Thrilling Comics #v3#2 (8)
(September 1940)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-07-18
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/)

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
Kin Platt ?
Inks
Kin Platt ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange [Dr. Thomas Hugo Strange] (also inset)

Here They Are! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Dr. Strange in the South Seas (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange [Dr. Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson (Strange's fiancee); wax museum guard (death); museum director; Ramon Lobelo (villain, introduction, death); Lobelo's gang (villains, introduction for all, many die)
Synopsis
Dr. Strange responds to a news flash of six ships misteriously disappearing in the South Seas.
Reprints
Keywords
Alosun; Crossbones Island; Metropolitan Museum; Port of Bado-Bado; The Clarion

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Mark Heike.

Dr. Strange gets his limitless powers from Alosun, a miraculous distillate of sun atoms.

[Fenton and the Electrical Machine] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Ghost / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
The Ghost [George Chance; also as Blackie]; Yogis (cameo); Lee (U.S. Army Major); un-named Governor; Nevins (scientist-inventor); Emperor Nero; Professor Fenton (villain, kidnapper, inventor); Professor Schultz (villain); Fenton's gang [Blackie; rest un-named] (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The Ghost is called into action when the electrode, an invention capable of transmitting electrical current anywhere without wires, is stolen from a scientist named Nevins. The Ghost tracks down the criminals and transports them back to ancient Rome when he comes up against Emperor Nero and his minions.
Reprints
Keywords
time machine

Indexer Notes

Script credit and artist revision from George Mandel to Wexler by Craig Delich.

[Dr. Heinrich's Magnetic Trap] (Table of Contents: 4)

Tom Niles, Undersea Raider / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Dr. Heinrich (villain, introduction); Helen Ames (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)

[Murder In a Riverdale Mansion] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Woman in Red [Peggy Allen]; un-named Police Commissioner; Robert Parsons (Violet's brother); Frank Parsons (Violet's brother, death); Henry Parsons (Violet's brother, death); un-named butler; Violet Parsons (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Peggy is assigned to accompany Violet Parsons to the home of the late and murdered brother Frank, as she is afraid she will be the next to be killed. When Peggy is nearly slain herself, she investigates as the Lady in Red, and discovers a secret member of the family who is considered mad.
Reprints

A Surprise For Officer Kelly (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Barry Brandon
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Monty Brown

[The Secret Aircraft Carrier] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Lone Eagle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Capt. Krieger (villain, introduction); Hauser (villain, introduction); Schmidt (villain, introduction); Nazis (villains)

[The Debut of Dan Duffy] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dan Duffy, College Athlete / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kin Platt
Inks
Kin Platt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dan Duffy (introduction); Torelli (villain, introduction); Clem Foster (villain, introduction)

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

Pigskin Pointers By Dan Duffy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Dan Duffy]
Pencils
Kin Platt
Inks
Kin Platt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Dan - Tell Us Somethin' How You play Football, Huh?
Genre
sports
Synopsis
Dan Duffy teaches football fundamentals.

[The Outlaw Quirt Bronson] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Rio Kid; Crandall (rancher, introduction); Marge Crandall (Crandall's daughter, introduction); un-named Sheriff (introduction); Quirt Bronson (villain, introduction); Bronson's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Rio Kid follows a varmit that attacked him and discovers a gang of cut-throats who have waylaid the rancher and kidnapped his daughter......all to get at some gold nuggets the rancher discovered.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fred Schwab was known to have written this strip in 1940. However, he usually wrote what he drew, and it is known that he wrote and drew this feature in 1940. However, this art is by Daly and therefore writer credit left with a ?.

[The Abduction of Hiram South] (Table of Contents: 11)

Nickie Norton of the Secret Service / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Nickie Norton; Brent (villain, introduction); Dr. Hiram South (introduction)

Enthusiasm is the Road to Victory! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad, in part, for the Thrilling Club. To join, the reader is to tear the cover title masthead off and mail it in with an SASE to the editor. There is a coupon to mail in with the masthead, and it asks the reader to select the best three features in Thrilling Comics by checking the appropriate boxes.

Letters from readers are also printed.

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

The McCoys / 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
Yoo Hoo - Mickey!
Genre
humor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Here They Are!
  3. 2. Dr. Strange in the South Seas
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [Fenton and the Electrical Machine]
    The Ghost
  5. 4. [Dr. Heinrich's Magnetic Trap]
    Tom Niles, Undersea Raider
  6. 5. [Murder In a Riverdale Mansion]
    The Woman In Red
  7. 6. A Surprise For Officer Kelly
  8. 7. [The Secret Aircraft Carrier]
    The Lone Eagle
  9. 8. [The Debut of Dan Duffy]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  10. 9. ["Gee, Dan - Tell Us Somethin' How You play Football, Huh?"]
    Pigskin Pointers By Dan Duffy
  11. 10. [The Outlaw Quirt Bronson]
    The Rio Kid
  12. 11. [The Abduction of Hiram South]
    Nickie Norton of the Secret Service
  13. 12. Enthusiasm is the Road to Victory!
    Chats with the Editor
  14. 13. ["Yoo Hoo - Mickey!"]
    The McCoys
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
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  • Dan Kocher
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Per Sandell
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  • Peter Croome
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