(July 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

Magicman Meets Merlin! (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; Merlin
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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 Meets Merlin! (Table of Contents)

Magicman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Magicman [Tom Cargill]; Merlin; Sgt. Kilkenny; Sir Lancelot; Cagliostro; Baron Angiotti
Synopsis:
Trying to solve a robbery performed by sorcery, Magicman travels to the past to meet Merlin and ask his advice, but finds Merlin plagued by a similar problem. He deduces that it's his father the wizard Cagliostro, who's responsible, and travels to his time. Cagliostro stole all the wealth to ransom his queen, kidnapped by Baron Angiotti, so Magicman frees the queen and returns the stolen treasures.
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[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 Jerry Vasily; Penny Icard; Mike Redman; Steven Moore; Carolyn Volovar

Only Tough Guys Get Places! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes [as Pierre Alonzo]
Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Rocket pilot Gary Faulkner is a real bully who looks forward to his first space mission where he plans to conquer the planet they're exploring. However, the aliens have a timid-ray which reverses his personality permanently.

Gangway for Gasps! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Adventures into the Unknown (American Comics Group, 1948 series), featuring Nemesis, and Herbie (American Comics Group, 1964 series)

Loom of Fate! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes [as Bob Standish]
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Unscrupulous antiques dealer Jasper Ferall discovers the legendary Norns, who appear to be simply three elderly sisters weaving tapestries. But when he tries to take advantage of one's ability to tell the future, he learns that not everything can be foreseen.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Magicman Meets Merlin!
    Magicman
  2. 1. Magicman Meets Merlin!
    Magicman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor -- to You!
  4. 3. Only Tough Guys Get Places!
  5. 4. Gangway for Gasps!
    Nemesis; Herbie
  6. 5. Loom of Fate!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome