(December 1940)

Prize, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
?
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
John Reece ?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Owl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby ?
Inks:
Jack Kirby ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Owl
Reprints:

[The Whistler] (Table of Contents)

Black Owl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Owl [Doug Danville]; The Whistler (first appearance; villain); Arnold Goodrich (first appearance); Excalibur (first appearance; King Arthur's sword)
Synopsis:
Black Owl gains full costume.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks ID by Greg Theakston.

[The Origin of Dr. Frost] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Frost / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Steele
Pencils:
Ben Thompson
Inks:
Ben Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Frost (first appearance; origin); Vulcan (first appearance; villain)

[Air Race of Death] (Table of Contents)

Ted O'Neil / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ted O'Neil; Smith (first appearance; villain)

New Adventures of Frankenstein (Table of Contents)

Frankenstein / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Briefer
Pencils:
Dick Briefer [as Frank N. Stein]
Inks:
Dick Briefer [as Frank N. Stein]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Frankenstein (first appearance; origin; the monster); Victor Frankenstein (first appearance; his creator); Betty (first appearance)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Suggested by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein novel, but set in New York City, circa 1930.

[The Gas Killers] (Table of Contents)

Green Lama / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Crossen
Pencils:
Mac Raboy
Inks:
Mac Raboy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lama [Jethro Dumont] (first appearance); Dr. Kew (first appearance; villain; death)

Indexer Notes

Green Lama (Jethro Dumont) was introduced in Double Detective, a pulp magazine.

[Origin of Captain Gallant] (Table of Contents)

Captain Gallant / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Grieg Chapian
Inks:
Grieg Chapian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Captain Gallant [Jon Gallant] (first appearance; origin); Captain Sly (first appearance; villain); Captain Morgue (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

Inspired by Captain Blood.

[Task No. 1] (Table of Contents)

Twist Turner / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Four Roth Brothers (?)
Pencils:
Four Roth Brothers [Irving Roir; Al Ross; Ben Roth; Salo Roth]
Inks:
Four Roth Brothers (?)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Twist Turner (first appearance); the "99" Club (first appearance); Toni (first appearance); Hag Malone (first appearance; villain; death)

The Trigger Kid (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Turner
Letters:
typeset

[Crashing the Concentration Camp] (Table of Contents)

Great Voodini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer ?
Pencils:
Jon Smalle
Inks:
Jon Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Voodini (first appearance); Nikki (first appearance); The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Voodini speaks his magic words sdrawkcab.

[Journey to 1940] (Table of Contents)

Power Nelson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Norris ?
Inks:
Paul Norris ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Power Nelson; Otto Schnitzle (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Power Nelson is sent back in time to 1940.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Owl
  2. 1. [The Whistler]
    Black Owl
  3. 2. [The Origin of Dr. Frost]
    Dr. Frost
  4. 3. [Air Race of Death]
    Ted O'Neil
  5. 4. New Adventures of Frankenstein
    Frankenstein
  6. 5. [The Gas Killers]
    Green Lama
  7. 6. [Origin of Captain Gallant]
    Captain Gallant
  8. 7. [Task No. 1]
    Twist Turner
  9. 8. The Trigger Kid
  10. 9. [Crashing the Concentration Camp]
    Great Voodini
  11. 10. [Journey to 1940]
    Power Nelson
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  • Peter Croome
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
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