(January 1952)

American Comics Group, 1948 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Best Syndicated Features, Inc.
Brand
American Comics Group ACG
Editing
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes] (Editor); Fred Iger [as Frederick H. Iger] (Business Manager)
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
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Keywords
cemeteries; graveyards; scythes; skeletons; supernatural; tombstones; vampires; zombies

The Lost Lives of Laura Hastings (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Williamson
Inks
Roy Krenkel
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Characters
Laura Hastings; Neil Travers
Synopsis
Laura Hastings has visions of her past lives after brain surgery but can she prove they are real?
Reprints
Keywords
pirate; reincarnation; time travel

Indexer Notes

Inks credit per Greg Theakston. Pencils credit per 36th Edition Overstreet Pricing Guide.

Strange Revenge (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Ed Hamilton (header)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Trempy

Dolls of Doom (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Wilhelms
Inks
George Wilhelms
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Zambarta; Floyd Sartoris; June Sartoris; Andrew Sartoris; Madge Sartoris
Synopsis
Floyd Sartoris seeks the service of Zambarta, the voodoo witch in order to kill his brother's family.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Fan letters from: Roger Dard (Perth, Western Australia); Jack Sahl (Lincoln, Neb.); Phyllis Opiopio (Honolulu, Hawaii). Includes header drawn by Dan Gordon and lettered by Ed Hamilton, from earlier issues.

Warding Off Witches (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense

The Shape of Evil (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Arlene Milford; Monstro; Don Cummings; Swami Seeruti; Achilles
Synopsis
Arlene is the top ranking performer at Cummings Colossal Circus, and the fortune tellers predicts evil will come close.

The Frenzied Sisters (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Characters
Isabeau de Frencheville; Margot de Frencheville
Synopsis
Isabeau and Margot constantly fought with each other, and they were killed in 1685 during a fight. Their ghosts continue to fight.

Indexer Notes

Set in the Hagg House, Staveley, Derbyshire; which was built as a "hunting seat" in 1630 by Sir Peter Frecheville (note spelling). The building and estate was sold out of the family in 1681. Sir Peter did have a daughter, Margaret (1608-?)and his second wife was named Isabel (1582-1642).

For Reccomended Reading ... (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Vicious Circle (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Ed Hamilton (header)

Characters
Count di Montefeltro

The Buried Brain (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Characters
Patsy Ames; Dr. Dundea; Fred; Dr. Ames
Synopsis
Dr Ames is acting strange after the dead of Dr. Dundea.

The Citadel of Evil (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Wilhelms
Inks
George Wilhelms
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Joe; Johnny Parks; Klathia (Priestess of the Citadel of Evil); Ellen; Horko (Chief Guard of the Temple of Evil)
Synopsis
Johnny and Ellen planned to go to outer space, but their rocket went deep inside the earth - to the Citadel of Evil.

[Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 6.5 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Lost Lives of Laura Hastings
  3. 2. Strange Revenge
  4. 3. Dolls of Doom
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Let's Talk It Over!
  6. 5. Warding Off Witches
  7. 6. The Shape of Evil
  8. 7. The Frenzied Sisters
    "True" Ghosts of History
  9. 8. For Reccomended Reading ...
  10. 9. Vicious Circle
  11. 10. The Buried Brain
  12. 11. The Citadel of Evil
  13. 12. [Advertisements]
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