(August 1941)

Standard, 1940 Series
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Volume:
7
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing:
?
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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doc Strange [Dr. Thomas Hugo Strange]; The American Crusader [Professor Archie Masters] (inset); the Nazis

["Don't Miss... Captain Future!"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Future / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Future [Curt Newton]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promotional advertisement for Startling Comics.

Found on the inside front cover.

[Baron Krasna Strikes] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kin Platt ?
Inks:
Kin Platt ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[Origin of the American Crusader] (Table of Contents)

The American Crusader / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Max Plaisted
Inks:
Max Plaisted
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The American Crusader [Professor Archie Masters] (introduction, origin); Jane Peters (Master's Secretary, introduction); Professor Scott (physicist, introduction); Doug (G-Man, introduction); Lola (Doug's fiancee, introduction); un-named criminal boss (villain, introduction); the Boss' gang [Augie; rest un-named] (villains, introduction for all); Kruz (villain, ex-Senator, introduction); Scarface Nick Polazi (villain, gangster, introduction); General Oyster (villain, ex-Nazi Officer, introduction)
Synopsis:
Delighted that he has discovered a new planet near Uranus, Professor Masters rushes off to tell Professor Scott and accidently enters a test chamber of Scott's atom smasher, and, as a result, has his entire atomic structure rearranged, giving him unlimited powers. He needs them for he must battle an ex-Nazi officer and his gang of traitors who intend to destroy democracy in the United States.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Mail; Grand University; Jones & Company Warehouse

[The Baseball Signal Scam] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Dan Duffy

Message to the Sheriff (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Zack Luden; Tommy Luden (his grandson)

[The Magic Grail of Gwyllyn] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
August Froelich
Inks:
August Froelich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Ghost [George Chance]; Betty; un-named Yogi Master; Fenton (villain); Stahl (villain)
Synopsis:
The Ghost and Betty go back to 1st Century Wales to prevent the evil Fenton from getting his hands upon the Grail.
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Magic Grail of Gwyllyn

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Bill Black, added by Craig Delich 2013-11-22.

[The Kidnapping of Dr. Ryan] (Table of Contents)

The Lone Eagle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
The Lone Eagle; Dr. Ryan (gas expert); Dr. Ryan imposter (death); Nazi agents [Kees; others un-named](villains, some die)
Synopsis:
The Lone Eagle plans a ruse to get the real Dr. Ryan safely to England with his odorless gas invention, but Nazi agents capture the scientist in his lab before he is scheduled to leave.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Curtis Field; Devonia (ship); R.A.F.

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

[Claude Mowbry's Train Robbery] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rio Kid; Claude Mowbry (villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. ["Don't Miss... Captain Future!"]
    Captain Future
  3. 2. [Baron Krasna Strikes]
    Doc Strange
  4. 3. [Origin of the American Crusader]
    The American Crusader
  5. 4. [The Baseball Signal Scam]
    Dan Duffy
  6. 5. Message to the Sheriff
  7. 6. [The Magic Grail of Gwyllyn]
    The Ghost
  8. 7. [The Kidnapping of Dr. Ryan]
    The Lone Eagle
  9. 8. [Claude Mowbry's Train Robbery]
    Rio Kid
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