Startling Comics #v3#3 (9)
(August 1941)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly except April, June and September
On-sale date
1941-06-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

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. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Future / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Future [Andrew Bryant]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

American Crusader / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Avenger Strikes] (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Future / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A weird killer menaces America's leaders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avenger [Karl Vemba] (villain, introduction, death); his gang (villains, introduction); Captain Future [Andrew Bryant]; John Blaine; Senator Burt; Agatha Adams; Grace Adams
Keywords
Agatha Detective Agency

[Master of the Harpies] (Table of Contents: 3)

Mystico / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dr. Nevins, long a student of witchcraft... makes a startling find!
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Nevins (villain, introduction); Harpies (villains, introduction); Baer (villain, death); Mystico; General Amber
Synopsis
Dr. Nevins discovers how to summon harpies. Using the harpies, Dr. Nevins plans to conquer the world.
Keywords
Fort Carson

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

Don Davis / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The famous Mellors Institute receives a refugee!
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Eric (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Wolf (villain, introduction); Don Davis; Lane; Dr. Hanson
Synopsis
Don Davis captures a couple of spies that have infiltrated the Mellors Institute.
Keywords
carbon-radium bomb; Mellors Institue; War Department

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Ace Buckley / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For our next trip back in time Toni Stark and I chose ancient Greece...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Datis (guest-star); Miltiades (guest-star); Aristides (guest-star); Themistocles (guest-star); Pheidippides (guest-star); Pausanius (introduction); Hippias (villain); Persians (villain); Toni Stark; Ace Buckley; Greek hoplites
Synopsis
Toni and Ace travel back in time, to the year 490 B.C., to witness the Battle of Marathon.
Keywords
Marathon; time travel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Biff Powers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
August Froehlich ?
Inks
August Froehlich ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the office of the Carson Circus--
Genre
adventure
Characters
A giant man-ape (introduction); Biff Powers; Tom Carson; Mr. Grimes; Marcia Beale; Weki
Synopsis
Biff travels to Africa to capture a giant ape for the Carson Circus.
Keywords
Africa; Niobe River

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
H. G. Ferguson (signed)
Inks
H. G. Ferguson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who is jumping into the pond?
Characters
Otto

Indexer Notes

Startling Comics contest to earn cash prizes by solving five puzzles.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Detective Sgt. Burke / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the residence of R. S. Wilmot...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Larry Hogan (villain, introduction); R.S. Wilmot; Lana Wilmot; Sgt. Burke; Dean; Dip
Synopsis
Larry Hogan tries to prevent the Columbia Trucking Corporation from operating in other states.

Roped Rustler (Table of Contents: 9)

Jimmy Blue / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jimmy Blue had found that it was fun to teach his friend from the East about the rangeland.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jimmy Blue; Monty; rustlers
Synopsis
Jimmy prevents rustlers from stealing cattle during a cattle drive.
Keywords
Bar B Ranch

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Masked Rider / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a bluff in Texas...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jake Butler (villain, introduction); Masked Rider; Chuck; Champion (horse); Joan Greer; Concho (horse)
Synopsis
Jake Butler steals Joan's horse, Champion.
Keywords
Bar W; Greer Ranch

Rescue Mission (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Easterly
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
John Easterly
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am a little terrier who belongs to a boy named Don...
Genre
drama
Characters
Don; Teddy (dog); Mr. Nelson
Synopsis
Don goes to summon a doctor for his grandfather during a snowstorm, but is hurt during the trip. Don's dog, Teddy, instead makes the trip to the village and manages to summon the doctor to treat Don and Don's grandfather, Mr. Nelson.

Indexer Notes

The story is from the point of view of a dog named Teddy.

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

G-Man Dalton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leo Morey
Inks
Leo Morey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
G-Man Dalton gets a crucial assignment!
Genre
crime
Characters
Flint (villain, introduction, death?); Dalton; Tige; Mr. Elwyn
Keywords
pyrodene; Titan Powder Company

Results of Contest No. 6 (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here are the names of the lucky winners...

Indexer Notes

Listing of the winners of Startling Comics Contest No. 6.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Future
  2. 1. ["Danger calls the American Crusader into action!"]
    American Crusader
  3. 2. [The Avenger Strikes]
    Captain Future
  4. 3. [Master of the Harpies]
    Mystico
  5. 4. ["The famous Mellors Institute receives a refugee!"]
    Don Davis
  6. 5. ["For our next trip back in time Toni Stark and I chose ancient Greece..."]
    Ace Buckley
  7. 6. ["In the office of the Carson Circus--"]
    Biff Powers
  8. 7. ["Who is jumping into the pond?"]
  9. 8. ["At the residence of R. S. Wilmot..."]
    Detective Sgt. Burke
  10. 9. Roped Rustler
    Jimmy Blue
  11. 10. ["On a bluff in Texas..."]
    Masked Rider
  12. 11. Rescue Mission
  13. 12. ["G-Man Dalton gets a crucial assignment!"]
    G-Man Dalton
  14. 13. Results of Contest No. 6
  15. 14. ["Blank cartridge pistol"]
  16. 15. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00 with any Remington portable typewriter"]
    Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter
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