(May 1952)

Pines, 1952 Series
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Visual Editions, Inc.
Brand
Standard Comics
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Indexed from a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/.

All art attributions from Jim Vadeboncouer, Jr.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Bitter Kisses (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-579
Genre
romance
Characters
Steve Merton; Rita Bell; Mr. Bell; Mrs. Bell; Buzz
Synopsis
The Bell and Merton families have been feuding over a business deal for 10 years. Rita and Steve meet at a party and fall in love. When they tell their parents, they are forbidden to see each other again, but defy these orders. However, Steve refuses to elope with Rita, saying “our marriage must start out right!” Rita breaks up with him, then hears Steve is dating the mayor’s daughter. Rita’s parents can’t “stand the idea of any boy walking out on you,” so they withdraw their objections to Steve and Rita’s romance.

Indexer Notes

A book in the splash panel has as author Joe Archibald, a Standard writer-artist. Art credits for this sequence from both Steve Saaf and Jim Vadeboncouer, June 2008.

Wedding Traditions (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-566
Genre
non-fiction; romance
Synopsis
Origins of the wedding ring, hope chest, veil, and best man traditions.

Western Femininity (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
H. W. Kiemle
Inks
H. W. Kiemle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
In the old West, "women worked side by side with their husbands to overcome tremendous odds!" However, they were "still feminine at heart."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Slinky / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Say You Love Me (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-577
Genre
romance
Characters
Joan Thomas; Alice Carter; Frank Thomas; Madame Illa; Hedy DeLisle; Beth Agnew; Mr. Black
Synopsis
Raised in poverty and snubbed by richer children, when Joan marries advertising artist Frank she begins to spend recklessly to keep up with her new friends, including Alice. However, when Frank loses his job and discovers Joan has spent their savings on “luxuries,” he leaves her. Joan gets a job and sells her possessions. She puts in a good word for Frank and he gets a new job. Frank and Joan are reconciled and she promises “no more keeping up with the Joneses!”

How They Were Married! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Esposito ?
Inks
Mike Esposito ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-565
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How marriages were arranged in the past and around the world. "Only in the twentieth century, and mainly in this country, has marriage solely for love been the most common ideal!"

Love in the Sun (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Susan Hendryx
Pencils
John Celardo (illustrations)
Inks
John Celardo (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
R-601
Genre
romance

I Claim Your Love (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Al Rubano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-564
Genre
historical; romance
Characters
Bill Richey; Jenny Wright
Synopsis
Raised in an orphanage, Jenny works and saves her money, finally moving out west. She ignores men who say women don’t belong and determines to claim a homestead. Jenny falls in love with Bill but refuses to let him stake a claim for her. On the day of the land rush, Jenny and Bill race to place a claim and he narrowly wins. He says “I’m claiming your heart, too” and she agrees.

Readin', Writin' and Romance (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nina Albright
Inks
Nina Albright
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-527
Genre
non-fiction; romance
Synopsis
"Would it shock you to know that only a century ago, some of the most carefully raised young women couldn't read or write? Girls were educated to be wives and mothers. Society simply ignored the fact that girls also had minds!" However, in recent years women have been educated and entered the workforce. "And, the net result of it all is that, under modern education systems, girls are better prepared for marriage than ever!"

The Man I'll Marry (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nina Albright
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-575
Genre
romance
Characters
Sandy Bennett; Gordy Westover; Paul Lanning
Synopsis
Secretary Sandy is engaged to her boss, architect Paul, but he is staid and prudish. She dates salesman Gordy and they fall in love, but she doesn’t tell either man about the other. Paul catches Sandy embracing Gordy and the truth comes out. Gordy dumps her. Sandy apologises to Paul and he forgives her. He also reunites Sandy with Gordy, the man she really loves.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Bitter Kisses
  3. 2. Wedding Traditions
  4. 3. Western Femininity
  5. 4. ["Gosh, Billy - I wish we could think of something to do!"]
    Slinky
  6. 5. Say You Love Me
  7. 6. How They Were Married!
  8. 7. Love in the Sun
  9. 8. I Claim Your Love
  10. 9. Readin', Writin' and Romance
  11. 10. The Man I'll Marry
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • David Wilt
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Axel Kahlstorff