(January 1953)

Pines, 1953 Series
 
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Standard Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Standard Comics
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Publication listed as quarterly (however, only one issue was printed)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

Cover page reflects Mad Killers Menace Our Safety - Who is Next?, followed by "Don't Let Me Kill!"

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Crushed Gardenia (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alexander Toth (signed)
Inks
Alexander Toth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Alexander Toth ?

Job Number
B-1579 or B-1379
Genre
crime
Synopsis
The story of Johnny Faber: a young man who "had no control of his rages". Turned down by his girl Ellie, Johnny kills her in a jealous fit.
Reprints

Signal 32 (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1311
Genre
non-fiction; crime
Synopsis
Signal 32 on police radio means: "All cars proceed with caution".

Don't Let Me Kill (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1369
Genre
crime
Synopsis
The story of Alex Vorple: The ugly teen-age boy is driven to murder. Hearing voices, Alex feels compelled to drown his inferiority complex by killing girls.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Crazy Carl (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
J. Hendryx
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Two unscrupulous businessmen murder "Crazy Carl", a hermit who won't sell them his house on the hill. Police catch the killers because Carl whittled their faces into pieces of wood.

The Destroyer (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1417
Genre
crime
Synopsis
The story of Walter Graves: a war-traumatized veteran who breaks down and goes on a killing spree, taking four innocent lives.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Murder by Moonlight (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Aldo Rubano ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1415
Genre
crime
Synopsis
A serial robber and killer who strikes only in moonlit nights is finally caught.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Death on a Dark Street (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-1393 ?
Genre
crime
Synopsis
The story of Herbert Cole: a paranoiac who turns killer when his fiancée leaves him for another man. After a second murder attempt he is trapped by the police - and jumps to his own death.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Crushed Gardenia
  3. 2. Signal 32
  4. 3. Don't Let Me Kill
  5. 4. Crazy Carl
  6. 5. The Destroyer
  7. 6. Murder by Moonlight
  8. 7. Death on a Dark Street
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