Adventures into the Unknown

    (ACG, 1948-1967)
©1958 Best Syndicated Features, Inc.

During the twilight of the super-heroes in the 1950s, science fiction and horror comics were the hottest thing on the newsstands, and this title was one of the pioneers of the genre. Each issue served up three or four short stories featuring alien attacks, post-atomic nightmares, bug-eyed monsters, unexplained phenomena, and other meat-and-potatoes 1950s science-fantasy themes. Adventures into the Unknown was broad enough in format to allow straight mystery and suspense stories side by side with hardcore science fiction, horror, and monsters.

The ACG art and writing staff lacked the talent of the big publishers like EC, Atlas (Marvel), and DC, but managed to produce clean, workmanlike art and entertaining stories.

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   NotesWriterArtist

#12

August, 1950
  $0.10
1 copy available for $150.00
    

#85

June, 1957
  $0.10
1 copy available for $25.00
    

#96

May, 1958
  $0.10
1 copy available for $17.00
   Al Williamson

#106

March, 1959
  $0.10
1 copy available for $34.99
    

#114

February, 1960
  $0.10
1 copy available for $19.99
    

#117

June, 1960
  $0.10
1 copy available for $14.99
   Ogden Whitney

#123

March, 1961
  $0.10
1 copy available for $24.99
    

#127

September, 1961
  $0.10
1 copy available for $14.99
 Richard Hughes writing as Shane O’Shea; Richard Hughes writing as Curt Carpenter; Reprint from Forbidden Worlds #63 (Feb 1958)Shane O’Shea, Richard Hughes, Curt CarpenterPaul Reinman, Pete Costanza

#128


  $0.10
1 copy available for $3.50
 Richard Hughes writing as Kurato Osaki; Richard Hughes writing as Shane O’Shea; Richard Hughes writing as Ace Aquila; Reprint from Forbidden Worlds #47 (Oct 1956) and #63 (Feb 1958)Kurato Osaki, Shane O'Shea, Ace AquilaPete Costanza, Tom Hickey, Al Williamson, Roy Krenkal

#131

March, 1962
  $0.12
1 copy available for $24.99
    

#132

April, 1962
  $0.12
1 copy available for $24.99
  Richard Hughes, Charles LacosteOgden Whitney, Pete Costanza, Chic Stone, Dick Beck

#137

January, 1963
  $0.12
1 copy available for $9.50
  Richard Hughes, Pierre Alonzo, Kermit LundgrenPaul Reinman, Chic Stone, Tom Hickey

#138

February, 1963
  $0.12
1 copy available for $19.99
  Ace Aquila, Greg Olivetti, John Forte, Richard HughesBeck Hamilton, John Forte, Ogden Whitney, Tom Hickey

#139

March, 1963
  $0.12
1 copy available for $3.00
  Bob Standish, Richard HughesChic Stone, Tom Hickey

#140

May, 1963
  $0.12
1 copy available for $9.50
 Apr-May issue; Reprint from Forbidden Worlds #48 (Nov 1956) and #55 (Jun 1957); Richard Hughes writing as Ace Aquila; Richard Hughes writing as Zev Zimmer; Richard Hughes writing as Shane O’Shea; Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation for October 1, 1962Ace Aquila, Richard Hughes, Zev Zimmer, Shane O’SheaChic Stone, Edd Ashe, Pete Costanza, Dick Beck

#143

September, 1963
  $0.12
2 copies available from $9.00
    

#144

October, 1963
  $0.12
2 copies available from $6.24
 Oct-Nov issue; Reprint from Forbidden Worlds #57 (Aug 1957)Shane O’Shea, Richard Hughes, Charles Lacoste, Brad EversonChic Stone, Tom Hickey, Dick Beck, Sam Citron

#145

December, 1963
  $0.12
1 copy available for $19.99
  Richard Hughes, Ace AquilaChic Stone, John Forte, Paul Reinman

#146

February, 1964
  $0.12
1 copy available for $16.50
  Kurato Osaki, Richard HughesChic Stone, Sam Citron

#147

March, 1964
  $0.12
2 copies available from $9.99
  Richard Hughes, Kurato Osaki, Sven LarsenOgden Whitney, Paul Reinman, Pete Costanza, Sam Citron

#148

April, 1964
  $0.12
1 copy available for $19.50
  Richard Hughes, Pierre Alonzo, L’afcadio LeeOgden Whitney, Chic Stone, Pete Costanza, Dick Beck

#149

June, 1964
  $0.12
2 copies available from $7.99
    

#150

August, 1964
  $0.12
3 copies available from $4.25
  Ace Aquila, Richard E. Hughes, Richard HughesBob Jenney, Sam Citron, Ogden Whitney

#151

September, 1964
  $0.12
1 copy available for $9.50
  Pierce Rand, Richard E. Hughes, Kurato OsakiEdd Ashe, John Rosenberger, Dick Beck

#152

October, 1964
  $0.12
2 copies available from $12.00
  Kurato Osaki, Richard Hughes, Pierce RandJohnny Craig, George Wilhelms, Hy Eisman

#153

December, 1964
  $0.12
2 copies available from $9.50
 Richard Hughes writing as Ace AquilaKurato Osaki, Ace Aquila, Richard HughesPete Costanza, Paul Reinman, Sam Citron, Tom Hickey

#154

February, 1965
  $0.12
2 copies available from $4.00
 Origin of Nemesis (Steve Flint)Richard Hughes, Kurato OsakiPete Costanza, Bob Jenney

#155

March, 1965
  $0.12
1 copy available for $7.99
  Richard Hughes, Richard E. Hughes, Zev ZemmerPete Costanza, Ogden Whitney

#156

April, 1965
  $0.12
1 copy available for $6.50
  Richard Hughes, Charles LacostePete Costanza, Paul Reinman

#157

June, 1965
  $0.12
2 copies available from $5.00
  Richard Hughes, Greg OlivettiChic Stone, Pete Costanza

#158

August, 1965
  $0.12
4 copies available from $9.99
 NemesisRichard Hughes, Greg Olivetti, Kurato OsakiChic Stone, John Buscema, Hy Eisman

#159

September, 1965
  $0.12
4 copies available from $8.50
 NemesisRichard Hughes, Kurato Osaki, Pierce RandChic Stone, Hy Eisman

#160

October, 1965
  $0.12
4 copies available from $9.99
 Richard Hughes writing as Shane O’Shea; Richard Hughes writing as Ace AquilaRichard Hughes, Ace AquilaChic Stone, Johnny Craig

#161

December, 1965
  $0.12
3 copies available from $8.00
  Richard E. Hughes, Richard Hughes, Kurato OsakiChic Stone, Pete Costanza, George Klein

#162

February, 1966
  $0.12
2 copies available from $9.50
  Richard Hughes, Pierce Rand, Kurato OsakiChic Stone, Leo Morey, Pete Costanza

#163

March, 1966
  $0.12
3 copies available from $9.99
    

#164

April, 1966
  $0.12
3 copies available from $4.50
  Richard HughesChic Stone, Paul Reinman

#165

June, 1966
  $0.12
2 copies available from $6.50
  Richard HughesJohn Buscema, Chic Stone

#166

August, 1966
  $0.12
3 copies available from $4.00
  Richard HughesChic Stone

#167

September, 1966
  $0.12
3 copies available from $9.99
  Richard HughesChic Stone, Paul Reinman

#168

November, 1966
  $0.12
3 copies available from $5.50
 Oct-Nov issue; Nemesis; Reprint from Midnight Mystery #3 (May-Jun 1961); Richard Hughes writing as Shane O’Shea; Richard Hughes writing as Ace Aquila; Richard Hughes writing as Kurato Osaki; Kurt Schaffenberger drawing as Lou Wahl; Kurt Schaffenberger inking as Lou WahlShane O’Shea, Richard Hughes, Ace Aquila, Kurato OsakiSteve Ditko, Chic Stone, Paul Reinman

#169

January, 1967
  $0.12
2 copies available from $6.00
 Dec-Jan issue; Nemesis; Time travel; Swastika in story; Reprint from Out of the Night #12 (Dec 1953-Jan 1954); Richard Hughes writing as Kurato Osaki; Kurt Schaffenberger drawing as Lou WahlKurato Osaki, Richard Hughes, Shane O’SheaSal Trapani, Chic Stone, Harry Lazarus

#170

February, 1966
  $0.12
2 copies available from $6.50
  Kurato Osaki, Richard Hughes, Shane O’SheaPete Costanza, Chic Stone

#171

March, 1966
  $0.12
3 copies available from $7.00
 Richard Hughes writing as Ace AquilaAce Aquila, Bob Standish, Richard HughesPete Costanza, Chic Stone, Paul Reinman

#172

April, 1967
  $0.12
2 copies available from $5.99
    

#173

June, 1967
  $0.12
2 copies available from $7.99
  Sven Larsen, Richard HughesSal Trapani, Wil Helms, Paul Reinman

#174

August, 1967
  $0.12
2 copies available from $3.50
 Final IssueRichard Hughes, Richard E. Hughes, Kurato Osaki, Bob StandishDick Beck, Paul Reinman, Bob Jenney