(October-November 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
Wodda jerk! If somebody was hunting me, I wouldn't think it was so funny!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Solid Jackson; Natch Kilroy
Keywords
bear; hunting; rabbit

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Solid Jackson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jackson! What's the matter with you?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Solid Jackson; Natch Kilroy; Slim; Judy Farrell; Portia Karloff; Wilbur Morton; Sylvia (Wilbur's cousin)
Synopsis
Wilbur's pretty cousin comes to visit and he sets up a plot to have her make a play for Natch. However, she ends up making a play for Jackson instead.
Keywords
cousin; suitcase

Quick as a Flash! (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Genre
romance; teen
Characters
Trudy; Buff Collins
Synopsis
Trudy tries to get school photographer Buff Collins to notice her, but thinks she's ruined her chances when she stumbles while carrying Buff's camera equipment and a camera's flash goes off.
Keywords
basketball; cameras; flash; photography

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

Natch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Jackson! Wanta see a swell dive!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Natch Kilroy; Solid Jackson; Slim; Judy Farrell; Portia Karloff
Synopsis
Depressed because all the girls have gone to summer camps for a month, Natch and Jackson decide to go camping on their own. They accidentally pick a spot on the lake that's right by Judy's and Portia's camp.
Keywords
camping; summer camp; swimming

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

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

For Recommended Reading---American Comics Group! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

American Comics Group / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Girl Gets Boy! (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Genre
romance; teen
Characters
Janie Blaine; Rupert Potter
Synopsis
Janie needs a date to Angelica's party and as a last result asks her father to find a blind date for her from the relatives of his co-workers in his office. It works out better than she ever expected.
Keywords
date; party; telephone

Bye, Bye, Bonds! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Kilroys / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Mr. Kilroy; Natch Kilroy; Solid Jackson; Mrs. Kilroy; Slim; Miss Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Kilroy forgets to mail the bonds on a half-million dollar deal. He calls Natch to have him take the bonds to the airport and send them registered mail. On the way Natch picks up Jackson on his way to a music lesson. As expected, Jackson takes the bonds to his music lesson and Natch sends Jackson's sheet music to California. It all turns out all right in the end, though there are side trips to the city dump and California.
Keywords
bonds; California; city dump; embezzle; post office; registered mail; sheet music; violin

Nice Work (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
A boy passes up a chance to attend a big dance in order to "baby-sit" the Fosters' teen-age niece.
Keywords
baby-sit; niece

The Big Promotion! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Katie Kilroy; Portia Karloff; Natch Kilroy; Solid Jackson; Slim; Mr. Kilroy; Mrs. Kilroy; Judy Farrell; Lawrence Welk
Synopsis
When Katie and Portia have to let Natch and Jackson use the Kilroy's record player, the girls decide the town needs a clubroom just for girls. To raise funds for the project, Katie organizes a benefit dance for the girls' parents (featuring Lawrence Welk), and has everything set--except that she forgot to budget money to pay the band.
Keywords
dance; juke box; record player; slang

Indexer Notes

Lawrence Welk, complete with accordion, has a speaking role. The story is very heavy in teen slang, to the extent there are footnotes translating slang in two panels (mill = car, pocket lads = fathers, don't tense = take it easy).

Free.. 10 Hitler Stamps (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Hey skinny! ...Yer ribs are showing!] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Wodda jerk! If somebody was hunting me, I wouldn't think it was so funny!"]
    Solid Jackson
  2. 1. ["Jackson! What's the matter with you?"]
    Solid Jackson
  3. 2. Quick as a Flash!
  4. 3. ["Hey, Jackson! Wanta see a swell dive!"]
    Natch
  5. 4. ["I'm scared! This really is a tough neighborhood!"]
    Pud; Dubble Bubble; Fleer
  6. 5. For Recommended Reading---American Comics Group!
    American Comics Group
  7. 6. Girl Gets Boy!
  8. 7. Bye, Bye, Bonds!
    The Kilroys
  9. 8. Nice Work
  10. 9. The Big Promotion!
    Katie Kilroy
  11. 10. Free.. 10 Hitler Stamps
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  12. 11. [Hey skinny! ...Yer ribs are showing!]
    Charles Atlas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Darrel McCann
  • Peter Croome