(January-February 1965)

American Comics Group, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
eight times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
Brand:
American Comics Group ACG
Editing:
Richard Hughes
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Magicman! (Table of Contents)

Magicman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger [as Pete Costanza] (signed)
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger [as Pete Costanza] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Magicman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

According to Schaffenberger in a 1998 letter, many covers at ACG were penciled and inked by him, but signed by Pete Costanza because DC editor Mort Weisinger (for whom Schaffenberger worked on the Superman Family titles at that time) did not want him drawing superhero covers for other companies.

Magicman! (Table of Contents)

Magicman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes [as Zev Zimmer]
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Magicman [Tom Cargill]; Cagliostro (flashback); Senator Loring
Synopsis:
Magicman is the immortal son of the wizard Cagliostro. In the present day he joins the Army to fight in Viet Nam as PFC Tom Cargill and decides to use his magical abilities secretly as Magicman.
Reprints:

How to Stay Healthy! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Richard E. Hughes
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney
Inks:
Ogden Whitney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Herbie Popnecker
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From Your Editor -- to You! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Don Markstein; Janet Renner; Susan Newton; Lee Whittlesey; Eugene J. Rule; Juan Ortiz; Mario Pagalocci

Missing: Frederick Forbes! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Richard E. Hughes (host)
Synopsis:
Banker Frederick Forbes vanished in 1867 with a great amount of the townspeoples' money. Nearly a hundred years later, his great-grandson agrees to undergo hypnosis to solve the mystery, and learns that it was accidental death, not villainy, that caused Forbes to disappear, and the money is finally recovered.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title: "Annals of the Occult."

No Good to the World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes [as Zev Zimmer]
Pencils:
George Wilhelms
Inks:
George Wilhelms
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Willie Stover and his pet frog Oswald accidentally foil an invasion from a microscopic world while being held after school for detention.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Magicman!
    Magicman
  2. 1. Magicman!
    Magicman
  3. 2. How to Stay Healthy!
    Herbie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor -- to You!
  5. 4. Missing: Frederick Forbes!
  6. 5. No Good to the World!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gary Henderson
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome