(March-April 1953)

American Comics Group, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
B. & M. Distributing Co., Inc.
Brand:
American Comics Group ACG
Editing:
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Black Dust (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Ken Bald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Black Dust (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Sam Cooper
Inks:
Dick Beck ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Betty Rogers; Slim Hawley; Zeke; Running Wolf
Reprints:

Reunion (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Anna Lawrence; Don Lawrence

The Dream Keeper! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
Pete Riss
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
George Kemp
Reprints:

Beyond the Grave! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cyrus B. Collins; Carol; Eric Collins; Zanker; Mr. Simpson

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chill Chatter / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from F. Mershon, Virginia Conway, and M. Park.

Mirror of Doom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
King Ward
Inks:
King Ward
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Albertus Magnus; John Forsythe; Mad-Dog Blake
Reprints:

Horror in Hollywood (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Sandra Forbes (actress, death, reincarnated as a ghost); Glenn Maxwell (Empire Studios producer); Don Wayne; Merry Lewis (actress); Dis (villain, a god inhabiting an iron body)
Synopsis:
During the making of the film, "The Gladiator," Sandra discovers the Trumpet of Dis among other real Roman artifacts to be used in the movie. When she learns that, by blowing the trumpet, she'll come under the spell of the ancient Roman god Dis and will share his powers, she decides to blow it and get revenge on the other cast members who do not want her to star in the film.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Empire Studios; Trumpet of Dis

Indexer Notes

Page correction from 6 pages to 7 pages by Craig Delich.

Inker credit by Craig Delich.

The Roman god, Dis, was believed by the Romans to be the ruler of the infernal regions, and the Romans would surrender a bride to him each year to win the mercies of this grim deity.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Black Dust
  2. 1. Black Dust
  3. 2. Reunion
  4. 3. The Dream Keeper!
  5. 4. Beyond the Grave!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Chill Chatter
  7. 6. Mirror of Doom
  8. 7. Horror in Hollywood
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin