(December 1939)

Standard, 1939 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Leo Margulies ?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
12" x 9"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of the Red Mask / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

["While Nina was telling her terrible experience..."] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of the Red Mask / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George West [as Geo. West] (signed)
Pencils:
George West [as Geo. West] (signed)
Inks:
George West [as Geo. West] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Red Mask; Nina; Danny; Colonel Trent; Robert Fear; Miranda; Mombasa

Indexer Notes

copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp. Pages numbered 8 -13.

The Red Mask is the first African or minority hero in comics and is depicted as black-skinned on the cover of the first issue, but is depicted as a white-skinned hero on the cover of this issue, as well as the subsequent issues 3 and 4. His skin-tone alternates between black and white throughout the interior story pages (including panels where parts of his body have different skin coloring).

Rescued by the Masked Rider (Table of Contents)

The Masked Rider / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Sam Brant]
Pencils:
"HE"?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Masked Rider

Indexer Notes

"Sam Brant" was a house name used at Thrilling (Standard - Pines) from at least 1934 - 1956.
The Masked Rider pulp magazine started in 1934, and was taken over by Thrilling (Standard - Pines)
in 1938 and continued to 1953.

["That's me!"] (Table of Contents)

Silly Willie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Loy Byrnes [as Roy B. Nyles] (signed, anagram)
Pencils:
Loy Byrnes [as Roy B. Nyles] (signed, anagram)
Inks:
Loy Byrnes [as Roy B. Nyles] (signed, anagram)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Silly Willie

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strips numbered 10 - 18.

["Young man--will you mind Rover for me..."] (Table of Contents)

Happy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kin Platt
Pencils:
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Inks:
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strip numbered 6

Chab's Jungle Friends (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Capt. Kerry McRoberts
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

["Hey, Bill, has then ten o'clock train pulled out yet?"] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Nervy Nerts / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
George Scott
Pencils:
George Scott (signed)
Inks:
George Scott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Nervy Nerts (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1937 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strips numbered 27 - 29

[No Fishing!] (Table of Contents)

Happy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kin Platt
Pencils:
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Inks:
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
strip is numbered 7

["Hector--I want you to go shopping with me tomorrow..."] (Table of Contents)

Peggy Wow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Mc Gill
Pencils:
Ray Mc Gill (signed)
Inks:
Ray Mc Gill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strips numbered 10 - 17

["Now to find a clue"] (Table of Contents)

Happy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kin Platt
Pencils:
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Inks:
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strip #8

["I wonder what's on the radio"] (Table of Contents)

Jigger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gus Jud (signed)
Pencils:
Gus Jud (signed)
Inks:
Gus Jud (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
strips numbered 10 - 17

["Hiya--dutchess--what's new in story land?"] (Table of Contents)

Happy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kin Platt
Pencils:
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Inks:
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strip #9

["Let's go to the movies tonight, Pop...."] (Table of Contents)

Pop's Night Out / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Dorgan (signed)
Pencils:
Dick Dorgan (signed)
Inks:
Dick Dorgan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Numbered 10 - 17

[Ball game 50 cents] (Table of Contents)

Happy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kin Platt
Pencils:
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Inks:
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strip #10

["Why on Earth do you s'pose those baggage men..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Crawford Young
Pencils:
Crawford Young
Inks:
Crawford Young
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Stips numbered 10 - 16

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Adventures of the Red Mask
  2. 1. ["While Nina was telling her terrible experience..."]
    Adventures of the Red Mask
  3. 2. Rescued by the Masked Rider
    The Masked Rider
  4. 3. ["That's me!"]
    Silly Willie
  5. 4. ["Young man--will you mind Rover for me..."]
    Happy
  6. 5. Chab's Jungle Friends
  7. 6. ["Hey, Bill, has then ten o'clock train pulled out yet?"]
    Adventures of Nervy Nerts
  8. 7. [No Fishing!]
    Happy
  9. 8. ["Hector--I want you to go shopping with me tomorrow..."]
    Peggy Wow
  10. 9. ["Now to find a clue"]
    Happy
  11. 10. ["I wonder what's on the radio"]
    Jigger
  12. 11. ["Hiya--dutchess--what's new in story land?"]
    Happy
  13. 12. ["Let's go to the movies tonight, Pop...."]
    Pop's Night Out
  14. 13. [Ball game 50 cents]
    Happy
  15. 14. ["Why on Earth do you s'pose those baggage men..."]
    The Jamms
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