(September 1959)

American Comics Group, 1956 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 Hughes
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Riches and Romance! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Betty Morrow; Derek Vonderhill
Synopsis
Cover is based on the interior story "Riches and Romance!"

Riches and Romance! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Derek Vonderhill [as Dick Hill]; Uncle Jason; Liza Trent; Betty Morrow; Mr. Morrow; Mrs. Morrow
Synopsis
Playboy Derek’s uncle says he’ll cut him off without a cent unless Derek can find a “stand-out” wife in 30 days, without using his name or family fortune. Under a false name, Derek takes a job as a shoe clerk at a store frequented by socialite Liza. Fellow employee Betty helps Derek out in his job, and they fall in love. Liza flirts with Derek but he discovers she knows his true identity, so he goes back to Betty. Derek takes Betty to meet his uncle and he says she’s a good match for his nephew.

Indexer Notes

Art credit from the French magazine Back Up #14 courtesy of Stéphane Petit (May 2009).

Loser Wins (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance

Big Wheel on the Campus! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Tod Shelton; Amy Forrester; Bink Wagner; Ace Maloney
Synopsis
Nerdy college student Tod has a crush on “campus lovely” Amy, but she is dating football hero Bink. When Tod steps in to defend Amy during an argument with the burly Bink, Bink is accidentally injured and will miss the big football game. Tod arranges to have rival team's player Ace sidelined by over-feeding him at the soda shop where Tod works, and becomes a hero himself when his school’s team wins. Amy says she loves Tod because of his “character, intelligence, courage.”

Funny Name (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance

The Man I Lost (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance; sports
Characters
June Murphy; Jimmy; Al Murphy; Rocky Faro
Synopsis
June marries Al, who becomes a boxing champion. He promises to retire and does. 3 years later, Al signs for a comeback but won’t tell June why, so she leaves him. On the night of the fight, her brother Jimmy admits Al’s fighting to pay off Jimmy’s debts and keep him out of prison. June rushes to the arena and inspires Al. Al is defeated but he and June are reunited.
Keywords
boxing

Date Happy (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
Odgen Whitney (signed)
Inks
Odgen Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Grace; Fay; Martin
Synopsis
Grace and Fay meet Martin at a party. Fay is aggressive in asking him for a date, and then presses for more, but he rejects her: “you’re not only date-happy, but date-crazy!” Instead, Grace lets Martin do the asking and they fall in love.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Riches and Romance!
  2. 1. Riches and Romance!
  3. 2. Loser Wins
  4. 3. Big Wheel on the Campus!
  5. 4. Funny Name
  6. 5. The Man I Lost
  7. 6. Date Happy
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