(1942)

Standard, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Ned Pines?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Alter Ego #111 (July 2012).

Thrills---Excitement---Action--- (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; The Liberator [Dr. Nelson Drew]

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Illustrated promitional advertisement for the next issue of Exciting Comics.

["Bob Benton, meek young druggist, calls on.........."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Elmer Wexler ?
Inks:
Elmer Wexler ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
CC-370

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Ed White (city engineer); Hermann Göring (villain); Josef Goebbels (villain); Trupp (villain, Nazi agent in Amedrica); Trupp's thugs (villains)
Synopsis:
The Terror Twins attend an airshow, alert for possible sabotage, not knowing that Nazi agent Trupp is going to strike and then try to eliminate the duo.

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

["Formic ethers produce titanic strength......."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils:
Emer Wexler ?
Inks:
Elmer Wexler ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; un-named Mayor; Heinrich Himmler (villain); the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Jean and the Mayor head to Germany to rescue American newspapermen being held by the Gestapo, and end up prisoners themselves.
Keywords:
Germany; Kelheim Concentration Camp

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

Money On Ice (Table of Contents)

Herbie Johnson / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Donald Bayne Hobart (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Herbie Johnson; Mr. Johnson (Herbie's grandfather); Bill (villain, robber); Joe (villain, robber)
Synopsis:
Herbie was displaying his ice skating abilities when his grandfather warned him to be on the lookout for two robbers that have been operating in their area. When the two thieves make an appearance, Herbie's quick thinking save his grandfather and their money.

["Bob Benton, meek young druggist, adopts a secret role.........."] (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Dr. Metz (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
The Terror Twins face the evil Dr. Metz, who can innoculate Japanese soldiers into looking as if they were caucasians.

Arthur's Salvage (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kerry McRoberts (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Arthur Dillon (son the Commanding General of Panama Canal Zone); General Dillon; Gus (villain); Fritz (villain)
Synopsis:
Arthur discovers the presence of two Nazi agents, dynamite in hand, ready to blow up the locks of the Panama Canal.
Keywords:
Miraflores Locks; Panama Canal

[Introducing the Crime Crushers] (Table of Contents)

The Crime Crushers / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes] (signed)
Pencils:
Al Camy [as Camy] (signed)
Inks:
Al Camy [as Camy] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Crime Crushers [Steve Barry (introduction); Ploopie Carr (introduction)]; John Merrit (Gayle's guardian); Henry Merrit (President of the Merrit Bank, John's brother, death); Dr. Rana (villain); Gale Andrews (villain)
Synopsis:
Fresh from their graduation from college, Steve and Ploppie open an agency known as "The We Do It Boys", and after some insignificant jobs, are hired by a John Merrit to play a practical joke on his brother, Henry.....with disastrous results.

Kidnap Clue (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russell Stanton (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Richard Gaines; Harold Gaines (Richard's father); Red Dixon (villain, kidnapper); Spike Duval (villain, Red's partner)
Synopsis:
Richard is held for a $100,000 ransom by a pair of kidnappers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bobo the Hobo / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rusty Meredith (signed)
Inks:
Rusty Meredith (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rusty; Shrimpy; Susie Gerrish; Susie's husband
Synopsis:
Rusty and Shrimpy are on their way to see one Susie Gerrish, Rusty's heart throb twenty years prior, and Shrimpy wants to know wht Rusty didn;t marry her. He soon finds out.

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Meredith to ? by Craig Delich. The Who's Who doesn't indicate that Meredith wrote the strip, just illustrated it. No other evidence supports a writer credit for Meredith.

Do You Want Success Like This in Radio (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations); photos
Inks:
? (spot illustrations); photos
Letters:
?

Characters:
J. E. Smith (President, photo); Hollis F. Hayes (photo); James E. Ryan (photo); Walter B. Murray (pilot, American Airlines, photo); Milton I. Leiby, Jr. (photo); Arlie J. Froehner (photo); William Cermak (photo)

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Seqauence added by Craig Delich.

Illustrated advertisement from the J.E. Smith Company for a 64-page book titled "Rich Rewards in Radio", which is designed to train men for careers in radio. Six such people are shown and each has a direct quote listed.

["32 Power Telescope Lens Kit"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover.

Illustrated advertisement from Metro Publications in New York for their 3-volume in one publication, "Wonders of Science Simplified", on sale for $1.98 plus postage upon arrival to the buyer's home. Those ordering the book are eligible to get a 33-power telescope absolutely free.

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. Thrills---Excitement---Action---
  3. 2. ["Bob Benton, meek young druggist, calls on.........."]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. ["Formic ethers produce titanic strength......."]
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. Money On Ice
    Herbie Johnson
  6. 5. ["Bob Benton, meek young druggist, adopts a secret role.........."]
    The Black Terror
  7. 6. Arthur's Salvage
  8. 7. [Introducing the Crime Crushers]
    The Crime Crushers
  9. 8. Kidnap Clue
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Bobo the Hobo
  11. 10. Do You Want Success Like This in Radio
  12. 11. ["32 Power Telescope Lens Kit"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Lou Mougin
  • Katie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin