Media Release -- We're celebrating with exactly what our readers love the best- wall-to-wall story and art starring AC's classic "good girls" and their extended cast of supporting characters!! To start the book, AC head honcho (and creator of it all) BILL BLACK returns to pen the senses- shattering epic titled "The Commandos Are Coming!" See NIGHTVEIL attacked in her lingerie!! See an old nemesis threaten the team!! See Laura Wright FINALLY reunited with her long-lost love, the BLACK COMMANDO!! See a piece of an alien planet, light-years away, transported to Earth!! See the return of NIKKI LATIMER!! And see the shadow of supreme evil hover over it all, in the start of an epic new chapter in FF history! Starring Ms. VICTORY, SYNN, NIGHTVEIL, SHE-CAT, STARDUST and TARA! Penciled by Eric Coile, and inked by Wild Bill Black himself, aided by Scott Shriver!.
And as even as the girls deal with these dangers out of the past, Ms. V's wayward daughter RAD strikes!! And when she does, it's up to PARAGON ("Mr. Victory"), The SCARLET SCORPION and COMMANDO D to rein her in as she goes on a rampage over Downtown Orlando. You can be sure that the result is a knock-down, drag-out donneybrook, but the REAL haymaker is tossed by tiny MYLA CHANG, leaving RAD and PARAGON to speculate on just HOW RAD came to exist, and what it may mean to Ms. VICTORY, in "Golden Years", written by Mark Heike, with pencils by Rock Baker and Heike, and ink finishes by the great Jeff Austin. Next, the team-up you never thought possible, as NIGHTVEIL and The BLUE BULLETEER must work together to vanquish "The Terror That Time Forgot!" Coming to AC from the world of animation, triple-threat creator Andre St. Amour writes, draws and even letters an instant classic that will have you pondering the nature of time itself. Wait until you see Andre's fresh and dynamic "take" on the AC/FEMFORCE universe!
After that, the trip through time and alternate realities continues with the conclusion of "Team Paragon"!! See the startling conclusion of the tale writer/penciler Eric Coile started last issue, as the Pre-AC/Paragon Publications versions of CAPTAIN PARAGON, SYNN, Dr. MARA and SCARLET SCORPION band together to fend off the attack of the IRON CLAW and his fearsome minions!! A satisfying resolution to this fascinating "elseworlds"-style take on what the AC Universe MIGHT have been like, had it continued as the PARAGON Universe instead. Inked by the man who created BOTH versions, AC's own multitalented head man, Bill Black himself!! Then, sojourn on into the year 1970, for the conclusion of the FEMFORCE flashback tale set against the backdrop of the Viet Nam conflict that began in FF #161 with "Tin Soldiers". The FF return from a goodwill tour of Southeast Asia to find tragedy on a college campus in Middle America. While the rest of the team ponders seemingly unsolvable conflicts, SYNN finds a unique solution, to ending tensions. Written by Erik Matthews, with pencils by Eric Coile and inks by Scott Shriver; and guest-starring The BLONDE BOMBER, RIO RITA, CAPTAIN PARAGON, and the corpse of Ho Ci Minh.
Finally, it's the snarling SHE-CAT in contemporary battlefield action as she fights alongside US military forces in the Middle East to stop two new villainesses in "Nosey", scripted by Mark Holmes, with art by Andre St. Amour. Eighty pages of all-new, never-before-seen graphic storytelling done in the style AC readers have come to love over the past three decades. Standard comic book size, black and white interiors with color covers, saddle-stitched. It's sure to sell out fast- get your copy NOW!! In fact, as a special anniversary treat, every copy of FF #162 purchased on the AC web shop before March 1st, 2013 will be autographed by Bill Black and Mark Heike at no additional cost!