(January-February 1950)

American Comics Group, 1948 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
B. & I. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
American Comics Group ACG
Editing:
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ed Moritz
Inks:
Ed Moritz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Art details like rounded folds in clothing, rather pointed shoulder blade or chest of horse, and hands makes Moritz the most likely artist. He is credited on various features for ACG by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he has most of the Injun Jones stories and some covers.

Make Way for Cookie (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Cookie Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Mebbe I should have stayed at the Apache camp, Vickie!"] (Table of Contents)

Injun Jones / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Ed Moritz
Inks:
Ed Moritz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Injun Jones [Bob Jones]; Miss Vickie; President Juarez; Chili Lyons (outlaw); Cactus Joe; Martinez
Synopsis:
A royal agent is assigned to hunt down the Mexican president, has joined forces with a ruthless outlaw.

Indexer Notes

Moritz is credited on various features for ACG by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He is best to point out by his very unique way of drawing the inner lines of the ears, page 8 and 11.

Death on Hoofs (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tom Benton; Rod Foster; Mary Wallace; Wildfire (horse)

Indexer Notes

Richard Hughes is the only credited writer on Blazing Western by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Hi Fellows! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Riding the Brahma Bull! (Table of Contents)

Secrets of the Rodeo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Havoc on the hoof... that's the Brahma bull.

["The red-hot branding irons of rustlers..."] (Table of Contents)

Buffalo Belle / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buffalo Belle [Belle Trent]; Sheriff Luke Hanley; Jim Lester (rancher); Tracy (rustler); Squint (rustler); Cragg (rustler)
Synopsis:
Rustlers are stealing soap powder from the store to use in their rustling scheme.

Indexer Notes

Sultan is one of three artists credited on Buffalo Belle by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the horses, and rather tall figures with small heads must be his work.

Lucky Dude (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Pop Warner; Bill Roberts; Judy Warner

There's a Surprise Novelty for You... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

For Recommended Reading... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Lonesome Charley Reynolds (Table of Contents)

Famous Western Scouts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr ?
Inks:
Leonard Starr ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Charley Reynolds; General Custer

Indexer Notes

Artwork is very similar in faces, gloves, hats and inking to the Bantam Buckaroo stories by Starr.

["Reckon we kin have a little retrievin' practice..."] (Table of Contents)

Bantam Buckaroo / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr ?
Inks:
Leonard Starr ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bantam Buckaroo [Lobo]; Mike; Gentleman Jack (gambler)
Synopsis:
Lobo collects a reward for catching the gang that robbed the Sunup City Bank.

Indexer Notes

"Lee Elias ?" is credited to the Bantam story in #8. The only artist credited to Bantam Buckaroo by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, is Leonard Starr. The inking on the ground is similar to his credited story "The Vampire Swoops" in Adventures into the Unknown #13, and the inking of creases in clothing match his signed story in AITU #4. But Elias can't be ruled out.

Dishin' It Out! (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Eph Barrows (cook); Buzz (wrangler)

Chugga-Mota! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hunting the Buffalo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
The Indians of the west were masters at the art of hunting buffalo.

Indexer Notes

Richard Hughes is the only writer credited on Blazing West by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Amazing Value (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Roberts Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Broadcast Over Your Own Radio... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Hollister-White Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Like a flaming comet across the western sky..."] (Table of Contents)

Texas Tim, Ranger / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Texas Tim Brennan (Ranger); Dusty Sawyer; Mike Sawyer (crooked land-investor); Mary Sawyer
Synopsis:
Tim visits his old friend Dusty Sawyer just to find him murdered.

Indexer Notes

Richard Hughes is the only writer credited on Blazing West by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Let's Go, Pal! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Electric Football (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Electric Game Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Make Way for Cookie
    Cookie Comics
  3. 2. ["Mebbe I should have stayed at the Apache camp, Vickie!"]
    Injun Jones
  4. 3. Death on Hoofs
  5. 4. Hi Fellows!
    Lionel Trains
  6. 5. Riding the Brahma Bull!
    Secrets of the Rodeo
  7. 6. ["The red-hot branding irons of rustlers..."]
    Buffalo Belle
  8. 7. Lucky Dude
  9. 8. There's a Surprise Novelty for You...
    Cracker Jack
  10. 9. For Recommended Reading...
    American Comics Group
  11. 10. Lonesome Charley Reynolds
    Famous Western Scouts
  12. 11. ["Reckon we kin have a little retrievin' practice..."]
    Bantam Buckaroo
  13. 12. Dishin' It Out!
  14. 13. Chugga-Mota!
    Smith Brothers
  15. 14. Hunting the Buffalo
  16. 15. Amazing Value
    The Roberts Co.
  17. 16. Broadcast Over Your Own Radio...
    Hollister-White Co.
  18. 17. ["Like a flaming comet across the western sky..."]
    Texas Tim, Ranger
  19. 18. Let's Go, Pal!
    Jowett Institute
  20. 19. Electric Football
    The Electric Game Co.
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