(October 1948)

Standard, 1944 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Ned Pines (credited)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

last issue


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tara / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tara, Pirate Queen

The Death That Grew (Table of Contents)

Tara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Inks:
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-296

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in THRILLING COMICS (Better, 1940 series) #71

The Last Three Dimes (Table of Contents)

Crime Casebook / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita
Inks:
Rafael Astarita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-303

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

True crime story.

Robert Barrett reports that Frank Frazetta denied that he or Al Williamson worked on this story, and that it was the work of Rafael Astarita. (GCD mailing list 5 August 2010.)

The erroneous Williamson-Frazetta credits can also be found in The Fleagles (Pure Imagination, 2011) and Steve Ringgenberg's Al Williamson biography in The EC Comics Library #3 - 50 Girls 50 And Other Stories (Fantagraphics, 2012 series), though Ringgenberg, alerted to the error by Roger Hill, tried to correct the credits before publication. (Ringgenberg via the GCD Error Tracker.)

The Robots of the Demon Star (Table of Contents)

Wonderman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon Smalle ?; George Roussos ?
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-327

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Stop to Wonder (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Biographical trivia about famous people.

The Inhabitants of Coldan Face Disaster! (Table of Contents)

Tara and the Prince of Atlantis / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles S. Strong
Pencils:
Jon Smalle ?
Inks:
Jon Smalle ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-349

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Text is accompanied by two illustrations.

["Golly - I just ripped my pants, sis..."] (Table of Contents)

Wendy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Hartley ?
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-310

Indexer Notes

Pencils: Frazetta denies pencils, suggested Al Hartley.
Art identification confirmed by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Curse on the Camelots! (Table of Contents)

Silver Knight / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Isaacs
Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
Frank Frazetta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
CC-413

Characters:
Silver Knight

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested only partial credit for Frazetta's inks.

For the Team (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Timothy Young
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports
Synopsis:
Story of baseball player Jerry Fulton.

The Bulletproof Bandit! (Table of Contents)

Jill Trent / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gus Schrotter ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
CC-670

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Al Camy for pencils and inks.

Strange, Isn't It? (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
In World War I soldiers confuse their trenches.

["Ya call these good oranges? They're bad..."] (Table of Contents)

Rico / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Hubie Karp (credited)
Pencils:
Lynn Karp (signed)
Inks:
Lynn Karp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
AC-722

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tara
  2. 1. The Death That Grew
    Tara
  3. 2. The Last Three Dimes
    Crime Casebook
  4. 3. The Robots of the Demon Star
    Wonderman
  5. 4. Stop to Wonder
  6. 5. The Inhabitants of Coldan Face Disaster!
    Tara and the Prince of Atlantis
  7. 6. ["Golly - I just ripped my pants, sis..."]
    Wendy
  8. 7. Curse on the Camelots!
    Silver Knight
  9. 8. For the Team
  10. 9. The Bulletproof Bandit!
    Jill Trent
  11. 10. Strange, Isn't It?
  12. 11. ["Ya call these good oranges? They're bad..."]
    Rico
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