(October 1948)

Standard, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Standard Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Ned Pines
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Some information in this index contributed by Greg Theakston and Leonard Wolinsky, confirmed from original comic.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Princess Pantha / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Princess Pantha
Reprints:

The Girl Who Kept Faith! (Table of Contents)

Princess Pantha / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Saaf [as Artie Saaf] (signed)
Inks:
Art Saaf [as Artie Saaf] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-297

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Princess Pantha; Senor Piranha [Jeff Masters]; Dane Hunter; Alice McGregor
Synopsis:
A girl named Alice McGregor arrives in the jungle to find her fiance, but he is being held captive by Senor Pirahna. Princess Pantha saves them both by tricking Senor Piranha into jumping into the water.
Reprints:

Shutterbugs! (Table of Contents)

Kathy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Arthur Adler
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo [as Mayo] (signed); Frank Frazetta ?
Inks:
Frank Frazetta [as Frazetta] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-269

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Kathy
Synopsis:
Kathy's dad convinces her to take up photography, but when she takes pictures in daredevil situations, he smashes her camera.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is signed as "Mayo + Frazetta", but very much resembles Frazetta's solo work, with very little Mayo influence. Script credit from Adler's interview in Alter-Ego.

Everything's Vine! (Table of Contents)

Looie Lazybones / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Frazetta (signed)
Inks:
Frank Frazetta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-294

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Louie Lazybones
Synopsis:
A tomato growing contest between the Tuzzlewit's and the Lazybone's gets out of hand.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On page 3, "Fritz loves Carol" is carved into a tree.

Pantha and the Golden Idol (Table of Contents)

Pantha / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles S. Strong (signed)
Pencils:
Art Saaf [as Saaf] (signed)
Inks:
Art Saaf [as Saaf] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-334 or S-334

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Princess Pantha; Diane; Tala; Walter Benson (villain)
Synopsis:
Pantha decides to investigate the reasons behind strange white men bringing present of golden statue into the M'Tongo village for trade.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-31-08.

Too Tough To Live (Table of Contents)

From Your District Attorney's Files [Stories From the D.A. File] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
BF-231

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Monk Eastman
Synopsis:
Monk Eastman gets out of jail by becoming a soldier in World War II, then ends up dead when he tries to beat the law after the war.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Feature title is "From Your District Attorney's Files"; original indexer had "Stories From the D.A. File". Unsure what this feature is named in other issues.

["In his youth, he was quite a tennis player..."] (Table of Contents)

Thrilling Facts / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-301

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Franklin Roosevelt; Woodrow Wilson; Harry S. Truman; Herbert Hoover
Synopsis:
Short paragraphs about U.S. presidents and their involvement with sports when they were young.

Hawaiian Boy (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Oliver Buchanan (signed)
Pencils:
George Tuska (illustration)
Inks:
George Tuska (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-388

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Duke Kuluai; Kit McGrath; Carl Schmidt

Indexer Notes

Art credit supplied by Gary Watson, May 2008.

Death Shocks the City! (Table of Contents)

The Phantom Detective / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
CC-373?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Phantom Detective [The Phantom; Richard Curtis Van Loan]; Frank Havens; Johnson (the D.A.); Dan Grogan; Smoke Nolan
Synopsis:
When the DA is murdered by high-voltage over a telephone line, the Phantom goes undercover as Smoke Nolan to find the murderer.

Indexer Notes

The main character is variously refered to as "The Phantom Detective" and as "The Phantom" in this story. Art previously tentatively assigned to George Tuska. Denied by Gary Watson, May 2008.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Princess Pantha
  2. 1. The Girl Who Kept Faith!
    Princess Pantha
  3. 2. Shutterbugs!
    Kathy
  4. 3. Everything's Vine!
    Looie Lazybones
  5. 4. Pantha and the Golden Idol
    Pantha
  6. 5. Too Tough To Live
    From Your District Attorney's Files [Stories From the D.A. File]
  7. 6. ["In his youth, he was quite a tennis player..."]
    Thrilling Facts
  8. 7. Hawaiian Boy
  9. 8. Death Shocks the City!
    The Phantom Detective
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steven Rowe
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Gary L. Watson