(September 1948)

Standard, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Visual Editions, Inc.
Editing:
Ned Pines (uncredited)
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 Schomburg] (signed)
Inks:
Alex Schomburg [as Schomburg] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

["Wild to Avenge His Father's Death"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Illustrated promotional advertisement from Popular Library in regards to their line of library westerns, including "Free Grass" by Ernest Haycox (cover is pictured). Cost for this book or any others listed in 25 cents each.

The Lady Serpent Returns! (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-175

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Sergeant Mac Gooligan; Murphy (a Policeman); Sparks (radio operator); Joe (a sailor); The Lady Serpent (villain); Hulga (villain); Mogu (villain, a snake); Naru (villain, a snake); Mike (villain)
Synopsis:
While being transported back to prison via train, the Serpent Lady's gang engineers her escape, already making plans to hijack the Good Neighbor ship "Peace", carrying food and medical supplies.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Benton Drug Store; Peace (a ship)

Indexer Notes

Signed "Jerry Robinson, Mort Meskin", who would often switch pencils and inks.

Penciler and inker credits from Cesar Diaz.

The Revenge of Red Ann! (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-274

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton] Tim [Tim Roland]; Red Ann; Bart (Ann's husband, flashback, death); Trent (Ann and Bart's friend, flashback); Dick Reagan (reporter for the Daily Star); The Voice [Trent] (villain, Bart and Ann's friend); Voice's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
News reporter Tim Reagan accompanies the Terror Twins as they are alerted that the mysterious Voice and his gang are hitting a bank. At the scene is the mysterious Red Ann, whose avowed mission is to track down the Voice and kill him.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Daily Star; Solo Hollow

Indexer Notes

Artwork signed "Jerry Robinson and Mort Meskin". They are known to have switched back and forth on penciling and inking. These Pencil and ink credits are from Cesar Diaz.

From the Black Terror Scrap Book (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
BF-228

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Gas House Gus (a frog); Joe Louis (boxer)

Indexer Notes

Four different one panel cartoons highlight certain activities: how fast the punch of boxer Joe Louis is (127 mph); how far a famed frog leaped in 1937 in Sarasota, Florida (19 feet); how grueling the sport of lacrosse really is; and the fact that a paratrooper jumping from 20,ooo' will reach the ground in just 90 seconds....if his chute doesn't open!

The Lancers Are Coming (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
William McClellan (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-331

Genre:
war
Characters:
Bert Collins; Golambi (Bert's native companion); river pirates [Bar-lema (leader of the pirates); rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
An English missionary in India decides to send his son Bert back to the U.S. until the warring in India came to an end. But, while traveling on a ship, river pirates stop the vessel and decide to hold Bert for ransom.
Keywords:
Bengal Lancers; Brahmaputra River; India

The Plundering Pooch! (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos [as Roussos] (signed)
Inks:
Ralph Mayo [as Mayo] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Bruce Brinton; Mary Brinton (Bruce's daughter); Hacker Kane (villain); Kane's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Bruce Brinton is a tough, wealthy man, who trusts absolutely no one.....but who still has a soft heart towards a small puppy. Unbeknownst to all, the puppy is wired by Hacker Kane's boys in order to track the whereabouts of the Terror Twins!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No job number on story.

The last panel on page two has the name of the story's inker, "Mayo", on a store sign.

Oddity: Tim is shown not wearing his mask in many panels of the story.

Lucky John's Discovery (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chuck Stanley (credited)
Pencils:
Frank Parker ? [as Parker] (spot illustration) (signed)
Inks:
Frank Parker ? [as Parker] (spot illustration) (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-290

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Lucky John Carson (prospector, George's grandfather); George Carson; Constable Jim Davenport; Pierre Le Blanc (villain); Trigger Kane (villain)
Synopsis:
Prospector Lucky John Carson, searching for traces of radium in Canada, has already discovered a large vein of gold, a fact of interest to two criminals.
Keywords:
Great Bear Lake

Larceny in the Lighthouse! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed); Jerry Robinson (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson (signed); Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-298

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Hank Harper (lighthouse keeper); Jane Harper (Hank's grand-daughter); Bolo (a sea gull); Baby-Face Felton (villain); Felton's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
A lonely lighthouse keeper and his daughter receive some unwelcome visitors, who are there to await a ship of smuggled goods.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

Signed "Jerry Robinson / Mort Meskin". Likely they switched off in the art.

The Gray Shadow (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Donald Boyne Hobart (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Danny Hutton; Sheriff Hutton (Danny's father); The Gray Shadow [Buck Shaw] (villain)
Synopsis:
While riding along, Danny hears gunshots and realizes that his father has been out trying to track down the outlaw called the Gray Shadow.
Keywords:
Cross-in-a-Box Ranch

["Nobody buy-a da banana!"] (Table of Contents)

Rico / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
AC-725

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rico (street peddler)
Synopsis:
Rico was having trouble selling bananas at any price, until he thought of an ideal way to get rid of them all.

Aerial Acrobats! (Table of Contents)

The Crime Crushers / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
CC-667

Genre:
crime
Characters:
The Crime Crushers [Steve Barry; Ploopie Carr; Abner Hastings (owner of Hastings Airplane Company); Horace Furman (villain, Hasting's competitor); Salvati (villain); Jimmy (villain)
Synopsis:
Steve and Ploopie are desperate: they are down to their last $5, and unless they find a client quickly, they'll have to do without food. They are approached by a Mr. Hastings, who earlier entered a cab, then suddenly awoke in an alley to find his wallet and some valuable postwar airplane designs missing.
Keywords:
Lane Alley; Palmer Street

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[Milking] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Chief Papoose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
AC-975

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Chief Papoose
Synopsis:
Li'l Chief Papoose must find a better way to milk a cow.....but how?

Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
J. E. Smith (company President, photo)

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Illustrated advertisement from the J. E. Smith Company, encouraging readers to send in for boxes of spare radio parts, a sample lesson and a 64-page booklet, "How To Be a Success in Radio", so that they can train at home to become radio and electronics workers.

["How To Catch More Fish....."] (Table of Contents)

Eveready Spotlight / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; some typset

Genre:
sports
Characters:
A. G. Homa (expert fisherman)

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover.

Illustrated advertisement from National Carbon Company for Everyready batteries.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. ["Wild to Avenge His Father's Death"]
  3. 2. The Lady Serpent Returns!
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. The Revenge of Red Ann!
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. From the Black Terror Scrap Book
  6. 5. The Lancers Are Coming
  7. 6. The Plundering Pooch!
    The Black Terror
  8. 7. Lucky John's Discovery
  9. 8. Larceny in the Lighthouse!
    The Black Terror
  10. 9. The Gray Shadow
  11. 10. ["Nobody buy-a da banana!"]
    Rico
  12. 11. Aerial Acrobats!
    The Crime Crushers
  13. 12. [Milking]
    Li'l Chief Papoose
  14. 13. Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time
  15. 14. ["How To Catch More Fish....."]
    Eveready Spotlight
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