Welcome to ACES WEEKLY Volume 61, Week One!

This 7-week volume is now complete, and you can use our exclusive Week2Week facility to read all of its episodic strips from their opening to their finale!  Just jump from one week to the next via the indicated links in the story pages!

Friends, One of the stories we're always proud to feature here in our mix is Black, by Tobias Taitt and Anthony Smith : the real-life tale of a guy born into tough times and struggling to make things less tough for himself by getting tough enough to deal with them. The episodes we've run so far have had some moderation applied to them for the sake of our wide-ranging audience base, but sometimes reality has to be laid bare for the sake of the authenticity that's a key value of the story, so, to all of our wide-ranging base of readers, I ask acceptance for running Black and in the raw form it sometimes must present itself.  Life lived by outlaws can only be smoothed over for so long before it clearly shows as cosmetic.  We know you'll enjoy this episode of Black in Volume 61 as much as all those before it, and you may not even note  the absence of major change we might have applied to it, in which case you can count yourselves as one of our perfect subscribers - those who see all our stories as entire unto themselves and needing the breath they need to take to thrive and survive, whatever the story they tell..: )  Keep staying safe, all!

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