(December 1948 - January 1949)

American Comics Group, 1948 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
B. & I. Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes] (credited)
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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Edvard Moritz
Inks:
Edvard Moritz
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:
Keywords:
black dogs; ghosts; puppets

Kill, Puppets, Kill (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Belknap Long
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Edvard Moritz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Turgot; Jeanne; Pierre; Gloria; Ralph Wellman
Synopsis:
Turgot, the Puppet Master, animates and controls his autonomous and murderous dolls. His affections spurned by his young assistant Jeanne, he has his dolls try to kill her. Jeanne's brother, Pierre, comes to her rescue. Turgot dies trying to kill Pierre. Turgot's house remains empty until Ralph and Gloria purchase the house and ship it from France to the U.S. where they rebuild the house. Turgot returns as a ghost, and his puppets are again active. Ralph uses a flame gun to destroy them all.
Reprints:

The Mermaid Mole (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Tom Jenson; Steve Miller
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story sequence added by Leonard Wolinsky, 1/20/2007.

Out of the Unknown (Table of Contents: 3)

Living Ghost / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Belknap Long
Pencils:
Edvard Moritz
Inks:
Edvard Moritz
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gail Leslie; Tony Brand; The Living Ghost; Dr. VanDyke; Professor Mavelli; The Dark Phantom
Synopsis:
The Living Ghost returns to kidnap Gail Leslie, in a new bid to make her his queen. Tony Brand consults with Dr. VanDyke, who suggests The Dark Phantom may be of aid. The Living Ghost and the Phantom hate each other. Professor Mavelli assists Tony Brand in contacting the minions of The Dark Phantom, who whisk Tony away to the phantom's Tibetan retreat. The Dark Phantom agrees to fight The Living Ghost, and is triumphant. He then turns on Gail and Tony, but Tony has a relic given to him by VanDyke to destroy the phantom.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ghosts

Indexer Notes

The Living Ghost first appeared in Adventures Into The Unknown #1.
Story continues in next issue.

The Old Tower's Secret (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Belknap Long
Pencils:
Edmond Good (signed)
Inks:
Edmond Good (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Douglas Drew (ghost-breaker); Henry Masters; Jane Masters; Carter; Robert; Andrew
Synopsis:
Douglas Drew discovers the truth behind a lovers' triangle with the help of their ghosts.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ghosts

Indexer Notes

cover story

The Haunted Hoard (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jimmy Severn; William Denning; Miss Scruggins
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story sequence added by Leonard Wolinsky, 1/20/2007.

The Master's Hand (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Belknap Long
Pencils:
Max Elkan
Inks:
Max Elkan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Betty Saunders; Kees Van Ruyter
Synopsis:
Betty Saunders is a world renowned expert on the artwork of 15th century artist, Kees Van Ruyter. Van Ruyter's paintings depict monstrous creatures. In 1496, Van Ruyter killed himself by throwing his hands under the wheels of a moving oxcart, severing them. Betty recreates his horrific paintings with monstrous creatures depicted therein. A human looking ghoul hires Betty to go to his mansion in Belgium and paint pictures Van Ruyter's style. The ghost of Van Ruyer has Betty paint a picture of the ghoul. When the painting is revealed, the ghoul is destroyed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ghosts; ghouls

Phantom of the Seas (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Belknap Long
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Captain Wolfson; Orfeo; Stephen Knowles; Joan Knowles; Betty Knowles; Bobby Knowles
Synopsis:
A family buys a ship in a bottle for the son. They soon become aware of the ghost of Captain Wolfson, executed by his crew for his brutality, haunting the miniature vessel.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ghost ships; ghosts

Indexer Notes

cover story

The Grim Lady of Raynham Hall (Table of Contents: 8)

True Ghosts of History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
King Ward [as K.W.] (signed)
Inks:
King Ward [as K.W.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Lady of Raynham Hall; Captain Frederick Marryatt; Sir Charles
Synopsis:
A writer witnesses the ghostly Grim Lady, but only a photograph is proof.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Kill, Puppets, Kill
  3. 2. The Mermaid Mole
  4. 3. Out of the Unknown
    Living Ghost
  5. 4. The Old Tower's Secret
  6. 5. The Haunted Hoard
  7. 6. The Master's Hand
  8. 7. Phantom of the Seas
  9. 8. The Grim Lady of Raynham Hall
    True Ghosts of History
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