalty_003.cbr
Crime_Must_Pay_The_Penalty_005.cbr
Crime_Must_Pay_The_Penalty_010.cbr
Crime_Must_Pay_The_Penal

Crime_Must_Pay_the_Penalty_024_1952_02.cbr
Crime_Must_Pay_The_Penalty_026.cbr
Crime_Must_Pay_The_Penalty_027.cbr
crime_must_pay_the_penalty_038.cbz
Crime_Must_Pay_The_Penalty_040_01.cbr
Crime_Must_Pay_the_Penalty_041_(-_Nov_1954).cbr
Crime_Must_Pay_The_Penalty_045.cbz
Crime_Must_Pay_The_Penalty_046.cbr
Crime_Must_Pay_the_Penalty_36_ctc.cbz
Crime_Must_Pay_The_Penalty_46.cbr
Dotty_036.cbz
Dotty_039-36.cbr
Dotty_040_(c2c)_(1949)dotty_40_00_fc.cbr
dotty_35_51_bc.cbr
dotty_37_51_bc.cbr
dotty_38_51_bc.cbr
Ernie_024.cbr
Ernie_025.cbr
Four_Favorites_008.cbr
Four_Favorites_009_194302.cbz
Four_Favorites_017_50_of_52pgs_bhc.cbz
Four_Favorites_021_31pgs.cbz
Four_Favorites_023_M_D_only_redit.cbz
Four_Favorites_026_25pgs.cbz
Four_Favorites_028_36pgs.cbz
Four_Favorites_029_incomplete_missing_cf.cbz
Four_Favorites_030.cbz
Four_Favorites_032_KingF.cbr
Four_Favorites_04_58of68pgs_.cbr
Four_Favorites_05_noOw_bhc.cbz
Four_Favorites_06.cbz
Four_Favorites_07.cbr
Four_Favorites_10_no_txt.cbz
Four_Favorites_12.cbz
Four_Favorites_14.cbz
Four_Favorites_15.cbz
Four_Favorites_16bh.cbz
Four_Favorites_19_Oct_45_31pgs_no_ads_txt.cbz
Four_Favorites_20.cbz
Four_Favorites_22.cbz
Four_Teeners_03401.cbr
FourFavorites23cfo.cbz
Glamorous Romances 41-00.cbr
Glamorous Romances_57_36_bc_resize.cbr
Glamorous_Romances_049_1950.cbr
Glamorous_Romances_072_1953_12.c2c_.cbr
Glamourous Romances48-13.JPG.cbr
Hand_Of_Fate_008.cbz
Hand_Of_Fate_010.cbr
Hand_of_Fate_011_1952_.cbz
Hand_Of_Fate_012.cbz
Hand_of_Fate_014_1952_.cbr
Hand_of_Fate_015_digital_camera_scan_.cbr

ty_018_1951_02.cbr
Hand_of_Fate_016_1953_02..cbz

Hand_of_Fate_019_1953_.cbr
Hand_of_Fate_021_1953_.cbz
Hand_of_Fate_022_1954_.cbz
Hand_of_Fate_025b_1954_.cbz
Indian_Braves_003.cbr
Lightning_Comics_2_4_3stories_.cbz
Lightning_Comics_v1_04_194012.cbz
Lightning_Comics_v2_003.cbr
Lightning_Comics_v2_01.cbz
Lightning_Comics_v2_02.cbr
Lightning_Comics_v2_04.cbr
Lightning_Comics_v2_05.cbr
Lightning_Comics_v2_06_(Marvo).cbr
Lightning_Comics_v3_1_64pgs_intro_Lightning_Girl.cbz
Love_at_First_Sight_35.cbz
Love_Experiences_018.cbr
Men_Against_Crime_004_1951.cbr
Monkeyshines_Comics_nn_reprint_Marmaduke_Monk_014_NoAds.cbz
Our_Flag_Comics_004_65pg.cbz
Our_Flag_Comics_02_194110.cbz
Real_Love_044_c2c_36pFeb_1952.cbz
Real_Love_071.cbr
Real_Love_74_1956.cbr
Science_Comics01_194601.cbz
spm5.cbz
sumy_v6n2.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_4_5.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_5_2.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_5_4.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_5_5.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_5_6.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_6_1.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_6_4.cbz

Super_Mystery_Comics_6_6.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_7_1.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_7_3.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_7_6.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_8_1.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_v01_002Aug1940.cbr
Super_Mystery_Comics_v01_004_.cbr
Super_Mystery_Comics_v02_005_.cbr
Super_Mystery_Comics_v02_006_.cbr
Super_Mystery_Comics_v02_01_194104.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_v02_03_194108.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_v03_01_194204.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_v04_002.cbr
Super_Mystery_Comics_v04_01_194401.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_v04_03_194407.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_v04_06_194504.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_v05_003_Dec_45_36pg_c2c_.cbr
Super_Mystery_Comics_v06_005_no_cf_43pg.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_v07_004.cbr
Super_Mystery_Comics_v07_005_47_of_52_pgs.cbz

Super_Mystery_Comics_v08_005.cbr
Super_Mystery_Comics_v1_06_194102.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_v2_04_194110.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_v3n3bh.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_v3n6bh.cbz
Super_Mystery_Comics_v4n4_01.cbr
Super_Mystery_v8_03_1949.cbz
superMyst8_2bhc.cbz
Super-Mystery_Comics_v3_#2_Jul42-66pg-missing_ifc,ibc_-
Super-Mystery_Comics_v3#2.cbr
superMystery3_5bhc.cbz
superMystery7_2bhc.cbz
supMyst8_4ffly.cbz
supMyst8_6ffly.cbz
Sure_Fire_00208.1940_no_ifc_ibc.cbr
Sure_Fire_Comics_001_1940_c2c.cbr
Sure_Fire_Comics_03.cbr
The_Beyond#23_1953.cbr
Trapped_001.cbr
Vicky_nn_Dec48_c2c_.cbr
Vicky_nn_Feb1949ACE.cbz
War_Heroes_002.cbr
War_Heroes_01_195205.cbz
Web_of_Mystery_002_1951.cbz
Web_Of_Mystery_003_1951_.cbz
Web_of_Mystery_004_1952_.cbz
Web_Of_Mystery_005_1951_.cbz
Web_Of_Mystery_007_1952_.cbz
Web_Of_Mystery_008_1952_.cbz
Web_Of_Mystery_009.cbz
Web_of_Mystery_010_1952_.cbz
Web_of_Mystery_011_1952_.cbz
Web_Of_Mystery_013.cbz
Web_of_Mystery_014_1952_.cbz
Web_of_Mystery_015.cbz
Web_Of_Mystery_016_1952_.cbz
Web_Of_Mystery_017_1953_.cbz
Web_Of_Mystery_018_1953_.cbz
Web_of_Mystery_019.cbz
Web_of_Mystery_020_c2c.cbz
Web_of_Mystery_021_1954_.cbz
Web_of_Mystery_022_1954.cbz
Web_Of_Mystery_023.cbz
Web_of_Mystery_024_1954_.cbr
Web_of_Mystery_026_1954_.cbz
Web_Of_Mystery_027.cbz
Web_of_Mystery_25.cbr
WEB_OF_MYSTERY_No.121952.cbz
Western_Adventures_01.cbz
western_adventures_03_35_bc.cbr
Western_Adventures_04.cbz
World_War_III_01_195303.cbz

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