(July 1942)

Standard, 1940 Series
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Volume:
7
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of January, May, September
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Ned Pines [as N.L.Pines] (president)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]
Keywords:
bondage; waterfalls

Indexer Notes

Cover marquee: "A New Feature The Liberator!.... In This Issue"

[Crashing through to a New High in Mystery Adventure Red-Blooded Action] (Table of Contents)

The Fighting Yank; Captain Future / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Promo for Startling omics

[Dr. Eptil] (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes?
Pencils:
David Gabrielsen
Inks:
David Gabrielsen
Colors:
Richard Hughes?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dr. Eptil (villain, introduction); The Spider [Joe Mattock] (villain, introduction)

[The Actinic Weapon] (Table of Contents)

The Liberator / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Pohlkat (villain); Karl (villain); other spies (villains); Prof. Rossel (introduction)

Junior Red Cross Man (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles S. Strong
Colors:
Charles S. Strong
Letters:
typeset

[Spies at the Flying Circus] (Table of Contents)

Crash Carter, Air Cadet / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mosher (villain, introduction, death); Nazis (villains)

[Tops in Excitement! Tops in Thrills!] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange; The American Crusader / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Promo for Thrilling Comics

[The Mystery Base] (Table of Contents)

Larry North, United States Navy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Leslie Bellem ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Japanese (villains)

Indexer Notes

Bellem credit taken from Jerry Bails's Who's Who.

[Death at the Zenith Bank] (Table of Contents)

The Mask / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Ralph Davis (villain, introduction); Butler gang (villains, introductions)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Paddy's Magic (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Sturdy
Colors:
Carl Sturdy
Letters:
typeset

[In Saigon...] (Table of Contents)

Ted Crane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Dr. Cobra (villain); Japanese (villains)

[The Military Payroll Heist] (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Bill King / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Ferro (villain, introduction); Hawley (villain, introduction, death)

["Bong"] (Table of Contents)

Harvey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Von
Pencils:
Von (signed)
Inks:
Von (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. [Crashing through to a New High in Mystery Adventure Red-Blooded Action]
    The Fighting Yank; Captain Future
  3. 2. [Dr. Eptil]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. [The Actinic Weapon]
    The Liberator
  5. 4. Junior Red Cross Man
  6. 5. [Spies at the Flying Circus]
    Crash Carter, Air Cadet
  7. 6. [Tops in Excitement! Tops in Thrills!]
    Doc Strange; The American Crusader
  8. 7. [The Mystery Base]
    Larry North, United States Navy
  9. 8. [Death at the Zenith Bank]
    The Mask
  10. 9. Paddy's Magic
  11. 10. [In Saigon...]
    Ted Crane
  12. 11. [The Military Payroll Heist]
    Sergeant Bill King
  13. 12. ["Bong"]
    Harvey
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