(March-April 1962)

American Comics Group, 1951 Series
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Price
0.12 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] (credited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

The Hand of the Unknown! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

The Hand of the Unknown! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Shane O'Shea]
Pencils
Pete Costanza (credited)
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Shane O'Shea (headshot); Pete Costanza (headshot); Chief; Andy Markson; Rebecca Ainsley; Paul Ainsley; Dr. Carmichael
Synopsis
Is the house haunted, or is it all in her head? Andy Markson of the Institute of Psychic Phenomena investigates.
Reprints
Keywords
Institute of Psychic Phenomena

Indexer Notes

Small portraits of O'Shea and Costanza drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger.

A Grit Day (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Matter of Identity! (Table of Contents: 3)

Mysteries of the Unknown / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dmitri Simenov; Alexei Simenov; Sonia Simenov; Ivan Kolchak
Synopsis
Comrade Dmitri Simenov learns what it is like to be erased from history.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Man Who Never Lived."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

From Your Editor- To You! / letters page / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Header lettered by Ed Hamilton from earlier issues. Letters from Gary Cox (Kingsport, Tenn), Ron Jones (Bel Air, Md), Philip Tucker (Berkley, Mich), Douglas Soesbe (Portland, Ore), Stephen Crane (British Columbia, Canada) and Robert Carberry (San Diego, Calif). Editor warns about folks wanting $2.50 for back issues of Forbidden Worlds.

Statement Required By The Act of August 24, 1912 (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes] (credited)
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement dated 27 September, 1961. Forbidden Worlds published 8 times yearly at Sparta, Illinois. Owner: Best Syndicated Features, Frederick H. Iger, and H. Donenfeld
Average number of copies during the 12 months preceding October 1, 1961: 178,600.

Strange Words on Stone! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Costanza
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Characters
Dr. Forrestal
Synopsis
Found: stone tablets with the oldest written language in the world.

Elmer Gets the Most Striking Dates! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Pierre Alonzo]
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (credited)
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Characters
Elmer Truffle; Dinnie Foster; Georgie; Professor Alexis
Synopsis
Elmer Truffle gets into a bet with a buddy that he will get the most striking date to go to the Spring Hop with him.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Hand of the Unknown!
  2. 1. The Hand of the Unknown!
  3. 2. A Grit Day
    Grit
  4. 3. A Matter of Identity!
    Mysteries of the Unknown
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  6. 5. Statement Required By The Act of August 24, 1912
  7. 6. Strange Words on Stone!
  8. 7. Elmer Gets the Most Striking Dates!
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