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Startling Comics
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PublicationJuly 1945 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 52 | Frequency: every other month | Editing: Ned Pines
 
FeaturingThe Fighting Yank
CreditsPencils: Alex Schomburg | Inks: Alex Schomburg
ContentGenre: Adventure; Fantasy | Characters: The Fighting Yank [Bruce Carter III]; the Japanese
 
Comic Story"When Z-99, the new master-tank of America..." (10 pages)
SynopsisGetting a phone call from his partner, Professor Prescott, Bruce races to the lab only to discover that Prescott and their new invention: the Z-99 tank, are missing.
FeaturingThe Fighting Yank
CreditsScript: Gaylord DuBois?; Charles Strong? | Pencils: Ken Battefield | Inks: George Gregg
ContentGenre: Adventure; Fantasy | Characters: The Fighting Yank [Bruce Carter III]; Joan; Professor Prescott; Nazi spies [Heintich; rest un-named] (villains)
NotesScript and art credits by Craig Delich.
 
Comic Story"Retreating before the avenging forces..." (11 pages)
SynopsisA group of Japanese disguise one of their spies as Pyroman and send him to America armed with a hand-held shocker, simulating the hero's powers. They hope to commit sabotage in America openly, blaming it on Pyroman.
FeaturingPyroman
CreditsPencils: Ken Battefield | Inks: Everett Raymond Kinstler
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: Pyroman [Dick Martin]; Professor Clark; Joyce Clark; the Japanese [Mybushi (a spy); others un-named] (villains, some die)
NotesArt credits courtesy of Mark Heike at AC Comics. The Who's Who indicates that Battefield indeed penciled this feature in 1945. However, it does not indicate that Kinstler did inks on this feature.
 
Text StoryReward For a Killer (1 page)
CreditsScript: Donald Grey | Letters: typeset
 
Comic StoryOrigin of the Scarab (9 pages)
SynopsisWith the financial backing of his uncle, Peter sets out for Cairo, Egypt, to discover the mysteries of the tomb of a famed Cat-God and the jewels hidden within. Within the tomb, Peter discovers a mummy in a sarcophagus holding a scroll that foretells a priest being reincarnated into the body of one Peter Ward!
FeaturingThe Scarab
ContentGenre: Adventure; Fantasy | Characters: The Scarab [Peter Ward] (origin, an archaeologist, Joab's nephew, reincarnation of Egyptian writer Kor the High Priest of the Cat-God, introduction); Uncle Joab (Peter's uncle, introduction); a black cat (the reincarnation of Egyptian Priest Ahk-Tu-Men, introduction); Ramon Royale (villain, introduction); Royale's gang (villains, introduction for all); band of Bedouin pirates (villains, introduction for all, some die)
NotesNext appearance in Exciting Comics #42. Peter Ward experiences a thunderous explosion after rubbing a ring from a tomb that he has donned and finds himself dressed in the uniform of the Scarab, and has the powers of levitation. By rubbing the ring again, he returns to the Peter Ward personna.
 
Comic Story"America's splendidly-trained dogs-of-war..." (8 pages)
SynopsisCaptain Future must battle Nazi saboteurs who are attempting to disrupt conferences dedicated to a new European offensive by the Allies that the Nazis wish to wreck.
FeaturingCaptain Future
CreditsPencils: Ken Battefield | Inks: Hing Chu?
ContentGenre: Superhero; War | Characters: Captain Future [Andrew Bryant]; General Mark Raymond; Grace Adams; Nazi saboteurs [Fritz; rest un-named] (villains)
NotesArt credits by Craig Delich.
 
Text StoryVenezualan Boy (1 page)
CreditsScript: William B. McClellan | Letters: typeset
 
Comic Story"A smashed window..." (7 pages)
SynopsisThe fellas are playing a game of baseball and hit the ball into the Samuel Hotchkiss Estate grounds. When they go onto the grounds to retrieve the ball, they discover a nest of Axis spies who have absconded with secret American plans for an anti-radar machine!
FeaturingThe Four Comrades
CreditsPencils: Maurice Gutwirth | Inks: Maurice Gutwirth
ContentGenre: Adventure; Children; War | Characters: The Four Comrades [Buzz Brandon; Tommy Tomkins; Pudge O'Connor; Tip Addams]; an Axis spy-ring [Heinrich; Karl; Hilda; others un-named] (villains)
 
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