(November 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Edge of Darkness (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Roy (signed)
Inks
Mike Roy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1740
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A hundred years ago...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Lottie Gaunt; Adam Larkin; Jethro; Daniel Weaver; Elaine Larkin
Synopsis
A witch's evil plan to ruin a marriage is thwarted by the ever watchful father of the bride, who happens to be the local witch hunter.
Reprints

The Screaming Skulls (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Fawcette ?
Inks
Gene Fawcette ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1734
First Line of Dialogue or Text
One night, after careful planning...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Myles Willitson (villain); Kraster Barr; Dorothy Barr
Synopsis
An evildoer is haunted by the floating heads of his victims.
Reprints

Weird Facts (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1737
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Towers of Silence...Bombay...
Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Account of cruel rites of sunken civilizations.

The Beast Within (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos ((see note))
Inks
George Roussos ((see note))
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1707
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Donald Maynard was the laughing stock...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Donald Maynard; Lydia; Tex
Synopsis
The ugly Don Maynard is the laughing stock on campus. He dons the skin of a grizzly bear, turns into a wild beast and takes cruel revenge on all who made fun of him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Ger Apeldoorn. Might be signed on the right hand side of the splash as "GR".

The Helmsman (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1786
First Line of Dialogue or Text
One night off the rugged coast of Wales...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Lon Burdick; Morgan Wilson; Meg Wilaon
Synopsis
A sailor spreads lies about his brave captain, steals the man's girl, even beats her to death eventually. Finally he is punished by the captain's ghost and dragged under water.
Reprints

The Murder Room (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't like it...
Genre
crime
Characters
Officer Janet Kendrick; Chief Jonathan Cummings; Officer Mike O'Tulley
Synopsis
Policewoman Janet is the beautiful bait for a lady killer lurking at the Fairview Hotel.

Indexer Notes

One splash and one smaller illustration.

Grip on Life (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1725
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A dark, rainswept highway...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Tom Hawley; Linda Hawley (death, a ghost); Monell (crook)
Synopsis
A corrupt district attorney is brought to poetic justice by his wife who returned from the dead after a car accident. When she finds out that he doesn't love her anymore, she goes back to the grave - taking him with her.
Reprints

The Thing in the Well (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Inks
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1743
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Within the cool, mossy walls...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Millard Barton
Synopsis
A traveling salesman encounters a horrible, ghost-like creature living in an abandoned well.
Reprints

The Thing from the Dark (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-1726
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jealousy stirs a man to commit evil...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Larry Graham; Pete Marden; Anita
Synopsis
On an expedition in Peru, Larry Graham is caught in a cave-in caused by his rival. He survives underground, but turns into a monster mole yearning for human blood. Larry goes on a killing spree, finally getting his claws on the man responsible for his situation.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error List.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Edge of Darkness
  3. 2. The Screaming Skulls
  4. 3. Weird Facts
  5. 4. The Beast Within
  6. 5. The Helmsman
  7. 6. The Murder Room
  8. 7. Grip on Life
  9. 8. The Thing in the Well
  10. 9. The Thing from the Dark
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Peter Croome
  • Wilhelm Dohmeier
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Axel Kahlstorff
  • Jim Van Dore