(January 1957)

American Comics Group, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly except March and May
On-sale Date
1957
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]
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver 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)

Script
Richard E. Hughes
Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance

The Road To Happiness (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Richard E. Hughes
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Frances "Fran" Verral; Mrs. Verral; Brad Robbins; Glenn Forrest
Synopsis
Frances Verral will go to any length to become a movie star, but in the end realizes all she really wants is to be a wife and mother.

Fran moves to Hollywood, but is unable to break into movies. She falls in love with Brad, a studio electrician, and gets extra roles. Fran learns star Glenn has a weakness for women with a certain hairdo, so she has her hair dyed and styled that way. Glenn notices Fran and promotes her career; they become a couple and Fran dumps Brad. However, when she returns to her old hairdo, Glenn rejects her. Fran decides being Brad’s wife is her career now.

Campus Queen (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Ranger's Romance (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Carole Hennings; Mr. Hennings; Larry Wells; Aunt Grace; Andre; Bill Gorer
Synopsis
Carole’s longtime boyfriend Larry becomes a forest ranger in Oregon. She visits her Aunt Grace in San Francisco and is introduced to the sophisticated world by playboy Bill. Back home, Carole gives Larry an ultimatum: if they’re married, they’ll have to live in a big city. Larry won’t give up his career. As Carole is leaving, a huge forest fire breaks out. She joins the volunteers fighting the blaze, and sees Larry doing his job. Carole changes her mind and decides to marry Larry and stay.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. Previous indexer had Jack Sparling ?

Strictly Business (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

A China Doll's No Wife! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard E. Hughes
Pencils
Kenneth Landau (signed)
Inks
Kenneth Landau (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
romance
Characters
Ellen Chambers; Dr. Paul Stacy; Joan Lanning; Allen Bales; Grace; Mrs. Palmer; Mr. Palmer; Johnny Palmer
Synopsis
Helpless female Ellen Chambers over comes her fears to win the heart of Doctor Paul Stacy.

As a teen, Ellen discovers acting “helpless” attracts boys. She continues this as an adult, “this is the way nature intended...girls should be dependent on capable, clever men.” Ellen and doctor Paul fall in love, but he doesn’t appreciate her act: “don’t you believe in facing any sort of grown-up responsibilities?” They break up. When a dam breaks and Paul and his nurse Joan are endangered while trying to rescue others, Ellen takes her father’s boat and rescues them. Paul and Ellen reconcile.

Say the Right Things! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Synopsis
How to talk to a man: “Forget lies and poses-—tell him the truth right from your heart.”

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Road To Happiness
  3. 2. Campus Queen
  4. 3. Ranger's Romance
  5. 4. Strictly Business
  6. 5. A China Doll's No Wife!
  7. 6. Say the Right Things!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Howard Bender
  • David Wilt
  • Nick Caputo
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Max Capp
  • Jim Walls
  • Mickey Coalwell