(February 1952)

Pines, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Standard Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Standard Comics
Editing:
Joseph Archibald
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

photo cover


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

photo cover

The Man I Wanted (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vernon Greene
Inks:
Vernon Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-456

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Shelley Gorman; Mrs. Gorman; Joan; Mary; Allan Thayer; Meg; Bill
Synopsis:
Teenager Shelley moves to a new town and doesn’t know anyone, so she takes the initiative and asks a boy for date. He accepts and Shelley resolves “never again to waste time in waiting” and continues this policy when she graduates and goes to work. She pursues new co-worker Allan and he eventually confesses his love for her. Shelley even proposes marriage to Allan. Co-worker Joan confronts Shelley and says Allan loves her. Allan confirms it, saying “every man likes to feel he’s doing the choosing.” Shelley gives up Allan and hopes someday to “find the happiness I pray for!”

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Party Pests (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
H. W. Kiemle
Inks:
H. W. Kiemle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-291

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
Watch out for the “Smoochers,” the “She-Wolf,” the “Bookworm,” and the “Gossip.”

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Pretty as a Picture (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-474

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
How to prepare to have your photo taken.

Indexer Notes

Art identification confirmed by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Too Smart for Love (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-471

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Iris Baker; Lola; Don; Ted; Mrs. Ames; Ed Warren
Synopsis:
High school student Iris is highly intelligent but a “social flop.” She “pretend[s] to be a bird-brain” and becomes popular. However, Ed knows she’s smart because he is, too: “I want a smart girl, one I can talk to!” They begin dating.

Accent on Charm (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martha Hale
Letters:
typeset

Small Town Girl (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-469

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Amy Hewitt; Ben; Mrs. Hewitt; Mr. Hewitt; Jack Lynd
Synopsis:
Amy is 23 years old and unmarried, despite the best efforts of her mother and her mother’s friends to set her up with eligible bachelors. When Jack is coerced into calling for a date, Amy claims she’s Amy’s cousin Edna and they go out. “Edna” and Jack fall in love; she confesses the truth and Jack says he knew all the time, but he still loves her.

Indexer Notes

Art identification confirmed by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Smart Talk from the Boys (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 0.83 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Saaf
Inks:
Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R484

Genre:
romance
Characters:
George; Don; Doris; Carolyn; Barbara; Nancy
Synopsis:
George and Don discuss the types of girls they don’t like.

Indexer Notes

credit from Art Saaf's son, Steve; per email Nov 11, 2007. Last panel has statement of ownership and management.

All for Love (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Margaret Isbel
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

story has 2 spot illustrations

["Hank, we've had such a lovely evening!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-461

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Marcy; Hank
Synopsis:
Marcy dates Hank but acts cool towards him, because “a boy loses interest in a girl, once she lets him know how much she cares.” Hank finds another girlfriend, because “a man likes to be told his girl is crazy about him!”

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

My Reckless Heart (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-434

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Elaine Walsh; Tod Kirby; Pete Baxter; Mrs. Walsh; Mary Watson
Synopsis:
Elaine and Tod are on a date and she urges him to drive faster, which results in an accident when a tire blows. Pete, in the other vehicle, is injured and Elaine feels guilty. She has Pete move into her family’s home until he’s recovered. Pete and Elaine fall in love. However, Elaine discovers Pete has a hometown girlfriend, Mary; he is only grateful to Elaine, not in love with her. Elaine and Tod reconcile, and they reunite Pete and Mary.

Indexer Notes

Art identification confirmed by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Miss Know-It-All (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
H. W. Kiemle
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
R-425

Characters:
Sandra
Synopsis:
Sandra “knows everything except the value of modesty.”

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Man I Wanted
  3. 2. Party Pests
  4. 3. Pretty as a Picture
  5. 4. Too Smart for Love
  6. 5. Accent on Charm
  7. 6. Small Town Girl
  8. 7. Smart Talk from the Boys
  9. 8. All for Love
  10. 9. ["Hank, we've had such a lovely evening!"]
    Love Problems
  11. 10. My Reckless Heart
  12. 11. Miss Know-It-All
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
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