(August-September 1949)

American Comics Group, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
Brand
American Comics Group ACG
Editing
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jonathan Kent, Counterspy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Jonathan Kent, Counterspy / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm one of that small band who risk their lives...
Genre
spy
Characters
Jonathan Kent (intro; origin)
Synopsis
Jonathan Kent joins the American intelligence service and goes undercover behind the Iron Curtain to recover plans for an atomic bomb detonator.
Reprints
Keywords
Cold War; espionage

Indexer Notes

Script credit: Martin O'Hearn suggests at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2011/10/hawkman-writers-1967.html "Oh-hhhh!" as a Hughes indicator and this story includes an example.

Docket #4123-W (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

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Operation China! (Table of Contents: 3)

Report to the Nation / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
John Belfi (signed)
Inks
John Belfi (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Lin Yat; R-416; Yo Tsin
Synopsis
American agent R-416 goes undercover in communist China to rescue a kidnapped Nationalist Chinese leader.
Reprints
Keywords
Cold War; Communist China; disguise; espionage; Nationalist China

Indexer Notes

Script credtis: Martin O'Hearn suggests at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2011/10/hawkman-writers-1967.html "Oh-hhhh!" as a Hughes indicator and this story includes a "Ah-hhhh!"

Cosmic Menace (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Letters
typeset

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

Operation: Peril / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Locked away in the heavily-guarded files...
Genre
spy
Characters
Professor Barlow; Jerry Lawton; Phyllis Rogers; Heinrichs [Simon]; Miss Swift
Synopsis
Prof. Barlow develops a new I.F.F. device for the United States that is the object of the espionage mission of a Nazi exile group.
Reprints
Keywords
anti-aircraft guns; I.F.F.; Nazis

Beautiful Betrayer: The Story of Mata Hari (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
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Genre
non-fiction; spy
Characters
Mata Hari [Margaretha Zelle]; Montessac; General Schnupel; Le Doux; Hanna Wittig; Captain von Kroon
Synopsis
The story of World War I German spy, Mata Hari.
Reprints
Keywords
espionage; World War I

Man Hunt from the East (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Characters
Kurt Riner; Michael Riner; Betty [Operative X]; Mrs. Crowdon; Sergei; Dmitri
Synopsis
Kurt Riner, a Czech scientist specializing in antibiotics, is kidnapped by US agents. Communist agents pursue Riner in an effort to get a soil sample he is carrying which contains bubonic fever [sic] spores.
Reprints
Keywords
antibiotics; bubonic plauge; Czechoslovakia; germ warfare; Iron Curtain
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Jonathan Kent, Counterspy
  2. 1. ["I'm one of that small band who risk their lives..."]
    Jonathan Kent, Counterspy
  3. 2. Docket #4123-W
  4. 3. Operation China!
    Report to the Nation
  5. 4. Cosmic Menace
  6. 5. ["Locked away in the heavily-guarded files..."]
    Operation: Peril
  7. 6. Beautiful Betrayer: The Story of Mata Hari
  8. 7. Man Hunt from the East
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tillmann Courth