Prize Comics #v1#7 (7)
(December 1940)

Prize, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
?
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
Editing
John Reece ?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Owl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby ?
Inks
Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Owl
Reprints

[The Whistler] (Table of Contents: 1)

Black Owl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon; Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Owl [Doug Danville]; The Whistler (first appearance; villain); Arnold Goodrich (first appearance); Excalibur (first appearance; King Arthur's sword)
Synopsis
Black Owl gains full costume.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks ID by Greg Theakston.

[The Origin of Dr. Frost] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Frost / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Steele
Pencils
Ben Thompson
Inks
Ben Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Frost (first appearance; origin); Vulcan (first appearance; villain)

[Air Race of Death] (Table of Contents: 3)

Ted O'Neil / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ted O'Neil; Smith (first appearance; villain)

New Adventures of Frankenstein (Table of Contents: 4)

Frankenstein / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer
Pencils
Dick Briefer [as Frank N. Stein]
Inks
Dick Briefer [as Frank N. Stein]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Frankenstein (first appearance; origin; the monster); Victor Frankenstein (first appearance; his creator); Betty (first appearance)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Suggested by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein novel, but set in New York City, circa 1930.

[The Gas Killers] (Table of Contents: 5)

Green Lama / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Crossen
Pencils
Mac Raboy
Inks
Mac Raboy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lama [Jethro Dumont] (first appearance); Dr. Kew (first appearance; villain; death)

Indexer Notes

Green Lama (Jethro Dumont) was introduced in Double Detective, a pulp magazine.

[Origin of Captain Gallant] (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain Gallant / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Grieg Chapian
Inks
Grieg Chapian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Captain Gallant [Jon Gallant] (first appearance; origin); Captain Sly (first appearance; villain); Captain Morgue (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

Inspired by Captain Blood.

[Task No. 1] (Table of Contents: 7)

Twist Turner / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Irving Roir [as The Four Roth Bros.]; Al Ross [as The Four Roth Bros.]; Ben Roth [as The Four Roth Bros.]; Salo [as The Four Roth Bros.]
Pencils
Irving Roir [as The Four Roth Bros.]; Al Ross [as The Four Roth Bros.]; Ben Roth [as The Four Roth Bros.]; Salo [as The Four Roth Bros.]
Inks
Irving Roir [as The Four Roth Bros.]; Al Ross [as The Four Roth Bros.]; Ben Roth [as The Four Roth Bros.]; Salo [as The Four Roth Bros.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Twist Turner (first appearance); the "99" Club (first appearance); Toni (first appearance); Hag Malone (first appearance; villain; death)

The Trigger Kid (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner
Letters
typeset

[Crashing the Concentration Camp] (Table of Contents: 9)

Great Voodini / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer ?
Pencils
Jon Smalle
Inks
Jon Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Voodini (first appearance); Nikki (first appearance); The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Voodini speaks his magic words sdrawkcab.

[Journey to 1940] (Table of Contents: 10)

Power Nelson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Norris ?
Inks
Paul Norris ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Power Nelson; Otto Schnitzle (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis
Power Nelson is sent back in time to 1940.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Owl
  2. 1. [The Whistler]
    Black Owl
  3. 2. [The Origin of Dr. Frost]
    Dr. Frost
  4. 3. [Air Race of Death]
    Ted O'Neil
  5. 4. New Adventures of Frankenstein
    Frankenstein
  6. 5. [The Gas Killers]
    Green Lama
  7. 6. [Origin of Captain Gallant]
    Captain Gallant
  8. 7. [Task No. 1]
    Twist Turner
  9. 8. The Trigger Kid
  10. 9. [Crashing the Concentration Camp]
    Great Voodini
  11. 10. [Journey to 1940]
    Power Nelson
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
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  • Tony R. Rose