(October 1944)

Standard, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Standard Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
N. L. Pines [as 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:
?

Genre:
superhero; war
Characters:
Doc Strange [Dr. Thomas Hugo Strange]; Adolf Hitler; Nazi Guards
Synopsis:
A parachuting Doc Strange assaults a Nazi Guard while a frightened Hitler fleeing Berlin raises his hands in surrender.

"It says here the one German secret ..." (Table of Contents)

The Commando Cubs / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes
Pencils:
Bob Oksner [as Oksner] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Oksner [as Oksner] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Richard Hughes

Genre:
children; war
Characters:
The Commando Cubs [Ace Browning; Pokey Jones; Horace Cosgrove II; Whizzer Marlarkey; Spud O'Shea]; Professor Musselbownd; Renee Marat (shepherdess); Alderman Rauch (villain, German spy, town Alderman, death); German Commandant (villain); Major von Schroeder (villain); the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
The Cubs flush out a German spy, but the villain escapes with blueprints for a super-rocket plane. The Cubs follow him and grab the blueprints, but the Nazis trap the boys in a farmhouse, whom the boys later defeat with flaming arrows.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery Comics (AC Comics, 1999 series) #96 (2015) (in black and white)
Keywords:
London Globe; Newbury

["Boys and girls! Junior Air Wardens of America!"] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene ?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; war
Characters:
Doc Strange [Dr. Thomas Hugo Strange]; Mike (Doc's teenage sidekick); Virginia (Doc's girlfriend); Henry and Sally (children); Jeep (a dog); Herr Von Zum (villain, German spy); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Doc chases a German spy carrying a map of munitions centers on the East Coast, but the superhero is captured by Nazis. After swallowing a dose of Alosun, he overwhelms his captors, downs a fleet of Nazi catapult planes, and captures a German U-boat.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery Comics (AC Comics, 1999 series) #96 (2015) (in black and white)
Keywords:
Junior Air Wardens of America

Indexer Notes

Script and penciler credits by Craig Delich. The Who's Who indicates that Greene wrote and Battefield penciled this strip in 1944.

Mark Heike suggests Lin Streeter for the inker, but the Who's Who doesn't indicate Streeter worked on this feature, and no evidence is extant that suggests he did, so the ? remains.

Spy Chaser: A Story of Espionage (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
William McClellan
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
? (spot illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Philip West (teen hobbyist); George Banton (G-Man): German Spy
Synopsis:
Philip thwarts a German spy looking for sensitive government information at a hobby show.

"Boy! This is the life!" (Table of Contents)

Lucky Lawrence / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Maurice Gutwirth]
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lucky Lawrence; Lucky's USMC Buddies; Japanese Soldiers; Native Chief; Island Natives
Synopsis:
Lucky and his buddies are swept away by a tropical storm to a mysterious isle where they are captured by Japs who have stolen an idol from a native temple. The Leathernecks escape, and use their muscle and smarts to defeat the Japs and return the idol to the temple.

The Boy Wrangler: A Trail Drive Story (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Buck Barton
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
? (spot illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buck Wilson (teen wrangler); Tom Lang (trail boss); Hank Traver (rustler)
Synopsis:
Buck thwarts a gang of rustlers and frees an old friend from their camp.

"You're just in time to watch ..." (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lone Eagle; German Commandant; Nazis; Patros (leader of Greek guerillas)
Synopsis:
Lone Eagle is on a mission to find a Nazi supply depot on Crete, but is forced to bail out when harassed by Messerschmitts. He learns that Patros is a traitor working for the Nazis and exposes him. The guerillas vow to continue the fight to free their homeland.

The Black Box: A Story of Africa (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Johnston Craig
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
? (spot illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bob Green; Jim Green (Bob's brother); Witch Doctor; African Natives
Synopsis:
Bob performs magic tricks to rescue his brother from African natives.

"What are you going to do with a twenty room house, Betty?" (Table of Contents)

Ghost / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; war
Characters:
George Chance (The Ghost); Betty Morris (George's friend); Peter (George's servant); Yogi Sage (George's otherworldly aide); Nazis; Constable
Synopsis:
Nazis are hiding in an old mansion on Long Island, and are intent upon destroying American ships in a nearby harbor. They capture George and his friends, but the Yogi Sage rescues them. George saves the fleet using his magical powers.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. "It says here the one German secret ..."
    The Commando Cubs
  3. 2. ["Boys and girls! Junior Air Wardens of America!"]
    Doc Strange
  4. 3. Spy Chaser: A Story of Espionage
  5. 4. "Boy! This is the life!"
    Lucky Lawrence
  6. 5. The Boy Wrangler: A Trail Drive Story
  7. 6. "You're just in time to watch ..."
    Lone Eagle
  8. 7. The Black Box: A Story of Africa
  9. 8. "What are you going to do with a twenty room house, Betty?"
    Ghost
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Kathryn Wright
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Gary L. Watson