(October 1944)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1944
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Standard Magazines Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doc Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg; Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg; Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Doc Strange [Doctor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Adolf Hitler; Nazi guards
Synopsis
A parachuting Doc Strange assaults a Nazi Guard while a frightened Hitler fleeing Berlin raises his hands in surrender.
Reprints

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

Commando Cubs / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
Bob Oksner (signed as Oksner)
Inks
Bob Oksner (signed as Oksner)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It says here the one German secret ...
Genre
war; adventure
Characters
The Commando Cubs [Ace Browning; Pokey Jones; Horace Cosgrove II; Whizzer Marlarkey; Spud O'Shea]; Professor Musselbownd; Renee Marat (shepherdess); Alderman Rauch (villain, German spy, town Alderman, death); German Commandant (villain); Major von Schroeder (villain); the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The Cubs flush out a German spy, but the villain escapes with blueprints for a super-rocket plane. The Cubs follow him and grab the blueprints, but are trapped in a farmhouse by the Nazis, whom the boys later defeat with flaming arrows.
Reprints
Keywords
London Globe; Newbury

Indexer Notes

Richard Hughes was previously credited with colours, but this was a result of a database glitch.

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

Doc Strange / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Ken Battefield ?
Inks
Lin Streeter; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys and girls! Junior Air Wardens of America!
Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Doc Strange [Doctor Thomas Hugo Strange]; Virginia Thompson; Mike Ellis (Doc Strange's sidekick); Henry; Sally; Jeep (a dog); Herr von Zum (villain, German spy); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Doc chases a German spy carrying a map of munitions centers on the East Coast, but the superhero is captured by Nazis. After swallowing a dose of Alosun, he overwhelms his captors, downs a fleet of Nazi catapult planes, and captures a German U-boat.
Reprints
Keywords
Junior Air Wardens of America

Indexer Notes

Script and pencils credit suggested by the Who's Who.

Inks credit from Mark Heike.

Spy Chaser: A Story of Espionage (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (credited as William McClellan)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
? (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Young Philip West was proud...
Genre
war
Characters
Philip West (teen hobbyist); George Banton (G-Man): German Spy
Synopsis
Philip thwarts a German spy looking for sensitive government information at a hobby show.

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

Lucky Lawrence / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Maurice Gutwirth] (signed)
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! This is the life!
Genre
war; adventure
Characters
Lucky Lawrence; Sergeant Quinn; Noodle; Tubby; Japanese Soldiers; Native Chief; Island Natives
Synopsis
Lucky and his buddies are swept away by a tropical storm to a mysterious isle where they are captured by Japs who have stolen an idol from a native temple. The Leathernecks escape, and use their muscle and smarts to defeat the Japs and return the idol to the temple.

The Boy Wrangler: A Trail Drive Story (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Buck Barton (credited) (house name)
Pencils
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
? (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
? (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a long trail drive.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buck Wilson (teen wrangler); Tom Lang (trail boss); Hank Traver (rustler)
Synopsis
Buck thwarts a gang of rustlers and frees an old friend from their camp.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Leo Morey
Inks
Leo Morey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're just in time to watch ...
Genre
aviation; war; adventure
Characters
The Lone Eagle; German Commandant; Nazis; Patros (leader of Greek guerillas)
Synopsis
The Lone Eagle is on a mission to find a Nazi supply depot on Crete, but is forced to bail out when harassed by Messerschmitts. He learns that Patros is a traitor working for the Nazis and exposes him. The guerillas vow to continue the fight to free their homeland.

The Black Box: A Story of Africa (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Johnston Craig (credited)
Pencils
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
? (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
? (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bobby Green stirred restlessly on his cot...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Bobby Green; Jim Green (Bobby's brother); Witch Doctor; African Natives
Synopsis
Bobby performs magic tricks to rescue his brother from African natives.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Ghost / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
August Froehlich
Inks
August Froehlich
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you going to do with a twenty room house, Betty?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ghost [George Chance]; Betty Morris (George's friend); Peter (George's servant); Yogi Sage (George's otherworldly aide); Nazis; Constable
Synopsis
Nazis are hiding in an old mansion on Long Island, and are intent upon destroying American ships in a nearby harbor. They capture George and his friends, but the Yogi Sage rescues them. George saves the fleet using his magical powers.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doc Strange
  2. 1. ["It says here the one German secret ..."]
    Commando Cubs
  3. 2. ["Boys and girls! Junior Air Wardens of America!"]
    Doc Strange
  4. 3. Spy Chaser: A Story of Espionage
  5. 4. ["Boy! This is the life!"]
    Lucky Lawrence
  6. 5. The Boy Wrangler: A Trail Drive Story
  7. 6. ["You're just in time to watch ..."]
    The Lone Eagle
  8. 7. The Black Box: A Story of Africa
  9. 8. ["What are you going to do with a twenty room house, Betty?"]
    The Ghost
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Craig Delich
  • John Loffink
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kathryn Wright