(November 1940)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Ned Pines [as N. L. Pines] (president)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)
Called "Doc Strange" in cover text; name "Dr. Strange" used for last time under cover cameo portrait and interior story.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange [Dr. Thomas Hugo Strange]

Patriot (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes
Pencils:
Alexander Kostuk ?
Inks:
Alexander Kostuk ?
Colors:
Richard Hughes
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson; President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (guest-star); The Leader [Robert Marsh] (villain, introduction); Dallas (villain, introduction, death); Bundists (villains)

["John Kent, famous industrial leader, is chosen..."] (Table of Contents)

The Ghost / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Inks:
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Colors:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Prof. Fenton (villain); Nauheim (villain, introduction); King Rasamis (introduction)

["Shocking news!"] (Table of Contents)

Nickie Norton of the Secret Service / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes?
Pencils:
Alexander Kostuk ?
Inks:
Alexander Kostuk?
Colors:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Myers (villain, introduction, death); Bundists (villain, introduction, death)

["The Lone Eagle, famed American ace, ports at Langley Field!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Inks:
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Rossi (villain; introduction; death)

[Black Death] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
William Smith
Inks:
William Smith
Colors:
Richard Hughes ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Woman in Red [Peggy Allen]; Linda Lytell (actress); Perry Knight (actor); Tinker (actor, death); Inspector Cavenaugh; unnamed Police Commissioner; Mike (Policeman); The Black Death [Weber] (villain, theatre owner, introduction)
Synopsis:
When Perry Knight, supposedly as the Black Death, murders an actor on stage, he is arrested by Inspector Cavenaugh. At the same time, his leading lady, Linda Lytell, is kidnapped. The Woman in Red enters the case to track down the real killer, posing at The Black Death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from George Mandel to Willaim Smith by Hames Ware, added by Craig Delich 2012-12-25, per Alter Ego #114 (December 2012).

Thrilling Adventures (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jackson Cole
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Jackson Cole
Letters:
typeset

["Italian sky-raiders bomb the British isle of Malta!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Schleuter (villain, introduction); Nazis (villain); Fascists (villain)

["Dan Duffy, captain of the Carson University Eleven, meets a new player."] (Table of Contents)

Dan Duffy, College Athlete / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kin Platt [as Kin] (signed)
Inks:
Kin Platt [as Kin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Ollie Brant (villain; introduction); Fred Thomas (introduction)
Synopsis:
Signed on bottom right, last panel of story.

Every Day Is Election Day! (Table of Contents)

Chats with the Editor / letters page / 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".

["The Kid camps at the foot of a mountain in western Arizona."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Baker (villain, introduction); Sheriff Dawson (villain, introduction)
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Strange (Doc Strange)
  2. 1. Patriot
    Dr. Strange
  3. 2. ["John Kent, famous industrial leader, is chosen..."]
    The Ghost
  4. 3. ["Shocking news!"]
    Nickie Norton of the Secret Service
  5. 4. ["The Lone Eagle, famed American ace, ports at Langley Field!"]
    The Lone Eagle
  6. 5. [Black Death]
    The Woman in Red
  7. 6. Thrilling Adventures
  8. 7. ["Italian sky-raiders bomb the British isle of Malta!"]
    Tom Niles, Undersea Raider
  9. 8. ["Dan Duffy, captain of the Carson University Eleven, meets a new player."]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  10. 9. Every Day Is Election Day!
    Chats with the Editor
  11. 10. ["The Kid camps at the foot of a mountain in western Arizona."]
    The Rio Kid
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
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