The adventures of John Force, Magic Agent
came to the world through the services of the American Comic Group (ACG), a small company that produced a few titles but which never hit the big time.
One of the magazines that came out was Forces' own title consisting of multiple stories about him in each one. This title would not last long, however, giving only 3 issues before disappearing taking Force with it.
After the demise of that mag, John Force's adventures jumped around a bit. As postulated by Don Markstein*, the John Force stories that showed up in other comic books were possibly tales that would have been in the 4th issue of the original series had it survived.
Two years after the last Magic Agent
, another ACG title, Unknown Worlds
#35 and #36, contained as part of its anthology style John Force adventures. Neither story was as long as the main ones in the original mag being 7 pages long instead of 12-13.
In the same month he was showing in #36 of UW
, he was also having a go in a sister publication, Forbidden Worlds
The next year it was in yet another title that he had a story, Adventures Into The Unknown
One year went by and Unknown Worlds
again contained John Force tales in several of its issues (#48,#50,#52,#54, and #56). Some of these were of impressive length, going 11-14 pages each. Not bad for a second banana or filler.
Two months after the last of the UW
, John Force made his last appearance in Forbidden Worlds
Unless, of course, I missed one or two. That darned medallion of his makes following him tricky!
* Much of this information was either obtained from or confirmed by the excellent website Don Markstein's Toonopedia
, a fantastic site and place to spend a lot of long visits.