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 [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

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)

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]

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

Dr. Strange / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Electru (villain, introduction, death)

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
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Fenton (villain, introduction)

[Tom is called to the Admiralty for special orders!] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Characters
Franz Hohenleither (villain, introduction, death); Fraulein Schmidt (villain, introduction, death); Lt. Hein (villain, introduction, death); Nazis (villains)

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
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
?

Characters
The Spirit Killer [Ogden Phillips] (villain, introduction)

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
?

Characters
Communists (villains); Torborg (introduction); Col. Garrilowski (introduction)

Widow's Might (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jackson Cole
Colors
Jackson Cole
Letters
typeset

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Three Comrades and Jean Bolton arrive...
Characters
Jean Bolton (guest-star); Pancho Rosario (villain, 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.

Arizona Guns (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Characters
Robbins (villain, introduction)

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

Genre
humor

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

Snooples the Sleuth / comic story / 0.667 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Package for Boss "Snooples"
Genre
humor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Strange (Doc Strange)
  2. 1. Dr. Strange At Grips with the Giant Electru
    Dr. 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..."]
    Three Comrades
  9. 8. Arizona Guns
    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
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