(January-February 1965)

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-June, 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)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Magicman! (Table of Contents)

Magicman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger [as Pete Costanza] (signed)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger [as Pete Costanza] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magicman
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Indexer Notes

According to Schaffenberger in a 1998 letter, many covers at ACG were penciled and inked by him, but signed by Pete Costanza because DC editor Mort Weisinger (for whom Schaffenberger worked on the Superman Family titles at that time) did not want him drawing superhero covers for other companies.

Magicman! (Table of Contents: 1)

Magicman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Zev Zimmer]
Pencils
Pete Costanza
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magicman [Tom Cargill]; Cagliostro (flashback); Senator Loring
Synopsis
Magicman is the immortal son of the wizard Cagliostro. In the present day he joins the Army to fight in Viet Nam as PFC Tom Cargill and decides to use his magical abilities secretly as Magicman.
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How to Stay Healthy! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Herbie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Don Markstein, Janet Renner, Susan Newton, Lee Whittlesey, Eugene J. Rule, Juan Ortiz, and Mario Pagalocci.

Missing: Frederick Forbes! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Richard E. Hughes
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Richard E. Hughes (host); Frederick Forbes; Eddie Forbes
Synopsis
Banker Frederick Forbes vanished in 1867 with a great amount of the townspeoples' money. Nearly a hundred years later, his great-grandson agrees to undergo hypnosis to solve the mystery, and learns that it was accidental death, not villainy, that caused Forbes to disappear, and the money is finally recovered.
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Indexer Notes

Original title: "Annals of the Occult."

No Good to the World! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Zev Zimmer]
Pencils
George Wilhelms
Inks
George Wilhelms
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Willie Stover; Maratta
Synopsis
Willie Stover and his pet frog Oswald accidentally foil an invasion from a microscopic world while being held after school for detention.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Magicman!
    Magicman
  2. 1. Magicman!
    Magicman
  3. 2. How to Stay Healthy!
    Herbie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  5. 4. Missing: Frederick Forbes!
  6. 5. No Good to the World!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gary Henderson
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome