Born: 1905 December 10 in Malden, Massachusetts, United States

Died: 1990 May 14 in Paris, France

Biography: Ned Pines was the publisher of the Pines grouping of companies, known as Standard Publications, Better Publications, Thrilling, Nedor, Pines, and Popular Library.

Pines started Standard in 1932 publishing pulp magazines and from 1939 to 1951, was co-owner/publisher/executive director of the comic book line. He began publishing in Canada under Better name in 1948.

Notes: Pines was married to Jacquelyn Sangor from 1938 to 1959 and then to Maxine Firestone from 1967 until his death.

Ned Pines was an insurance company executive from 1949 to 1976.


    Ned Pines Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. N. L. Pines Type: Common Alternative Name
  2. Ned L. Pines Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Ned L. Family name: Pines
  3. Ned Lewis Pines Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Ned Lewis Family name: Pines


  1. Columbia University 1923 to 1926


  1. United Jewish Appeal Type: member Duration: 1939 - ?
    Notes: Pines was one of the founders of the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees and Overseas Needs, later known as the United Jewish Appeal.

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Phantom Detective (magazine) - Role: - Year: 1947
    Employer Name : Standard Magazines, Inc.
    Notes: Phantom Detective Vol. XLIX #3 July, 1947 Standard Magazines, Inc.


  1. Child of - Dora Pines (b. 1875)
  2. Relative - Ben Sangor (b. 1889)
    Notes: Father-in-law