(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-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] (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:
Shane O'Shea (headshot); Pete Costanza (headshot); 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:
Keywords:
Institute of Psychic Phenomena

Indexer Notes

Small portraits of O'Shea and Costanza drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

A Grit Day (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Matter of Identity! (Table of Contents)

Mysteries of the Unknown / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dmitri Simenov; Alexei Simenov; Sonia Simenov; Ivan Kolchak
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 Hughes ?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Header lettered by Ed Hamilton from earlier issues. Letters from Gary Cox (Kingsport, Tenn), Ron Jones (Bel Air, Md), Philip 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 Hughes [as 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

Characters:
Dr. Forrestal
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

Characters:
Elmer Truffle; Dinnie Foster; Georgie; Professor Alexis
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!
    Mysteries of the Unknown
  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!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ramon Schenk
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
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