(December 1952)

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

The Betraying Hands (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Katz
Inks
Jack Katz
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

The Pit of Horror (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1323
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
New York, the 1870s. In the gambling establishment of Mr. Burns people are killed and disposed of in a rat pit in the cellar. The dead return and force Burns to a tour of the pit himself.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Dancer from the Beyond (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1305
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The dancer Lee Trantor is haunted by his former partner Annette and her desire to dance to the death.
Reprints

The Clutching Weed (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Russ Hill
Pencils
Art Saaf (illustration)
Inks
Art Saaf (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Swimming in the ocean and struggling with sea weed, a man reminisces about his childhood nemesis and wonders if that boy's spirit may be responsible for the clutching weed.

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Steve Saaf via the GCD Error Tracker.

Bride of Death (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Katz (signed)
Inks
Jack Katz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1322
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Joseph; Delores Martiz; Mario
Synopsis
Joseph needs a fresh corpse for his experiments, which is provided when Delores Martiz dies on her wedding day. He brings her back from the dead, and then once more, but cannot win her for himself.
Reprints

The Ghost That Warned a King (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Miller
Inks
Charles Miller
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1185
Genre
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
James IV of Scotland (1473-1513)
Synopsis
Although warned by a ghost, King James IV. of Scotland goes to war and dies.

Indexer Notes

Original art has annotations:
4/14/52 pencils (followed by an "s" in a circle)
4/18/52 lettering (followed by a "J")
5/9/52 inking (followed by an "s" in a circle)

Death Drum (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-1347
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Drummer Chip Conway comes into possession of a magic jungle drum which makes him play "like a god". Downside is, Chip has to kill for his newly won ability.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Steve Saaf via the GCD Error Tracker.

The Origin of "He Kicked the Bucket" (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Katz ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1338
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Origin of the phrase explained. A suicidal man failed to hang himself and got so angered that he kicked a bucket standing next to his feet. Losing his balance, the man fell and hit his head fatally.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Betraying Hands
  2. 1. The Pit of Horror
  3. 2. The Dancer from the Beyond
  4. 3. The Clutching Weed
  5. 4. Bride of Death
  6. 5. The Ghost That Warned a King
  7. 6. Death Drum
  8. 7. The Origin of "He Kicked the Bucket"
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steven Rowe
  • Tim Barnes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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