Ace Harlem was the first Black Detective to be featured in a comic book.

Ace Harlem was also the first Black Hero to be featured in a comic book.

Ace Harlem was written by John Terrell and published by Orrin Cromwell Evans in the 1947 All Negro Comics #1 comic book.

Ace Harlem is a detective story is set in Harlem, USA that fuses the good, the bad, the innocent and the victim, depicting life during the 1940s.

The Ace Harlem Story:

  • Famed Black Detective
  • Represents the fearless, intelligent Black police officers engaged in the constant fight against crime
  • Regards all criminals as cowards


The Museum Of UnCut Funk has created a line of merchandise featuring Ace Harlem, which can be found in our Museum Of UnCut Funk Store. Own a piece of Vintage Black Comic History!!!

Please join us in celebrating the 70th anniversary of Ace Harlem in 2017!!



  • Henry Deener
    May 28, 2023

    I sure would love to own some of this black history,can I?!

  • Hasan
    February 21, 2024

    thank you so much for making this available online!

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