(February 1942)

Pines, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Terror; Doc Strange; Captain Future; Woman In Red; Liberator; Secret Ace / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Doc Strange [Dr. Thomas Hugo Strange]; Mike; The Liberator [Dr. Nelson Drew] (inset); The Woman in Red [Peggy Allen] (inset); Secret Ace (inset); Captain Future [Dr. Andrew Bryant] (inset)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[Sorel's Saboteurs] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Black Terror / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob Benton receives a caller...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Sorel (villain, introduction, death); Sorel's gang (villains, introduction for all); Jean; Marty; Dan
Synopsis
Sorel's gang steals a map from Jean showing the location of vital city services; the gang later kidnaps Jean to eliminate witnesses. The Black Terror rescues Jean and learns that Sorel's gang is planning to sabotage a railroad bridge.
Keywords
Elmston Railroad Bridge

Indexer Notes

Writer credit determined by textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

The Great Gold Robbery (Table of Contents: 3)

Doc Strange / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the night came a mocking voice...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doc Strange [Dr. Thomas Hugo Strange]; Mike Ellis; The Murmurer (villain, introduction); Virginia Thompson; Jake
Synopsis
The Murmurer plans to steal $2,000,000 in gold from a train shipment heading to Fort Knox.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit determined by textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

[The Fifth Column Frameup] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Liberator / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Saboteurs at work!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Liberator [Dr. Nelson Drew]; Luke Danby (introduction); Fritz Scheel (villain, introduction, death); Axel (villain, introduction); un-named Bundists (villains, introduction for all); Annabel Evans; Tommy
Synopsis
Luke Danby is framed as a traitor to the United States by Scheel and his Bundists. The Liberator, suspecting something odd about Danby being a traitor, investigates the situation.
Keywords
Arden Prison; Claflin University

Indexer Notes

Writer credit determined by textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

Tim's Good Deed (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald Bayne Hobart
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tim March found it was very cold to be standing on the street corner selling...
Characters
Tim March; Mrs. March; Henry Lake; Jack (dog)
Synopsis
Tim is selling newspapers when a strange dog runs out of a butcher shop, runs up to Tim, and deposits a piece of meat at his feet. The butcher threatens to call the dog catcher, but Tim, feeling sorry for the dog, offers to pay the butcher for the meat and then decides to also keep the dog. Later, the dog's owner shows up and pays Tim a reward of $50 - showing that kindness has a way of being repaid.

[The Construction Company Graft Racket] (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain Future / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the Ajax Construction Company...
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain Future [Dr. Andrew Bryant]; Bradley (villain, introduction); Mr. Wright (villain, introduction); Frank (villain, introduction); un-named gangsters (villains, introduction for all); Grace Adams; Agatha Adams; Algernon
Synopsis
Grace and Agatha, investigating graft in the city, are kidnapped to stop them from discovering that the Commissioner of Public Works is in cahoots with the Ajax Construction Company.
Keywords
Ajax Construction Company

[The Disappearing Supply Ships] (Table of Contents: 7)

Don Davis / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moritz
Inks
Ed Moritz
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don Davis is called to the navy headquarters in New York!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Don Davis; Franz (villain, introduction); Adolph (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Don Davis discovers a Nazi spy ring that is operating out of New York to capture supply ships.
Keywords
Aurania (ship); Norfolk (ship); ZGNI Studios

Christmas Spirit (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald Bayne Hobart
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This Christmas Eve Herbie Johnson was ever so excited!
Characters
Herbie Johnson; Charles Robert; Mr. Smith; Mr. Johnson; Mrs. Johnson
Synopsis
Herbie encounters a girl who is crying outside a toy store because she and her brothers will be receiving no gifts for Christmas due to their father lacking funds. Herbie, in an act of kindness, buys toys for the girl's brothers.

[The Heirs of Harris] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Ray Thayer
Inks
Ray Thayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At police headquarters... It seems crime's taken a holiday!
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Woman in Red [Peggy Allen]; Cyrus Harris (introduction); unnamed butler; unnamed chauffeur
Synopsis
A strange phone call to police headquarters from a wealthy eccentric causes Peggy Allen to investigate.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit determined by textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Terror; Doc Strange; Captain Future; Woman In Red; Liberator; Secret Ace
  2. 1. ["Crashing through to a new high..."]
    Startling Comics
  3. 2. [Sorel's Saboteurs]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. The Great Gold Robbery
    Doc Strange
  5. 4. [The Fifth Column Frameup]
    The Liberator
  6. 5. Tim's Good Deed
  7. 6. [The Construction Company Graft Racket]
    Captain Future
  8. 7. [The Disappearing Supply Ships]
    Don Davis
  9. 8. Christmas Spirit
  10. 9. [The Heirs of Harris]
    The Woman In Red
  11. 10. ["Double-barrelled dynamite!"]
    Thrilling Comics
  12. 11. ["Not fiction.. but vivid, blazing fact!"]
    Real Life Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Keith Chandler
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin