The Black Terror (Visual Editions)

 BTVE   (Visual Editions, 1942-1949)

™ and ©1948 Visual Editions

Druggist Bob Benton accidentally discovered a chemical compound which gave him incredible strength, and so, in the manner of all good Golden Age citizens who made such discoveries, took to the streets in a black jumpsuit and mask to fight crime under the name of the Black Terror. The skull and crossbones on his chest, reminiscent of the much later character The Punisher, gave the Terror that little extra something that made his book stand out on the racks.

The Black Terror was created by Richard Hughes and David Gabrielsen, and made his first appearance in Exciting Comics #9 in 1941. He soon graduated to his own title, which ran through 1949. Black Terror was the most popular character in the Better Publications stable, and anchored a team-up book (America’s Best Comics) with the label’s other stars Fighting Yank, Dr. Strange (not the Marvel character), and Captain Future.

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#1

  12/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,850.00
No copies available
Winter 1942  

#2

  6/1/1943
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
Bondage Cover  

#3

  8/1/1943
  $0.10
  $950.00
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#4

  11/1/1943
  $0.10
  $430.00
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#5

  2/1/1944
  $0.10
  $430.00
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#6

  5/1/1944
  $0.10
  $370.00
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#7

  8/1/1944
  $0.10
  $370.00
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#8

  11/1/1944
  $0.10
  $370.00
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#9

  2/1/1945
  $0.10
  $1,175.00
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#10

  5/1/1945
  $0.10
  $370.00
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#11

  8/1/1945
  $0.10
  $300.00
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 Charles S. Strong, Tex Mumford, William B. McClellanJim Davis

#12

  11/1/1945
  $0.10
  $750.00
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#13

  1/1/1946
  $0.10
  $310.00
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#14

  4/1/1946
  $0.10
  $300.00
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#15

  7/1/1946
  $0.10
  $300.00
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#16

  10/1/1946
  $0.10
  $430.00
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#17

  1/1/1947
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
Bondage Cover  

#18

  4/1/1947
  $0.10
  $490.00
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#19

  7/1/1947
  $0.10
  $300.00
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#20

  10/1/1947
  $0.10
  $300.00
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#21

  12/1/1947
  $0.10
  $520.00
1 copy available for $11.95
   

#22

  3/1/1948
  $0.10
  $275.00
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#23

  6/1/1948
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  $275.00
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 Charles Stewart, J.B., Oliver BuchananJerry Robinson, Mort Meskin, J.B., Jules Steiner

#24

  9/1/1948
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  $275.00
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Bondage CoverWilliam McClellon, Chuck Stanley, Donald HobartJerry Robinson, Mort Meskin

#25

  12/1/1948
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  $275.00
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 Charles Strong, Donald HobartJerry Robinson, Mort Meskin, Ruben Moreira, Mort Lawrence

#26

  3/1/1949
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  $275.00
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 Charles StrongGeorge Tuska, Jerry Robinson, Mort Meskin

#27

  6/1/1949
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  $275.00
No copies available
Final Issue Mort Meskin, Ruben Moreira