(July-August 1954)

American Comics Group, 1954 Series
 
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
Editing
Norman Fruman (credited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Yawning Graves! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense

The Real McCoy! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Oliver McCoy; Blackie Rome; Digby McCoy; Hepzibah McCoy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Death at the Carnival (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lazarus
Inks
Harry Lazarus
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Vampires? Don't Make Me Laugh! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Lisa Casmana; Joe
Reprints

Death of a Doll! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Corpse-Maker (narrator); Harold Honeywell; Marilyn Meag; Daisy Bergen
Synopsis
Harold Honeywell (a man as small as a doll) becomes rich. When he finds out the women in his life are only interested in his money, he begins killing them. One day while fleeing from the cops, he hides in a gorilla cage at the circus. The problem is, the huge gorilla who lives in the cage has destroyed its favorite toy (a doll) and now finds a new "doll" it can play with.
Reprints

The Tiny Heads! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Grim Reaper (host); un-named jungle trading-post employee; Maloka (Chief of the Jovalis Tribe, death); Jovalis Tribe (all die); McGuire (villain, trading-post employee)
Synopsis
When the Jovalis Tribe refuses to sell any more shrunken heads because the jungle trading-post was not giving them enough money for them, employee McGuire decides to visit their village and get the heads, even if he has to kill all of the tribe to get them. But the tiny heads get their revenge in a big way!
Reprints
Keywords
The Jovalis

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added per reprint.

Flowering Death! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Good
Inks
Ed Good
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Albert Rose; Ed Hilton; Henry Astor; Brophy; Mary Gold; Daisy Smith; Iris

Yawning Graves! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Amos Frisby; Peggy Dalton; Ephraim
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer identified by Mike Tiefenbacher on Facebook in January 2016.

The Trainer (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lazarus
Inks
Harry Lazarus
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Yawning Graves!
  2. 1. The Real McCoy!
  3. 2. Death at the Carnival
  4. 3. Vampires? Don't Make Me Laugh!
  5. 4. Death of a Doll!
  6. 5. The Tiny Heads!
  7. 6. Flowering Death!
  8. 7. Yawning Graves!
  9. 8. The Trainer
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Mike White
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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