Thrilling Comics #v1#2 (2)
(March 1940)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-01-11
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/).

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 444113.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Kostuk
Inks
Alex Kostuk
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson

Dr. Strange in the Lost City (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
Alex Kostuk
Inks
Alex Kostuk
Colors
Richard Hughes
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jonathan Crewe (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Dr. Strange is called "Doc Strange" for the first time in this story.

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

Three Comrades / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Howard Sherman (signed as Sherman)
Inks
Howard Sherman (signed as Sherman)
Colors
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cal Collins walks through a quiet street near the waterfront.
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Three Comrades [Cal Collins; Paul "Books" Stone; Lucky] (introduction); The Mask (villain, introduction)

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

Tom Niles, Undersea Raider / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Al Bertino ? (signed)
Pencils
Leonard Sansone
Inks
Leonard Sansone
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing...the world's greatest submarine warfare fighter, Tommy Niles, American soldier of fortune -- enlisting in the battle for democracy against the Nazi menace.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tom Niles (introduction); Betty Manton (introduction); Schmidt (villain, introduction, death); Commander Gregg (villain, introduction, death); Nazis

Indexer Notes

Identification of Bertino with "Bert" is not a sure thing.

Let's Be Friends! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

The Woman in Red / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Mandel (signed as Geo. Mandel)
Inks
George Mandel (signed as Geo. Mandel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mysterious tragedies terrorize the great metropolitan hospital!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Woman in Red [Peggy Allen] (introduction, origin); Dr. Billings (villain, introduction, death)

The Gold Hunting Days (Table of Contents: 6)

Young Smiley West / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Gilkison
Pencils
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Colors
Terry Gilkison
Letters
?

Characters
Smiley West (introduction)

Lid of Death (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Barry Brandon
Colors
Barry Brandon
Letters
typeset

[The Rio Kid rides on his eternal quest for adventure!] (Table of Contents: 8)

Rio Kid / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly (signed)
Inks
John Daly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Rio Kid (introduction); Barbara Blake (introduction); Mr. Blake (introduction); Wendell (villain, introduction, death)

Pizen Bend (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sam Brant
Colors
Sam Brant
Letters
typeset

[Seven o'clock--she's due out any minute--] (Table of Contents: 10)

Tommy Dolan, Ace Detective / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Tommy Dolan (introduction, only appearance)

Indexer Notes

Signed on last panel.

[Hello, Vicky, I've missed you.] (Table of Contents: 11)

Pinocchio / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Pinocchio (adapted from fairy tale, introduction, origin)

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

The Stooges / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm expecting a very important client...
Genre
humor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. Dr. Strange in the Lost City
    Doc Strange
  3. 2. ["Cal Collins walks through a quiet street near the waterfront."]
    Three Comrades
  4. 3. ["Introducing...the world's greatest submarine warfare fighter, Tommy Niles, American soldier of fortune -- enlisting in the battle for democracy against the Nazi menace."]
    Tom Niles, Undersea Raider
  5. 4. Let's Be Friends!
  6. 5. ["Mysterious tragedies terrorize the great metropolitan hospital!"]
    The Woman in Red
  7. 6. The Gold Hunting Days
    Young Smiley West
  8. 7. Lid of Death
  9. 8. [The Rio Kid rides on his eternal quest for adventure!]
    Rio Kid
  10. 9. Pizen Bend
  11. 10. [Seven o'clock--she's due out any minute--]
    Tommy Dolan, Ace Detective
  12. 11. [Hello, Vicky, I've missed you.]
    Pinocchio
  13. 12. ["I'm expecting a very important client..."]
    The Stooges
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