Vance gathers a wealth of first-hand anecdotes and memories, recalls some of their cleverest stories and appraises their roster of writers and artists. Comics Forum MagazineA comprehensive history of a small, but important, comic book publisher. Reflects the Golden and Silver ages of Comics, 1934-1970.
A comprehensive history of a small, but important, comic book publisher, this work reflects the reading tastes of tens of millions of Americans during the Golden and Silver ages of comics (1934-1970). The earlier Sangor "Shop" reinvented itself as the American Comics Group and by 1967 had published over one thousand issues. ACG was a microcosm of the larger industry, publishing magazines in every major comic book genre. Best known titles include "Herbie" and "Forbidden Worlds." It was ACG's "Adventures into the Unknown" that sparked a new genre--horror--which led to the Comics Code Authority, and industry-wide "self" censorship."Excellent! [This book] will stand as the benchmark of comic book publisher histories!" - Hames Ware, comic historian
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|Happy Birthday to Richard|
|Sangor Laughing Matter|
|The Last Laugh Richard Hughes An Editor by Many Other Names Man of Letters Nothing Adventured, Nothing Gained Kiss & Sell|
|The Romantic Titles True Vision|
|What You See Is Not What You Get Hughes Loses, William Gaines|
|The Horror Titles The Code of Dishonor Worth a Thousand Words The Rest of the Glory|
|Sangor Shop Personnel|
|American Comics Group Chronology|
|American Comics Group Titles Selected Annotated|
Michael Vance is Professor of History at St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. His research focuses on early 19th century Scottish emigration and settlement, with an added interest in Scottish overseas identity. He has co-edited books with Marjorie Harper of University of Edinburgh and Scott McLean of Queen's University, UK. Michael lives in Halifax.