(May-June 1952)

American Comics Group, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Michel Publications, Inc.
Brand:
American Comics Group ACG
Editing:
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hooded Horseman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Hooded Horseman

["In all the annals of the wild and blazing West..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hooded Horseman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Rocco Mastroserio ?
Inks:
Rocco Mastroserio ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Hooded Horseman [Bud Fraser]; Flash (dog); Annie Prescott; Luke (gunman); Clem Fawkes (crook); Jake Prescott
Synopsis:
Bud Fraser reads an ad in a newspaper, telling the Hooded Horseman to call on Annie Prescott if he will save an innocent man from hanging.

Indexer Notes

Mastroserio is credited on various features on both pencils and ink for ACG by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The art here is probably his, as it resembles his credited pencils/ink story in Operation Peril #10, "Notorious Western Outlaws". The horses are identical, and some faces in profile with the special wavy hair in the neck. Also the rather inaccurate dog is identical to his dogs in a signed story in Adventures into Darkness #10. But he seems to vary in his inking, with more black in some horror stories. Another possible penciler could be Mo Marcus, who pencilled many signed stories inked by Mastroserio, but he is only credited on funny animals for ACG.

Hands of Vengeance (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

["In today's Southwest, the Navajo peacefully tend their flocks..."] (Table of Contents)

Injun Jones / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Ed Moritz
Inks:
Ed Moritz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Injun Jones

Indexer Notes

Moritz is credited on various titles for AVG by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his drawing of the lines inside the ears in sideview are so unique that he can hardly be mistaken, page 5. He has many stories credited in Adventures into the Unknown.

Pistol-Packin' Judge (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Ed Moritz
Inks:
Ed Moritz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Judge Robert M. Williamson

Indexer Notes

Faces and especially his rendering of the lines inside the ear in sideview points this to Moritz, and the faces too are his. He is credited on various features for ACG by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Bad Men of the West (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Paul Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cooper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Billy the Kid [William Bonney]
Reprints:

Backlash (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

["Deadeye Dan had the kind of face that starts stampedes..."] (Table of Contents)

The Bantam Buckaroo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bantam Buckaroo [Lobo]; Mike Harvey; Deadeye Dan (gunman); Wildcat Carver
Synopsis:
Deadeye Dan has a special mark tattooed on his gun wrist, and he has threatened to kill both Mike and Lobo if they enter town.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Lee Elias ?", but it is the artist that made most of the Bantam stories, Leonard Starr. He is the only one credited on Bantam Buckaroo by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The artwork match his signed story in Blazing West #18, faces, hats and the hands with gloves. Elias has more rounded faces and lips, much like Milton Caniff or Frank Robbins.

Redskin Ruse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Ed Moritz
Inks:
Ed Moritz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

With few ears to pinpoint him here, the inklines on the face of the Indian on page 2 is identical to the face in panel 4 in the story "Pistol-Packin' Judge" in this issue, and on that page is found the unique ears of Moritz. He is credited to various features for ACG by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hooded Horseman
  2. 1. ["In all the annals of the wild and blazing West..."]
    The Hooded Horseman
  3. 2. Hands of Vengeance
  4. 3. ["In today's Southwest, the Navajo peacefully tend their flocks..."]
    Injun Jones
  5. 4. Pistol-Packin' Judge
  6. 5. Bad Men of the West
  7. 6. Backlash
  8. 7. ["Deadeye Dan had the kind of face that starts stampedes..."]
    The Bantam Buckaroo
  9. 8. Redskin Ruse
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • James Ludwig
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