(September-October 1949)

American Comics Group, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
B. & I. Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
American Comics Group ACG
Editing:
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Bald
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
romance
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

["Announcing...Double-Barreled Dynamite!"] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Crooked Road to Romance (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Bald ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Naomi Phillips; Mr. Phillips; Mrs. Phillips; Buzz Donnelly; Rod Emerson
Synopsis:
Naomi is angry because her family is poor. Buzz sees her steal a dress but doesn’t turn her in. In fact, he takes her to the prom. Buzz is a criminal, but vows to go straight if Naomi helps him for a month so they can amass enough cash to marry. Naomi is caught, arrested and sent to prison for 2 years. When she’s released, Buzz orders her to work for Rod, who knows the secret location of a plutonium mine. Naomi and Rod fall in love, and she discovers Buzz has just been using her to get the mine's location. Naomi helps Rod defeat the crooks and they will be married.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Buzz's hair is black on page 2, blonde on page 3, and black on page 4 until the end. Naomi's hair is blonde on pages 1 & 2, turns white on page 3, and goes back to blonde on page 4 until the end.

The Heart on the Flying Trapeze (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Bolle ?
Inks:
Leonard Starr ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ellen; Horace; Duke Drummond; Roy Lewis
Synopsis:
Bored with her small-town life, Ellen agrees to join circus aerialist Duke’s act. Press agent Roy knows Duke is just using her, but Ellen is in love with Duke. Duke convinces Ellen to undertake a dangerous stunt and she breaks her leg. Duke and the circus leave Ellen behind, but Roy quits his job to take care of her. Ellen realises Roy is the man for her.
Keywords:
circus

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Match-Makers Don't Marry (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Beth Adams;Mark Chapman; Jim Harley; Miss Hathaway; Mr. Westlake; Glenn Travers; Anne Lindley; Lila Burke; Frank
Synopsis:
After dating unfaithful Mark and cowardly Jim, Beth loses her faith in men, stops dating, and moves to New York. She buys a matrimonial bureau, first disguising herself as a “plain Jane.” Wealthy Glenn becomes a client, warning her that he doesn’t want a “fortune-hunter.” Beth re-glamourises herself and fills in on a date with Glenn. She falls in love with him but he thinks she’s after his money. Glenn loses his fortune, then admits he knew it was Beth all the time, and they will marry.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Clothes Horse (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

I Feared my Heart (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Alicia Morrison; Mr. Andrews; Earl Larabee; Mrs. Larabee; Dr. Gregg Saunders
Synopsis:
Alicia has a morbid fear of men; she takes a job as secretary-companion to an elderly invalid woman. When the woman’s son Earl makes a pass at her, Alicia flees. She’s rescued by Gregg, a doctor. When Gregg is later assaulted by a mental patient, Alicia intervenes because she loves him. Gregg says he’s a psychiatrist, and ascertains that Alicia was assaulted by a surly hobo when she was a child. Now that she knows the truth, “you’ll never be afraid of a man again!” Gregg and Alicia will marry.
Keywords:
psychiatrist

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Readers' Romances (Table of Contents: 7)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Love Takes a Nose-Dive! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert (or Richard?) Brice ?
Inks:
Robert (or Richard?) Brice ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; romance
Characters:
Joyce; Wade Manning; Arthur; Eve Saunders
Synopsis:
Joyce leaves her job as a waitress and becomes an airline hostess, dumping her boyfriend Arthur, a short-order cook. Joyce dates pilot Wade, but catches him romancing Eve, the daughter of the owner of the airline. Wade, drunk, takes off with Joyce on board and Arthur as one of the passengers. Arthur, an aerial gunner during the war, manages to land the plane safely. Joyce decides he's the man for her.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
A Robert AND a Richard Brice are both credited with work for ACG...

Colouring is off on this story as well. Arthur's hair is red and Joyce's is blonde on all pages except page 4, where they both suddenly have black (actually, Superman-blue) hair in multiple panels.

["'The Kilroys' Hits New High in Readership!"] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Announcing...Double-Barreled Dynamite!"]
  3. 2. The Crooked Road to Romance
  4. 3. The Heart on the Flying Trapeze
  5. 4. Match-Makers Don't Marry
  6. 5. Clothes Horse
  7. 6. I Feared my Heart
  8. 7. Readers' Romances
  9. 8. Love Takes a Nose-Dive!
  10. 9. ["'The Kilroys' Hits New High in Readership!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Jim Walls
  • Mickey Coalwell