Thrilling Comics #v8#3 (24)
(January 1942)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
8
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-11-20
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, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Kin Platt ?
Inks
Kin Platt ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
American Crusader [Archibald Masters]
Reprints

It's Thrilling! It's True! It's New! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[The Scorched Earth] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Suddenly over the eastern seaboard sweeps a blue cloud, leaving in its wake, withered and dead vegetation~
Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Fangawa (villain, introduction); Von Klampf (villain, introduction); Nazis (villains); American Crusader [Archibald Masters]; Prof. Banks; Dr. Morris

Indexer Notes

title from last issue blurb

Doc Strange and the Mad Emperor (Table of Contents: 3)

Doc Strange / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Binder
Inks
Jack Binder
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doc, isn't this where Mike Ellis, the boy heir to the Ellis millions, lives?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson; Mike Ellis (Doc Strange's sidekick, appears in all subsequent stories, introduction, origin); The Emperor (villain, introduction); Watkins; Bill; Bodoni
Keywords
Elmville; Silver Club; zeta beam

[Adventure In India] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You mean this Rajah of Rajput got his weight in diamonds?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Fenton (villain); Betty Morris; the Ghost; Reverend Swami; Rajah of Rajput; Mahout
Keywords
time travel

Indian Lore (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Young George Culver enjoyed his companionship with Old Mike Mullaney.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
George Culver; Mike Mullaney [Old Mike]; Red Carson; Jack Culver
Synopsis
George Culver is captured by cattle rustlers and finds a way to summon help.

[The Scheme of Schadow] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Something's up, Schadow--with army orders calling those ranking officers to air headquarters!
Genre
aviation
Characters
Schadow (villain, introduction); Lone Eagle
Keywords
dogfight

Turning Table-Lands (Table of Contents: 7)

Young Smiley West / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Terry Gilkison
Pencils
Terry Gilkison [as TG] (signed)
Inks
Terry Gilkison [as TG] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy! I'm sure getting interested in these!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Smiley; Buck
Keywords
range detective lessons

[Football and Fifth Columnists] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dan Duffy, College Athlete / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at Dan go, Marcia!
Genre
sports
Characters
Mills (villain, introduction); gang of spies (villains, introduction); Dan Duffy; Marcia; Blink; Prof. Clement
Synopsis
Nazi spies steal an invention that allows for remote control of planes.
Keywords
remote controlled plane

Join the American Parade (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Attention! Right dress! Front! Forward march!
Keywords
Statue of Liberty

Indexer Notes

Includes a membership form to join the Thrilling Club.

[The Sinister Spiritualist] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the office of Horace Bishop, investment broker--
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Dr. Phineas Peble (villain, introduction); Horace Bishop; Cavanaugh; Peggy Allen [Woman in Red]; Carl
Keywords
seance

[Assignment: Umbria] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The first step is to bomb the American consulate in Umbria, Santo!
Genre
spy
Characters
Donner (villain, introduction); Smolar (villain, introduction); Nickie Norton; Lefty; Mr. Bradford; Betty
Keywords
Umbria

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

Rookie Riley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Outside Men!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Riley; Corporal; Sergeant

It's The Black Terror! Run!! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Black Terror; Exciting Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The American Crusader
  2. 1. It's Thrilling! It's True! It's New!
    Real Life Comics
  3. 2. [The Scorched Earth]
    The American Crusader, Defender Of Democracy
  4. 3. Doc Strange and the Mad Emperor
    Doc Strange
  5. 4. [Adventure In India]
    The Ghost
  6. 5. Indian Lore
  7. 6. [The Scheme of Schadow]
    The Lone Eagle
  8. 7. Turning Table-Lands
    Young Smiley West
  9. 8. [Football and Fifth Columnists]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  10. 9. Join the American Parade
    Chats with the Editor
  11. 10. [The Sinister Spiritualist]
    The Woman in Red
  12. 11. [Assignment: Umbria]
    Nickie Norton of the Secret Service
  13. 12. ["Outside Men!"]
    Rookie Riley
  14. 13. It's The Black Terror! Run!!
    The Black Terror; Exciting Comics
  15. 14. ["Be a radio technician"]
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