Thrilling Comics #v1#3 (3)
(April 1940)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-02-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines [as N.L. Pines] (president)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 444840.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange (Doc Strange) / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alexander Kostuk
Inks
Alexander Kostuk
Colors
?

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

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

Dr. Strange / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kong (villain, introduction, death); Fang (villain, introduction); Ling Fu (villain, introduction)

[The Origin of the Ghost] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Ghost, Master Magician / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ghost [George Chance] (introduction, origin); Mr. Chance (introduction, The Ghost's father); Tanko (villain, introduction); Trask (villain, introduction)

[It's time to eat, boys.] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Characters
Baron Von Sneer (villain, introduction); Sonya (villain, introduction); Max (villain, introduction); Adolf (villain, introduction); Otto (villain, introduction); Franz (villain, introduction); Jean Bolton (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Jerry Bails Who's Who (http://www.bailsprojects.com/bio.aspx?Name=SHERMAN%2c+HOWARD)
Was miscredited to Hal Sherman.

Death Stalks the Grange (Table of Contents: 4)

Woman In Red / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
George Mandel
Inks
George Mandel
Colors
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
?

Characters
The Terror [Greeley Butler] (villain, introduction)

[The Lone Eagle, famous American ace, enlists in the British air force...] (Table of Contents: 5)

the Lone Eagle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Elmer Wexler
Inks
Elmer Wexler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Lone Eagle (introduction); Dale Prentice (introduction); Brent (villain, introduction, death); Nazis (villain)

The White Rhino (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Capt. Kerry McRoberts
Colors
Capt. Kerry McRoberts
Letters
typeset

The Rio Kid Rides (Table of Contents: 7)

Rio Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Clem Keller (villain, introduction, death)

Marching Along Together (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

Marco Polo Jones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ray McGill
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors
Ray McGill
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Polly--I'm planning a trip to the Milky Way...
Characters
Marco Polo Jones (introduction); Polly (introduction); Snowball (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Racial stereotype.

Detective Captures Gangsters Single Handed (Table of Contents: 10)

Buddy Braver / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Gilkson
Pencils
Terry Gilkson
Inks
Terry Gilkson
Colors
Terry Gilkson
Letters
?

Characters
Buddy Braver (introduction, only appearance)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Strange (Doc Strange)
  2. 1. Dr. Strange in the Orient
    Dr. Strange
  3. 2. [The Origin of the Ghost]
    The Ghost, Master Magician
  4. 3. [It's time to eat, boys.]
    Three Comrades
  5. 4. Death Stalks the Grange
    Woman In Red
  6. 5. [The Lone Eagle, famous American ace, enlists in the British air force...]
    the Lone Eagle
  7. 6. The White Rhino
  8. 7. The Rio Kid Rides
    Rio Kid
  9. 8. Marching Along Together
  10. 9. ["Polly--I'm planning a trip to the Milky Way..."]
    Marco Polo Jones
  11. 10. Detective Captures Gangsters Single Handed
    Buddy Braver
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