(June 1948)

Standard, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Ned Pines
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Schomburg [as Xela] (signed)
Inks:
Alex Schomburg [as Xela] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Jean Starr
Reprints:

The Eye of the Lady Serpent! (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson ?; Mort Meskin ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Robinson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-172

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Sergeant Mac Gooligan; un-named prison matron; un-named prison Warden (death); Office Schanz (death); Maharajah of Argozil; Lady Serpent (villain); Serpent's gang (villains, three die)
Synopsis:
The Terror Twins must track down the Lady Serpent, who has just broken out of jail, killing the Warden, and who likely has her sights set of the million dollars worth of jewels being brought to town by the Maharajah od Argozil.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

Robinson and Meskin sometimes re-wrote scripts and often switched off on the pencil and ink chores. Jim Amash and others agree that this example was Meskin pencils and Robinson inks (per Alter Ego #111 for July, 2012).

The Road To Revenge! (Table of Contents)

Black Terror / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-229

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Buzz Mikola (newsboy, Danny's brother); Mrs. Nikola (Danny and Buzz's mother); Mr. Nikola (Policeman, Danny and Buzz's father, death, image only); Danny Nikola (villain, death); Krafty (villain, death); Krafty's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Young Danny Nikola is too involved with the wrong kind of friends, and ends up on the opposite side of the law. But when his brother is easily swayed into helping the gang steal some uncut diamonds, the Terror Twins step in to put a halt to the matter.
Keywords:
Benton Drug Store; Lily's Roadhouse

Young Deerhunter's Trail (Table of Contents)

Deerhunter / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Stewart (credited)
Pencils:
Vic Prezio [as Prezie] (spot illustrations) (signed)
Inks:
Vic Prezie [as Prezie] (spot illustrations) (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Deerhunter (Yellowknife Indian boy); Deerhunter's mother; Constable Paul Miller; McTavish
Synopsis:
Constable Miller stops by Deerhunter's abode and asks if there is one of their young men capable of being a guide, and the young boy volunteers to help Miller loacte old man McTavish.
Keywords:
Ash Creek; Mackenzie River; Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Danger In the Air! (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson (signed); Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson (signed); Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-256

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Joe Subrini (acrobat); Nellie (villain, acrobat, reforms, death); Bojo (villain, former knifethrower, now lion tamer); Pippo (villain, reforms)
Synopsis:
The criminal boss of a circus double-crosses one of his own performers in order to get revenge upon an acrobatic couple......with dire consequences.
Reprints:

The Joneses (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Belfi ? [as J.B.] (signed)
Inks:
John Belfi ? [as J.B.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Jones; Jones' Grandmother
Synopsis:
Jones discovers, with dire results, just how much of a back-seat driver Grandma is!

Indexer Notes

Artist credits and sequence added by Craig Delich.

Pretty Pictures (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Oliver Buchanan
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-258

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Walter Graham; Walter's father; un-named State Policemen; Jake (villain, kidnapper); Larry (villain, kidnapper)
Synopsis:
Walter, son of a famed artist, was at work one night in his father's studio when two men entered and told him that hisfather had been in an accident and they were taking him to him. But Walter smelled a rat and found a clever way to alert authorities to his whereabouts!
Keywords:
Graham Studios

The End of the World! (Table of Contents)

The Space Speedsters / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
144-B

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Space Speedsters [Jinx Johnson (reporter); Randy Colman (astrophysicist)](introduction); Jim Burroughs (Editor of the Daily Tribune); Okey Collins (villain, former member of the Dixon mob); un-named ruler of Hecate (villain, death?); the ruler's followers (villains, all die?)
Synopsis:
Jinx uses an old reporter's trick of asking a criminal to surrender and turn himself in, but it is a freak solar eclipse, caused by an unknown planet, that turns the trick.
Keywords:
Atmoscars; Hecate (a planet); The Daily Tribune

Indexer Notes

Only appearance?

Little Legends (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jules Steiner (signed)
Inks:
Jules Steiner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
CC-871

Genre:
humor
Characters:
two pranksters; gullible guy
Synopsis:
Two guys decide to play a prank on a gullible guy, telling hime that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Imagine their surprise when the guy returns with that treasure!

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. The Eye of the Lady Serpent!
    The Black Terror
  3. 2. The Road To Revenge!
    Black Terror
  4. 3. Young Deerhunter's Trail
    Deerhunter
  5. 4. Danger In the Air!
    The Black Terror
  6. 5. The Joneses
  7. 6. Pretty Pictures
  8. 7. The End of the World!
    The Space Speedsters
  9. 8. Little Legends
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • James Ludwig
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin