(September 1961)

American Comics Group, 1961 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly July, August, September, October; bi-monthly Jan.-Feb., March-April, May-Jun, Nov.-Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
Brand
American Comics Group ACG
Editing
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes] (Editor); Frederick H. Iger (Business Manager)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Chain Reaction! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger [as K. Schaffenberger] (signed)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger [as K. Schaffenberger] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense

Clem Never Does Anything Big! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Shane O'Shea] (signed)
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Shane O'Shea (host); Ogden Whitney (host); Clem; Arabella (Clem's girl); Reuben (Clem's dog); Rosalie (a skunk); Sweet Stuff Simpkins (Arabella's eventual husband); the Interplanetary Gypsies [Verstipix; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
A pair of aliens, driven from other planets because they cannot tolerate other worlds' inhabitants, approach the Earth. They land in a place called Hog Hollow, and capture young Clem, putting him through a series of tests to see if the people of the planet are dangerous. Clem believes the aliens to be revenue men from the government...the aliens, however, soon discover "Kentucky Lightning," skunks, and angry hornets, which drives them back into space, warning their home planet never to attempt an invasion of this planet.
Keywords
Hog Hollow Kentucky; Rocket 378

Indexer Notes

Whitney is credited for drawing this story on the splash page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Mystery Mailbag! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
? (logo)
Inks
? (logo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Greg Perez (San Diego, Calif.), Paul Steinke (Lake Zurich, Ill.), Andy Sten (Chicago, Ill.), Ronnie Gould (Anthony, Kan.), Jerry Smith (Birmingham, Ala.), Joe Dewey (Letha, Idaho), and Richie De Pont (New York) are printed with responses from the editor.

Chain Reaction! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Lafcadio Lee]
Pencils
John Rosenberger [as John R.]
Inks
John Rosenberger [as John R.]
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Characters
Lafacadio Lee (host); John R. (host); Mark Higbee; Franz Broder
Reprints

The White Apeman! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Zev Zimmer] (credited)
Pencils
Pete Costanza (credited)
Inks
Pete Costanza (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Characters
Zev Zimmer (host); Pete Costanza (host); Terry Osborne; F. G. Adams
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist credits verified by P. C. Hamerlinck in Alter Ego #126 (July 2014).

The Gladiator! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Pierre Alonzo]
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Pierre Alonzo (host); Pietro Vola; Ursini; Gina
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Chain Reaction!
  2. 1. Clem Never Does Anything Big!
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mystery Mailbag!
  4. 3. Chain Reaction!
  5. 4. The White Apeman!
  6. 5. The Gladiator!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Gary Henderson
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Ramon Schenk