Unknown Worlds

 UNK6   (ACG, 1960-1967)

™ and ©1961 Best Syndicated Features, Inc.

The series, “Unknown Worlds,” was published by the American Comic Group and premiered in 1960. The series lasted for 57 issues and featured a very wide variety of odd stories in the science-fiction, monster, and fantasy genres. It was an offshoot of ACG’s other popular titles, Forbidden Worlds and Adventures Into the Unknown.

Debuting in 1960, the stories were handicapped by the constraints of the Comics Code (then very much in force, and prohibiting many of the most popular horror and crime themes). It made up for the lack of artistic freedom, in some ways, by the exceptional imaginations (and sometimes plain weirdness) of its creators, including Ogden Whitney (Herbie), Steve Ditko, Johnny Craig, and Al Williamson, all of whom made contributions to later issues of the series.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  8/1/1960
  $0.10
  $65.00
No copies available
 L’afcadio Lee, Pierre Alonzo, Richard Hughes, Curt CarpenterPaul Reinman, John Rosenberger, Ogden Whitney, Curt Carpenter

#2

  9/1/1960
  $0.10
  $120.00
1 copy available for $31.00
 L’afcadio Lee, Pierre Alonzo, Richard Hughes, Pierce RandOgden Whitney, Edvard Moritz, Bill Walsh, Pierce Rand

#3

  10/1/1960
  $0.10
  $35.00
1 copy available for $12.50
 Kurato Osaki, Richard Hughes, L’afcadio LeeJack Sparling, Paul Reinman, Pete Costanza, John Forte

#4

  12/1/1960
  $0.10
  $40.00
No copies available
 Kurato Osaki, Richard Hughes, Pierre AlonzoJohn Forte, Bill Walsh, Bill Morey, Ogden Whitney

#5

  2/1/1961
  $0.10
  $25.00
1 copy available for $8.50
 Kurato Osaki, Pierre Alonzo, Richard HughesJohn Rosenberger, Ogden Whitney, Pete Costanza

#6

  3/1/1961
  $0.10
  $35.00
No copies available
 Leon Lazarus, Shane O’Shane, Pierre AlonzoJohn Forte, Harry Lazarus, John Rosenberger, Ogden Whitney

#7

  4/1/1961
  $0.10
  $32.00
No copies available
 Richard Hughes, Pierre Alonzo, Kurato OsakiJohn Forte, Ogden Whitney, Pete Costanza, Leo Morey

#8

  6/1/1961
  $0.10
  $32.00
No copies available
 Kurato Osaki, Richard Hughes, L’afcadio LeeJohn Forte, Ogden Whitney, John Rosenberger, Bill Walsh

#9

  8/1/1961
  $0.10
  $50.00
No copies available
DinosaursKurato Osaki, Richard Hughes, L’afcadio LeeOgden Whitney, John Rosenberger, Paul Reinman, Tom Hickey

#10

  9/1/1961
  $0.10
  $26.00
No copies available
 Richard Hughes, Pierre AlonzoOgden Whitney, Pete Costanza, Tom Hickey

#11

  10/1/1961
  $0.10
  $81.00
No copies available
 Richard Hughes, Kurato OsakiTom Hickey, John Forte, Hy Eisman, John Rosenberger, Bill Walsh

#12

  12/1/1961
  $0.12
  $35.00
No copies available
 Kermit Lundgren, L’Afcadio Lee, Richard HughesBeck Hamilton, Ogden Whitney, Pete Costanza, Tom Hickey

#13

  2/1/1962
  $0.12
  $28.00
No copies available
 Richard HughesOgden Whitney, Paul Reinman, John Rosenberger, Tom Hickey

#14

  3/1/1962
  $0.12
  $21.00
No copies available
 Richard Hughes, L’afcadio Lee, Pierre AlonzoPete Costanza, John Forte, C.C. Beck

#15

  4/1/1962
  $0.12
  $28.00
No copies available
 Kurato Osaki, L’afcadio LeeChic Stone, Ogden Whitney, C.C. Beck

#16

  6/1/1962
  $0.12
  $21.00
No copies available
 L’afcadio Lee, Richard Hughes, Pierre AlonzoChic Stone, Tom Hickey, Ogden Whitney, Edvard Moritz

#17

  8/1/1962
  $0.12
  $56.00
No copies available
 L’afcadio Lee, Richard Hughes, Ace AquilaC.C. Beck, Kurt Schaffenberger, Tom Hickey, Pete Costanza

#18

  9/1/1962
  $0.12
  $26.00
No copies available
 Brad Everson, Richard HughesBill Walsh, Chic Stone

#19

  10/1/1962
  $0.12
  $56.00
No copies available
 Ace Aquila, Greg Olivetti, Richard HughesChic Stone, Pete Costanza, Tom Hickey, John Forte

#20

  12/1/1962
  $0.12
  $28.00
No copies available
 Richard Hughes, Thomas R. Drew, Pierre AlonzoOgden Whitney, Paul Reinman, John Rosenberger, Pete Costanza

#21

  2/1/1963
  $0.12
  $20.00
No copies available
 L’afcadio Lee, Richard HughesPaul Reinman, Chic Stone, Pete Costanza

#22

  3/1/1963
  $0.12
  $94,400.00
2 copies available from $4,800.00
 Kurato Osaki, L’Afcadio Lee, Pierre AlonzoChic Stone, Ogden Whitney, Paul Reinman

#23

  4/1/1963
  $0.12
  $53.00
No copies available
 Richard Hughes, Greg Olivetti, L’afcadio LeeOgden Whitney, Chic Stone, Paul Reinman

#24

  6/1/1963
  $0.12
  $50.00
No copies available
 Richard Hughes, Ace AquilaOgden Whitney, Paul Reinman

#25

  8/1/1963
  $0.12
  $54.00
1 copy available for $3.99
 Kurato Osaki, Richard Hughes, Ace AquilaOgden Whitney, John Forte, Harry Lazarus, Chic Stone

#26

  9/1/1963
  $0.12
  $58.00
No copies available
Richard Hughes writing as Ace Aquila; Richard Hughes writing as L’afcadio LeeL’afcadio Lee, Ace AquilaPete Costanza, Fred Kida, Ogden Whitney

#27

  10/1/1963
  $0.12
  $68.00
1 copy available for $68.00
Reprint from Adventures Into the Unknown #78Ace Aquila, Kurato Osaki, Richard HughesOgden Whitney, Pete Costanza, Tom Hickey

#28

  12/1/1963
  $0.12
  $53.00
No copies available
 Richard Hughes, Link NortonPete Costanza, Tom Hickey

#29

  2/1/1964
  $0.12
  $67.00
No copies available
 Kurato Osaki, Greg OlivettiOgden Whitney, Pete Costanza, John Rosenberger

#30

  3/1/1964
  $0.12
  $60.00
1 copy available for $4.99
 Kurato Osaki, Richard HughesCitron Costanza, Paul Reinman

#31

  4/1/1964
  $0.12
  $16.00
No copies available
Avg sales of 143,258; Cites 300,000 avg press run; Statement of Ownership for 1963 appearsKurato Osaki, Greg Olivetti, Richard HughesChic Stone, Pete Costanza, Fred Kida

#32

  6/1/1964
  $0.12
  $57.00
No copies available
 Kurato Osaki, Richard HughesPaul Reinman, Pete Costanza

#33

  8/1/1964
  $0.12
  $52.00
1 copy available for $5.70
 Brad Everson, Kurato OsakiPete Costanza, Bob Jenney

#34

  9/1/1964
  $0.12
  $36.00
No copies available
 Greg Olivetti, Richard HughesChic Stone, Bob Jenney

#35

  10/1/1964
  $0.12
  $53.00
1 copy available for $6.65
 L’afcadio Lee, Richard HughesEdd Ashe, Chic Stone, Pete Costanza

#36

  12/1/1964
  $0.12
  $16.00
No copies available
 Richard HughesJohnny Craig, Paul Reinman, Pete Costanza

#37

  2/1/1965
  $0.12
  $58.00
No copies available
 Kurato Osaki, Pierce RandEdd Ashe, John Forte

#38

  3/1/1965
  $0.12
  $53.00
No copies available
 Ace Aquila, Richard Hughes, Curt CarpenterJohn Forte, Paul Reinman, Edd Ashe

#39

  4/1/1965
  $0.12
  $44.00
No copies available
 Kurato Osaki, Curt Carpenter, Richard HughesChic Stone, Sam Citron, Harry Lazarus

#40

  6/1/1965
  $0.12
  $75.00
1 copy available for $49.00
 Bob Standish, Richard HughesPete Costanza, Chic Stone, Emil Gershwin

#41

  8/1/1965
  $0.12
  $47.00
1 copy available for $3.57
 L’afcadio Lee, Richard Hughes, Pierre AlonzoHy Eisman, Kurt Schaffenberger, Bob Jenney

#42

  9/1/1965
  $0.12
  $31.00
1 copy available for $0.58
Richard Hughes writing as Ace AquilaAce Aquila, Greg Olivetti, Bob Standish, Richard HughesEdd Ashe, Dick Beck, Chic Stone

#43

  10/1/1965
  $0.12
  $44.00
1 copy available for $5.45
 Richard Hughes, Brad Everson, Kurato OsakiChic Stone, John Forte, Hy Eisman

#44

  12/1/1965
  $0.12
  $39.00
No copies available
 Kurato Osaki, L’afcadio Lee, Curt CarpenterEdd Ashe, Paul Reinman, Pete Costanza, Bill Walsh

#45

  2/1/1966
  $0.12
  $44.00
No copies available
Richard Hughes writing as Shane O’Shea; Richard Hughes writing as Ace AquilaRichard Hughes, Ace AquilaHy Eisman, Bob Jenney, Sal Trapani

#46

  3/1/1966
  $0.12
  $58.00
No copies available
 Greg Olivetti, Richard HughesChic Stone, Sal Trapani, Ogden Whitney

#47

  4/1/1966
  $0.12
  $45.00
No copies available
Apr-May issue; Richard Hughes writing as Ace AquilaAce Aquila, Curt Carpenter, Richard HughesAl Williamson, Jay Tacey, Pete Costanza

#48

  6/1/1966
  $0.12
  $66.00
No copies available
 Richard Hughes, Greg OlivettiChic Stone, Harry Lazarus

#49

  8/1/1966
  $0.12
  $48.00
No copies available
 Kurato Osaki, Brad Everson, Richard HughesSteve Ditko, Pete Costanza, George Wilhelms, Ogden Whitney

#50

  11/1/1966
  $0.12
  $49.00
1 copy available for $30.00
Richard Hughes writing as“Bob Standish"Bob Standish, Ace AquilaSteve Ditko, Paul Reinman, Edd Ashe

#51

  10/1/1966
  $0.12
  $40.00
No copies available
 Sven Larsen, Richard HughesChic Stone, John Rosenberger, Edd Ashe

#52

  12/1/1966
  $0.12
  $30.00
No copies available
 Richard HughesEdd Ashe, Paul Reinman, Harry Lazarus

#53

  2/1/1967
  $0.12
  $66.00
2 copies available from $14.00
 Ace Aquila, Richard Hughes, Pierre AlonzoSal Trapani, Bob Jenney

#54

  3/1/1967
  $0.12
  $22.00
No copies available
 Kurato Osaki, L’afcadio LeePaul Reinman, Steve Ditko

#55

  4/1/1967
  $0.12
  $51.00
No copies available
Apr-May issue; Richard Hughes writing as Ace AquilaAce Aquila, Richard HughesPete Costanza, Gerald McCann, John Forte

#56

  6/1/1967
  $0.12
  $58.00
1 copy available for $12.75
 Richard HughesKenneth Landau, Edvard Moritz

#57

  8/1/1967
  $0.12
  $63.00
2 copies available from $3.00
Final Issue; Richard Hughes writing as Ace AquilaCharles Lacoste, Kurato Osaki, Ace Aquila, Richard HughesEdvard Moritz, Al Wenzel, Sal Trapani