Adventures into the Unknown

Adventures Into the Unknown was an American comic-book magazine series best known as the medium’s first ongoing horror-comics title. [1] Published by the American Comics Group , originally under the imprint B & I Publishing, it ran 174 issues ( cover-dated Fall 1948 – Aug. 1967). [2] The first two issues, which included art by Fred Guardineer and others, featured horror stories of ghosts, werewolves, haunted houses, killer puppets and other supernatural and local. The premiere included a seven-page, abridged adaptation of Horace Walpole’s seminal gothic novel The Castle of Otranto , by an unknown writer and artist Al Ulmer . [2]

Unlike many American horror comics of the Golden Age, the first criticism of the early 1950s and the aftermath of the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency hearings of April and June 1954 when the comics industry attempted self-regulation with a highly restrictive Comics Code .

See also

  • Horror comics


  1. Jump up^ Goulart, Ron (1986). Great American Comic Books . Contemporary Books: Chicago, Illinois . p. 256. ISBN  0-8092-5045-4 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Adventures Into the Unknown (American Comics Group, 1948 Series) at the Grand Comics Database

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