Forbidden Adventures: The History of the American Comics Group

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The Rest of the Gory: Conclusion

Adored husband of Annabel, beloved brother to Margaret Dimesa and Harriet Katz. Loving uncle. Family will receive visitors today from 3-5 and 7-9:30 pm at the Riverside, Bronx, 179 Street and Grand Concourse. Services will be private, friends and relatives may call at residence, Sunday, Jan. 20th after 2 pm.

Richard E. Hughes obituary, from New York Times, January 16, 1974

After igniting the horror craze in comic books with the publication of Adventures Into The Unknown in 1948, ACG stoked the fire with the publication of seven additional horror titles. Of these, four were published before the censorship of the Comics Code Authority was imposed; three were released in the 1960s.

Forbidden Worlds premiered in 1951 and ran for 145 issues until 1967. This impressive run was broken only once, in 1955, when Forbidden Worlds became an adventure title, Young Heroes, for a brief three issues. Out Of The Night and Skeleton Hand were both added to ACG's roster in 1952. Out Of The Night was published for seventeen issues until 1954, and Skeleton Hand was canceled after six issues in 1953. The Clutching Hand, a one-shot book released

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