Exciting Comics #v3#3 (9)
(May 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)

The Black Terror / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Elmer Wexler
Inks
Elmer Wexler
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]
Keywords
bondage

Nemesis of Evil (Table of Contents: 1)

The Black Terror / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
David Gabrielsen
Inks
David Gabrielsen
Colors
Richard Hughes
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton] (introduction, origin); Tim Roland (introduction, origin); Jean Starr (introduction); Rodney Clark (introduction); Mayor Brant (introduction)
Synopsis
Druggist Bob Benton is working on a compound to create a tonic for run down people, the kind he would like to take because people are always picking on him. When Tim gives him the wrong substance to add to the compound, it creates a vapor that brings strength beyond measure to him, and Tim later takes a whiff of the substance and gets similar abilities.

Ted Crane in Basutoland (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Characters
Congo Jack (villain, introduction)

[The Dictator of Jupiter: Part 3] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Space Rovers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Chotan (villain, death); Kongo (guest-star); Yolana (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Hodges Case] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Characters
Hodges (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Mask gets a new mask (full headmask) in this story

[The Race Car Murder] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters
Mike Dean (villain, introduction, death); Yates (villain, introduction, death)

Jimmy Gets the Bear (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sam Brant
Colors
Sam Brant
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Jimmy Blue

[The Snake Murders of Dr. Zinn] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dan Williams, Private Investigator / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dr. Zinn (villain, introduction)

[The Comanches and the Coach] (Table of Contents: 8)

Jim Hatfield, Texas Ranger / comic story / 7.8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jed Taggard (villain, introduction, death); Chief Red Wolf (introduction)

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Rustlers' Hideout (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sam Brant
Colors
Sam Brant
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Jimmy Blue

[In the U.S. Army] (Table of Contents: 11)

Sergeant Bill King / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Capt. Schmidt (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Sgt. King leaves the British army, joins the U.S. Army

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. Nemesis of Evil
    The Black Terror
  3. 2. Ted Crane in Basutoland
    Ted Crane
  4. 3. [The Dictator of Jupiter: Part 3]
    The Space Rovers
  5. 4. [The Hodges Case]
    The Mask
  6. 5. [The Race Car Murder]
    The Sphinx
  7. 6. Jimmy Gets the Bear
  8. 7. [The Snake Murders of Dr. Zinn]
    Dan Williams, Private Investigator
  9. 8. [The Comanches and the Coach]
    Jim Hatfield, Texas Ranger
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership
  11. 10. Rustlers' Hideout
  12. 11. [In the U.S. Army]
    Sergeant Bill King
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  • Gregory Fischer
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