(March 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] (credited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Keywords
museums; skeletons; tyrannosaurs

Invasion of the Ghost-Monsters (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Characters
Mr. Hawes; Silas Inwood; Barry Inwood; Fay; Legion of Ghost Monsters [Bluebeard; Jack the Ripper; Captain Kidd; Sir Modred; Black Knight; Dracula]; Ivanhoe; Sir Lancelot; Don Quixote; Paul Bunyan; Ulysses; Robin Hood; Martha Inwood
Synopsis
Barry Inwood is, along with the family lawyer, the only one at his grandfather's funeral. His grandfather's will has conditions for Barry's inheritance. Those conditions result in the Legion of Ghost Monsters.

Corpse's Revenge (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset; Ed Hamilton (header)

Characters
Ethan Welles; Halbert Welles; Jeremiah Welles; Abigail Welles

Ship of Death (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
George Proctor; Mambo; Captain Krock
Synopsis
The S.S. Neptune seems to be an ordinary freighter, until the Captain decided to go to sea with a crew of Zombies.
Reprints
Keywords
Zombies

[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

Includes header with art by Dan Gordon and lettering by Ed Hamilton used in earlier issues.
Letters from Charles Samuel Davis (Atlanta, Ga.), Pamela S. Brown (Wilmington, N.C.), and N. Lindstrom (Blue Island, Ill.)

The Mark of the Monster (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Fred Thatcher; Venoma
Reprints

For Startling Supernatural Stories ... It's the Terriffic Trio (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Reunion (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset; Ed Hamilton (header)

Characters
Jeff; Judy

Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Table of Contents: 8)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes]
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Best Syndicated Features, Inc. owners: B. W. Sangor and Frederick H. Iger. Editor: Richard E. Hughes; Business Manager: Frederick H. Iger

The Hands of Darkness (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Milt Knopf ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton

Characters
Cliff; Gail
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From Hames Ware: For consistency's sake this story is by the artist who had been previously listed as Milt Knopf. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. originally made this ID by cross-referencing signed work at another company and may have decided it was less than definitive, but for continuity, Milt Knopf might be an agreeable way of putting a name to this strange style.

The Witches' Brew (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Harriet; Jack Morrisey; Gil; Professor Hanscombe; Hecate; Lilith; Satan
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Invasion of the Ghost-Monsters
  3. 2. Corpse's Revenge
  4. 3. Ship of Death
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Let's Talk It Over!
  6. 5. The Mark of the Monster
  7. 6. For Startling Supernatural Stories ... It's the Terriffic Trio
  8. 7. Reunion
  9. 8. Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation
  10. 9. The Hands of Darkness
  11. 10. The Witches' Brew
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