Prize Comics #v2#11 (23)
(September 1942)

Prize, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1942-07-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Feature Publications, Inc.
Editing
John Reece ? (editor)

Issue Notes

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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Binder
Inks
Jack Binder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Uncle Sam; Yank [Dick Walters]; Doodle [Rick Walters]
Reprints
Keywords
World War II

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. index card suggests Leo Morey for the cover art.

[A Killer Called Cropper] (Table of Contents: 1)

Yank and Doodle / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Norris
Inks
Paul Norris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Yank and Doodle [Yank [Dick Walters]; Doodle [Rick Walters]]; Cropper (first appearance; villain; death)

[The Troop Train Terror] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Frost / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Thompson
Inks
Ben Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dr. Frost; Sheriff Calkins (first appearance; villain)

Wake Island! (Table of Contents: 3)

Ted O'Neil / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Winiarski ?
Inks
Gil Kane ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ted O'Neil; Paddy O'Neil (first appearance; Ted's brother)

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. index card.

[Murder At the International Hotel] (Table of Contents: 4)

Black Owl / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters
The Black Owl [Doug Danville]

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. index card suggests Ken Jackson, Bill Ward, and Maurice Del Bourgo being credited for the art under the Binder shop name.

[The Reformation of Frankenstein] (Table of Contents: 5)

Frankenstein / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer
Pencils
Dick Briefer
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Frankenstein; Bulldog [Denny Dunsan]; Jules (first appearance; death)
Synopsis
Bulldog Denny's friend, a scientist named Jules, demonstrates a formula which will turn a subject from savage to peaceful. Bulldog and Jules give it to Frankenstein, who repents his evil ways. During a mission to save the lives of a train-full of people, Frankenstein takes a blow to the head, which undoes the transformation. He kills Jules, who had never recorded the secret formula of his invention.

[Ski Jump] (Table of Contents: 6)

General and the Corporal / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Browne
Pencils
Ken Browne
Inks
Ken Browne
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. index card suggests Terry Gilkison for the art.

[The Midgets and the Giant] (Table of Contents: 7)

Green Lama / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Crossen
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Green Lama [Jethro Dumont]; Tex Halloway (first appearance; villain); John Bolton (first appearance); Paul Brannigan (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Art attributed to Mike Suchorsky by the Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. index card. Previous indexer suggested Jack Binder.

Taking the Bull By the Horns (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Crest Wood]
Letters
typeset

[The Senorita and the Japanese] (Table of Contents: 9)

Spike Mason / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Reade Conrad
Pencils
John Cassone
Inks
John Cassone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Insurance Swindle Racket (Table of Contents: 10)

Power Nelson / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Norris
Pencils
Paul Norris
Inks
Paul Norris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Frestapo (first appearance; villain); Power Nelson [Gene West]; Lana; Pee Wee (death)
Synopsis
"Boss" Frestapo runs a crooked gambling operation and insurance racket. Pee Wee learns the truth, and leaks it to Gene West, who plans to report on it in his radio broadcast. Pee Wee is murdered as he tries to warn Gene. Gene dons Power Nelson's uniform, and cleans up the band of thieves with Lana's help.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [A Killer Called Cropper]
    Yank and Doodle
  3. 2. [The Troop Train Terror]
    Dr. Frost
  4. 3. Wake Island!
    Ted O'Neil
  5. 4. [Murder At the International Hotel]
    Black Owl
  6. 5. [The Reformation of Frankenstein]
    Frankenstein
  7. 6. [Ski Jump]
    General and the Corporal
  8. 7. [The Midgets and the Giant]
    Green Lama
  9. 8. Taking the Bull By the Horns
  10. 9. [The Senorita and the Japanese]
    Spike Mason
  11. 10. Insurance Swindle Racket
    Power Nelson
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