(October 1950)

Pines, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
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
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)

Genre
romance
Reprints

I Stole for Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-193
Genre
romance
Characters
Mary Johnson; Miss Pringle (reformatory matron); Paul Monroe (manager, Graham's Department Store); Allan Ross; Lucille Ross (Allan's mother); Miss Raines (Mary's supervisor); Mr. Bates (party guest)
Synopsis
Reform school girl Mary Johnson gets a job in a department store and is determined to make good. Co-worker Allan Ross falls in love with her, and, when he proposes, Mary looks forward to married life. Allan is promoted to an administrative position and will eventually see the records kept on file in the office about Mary's past. She tries to steal the records but is caught by Mr. Monroe who thinks she intended to steal some valuable bonds kept in the filing cabinet. She is fired. Time passes, and Mary learns Mr. Monroe refuses to hire reform school girls after his experience with her. She doesn't want the reform school girls to suffer for her misdeed and confesses all to Monroe. Allan overhears her, forgives her, and, once again, expresses his desire to marry her.

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

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

Script
Brenda Brant
Pencils
? (header illustration)
Inks
? (header illustration)
Colors
? (header illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you forever plagued...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article about etiquette and social conduct.

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

Love Notes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
R-210
First Line of Dialogue or Text
How shall I live without...
Genre
romance
Characters
Alice; Rick Lowell; Mother
Synopsis
Alice relishes arguing with her boyfriend Rick because making up is "wonderful". One day, Rick walks out because he wants some peace in his life. Alice expects him to call and vows to give him a piece of her mind. He doesn't call and three weeks later she sees him with another girlfriend. In time, he marries her. Alice realizes she has made some mistakes and determines to change.

Forgive Me! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-181
Genre
romance
Characters
Sharon Williams; Fred Collins (news reporter); Eddie Collins; Ella Graham (Sharon's friend); Tom Hale (farmer)
Synopsis
Sharon's romance with Fred is hampered by his kid brother, Eddie. The siblings are orphans who spend most of their time together. Eddie even accompanies the couple on their dates. Sharon has a frank discussion with Eddie and makes it clear that his constant presence is a barrier to the progress of her relationship with Fred. Eddie is stunned and hurt. He takes a walk and suffers heat stroke. Sharon blames herself for his condition and passes the night sitting by his bed. Fred apologizes to Sharon for expecting her to spend so much time with Eddie, and promises her the future will be different.

All Clear for Love (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jane Hobart
Pencils
? (header illustration)
Inks
? (header illustration)
Colors
? (header illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
R-171
Genre
romance
Characters
Nancy Dalton; Clark Martin (lawyer); Grant Dixon (actor)
Synopsis
Nancy's New York romance with Grant Dixon fizzles and she returns home to Clearview. Old flame Clark Martin protests his undying love, and Nancy welcomes his attentions.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Brenda Brant
Pencils
? (header illustration)
Inks
? (header illustration)
Colors
? (header illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We have been literally...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Advice on relationships and clothing.

My Desperate Heart (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Anthony Cataldo (signed)
Inks
Anthony Cataldo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-187
Genre
romance
Characters
Irene Carter; Doug Carter; Mrs. Moulton (housekeeper); Ann Baker
Synopsis
Irene marries Doug after a ten-day courtship and becomes the mistress of his stately mansion. She's surprised but complies when he asks her to dress a certain way. Mrs. Moulton tells her Doug was once engaged to Ann Baker, a woman who died after falling in the house. Irene now realizes that Doug is trying to make her over into the dead woman. She finds a letter by Ann that reveals she wasn't in love with Doug but with another man. Irene flees the house and gets a job. Doug finds her. Mrs. Moulton has told him about the contents of Ann's letter, and he has let go of the past.

Legend of Love (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-134
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Full-page, inside back cover article in comic book page format about romantic love through the ages.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Stole for Love
  3. 2. ["Are you forever plagued..."]
    Just Between Us
  4. 3. ["How shall I live without..."]
    Love Notes
  5. 4. Forgive Me!
  6. 5. All Clear for Love
  7. 6. ["We have been literally..."]
    Let's Talk It Over
  8. 7. My Desperate Heart
  9. 8. Legend of Love
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