Prize Comics #v3#2 (26)
(December 1942)

Prize, 1940 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Feature Publications, Inc.
Editing
John Reece?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Yank and Doodle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Binder
Inks
Jack Binder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
America's Fighting Twins [Yank; Doodle]

Case of the Crooked Clown! (Table of Contents: 1)

Yank and Doodle, America's Fighting Twins / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Norris (signed)
Pencils
Paul Norris (signed)
Inks
Paul Norris (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yank and Doodle [Yank [Dick Walters]; Doodle [Rick Walters]]; Uncle Bob Walters; prison warden; Charley (U.S. Assay Office worker, introduction); Funnibone (villain, introduction); Rudolf Schmidt [aka Roger Smith] (villain, Gestapo agent)
Synopsis
Funnibone helps Roger Smith from being electrocuted in the chair and Smith agrees to aid the criminal in his pursuits of destroying democracy in America if Funnibone agrees to seek out and destroy the duo that put him in the chair to begin with: Yank and Doodle. Funnibone agrees, but pulls a double-cross on Smith, or so it seems.
Reprints
  • in Men of Mystery (AC, 1999 series) #112 (2019) in black and white

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Craig Delich, courtesy of the Who's Who, which lists Norris as the scripter through 1942 (no scripters listed after 1942).

The Commandos Are Coming (Table of Contents: 2)

Ted O'Neil / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield?
Inks
Ken Battefield?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Doctor Frost / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Has the Doctor fallen victim to the mysterious strangling power of the Oriental belt?
Characters
Dr. Frost; Prof. Grubman (first appearance, villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Green Lama / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the Iroquois tablets were stolen from the Indian museum, it launched the Green Lama...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lama [Jethro Dumont]; Tsarong; Jean Parker (Dumont's assistant); Dr. Sommervell (Jean's Uncle, introduction); Sachem [Dr. Sommervell's spirit] (death); Mr. Dumm (banker); Cassidy (a Policeman); Slippery Sam (villain); The Red Gang (villains)
Synopsis
Jean calls Jethro and asks him to come over as the Green Lama to the Indian Museum to meet her uncle and curator of the museum. Dr. Sommervell feels that the museum's Iroquois Tablets are phony but can't figure out why, so The Lama enters the Realm of History to discover the truth. There, in 1204, a spitting image of Dr. Sommerville as a Sachem is falsely accused of stealing the tablets and he gives the real tablets back to his own time, and they are presented to Dr. Sommervell and Mr. Dumm, as well as having Slippery Sam and the Red Gang arrested for plotting to steal the tablets.
Reprints
  • in Men of Mystery (AC, 1999 series) #110 (2018) (in black and white)
Keywords
Greenwich Village

Indexer Notes

The last 1/3 of page 8 is an illustrated ad for Cowboy Movie Thrillers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Frankenstein / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Herein is the tale of Dr. Ullrich -- who, through circumstances, came across the notes and memoirs of the creator...
Characters
Frankenstein; Dr. Ullrich (obscure student of anatomy, first appearance, death); Mrs. Frankenstein (first appearance, a female monster, death)

Indexer Notes

Dr. Ullrich has found Victor Frankenstein's original notes and creates a Bride for the monster

[Horse Laugh] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Buck Sanders and his Pals / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Munson Paddock
Inks
Munson Paddock
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Into the sleepy town of Olinville, on the Mississippi, creeps a defense plant, then two defense plants...
Characters
Buck Sanders (curious boy); Mr. Scrooge (first appearance); Nazi fifth-columnists

Hands Across the Ocean (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Crest Wood
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Black Owl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why will an honest policeman commit perjury? What sinister forces can twist the tongues of men...
Characters
The Black Owl [Doug Danville]; The Laughing Head (first appearance, villain)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Yank and Doodle
  2. 1. Case of the Crooked Clown!
    Yank and Doodle, America's Fighting Twins
  3. 2. The Commandos Are Coming
    Ted O'Neil
  4. 3. ["Has the Doctor fallen victim to the mysterious strangling power of the Oriental belt?"]
    Doctor Frost
  5. 4. ["When the Iroquois tablets were stolen from the Indian museum, it launched the Green Lama..."]
    The Green Lama
  6. 5. ["Herein is the tale of Dr. Ullrich -- who, through circumstances, came across the notes and memoirs of the creator..."]
    Frankenstein
  7. 6. [Horse Laugh]
    The General and the Corporal
  8. 7. ["Into the sleepy town of Olinville, on the Mississippi, creeps a defense plant, then two defense plants..."]
    Buck Sanders and his Pals
  9. 8. Hands Across the Ocean
  10. 9. ["Why will an honest policeman commit perjury? What sinister forces can twist the tongues of men..."]
    The Black Owl
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Katie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose