(March 1941)

Standard, 1940 Series
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Volume:
5
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Better Publications
Editing:
Ned Pines
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg
Inks:
Alex Schomburg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[Mystery of the Branded Man] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes
Pencils:
Gloria Kamen
Inks:
Gloria Kamen
Colors:
Richard Hughes
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
William Owens (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Artist ID confirmed by Michael Vance in ALTER EGO #61.
Originally credited from this source to Gloria Charney.
But Gloria Kamen got married to Mr. Charney in 1947 (only after she had left comic field).
She also signed with her maiden name most of her following (juveniile) art career.
Jerry Bails Who's Who: http://www.bailsprojects.com/bio.aspx?Name=KAMEN%2c+GLORIA
A shop is named "KAMEN" (page 5, panel 5)

[The Stone Age Terror] (Table of Contents)

The Ghost / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes?
Pencils:
Ed Wexler (signed)
Inks:
Ed Wexler
Colors:
Richard Hughes?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Professor Fenton (villain)

[Captain Dan Duffy leads the Carson team in a hot practice session--] (Table of Contents)

Dan Duffy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Prof. Klemper (villain, introduction); Otto Schiele (villain, introduction); Oberman (villain, introduction); Culture Society (villains, introduction)

["Hello, Dan--ready to give us those famous touchdown plays?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

["We must get Jarvis Island--without fighting the United States!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Hunavians (villain, introduction)

Range Detective (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sam Brant
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
Sam Brant
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jimmy Blue

["Nickie Norton gets a rush call!"] (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:
Klar (villain, introduction); Pedro (villain, introduction, death)

[Murder at the Ajax Powder Company] (Table of Contents)

The Woman in Red / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Moffat (villain, introduction)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

["Along a dusty road in Wyoming..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Giles (villain, introduction); his two accomplices (villains, introduction)

"Gosh - I hate to get up and go to work today -" (Table of Contents)

The McCoys / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. [Mystery of the Branded Man]
    Doc Strange
  3. 2. [The Stone Age Terror]
    The Ghost
  4. 3. [Captain Dan Duffy leads the Carson team in a hot practice session--]
    Dan Duffy
  5. 4. ["Hello, Dan--ready to give us those famous touchdown plays?"]
    Pigskin Pointers by Dan Duffy
  6. 5. ["We must get Jarvis Island--without fighting the United States!"]
    The Lone Eagle
  7. 6. Range Detective
  8. 7. ["Nickie Norton gets a rush call!"]
    Nickie Norton of the Secret Service
  9. 8. [Murder at the Ajax Powder Company]
    The Woman in Red
  10. 9. ["Along a dusty road in Wyoming..."]
    The Rio Kid
  11. 10. "Gosh - I hate to get up and go to work today -"
    The McCoys
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