(April-May 1953)

American Comics Group, 1947 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
Brand
American Comics Group ACG
Editing
Richard E. Hughes (credited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

[Bathing Beauty Photographer] (Table of Contents)

Solid Jackson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Solid Jackson; Natch Kilroy; Judy Farrell
Keywords
beauty contest; camera; photographer

The Chick Charmer (Table of Contents: 1)

Natch and Jackson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Natch Kilroy; Solid Jackson; Judy Farrell; Margie Mason; Portia Karloff
Synopsis
When Jackson boasts that he could have the girls swoon over him the same as they do the mystery crooner on television, Natch takes him to the TV station and enters him in the amateur program.
Keywords
amateur contest; crooner; singing; stage fright; television; television broadcast

First Date for Diane (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
Diane; Ken
Synopsis
Diane is very nervous about going on her first date.
Keywords
date; flowers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Natch / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Portia! Looky! Looky! Ya jealous?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Solid Jackson; Natch Kilroy; Portia Karloff; Judy Farrell; Wilbur Morton; Maria; Slim
Synopsis
Wilbur is upset that Judy says Natch has a personality and sense of humor, things that Wilbur's money can't buy. He bribes his cousin Maria to make a play for Natch to make Judy jealous.
Keywords
cousin; jealous; nosebleed; telephone booth

Indexer Notes

A footnote defining the teen slang phrase "a current is pushing me" is on page three.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mary Lou / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mary Lou! Good heavens, straighten up--
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mary Lou; Si; Clara
Synopsis
Mary Lou wants her father to go for a walk with her--past a dress shop.
Keywords
dress shop; posture

A Dillar, a Dollar, a Very Old Scholar! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Kilroys / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Natch Kilroy; Solid Jackson; Mr. Kilroy; Miss Crunchpitt; Mrs. Kilroy; Katie Kilroy; Mr. Molter; Mr. Joner
Synopsis
Natch's father decides he needs to go back to school to get his high school diploma. However, he gets into the social aspect so much that he disrupts the whole school and the teachers have to find a way to get rid of him.
Keywords
cigar; commuter train; football; high school diploma; smoking

Out of This World and Back! (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
Kitty
Synopsis
Fifteen-year-old Kitty decides to dedicate her life to science, or at least until Helene's handsome cousin comes to visit.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Natch and Grandma / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mother, put me down! I'm not a child anymore!
Genre
humor
Characters
Natch Kilroy; Mr. Kilroy; Mrs. Kilroy; Grandma Kiroy [Mamie Kilroy]; Wilbur Morton; Slim
Synopsis
Natch's grandmother drives an M.G. sports car and gets the boys to give up their hot rods in favor of sports cars, teaching them some auto safety along the way.
Keywords
cigars; grapes; hot rod; jam; M.G.; sports cars; traffic tickets

Extra! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1952 (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Richard E. Hughes (editor)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1952. No circulation figures given.

The Secret of Treasure Cave (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

White Cloverine brand salve; Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Bathing Beauty Photographer]
    Solid Jackson
  2. 1. The Chick Charmer
    Natch and Jackson
  3. 2. First Date for Diane
  4. 3. ["Hey, Portia! Looky! Looky! Ya jealous?"]
    Natch
  5. 4. ["Mary Lou! Good heavens, straighten up--"]
    Mary Lou
  6. 5. A Dillar, a Dollar, a Very Old Scholar!
    The Kilroys
  7. 6. Out of This World and Back!
  8. 7. ["Mother, put me down! I'm not a child anymore!"]
    Natch and Grandma
  9. 8. Extra!
    Dizzy Dames
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1952
  11. 10. The Secret of Treasure Cave
    White Cloverine brand salve; Wilson Chemical Co.
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