(February 1944)

Pines, 1942 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1943-12-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
Editing
Ned L. Pines
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Copyright information was found in the Library of Congress online archive for this issue. The copyright date is listed as December 9th 1943. The cover date is listed as February 1944.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Schomburg [as Schomburg] (signed)
Inks
Alex Schomburg [as Schomburg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; the Japanese

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Black Terror / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Venturing into a war-torn Europe......
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Colonel Danvers (of the British Secret Service, death); the Nazis [Geicke; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
While in Switzerland, Bob accidently discovers a chemistry manuscript (signed by Marco Polo) telling the location of a strange chemical in Russian Turkistan......a chemical that explores with fifty times the force of dynamite. Bob and Tim head for this location before the Nazis discover it and use it for their own ends.
Keywords
Switzerland

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Black Terror / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Give me a secret weapon and I'll conquer the world.....
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; un-named inventor (death); Herr Brock (villain); other Nazi agents [Otto; Hans; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
While in Washington preparing for a mission, the Terror spots a man attempting to get into the White House to see the President about an invisible cloak he has invented. When he doesn't have any success, the man decides to sell his creation to the Nazis, which he does. But he's doubled crossed, and, before his death, the inventor places a curse on the cloak..
Keywords
The White House; Washington D.C.

Island Peril (Table of Contents: 3)

War Action Story / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Morley Burroughs (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Black Terror / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Nazi spider spins its web.....
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Professor Foray (leader of the French underground); Pierre (young boy adopted by Foray); Herr von Swineman (villain, death?); other un-named Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis
The Gestapo orders von Swineman to capture Professor Foray before the French underground can move against the Nazis. During a struggle with the arch villain, the Terror takes a pailful of double-strength ammonia into his eyes and falls out of a window to the ground. When he awakens, Tim discovers that his partner is suffering from amnesia!
Keywords
France; Free France (a newspaper); U-Boat

The Sheriff's Badge (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Mumford (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Thunderhoof / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the southwest border country......
Genre
adventure; animal; historical
Characters
Thunderhoof (a black stallion); Stardust (a white stallion); Captain Gates (U.S. Cavalry soldier); Kenton (villain); Kelly (villain, Kenton's partner)
Synopsis
The U.S. Cavalry enters the town of Twin Peaks in search of horses to buy at $30 a head, and is told that there is a large herd in the area, but the leader of the herd, named Thunderhoof, would kill any man trying to get any of the horses.
Keywords
Fort Summit; San Morales Valley; Twin Peaks

Indexer Notes

Based on copyright dates, the Thunderhoof story in this issue was published between his appearances in AMERICA'S BEST COMICS #7 and AMERICA’S BIGGEST COMICS BOOK #1.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. ["Venturing into a war-torn Europe......"]
    Black Terror
  3. 2. ["Give me a secret weapon and I'll conquer the world....."]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. Island Peril
    War Action Story
  5. 4. ["The Nazi spider spins its web....."]
    The Black Terror
  6. 5. The Sheriff's Badge
  7. 6. ["Out of the southwest border country......"]
    Thunderhoof
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