(September 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 Vs. The Wizard of Science! (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 vs. the Wizard of Science! (Table of Contents)

Magicman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Magicman [Tom Cargill]; Wizard of Science [Waldo Sissinger] (villain); Fidel Castro
Synopsis:
Magicman is captured by the Wizard of Science and forced to make a propaganda broadcast endorsing Fidel Castro.
Reprints:

[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 John Pierce; Mark Patrican; Mark Porter; Jason Wight, Jr.; Ignacio Arroyo; L.L. Simpson

Stone Age Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Chesley Grimmick is mysteriously transported back in time to prehistoric days where he befriends the cavemen there and eventually dies. In the present, his skeleton and watch are unearthed by two paleontologists who cannot understand what they have found.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lundgren pseudonym noted by Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books. Original title: "Out of the Past."

Gangway for Gasps! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero; humor

Indexer Notes

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

The Ghost That Died! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurato Osaki
Pencils:
Hy Eisman
Inks:
Hy Eisman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Henry Matthews enlists the aid of a ghost hunter to destroy the ghost of his nephew Steven. He doesn't realize that his nephew's ghost was trying to warn him to avoid the madman who killed Steven, so he is murdered too.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Magicman Vs. The Wizard of Science!
    Magicman
  2. 1. Magicman vs. the Wizard of Science!
    Magicman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor -- to You!
  4. 3. Stone Age Man
  5. 4. Gangway for Gasps!
    Nemesis; Herbie
  6. 5. The Ghost That Died!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome