Born: 1909 November 5 in Bronx, New York City, New York, United States

Died: 1974 January 15 in New York, United States

Biography: Hughes was the writer and co-creator of The Black Terror, The Commando Clubs, Doc Strange, Fighting Yank, Pyroman, and Super Mouse.

Richard Hughes worked in support as an editor for Pines (Standard/Better/Nedor), from 1940 to 1943. Hughes was the editor for American Comics Group (ACG), from 1944 to 1967. He was also publisher and editor for ACG imprints and related publishers Creston from 1943 to 1944, La Salle in 1944, and R. B. Leffingwell in 1945.

Hughes worked in support as the business manager for ACG, from 1944 to 1957.

Richard Hughes wrote comic books for Centaur in 1938, Pines (Standard/Better/Nedor) from 1940 to 1944, DC during the 1940s (dates unknown) and from 1967 to 1968 and 1971, and the American Comics Group from 1942 to 1967. ACG unpublished inventory done by Hughes was published by A.C.E. Comics from 1986 to 1987. His work has been reprinted by several other publishers posthumously.

Hughes possibly may have done work for other publishers, including Harvey in 1943 as a writer, Rural Home as a packager and editor, Howard Johnson's in 1962 through Custom Comics as writer,

Notes: Hughes was the editor for the comics that won Alley Awards in 1964, Best Regularly Published Fantasy Comic: Forbidden Worlds (1951 series) and Best Humorous Comic Book; Herbie (1964 series).

Annabel Nubbe pen name was the name & nickname of Richard's wife.

Per Bails, some of the pen names attributed to Hughes may be from other writers.

Kurato Osaki was a pen name used by Hughes for the American Comics Group, from 1959 to 1965, further details found in this Bails' Who's Who entry for Osaki:

Pierce Rand was a pen name used by Hughes for the American Comics Group, from the 1950s to the 1960s, further details found in this Bails' Who's Who entry for Rand:


    Richard Hughes Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. Pierre Alonzo Type: Pen Name
  2. Ace Aquila Type: Pen Name
  3. Adam Barr Type: Pen Name
  4. Burns Type: Pen Name
  5. Jonathan Burns Type: Pen Name
  6. Curt Carpenter Type: Pen Name
  7. Thomas R. Drew Type: Pen Name
  8. Mark S. Durand Type: Pen Name
  9. Brad Everson Type: Pen Name
  10. Edward T. Finley Type: Pen Name
  11. Allan Gregg Type: Pen Name
  12. Richard E. Hughes Type: Changed Name
    Given name: Richard E. Family name: Hughes
  13. Charles La Coste Type: Pen Name
  14. Gary Lainey Type: Pen Name
  15. Sven Larsen Type: Pen Name
  16. Lafcadio Lee Type: Pen Name
  17. Ed Lorenz Type: Pen Name
  18. Kermit Lundgren Type: Pen Name
  19. Frederick Masters Type: Pen Name
  20. Trelawney Mills Type: Pen Name
  21. Ken Millson Type: Pen Name
  22. Annabell Nubbe Type: Pen Name
  23. Shane O'Shay Type: Pen Name
  24. Shane O'Shea Type: Pen Name
  25. Greg Olivetti Type: Pen Name
  26. Osaki Type: Pen Name
  27. Kurato Osaki Type: Pen Name
  28. Cheryl Padraic Type: Pen Name
  29. Pierce Rand Type: Pen Name
  30. Leo James Rosenbaum Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Leo James Family name: Rosenbaum
  31. Derek Rutherford Type: Pen Name
  32. Bob Standish Type: Pen Name
  33. Zev Zimmer Type: Pen Name


  1. New York University ? to 1930


  1. B.A., New York University in 1930

    Notes: Hughes received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a minor in Economics.


  1. R. E. H. [generic]
  2. Shane O'Shea [generic]
  3. Thomas R. Drew [generic]


  1. 2016: Bill Finger Award - (Deceased Creator)

Awards for Issues:

  1. 2007: Harvey Award - Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation
    Art Out of Time: Unknown Comics Visionaries, 1900-1969 (2006 series)

Art Influences:

Influences by Richard Hughes (b. 1909) were stated by:
  1. Ron Frantz (b. 1953)
  2. Michael Vance (b. 1950)


  1. User of - Adam Barr
  2. Employee of - Sangor Studio (b. 1940)
    Notes: Bails' lists Hughes as the director and a writer for Sangor Studio, also known as Cinema Comics, from 1939 to 1948. Wikipedia states Hughes joined the studio in 1941 under its Syndicated Features Corporation name. It also states he was an editorial assistant in 1941 and was an editor by 1943.