Aces High (RCP)

 ACHR   (RCP, 1999)

® and ©1999 William M. Gains, Agent

This title reprinted the original Aces High in its original form—albeit at some 25 times the issue price than the original. In any case, it’s a bargain for modern readers. There were six E.C. titles in its “New Direction,” cover-bannered as “an entirely novel and unique reading experience.” The cover of each had a frame with the title on top and an identifying icon down the left side. The “New Direction” was one designed to accommodate the Comics Magazine Association of America’s new Comics Code, though the first issue of each did not carry the Code stamp, and all but one lasted for five issues. The six titles were: Extra!, Impact, MD, Psychoanalysis, Valor—and Aces High.

The stories dealt with aviation combat, and four of the five covers by George Evans showed World War I biplane action. (The fifth featured the Flying Tigers.)

— Maggie Thompson

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#1

  4/1/1999
  $2.50
  $4.75
3 copies available from $4.75
Reprints Aces High (E.C.) #1Irving Werstein, Carl WesslerGeorge Evans, Wally Wood, Bernie Krigstein, Jack Davis

#2

  5/1/1999
  $2.50
  $4.25
2 copies available from $4.00
Reprints Aces High (E.C.) #2Carl WesslerGeorge Evans, Bernie Krigstein, Wally Wood, Jack Davis

#3

  6/1/1999
  $2.50
  $4.25
1 copy available for $4.00
Reprints Aces High (E.C.) #3Jack Oleck, Carl WesslerBernie Krigstein, George Evans, Jack Davis, Wally Wood

#4

  7/1/1999
  $2.50
  $3.75
2 copies available from $4.00
Reprints Aces High (E.C.) #4Jack Oleck, Carl WesslerBernie Krigstein, George Evans, Jack Davis, Wally Wood

#5

  8/1/1999
  $2.50
  $5.75
2 copies available from $6.00
Reprints Aces High (E.C.) #5Jack Oleck, Carl WesslerBernie Krigstein, George Evans, Jack Davis, Wally Wood

Annual #1

 
  $13.50
  $19.00
1 copy available for $19.99
Collects Aces High #1-5Jack Oleck, Carl WesslerBernie Krigstein, George Evans, Jack Davis, Wally Wood