(October 1944)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
every other month
On-sale Date
1944
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines [as N. L. Pines] (president)

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]
Reprints
Keywords
beaches; hand grenades; Japanese Imperial Army; Japanese naval ensign; machine guns; steam rollers; United States flag; World War II

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

The Black Terror / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Ed Moritz
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob Benton takes up the bloody gauntlet of Fascism...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim ([Tim Roland]; Dr. Demon (villain, introduction, death); The Nazis [Werner; others unnamed] (villains, all die)
Synopsis
Bob and Tim are in North Africa making a chemical investigation for the Office of Economic Warfare, when a large red mass falls from the sky, destroying a battleship, the first of six targets in the United States. Bob deals with Nazi agents on the scene and captures their target indicator, which directs these deadly masses. Following up several leads, the Terror and Tim track down the evil genius and followers, destroying them and their weapon of destruction.
Reprints
Keywords
Bizerte (port in North Africa); Ferropult (mass weapon); Target Indicator

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Mark Heike.

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

The American Eagle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Single Nazi paratroopers drop into three major Eastern cities...
Genre
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Crash Carter, Air Cadet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's action, gunfire, and flashing fists...

Dust Storm (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Swenson
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Liberator / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See what happens when the master spies of the Axis...

Haunted House (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gerald Devers
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sergeant Bill King / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the story of the making of an American soldier!

Good Cowpony (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Wilson (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Larry North U.S.Navy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Leslie Bellem ?
Pencils
Max Plaisted
Inks
Max Plaisted
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Having captured a Nazi u-boat...

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Bellem credit suggested by Jerry Bails's Who's Who.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. ["Bob Benton takes up the bloody gauntlet of Fascism..."]
    The Black Terror
  3. 2. ["Single Nazi paratroopers drop into three major Eastern cities..."]
    The American Eagle
  4. 3. ["It's action, gunfire, and flashing fists..."]
    Crash Carter, Air Cadet
  5. 4. Dust Storm
  6. 5. ["See what happens when the master spies of the Axis..."]
    The Liberator
  7. 6. Haunted House
  8. 7. ["This is the story of the making of an American soldier!"]
    Sergeant Bill King
  9. 8. Good Cowpony
  10. 9. ["Having captured a Nazi u-boat..."]
    Larry North U.S.Navy
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