(January-February 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:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Hooded Horseman

["You wouldn't be hanging around here if my father was alive..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hooded Horseman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Hooded Horseman [Bud Fraser]; Flash (dog); Tombstone Smith (badman); Doreen Bailey (trading post owner)
Synopsis:
Tombstone Smith has killed her father, and now he will buy her trading post.

Indexer Notes

Starr is credited on working for ACG by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and is spotted by his faces with broad mouth, smiling cheeks, bending ears in backview, and a fondness for drawing gloves on most of his characters. He drew most of the Bantam Buckaroo stories for ACG.

Blind Murder (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

[James Bunyan Hume] (Table of Contents)

Famous Western Lawmen / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
James Bunyan Hume (lawman)
Synopsis:
One of the greatest western lawmen of all time.

Indexer Notes

Ed Moritz is credited on various features for ACG by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Best recognized by the faces with many small thin inklines, and especially the very peculiar lines inside the ears.

["For hundreds of years, the powerful Apache nation had been divided..."] (Table of Contents)

Injun Jones / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Injun Jones [Bob Jones]; Miss Vickie; Tomahawk Stacy (desperado); Red Cloud
Synopsis:
Mexican Apaches are rumored to have crossed into Arizona to unite with other Apaches.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Ogden Whitney ?", but the ears gives Moritz away. Moritz is credited on various features for ACG by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Whitney has much more worried faces with staring eyes, like on the cover. He had many later Hooded Horseman stories, but Moritz had most of the Injun Jones stories in Blazing West. He is not to be mistaken by his very special lines inside the ears.

Easy Mark (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

The Texas Rangers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Captain McNally (Texas Ranger)
Synopsis:
A short story of the Texas Rangers.

Indexer Notes

Faces and noses of the horses pin this story on Moritz too.

["When five-feet-four of calamity tangles with five-feet-four of disaster..."] (Table of Contents)

Bantam Buckaroo / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lobo [Bantam Buckaroo]; Mike; Derringer Dan (outlaw); Chesty (outlaw)
Synopsis:
Mike is bragging about how he will tangle with Derringer Dan if he ever meets up with him, so Lobo plans to make a little surprise for him.

Indexer Notes

Leonard Starr is the only credited artist on Bantam Buckaroo by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this one compares well with his signed Bantam story in Blazing West #18, faces and gloved hands in particular.

What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wheaties; Johnny Lujack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hooded Horseman
  2. 1. ["You wouldn't be hanging around here if my father was alive..."]
    The Hooded Horseman
  3. 2. Blind Murder
  4. 3. [James Bunyan Hume]
    Famous Western Lawmen
  5. 4. ["For hundreds of years, the powerful Apache nation had been divided..."]
    Injun Jones
  6. 5. Easy Mark
  7. 6. The Texas Rangers
  8. 7. ["When five-feet-four of calamity tangles with five-feet-four of disaster..."]
    Bantam Buckaroo
  9. 8. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties; Johnny Lujack
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  • James Ludwig
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