Thrilling Comics #v11#1 (31)
(November 1942)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
11
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-09-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines (credited as N. L. Pines) (president)

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. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg ?
Inks
Alex Schomburg ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Doctor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thompson; Mike Ellis (Doc Strange's sidekick)

Indexer Notes

Cover is based on the inside splash page for the Doc Strange story drawn by Jack Binder.

Keith Chandler : The art style is, however, very different. More like Schomburg, but the identification remains uncertain.

[The Photomortic Glass] (Table of Contents: 1)

Doc Strange / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Binder (credited)
Inks
Jack Binder (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doc Strange, hero of a hundred fierce battles...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Doctor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thompson; Mike Ellis (Doc Strange's sidekick); Krause (villain, introduction); other Nazi spies (villain, introduction)

The American Crusader Ends the Sub Menace (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a barren hill near a great eastern seaport...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The American Crusader [Archibald Masters]; Jane Peters [Masters' secretary]; A gang of Nazi spies (villains, introduction)
Keywords
bondage; whipping

Indexer Notes

Jane is strung up by the wrists, her blouse ripped open and whipped. One panel depicts the whip at the point of impact on the skin, while a later panel reveals half a dozen lash marks.

Boy Deputy (Table of Contents: 3)

Jimmy Blue / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sam Brant (house name)
Pencils
Harry Lucey (signed as HPL) (spot illustration)
Inks
Harry Lucey (signed as HPL) (spot illustration)
Colors
? (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jimmy Blue of the Bar B ranch...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jimmy Blue; Bill Smith; Sheriff Carter

[Payback For Pearl Harbor] (Table of Contents: 4)

Lucky Lawrence / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
W. B. Smith
Inks
W. B. Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fighting Marine tangles with Japs...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Lucky Lawrence; other unnamed Marines; Argenti (villain, introduction); Krug (Nazi agent); other Axis spies (villains, introduction); the Japanese (villains)

Indexer Notes

In one sequence several bound Marines are tortured by having a blow torch burn their naked upper torsos.

Diamond Dust (Table of Contents: 5)

Dan Duffy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kin Platt
Inks
Kin Platt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We need a new pitcher, Dan!
Genre
sports; adventure
Characters
Dan Duffy; Tommy

Indexer Notes

baseball tips

[The Oracle of Delphi] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
August M. Froelich
Inks
August M. Froelich
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So we're gettin' rid of The Ghost!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ghost [George Chance]; Betty Morris; Professor Fenton (villain); the spirit of the Venerable Yogi; a genie; Prince Cadmus

Indexer Notes

Keith Chandler : Art was previously credited to George Mandel.

Birds of a Feather (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kerry McRoberts (credited as Captain Kerry McRoberts) (house name)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
? (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Richard and some other boys are here to play with you!
Genre
adventure
Characters
George Harrison; Fred Harrison; Mrs. Harrison; Richard

[The Sinister Ferry] (Table of Contents: 8)

Hale of the Herald / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm thirsty, Vickie!
Genre
crime; detective-mystery; adventure
Characters
George Hale; Vickie Dale; Vanzi (villain, introduction); other spies (villains, introduction)

[The Plot to Destroy the Panama Canal] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman ?
Inks
Howard Sherman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's a plot afoot...
Genre
aviation; war; adventure
Characters
The Lone Eagle; Captain Mont (spy)

Indexer Notes

Keith Chandler : Art was previously credited to Elmer Wexler, but this is not his style at all.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. [The Photomortic Glass]
    Doc Strange
  3. 2. The American Crusader Ends the Sub Menace
    The American Crusader
  4. 3. Boy Deputy
    Jimmy Blue
  5. 4. [Payback For Pearl Harbor]
    Lucky Lawrence
  6. 5. Diamond Dust
    Dan Duffy
  7. 6. [The Oracle of Delphi]
    The Ghost
  8. 7. Birds of a Feather
  9. 8. [The Sinister Ferry]
    Hale of the Herald
  10. 9. [The Plot to Destroy the Panama Canal]
    The Lone Eagle
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Keith Chandler
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Dan Kocher
  • Daniel Martinez
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Len Wolinsky