(March-April 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 E. Hughes
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Watch Out for A-214! (Table of Contents)

Magicman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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.

Watch Out for A-214! (Table of Contents)

Magicman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Magicman [Tom Cargill]; Sgt. Kilkenny; Agent A-214
Synopsis:
The Communist Chinese infiltrate Cargill's Army post in Viet Nam with Agent A-214, a diminutive man disguised as an infant. Believing Kilkenny to be Magicman, A-214 takes him prisoner and the real Magicman has to rescue him.
Reprints:

This Is Herbie (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

house ad for Herbie (American Comics Group, 1964 series)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Richard E. Hughes
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Dan Noon; Dale R. Gowin; Danny Doyle; Mark Savage; Larry Herndon

Help from Beyond (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Johnny Carlyle wants to hunt down the puma that killed his father, and his father's ghost appears at a crucial moment to protect him.
Reprints:

The Most Human Guy I Ever Knew! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes [as Brad Everson]
Pencils:
George Wilhelms
Inks:
George Wilhelms
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
After her fiancee Jim is killed in Viet Nam, Lenore Mills becomes a famous scientist, inventing a new rocket fuel and joining a space exploration team. During a mission, a chameleon-like alien takes on the appearance of Jim and also assumes his personality, defending Lenore and her crew from his fellow aliens.

Indexer Notes

Everson pseudonym noted in Jerry Bails's Who's Who in American Comic Books

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Watch Out for A-214!
    Magicman
  2. 1. Watch Out for A-214!
    Magicman
  3. 2. This Is Herbie
    Herbie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor -- to You!
  5. 4. Help from Beyond
  6. 5. The Most Human Guy I Ever Knew!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Dwayne Best
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome