(July 1950)

Pines, 1949 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

Love's Disguise (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang ?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Pierre Vidal; Louve
Synopsis
"600 years ago," Pierre courted Louve but she rejected him. He disguises himself in a wolfskin to serenade her, but is badly bitten by dogs. His actions impress Louve and her love helps him recover.

Indexer Notes

Inner front cover, black-and-white.

Tentative art credit from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

The Love I Stole (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Lubbers
Inks
Bob Lubbers ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Rhoda Scott; Professor Les Farrell; Maude Phelps; Steve Sherman; Bob Truex; Helena Gifford
Synopsis
Rhoda falls in love with her Shakespeare course professor Les, although he's dating fellow teacher Maude. Les succumbs to Rhoda's charms and they become a couple, despite campus gossip. Rhoda becomes jealous of Helena, another student to whom Les is paying a lot of attention. Rhoda realizes she can never trust Les, because someone else could steal him as she did. Rhoda and Les break up and Les marries Maude. Rhoda turns her attention to Steve, another student.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Hames Ware

Forever To Love (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical; romance
Characters
Abe Lincoln; Ann Rutledge; Mr. Rutledge
Synopsis
The romance of Ann Rutledge and young Abe Lincoln

Dante and Beatrice (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
historical; romance
Characters
Dante Alighieri; Beatrice Portinari; Mannetto
Synopsis
The love of Dante Alighieri and Beatrice Portinari.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Hames Ware

Next Door to Heaven (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Lubbers
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Leah Coleman; Curt Dawson; Tommy; George
Synopsis
Writer Curt complains to Leah about the noise the children at her small private school are making. George, the widowed father of one of her students, proposes to Leah but she doesn't love him: even though his money would help save her school, she can't marry without love. Curt and Leah fall in love. He helps out at the school and the money he's earned selling some stories will help support the school, after he and Leah are wed.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Hames Ware

Sweetheart of Destiny (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Inks
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; romance
Characters
Varina Howell; Jefferson Davis; Joseph; Mary Bradford
Synopsis
In 1844, Varina falls in love with Jefferson Davis, but is reluctant to marry him because their political viewpoints are opposed. She eventually decides love trumps politics.

Sing Me a Love Song (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Madeline Mines
Pencils
Dan Loprino (signed)
Inks
Dan Loprino (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance

Indexer Notes

Spot illustrations

I Starved for Romance (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Sieminsky ?
Inks
Frank Sieminsky ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Lucy Taylor; David; Charles; Ellen
Synopsis
Lucy won't marry David until he earns a salary that would allow them to escape the poverty in which they live. Her sister Ellen is married to rich businessman Charles and he agrees to hire David as his office manager. David takes the job to please Lucy, although Charles is a snob and treats David and Lucy poorly. David makes a down payment on a house, using money he "borrowed" from the office. Lucy has him return the money and quit his job; she agrees to marry him right away. They'll make their future together.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Hames Ware

Their Name Is Beauty (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; romance
Synopsis
The meaning of various women's names.

Indexer Notes

Inner back cover, black-and-white.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Love's Disguise
  3. 2. The Love I Stole
  4. 3. Forever To Love
  5. 4. Dante and Beatrice
  6. 5. Next Door to Heaven
  7. 6. Sweetheart of Destiny
  8. 7. Sing Me a Love Song
  9. 8. I Starved for Romance
  10. 9. Their Name Is Beauty
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