(July-August 1951)

American Comics Group, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Preferred 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Ken Bald
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Demon of Destruction (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson (signed); Frank Frazetta
Inks:
Al Williamson (signed); Frank Frazetta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Don Brady (atomic physicist); Mary (death, brought back to life); un-named doctor; Uncle Phineas (Don's uncle, death); Marzo (The Spirit of Destruction) (villain)
Synopsis:
Don Brady decides to take a rest - in the house in which his uncle was doing his experiments in the supernatural. Brady unwittingly unleases Marzo, who grants Brady three wishes in return for his freedom!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Jonesville; Mystic Manor; Smithville

Indexer Notes

Artwork was assigned to Al Williamson, who signed page 2. Frazetta assisted on the story. Experts differ on how much they believe Frank Frazetta penciled, some believe he penciled the majority of the story, others that Williamson did.

Monsieur Werewolf (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton; typeset

Characters:
Jacques Turenne
Reprints:

Love of a Vampire (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ken Cummings; Beth Cummings; Hans Brunt; Riley; Inspector Jackson; Miss Jones
Synopsis:
A woman on her honeymoon disappears when staying at a motel, after a bat enters the room while her husband is sleeping.
Reprints:

Tess and Tim Capture the Bank Robbers (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The "Popsicle" Twins Help the Sheriff / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From Your Editor- To You! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton; typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No letters.

The Way of the Werewolf (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Emil Gershwin
Inks:
Emil Gershwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ondok; Roy; Ambrose Walker; Canisa Walker; Larry Davis
Synopsis:
it's a slow news day, so the reporter gets the assignment to talk to a local expert on the man-eating wolves of India.
Reprints:

Beating the Beach Barrage (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal with His Jet-Propelled Bike; U. S. Royal Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Vampire's Victim (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton; typeset

Characters:
Rudolf
Reprints:

The Ghostly Army of Bethune (Table of Contents)

"True" Ghosts of History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer [as HCK]
Inks:
Henry Kiefer [as HCK]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
In World War I, a ghost medieval cavalry appears to defend Belgium near the town of Bethune.
Reprints:
Keywords:
occult

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer read HCK as MCK and thought the artist was Mel Keefer.

The Monster Doll (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edvard Moritz
Inks:
Edvard Moritz
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Fellowes; Dickson Prescott; Bill; Jane Crothers Prescott; Sue Jackson; Alan MacCampbell; Julian Bulmere; Alice McLane
Synopsis:
Dickson Prescott is sentenced to die within the hour, while the Governor hears about his strange story.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Demon of Destruction
  3. 2. Monsieur Werewolf
  4. 3. Love of a Vampire
  5. 4. Tess and Tim Capture the Bank Robbers
    The "Popsicle" Twins Help the Sheriff
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  7. 6. The Way of the Werewolf
  8. 7. Beating the Beach Barrage
    "U. S." Royal with His Jet-Propelled Bike; U. S. Royal Bike Tires
  9. 8. Vampire's Victim
  10. 9. The Ghostly Army of Bethune
    "True" Ghosts of History
  11. 10. The Monster Doll
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