Exciting Comics #v3#1 (7)
(January 1941)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
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/)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ted Crane / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?

Keywords
jodhpurs; pith helmets; shields; spears; stereotyping of African natives

Ted Crane and the Tondo Treasure (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Characters
Koch (villain, introduction)

[The Dictator of Jupiter: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Characters
Hajeck (villain, introduction); Dorja (villain, introduction); Kongor (guest-star); Yolana (guest-star)

[The Racetrack Murders] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
The Mask [Tony Colby] (District Attorney); Carol; Benton (wealthy civic leader, death); Commissioner Tom Warner; Carter (detective, death); Hank Rutter (villain, big time gambler, introduction, death); Perroni (villain)
Synopsis
Tony finally gets involved on a case in which two prominent people are murdered because of their drive on gambling in the state, and, as The Mask, investigates a clue left on a dead detective, which leads to his capture. Rescued, he discovers a clue concerning the Hartford City Track and follows it up and discovers that illegal wagering is behind the whole affair.
Keywords
Beachview Athletic Club; Hartford City Track

Indexer Notes

The Mask is unmasked at the end of the story, but the villain meets his end before he can reveal it.

[The Thanotane Formula] (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
Prof. Giess (villain, introduction); Johann (villain, introduction, death); Joe (villain, introduction, death); Regan (villain, introduction, death)

[The Secret Weapon] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters
Baron Goltz (villain, introduction); Franz, Ludwig (villain, introduction)

Jungle Adventure (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Easterly
Letters
typeset

[The X-11 Secret] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dan Williams, Private Investigator / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery

[The Lethorade Crimes] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
C. A. Winter
Inks
C. A. Winter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
T. V. Tyrell (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Chadwick (introduction)

Picture of Guilt (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald Bayne Hobart
Colors
Donald Bayne Hobart
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Herbie Johnson

[The Comanche Uprising] (Table of Contents: 10)

Jim Hatfield, Texas Ranger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Roger Quinn (villain, introduction, death); Red Feather (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Harvey / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep Off The Grass
Genre
humor; children

Doc Strange The Mightiest Man On Earth (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Doc Strange / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ted Crane
  2. 1. Ted Crane and the Tondo Treasure
    Ted Crane
  3. 2. [The Dictator of Jupiter: Part 1]
    The Space Rovers
  4. 3. [The Racetrack Murders]
    The Mask
  5. 4. [The Thanotane Formula]
    Son of the Gods
  6. 5. [The Secret Weapon]
    Sergeant Bill King
  7. 6. Jungle Adventure
  8. 7. [The X-11 Secret]
    Dan Williams, Private Investigator
  9. 8. [The Lethorade Crimes]
    The Sphinx
  10. 9. Picture of Guilt
  11. 10. [The Comanche Uprising]
    Jim Hatfield, Texas Ranger
  12. 11. ["Keep Off The Grass"]
    Harvey
  13. 12. Doc Strange The Mightiest Man On Earth
    Doc Strange
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