Exciting Comics #v7#2 (20)
(July 1942)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
7
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly with the exception of January, May, September
On-sale Date
1942-05-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines [as N. L. Pines] (president)

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. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]
Keywords
bondage; waterfalls

Indexer Notes

Cover marquee: "A New Feature The Liberator!.... In This Issue"

[Crashing through to a New High in Mystery Adventure Red-Blooded Action] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Fighting Yank; Captain Future / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Dr. Eptil] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Black Terror / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A Japanese carrier off California...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Terror Twins [The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Dr. Eptil (villain, introduction); The Spider [Joe Mattock] (villain, introduction)

[The Actinic Weapon] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Liberator / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor Rossel's been here two months...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Liberator [Professor Nelson Drew]; Annabel Evans; Pohlkat (villain); Karl (villain); other spies (villains); Prof. Rossel (introduction)

Junior Red Cross Man (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (credited)
Pencils
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
? (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
? (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ten-year-old Harry Foster...
Genre
children
Characters
Harry Foster

[Spies at the Flying Circus] (Table of Contents: 5)

Crash Carter, Air Cadet / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What'll we do on our day off, Crash?
Genre
war
Characters
Tom 'Crash' Carter; Looie Tizzle; Horace 'Stew' Kent; Mosher (villain, introduction, death); Nazis (villains)

[Tops in Excitement! Tops in Thrills!] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Doc Strange; The American Crusader / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Mystery Base] (Table of Contents: 7)

Larry North, United States Navy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Army and Navy planes have been unsuccessful...
Genre
war
Characters
Lieutenant Larry North, U.S. Navy; Betty Harmon; Japanese (villains)

Indexer Notes

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

[Death at the Zenith Bank] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death strikes at the Zenith Bank!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Mask [Tony Colby]; Ralph Davis (villain, introduction); Butler gang (villains, introductions)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Platt signs - as 'Kin' - in the final panel.

Paddy's Magic (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (credited as Carl Sturdy)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
? (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paddy Harding's father was a missionary...
Characters
Paddy Harding

[In Saigon...] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am at your service, Colonel Yakima...
Genre
war
Characters
Ted Crane; Betty Hawkins; Colonel Yakima; Dr. Cobra (villain); Captain Soames; Japanese (villains)

[The Military Payroll Heist] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the idea of bringin' us here, Ferro?
Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Bill King; Ferro (villain, introduction); Hawley (villain, introduction, death)

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

Harvey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Von (signed)
Pencils
Von (signed)
Inks
Von (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bong
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Harvey
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. [Crashing through to a New High in Mystery Adventure Red-Blooded Action]
    The Fighting Yank; Captain Future
  3. 2. [Dr. Eptil]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. [The Actinic Weapon]
    The Liberator
  5. 4. Junior Red Cross Man
  6. 5. [Spies at the Flying Circus]
    Crash Carter, Air Cadet
  7. 6. [Tops in Excitement! Tops in Thrills!]
    Doc Strange; The American Crusader
  8. 7. [The Mystery Base]
    Larry North, United States Navy
  9. 8. [Death at the Zenith Bank]
    The Mask
  10. 9. Paddy's Magic
  11. 10. [In Saigon...]
    Ted Crane
  12. 11. [The Military Payroll Heist]
    Sergeant Bill King
  13. 12. ["Bong"]
    Harvey
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Keith Chandler
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Lou Mougin (R.I.P.)
  • Tony R. Rose