Thrilling Comics #v9#1 (25)
(February 1942)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
9
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-12-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications
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)

Doc Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kin Platt ?
Inks
Kin Platt ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Mike Ellis
Keywords
Thompson submachine gun

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Return of the Emperor (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Weird fire-apes, deadly gas, a mighty subterranean drill...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson; Mike Ellis; The Emperor (villain); Kamholtz (villain, introduction, death); Fire-Apes (villain, introduction, death)

The Case of the Magnetic Mines (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Lecturing at a college near Niagara, Prof. Masters and Jane Peters enjoy a picnic supper...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Nazi spies (villain, introduction, death); American Crusader [Archibald Masters]; Jane Peters
Keywords
lingerie panels; Niagara Falls

[Case of the Counterfeit Tickets] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dan Duffy, College Athlete / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry, Blink... these tickets are counterfeit!
Genre
sports
Characters
Tasoni (villain, introduction); Blink; Dan Duffy; Pinky Craft; Marcia
Keywords
Carson Stadium; football

[Episode In Kapore] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go after the jewels of the Rajah of Kapore?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
The Ghost [George Chance]; Betty Morris; Professor Fenton (villain); Jane; Tom
Keywords
crown jewels; Kapore; time travel

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-7-29. Art revision from George Mandel to August Froehlich per Alter Ego #111 (July 2012).

[The Scientists' Death List] (Table of Contents: 6)

Hale of the Herald / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Night--in the offices of the war department, evil lurks!
Genre
adventure
Characters
George Hale (introduction); Vickie Dale (introduction); Mr. Perkins (introduction); Venoma (villain, introduction); Fritz; Dr. Nielssen; Phillips; Langreth
Keywords
Daily Herald; invisibility capsules; Langreth estate

Indexer Notes

Art credits per Alter Ego #111 (July 2012).

Trigger Trap (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 0.85 page (report information)

Script
Buck Benson
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joe Wade halted his little cowpony as he reached the old trapper's cabin back in the mountains.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Joe Wade; Jacques LaTour; Mack Hunter; Sheriff Thomas

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

statement of ownership / 0.15 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Owens Mob Strikes] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Mandel ?; Kin Platt ?
Inks
George Mandel; Kin Platt ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Councilman Archer calls on the commissioner!
Genre
adventure; crime; superhero
Characters
The Woman in Red [Peggy Allen]; The Owens Mob (villains, introduction for all); Archer (villain, introduction, death); Owens

Indexer Notes

The Platt art credits per Alter Ego #111 (July 2012) and added by Craig Delich 2012-7-29.

[Convoy Duty] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'll fly convoy duty in a five hundred mile area!
Genre
aviation
Characters
Coron (villain, introduction); Masters (introduction); Lone Eagle; Manners
Keywords
dogfight; u-boats

A Merry Christmas to All (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys and girls, this Yuletide season is a jolly time, as always--but it's also a time for solemnity and reverence.
Characters
Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Includes a membership form to join the Thrilling Club.

[The Buck Tracy Case] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Rio Kid / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Buck Tracy celebrates...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Raben (villain, introduction); Buck Tracy (introduction); his son (introduction); daughter (introduction); Jud; Joe

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 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]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. ["Pick your prize"]
  3. 2. The Return of the Emperor
    Doc Strange
  4. 3. The Case of the Magnetic Mines
    The American Crusader, Defender Of Democracy
  5. 4. [Case of the Counterfeit Tickets]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  6. 5. [Episode In Kapore]
    The Ghost
  7. 6. [The Scientists' Death List]
    Hale of the Herald
  8. 7. Trigger Trap
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. [The Owens Mob Strikes]
    The Woman In Red
  11. 10. [Convoy Duty]
    The Lone Eagle
  12. 11. A Merry Christmas to All
    Chats with the Editor
  13. 12. [The Buck Tracy Case]
    The Rio Kid
  14. 13. ["Be a radio technician"]
  15. 14. ["Get a Daisy air rifle with your Christmas cash!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Katie
  • Dan Kocher
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • James Ludwig
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