Aces High (comics)

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Aces High
George Evans cover, issue #1
Publication information
Publisher EC Comics
Schedule Bimonthly
Format Anthology
Publication date March/April 1955 - November/December 1955
Number of issues 5
Creative team
Creator(s) William Gaines
Al Feldstein

Aces High was a short lived comic book series published by EC Comics in 1955 as the fourth title in its New Direction line. The bi-monthly comic was published by Bill Gaines. It lasted a total of five issues before being cancelled, along with EC's other New Direction comics.

Aces High was dedicated to tales of air combat and front line service of Allied airmen during World War I and World War II. Many of the stories were in an anti-war vein.

Contributors to Aces High include George Evans, Wally Wood, Jack Davis and Bernie Krigstein.

Aces High was reprinted as part of publisher Russ Cochran's Complete EC Library in 1988. Between April and August 1999, Cochran (in association with Gemstone Publishing) reprinted all five individual issues. This complete run was later rebound, with covers included, in a single softcover EC Annual.

Issue guide[edit]

# Date Cover Artist Story Story Artist
1 March/April 1955 George Evans The Way It Was George Evans
The Outsider Wally Wood
The Mascot Bernard Krigstein
The New C.O. Jack Davis
2 May/June 1955 George Evans Chivalry! George Evans
Revenge Bernard Krigstein
Locker 9 Wally Wood
Footnote Jack Davis
3 July/August 1955 George Evans The Rules George Evans
The Spy Bernard Krigstein
Greasemonkey Wally Wood
The Case of Champagne Jack Davis
4 September/October 1955 George Evans The Green Kids George Evans
The Good Luck Piece Bernard Krigstein
The Novice and the Ace Wally Wood
Home Again Jack Davis
5 November/December 1955 George Evans C'est la Guerre! George Evans
Iron Man! Jack Davis
Spads were Trump Bernard Krigstein
Ordeal Wally Wood