Thrilling Comics #v4#3 (12)
(January 1941)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-11-19
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/)

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg ?
Inks
Alex Schomburg ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]

Doc Strange Defends Democracy (Table of Contents: 1)

Doc Strange / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson; The Leader [Robert Marsh] (villain, death); Bundists (villains)

[The Civil War Formula] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Ghost / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Elmer Wexler
Inks
Elmer Wexler
Colors
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Fenton (villain); Abraham Lincoln (guest-star)

[Millionaire George Hart attends the Carson-Drew game!] (Table of Contents: 3)

Dan Duffy, College Athlete / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
sports
Characters
Fred Leeds (villain, introduction)

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

Pigskin Pointers By Dan Duffy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, Dan--we're ready for those pointers...
Genre
sports
Synopsis
Dan Duffy teaches football fundamentals.

[Nickie gets an urgent call!] (Table of Contents: 5)

Nickie Norton of the Secret Service / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Brill (villain, introduction, death); Zinn (villain, introduction)

[Black Ned's Ghost] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Characters
Black Ned [Arnold Steele] (villain, introduction)

Johnny Saves the Payroll (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jackson Cole
Colors
Jackson Cole
Letters
typeset

[Without warning, the British aircraft carrier WARRIOR capsizes in Valetta Harbor!] (Table of Contents: 8)

Tom Niles, Undersea Raider / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Fritz (villain, introduction); Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Lone Eagle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Elmer Wexler
Inks
Elmer Wexler
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A new bomber-fighter nears completion at the speedair plant!
Characters
Sylvanus Kroch (villain, introduction, death)

Teamwork Always Win! (Table of Contents: 10)

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".

[The Rio Kid gets a new bid for action!] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Rio Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Hackett (villain, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. Doc Strange Defends Democracy
    Doc Strange
  3. 2. [The Civil War Formula]
    The Ghost
  4. 3. [Millionaire George Hart attends the Carson-Drew game!]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  5. 4. ["Okay, Dan--we're ready for those pointers..."]
    Pigskin Pointers By Dan Duffy
  6. 5. [Nickie gets an urgent call!]
    Nickie Norton of the Secret Service
  7. 6. [Black Ned's Ghost]
    The Woman In Red
  8. 7. Johnny Saves the Payroll
  9. 8. [Without warning, the British aircraft carrier WARRIOR capsizes in Valetta Harbor!]
    Tom Niles, Undersea Raider
  10. 9. ["A new bomber-fighter nears completion at the speedair plant!"]
    The Lone Eagle
  11. 10. Teamwork Always Win!
    Chats with the Editor
  12. 11. [The Rio Kid gets a new bid for action!]
    The Rio Kid
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