Exciting Comics #v5#2 (14)
(November 1941)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
5
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly with the exception of January, May, September
On-sale Date
1941-09-15
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/)

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. 4.


[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]

[Announcing...Real Life Comics] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[The Ward Heeler's Scheme] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Black Terror / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Mr. Starr (Jean's father, introduction); Brand (villain, introduction, death); Baldy (villain, introduction); Vinnie (villain, introduction)

Ted Crane in the Andamans (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Characters
Dr. Cobra (villain, introduction)

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

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

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

Characters
Ace Denton (villain, introduction); Ogden (villain, introduction)

[Menace in Martinique] (Table of Contents: 5)

Larry North, U.S.N. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Leslie Bellem ?
Pencils
Max Plaisted
Inks
Max Plaisted
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Reuswig (villain, introduction, death); Ludwig (villain, introduction); Nazis (deaths)

Indexer Notes

Bellem credit suggested by Jerry Bails's Who's Who.

Young Warrior (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kerry McRoberts
Colors
Kerry McRoberts
Letters
typeset

[The Briefcase Burglary] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Glass (villain, introduction, death); Frenchy (villain); Fred (villain, introduction)

[The Crime Sanitarium] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Characters
Pete Reman (villain, introduction); Dr. Crane (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Bobby's Bravery (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Monroe Stone
Colors
Monroe Stone
Letters
typeset

[The Taxman Murder] (Table of Contents: 10)

Jim Hatfield, Texas Ranger / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Josh Vance (villain, introduction)

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

Tubby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
$ 100.00 To Anyone Who Can Last 4 Rounds...
Genre
humor

[The Warehouse Arsonists] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slavin (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. [Announcing...Real Life Comics]
  3. 2. [The Ward Heeler's Scheme]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. Ted Crane in the Andamans
    Ted Crane
  5. 4. [The Cigarette Case Case]
    The Mask
  6. 5. [Menace in Martinique]
    Larry North, U.S.N.
  7. 6. Young Warrior
  8. 7. [The Briefcase Burglary]
    Sergeant Bill King
  9. 8. [The Crime Sanitarium]
    The Sphinx
  10. 9. Bobby's Bravery
  11. 10. [The Taxman Murder]
    Jim Hatfield, Texas Ranger
  12. 11. ["$ 100.00 To Anyone Who Can Last 4 Rounds..."]
    Tubby
  13. 12. [The Warehouse Arsonists]
    Dan Williams, Private Investigator
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