(July-August 1951)

American Comics Group, 1951 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Preferred Publications, 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense
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Demon of Destruction (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Williamson (signed); Frank Frazetta
Inks
Al Williamson (signed); Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Don Brady (atomic physicist); Mary (death, brought back to life); un-named doctor; Uncle Phineas (Don's uncle, death); Marzo (The Spirit of Destruction) (villain)
Synopsis
Don Brady decides to take a rest - in the house in which his uncle was doing his experiments in the supernatural. Brady unwittingly unleases Marzo, who grants Brady three wishes in return for his freedom!
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Keywords
Jonesville; Mystic Manor; Smithville

Indexer Notes

Artwork was assigned to Al Williamson, who signed page 2. Frazetta assisted on the story. Experts differ on how much they believe Frank Frazetta penciled, some believe he penciled the majority of the story, others that Williamson did.

Monsieur Werewolf (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton; typeset

Characters
Jacques Turenne
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Love of a Vampire (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ken Cummings; Beth Cummings; Hans Brunt; Riley; Inspector Jackson; Miss Jones
Synopsis
A woman on her honeymoon disappears when staying at a motel, after a bat enters the room while her husband is sleeping.
Reprints

Tess and Tim Capture the Bank Robbers (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The "Popsicle" Twins Help the Sheriff / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

From Your Editor- To You! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton; typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

No letters.

The Way of the Werewolf (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Emil Gershwin
Inks
Emil Gershwin
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ondok; Roy; Ambrose Walker; Canisa Walker; Larry Davis
Synopsis
it's a slow news day, so the reporter gets the assignment to talk to a local expert on the man-eating wolves of India.
Reprints

Beating the Beach Barrage (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal with His Jet-Propelled Bike; U. S. Royal Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Vampire's Victim (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton; typeset

Characters
Rudolf
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The Ghostly Army of Bethune (Table of Contents: 9)

"True" Ghosts of History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer [as HCK]
Inks
Henry Kiefer [as HCK]
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
In World War I, a ghost medieval cavalry appears to defend Belgium near the town of Bethune.
Reprints
Keywords
occult

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer read HCK as MCK and thought the artist was Mel Keefer.

The Monster Doll (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Fellowes; Dickson Prescott; Bill; Jane Crothers Prescott; Sue Jackson; Alan MacCampbell; Julian Bulmere; Alice McLane
Synopsis
Dickson Prescott is sentenced to die within the hour, while the Governor hears about his strange story.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Demon of Destruction
  3. 2. Monsieur Werewolf
  4. 3. Love of a Vampire
  5. 4. Tess and Tim Capture the Bank Robbers
    The "Popsicle" Twins Help the Sheriff
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    From Your Editor- To You!
  7. 6. The Way of the Werewolf
  8. 7. Beating the Beach Barrage
    "U. S." Royal with His Jet-Propelled Bike; U. S. Royal Bike Tires
  9. 8. Vampire's Victim
  10. 9. The Ghostly Army of Bethune
    "True" Ghosts of History
  11. 10. The Monster Doll
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