(June 1941)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-04-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines [as N. L. Pines] (president)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kin Platt
Inks
Kin Platt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Nazis

Doc Strange and the Lost Plane (Table of Contents: 1)

Doc Strange / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
Kin Platt
Inks
Kin Platt
Colors
Richard Hughes
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson; Schroeder (villain, introduction, death); Nazis

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dan Duffy, College Athlete / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kin Platt
Inks
Kin Platt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I didn't know that watching baseball practice could be fun, Dan!
Genre
sports
Characters
Dan Duffy: Tom Cole (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Diamond Dust by Dan Duffy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Dan Duffy]
Pencils
Kin Platt [as Kin] (signed)
Inks
Kin Platt [as Kin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How about some baseball tips, Dan?
Genre
sports

[Mission to Mars] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Ghost / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
Elmer Wexler
Inks
Elmer Wexler
Colors
Richard Hughes
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Xania (introduction); other Martians (introduction); Professor Fenton (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Lone Eagle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the headquarters of a spy-ring in Caracas, Venezuela...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Lone Eagle; Ritter (villain, introduction, death); Nazis (villains)

[Mystery at the Grimm Mansion] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Woman in Red / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
George Mandel
Inks
George Mandel
Colors
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Woman in Red; Matthew Grimm (introduction); Jim Sanders (introduction, death); Frank (introduction, death); Creepy (introduction, death)

Call for Help (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sam Brant
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Sam Brant
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jimmy Blue

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Nickie Norton of the Secret Service / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Alexander Kostuk ?
Inks
Alexander Kostuk ?
Colors
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who's this guy you gotta meet in Baltimore, Nickie?
Genre
spy
Characters
Mauler Meigs (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Rookie Riley / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors
Ray McGill (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Riley, there is some question as to whether you'll ever get your gun back --
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Elmer (Rookie) Riley (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Rio Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Rio Kid rides into Chota...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rio Kid

All Out for Home Defense! (Table of Contents: 11)

Chats with the Editor / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Watch for The Black Terror, Nemesis of Evil (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The Black Terror; Exciting comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

The McCoys / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ray McGill
Pencils
Ray McGill
Inks
Ray McGill
Colors
Ray McGill
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy - What are those people doing?
Genre
humor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. Doc Strange and the Lost Plane
    Doc Strange
  3. 2. ["I didn't know that watching baseball practice could be fun, Dan!"]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  4. 3. ["How about some baseball tips, Dan?"]
    Diamond Dust by Dan Duffy
  5. 4. [Mission to Mars]
    The Ghost
  6. 5. ["At the headquarters of a spy-ring in Caracas, Venezuela..."]
    The Lone Eagle
  7. 6. [Mystery at the Grimm Mansion]
    The Woman in Red
  8. 7. Call for Help
  9. 8. ["Who's this guy you gotta meet in Baltimore, Nickie?"]
    Nickie Norton of the Secret Service
  10. 9. ["Riley, there is some question as to whether you'll ever get your gun back --"]
    Rookie Riley
  11. 10. ["The Rio Kid rides into Chota..."]
    The Rio Kid
  12. 11. All Out for Home Defense!
    Chats with the Editor
  13. 12. Watch for The Black Terror, Nemesis of Evil
    The Black Terror; Exciting comics
  14. 13. ["Daddy - What are those people doing?"]
    The McCoys
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