Adventures into the Unknown – Fall 1948 (Digital PDF)

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Adventures Into the Unknown was an American comic-book magazine series best known as the first ongoing horror-comics title. Published by the American Comics Group, initially under the imprint B&I Publishing, it ran 174 issues (cover-dated Fall 1948 – Aug. 1967).

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Adventures Into the Unknown was an American comic-book magazine series best known as the first ongoing horror-comics title. Published by the American Comics Group, initially under the imprint B&I Publishing, it ran 174 issues (cover-dated Fall 1948 – Aug. 1967). Remastered and digitally enhanced.

The first issue, written by Frank Belknap Long with art by Fred Guardineer and others, featured the stories “The Werewolf Strikes”, “The Living Ghost”, “It Walked By Night” and “Haunted House”. It also 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.

Unlike many American horror comics of the Golden Age, it weathered the public criticism of the early 1950s and survived 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.

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