Exciting Comics #v2#3 (6)
(November 1940)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1940-10-01
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

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)

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)

The Space Rovers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Max Plaisted
Inks
Max Plaisted
Colors
?

Keywords
jodhpurs

Ted Crane in Egypt (Table of Contents: 1)

Ted Crane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Mandel
Inks
George Mandel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Phator (villain, introduction); Cult of Death (villain, introduction)

[The Golden Victims of Orro] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Space Rovers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Max Plaisted
Inks
Max Plaisted
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Orro (villain, introduction, death); space pirates (villains, introductions); their king (villain, introduction); Prince Kongor (introduction)

[The Plot Against Tony Colby] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Mask / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Thayer
Inks
Raymond Thayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Rusty Bolton (villain, introduction, death); Yarnell (villain, introduction); Porter (villain, introduction)

[Mystery of the Missing Men] (Table of Contents: 4)

Son of the Gods / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
George Mandel
Pencils
George Mandel
Inks
George Mandel
Colors
George Mandel
Letters
?

Characters
Franklin Delano Roosevelt; The Invincible Five [Burton (villain, introduction); four others (villains, introductions)]

[The Kidnapped Inventor] (Table of Contents: 5)

Sergeant Bill King / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A new shell receives a tryout behind the Maginot Line.
Genre
military
Characters
Dr. Graham (introduction); Hans (villain, introduction, death); other spies (villains, introductions, deaths); Bill King; Franz

Jimmy Saves the Trail Drive (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sam Brant
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Sam Brant
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jimmy Blue felt very proud.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jimmy Blue; Tom Harper

[Disaster at the Gold Mine] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dan Williams, Private Investigator / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Thayer
Inks
Raymond Thayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The foreman of the Golconda gold mine travels to New York to see his employer!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Halliday (villain, introduction, death); Mr. Preston; Dan Williams; Hank Dawson; Diana Dawson
Keywords
Golconda gold mine

[The Radio Announcer Murder] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Sphinx / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kin Platt ?
Inks
Kin Platt ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ellsworth Forrester spends a quiet evening at home!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Gaskell (villain, introduction); Sphinx [Ellsworth Forrester]; Joe; Lefty

Charlie Saves the Day (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kerry McRoberts
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Charlie Sturdy knew that he should not bounce his rubber ball up against the side of the apartment building.
Genre
crime
Characters
Charlie Sturdy; James Grant
Synopsis
Charlie, fetching his ball, encounters James Grant tied up. Charlie frees James and subsequently helps to foil a burglary.

7 Keys to Baldpate (Table of Contents: 10)

Harvey / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Title refers to a movie adaptation of "Seven Keys to Baldpate", a play by George M. Cohan (1913), adapted from a novel of same year by Earl Derr Biggers (Charlie Chan's author).
The movie is likely 1935 version: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026978/

[The Stagecoach Bandits] (Table of Contents: 11)

Jim Hatfield, Texas Ranger / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Lobo (villain, introduction, death); Gleason (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Make-Believe Mickey / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling
Pencils
Klaus Nordling [as Nod] (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling [as Nod] (signed)
Colors
Klaus Nordling
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oo! An airplane!
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Space Rovers
  2. 1. Ted Crane in Egypt
    Ted Crane
  3. 2. [The Golden Victims of Orro]
    The Space Rovers
  4. 3. [The Plot Against Tony Colby]
    The Mask
  5. 4. [Mystery of the Missing Men]
    Son of the Gods
  6. 5. [The Kidnapped Inventor]
    Sergeant Bill King
  7. 6. Jimmy Saves the Trail Drive
  8. 7. [Disaster at the Gold Mine]
    Dan Williams, Private Investigator
  9. 8. [The Radio Announcer Murder]
    The Sphinx
  10. 9. Charlie Saves the Day
  11. 10. 7 Keys to Baldpate
    Harvey
  12. 11. [The Stagecoach Bandits]
    Jim Hatfield, Texas Ranger
  13. 12. ["Oo! An airplane!"]
    Make-Believe Mickey
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