(October 1940)

Standard, 1940 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Ned Pines [as N.L.Pines] (president)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson

Indexer Notes

Scene in story doesn't feature Virginia as captive but her cousin, Fred Barnes.

Dr.Strange in the Everglades (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
George Mandel ?
Inks:
George Mandel ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson; Fred Barnes (introduction, Virginia Thomson's cousin); Otis Kerner (villain, introduction, death); Maglio (villain, introduction); Big Joe Aleuto (villain, introduction)

[The Ghost Meets George Washington] (Table of Contents)

The Ghost, Master Magician / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Mandel
Inks:
George Mandel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Prof. Fenton (villain); Colin (villain, introduction); British (villain); Hessians (villain); George Washington (guest-star); Betty Norris (introduction)

[The Submarine Mother-Ship] (Table of Contents)

Tom Niles, Undersea Raider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Sansone [as L.Sansone] (signed)
Inks:
Leonard Sansone [as L.Sansone] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Nazis (villains)

[The Guardists of Aruba] (Table of Contents)

The Lone Eagle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Elmer Wexler
Inks:
Elmer Wexler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Guardists (villain, introduction, Nazi spies)

Eddie Makes His Mark (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jackson Cole
Letters:
typeset

[Death In the Hotel Metropolis] (Table of Contents)

The Woman In Red / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Mandel ?
Inks:
George Mandel ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bascom (villain, introduction)

[The Revenge of Torrelli] (Table of Contents)

Dan Duffy, College Athlete / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kin Platt
Inks:
Kin Platt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Torrelli (villain); Clem Foster (villain)

[The Wreck of the SBU Express] (Table of Contents)

The Rio Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Daly
Inks:
John Daly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Lorro Gang (villains, introduction)

[The Cocaine Smugglers] (Table of Contents)

Nickie Norton of the Secret Service / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Sansone
Inks:
Leonard Sansone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bugs Kelly (villain, introduction); other smugglers (villains, introduction)

American Youth Will Triumph! (Table of Contents)

Chats with the Editor / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ned Pines ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Promo for the "Thrilling Club".
Coupon for survey of features and registration to "CASH PRIZE CONTEST".

Marco Polo Jones Goes Talent Scouting (Table of Contents)

Marco Polo Jones / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Mc Gill
Pencils:
Ray Mc Gill (signed)
Inks:
Ray Mc Gill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mother Goose (guest-star); the Fairy Queen (guest-star); Tom Thumb (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

Racial stereotype.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Dr.Strange in the Everglades
    Dr. Strange
  3. 2. [The Ghost Meets George Washington]
    The Ghost, Master Magician
  4. 3. [The Submarine Mother-Ship]
    Tom Niles, Undersea Raider
  5. 4. [The Guardists of Aruba]
    The Lone Eagle
  6. 5. Eddie Makes His Mark
  7. 6. [Death In the Hotel Metropolis]
    The Woman In Red
  8. 7. [The Revenge of Torrelli]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  9. 8. [The Wreck of the SBU Express]
    The Rio Kid
  10. 9. [The Cocaine Smugglers]
    Nickie Norton of the Secret Service
  11. 10. American Youth Will Triumph!
    Chats with the Editor
  12. 11. Marco Polo Jones Goes Talent Scouting
    Marco Polo Jones
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