(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.

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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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