Thrilling Comics

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Thrilling Comics Issue 1
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Publisher Standard Comics
Publication date1940 and 1951
No. of issueseighty
Main character(s)See Characters

Thrilling Comics is the title of a comic book series published by Standard Comics for 80 issues from 1940 to 1951. The first issue is the first appearance of the comic-book character Doc Strange, who debuted in a 37-page origin story. [1]

The "Thrilling Comics" title was used again in 1999 by DC Comics for one issue of the Justice Society Returns storyline.


  1. Thrilling Comics #1: Doc Strange
  2. Thrilling Comics #2: Woman in Red (Nedor)
  3. Thrilling Comics #3: The Ghost
  4. Thrilling Comics #19: American Crusader
  5. Thrilling Comics #56: Princess Pantha

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  1. Benton, Mike (1992). Superhero Comics of the Golden Age: The Illustrated History. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company. p. 187. ISBN   0-87833-808-X . Retrieved 1 April 2020.