(February 1954)

American Comics Group, 1948 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
Brand:
American Comics Group ACG
Editing:
Richard Hughes
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard US Format
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

"No! No! This can't happen! A ship can't eat a man!" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Keywords:
sailing ships

Indexer Notes

(TrueVision cover)

See 3rd Dimension Fairy Tales (Table of Contents)

View Scope / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, ad for View Scope with coupon to mail in.

Monster in the Fog (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lazarus
Inks:
Harry Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Walt (death); Ches (death); Mr. Robinson (death); Joe
Synopsis:
Two men take a rich man out on their boat fishing and run into a strange old boat. They make the mistake of boarding the boat looking for gold.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

TrueVision story.

Get Shop-Method Home Training (Table of Contents)

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

An ad for National Schools with a coupon to mail in.

The Old Gold Ring (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Henry Carlson (death); Otto Carlson (death); Martin Carlson (death)
Synopsis:
The story of an old gold ring that was coveted by two cousins, and the depths they would go to so they could possess it.

The Year of the Bat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lazarus
Inks:
Harry Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Chris; Norma Stanhope; Major Stanhope (death); Kang (death)
Synopsis:
Taking Norma Stanhope home, Chris sees a vampire fly out of a house. He discovers a dying man in the house who becomes a vampire. Chris kills the vampire, and then he and Norma go to Norma's father, the head of military intelligence with their story. At Maj. Stanhope's house, they see a vampire; they shoot and kill it. It turns out to be Maj. Stanhope in disguise. Norma tells Chris about a secret investigation of the major's: the Reds have moved an ancient Mandarin vampire tomb to Hong Kong and are using it to produce vampires. Chris and Norma then figure out how to stop the Red plot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

TrueVision story.

Now YOU Can Be a "Cracker-jack" at Auto Repairs! (Table of Contents)

Motor Book Department / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

An ad for books on vehicle repair from Motor Book Department, including a coupon to mail in.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Let's Talk it Over / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Hughes talks about the new "TrueVision" method of telling stories and asks for reader's input on what they think of the method. Includes two short letters from Dorothy Schirmers and P. Menendez.

Till Death Do Us Part (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lazarus
Inks:
Harry Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ethan Jones; Fay Jones (death); Old Liza; Old Man Phillips (death); Jeb
Synopsis:
Ethan's wife Fay dies when the local doctor can't save her. Old Liza (a magic healer) comes and says she can bring her back to life if Ethan will pay enough. Ethan does and Old Liza lets a demon enter her body. Ethan thinks it is Fay brought back to life but when there are many killings around them the local people come looking for Fay and the unfortunate truth comes out.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

TrueVision story.

For Recommended Reading It's the American Comics Group! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Promo advertising the following comics: Adventures Into the Unknown, Cookie, Out of This World, Ha-Ha, Forbidden Worlds, Giggle, The Kilroys and Funny Films.

Make Your Own Oil Painting on Canvas! (Table of Contents)

Smith Bros. Oil Paints; Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for a complete artist's set available from Smith Brothers with a coupon to be mailed in. Includes a small blurb advertising Smith Brothers Cough Drops.

The Clairvoyant Girl (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Characters:
Professor Charles Hastings; Mildred Winslow
Synopsis:
The story of a young girl with great extra-sensory perception and her eventual fate.

["Now that we're at the north pole, let's go exploring."] (Table of Contents)

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Even on the North Pole kids are enjoying Dubble Bubble Gum.

Indexer Notes

A cartoon strip advertising Dubble Bubble Gum.

New! Fast-Action Pro Baseball Game (Table of Contents)

Rudolph Field; Pro Baseball Game / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Pro Baseball Game with a coupon to mail away.

Could You Use $1,000,000 ? (Table of Contents)

Hip Pocket Gym; Rudolph Field / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for the Hip Pocket Gym with a coupon to mail away.

In Ten Minutes of Fun a Day I Changed Myself (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute of Physical Training; Jowett's Photo Book of Strong Men / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for Jowett's Photo Book of Strong Men, a Muscle Meter and five He-Man Building Courses with a coupon to mail away.

Which Daisy Training B.B Rifle Do You Want Hanging On Your Christmas Tree, Pardner? (Table of Contents)

Daisy B.B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

An advertisement for various Daisy B.B. Guns.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. "No! No! This can't happen! A ship can't eat a man!"
  2. 1. See 3rd Dimension Fairy Tales
    View Scope
  3. 2. Monster in the Fog
  4. 3. Get Shop-Method Home Training
    National Schools
  5. 4. The Old Gold Ring
  6. 5. The Year of the Bat
  7. 6. Now YOU Can Be a "Cracker-jack" at Auto Repairs!
    Motor Book Department
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Let's Talk it Over
  9. 8. Till Death Do Us Part
  10. 9. For Recommended Reading It's the American Comics Group!
  11. 10. Make Your Own Oil Painting on Canvas!
    Smith Bros. Oil Paints; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  12. 11. The Clairvoyant Girl
  13. 12. ["Now that we're at the north pole, let's go exploring."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  14. 13. New! Fast-Action Pro Baseball Game
    Rudolph Field; Pro Baseball Game
  15. 14. Could You Use $1,000,000 ?
    Hip Pocket Gym; Rudolph Field
  16. 15. In Ten Minutes of Fun a Day I Changed Myself
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training; Jowett's Photo Book of Strong Men
  17. 16. Which Daisy Training B.B Rifle Do You Want Hanging On Your Christmas Tree, Pardner?
    Daisy B.B Guns
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