(May 1944)

American Comics Group, 1943 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Creston Publications Corporation
Editing:
Gerald Albert
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US, latter issues standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Hultgren?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover: house ad for Ha Ha Comics number 8.

["Tell me a ghost story, Pop!"] (Table of Contents)

Spooky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Hultgren (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Spooky; Pop; Raccoon
Synopsis:
Spooky and his Pop haunt a house and try to scare off the new tenant, a raccoon. He pays no attention to them because his own terrible children have made him immune to such things.

["Mm-m-m-m--Pie!"] (Table of Contents)

The Duke and the Dope / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Hultgren (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Duke; Dope; Housewife Ape

The Fastest Fireman (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
T. S. Ott
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["My, Artemus, how you've grown!"] (Table of Contents)

Blinkey Bloodhound and Artemus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Tyer?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Blinkey Bloodhound; Artemus Bloodhound

["Tingle closes shop for the night..."] (Table of Contents)

Tingle and Tangle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Loughlin (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Tingle; Tangle

Indexer Notes

Signed "Loughlin" in last panel.

["Allagazam, allagazing! Now make Dopey Dogg a king!"] (Table of Contents)

Dopey Dogg / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Dopey Dogg

["Ah! At last I've made a machine that will mix and cook anything!"] (Table of Contents)

Doc Katz Supp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lynn Karp (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Doc Katz; Phyllis Katz
Synopsis:
Doc Katz invents a machine that will produce food, but his daughter Phyllis turns it on and can't shut it off.

Mario and the Caramel Mouse (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Patricia Haigh
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Oh, boy! Toys!"] (Table of Contents)

Scram / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Victor PazmiƱo [as VEP] (credited)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Scram

Indexer Notes

Credited "by VEP" on splash panel and signed "VEP" on last panel.

Grouch Club (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Hudson (credited)
Inks:
Teddie Hudson [as Ted Hudson] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Charley Crow
Synopsis:
Charley Crow is always grouchy. But when he's invited to join the Grouch Club, he flunks the membership test: when he's shown a photo of Hitler (as a pig) he starts laughing.

Wammie Woodchuck Whistler (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Martin
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Why the heck doesn't that plumber come?"] (Table of Contents)

Short-Circuit the Robot Plumber / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Hultgren (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Short-Circuit; Mr. Bear
Synopsis:
A bear calls for a plumber to fix the leak in his basement. Short-Circuit, a robot plumber, is dispatched because of the wartime manpower shortage. However, the robot has all of the same failings as a human plumber (forgets his tools, takes a long lunch break, etc.). In the end the bear fixes the leak using parts from Short-Circuit.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Tell me a ghost story, Pop!"]
    Spooky
  4. 3. ["Mm-m-m-m--Pie!"]
    The Duke and the Dope
  5. 4. The Fastest Fireman
  6. 5. ["My, Artemus, how you've grown!"]
    Blinkey Bloodhound and Artemus
  7. 6. ["Tingle closes shop for the night..."]
    Tingle and Tangle
  8. 7. ["Allagazam, allagazing! Now make Dopey Dogg a king!"]
    Dopey Dogg
  9. 8. ["Ah! At last I've made a machine that will mix and cook anything!"]
    Doc Katz Supp
  10. 9. Mario and the Caramel Mouse
  11. 10. ["Oh, boy! Toys!"]
    Scram
  12. 11. Grouch Club
  13. 12. Wammie Woodchuck Whistler
  14. 13. ["Why the heck doesn't that plumber come?"]
    Short-Circuit the Robot Plumber
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • David Wilt
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