(June 1950)

Pines, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Standard Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Standard Comics
Editing
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

I Toyed with Love (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Severin (signed)
Inks
Will Elder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-140
Genre
romance
Characters
Marion; Steve Bronson; Ginny; Art Gates
Synopsis
Marion is engaged to Steve Bronson, but he confesses to being an ex-convict. Although he’s turned his life around, Marion breaks up with him and moves to the big city. After her mother’s death, Marion comes home and discovers Steve is dating her younger sister Ginny. Marion tries to undermine this romance. When Steve is arrested for robbery, Marion at first refuses to give him an alibi, but changes her mind when she sees Ginny really loves him. Marion settles for high school boyfriend Art Gates.

Indexer Notes

Art Gates was a comic book artist who worked for a number of publishers, including Standard. The character in this story may be named after him.

No Man for Me (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Rocco Mastroserio ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-104
Genre
romance
Characters
Bette Harris; Jeff Tompkins
Synopsis
Legal secretary Bette is envious of her married friends, so she tricks Jeff into proposing marriage to her to “save her reputation” after they’re stranded alone in the countryside. She confesses her scheme to Jeff but he says he loves her anyway.

Queens of Hearts (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-113
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Accent on Charm (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martha Hale (credited)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Advice

Love Passed Me By (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nina Albright ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-128
Genre
romance
Characters
Louise; Stan Warwick; Harvey
Synopsis
Louise and Harvey are engaged, but he wants to live in the suburbs and she prefers the city. Realtor Stan Warwick shows her a house he owns and will only sell to someone who agrees to live there. Harvey schemes to sell the house for redevelopment and make a profit. Louise tells Stan; she and Harvey break up as a result, but Stan and Louise have fallen in love and will live in the house when they are married.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Romance Is a Pose (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Madeline Mines (credited)
Pencils
John Celardo [as JC] (signed)
Inks
John Celardo [as JC] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
R-133
Genre
romance

My Selfish Heart (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Thorne
Pencils
Frank Thorne
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R-142
Genre
romance
Characters
Lynn Dancer; Buck Dancer; Carol Deane; Ted Brent
Synopsis
Elementary schoolteacher Lynn Dancer supports her elderly, invalid father on her salary. Ted Brent offers to buy the family home and turn into a dude ranch. Lynn refuses but her father agrees. Lynn falls in love with Ted but is still not happy about the conversion of her home into a resort. She becomes jealous of guest Carol Deane and Ted. Eventually, she decides to participate in the dude ranch activities and learns Ted loves her as well.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Pencil credit from Frank Thorne interview in The Comics Journal #280, page 46

Heloise and Abelard (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
BF-381
Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Toyed with Love
  3. 2. No Man for Me
  4. 3. Queens of Hearts
  5. 4. Accent on Charm
  6. 5. Love Passed Me By
  7. 6. Romance Is a Pose
  8. 7. My Selfish Heart
  9. 8. Heloise and Abelard
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