Thrilling Comics #v4#1 (10)
(November 1940)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-09-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines [as N. L. Pines] (president)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)
Called "Doc Strange" in cover text; name "Dr. Strange" used for last time under cover cameo portrait and interior story.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange (Doc Strange) / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange [Dr. Thomas Hugo Strange]
Reprints
Keywords
New York; Statue of Liberty

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Dr. Strange, Patriot / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
Alexander Kostuk ?
Inks
Alexander Kostuk ?
Colors
Richard Hughes
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Great Metropolian Powerhouse Goes Up In Flames!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson; President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (guest-star); The Leader [Robert Marsh] (villain, introduction); Dallas (villain, introduction, death); Bundists (villains)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Inks
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Colors
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
John Kent, famous industrial leader, is chosen...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Prof. Fenton (villain); Nauheim (villain, introduction); King Rasamis (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Nickie Norton of the Secret Service / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes?
Pencils
Alexander Kostuk ?
Inks
Alexander Kostuk?
Colors
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shocking news!
Characters
Myers (villain, introduction, death); Bundists (villain, introduction, death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Lone Eagle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Inks
Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Lone Eagle, famed American ace, ports at Langley Field!
Characters
Rossi (villain; introduction; death)

[Black Death] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Woman in Red / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
William Smith
Inks
William Smith
Colors
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Woman in Red [Peggy Allen]; Linda Lytell (actress); Perry Knight (actor); Tinker (actor, death); Inspector Cavenaugh; unnamed Police Commissioner; Mike (Policeman); The Black Death [Weber] (villain, theatre owner, introduction)
Synopsis
When Perry Knight, supposedly as the Black Death, murders an actor on stage, he is arrested by Inspector Cavenaugh. At the same time, his leading lady, Linda Lytell, is kidnapped. The Woman in Red enters the case to track down the real killer, posing at The Black Death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from George Mandel to Willaim Smith by Hames Ware, added by Craig Delich 2012-12-25, per Alter Ego #114 (December 2012).

Thrilling Adventures (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jackson Cole
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Jackson Cole
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Tom Niles, Undersea Raider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Sansone
Inks
Leonard Sansone
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Italian sky-raiders bomb the British isle of Malta!
Characters
Schleuter (villain, introduction); Nazis (villain); Fascists (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dan Duffy, College Athlete / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kin Platt [as Kin] (signed)
Inks
Kin Platt [as Kin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dan Duffy, captain of the Carson University Eleven, meets a new player.
Characters
Ollie Brant (villain; introduction); Fred Thomas (introduction)
Synopsis
Signed on bottom right, last panel of story.

Every Day Is Election Day! (Table of Contents: 9)

Chats with the Editor / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ned Pines ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Promo for the "Thrilling Club".
Coupon for survey of features and registration to "CASH PRIZE CONTEST".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Rio Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Kid camps at the foot of a mountain in western Arizona.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Baker (villain, introduction); Sheriff Dawson (villain, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Strange (Doc Strange)
  2. 1. ["The Great Metropolian Powerhouse Goes Up In Flames!"]
    Dr. Strange, Patriot
  3. 2. ["John Kent, famous industrial leader, is chosen..."]
    The Ghost
  4. 3. ["Shocking news!"]
    Nickie Norton of the Secret Service
  5. 4. ["The Lone Eagle, famed American ace, ports at Langley Field!"]
    The Lone Eagle
  6. 5. [Black Death]
    The Woman in Red
  7. 6. Thrilling Adventures
  8. 7. ["Italian sky-raiders bomb the British isle of Malta!"]
    Tom Niles, Undersea Raider
  9. 8. ["Dan Duffy, captain of the Carson University Eleven, meets a new player."]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  10. 9. Every Day Is Election Day!
    Chats with the Editor
  11. 10. ["The Kid camps at the foot of a mountain in western Arizona."]
    The Rio Kid
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