The Black Terror #v1#1 (1)
([February 1943])

Pines, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1942-12-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Nedor Publishing Company
Editing
Ned Pines [as N. L. Pines]
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Copyright information was found in the Library of Congress online archive for this issue. The copyright date is listed as December 22nd 1942. There was no cover date month on this issue. Comics by this publisher with December copyright dates would usually be labeled with a February cover date.

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alter Ego #111 (July 2012) wrongly credits the cover to Alex Schomburg.

Thrills -- Excitement -- Action -- (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Black Terror / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Elmer Wexler ?
Inks
Elmer Wexler ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob Benton, meek young druggist, calls on formic ether vapors to help him combat America's enemies!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Ed White (city engineer); Hermann Göring (villain); Josef Goebbels (villain); Trupp (villain, Nazi agent in Amedrica); Trupp's thugs (villains)
Synopsis
The Terror Twins attend an airshow, alert for possible sabotage, not knowing that Nazi agent Trupp is going to strike and then try to eliminate the duo.

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Black Terror / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
Elmer Wexler ?
Inks
Elmer Wexler ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Formic ethers produce titanic strength in young Bob Benton [...]
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; un-named Mayor; Heinrich Himmler (villain); the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Jean and the mayor head to Germany to rescue American newspapermen being held by the Gestapo and end up prisoners themselves.
Keywords
Germany; Kelheim Concentration Camp

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

Money on Ice (Table of Contents: 4)

Herbie Johnson / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald Bayne Hobart (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Herbie Johnson loved to go ice-skating when he was visiting...
Characters
Herbie Johnson; Mr. Johnson (Herbie's grandfather); Bill (villain, robber); Joe (villain, robber)
Synopsis
Herbie was displaying his ice skating abilities when his grandfather warned him to be on the lookout for two robbers that had been operating in their area. When the two thieves made an appearance, Herbie's quick thinking saved his grandfather and their money.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob Benton, meek young druggist, adopts a secret role to crash headlong into America's enemies [...]
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Dr. Metz (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
The Terror Twins face the evil Dr. Metz who can inoculate Japanese soldiers causing them to appear Caucasian.

Arthur's Salvage (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kerry McRoberts (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arthur Dillon was working actively on the metal salvage drive.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Arthur Dillon (son the Commanding General of Panama Canal Zone); General Dillon; Gus (villain); Fritz (villain)
Synopsis
Arthur discovers the presence of two Nazi agents, dynamite in hand, ready to blow up the locks of the Panama Canal.
Keywords
Miraflores Locks; Panama Canal

[Introducing the Crime Crushers] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Crime Crushers / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes [as Richard E. Hughes] (signed)
Pencils
Al Camy [as Camy!] (signed)
Inks
Al Camy [as Camy!] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Crime Crushers [Steve Barry (introduction); Ploopie Carr (introduction)]; John Merrit (Gayle's guardian); Henry Merrit (President of the Merrit Bank, John's brother, death); Dr. Rana (villain); Gale Andrews (villain)
Synopsis
Fresh from their college graduation, Steve and Ploppie open an agency known as "The We Do It Boys," and after some insignificant jobs, are hired by John Merrit to play a practical joke on his brother, Henry, with disastrous results.

Kidnap Clue (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Russell Stanton (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Richard had been in the cellar of the kidnap hideout for...
Characters
Richard Gaines; Harold Gaines (Richard's father); Red Dixon (villain, kidnapper); Spike Duval (villain, Red's partner)
Synopsis
Richard is held for a $100,000 ransom by a pair of kidnappers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bobo the Hobo / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Rusty Meredith ?
Pencils
Rusty Meredith (signed)
Inks
Rusty Meredith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, bub.. can you tell me where...
Genre
humor
Characters
Rusty; Shrimpy; Susie Gerrish; Susie's husband
Synopsis
Rusty and Shrimpy are on their way to see Susie Gerrish, Rusty's heart throb twenty years prior, and Shrimpy wants to know why Rusty didn't marry her. He soon finds out.

Do You Want Success Like This in Radio (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. Thrills -- Excitement -- Action --
  3. 2. ["Bob Benton, meek young druggist, calls on formic ether vapors to help him combat America's enemies!"]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. ["Formic ethers produce titanic strength in young Bob Benton [...]"]
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. Money on Ice
    Herbie Johnson
  6. 5. ["Bob Benton, meek young druggist, adopts a secret role to crash headlong into America's enemies [...]"]
    The Black Terror
  7. 6. Arthur's Salvage
  8. 7. [Introducing the Crime Crushers]
    The Crime Crushers
  9. 8. Kidnap Clue
  10. 9. ["Say, bub.. can you tell me where..."]
    Bobo the Hobo
  11. 10. Do You Want Success Like This in Radio
  12. 11. ["32 Power Telescope Lens Kit"]
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