(May 1942)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume:
9
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/)

1st issue produced since Pearl Harbor


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doc Strange [Professor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Mike Ellis; Virginia Thomson

Doc Strange and The Living Death (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Adolf Hitler (villain, introduction, death); Col. Wohlks (villain, introduction, death); Schnagel (villain); Ludwig (villain); other Nazis (villains, introduction); Professor Deems (introduction)

The American Crusader Saves The Flying Tank (Table of Contents)

The American Crusader / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Eyes (villain, introduction); Hans (villain, introduction); Ernst (villain, introduction); Hagashi (villain, introduction)

[In the 30th Century] (Table of Contents)

The Ghost / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Mandel
Inks:
George Mandel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Rellik-Men (villain, introduction, death); Professor Fenton (villain)

[The Drug Runners] (Table of Contents)

Hale of the Herald / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
John Markham (villain, introduction)

Bandit Brand (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tex Mumford
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Randy Lennon

[The Roto-Fire Robbery] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Elmer Wexler
Inks:
Elmer Wexler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Ernst (villain, introduction, death); another German (villain, introduction, death); Wish Graham (introduction, death)

A Cavalcade of Stars! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

America's Best Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Avenging Dr. Karisura] (Table of Contents)

Dan Duffy, College Athlete / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Dr. Karisura (introduction, death); Col. Brant (introduction, death); Nazi spies (villain, introduction)

Nobody's to Young to Serve! (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
Pearl Harbour

[Sanitarium of Doom] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Mandel
Inks:
George Mandel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Rand (villain, introduction); a butler (villain, introduction); Rand's gang (villains, introduction); Mr. Clay (introduction); Mrs. Martin Clay (introduction)

["Yessir! This time tomorrow night - I'll be cuttin' a rug with Militia..."] (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; military
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. Doc Strange and The Living Death
    Doc Strange
  3. 2. The American Crusader Saves The Flying Tank
    The American Crusader
  4. 3. [In the 30th Century]
    The Ghost
  5. 4. [The Drug Runners]
    Hale of the Herald
  6. 5. Bandit Brand
  7. 6. [The Roto-Fire Robbery]
    The Lone Eagle
  8. 7. A Cavalcade of Stars!
    America's Best Comics
  9. 8. [Avenging Dr. Karisura]
    Dan Duffy, College Athlete
  10. 9. Nobody's to Young to Serve!
    Chats with the Editor
  11. 10. [Sanitarium of Doom]
    The Woman in Red
  12. 11. ["Yessir! This time tomorrow night - I'll be cuttin' a rug with Militia..."]
    Rookie Riley
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