(September 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 Vs. The Wizard of Science! (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
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 vs. the Wizard of Science! (Table of Contents: 1)

Magicman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magicman [Tom Cargill]; Wizard of Science [Waldo Sissinger] (villain); Fidel Castro
Synopsis
Magicman is captured by the Wizard of Science and forced to make a propaganda broadcast endorsing Fidel Castro.
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 John Pierce, Mark Patrican, Mark Porter, Jason Wight, Jr., Ignacio Arroyo, Jr., and L. L. Simpson.

Stone Age Man (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Kermit Lundgren]
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Chesley Grimmick
Synopsis
Chesley Grimmick is mysteriously transported back in time to prehistoric days where he befriends the cavemen there and eventually dies. In the present, his skeleton and watch are unearthed by two paleontologists who cannot understand what they have found.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lundgren pseudonym noted by Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books. Original title: "Out of the Past."

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

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

The Ghost That Died! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Richard E. Hughes [as Kurato Osaki]
Pencils
Hy Eisman
Inks
Hy Eisman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
James Wilkes; Pierre; Henry Matthews; Steven Matthews
Synopsis
Henry Matthews enlists the aid of a ghost hunter to destroy the ghost of his nephew Steven. He doesn't realize that his nephew's ghost was trying to warn him to avoid the madman who killed Steven, so he is murdered too.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Magicman Vs. The Wizard of Science!
    Magicman
  2. 1. Magicman vs. the Wizard of Science!
    Magicman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  4. 3. Stone Age Man
  5. 4. Gangway for Gasps!
    Nemesis; Herbie
  6. 5. The Ghost That Died!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Matthew H. Gore
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gary Perlman
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome