Vance, Michael. Forbidden Adventures: The History of the American Comics Group. Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture. Westport: Greenwood, 1996.
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|Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-313-29678-2
BibTeX citation key: Vance1996
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Keywords: American Comics Group, Historical account, Publishing, USA
Publisher: Greenwood (Westport)
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.
Table of Contents
1. Happy Birthday to Hughes (1)
Appendix 1: Sangor Shop and American Comics Group Personnel (129)
Selected and Annotated Bibliography (155)