(January 1953)

Pines, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Visual Editions Inc.
Brand
Standard Comics
Editing
?

The Vengeance Vat (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

The Vengeance Vat (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1386
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In her scabrous old shack...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Old Myra; Zane Kaslow; Lars Kaslow; Cathy Kaslow
Synopsis
Junk dealer Zane disposes not only of garbage, but of his brother and an old witch woman, too. His life is spoiled though when his wife turns into the witch and Zane is plagued by hallucinations. In the end he has to face his fate and is boiled in the cauldron.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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

Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Graveyard of the Atlantic (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1295
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since the 16th century...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Hundreds of ships have sunken off the coast of North Carolina.

The Phantom Train (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Osrin ?
Inks
Ray Osrin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1405
First Line of Dialogue or Text
John Mathews, engineer of a crack express...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
John Mathews
Synopsis
Train engineer John Mathews sees a ghost train coming behind him and then vanishing into thin air.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Accusing Fiddle (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1299
First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Alf Winston; Daniel Winston
Synopsis
A fiddle (made from the wood of a tree under which a murdered man was hidden) plays no music, but screams the name of the killer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Ring of Horror (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mo Marcus ?
Inks
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B1438
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What dread creature is this...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gordon Grant; Jane Grant
Synopsis
Because Gordon Grant has been a "student of the occult" and carelessly dedicated his life to a certain "cult of the beast" he has to die early. Tragically he won't stop coming back as a zombie to claim his wife until she is joined in death with him.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Bob McCarthy? for art credits.

The Eternal Stooge (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Irwin Shapiro (credited)
Pencils
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
? (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
? (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-1535?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A modern Doctoe Faustus...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Larry Simms; Mac Horton; Mephistopheles
Synopsis
Aspiring actor Larry Simms ends up as stooge for comedian Mac Horton. They both go to hell and have to perform the same routine for all eternity - in front of an audience incapable of laughter.

Blood on the Speedway (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Aldo Rubano
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
None
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tony Van Brunt, famous collector...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Tony Van Brunt; Oliver Martin; Myra Van Brunt
Synopsis
Racing car driver Ollie pushes his rival from the speedway - with fatal consequences. He tries to overcome his hallucinations about phantom cars crossing his way and has to pay a high price.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Satan's Bullet (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1319
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Highlands of Scotland...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bruce; MacDonald
Synopsis
A deadly feud between two Scotsmen is decided by one's ghostly ancestor.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Vengeance Vat
  2. 1. The Vengeance Vat
  3. 2. ["Here comes that new kid."]
    Dubble Bubble
  4. 3. Graveyard of the Atlantic
  5. 4. The Phantom Train
  6. 5. The Accusing Fiddle
  7. 6. The Ring of Horror
  8. 7. The Eternal Stooge
  9. 8. Blood on the Speedway
  10. 9. Satan's Bullet
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Keith Chandler
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)