(September 1946)

Standard, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Ned Pines ?
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/)
Ned Pines [as N. L. Pines] mentioned as president in indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg [as AS] (signed)
Inks:
Alex Schomburg [as AS] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]
Keywords:
giants; machine guns

Exciting Headliners (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror; Roger Dodger; The Crime Crushers; Miss Masque; Crash Carter / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
CC-781

["A lonely old house at midnight..."] (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Moritz ?
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
CC-742

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Doc Hanley; Snatch Palfrey (villain)
Synopsis:
Reports of Bedford Manor being haunted are investigated by members of a psychical research society, but soon discover that it's a clever ruse to kidnap one of its wealthy members.
Reprints:

"Th' Chief Told us to Stick Around..." (Table of Contents)

"Pepsi" the Pepsi-Cola Cop; Pepsi-Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Graham Hunter (signed)
Pencils:
Graham Hunter (signed)
Inks:
Graham Hunter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1946, Pepsi-Cola Company

["Ah, marry me, my sweet, my lovely..."] (Table of Contents)

Roger Dodger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Hartley
Pencils:
Art Gates (signed)
Inks:
Art Gates (signed)
Colors:
Al Hartley
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Roger Dodger

Panama Boy (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Stoddard
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Your Dad is an Elk, a Lion and a Moose?"] (Table of Contents)

The Joke's On Youth / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Hartley (signed)
Pencils:
Al Hartley (signed)
Inks:
Al Hartley (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
CC-738

Genre:
humor

The Case of the Mad Miser! (Table of Contents)

Miss Masque / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lin Streeter
Inks:
Lin Streeter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
CC-735

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miss Masque [Diana Adams] (introduction); Silas Mason (farmer)

Indexer Notes

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

["A furlough is supposed to be restful..."] (Table of Contents)

Crash Carter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
CC-749

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Crash Carter

Rustler Wrangler (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tex Mumford
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Take two young firebrands with a zest for adventure..."] (Table of Contents)

The Crime Crushers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
CC-728

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Crime Crushers
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. Exciting Headliners
    The Black Terror; Roger Dodger; The Crime Crushers; Miss Masque; Crash Carter
  3. 2. ["A lonely old house at midnight..."]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. "Th' Chief Told us to Stick Around..."
    "Pepsi" the Pepsi-Cola Cop; Pepsi-Cola
  5. 4. ["Ah, marry me, my sweet, my lovely..."]
    Roger Dodger
  6. 5. Panama Boy
  7. 6. ["Your Dad is an Elk, a Lion and a Moose?"]
    The Joke's On Youth
  8. 7. The Case of the Mad Miser!
    Miss Masque
  9. 8. ["A furlough is supposed to be restful..."]
    Crash Carter
  10. 9. Rustler Wrangler
  11. 10. ["Take two young firebrands with a zest for adventure..."]
    The Crime Crushers
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