(April 1949)

Standard, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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?

The Wrong Murder! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska (signed)
Inks:
George Tuska (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-367

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Captain Melrose (death); Helen (Melroses' Uncle); Jim; Hugh Melrose [nee Hugo] (villain, Melroses' nephew, gambler, death); "Tiny" Morelli (villain); Corpse (villain)
Synopsis:
Bob and Tim greet the Captain and Helen to his drug store, where Melrose talks of his ruby ring, which Helen will one day receive. The Captain states that there is a powerful spell on the ring, and anyone who wears the ring without his consent and wishes him harm will be destroyed!
Keywords:
Benton Drug Store; Silver Queen (gambling ship); Star (newspaper)

Indexer Notes

Thanks to Len Wolinsky for finding the signature.

Handicap To Murder! (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Robinson] (signed); Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Robinson] (signed); Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-449

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jerry Bradley; Jock Bradley (jockey, Jerry's father, death); Blacky (race horse); Flush Bradley (villain, gambler, Jock's brother, Jerry's Uncle and Guardian)
Synopsis:
Bob lends the money needed as an entrance fee for a horse owned by the Bradley's, but the Bradley's no good brother threatens them. When the father (a jockey) dies while riding the horse, the Terror Twins smell a rat when Flush uses the situation to try and take over the nag and put Jerry into an orphanage.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

Thanks to Len Wolinsky for finding the signatures.

The Haunted House (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles S. Strong (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-434

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Chief Halsey (of the Rockford Police); Guy Allen (villain); Allen's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Bob and Tim go to Maine to see an old friend, Chief Halsey, because they had heard that there was a haunted house in the area. When the Chief tells them that several bank robberies have occured in the area, the Terror Twins decide to visit the haunted house.
Keywords:
Quinlan House; Rockford (Maine)

["Ya call these good oranges...."] (Table of Contents)

Rico / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
H. R. Karp (signed)
Pencils:
Irving Karp (signed)
Inks:
Irving Karp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
AC-722

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rico

Brute of the Bayou! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Robinson] (signed); Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Robinson] (signed); Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
none

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Yvette; Andre (Yvette's sweetheart); Yvette's step-father (villain); Yvette's step-brother (villain)
Synopsis:
Yvette's step-brother and step-father are holding her and Andre in an islated cabin on the bayou, as they try to convince the young woman to sign away her inheritance to her late father's estate to save Andre's life.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
Mardi Gras; New Orleans

Indexer Notes

Thanks to Len Wolinsky for the signatures.

[Fortunes Told] (Table of Contents)

Phineas the Parrot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant (signed)
Pencils:
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks:
Art Helfant (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Helfant
Job Number:
A-363

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Phineas (a parrot); an organ grinder
Synopsis:
Phineas convinces a fellow parrot being used to deliver fortunes to people to start his own business.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Len Wolinsky.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. The Wrong Murder!
    The Black Terror
  3. 2. Handicap To Murder!
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. The Haunted House
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. ["Ya call these good oranges...."]
    Rico
  6. 5. Brute of the Bayou!
    The Black Terror
  7. 6. [Fortunes Told]
    Phineas the Parrot
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin