(November-December 1963)

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.
On-sale date
1963-08-29
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
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

On-sale date derived from arrival date.


Herbies Goes to the Devil! (Table of Contents)

Herbie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker; Miss Baylor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the second and final appearance of Herbie on a Forbidden Worlds cover; Herbie gets his own series in April 1964.
Miss Baylor is modeled on Elizabeth Taylor.

Herbie Goes to the Devil! (Table of Contents: 1)

Herbie / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Shane O'Shea]
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Herbie Popnecker; Pincus Popnecker; Mrs. Popnecker; Satan; Miss Baylor; Frankenstein; Dracula
Synopsis
Satan is getting fewer souls every year so he boasts that he will deliver a randomly chosen one: Herbie's. Herbie agrees to a deal with the Devil to help his dad, and after consultation on contracts, Herbie reluctantly agrees to go to Hades. Hades would never be the same!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On page 2, Satan chooses a soul by throwing a dart at a map. The map implies that Herbie lives in the midwest USA, in Nebraska or Kansas. On page 10, Herbie's stare melts Frankenstein and Dracula, during which the two plead for help; their words are too small for the balloons and in a different lettering style, suggesting that different words were changed at the last minute.
Miss Baylor is based on Elizabeth Taylor.

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

From Your Editor- To You! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Charles Brazell, Ronald Campbell, Gary Acord, Sue Ducharme, Paul Gambaccini, and Tim Riley.

Strange Beast (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Kurt Andrews; Princess Astarella; Prince Rolbana; Volero
Reprints

The Face in the Portrait (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Alex Harris; Jane Thackeray; Mr. Brumley
Reprints

Dreams of Glory (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Greg Olivetti]
Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jerry Landon; Timothy Landon
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Herbies Goes to the Devil!
    Herbie
  2. 1. Herbie Goes to the Devil!
    Herbie
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  4. 3. Strange Beast
  5. 4. The Face in the Portrait
  6. 5. Dreams of Glory
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gary Perlman
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Walls
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome