(February 1954)

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
?

Issue Notes

An online copy has the date 'DEC 15 1953' stamped on the cover.

The Death Wish (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints
Keywords
brides; candles; skeletons

The Death Wish (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the isolated reaches of British Columbia...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Bruce Gordon; Winoka; Odanga; Jackie Gordon
Synopsis
Pilot Bruce Gordon crashes in the jungle, is rescued by natives, learns of hidden treasure, steals it by committing a murder. Back home he is haunted by vengeful spirits and meets his fate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Keith Chandler : Mike Sekowsky was previously credited with pencils.

The Accursed (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-1791
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many have died strange deaths...
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Account of curses throughout history: Pharaohs, Indians, lost goldmines.

Scream in the Night (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-1782
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like the soul-shattering howl...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Joe Brixton; Eddie Logan
Synopsis
The sadistic truck driver Joe Brixton likes to run down animals on the highway. One night he starts hallucinating about huge cat's eyes, runs off down the street and is hit by a truck.

The Get-Away (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
B-1777
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't know who you are, buddy...
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A dark stranger leads a murderer on the run into a shelter, down endless flights of stairs - straight into Hell.
Reprints

One Death Too Many (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Hendrix (credited)
Pencils
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
? (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
? (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-1603
First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Max Jalney drove out...
Genre
crime
Characters
Max Jalney; June Sheldon; Harry Sheldon
Synopsis
Max Jalney gets away with killing a man, but is taken in by the police for murder when his wife falls accidentally to her death.

Death Tolls the Bells! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-1785
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A churchyard cemetary...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Martin Bouchard
Synopsis
A wife killer is dragged before a "court" of demons and sentenced to hell.
Keywords
Poe

Indexer Notes

Lines from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells" are used in this story.

The Hole of Hell (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-1755
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death stalks the coal pits...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
James Cannon; Lloyd Cannon
Synopsis
Coal mine disaster in Wales. Two men go down and encounter the "black monster".
Reprints

A Shroud of Vengeance (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-1784
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You laughed at me, Beth...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Abel Brendon; Beth; Jim Mason
Synopsis
The disfigured Abel Brendon is shunned by society, dies in a freak accident, is shocked back to life again by lightning and goes on a rampage against the townspeople. Trying to open the floodgates of the dam, he is struck by lightning again and dies a second time.

Retribution (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in a Central American jungle...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Johnny; Duncan
Synopsis
Two prospectors kill each other for gold.

The Dew Men (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1789
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the middle of May...
Genre
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A legion of phantom soldiers marches over Crete, Greece.

Werewolf of Paris (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1786
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The famous novel "Werewolf of Paris"...
Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Characters
Francois Bertrand
Synopsis
Account of Francois Bertrand, French graveyard prowler.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Death Wish
  2. 1. The Death Wish
  3. 2. The Accursed
  4. 3. Scream in the Night
  5. 4. The Get-Away
  6. 5. One Death Too Many
  7. 6. Death Tolls the Bells!
  8. 7. The Hole of Hell
  9. 8. A Shroud of Vengeance
  10. 9. Retribution
  11. 10. The Dew Men
  12. 11. Werewolf of Paris
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Wilhelm Dohmeier
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Axel Kahlstorff
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore