(May-June 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

The Case of the Young Old Men! (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.

The Case of the Young Old Men! (Table of Contents)

Magicman / comic story / 16 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; Col. Blimpsworthy; Dr. Moeller
Synopsis:
Sergeant Kilkenny is again suspected of being Magicman and is sent to solve a string of murders. The real Magicman tags along to help out.
Reprints:

Look Out -- He's After You! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Adventures into the Unknown (American Comics Group, 1948 series) #154, featuring Nemesis

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From Your Editor -- to You! / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Dwayne Meisner; Chris Stanley; Colin Berry; Guy H. Lillian III; Richard Hoppenstedt

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1964
Average monthly paid circulation during preceding 12 months: 179,250
Actual sales for issue nearest filing date: 196,000
Owner: Best Syndicated Features, Inc., 2nd and Dickey Streets, Sparta, Illinois; Frederick H. Iger; H. Donenfeld

Dreams Can Come True (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Writer H. Rider Haggard's account of a dream he had foretelling his dog's death.
Reprints:

The Seller of Dolls! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes [as Lafcadio Lee]
Pencils:
Bob Jenney
Inks:
Bob Jenney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A strange old man sells lifelike dolls, dolls that help him get revenge on two men who tried to swindle him.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Case of the Young Old Men!
    Magicman
  2. 1. The Case of the Young Old Men!
    Magicman
  3. 2. Look Out -- He's After You!
    Nemesis
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor -- to You!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Dreams Can Come True
  7. 6. The Seller of Dolls!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Bob Hughes
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