Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obscure Character Handbook: Ace Harlem



Real Name: Ace Harlem
Occupation: Police Detective
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States
Place of Birth: United States
Marital Status: Presumed Single
Known Relatives: None
Known Confidants: None
Major Enemies: None
Base of Operations: The City
Place of Employment: Police Department
Eyes: Dark
Hair: Black
Intelligence: High
Strength Level: Average
Skills: Detective
Superhuman Powers: None known.
Personality: Non-nonsense hard case.
First Appearance: All-Negro Comics #1 (June, 1947)
Publisher: All-Negro Comics
Status: The Estate of Orrin C. Evans
Created by: John Terrell

History:
In his single published appearance, Ace Harlem solved a series of gruesome strangulation murders. The killer's luck ran out, and he ended up accidentally hanging himself with his own chain.

Quote: "Never saw a case solve itself so quick before, those two took care of themselves! I know it sounds like old stuff to you – but I never heard of a crime yet that ever gained anybody any good!"

3 comments:

tom christopher said...

NOTE: THE COPYRIGHTS TO ALL CHARACTERS IN ALL NEGRO COMICS HAVE BEEN RETAINED BY THE PUBLISHER'S ESTATE AND ALL THIS HAS BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED FOR FIFTEEN YEARS. PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME THESE CHARACTERS TO BE PUBLIC DOMAIN AS THEY ARE NOT. THE FULL STORY OF THIS BOOK CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.tomchristopher.com thank you,

tom christopher

tom christopher said...

(to the blog owner)
thank you for your attention to this. i am the person who found the publisher and wrote about him years ago, and am still in contact with the family. there is constant interest in this book and its characters as evidenced by traffic on my site, where the copyrights are noted. yrs, tom christopher

Diabolu said...

All caps hurts my ears, Tom, but I remember your Silver Surfer run, and appreciate the information. A link to your page has been added to the copyright status.

...nurghophiles...

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