(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:
  • in Men of Mystery Comics (AC, 1999 series) #92 (2014) (in black and white)
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)

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

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

Characters:
The Lone Eagle; Dr. Ryan

[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]
    Lone Eagle
  9. 8. [Claude Mowbry's Train Robbery]
    Rio Kid
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Jim Stangas
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Gary L. Watson