(January 1952)

American Comics Group, 1948 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
Brand:
American Comics Group ACG
Editing:
Richard E. Hughes (Editor); Frederick H. Iger (Business Manager)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard US Format
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Giant 52-page issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Ken Bald
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Keywords:
cemeteries; graveyards; scythes; skeletons; supernatural; tombstones; vampires; zombies

The Lost Lives of Laura Hastings (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Roy Krenkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Indexer Notes

Inks: Krenkel added by Greg Theakston, 2002-05-29 (Per Sandell ed.) Pencils CORRECTED by Mark Gordon, 2007-02-10 (Per 36th Edition Overstreet Pricing Guide).

Strange Revenge (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Ed Hamilton (header)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Trempy

Dolls of Doom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Wilhelms
Inks:
George Wilhelms
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Zambarta; Floyd Sartoris; June Sartoris ; Andrew Sartoris; Madge Sartoris
Synopsis:
Floyd Sartoris seeks the service of Zambarta, the voodoo witch in order to kill his brother's family.

Let's Talk It Over (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Fan letters from: Roger Dard (Perth, Western Australia); Jack Sahl (Lincoln, Neb.); Phyllis Opiopio (Honolulu, Hawaii). Includes header drawn by Dan Gordon and lettered by Ed Hamilton, from earlier issues.

Warding Off Witches (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charlie Sultan
Inks:
Charlie Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense

The Shape of Evil (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Camy
Inks:
Al Camy
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters:
Arlene Milford; Monstro; Don Cummings; Swami Seeruti; Achilles
Synopsis:
Arlene is the top ranking performer at Cummings Colossal Circus, and the fortune tellers predicts evil will come close.

The Frenzied Sisters (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Characters:
Isabeau de Frencheville; Margot de Frencheville
Synopsis:
Isabeau and Margot constantly fought with each other, and they were killed in 1685 during a fight. Their ghosts continue to fight.

Indexer Notes

Set in the Hagg House, Staveley, Derbyshire; which was built as a "hunting seat" in 1630 by Sir Peter Frecheville (note spelling). The building and estate was sold out of the family in 1681. Sir Peter did have a daughter, Margaret (1608-?)and his second wife was named Isabel (1582-1642).

For Reccomended Reading ... (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Indexer Notes

Contains attempts at slogans: "They're the terrific ten ..." "read American"

Vicious Circle (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Ed Hamilton (header)

Characters:
Count di Montefeltro

The Buried Brain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Characters:
Patsy Ames; Dr. Dundea; Fred; Dr. Ames
Synopsis:
Dr Ames is acting strange after the dead of Dr. Dundea.

The Citadel of Evil (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Wilhelms
Inks:
George Wilhelms
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Johnny Parks; Klathia (Priestess of the Citadel of Evil); Ellen; Horko (Chief Guard of the Temple of Evil)
Synopsis:
Johnny and Ellen planned to go to outer space, but their rocket went deep inside the earth - to the Citadel of Evil.

[Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 6.5 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Premium Merchandise (Wilson Chemical Co.); The Bike that Has Everything (bicycles, Monark Silver King Inc.); U.S. Military Ring and Bracelet (merchandise, Smith Bros.); Television Bank (merchandise, Seagee Co.); Vacutex (acne extractor, Ballco Products Company); Wheaties (cereal, General Mills)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Lost Lives of Laura Hastings
  3. 2. Strange Revenge
  4. 3. Dolls of Doom
  5. 4. Let's Talk It Over
  6. 5. Warding Off Witches
  7. 6. The Shape of Evil
  8. 7. The Frenzied Sisters
    True Ghosts of History
  9. 8. For Reccomended Reading ...
  10. 9. Vicious Circle
  11. 10. The Buried Brain
  12. 11. The Citadel of Evil
  13. 12. [Advertisements]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mark Gordon
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