(January 1953)

American Comics Group, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
Brand
American Comics Group ACG
Editing
Richard E. Hughes (Editor, President); Frederick H. Iger (Business Manager)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Male Skier; Female Skier
Synopsis
Full-page illustration depicts two young skiers in the mountains.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Romance on Thin Ice (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Betsy Winfield; Ed Loughlin; Coach of the U.S. Olympic Skating Team; U.S. Olympic Team Members; Jan Cerny; Olympic Judge; Communist Agent; Ship's Chaplain; College Students
Synopsis
Betsy and Ed plan to marry after graduation, but Betsy is invited to join the Olympic figure skating team. Ed threatens to end their relationship if she joins. Betsy refuses to submit to his control and ends the relationship herself. At the games, Betsy falls in love with Czech Jan Cerny and accepts his marriage proposal. Ed warns Betsy that Jan is a communist who will to use her to validate the communist life. Betsy scoffs at Ed's allegations, but is shocked to discover that Jan is exactly doing so. Ed flattens Jan with a right to the jaw. Betsy and Ed marry on a ship as they return home.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Always a Lady (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Connie; Don; Male Moviegoer
Synopsis
Connie and Don are considered the exemplary young couple, but Connie wishes there was something a bit wild in their conventional romance. One night in the lobby of a movie theater, Connie gives another moviegoer a come-hither look. When the moviegoer approaches Connie, Don drives him off with a twist of the arm and the flash of a knife. Connie is thrilled to discover her lover is a bit of a bad boy, and Don is thrilled to discover his girl is not quite the straitlaced lady he thought.

Too Young To Be Married! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Beck
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Nora Radcliffe; Honey Radcliffe; Henry Wesley; Hubert Wesley
Synopsis
Nora is alarmed when her 16-year old sister Honey announces plans to marry Hubert Wesley. She doesn't know Hubert, but believes he's an unscrupulous older man taking advantage of a naive child. She goes to his apartment and discovers a handsome man she accuses him of playing false with her sister. He takes her in his arms and kisses her passionately. She enjoys the kiss, but slaps him and leaves. At home, Nora discovers the man who kissed her was Hubert's older brother Henry. Nora apologizes when Henry arrives and the two anticipate an exciting romance.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Party Line Kisses (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
John Rosenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Myra Adams; Jack Fairfax; Aunt Hazel Adams; Sue Haywood; Townspeople
Synopsis
Myra is an exhausted New York chorine who takes a break from work at her aunt's home in a small town. She has a single date with handsome local, Jack. He ends the evening with a passionate kiss that is observed by his sometime girlfriend, Sue. The next day, Myra discovers the gossips describing her as a loose woman over the party line. Myra believes Jack is the 'kiss and tell' type and snubs him. When she prepares to leave for New York, Sue confesses to having seen the kiss and smearing Myra's reputation. Jack overhears Sue, drops her, and begs Myra to forgive him. She does, and they marry.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Trousseau for Trudy (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Trudy Williams; Terence Locke; Saleswoman; Policeman
Synopsis
Office girl Trudy Williams gift-shops for a soon-to-be-married co-worker. She finds an expensive negligee but cannot afford it. Wealthy Terence Locke, a male customer, offers to buy it for her. She's confused by his offer and astonished when he takes her in his arms and kisses her passionately. He's fallen in love at first sight and asks the saleswoman to put the negligee in storage for three months while he gets to know the woman who is going to be his bride.

The Girl for His Money (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Roberta; Zach; J.C. Taylor
Synopsis
Roberta and Zach are co-workers in the manufacturing firm of J.C. Taylor. They date, and fall in love. Zach wants marriage but not until he has a better-paying job. One day, J.C. Taylor promotes Zach. Roberta is astonished and delighted to learn he is Taylor's son. Zach has been learning the business from the ground up.

Million Dollar Heartbreak (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Linda Lawrence (heiress); Bob Andrews; Timmy (Linda's childhood playmate); Opportunist; Linda's Father; Linda's Mother; Steve Blanchard; Steve's Best Man; Employment Agency Worker; Construction Company Head; Carlton Wood (theatrical producer); News Photographer; Suzanne (society girl)
Synopsis
Linda runs away to a town where she is unknown and falls in love with Bob, an aspiring playwright who needs a backer for his new play. Linda secretly finances the production, but a journalist exposes her true identity. Bob doesn't want to be a rich girl's "kept man" and leaves her. She searches for him and finds him in danger. She saves him by putting herself between a wrecking ball and Bob, taking the blow with her car. He realizes then that she is not just a rich girl looking for a man to use, but a woman who truly loves him.

How to Turn a Date into a Catastrophe (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Rita; Bob (Rita's date); Young Woman
Synopsis
When Rita snags her hose on a cafe chair, two possible courses of action are proposed: 1) treat the incident as a shattering tragedy, harp on it in a thousand ways, and make her date miserable, or 2) treat the incident as a minor mishap, forget about it, and enjoy her date's company.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Romance on Thin Ice
  3. 2. Always a Lady
  4. 3. Too Young To Be Married!
  5. 4. Party Line Kisses
  6. 5. Trousseau for Trudy
  7. 6. The Girl for His Money
  8. 7. Million Dollar Heartbreak
  9. 8. How to Turn a Date into a Catastrophe
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