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Exciting Comics
PublisherBetter / Nedor / Standard / Pines    | Lang: English
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PublicationApril 1940 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 68 | Frequency: monthly | Editing: Ned Pines [as N.L.Pines] (president)
NotesSome info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)
 
FeaturingMajor Mars
CreditsPencils: L. North (swipe) | Inks: L. North
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Major Mars; Grag (robot)
Notescover is swiped from panel 4, page 12 of "Major Mars" story.
 
Comic StoryThe Mask Strikes (11 pages)
FeaturingThe Mask
CreditsScript: Raymond Thayer? | Pencils: Raymond Thayer (signed) | Inks: Raymond Thayer (signed) | Colors: Raymond Thayer?
ContentCharacters: The Mask [Tony Colby] (first appearance, origin); Silk Davis (first appearance); Carol Smith (first appearance); Olly Snate (first appearance, villain)
 
Comic StoryThe Beast Plague from Jupiter (12 pages)
FeaturingMajor Mars
CreditsPencils: Max Plaisted | Inks: Max Plaisted
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Major Mars (introduction); Grag (introduction, a robot); Joan Jilson (introduction); The Space Emperor [Kells] (villain, introduction)
NotesOnly appearance. Story was adapted from the story "Captain Future and the Space Emperor", written by Edmond Hamilton, which appeared in the first issue of Captain Future, dated Winter 1940. The pulp appeared about two months prior to the comic. Both pulp and comic were published by the same company.
 
Comic StoryIn No-Man's-Land (6 pages)
FeaturingSergeant Bill King
CreditsPencils: Leonard Sansone | Inks: Leonard Sansone
ContentGenre: War | Characters: Sergeant Bill King (introduction); the Nazis (villains)
 
Comic StoryThe Black Inferno (8 pages)
FeaturingJim Hatfield, Texas Ranger
ContentCharacters: Jim Hatfield (first appearance, a Texas Ranger); Capt. McDowell (first appearance); Padre Borasho (first appearance, villain, death); Sen. Crocker (first appearance, villain); Slade (first appearance, villain)
 
Comic StoryPayoff in Lead (6 pages)
FeaturingGunner Thompson
ContentCharacters: Gunner Thompson (first appearance, only appearance)
 
Comic StoryDeep Sea Drama on Parade (10 pages)
FeaturingHy Hardy, Ace Newsreel Cameraman
CreditsPencils: Ken Browne (signed) | Inks: Ken Browne (signed)
ContentCharacters: Hy Hardy (first appearance, only appearance)
 
Text StoryA Real Waddy (1 page)
CreditsScript: Sam Brant (credited) | Letters: typeset
 
Comic StoryThe Forbes Case (7 pages)
FeaturingDan Williams, Private Investigator
CreditsPencils: Ray Lowry (signed) | Inks: Ray Lowry (signed)
ContentGenre: Detective-mystery | Characters: Dan Williams (first appearance); Caroline Forbes (first appearance); John Blodgett (first appearance, villain)
 
Comic StoryI'm gone on a trip around the world... (2.5 pages)
FeaturingMake-Believe Mickey
CreditsScript: Klaus Nordling | Pencils: Klaus Nordling [as Nord] (signed) | Inks: Klaus Nordling [as Nord] (signed) | Colors: Klaus Nordling
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Make-Believe Mickey (first appearance)
 
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