(March-April 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

Watch Out for A-214! (Table of Contents)

Magicman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magicman
Reprints

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.

Watch Out for A-214! (Table of Contents: 1)

Magicman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magicman [Tom Cargill]; Sgt. Kilkenny; Agent A-214
Synopsis
The Communist Chinese infiltrate Cargill's Army post in Viet Nam with Agent A-214, a diminutive man disguised as an infant. Believing Kilkenny to be Magicman, A-214 takes him prisoner and the real Magicman has to rescue him.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (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 E. Hughes
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Dan Noon, Dale R. Gowin, Danny Doyle, Mark Savage, and Larry Herndon.

Help from Beyond (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
John Carlyle; Mrs. Carlyle; Johnny Carlyle
Synopsis
Johnny Carlyle wants to hunt down the puma that killed his father, and his father's ghost appears at a crucial moment to protect him.
Reprints

The Most Human Guy I Ever Knew! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Brad Everson]
Pencils
George Wilhelms
Inks
George Wilhelms
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jim Barrett; Lenore Mills
Synopsis
After her fiancee Jim is killed in Viet Nam, Lenore Mills becomes a famous scientist, inventing a new rocket fuel and joining a space exploration team. During a mission, a chameleon-like alien takes on the appearance of Jim and also assumes his personality, defending Lenore and her crew from his fellow aliens.
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Indexer Notes

Everson pseudonym noted in Jerry Bails's Who's Who in American Comic Books

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Watch Out for A-214!
    Magicman
  2. 1. Watch Out for A-214!
    Magicman
  3. 2. ["This is Herbie. Very fat. Very funny."]
    Herbie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  5. 4. Help from Beyond
  6. 5. The Most Human Guy I Ever Knew!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome