(July 1951)

Pines, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Visual Editions, Inc.
Brand:
Standard Comics
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US, later Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Barbara Bel Geddes and Richard Basehart starring in 20th Century Fox's "Fourteen Hours"

No Wife Was I (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks:
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-341

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Steve Milford; Ada Milford; Mr. Patterson; Mrs. Patterson; Janice; Fred; Dr. Garvey
Synopsis:
“I wanted security...I wanted a home of my own...and the price I had to pay was marriage!” Ada and Steve get married and move into a house where Ada plunges “into a frenzy of cleaning, decorating, cooking, sewing...” to “show Steve he had married an ideal homemaker.” However, Steve never feels comfortable in the house and Ada’s constant housework leaves her too tired to respond to Steve’s romantic advances. He moves out, but when Ada learns she’s pregnant, they reconcile and vow to have a happy marriage.

Best Face Forward (Table of Contents: 2)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-268

Synopsis:
Advice for facial care.
Keywords:
advice

Indexer Notes

Art credit from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

My Reckless Heart (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Saaf
Inks:
Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-340

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Sally Graham; Jack Reed; Don Curtis; Smitty
Synopsis:
Sally takes a summer job as a switchboard operator at the “swanky” Curtis Mountain Hotel. She falls in love with lifeguard Jack, but is also courted by owner Don. Jack says Don swindled his family out of part ownership of the resort. The two men fight over Sally; they finally agree to split the hotel 50-50 and become friends again. Jack gets Sally.

Indexer Notes

credits supplied by Steve Saaf and Jim Vadeboncouer, June 2008.

Just for Love (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Jane Hobart]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

two illustrations

["A girl we'll call 'Laura' writes me..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

Smart Talk by Janet Lee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Al Rubano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-347

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Janet Lee; Tom Dane; Laura; Mom; Dad; Ken; Randy
Synopsis:
Janet Lee advises Laura to take her boyfriend Tom home to meet her family but "just be casual."
Keywords:
advice

Love Next Door (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Al Rubano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-336

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Wanda Craig; Tommy Craig; Glenn Carpenter; Jean Carpenter
Synopsis:
Flirtatious Wanda marries Tommy but after a time she feels “the fire’s gone out of our lives!” When they move to the suburbs, she decides to seduce their married neighbour Glenn. He eventually kisses her, but “it was almost coldly professional...almost condescending!” Wanda is embarrassed but Glenn says she needs to realise Tommy is the man she really loves. Wanda agrees.

Date Bait (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Robinson
Inks:
Paul Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-300

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Helen Winslow
Synopsis:
"Youth counsellor" Helen Winslow advises girls who are "attracted to a certain boy--and want to do something about it!" She provides hints for "striking up an acquaintance and still not being aggressive about it!"
Keywords:
advice

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. No Wife Was I
  3. 2. Best Face Forward
  4. 3. My Reckless Heart
  5. 4. Just for Love
  6. 5. ["A girl we'll call 'Laura' writes me..."]
    Smart Talk by Janet Lee
  7. 6. Love Next Door
  8. 7. Date Bait
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