(March 1953)

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

Your Grave Is Ready (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Saaf ?
Inks
Art Saaf ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Your Grave Is Ready (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru ?
Inks
Ross Andru ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B1464
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are some who live in a twilight world...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Doc Curtis; the wolf boy (renamed John Curtis]; Stan; Lydia
Synopsis
A wolf boy is raised by a benign professor to lead a normal life. On a ski trip to the woods, the werewolf heritage overcomes the young man. He kills over and over again until stopped dead by a silver bullet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Keith Chandler : Mike Sekowsky was previously suggested as penciller, but I see no evidence of his stylistic features here.

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

Creepy Scrap Book / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1544
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Charles Coghlan died in 1899 and was buried in Galveston, Texas.
Genre
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Weird facts about head hunters and card tricks.

The Rat Man (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Katz (signed)
Inks
Jack Katz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1468
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get rid of those rats!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Sylvan Pims; Rose Barstow
Synopsis
The handsome and charming exterminator Sylvan Pims weasels his way into the heart of rich Rose Barstow. After the wedding, Sims lets his rats loose on the poor woman. But the rats won't stop feasting.
Reprints

The Wailing Woman (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B 1316
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ask anyone in Mexico City...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
La Llorona
Synopsis
The streets of Mexico City are haunted by "La Llorona", the wailing woman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Painted Prophecy (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Marks (credited)
Pencils
Jack Katz (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
Jack Katz (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
? (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-1472, C-1610
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The poor artist...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Paulo Nageki; Herbert Grenfell
Synopsis
A rich and cruel man is devoured by a sea monster - as foreseen in the painting of an artist.

Till Death Do Us Part (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1444
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nature had joined them together as one...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Peter Cordoba; John Cordoba; Louisa
Synopsis
Peter and John are Siamese twins. Even when separated they experience each other's pain. A girl gets involved and hate flares up, with fatal consequences.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Sure As Shootin' (Table of Contents: 7)

Hank & Kathy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Saaf ?
Inks
Art Saaf ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Hank; Kathy

Indexer Notes

Public Service story promoting gun safety for kids by the National Rifle Association

Eerie Puzzles (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B1462?
Reprints
Keywords
games; puzzles

The Bleeding Platter (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru (signed as MikeRoss)
Inks
Mike Esposito (signed as MikeRoss)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1511
First Line of Dialogue or Text
They wanted him to outdo his masterpieces...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mrs. Van Dell; Leopold; Dorothy Carter
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The potter Leopold (who is mad as a hatter) can create pottery with living design captured in it. In his madness, Leopold makes a platter with the visage of his sponsoress.

The Phantom Hitch Hiker (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1262
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hop in, miss!
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man gives a lift to a young woman who died the week before.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Your Grave Is Ready
  2. 1. Your Grave Is Ready
  3. 2. ["Charles Coghlan died in 1899 and was buried in Galveston, Texas."]
    Creepy Scrap Book
  4. 3. The Rat Man
  5. 4. The Wailing Woman
  6. 5. The Painted Prophecy
  7. 6. Till Death Do Us Part
  8. 7. Sure As Shootin'
    Hank & Kathy
  9. 8. Eerie Puzzles
  10. 9. The Bleeding Platter
  11. 10. The Phantom Hitch Hiker
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Kenneth English
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Walls