(March-April 1961)

American Comics Group, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly July, August, September, October; bi-monthly Jan.-Feb., March-April, May-Jun, Nov.-Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Best Syndicated Features, 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

The Conquering Breed! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Bottom of cover notes return of Herbie: "He's back again! Herbie Popnecker, the world's strangest boy, tackles the supernatural, in... 'Herbie and the Spirits!'"

Herbie and the Spirits! (Table of Contents)

Herbie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes [as Shane O'Shea]
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney
Inks:
Ogden Whitney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker; Frankenstein
Synopsis:
Herbie is the new kid in school. He proves his bravery by going to a haunted house. Supernatural beings (a witch, a ghost, a creep, and Frankenstein) cause havoc, but prove to be no match for Herbie, his lollipops, or his magic.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Herbie looks and talks differently in this pre-Herbie series story. In this story, Herbie's pants are brown; in all other original stories, they were blue. The being called Frankenstein is really Frankenstein's Monster, but is called Frankenstein throughout the Herbie stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From Your Editor- To You! / letters page / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from John Marry, Richard Ierardi, Joan Burton, Bill Hix, James Scully, and Alex Heppenheimer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Roadside Restaurant! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Emil Gershwin
Inks:
Emil Gershwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
John Shaw; Smithers; Miss Quarles; George Deasy; Perkins
Reprints:

The Conquering Breed! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes [as Bob Standish]
Pencils:
John Rosenberger
Inks:
John Rosenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Sten; Dace; Commander Kvar; Desh
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Conquering Breed!
  2. 1. Herbie and the Spirits!
    Herbie
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. The Roadside Restaurant!
  6. 5. The Conquering Breed!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gary Perlman
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome