(March-April 1962)

American Comics Group, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly July, August, September, October; bi-monthly Jan-Feb, March-April, May-June, 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 E. Hughes (credited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

The Hand of the Unknown! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

The Hand of the Unknown (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes [as Shane O'Shea]
Pencils:
Pete Costanza (credited)
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Institute of Psychic Phenomena [Chief; Andy Markson]; Rebecca Ainsley; Paul Ainsley; Dr. Carmichael;
Synopsis:
Is the house haunted, or is it all in her head? Andy Markson of the Institute of Psychic Phenomena investigates.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Small portraits of Shane O'Shea and Pete Costanza, drawn by Kurt Scahffenberger.

A Grit Day (Table of Contents)

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Synopsis:
Martian impressed by Grit's great prizes.

Indexer Notes

Ad seems to be produced by ACG's Custom Comics division.

A Matter of Identity (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Rosenberger
Inks:
John Rosenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Comrade Dmitri Simenov learns what it is like to be erased from history.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Man Who Never Lived."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Richard E. Hughes ?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Header lettered by Ed Hamilton from earlier issues. Letters from Gary Cox (Kingsport, Tenn), Ron Jones (Bel Air, Md), Phillip Tucker (Berkley, Mich), Douglas Soesbe (Portland, Ore), Stephen Crane (British Columbia, Canada) and Robert Carberry (San Diego, Calif). Editor warns about folks wanting $2.50 for back issues of Forbidden Worlds.

[Statement Required By The Act of August 24, 1912 ...] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement dated 27 September, 1961. Forbidden Worlds published 8 times yearly at Sparta, Illinois. Owner: Best Syndicated Features, Frederick H. Iger, and H. Donenfeld
Average number of copies during the 12 months preceding October 1, 1961: 178,600.

Strange Words on Stone! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Synopsis:
Found: stone tablets with the oldest written language in the world.

Elmer Gets the Most Striking Dates! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes [as Pierre Alonzo]
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (credited)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Synopsis:
Elmer Truffle gets into a bet with a buddy that he will get the most striking date to go to the Spring Hop with him.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Hand of the Unknown!
  2. 1. The Hand of the Unknown
  3. 2. A Grit Day
    Grit
  4. 3. A Matter of Identity
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor - To You!
  6. 5. [Statement Required By The Act of August 24, 1912 ...]
  7. 6. Strange Words on Stone!
  8. 7. Elmer Gets the Most Striking Dates!
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