Forbidden Adventures: The History of the American Comics Group by Michael Vance

Forbidden Adventures: The History of the American Comics Group

byMichael Vance

Hardcover | July 1, 1996

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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.

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Title:Forbidden Adventures: The History of the American Comics GroupFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.57 × 5.76 × 0.76 inPublished:July 1, 1996Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313296782

ISBN - 13:9780313296789

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?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 Magazine