Public Domain Super Heroes
Ace Buckley

Real Name

Ace Buckley

First Appearance

Startling Comics #3 (October 1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Max Plaisted


Ace Buckley built a spaceship that was capable of time travel and offered his friend Toni Stark the chance to travel back in time to observe a number of important battles and events. Inevitably, they were drawn into those events and interacted with a number of important historical figures, including Queen Elizabeth, Pocahontas, Blackbeard and King Richard, The Lionheart.

Ace's time ship.

Toni and Ace usually hid their time ship underwater, and then swam ashore in bathing suits, often carrying any gear they think they might need. Once on land, they would assume the garb of the period they were visiting. They could return to the ship for supplies as needed. Though they had access to modern weapons, Ace insisted on using the weapons of the time, and he almost always found himself fighting in the battles he had come to witness.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Startling Comics #3-10


  • The Nedor comics were renewed by Popular Library, which was eventually bought out by Fawcett Books. When Fawcett went out of business, Popular Library was sold to Warner Bros. A number of different publishers, however, are currently/have been using these characters without any lawsuits from Warner Bros., so any action over them is (probably) unlikely. They are still, however, "use at your own risk" characters.

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