(December 1949)

Pines, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Brand
Standard Comics
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US, later Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
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

I Cheated Romance (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Peggy Clinton; Jeff Lang; Marcia Troy; Mr. Clinton; Mrs. Clinton
Synopsis
Peggy meets Jeff on vacation, but fails to tell him that she’s only 17 years old. She continues to lie as a romance develops, claiming she has a job and hiding their relationship from her parents. When Jeff proposes, Peggy insists they elope. Afterward, Jeff learns the truth and says marriage can’t be built on a “tissue of lies.” The marriage is annulled. Peggy graduates from high school and gets a job. Jeff returns and they are “remarried.”

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

Love Lore / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort]
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-6
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Spain, a girl can turn down...
Genre
non-fiction; romance

Love In Chains (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-26
Genre
romance
Characters
Sally; Jock Winters; Marcia; Amy; Steve; Aunt Julia; Sam Thorne; Maggie Winters; Jane
Synopsis
Sally is mistreated as a child by her step-mother, and is extremely possessive as a young adult. Sally falls in love with baseball pitcher Jock, but is irritated by the constant presence of his catcher & friend Sam. When Sally refuses to let Jock’s little sister Maggie play with her childhood doll, Sam calls her selfish. Sally makes Jock think Sam made advances to her, but when this causes Jock’s career to falter, she confesses and Jock dumps her. However, learning Jock’s sister is ill, Sally takes the doll to her in the hospital. Jock decides Sally has changed and they are reunited.
Keywords
baseball

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Let's Talk it Over / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Brenda Brant]
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Worried? Troubled over some problem? Why not write...

The Minute I Saw You (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Madeline Mines (credited)
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
R-25
Genre
romance

Hollywood Heartache (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-22
Genre
romance
Characters
Beth Bunty; Rex Hunt; Gene; Mr. Horton; Lily Lang
Synopsis
Teenager Beth moves to Rex’s ranch at age 15 after her father’s death. As a young adult, Beth loves Rex but he continues to treat her as a child. A Hollywood film company arrives to film at the ranch and Beth is jealous of star Lily’s flirtation with Rex. When Beth acts as Lily’s stand-in and is kissed by the director, Rex realises Beth is a grown up woman and he loves her.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Just Between Us... / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Brenda Brant]
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It happens every day...perhaps it's even happened to you!

Too Much Love (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-39
Genre
romance
Characters
Cathy Saunders; Mr. Saunders; Mrs. Saunders; John; Anne; Bill; David Moore; Pat Godwin
Synopsis
Cathy feels her parents lead a “dull, loveless life” and insists she won’t get married until she finds a love that will last “forever!” Cathy falls in love with David but is afraid of losing him so she monopolises his time. In an attempt to get married sooner, Cathy asks her parents for a loan but they can’t afford it and David is opposed. When Cathy demands that David fire his secretary and hire her, he says she’s “smothering” him and breaks up with her. Cathy’s friend advises her to “take the worry mask off” and enjoy life. Sure enough, David comes back to her since she’s changed.

The Food of Love (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort]
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-10
Genre
non-fiction
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Cheated Romance
  3. 2. ["In Spain, a girl can turn down..."]
    Love Lore
  4. 3. Love In Chains
  5. 4. ["Worried? Troubled over some problem? Why not write..."]
    Let's Talk it Over
  6. 5. The Minute I Saw You
  7. 6. Hollywood Heartache
  8. 7. ["It happens every day...perhaps it's even happened to you!"]
    Just Between Us...
  9. 8. Too Much Love
  10. 9. The Food of Love
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