(December 1953-January 1954)

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)

Pencils
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wise Guy! Ya think I'm a cannibal?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Solid Jackson; Slim
Keywords
cherries; ice cream

It Takes Two to Tangle (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Solid Jackson; Natch Kilroy; Portia; Judy Farrell; Slim
Synopsis
Portia is upset because Jackson is never romantic. She tries to set up a romantic evening for the two, but in the end popcorn and fudge are the keys to Jackson's heart.
Keywords
asthma; fudge; perfume; popcorn; records; romance

Homer for Hilly! (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance; teen
Characters
Hilly Lawson; Wilbur Hathaway
Synopsis
Hilly thinks that an expensive perfume will get a boy to notice her, but her enthusiasm at a baseball game proves more important.
Keywords
baseball; perfume

Thar's Gold in Them Shoes! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Katie Kilroy; Natch Kilroy; Mr. Kilroy; Mrs. Kilroy; Mr. Patrick; Mrs. Patrick; Judy Farrell
Synopsis
Katie has been invited to the Governor's Ball. She needs a pair of $25 gold evening shoes, but her father refuses to spend that much. Katie's mother suggests she borrow a pair of shoes from the Patricks, the richest people in town. Mr. Patrick loans her the shoes. Meanwhile, her father feels guilty and buys Katie the shoes she wanted. When he sees Mrs. Patrick's shoes on the table, he tosses them in the trash and replaces them with the new ones. However, to complicate matters, Mr. Patrick arrives and says that his wife had hidden $25,000 in jewels in the toes of that pair of shoes.
Keywords
city dump; DDT; jewels; shoes; trash

Indexer Notes

The plot gets even more complicated before the story's done.

The Awkward Type (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Characters
Susie; Malcom
Synopsis
Susie finally gets Malcom to come to her house, but he's very uncomfortable. At least until the lights go out and he's able to tackle a burglar.
Keywords
burglar; tackle

The Gayest, Giddiest Teen-Age Comic You've Ever Read! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Jitterbuck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dan Gordon
Pencils
Dan Gordon
Inks
Dan Gordon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why don'tcha try wishing on a star, Jit?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jitterbuck; Cookie
Synopsis
Jitterbuck doesn't believe in superstitions.
Reprints
Keywords
luck; superstition

Indexer Notes

Credits from Cookie #2 index.

Spots Before your Eyes! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Solid Jackson; Slim; Wilbur Morton; Portia; Judy Farrell; Natch Kilroy
Synopsis
Wilbur Morton, jealous because Natch won the big football game, schemes to have him catch chicken pox so he won't be able to attend a tribute party in his honor.
Keywords
chicken pox; football; television

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

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

For Recommended Reading---American Comics Group! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Pop / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dratted noise--They call that music?
Genre
humor
Characters
Solid Jackson; Portia; Natch Kilroy; Mr. Kilroy; Mrs. Kilroy; Katie Kilroy; Judy Farrell
Synopsis
Mr. Kilroy complains about the music the kids are listening to, then digs out his raccoon coat and demonstrates the dance of his day--the Charleston!
Keywords
Charleston; dancing; nostalgia; raccoon coat; records; slang

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Brain / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gordon [as dang] (signed)
Inks
Dan Gordon [as dang] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! A successful conclusion has been-ah-attained!
Genre
humor
Characters
The Brain
Synopsis
The Brain makes a home-made robot to be his slave. It doesn't work out.
Reprints
Keywords
robot
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Wise Guy! Ya think I'm a cannibal?"]
    Solid Jackson
  2. 1. It Takes Two to Tangle
    Solid Jackson
  3. 2. Homer for Hilly!
  4. 3. Thar's Gold in Them Shoes!
    Katie Kilroy
  5. 4. The Awkward Type
  6. 5. The Gayest, Giddiest Teen-Age Comic You've Ever Read!
    Cookie
  7. 6. ["Why don'tcha try wishing on a star, Jit?"]
    Jitterbuck
  8. 7. Spots Before your Eyes!
    Natch and Jackson
  9. 8. ["It's stopped snowing at last!"]
    Pud; Dubble Bubble; Fleer
  10. 9. For Recommended Reading---American Comics Group!
    American Comics Group
  11. 10. ["Dratted noise--They call that music?"]
    Pop
  12. 11. ["Ah! A successful conclusion has been-ah-attained!"]
    The Brain
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Rodney Hinkle
  • Darrel McCann
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