Thrilling Comics #v2#2 (5)
(June 1940)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-04-18
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 451881.


[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 Fights Corruption (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
Ollie Saunders (villain, introduction, death); Quinn, Von Strohm (villain, introduction, death); Roberts (villain, introduction); Henry Adams (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trained by the Yogis of India as a master magician...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Fenton (villain); Merlin, Morgan Le Fay (villain); Cynthia Hall (introduction); King Arthur (guest-star); Sir Kay (guest-star)

The Curse of Voa (Table of Contents: 3)

Woman In Red / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters
The Voa [Phillip Acton] (villain, introduction)

[The Allied aces in the Estaminet at Thionville complain of inactivity...] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Characters
Vierecke (villain, introduction); Rohrmann (villain, introduction, death); Nazis (villains)

Indian Attack (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Gunn
Colors
Tom Gunn
Letters
typeset

[The Three Comrades are spending a vacation...] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
?

Characters
Dr. Zorn (villain, introduction, death); his robot (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

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

[The Rio Kid spots trouble on the Zuni reservation!] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Rio Kid / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Varner (villain, introduction)

True Sportmanship (Table of Contents: 8)

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, The Kid Explorer, Now Highest Paid Actor in Film Colony] (Table of Contents: 9)

Marco Polo Jones / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Fury On the Frontier (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Terry Gilkison
Pencils
Terry Gilkison [as Tex Terson] (signed)
Inks
Terry Gilkison [as Tex Terson] (signed)
Colors
Terry Gilkison
Letters
?
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Strange (Doc Strange)
  2. 1. Dr. Strange Fights Corruption
    Dr. Strange
  3. 2. ["Trained by the Yogis of India as a master magician..."]
    The Ghost
  4. 3. The Curse of Voa
    Woman In Red
  5. 4. [The Allied aces in the Estaminet at Thionville complain of inactivity...]
    The Lone Eagle
  6. 5. Indian Attack
  7. 6. [The Three Comrades are spending a vacation...]
    Three Comrades
  8. 7. [The Rio Kid spots trouble on the Zuni reservation!]
    The Rio Kid
  9. 8. True Sportmanship
    Chats with the Editor
  10. 9. [Marco Polo Jones, The Kid Explorer, Now Highest Paid Actor in Film Colony]
    Marco Polo Jones
  11. 10. Fury On the Frontier
    Young Smiley West
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