(March-April 1951)

American Comics Group, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Creston Publications Corp.
Brand
American Comics Group ACG
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)

Captain Crossbones / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Crossbones

Meet Ace Carter (Table of Contents: 1)

Ace Carter Adventurer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Starr
Inks
Leonard Starr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Ace Carter; Miss Ellen Prescott; Bruce; Professor Anthony Prescott (Flashback)
Synopsis
Ellen Prescott hires Ace Carter to lead her to a place in the jungle where her father had located a diamond necklace.

A Mission for the General (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset; Ed Hamilton

Genre
adventure

Captain Crossbones -- Soldier of Fortune (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain Crossbones / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Captain Crossbones [Tom Rutherford]; Captain Smithers; Alf; Blackhand (Pirate); Duke; Lady Nancy Terrence
Synopsis
Tom runs away and stows on a ship as a youngster. He is eventually captured by pirates, where he grows to adulthood. When the captain captures Lady Nancy Terrence, Tom kills him and becomes Captain Crossbones.

Indexer Notes

Origin of Captain Crossbones.

The Sioux Massacres (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moritz
Inks
Ed Moritz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Jim Bridger; Colonel Fetterman; Red Cloud
Synopsis
The story of the Fetterman Massacre and the reprisal by the U.S. Calvary.

Indexer Notes

Based on true events.
Originally credited to Edmond Good, but the faces with many thin inklines on page one, and the inklines on cheeks in sideview, and peculiar lines inside ear in second panel on page two, are signs of Moritz. He is credited as working for ACG by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and had most of the "Injun Jones" in ACG's Blazing West, and the faces of Jones is exact matches to the Indians on first page here. Especially his ears are to notice. Edmond Good is best recognised by his round faces with very bright eyes and marked lips like Johnny Hazard in sideview.

Gamble Against Odds (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset; Ed Hamilton

Genre
adventure

Richard Burton, alias Ruffian Dick (Table of Contents: 6)

True Soldiers of Fortune / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Richard Burton; Isabel Arundel; Grand Emir of Harar
Synopsis
The story of Richard Burton and his adventures, including being the first white man to see the sacred Moslem ceremonies in Mecca and discovering lake Tanganyika.

Galley Slaves (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset; Ed Hamilton

The Man of a Thousand Faces! (Table of Contents: 8)

Lance Larson, Soldier Of Fortune / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
adventure
Characters
Lance Larson; Midge; Atlas; Zortan; Alexi Ivanov
Synopsis
Lance Larson must stop some spies from stealing the secret behind Alexi Ivanov's new cosmic-ray powered weapon.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Edmond Good, like the "Sioux Massacre", even if the artwork is very different. The best to compare with is the Charles Sultan story in "Adventures Into the Unknown" #25. There the many close up faces in side view are identical both in layout and inking to this one. Some of the many smiling faces in close up, with heavy jaw and chin, especially in sideview on page 7 are very much like Paul Gustavson, except the inking, but with Sultan it all fits. Anyway, it is NOT Edmond Good. His faces are more rounded and with bright eyes and lips like Johnny Hazard.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Crossbones
  2. 1. Meet Ace Carter
    Ace Carter Adventurer
  3. 2. A Mission for the General
  4. 3. Captain Crossbones -- Soldier of Fortune
    Captain Crossbones
  5. 4. The Sioux Massacres
  6. 5. Gamble Against Odds
  7. 6. Richard Burton, alias Ruffian Dick
    True Soldiers of Fortune
  8. 7. Galley Slaves
  9. 8. The Man of a Thousand Faces!
    Lance Larson, Soldier Of Fortune
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
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