(November 1941)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume:
8
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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/)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The American Crusader / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Binder?
Inks:
Jack Binder?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero

Announcing Real Life Comics (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Real Life Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Incendiary Ray] (Table of Contents)

The American Crusader, Defender Of Democracy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes?
Pencils:
Max Plaisted
Inks:
Max Plaisted
Colors:
Richard Hughes?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hans (villain, introduction); Ernst (villain, introduction); Specs (villain, introduction); other Nazi spies (villains, introduction)

Doc Strange and the Solar Cannon (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Richard Hughes
Pencils:
Jack Binder
Inks:
Jack Binder
Colors:
Richard Hughes
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doc Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thomson; Dr. Swayne (villain, introduction, death)

[The Lone Eagle receives an invitation...] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Gormley?
Inks:
Dan Gormley?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Grabel (villain, introduction, death)

Constable Freddie (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles S. Strong
Colors:
Charles S. Strong
Letters:
typeset

[Demons of the Depths] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Richard Hughes?
Pencils:
August M. Froehlich
Inks:
August M. Froehlich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Professor Fenton (villain); King Midas (introduction)

Indexer Notes

art credits by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr on 3 April 2010.

"Say, Bomber - this gonna be some swell party tonight ..." (Table of Contents)

Gunboat Grey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[The headquarters of a notorious Nazi spy--] (Table of Contents)

Dan Duffy, College Athlete / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Wagner (villain, introduction); Heinrich (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

artist signature spotted by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr

[The Palmer Mansion Case] (Table of Contents)

The Woman in Red / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Hughes?
Pencils:
Kin Platt [as K] (signed)
Inks:
Kin Platt [as K] (signed)
Colors:
Richard Hughes?
Letters:
?

Characters:
V: Harry Dent (I)

Indexer Notes

initialed "K" in last panel.

Our Soldiers and Sailors (Table of Contents)

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

[In a Washington suburb...] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Richard Hughes?
Pencils:
Leo Morey
Inks:
Leo Morey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Lorca (villain, introduction); Benson (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr ID-ed the pencil and inker 3 April 2010.

["Sir - did you send for me?"] (Table of Contents)

Rookie Riley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The American Crusader
  2. 1. Announcing Real Life Comics
    Real Life Comics
  3. 2. [The Incendiary Ray]
    The American Crusader, Defender Of Democracy
  4. 3. Doc Strange and the Solar Cannon
    Doc Strange
  5. 4. [The Lone Eagle receives an invitation...]
    The Lone Eagle
  6. 5. Constable Freddie
  7. 6. [Demons of the Depths]
    The Ghost
  8. 7. "Say, Bomber - this gonna be some swell party tonight ..."
    Gunboat Grey
  9. 8. [The headquarters of a notorious Nazi spy--]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  10. 9. [The Palmer Mansion Case]
    The Woman in Red
  11. 10. Our Soldiers and Sailors
    Chats with the Editor
  12. 11. [In a Washington suburb...]
    Nickie Norton of the Secret Service
  13. 12. ["Sir - did you send for me?"]
    Rookie Riley
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steven Rowe
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Katie
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Per Sandell
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