Thrilling Comics #v9#3 (27)
(May 1942)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
9
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-03-03
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/)

1st issue produced since Pearl Harbor

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. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Binder ?
Inks
Jack Binder ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Mike Ellis; Virginia Thomson

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

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

Doc Strange and The Living Death (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fascists decree a hideous fate for America's patriots...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Adolf Hitler (villain, introduction, death); Col. Wohlks (villain, introduction, death); Schnagel (villain); Ludwig (villain); other Nazis (villains, introduction); Professor Deems (introduction); Doc Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Mike Ellis; Virginia Thompson
Keywords
hydrene; Slater Armory

The American Crusader Saves The Flying Tank (Table of Contents: 3)

The American Crusader / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Eyes, an Axis agent who hypnotizes his victims by television...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Eyes (villain, introduction); Hans (villain, introduction); Ernst (villain, introduction); Hagashi (villain, introduction); Jane Peters; American Crusader [Archibald Masters]; Miss Elling; Dr. Hopkins

[In the 30th Century] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Ghost / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Ghost reaches the year 3000 in the time-machine of sinister...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Rellik-Men (villain, introduction, death); Professor Fenton (villain); Ghost; Dr. Perry; Betty Morris; K-2981; D-2934; Dr. Dean
Synopsis
The Ghost intends to travel into the past to visit Leif Ericsson as Leif discovers Vinland, but the Ghost is instead propelled 1000 years into the future.
Keywords
Manopolis; pyro guns; time travel

[The Drug Runners] (Table of Contents: 5)

Hale of the Herald / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A daring drug-ring baffles the police!
Genre
adventure
Characters
John Markham (villain, introduction); Hale; Perkins; Vickie; Georgie
Synopsis
Hale breaks up a drug smuggling enterprise.

Bandit Brand (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tex Mumford
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If Randy Lennon hadn't been the sheriff's son, his presence might...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Randy Lennon; Chuck Wilson; Joe; Red; Chick Forbes; Sheriff Lennon
Synopsis
Randy finds a way to get a message to his father, Sheriff Lennon, about a group of cattle rustlers.
Keywords
Gun-Hammer Pass; Stonewall Canyon

[The Roto-Fire Robbery] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A plane that can down an entire squadron!
Genre
aviation
Characters
Ernst (villain, introduction, death); another German (villain, introduction, death); Wish Graham (introduction, death); Lone Eagle; Schwabel; Joe
Keywords
Graham Field; roto-fire control

A Cavalcade of Stars! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

America's Best Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Avenging Dr. Karisura] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Professor Karisura's helped me work...
Genre
sports
Characters
Dr. Karisura (introduction, death); Col. Brant (introduction, death); Nazi spies (villain, introduction); Blink; Marcia; Dan Duffy; Hoefer
Synopsis
Dan recovers the stolen plans for a new type of tank defense.
Keywords
football

Nobody's to Young to Serve! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since the last time we spoke together...
Keywords
Pearl Harbor

Indexer Notes

Includes membership form for the Thrilling Club.

[Sanitarium of Doom] (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Cavanaugh still has no clue...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Rand (villain, introduction); a butler (villain, introduction); Rand's gang (villains, introduction); Mr. Clay (introduction); Mrs. Martin Clay (introduction); Woman in Red [Peggy Allen]; Inspector Cavanaugh; Rawlins
Synopsis
Peggy disrupts a plot by schemers to acquire the Clay Estate.
Keywords
Latour Sanitarium

[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
Yessir! This time tomorrow night - I'll be cuttin' a rug with Militia...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elmer Riley; Militia
Synopsis
Elmer wants to wear all of his army gear to impress Militia when he meets her to go dancing, but he hires someone to carry it for him instead.

[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. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00 with any Remington portable typewriter"]
    Remington Deluxe Noiseless Portable Typewriter
  3. 2. Doc Strange and The Living Death
    Doc Strange
  4. 3. The American Crusader Saves The Flying Tank
    The American Crusader
  5. 4. [In the 30th Century]
    The Ghost
  6. 5. [The Drug Runners]
    Hale of the Herald
  7. 6. Bandit Brand
  8. 7. [The Roto-Fire Robbery]
    The Lone Eagle
  9. 8. A Cavalcade of Stars!
    America's Best Comics
  10. 9. [Avenging Dr. Karisura]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  11. 10. Nobody's to Young to Serve!
    Chats with the Editor
  12. 11. [Sanitarium of Doom]
    The Woman in Red
  13. 12. ["Yessir! This time tomorrow night - I'll be cuttin' a rug with Militia..."]
    Rookie Riley
  14. 13. ["Yes - I'm convinced that I can make good money in radio."]
  15. 14. ["Prizes for all!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Katie
  • Dan Kocher
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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