(December 1951)

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:
Joseph Archibald
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:
?

Indexer Notes

photograph of Jeffrey Hunter and Jeanne Crain.

Design for Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-435

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Dave Gaines; Joyce Gardner; Pierre Du Champs
Synopsis:
Joyce is a secretary for an American firm in Paris. She’s courted by fellow worker Dave, but falls for handsome local man Pierre. Joyce discovers Pierre loves someone else and only wants to marry her so he can get to the USA. Dave rescues Joyce and all is well.
Keywords:
Paris

Keep Your Chin Up! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-269

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Makeup tips to make your neck appear lovely.

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

Slinky / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

"D" as in Darling (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Margaret Isbel
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
R-432

Genre:
romance

I Followed My Heart (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nina Albright
Inks:
Nina Albright
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-437

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Stella; Doug Barker; Kev Marlowe
Synopsis:
Stella is engaged to her childhood sweetheart Doug, but is having doubts because he’s not demonstrative with his love. She’s tempted by handsome and wealthy playboy Kev, but when Kev kisses her, she realises Doug is the man for her.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned copy.

Hallowe'en High Jinks (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Robinson
Inks:
Paul Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-294

Genre:
humor; non-fiction; teen
Synopsis:
How to plan a successful Halloween party for young people.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

[Autumn Delights] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

My Empty Arms (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nina Albright
Inks:
Nina Albright
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-414

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Sally Gordon; Bob Travers; Mrs. Gordon; Doris Post
Synopsis:
Sally thinks she is “plain, homely” and is surprised when her ham radio friend Bob visits and treats her well. They attend a "Radio Club" dance but Sally thinks the other guests are patronising her and leaves. Bob and Sally fall in love. He signs them up to sing at a fund-raiser but she is too insecure and bows out. Doris replaces her in the act and Sally gets jealous. Bob breaks up with Sally due to her inferiority complex. Sally decides to become more out-going and discovers she enjoys herself. Bob and Sally reconcile.
Keywords:
ham radio; inferiority complex

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

Office Wise (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-404

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How to get a job in an office and keep it.

Clothes Make the Girl (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
George Evans
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-445

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How to choose proper clothes.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from JVJ index card attached to online scanned copy. Previous index had Celardo also as inker.

Love Problems (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-423

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Donna; Randy
Synopsis:
Although she's merely a shop clerk, Donna pretends to be wealthy but this causes her to lose her boyfriend Randy, who thinks he can't afford to date her.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Design for Love
  3. 2. Keep Your Chin Up!
  4. 3. ["Ghosh, Billy-I wish we could think of something to do!"]
    Slinky
  5. 4. "D" as in Darling
  6. 5. I Followed My Heart
  7. 6. Hallowe'en High Jinks
  8. 7. [Autumn Delights]
    Just Between Us
  9. 8. My Empty Arms
  10. 9. Office Wise
  11. 10. Clothes Make the Girl
  12. 11. Love Problems
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  • Gary L. Watson
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