Thrilling Comics #v2#1 (4)
(May 1940)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-03-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines (credited 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 in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 448582.

[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]

Indexer Notes

The hero was known as 'Dr. Strange' in his earliest stories.

Dr. Strange at Grips with the Giant Electru (Table of Contents: 1)

Doc Strange / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sky raiders swoop down...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Doctor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thompson; Electru (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Richard Hughes was previously credited with colours, but this was a result of a database glitch.

The hero was known as 'Dr. Strange' in his earliest stories.

The Ghost Strikes Again (Table of Contents: 2)

The Ghost / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An accidental encounter...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ghost [George Chance]; Professor Fenton (villain, introduction); District Attorney Bob Standish; The Venerable One (vision of a yogi); Prehistoric tribe of Piltdown Men

Indexer Notes

Richard Hughes was previously credited with colours, but this was a result of a database glitch.

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

Tom Niles, Undersea Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Sansone
Inks
Leonard Sansone
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom is called to the Admiralty for special orders!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tom Niles; Franz Hohenleither (villain, introduction, death); Fraulein Schmidt (villain, introduction, death); Lt. Hein (villain, introduction, death); Nazis (villains); Joan Hawley (British Intelligence agent)

The Spirit Killer (Table of Contents: 4)

The Woman in Red / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Funny hobby, playing with spooks!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Woman in Red [Peggy Allen]; The Spirit Killer [Ogden Phillips] (villain, introduction); Gladys Arnold (death); Inspector Daugherty; Breen; Caswell; Myra Loomis

Indexer Notes

Richard Hughes was previously credited with colours, but this was a result of a database glitch.

The Lone Eagle in Finland (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Lone Eagle is called to Headquarters...
Genre
aviation; war; adventure
Characters
The Lone Eagle; Communists (villains); Ensign Torborg (introduction); Col. Garrilowski (introduction)

Widow's Might (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jackson Cole (credited) (house name)
Pencils
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
? (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
? (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the porch of her little home...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Widow Claarke; Tex Clarke; Ranger Captain George Whittley

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Three Comrades and Jean Bolton arrive at Alvaro Obregon, port of Mexico.
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Three Comrades [Cal Collins; Paul "Books" Stone; Lucky]; Jean Bolton; Pancho Rosario (villain, introduction); Tobasco (henchman); Jim Dawson

Indexer Notes

Richard Hughes was previously credited with colours, but this was a result of a database glitch.

Arizona Guns (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a small ranch in western Arizona...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Rio Kid; Robbins (villain, introduction); Powers (rancher); Colonel Dale (rancher); Mike Venton (politician)

Here Are the Cash Prize Winners! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Synopsis
Promo for the "Thrilling Club".
Coupon for survey of features and registration to "CASH PRIZE CONTEST".

Marco Polo Jones Rides Again (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Polly - We're going to the Orient...
Genre
humor
Characters
Marco Polo Jones; Polly; Snowball; Father Neptune; Sinbad the Sailor

Indexer Notes

McGill signs at the foot of all six pages.

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

"Snooples" the Sleuth / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Bord] (signed)
Inks
? [as Bord] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Package for Boss "Snooples"
Genre
humor; children
Characters
"Snooples" the Sleuth

Indexer Notes

Signed "Bord" in last panel.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. Dr. Strange at Grips with the Giant Electru
    Doc Strange
  3. 2. The Ghost Strikes Again
    The Ghost
  4. 3. ["Tom is called to the Admiralty for special orders!"]
    Tom Niles, Undersea Raider
  5. 4. The Spirit Killer
    The Woman in Red
  6. 5. The Lone Eagle in Finland
    The Lone Eagle
  7. 6. Widow's Might
  8. 7. ["The Three Comrades and Jean Bolton arrive at Alvaro Obregon, port of Mexico."]
    Three Comrades
  9. 8. Arizona Guns
    The Rio Kid
  10. 9. Here Are the Cash Prize Winners!
    Chats with the Editor
  11. 10. Marco Polo Jones Rides Again
    Marco Polo Jones
  12. 11. ["Package for Boss "Snooples""]
    "Snooples" the Sleuth
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Keith Chandler
  • Peter Croome
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt