Thrilling Comics #v8#2 (23)
(December 1941)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
8
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-10-21
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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The American Crusader / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kin Platt ?
Inks
Kin Platt ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The American Crusader [Archibald Masters]; Doc Strange [Thomas Hugo Strange] (inset); Nazis
Keywords
tanks

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

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

[Attack of the Giant Puffballs] (Table of Contents: 2)

The American Crusader, Defender Of Democracy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The American Crusader [Archibald Masters]; The "Mad Botanist" (villain, introduction); Hessman (villain, introduction)

[Krantz the Saboteur] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Dr. Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson; Krantz (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

According to Alberto Becattini, in his article in Alter Ego #130 (January, 2015), Dan Barry may have collaborated on the art with Mandel.

[The Sabotage of the Condor Planes] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Seiden (villain, introduction); Losch (villain, introduction)

[The Mystery of Angkor] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Ghost / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Fenton (villain)

Indexer Notes

art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr 28/2/2009

[Race With El Diablo] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Previous art credit to Jon Daly removed, per art ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr 2/28/2009

All Out For Thrills! (Table of Contents: 7)

Chats with the Editor / letters page / 1 page (report information)

[The Midget Menace] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
sports
Characters
Tom Thumb (villain, introduction, death); Hercules (villain, introduction, death); Professor Welton (villain)

Bomb Shelter (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Stoddard
Letters
typeset

[Hassle With Hack Nelson] (Table of Contents: 10)

Nickie Norton of the Secret Service / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
spy
Characters
Hack Nelson (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr 28/2/2009

Travelogues (Table of Contents: 11)

Marco Polo Jones / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The American Crusader
  2. 1. Announcing Real Life Comics
    Real Life Comics
  3. 2. [Attack of the Giant Puffballs]
    The American Crusader, Defender Of Democracy
  4. 3. [Krantz the Saboteur]
    Doc Strange
  5. 4. [The Sabotage of the Condor Planes]
    The Lone Eagle
  6. 5. [The Mystery of Angkor]
    The Ghost
  7. 6. [Race With El Diablo]
    The Rio Kid
  8. 7. All Out For Thrills!
    Chats with the Editor
  9. 8. [The Midget Menace]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  10. 9. Bomb Shelter
  11. 10. [Hassle With Hack Nelson]
    Nickie Norton of the Secret Service
  12. 11. Travelogues
    Marco Polo Jones
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