(August 1952)

Pines, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Visual Editions, Inc.
Brand:
Standard Comics
Editing:
Joe Archibald (uncredited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

No credited editor in issue, but Joe Archibald was the Pines' comics editor-in-chief from 1948 to at least 1955. Ned L. Pines was the publisher and owner.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Roussos ?
Inks:
George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Murder Mansion (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
Herb Field
Job Number:
B-1130

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Gangster couple hides in an abandoned mansion and conjures up the demon Teneshad to do their bidding. But there's a price to pay. Teneshad grows ever larger and takes them prisoner.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

signed by Peppe on page 2 panel 1

Drury's Dream (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Saaf
Inks:
Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1118

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Man dreams about his death and really dies the next day.

Indexer Notes

A slightly different version of this story is implied to be true and collected by Charles Wood and published as "The Sexton of Chilton Polden" in the 1936 "Lord Halifax's Ghost Book".

Death Follows Orders (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti [as JG] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti [as JG] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Hamilton
Job Number:
B-1136

Genre:
horror-suspense; war
Synopsis:
A unit of Nazi soldiers is being unearthed from an underground cave and comes alive again. They won't rest until they have executed their F├╝hrer's orders. A brave French girl burns the papers and the soldiers turn to dust.

The Phantom Hounds of Castle Eyne (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1116

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A pack of dogs predict the owner's death by running around castle Eyne.
Reprints:

The Chimes of Doom (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Irwin Shapiro
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
After Charles Hanover has killed his rich aunt, he is driven insane by guilt and hears an unending chiming of her grandfather clock.

Indexer Notes

Irwin Shapiro, was a comics editor at Pines from 1949 to circa 1953, under Comics editor-in-chief, Joe Archibald. It is not known if he edited the horror comics.

Horror's Little Acre (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks:
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy
Job Number:
B-1112

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Honeymooners discover a killer's hideout. Luckily for them, the ground they walk on is cursed with the memory of an old unavenged murder. Nature itself turns upon the killer.
Reprints:

The Phantom Warning (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-1099

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A phantom apparition warns a ship about imminent destruction. The first skipper heeds the warning, the second doesn't and goes down with the ship.

Day of Reckoning! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Herb Field
Job Number:
B-1137

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Larry Gordon; Rosalinde Gordon; Virginia
Synopsis:
After a fire accident, singer Rosalinde Gordon turns into a bird woman with the ability to communicate with birds. When her husband smothers her in her sleep, he is hunted by dozens of birds and driven to death.
Reprints:
  • in Des Comics et des Hommes (Edition du temps, 2005 series) #[nn]
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Murder Mansion
  3. 2. Drury's Dream
  4. 3. Death Follows Orders
  5. 4. The Phantom Hounds of Castle Eyne
  6. 5. The Chimes of Doom
  7. 6. Horror's Little Acre
  8. 7. The Phantom Warning
  9. 8. Day of Reckoning!
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