(October-November 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.
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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edvard Moritz
Inks
Edvard Moritz
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
pirates; rowboats; sailing ships; skeletons; swords; treasure chests

The Swami's Secret (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Belknap Long
Pencils
R. S. Pious
Inks
R. S. Pious
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swami Heshug; Bill Carlton; Trudy Roland; "Cat" Harris
Synopsis
Bill Carlton and Trudy Roland, reporters at the Graphic newspaper, team up to take down swindling spiritualists. They expose Swami Heshug, who uses burning herbs to raise the spirit of executed killer, "Cat" Harris. Accidentally getting a picture of the spirits of Heshug and Harris together, Bill plans to use a hazel twig to stop Heshug. Trudy is captured by Heshug. When Bill goes to the swami's lair, he loses the hazel. The herbs burn out, and Heshug loses control of Harris' spirit. Using a silver letter opener, he tries to show dominance, but ends up killing himself and Harris' spirit.
Reprints
Keywords
ghosts; reporters; spiritists; swami

Ghost Mother (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mrs. J. Yakayima
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

text story; 2nd place contest winner

The Ape Demon (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edvard Moritz
Inks
Edvard Moritz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Vance; Link; Jean
Synopsis
Dr. Vance, assisted by a woman named Jean and a man named Link, sets out in the jungles of Bengal to track down the legendary Hanuman Ape. This is in spite of native warnings to stay away from the supernatural creature, as it is said to be kept in the jungle by the god, Siva. Dr. Vance persists in the hunt and captures the. Jean and Link discover a bevy of statues in the jungle looking exactly like the ape. Taking the ape on board a ship, Dr. Vance is soon mastered by the creature. That is until Jean uses a talisman representing Siva to release his soul and return the ape to a stone statue.
Reprints
Keywords
apes

The Mummy's Cloth (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
Pete Riss ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dick; Tom Winber; Sesostris; George Waverly
Synopsis
A piece of cloth from an Egyptian mummy brings doom wherever it goes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Riss pencils and possible inks per Martin O'Hearn's blog:

http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2015/07/wait-fifteen-years-for-johnny-c...

Previous indexer credited Johnny Craig on pencils and Harry Lazarus on inks.

Timeless Is the Night (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Michael Everett; Michael Everett III
Reprints

Drums of the Undead (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sheila; Bill; Erzulie Bocor; Dr. Wenrod
Synopsis
Illustrator Bill and his friend Sheila go to the museum to photograph the display on Haiti. There, the pair observe a woman stealing a drum. Bill takes a picture of the woman With the assistance of the museum's curator, Dr. Wenrod, they discover the woman is the Voodoo Goddess, Erzulie Bocor. Erzulie Bocor turns Sheila into a zombie in a bid to get the picture Bill took of the Zombie Goddess.
Reprints
Keywords
zombies

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

Let's Talk It Over! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Fred W. Goldstein, James Parry, and David Roggensach.

The World beyond the Mirror (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Lubbers
Inks
Bob Lubbers
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
Alice
Synopsis
After reading a book on ghost stories from her uncle's library, Alice looks into the mirror. She is transported into the other side, where friendly ghosts fear the living.
Reprints
Keywords
ghosts

The Case of the Roman Curse (Table of Contents: 9)

Christopher Fenn / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Belknap Long
Pencils
Jon L. Blummer
Inks
Jon L. Blummer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Christopher Fenn; Alf; Pamela Hogarth; Penny; Marcus
Synopsis
Ex-GI Christopher Fenn takes up the dangerous occupation of ghost-hunter following the war. He confronts the ghosts of ancient Roman soldiers after they murder a man named Alf on the property of one Pamela Hogarth. Ghosts of Druids, enemies of the Romans, assist Fenn. To defeat the Romans, Fenn uses a blade wrapped in a yew sprig.
Reprints
Keywords
Druids; ghosts; Roman soldiers

Indexer Notes

This story has great similarities to the two other Christopher Fenn stories. In all stories, he faces off with the ghosts of Roman soldiers and is assisted by Ghost Druids.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Swami's Secret
  3. 2. Ghost Mother
  4. 3. The Ape Demon
  5. 4. The Mummy's Cloth
  6. 5. Timeless Is the Night
  7. 6. Drums of the Undead
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Let's Talk It Over!
  9. 8. The World beyond the Mirror
  10. 9. The Case of the Roman Curse
    Christopher Fenn
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