Adventures into the Unknown

American Comics Group, 1948 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
Random Cover from Series #108
May 1959
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Publication Dates:
Fall 1948 - August 1967
Number of Issues Published:
174 (#1 - #174)
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series
Publication Type:
anthology; ghosts; haunted houses; horror comics; killer puppets; supernatural; werewolves
Series Details:
Adventures Into the Unknown was a series best known as the medium's first ongoing horror-comics title. The first two issues, which included art by Fred Guardineer and others, featured horror stories of ghosts, werewolves, haunted houses, killer puppets, and other supernatural beings and locales. The premiere included a seven-page abridged adaptation of Horace Walpole's seminal gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, by Frank Belknap Long and Al Ulmer.

Unlike many American horror comics of the Golden Age, it weathered the public criticism of the early 1950s and survived the aftermath of the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency hearings of April and June 1954 when the comics industry attempted self-regulation with a highly restrictive Comics Code.

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