Thrilling Comics #v11#3 (33)
(February 1943)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
11
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly, except December, April and June
On-sale date
1942-12-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Thomas Hugo Strange]; Mike Ellis; Mephisto

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

Fun for Boys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Doc Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fortified by Alosun...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Thomas Hugo Strange]; Mike Ellis; Virginia Thompson; Mephisto (villain); Mr. Caesar
Synopsis
Mephisto tries to destroy the Caesar Shipyards in California to strike a blow at America's war efforts.
Keywords
Caesar Shipyards

The Missing Military Mission (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prof. Masters is in Washington D.C. to consult an astronomy book...
Genre
superhero
Characters
American Crusader [Archibald Masters]; Jack Reilly; Jane Peters; Nazis
Synopsis
After stopping a Japanese bombing raid on the Capitol Building and the White House, the American Crusader offers his services to an American intelligence agency in support of the war effort. The American Crusader's first job is to investigate if an army officer with plans for a military mission was captured by the Nazis.
Keywords
Brest; World War II

Indexer Notes

Removed letters credit for Richard Hughes. Hughes never lettered he was an editor/writer.

Archibald reveals that he is the American Crusader to Capt. Jack Reilly.

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

Ghost / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
August Froehlich
Inks
August Froehlich
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greatest of all Yogi magicians...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ghost; Betty Morris; Professor Fenton (villain); Venerable Yogi; Attila the Hun; Adolph Hitler
Synopsis
The Nazis hire Professor Fenton to retrieve Attila the Hun from the past to assist in the war. The Ghost and Betty travel to the fifth century to stop Prof. Fenton from fulfilling his mission.
Keywords
Berlin; time travel

Aircraft Spotter (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Henry Dodd was a lively young American lad...
Genre
war
Characters
Henry Dodd; Bill Dodd; Mr. Clayborne
Synopsis
Henry is forced to call in a Nazi air raid when the assigned spotter, Mr. Clayborne, is rendered unconscious by fifth columnists.
Keywords
Trinidad

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Lucky Lawrence / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A U.S. bomber leaves Australia...
Genre
war
Characters
Lucky Lawrence; Tubby
Synopsis
Lucky Lawrence and his paratrooper mates are dropped over New Britain to mark Japanese military objectives for Allied bombers to target.
Keywords
Rabaul

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

Jimmy Cole / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stanley Kaufmann ?
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
Stanley Kaufmann?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry, fellers, no baseball today!
Characters
Jimmy Cole; Mr. Dow; Tom; Mr. Cole (Jimmy's father); Kranz; Horatio
Synopsis
A painting of George Washington is stolen by Nazi agents from Mr. Dow's art gallery and Jimmy helps to recover the painting and capture the agents.

Get-Away Car (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kelvin McKay
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Twelve-year-old George Gilbert felt that he had disappointed his father...
Characters
George Gilbert; Arthur Gilbert; Slinky; Butch
Synopsis
The Gilbert's are robbed, but George devises a way of tipping off the police without garnering the notice of the crooks.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moritz
Inks
Ed Moritz
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the Herald office...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Hale; Sam; Vickie; Joe; Vera
Synopsis
Hale investigates a race track and discovers a band of crooks switching horses.

Get Your Scrap into the Fight! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Ned Pines ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fellows and girls, scrape up the scrap for victory!

Indexer Notes

Includes membership form for the Thrilling Club.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You know that Nazi raiders have been sinking our tankers, Captain!
Genre
war
Characters
Lone Eagle; Grey; Hauptmann; Mahler
Synopsis
The Lone Eagle is assigned to the navy to combat Nazi raiders that are sinking Allied tankers.
Keywords
Lunor Oil Company; Wilhelm I (battleship); World War II

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

United States Savings Bonds and Stamps / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. ["All this is one marvelous book"]
    Fun for Boys
  3. 2. ["Fortified by Alosun..."]
    Doc Strange
  4. 3. The Missing Military Mission
    American Crusader
  5. 4. ["Greatest of all Yogi magicians..."]
    Ghost
  6. 5. Aircraft Spotter
  7. 6. ["A U.S. bomber leaves Australia..."]
    Lucky Lawrence
  8. 7. ["Sorry, fellers, no baseball today!"]
    Jimmy Cole
  9. 8. Get-Away Car
  10. 9. ["In the Herald office..."]
    Hale of the Herald
  11. 10. Get Your Scrap into the Fight!
    Chats with the Editor
  12. 11. ["You know that Nazi raiders have been sinking our tankers, Captain!"]
    Lone Eagle
  13. 12. ["Now is your last chance"]
  14. 13. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America from..."]
    United States Savings Bonds and Stamps
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Loffink
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mougin
  • Del Gruber
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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