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 ACG unpublished inventory done by Hughes was published by A.C.E. Comics from 1986 to 1987.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:
New York University ? to 1930
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.