(January 1954)

American Comics Group, 1948 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Best Syndicated Features, 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 Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Inks
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

TrueVision cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

View Cope Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Nightmare (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Inks
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Harry Williams; Gilda Williams
Synopsis
Harry, a down on his luck writer, goes to a pawn shop where he is shown the creatures that take the people guilty of the seven deadly sins. He uses the experience to write more stories which are bought by his publisher.
Reprints
Keywords
pawn shop; seven deadly sins; zombie

Indexer Notes

This story is produced in "TrueVision" a process that includes black borders and zipatone to create a three dimensional effect without glasses.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Death Has Four Fingers (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Baron Cigani; Jan Manorik
Reprints

The House That Was! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Forgione (signed)
Inks
Bob Forgione (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Cassandra Fourier; Gil Hasson; Mr. Kent; Henri Fourier; Madeline Fourier
Synopsis
Gil Hasson meets a lovely local girl in a mansion in a part of town that the locals claim is nothing but ruins.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Rudolph Field / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Let's Talk It Over! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Hughes talks about the 3-D type technique employee in the opening story and asks for reader feedback.

Letters from M. Friesen, Thomas Waitkevicius, and Philip Chase.

Death Mask! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sam Denton; Frank
Synopsis
An old lady warns Sam of the fate that awaits him, unless he pays her to change the face of the sand sculpture she has made showing his death.
Reprints
Keywords
octopus

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Motor Book Dept. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Rudolph Field / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Monster! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Landau (signed)
Inks
Ken Landau (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Stan; Ralph; Liz
Synopsis
Ralph has created life, a mud-like ooze that craves live flesh. When his friend Stan tries to destroy the ooze, Ralph feeds him to the monster.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Smith Bros. Camera / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Norton Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Direct from Hollywood!"]
    View Cope Co.
  3. 2. Nightmare
  4. 3. ["Get Shop-Method Home Training"]
    National Schools
  5. 4. Death Has Four Fingers
  6. 5. The House That Was!
  7. 6. ["Could you use $1,000,000?"]
    Rudolph Field
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Let's Talk It Over!
  9. 8. Death Mask!
  10. 9. ["Now YOU can be a "Cracker-Jack" at auto repairs!"]
    Motor Book Dept.
  11. 10. ["Now that we are at the North Pole..."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  12. 11. ["New! Fast-action pro baseball game"]
    Rudolph Field
  13. 12. The Monster!
  14. 13. ["For recommended reading it's the American Comics Group"]
  15. 14. ["Get a real candid camera"]
    Smith Bros. Camera
  16. 15. ["Draw Any Person in One Minute"]
    Norton Products
  17. 16. ["In 10 Minutes of Fun a Day I Changed Myself..."]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. ["Which Daisy"]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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