(December 1948)

Standard, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Ned Pines (uncredited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Index updated with information from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker and a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]
Reprints:

"Amazing Offer" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?; some typeset

Characters:
Jim Evans

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Illustrated advertisement from Jim Major, the Harmonica Man, for a harmonica and a 54-page illustrated playing course for $1.98.

The Nameless Men! (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moriera
Inks:
Ruben Moriera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-328

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Maura (Terry's secretary and fiancee); Grimes (villain); Barlow Saunt (villain, insurance agent); Dr. Terry Bruce (villain, resident interne)
Synopsis:
Dr. Terry Bruce is helping two men get insurance money by falsifying death certificates. When his girl friend is kidnapped to keep him from talking, The Black Terror steps in to help.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

Credits from Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gilbert Hall of Science / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring (figure of Superman); ?
Inks:
Wayne Boring (figure of Superman); ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; some typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement from the Gilbert Hall of Science, displaying and promoting their line of erector sets, including the 6 1/2, 8 1/2 and 12 1/2 sets. Readers are also offered a free copy of the 32-page book titled "Superman at the Gilbert Hall of Science" by mailing in the coupon.

The Girl Who Cleared Her Name! (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-???

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jim (Judy's Uncle); un-named bank guard; Judy Smith (villain, gun moll, reforms); Dutch Tule (villain); Tule's mob [Louie; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
Judy's good-for-nothing Uncle takes her pay check and leaves her nothing for her school activities. When she is turned down for membership in the school's Achievement Club, she decides to join a gang of criminals.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Credits from Craig Delich.

Television Trick (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles S. Strong (credited)
Pencils:
George Roussos [as GR] (spot illustrations) (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos [as GR] (spot illustrations) (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Vincent Farrell; Ed Farrell (Vincent's father, TV engineer); Mrs. Farrell (Ed's wife); Bill Farrell (Police Lieutenant, Vincent's brother); Jim (villain, burglar); Chet (villain, burglar)
Synopsis:
Lt. Farrell tells his father and brother that some clever crooks are watching the TV series, "Meet the Folks," then rob the homes of the guests while they appear on the program. So he decides to announce that the Farrell family will be the guests on the next program, hpoing to set a trap for the crooks.
Reprints:

Used Car (Table of Contents)

Homer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-384

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Homer; "Honest" Harry (villain, used car dealer)
Synopsis:
Homer buys less than a perfect car, which falls apart on the way home. But he gets his money back.....in an unusual way!
Reprints:

The Last Chance! (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence
Inks:
Mort Lawrence
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-176

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Hop the Dip (ex-pick pocket); Jimmy (Hop's son); Mr. Jones; Eddie the Forger (ex-con); Harry the Safecracker (ex-con); Big Boy Sweeney (villain); Sweeney's mob [Pete; Mike; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
As much as he tries, Hop the Dip just can't seem to go straight after being threatened by the Sweeney gang, but the Terror Twins over come that by using three ex-cons to bring them down.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Benton Drug Store; Hotel Atlantic

Cure for Uncle Dan (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Donald Bayne Hobart (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-403

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Tommy Carson; Dan Carson (Tommy's Uncle, a prospector); Bill Hampton (a Ranger); Ward (suspected bank robber)
Synopsis:
Tommy was worried that his Uncle was not feeling well, while a snow storm raged outside. Knowing that his Uncle had discovered a vein of gold and couldn't work it in winter, Tommy was sure that's why his Uncle wasn't feeling well....until two men entered the cabin they were in, and suspected they were bank robbers they had heard about.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Martinville

["As Indestructible - As Accurate - As Unfailing as Captain Marvel Himself!"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; some typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated advertisement from the Captain Marvel Watch Company for the brand new Captain Marvel wristwatch, available for a free 10-day home trial. If the reader wanted to keep the watch after the trial period, it would cost him only $5.95 plus 10% Federal tax.

The Winston Murder! (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Robinson] (signed); Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Robinson] (signed); Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-365

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Mary Townsend; Nathaniel Winston (Mary's employer, death); un-named Police Sergeant; Mary's lawyer; Hawkins (Winston's butler); Sanitarium director (villain)
Synopsis:
Mary is arrested for the murder of her employer and has only 24-hours to live, while the Terror Twins try to discover why Winston's butler lied to the Police and in court
Reprints:
Keywords:
Benton Drug Store; Daily Press; Mt. Warren Sanitarium

Indexer Notes

The introduction to "Out of the Shadows" (Fantagraphics, 2012 series) #[nn] suggests that Robinson and Meskin penciled and inked their co-signed work together.

The Case of the Jealous Clown (Table of Contents)

Spectro / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Camy
Inks:
Ralph Mayo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Spectro

Indexer Notes

Last appearance was in Wonder Comics #20.

Last appearance.

Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
J. E. Smith (company President, photo)

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Illustrated advertisement from the J. E. Smith Company, encouraging readers to send in for boxes of spare radio parts, a sample lesson and a 64-page booklet, "How To Be a Success in Radio", so that they can train at home to become radio and electronics workers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover.

Illustrated advertisement from Lionel Trains about their new catalog, stereoptican views of Lionel, stereoptican eyeglasses, and kit of 6 building cut-outs, all for 25 cents.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. "Amazing Offer"
  3. 2. The Nameless Men!
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Gilbert Hall of Science
  5. 4. The Girl Who Cleared Her Name!
    The Black Terror
  6. 5. Television Trick
  7. 6. Used Car
    Homer
  8. 7. The Last Chance!
    The Black Terror
  9. 8. Cure for Uncle Dan
  10. 9. ["As Indestructible - As Accurate - As Unfailing as Captain Marvel Himself!"]
    Captain Marvel
  11. 10. The Winston Murder!
    The Black Terror
  12. 11. The Case of the Jealous Clown
    Spectro
  13. 12. Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Lou Mougin
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin