(August-September 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Solid Jackson / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! I can see the ball just like it was on top of me!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Solid Jackson; Natch Kilroy; Judy Farrell; Katie Kilroy; Mr. Kilroy
Keywords
baseball; binoculars

Announcing Something New..Something Different! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Doing the Continental (Table of Contents: 2)

Solid Jackson / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Solid Jackson; Natch Kilroy; Judy Farrell; Portia Karloff; Slim; Nan; Lana; Marlene
Synopsis
Jackson decides to pattern himself after the TV character "The Continental." A liberal application of hair oil, his best suit, and a suave approach make him think he's going to be a Don Juan. However, the girls in town get wind of the change and pretend to fight over him, causing him to go back to his old ways.
Keywords
hair oil; rumble-seat

Indexer Notes

"The Continental" was a short-lived 1952 15-minute late-night CBS television series, in which a suave man spoke directly and romantically to the female audience.

Mission by Magnet (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Major Mars; Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Whistle for Wanda (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
Wanda; Jimmy Blaze
Synopsis
Wanda is picked for the school play, but going to the first rehearsal is afraid she'll be laughed at.
Keywords
rehearsal; school play; wolf whistle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Jitterbuck / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Dan Gordon
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arr-roof! --Arf--Arf! Grr-warrf!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jitterbuck; his father; his mother
Synopsis
Jitterbuck rescues a dog that had tin cans tied to his tail. He takes the dog home, but when Jitterbuck comes home late, it's the dog that gives him away.
Reprints
Keywords
animal abuse; curfew; dog; spanking; tin cans

Indexer Notes

Reprint link verified from scan of Cookie #1 from The Digital Comics Museum.

Reserved! (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Genre
romance; teen
Characters
Helen; Nonnie; Bill Simpson
Synopsis
Helen wants football player Bill Simpson to notice her. A trip to the library solves that problem.
Keywords
history; homework; library; telephone

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

Roadometer; Roadmaster / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's fun to know how far you go...

Indexer Notes

Ad in panel format (illustrations with text underneath) for Roadometer bicycle odometers by Roadmaster. Mail-in coupon to Cleveland Welding Company, Dept. XC-637, West 117th Street and Berea Road, Cleveland 7, Ohio.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Pud; Dubble Bubble; Fleer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Natch / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, Judy-Pie! I'll meet you here at the Sweet Tooth--reet, sweet!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Natch Kilroy; Wilbur Morton; Slim; Judy Farrell; Solid Jackson; Officer Farrell
Synopsis
Wilbur schemes to get Natch in trouble with Judy's father, Officer Farrell. He moves signs, paints lines, and buys a fake fire hydrant so he can frame Natch into a bundle of traffic offenses.
Keywords
alley; fire hydrant; motorcycle policeman; no parking; traffic tickets

Winner Take All! (Table of Contents: 10)

Katie Kilroy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Katie Kilroy; Natch Kilroy; Portia Karloff; Mrs. Kilroy; Mamie Kilroy; Cal Mack; Dolores Garcia; Miss Crunchpitt; Rock Hudson
Synopsis
Katie has her sights on the new boy in school, Cal Mack, and uses a book "Winning Your Man" for advice. She goes undercover to find out his likes and dislikes and gets him to take her to to a "Girls Pay" dance. Unfortunately, rival Dolores finds the book after Katie drops it and tells everyone that Katie has to get her boy friends from a book. Cal figures he's been tricked, so breaks the date. Fortunately, Katie's grandmother is visiting. She just happens to be be friends with the head of a movie studio and gets him to get Katie a date to the dance with Rock Hudson.
Keywords
chemistry; dance; disguise

Indexer Notes

Rock Hudson appears in the last two panels, with two words of dialogue. A very teen-slang-heavy story.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Wow! I can see the ball just like it was on top of me!"]
    Solid Jackson
  2. 1. Announcing Something New..Something Different!
    Funny Films
  3. 2. Doing the Continental
    Solid Jackson
  4. 3. Mission by Magnet
    Major Mars; Popsicle
  5. 4. A Whistle for Wanda
  6. 5. ["Arr-roof! --Arf--Arf! Grr-warrf!!"]
    Jitterbuck
  7. 6. Reserved!
  8. 7. ["It's fun to know how far you go..."]
    Roadometer; Roadmaster
  9. 8. ["Gosh, they stopped Pud on the goal line again!"]
    Pud; Dubble Bubble; Fleer
  10. 9. ["Okay, Judy-Pie! I'll meet you here at the Sweet Tooth--reet, sweet!"]
    Natch
  11. 10. Winner Take All!
    Katie Kilroy
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