(January-February 1952)

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 E. Hughes
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Issue date as given in indicia: "January-February, 1951-1952" [sic].


Exploring the Supernatural! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
Ken Bald
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Gravestone on cover has "Hughes" as the last name, which is the editor's last name.

A Queen for the Voodoo Chief (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cooper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer stated this as written by Richard Hughes, however the story does not read like Hughes, and Hughes has stated that he edited, but didn't start writing for "Forbidden Worlds" until circa 1957.

Devil-Doomed Sandman (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joan; Donald

The Fiend In Fur (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Frank tries to explain to Miss Hall why she shouldn't walk in the woods alone, but she finds out for herself what the fiend in fur is.

The Spectral Sleepwalker (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Characters:
Jeanne La Blazon; Prince Richard
Synopsis:
Jeanne La Blazon is murdered in 1177, but still she waits for Prince Richard to return.

From Your Editor - To You (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Announcement of the "L. F./ O. F. W." (Loyal Fans of Forbidden World") Club. Also mentions that "House of Horror" in this issue was written by two members of the Club.

Whirlpool of Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Rex and Nancy are drowned and see ancient Viking warriors.

The Undying (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Graham; Evans

For Recommended Reading... (Table of Contents)

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


Synopsis:
Text only promo for ten ACG comics.

Indexer Notes

Other half of page is ad for Smith Brothers Cough Drops, for getting a U.S. Military style ring and bracelet.

The Doom of the Moonlings (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis:
Bob and Joyce are confronted on a beach by Selena, Queen of the Moonlings, and are taken away to the moon.

House of Horror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Alice Carter; Ken Bainbridge; ?
Pencils:
Al Camy
Inks:
Al Camy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Alice Carter; Ken Bainbridge
Synopsis:
Alice and Ken try to get a job with Forbidden Worlds, but are turned down for inexperience. On their way home, they decide to investigate the old Dustan House and find that the ghosts of the old man and woman who lived there have been capturing burglars and living off their life energies for 20 years.

Indexer Notes

Intro to story (and text page in this issue) claims that two main characters, Alice and Ken, are readers who submitted their story to the comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Exploring the Supernatural!
  2. 1. A Queen for the Voodoo Chief
  3. 2. Devil-Doomed Sandman
  4. 3. The Fiend In Fur
  5. 4. The Spectral Sleepwalker
    True Ghosts of History
  6. 5. From Your Editor - To You
  7. 6. Whirlpool of Death
  8. 7. The Undying
  9. 8. For Recommended Reading...
  10. 9. The Doom of the Moonlings
  11. 10. House of Horror
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • arjay
  • Steven Rowe
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome