Thrilling Comics #v?#1 (7)
(August 1940)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-06-20
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/)

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Dr. Strange and the Return of the Faceless Phantom (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Important news!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Faceless Phantom (villain); Virginia Thomson; Dr. Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Jones; Bugs Mara; Tim
Keywords
Alosun; Blanville Bridge; electric chair

[A Meeting with Columbus] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Ghost, Master Magician / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fenton's espionage reveals an alarming report!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Christopher Columbus (guest-star); Fenton (villain); The Ghost [George Chance]; Inez Adams; Mr. Martin; Len
Keywords
Santa Maria; time travel

[The Rescue of the M-42] (Table of Contents: 4)

Tom Niles, Undersea Raider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The dread raider U-19 strikes at the British North Sea fishing fleet!
Genre
war
Characters
The Nazis (villains); Tom Niles; Jane Burton [M-42]
Keywords
Bremerhaven

[The Case of the Manton Crypt] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Woman In Red / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Peggy Allen, undercover operative, is summoned by the police commissioner!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Farrell (villain, introduction, death); Scalponi (villain, introduction, death); Woman in Red [Peggy Allen]
Keywords
octopus

The Lone Eagle In Panama (Table of Contents: 6)

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 assigned a new and perilous task!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Gen. Tolendo (villain, introduction); Lone Eagle; Groner; Lopez
Keywords
Colon; La Placa

Jimmy's Big Day (Table of Contents: 7)

Jimmy Blue / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Gunn
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jimmy Blue was excited.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jimmy Blue; Jimmy's father; Martin
Synopsis
Jimmy prevents bank robbers from stealing horses at the Bar B ranch.
Keywords
Bar B ranch; firecrackers

Mexico Gold (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Rio Kid spots an aerial ambush!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rio Kid; Lingle; Yucca

Marco Polo Jones Goes to the Polo Region (Table of Contents: 9)

Marco Polo Jones / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Polly - it's a letter from Santa Claus inviting us...
Genre
humor
Characters
Santa (guest-star); Mrs. Claus (guest-star); Polly; Marco Polo
Synopsis
Marco persuades Santa Claus to make a film in Hollywood.
Keywords
Hollywood; North Pole

[Captain Leslie and the Fort Plans] (Table of Contents: 10)

Nickie Norton of the Secret Service / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the War Department in Washington--
Genre
spy
Characters
Kassel (villain, introduction); Captain Leslie; Nickie Norton; Barstrom; Lefty
Synopsis
Nickie is assigned to escort Captain Leslie to New York to deliver plans for a new fort.

Our Club Members Have the Floor! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Chairman, we will dispense with the ordinary routine business this month in order to...
Synopsis
Promo for the "Thrilling Club".
Coupon for survey of features and registration to "CASH PRIZE CONTEST".

[Introducing Happy Lannings] (Table of Contents: 12)

Happy Lannings of the Air Patrol / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looks like a gang chasing someone
Genre
adventure
Characters
Happy Lannings (a pilot, introduction); Ella Bennert; Ella's father; Tom Rand
Synopsis
Happy rescues Ella and her father from bandits trying to steal their gold.
Keywords
gold

Indexer Notes

only appearance

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

The McCoys / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, Jane - If you help me...
Genre
humor
Characters
Jane; Mickey; Mr. McCoy; Mrs. McCoy; Mr. Pool; Spot (dog)
Synopsis
Mickey is excited to go to a picnic, but the family car gets a flat tire interrupting the picnic plans.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

The McCoys / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't understand it-
Genre
humor
Characters
Mrs. McCoy; Mickey; Mr. McCoy; Spot (dog)
Synopsis
Mickey's parents don't understand why Mickey doesn't want to take baths.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Home Recordo / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. ["Here they are!"]
  3. 2. Dr. Strange and the Return of the Faceless Phantom
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [A Meeting with Columbus]
    The Ghost, Master Magician
  5. 4. [The Rescue of the M-42]
    Tom Niles, Undersea Raider
  6. 5. [The Case of the Manton Crypt]
    The Woman In Red
  7. 6. The Lone Eagle In Panama
    The Lone Eagle
  8. 7. Jimmy's Big Day
    Jimmy Blue
  9. 8. Mexico Gold
    Rio Kid
  10. 9. Marco Polo Jones Goes to the Polo Region
    Marco Polo Jones
  11. 10. [Captain Leslie and the Fort Plans]
    Nickie Norton of the Secret Service
  12. 11. Our Club Members Have the Floor!
    Chats with the Editor
  13. 12. [Introducing Happy Lannings]
    Happy Lannings of the Air Patrol
  14. 13. ["Come on, Jane - If you help me..."]
    The McCoys
  15. 14. ["I don't understand it-"]
    The McCoys
  16. 15. ["Make your own records at home"]
    Home Recordo
  17. 16. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00 with any Remington portable typewriter"]
    Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter
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