(July 1954)

Pines, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Visual Editions, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Beware the Curse of the Undead!] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Roy ? [as MR]; Mort Meskin ? [as M] (signed)
Inks
Mike Roy ? [as MR]; George Roussos [as R] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Keywords
barber

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Roussos, pencils and inks, by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker, initials spotted and identified by Ger Apeldoorn and Bob Bailey as Meskin and Roussos. However, the Mort Meskin Yahoo Group is split on the identification and others including Edgar Loftin and Gene Reed say it is Mike Roy.

The Monsters of Harlow Caverns (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
VB-9 ?
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
From the depths of Harlow Caverns ancient warriors emerge in search for a human sacrifice for their god. They find it in the betraying wife of cave guard Jack Hale.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Missing Man (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
VB-39 ?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A coachman gets lost in a storm and his ghost eternally wanders the region of Boston.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Hand of Glory (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Job Number
VB-40
Genre
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Thieves in Old England used to cut off the hands of hanged criminals and used them as candles.

Indexer Notes

First half of page is advertisement.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Stronger than Death (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
VB-43
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Drama at sea: A woman and her lover throw the husband overboard, but the dead man returns to take revenge.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Date with a Corpse (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
VB-24
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The repulsive gravedigger Dino poisons beautiful Maria to get his hands on her dead body. As he has his date with a corpse, a deadly embrace ensues.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Last Point of Return (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Margaret Isbell
Pencils
Ralph Mayo (illustrations)
Inks
Ralph Mayo (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
VB-18
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A traveling salesman gets a telepathic vibe to return home instantly. By leaving the train he avoids being killed in a derailing accident.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Cellini's Night with the Demons (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
VB-19
Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Account of 16th century adventurer Cellini who paid a priest to see black magic. In a nightly meet in the Roman Colosseum, they encounter the legions of hell.

The Curse of the Undead! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
VB-31
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Going on a field trip to the Balkans, Jacques returns to Paris as a vampire. He contacts his old love, Laurie, and gets trapped in an airport's hangar. Laurie stabs him with a bayonet and ensures his eternal peace.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Man They Couldn't Bury (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Job Number
VB-34
Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis
An innocent man, hanged for a crime he did not commit, haunts the countryside at Kenton, Missouri.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Masks for the Dead (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
VB-36
Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Illustrations and descriptions of death masks.

The Ghost Hunter (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
VB-37
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
In ancient England the hunter Dando is kidnapped by a mysterious hooded rider and taken to "the next world".

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Beware the Curse of the Undead!]
  2. 1. The Monsters of Harlow Caverns
  3. 2. The Missing Man
  4. 3. Hand of Glory
  5. 4. Stronger than Death
  6. 5. Date with a Corpse
  7. 6. Last Point of Return
  8. 7. Cellini's Night with the Demons
  9. 8. The Curse of the Undead!
  10. 9. The Man They Couldn't Bury
  11. 10. Masks for the Dead
  12. 11. The Ghost Hunter
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson