(December 1940)

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Volume:
?
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)

Doc Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doc Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]
Keywords:
Nazis

America's Defender (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / comic story / 12 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; The Leader [Robert Marsh] (villain); Andrazzi tribesmen (villains); Bundists (villains )

["The Ghost receives a visitor!"] (Table of Contents)

The Ghost, Master Magician / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Professor Fenton (villain)

[Nickie gets a call from his chief!] (Table of Contents)

Nickie Norton of the Secret Service / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Brill (villain, introduction, death)

[Major Volke, German aviation attache, confers...] (Table of Contents)

The Lone Eagle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Major Volke (villain, introduction); Admiral Yonaki (introduction)

Indexer Notes

story posits a German inciting Japanese (who are NOT quite portrayed as villains here!) to strike at Pearl Harbor...over a YEAR before it occurred in real life!

[Gee, Marcia--it's been awfully quiet lately!] (Table of Contents)

Dan Duffy, College Athlete / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Jose Gonzales (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Signed on bottom right, last panel of story.

["So you kids wants some more football pointers, eh?"] (Table of Contents)

Pigskin Pointers By Dan Duffy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Dan Duffy]
Pencils:
Kin Platt
Inks:
Kin Platt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Dan Duffy teaches football fundamentals.

Jimmy Gets the Rustlers! (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sam Brant
Colors:
Sam Brant
Letters:
typeset

[The Koruba Diamond Case] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Kroch (villain, introduction)

[Drastic news reaches the British intelligence!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Nazis (villains)

[Howdy Teter and his gang head for the sheriff's office at Gila Gulch.] (Table of Contents)

The Rio Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Howdy Teter (villain, introduction)

Calling American Youth! (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".

["Boss--dis next picture we is gonna shoot requires some very artistic scenery!"] (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:
Ray Mc Gill
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Racial stereotype.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. America's Defender
    Doc Strange
  3. 2. ["The Ghost receives a visitor!"]
    The Ghost, Master Magician
  4. 3. [Nickie gets a call from his chief!]
    Nickie Norton of the Secret Service
  5. 4. [Major Volke, German aviation attache, confers...]
    The Lone Eagle
  6. 5. [Gee, Marcia--it's been awfully quiet lately!]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  7. 6. ["So you kids wants some more football pointers, eh?"]
    Pigskin Pointers By Dan Duffy
  8. 7. Jimmy Gets the Rustlers!
  9. 8. [The Koruba Diamond Case]
    The Woman In Red
  10. 9. [Drastic news reaches the British intelligence!]
    Tom Niles, Undersea Raider
  11. 10. [Howdy Teter and his gang head for the sheriff's office at Gila Gulch.]
    The Rio Kid
  12. 11. Calling American Youth!
    Chats with the Editor
  13. 12. ["Boss--dis next picture we is gonna shoot requires some very artistic scenery!"]
    Marco Polo Jones
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