(August 1953)

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

The Sealed Coffin (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Katz
Inks
Jack Katz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

The Sealed Coffin (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-1672
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Against a background of weird native ritual...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jeff Parker; Myra Kendricks; Charles Gordon
Synopsis
Myra and Jeff, Hollywood movie stars, travel through Africa and accidentally kill a child. When they try to just buy their way out of this tragedy, a native death cult takes revenge. Myra gets cursed with disfigurement and Jeff is trapped alive in her tomb.

The Songs of St. Saens (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1649
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ghostly music from a mysterious sphere...
Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Characters
Saint-Saens
Synopsis
The French composer has a premonition about a friend's death.

Fright Cry (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1668
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where do the undead walk now?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Miss Eldrey; Mark Somers; Russell; Rud
Synopsis
A young boy's governess turns out to be a witch trying to murder the child.

Appointment with Death (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Margaret Isbella (credited as Margaret Isbell)
Pencils
John Celardo (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
John Celardo (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
? (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can't always be sure of a hitch-hiker...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jarvis Miller; Phil Briggs
Synopsis
On a snowy night two men pick up a ghost hitch-hiker who shows them a phantom short cut avoiding the snow chaos.

A Father's Phantom (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio (signed as Rocke)
Inks
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio (signed as Rocke)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1652
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sometimes tragic happenings...
Genre
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Chester Hayworth
Synopsis
A man experiences encounter with the ghost of his deceased father.

Indexer Notes

Signature "Rocke" is hidden on texture of shirt in first panel.

The Wolf Dancer! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Saaf (signed)
Inks
Art Saaf (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1669
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lou Carbone dared risk...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Lou Carbone; Madge; Jack Damon (agent); Whatan
Synopsis
Down on his luck the dancer Lou witnesses the Navaho wolf dance and steals the Indian head-dress. He is cursed to assume the features of a wolf. Turning into a wild animal, Lou is shot dead by the police.

Indexer Notes

Information from Steve Saaf from Randy Smith and Michigan State University Comic Art Collection (September 28, 2006).

Revenge at Glamis Castle (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Katz
Inks
Jack Katz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1654
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Glamis Castle, Scotland...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The tenth Earl of Glamis; Murdoch
Synopsis
The earl of Glamis goes mad after stabbing a fellow gambler to death.

Interlude for Death (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Katz
Inks
Jack Katz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1680
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is nothing more we can do...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jethro Sykes; Doctor Browne; Lydia; Death
Synopsis
Old Jethro Sykes makes a deal with Death. He lives on, but the charitable man turns into an evil person.

Two Deaths to Die! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Little Al
Inks
Little Al
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1406
First Line of Dialogue or Text
True or false?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Al Vana
Synopsis
Executed gangster is brought back to life - and killed again by a rival.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sealed Coffin
  2. 1. The Sealed Coffin
  3. 2. The Songs of St. Saens
  4. 3. Fright Cry
  5. 4. Appointment with Death
  6. 5. A Father's Phantom
  7. 6. The Wolf Dancer!
  8. 7. Revenge at Glamis Castle
  9. 8. Interlude for Death
  10. 9. Two Deaths to Die!
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Keith Chandler
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Axel Kahlstorff
  • Richard Smith
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)