(January-February 1952)

American Comics Group, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Michel Publications, 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 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

[Yes, Pardner...Bud Fraser has developed] (Table of Contents)

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

Famous Western Lawmen (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:
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 recognised by the faces with many small thin inklines, and especially the very peculiar lines inside the ears.

[United, the Apaches could muster five thousand] (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Texas Rangers / 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.

[Reckon it's gittin' too dark] (Table of Contents)

Bantam Buckaroo / comic story / 6 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)

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

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hooded Horseman
  2. 1. [Yes, Pardner...Bud Fraser has developed]
    Hooded Horseman
  3. 2. Blind Murder
  4. 3. Famous Western Lawmen
  5. 4. [United, the Apaches could muster five thousand]
    Injun Jones
  6. 5. Easy Mark
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Texas Rangers
  8. 7. [Reckon it's gittin' too dark]
    Bantam Buckaroo
  9. 8. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties; Johnny Lujack
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  • James Ludwig
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