(October 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

[Pirate Peril!] (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.

Pirate Peril! (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]; Sgt. Kilkenny; Dr. Oswald
Synopsis:
On vacation in a seaside New England town, Tom Cargill meets Dr. Oswald, a psychic researcher who summons the ghosts of a pirate crew that wreaks havoc until they are stopped by Magicman.
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 Joseph Smith, Jr.; Patricia Collins; Jerry W. Pritchett; Pat Schul; Eddie Soto; Marc Wolfson; Paul Manheimer

Two Weeks with Pay (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Emil Gershwin
Inks:
Emil Gershwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Hobbs always makes up wild stories about his vacation exploits that no one believes. This year, he is captured by aliens, and when he returns to work, doesn't say a word about it.
Reprints:

The Four-Fingered Hand! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes
Pencils:
Chic Stone
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Attila the Hun; Adolf Hitler
Synopsis:
A strange talisman is found on dead evildoers throughout history.

Master of His Fate! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes [as Ace Aquila]
Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Cyrus Robroy insists to everyone that he controls his own destiny, but the gods, amused by his arrogance, have other ideas.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Pirate Peril!]
    Magicman
  2. 1. Pirate Peril!
    Magicman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor -- to You!
  4. 3. Two Weeks with Pay
  5. 4. The Four-Fingered Hand!
  6. 5. Master of His Fate!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • 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