(July 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 Meets Merlin! (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; Merlin
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.

Magicman Meets Merlin! (Table of Contents: 1)

Magicman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magicman [Tom Cargill]; Merlin; Sgt. Kilkenny; Sir Lancelot; Cagliostro; Baron Angiotti
Synopsis
Trying to solve a robbery performed by sorcery, Magicman travels to the past to meet Merlin and ask his advice, but finds Merlin plagued by a similar problem. He deduces that it's his father the wizard Cagliostro, who's responsible, and travels to his time. Cagliostro stole all the wealth to ransom his queen, kidnapped by Baron Angiotti, so Magicman frees the queen and returns the stolen treasures.
Reprints

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

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

Script
Richard Hughes
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Jerry Vasily, Penny Icard, Mike Redman, Steven Moore, and Carolyn Volovar.

Only Tough Guys Get Places! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lois Barnes; Frank Carson; Gary Faulkner
Synopsis
Rocket pilot Gary Faulkner is a real bully who looks forward to his first space mission where he plans to conquer the planet they're exploring. However, the aliens have a timid-ray which reverses his personality permanently.

Gangway for Gasps! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Loom of Fate! (Table of Contents: 5)

Mysteries of the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Bob Standish]
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jasper Ferall; Moira Norn; Sophronia Norn; Tabitha Norn
Synopsis
Unscrupulous antiques dealer Jasper Ferall discovers the legendary Norns, who appear to be simply three elderly sisters weaving tapestries. But when he tries to take advantage of one's ability to tell the future, he learns that not everything can be foreseen.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Magicman Meets Merlin!
    Magicman
  2. 1. Magicman Meets Merlin!
    Magicman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  4. 3. Only Tough Guys Get Places!
  5. 4. Gangway for Gasps!
    Nemesis; Herbie
  6. 5. Loom of Fate!
    Mysteries of the Unknown
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome