(November 1940)

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Volume:
4
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/)
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 [Professor 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]; Black Death [Weber] (villain, introduction)

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
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 / 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".

[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

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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • James Ludwig
  • Gary L. Watson