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

The Ancient Ape! (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.

Ancient Ape! (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
Synopsis:
A giant ape is discovered frozen in the ice in the Arctic. Gangster Augie O'Meara kidnaps the ape and forces it to commit crimes for him, and Magicman has a tough time defeating the ape.
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 Randy Winiavski; M. Jay Masch; Clifton Torrance, Jr.; Eugene J. Buie; Dennis Knuth

The Space Broomstick (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes [as Brad Everson]
Pencils:
Lloyd Cynwald
Inks:
Lloyd Cynwald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
No one can explain the strange abilities of Archie Worple's broomstick.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Hidden Talents of Archie Worple." Introduction from original story removed for this reprint.

The Mirror of Mystery! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard E. Hughes [as Greg Olivetti]
Pencils:
Sal Trapani
Inks:
Sal Trapani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Homer Marson has a magic mirror that creates duplicates of people, but with an opposite personality.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Ancient Ape!
    Magicman
  2. 1. Ancient Ape!
    Magicman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor -- to You!
  4. 3. The Space Broomstick
  5. 4. The Mirror of Mystery!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gary Henderson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome