(February 1945)

Pines, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1944-12-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Nedor Publishing Company
Editing
Ned Pines [as N. 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 12th 1944. The cover date is listed as February 1945.


[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
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; the Japanese
Keywords
Japanese Imperial Army; jungle; stereotyping of Japanese; United States Army; World War II

Indexer Notes

Oddity: Tim is not wearing a mask.

Giant Telescope Offer (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-158
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can the Terror Twins overcome the mighty power of harnessed lightning...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Schmulz (villain, introduction, death); four fellow Nazi prisoners (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Herr Schmutz has been broken out of prison in order for him to use his scientific knowledge to improve on the distance and range of the Electro-Destroyer, which can project electricity to kill enemy troops.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Franklin Airplane Plant

Keys to Crime (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Roberts (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Wilbur Daly; Arthur Daly (private detective, Wilbur's father); Butch Maynard (villain); Maynard's men (villains)
Synopsis
Wilbur is at his father's detective agency, guarding several sets of keys when a thug enters with a gun, takes a set of keys, and forces the young boy to accompany him......but not before the boy left a clue for his Dad.
Keywords
Turner Warehouses

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

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

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-89
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scene...America! Time...the present!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Dr. Jennings; Jean Starr; Karl (villain, introduction); Fritz (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Bob is commissioned to mix-up and deliver a bottle of a special drug to a Dr. Jennings that is supposed to be a sure cure for typhoid fever.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Grant Laboratory; U-Boat; Xodiothiamin

Indexer Notes

Writer credit determined by textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

Rustler Showdown (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tex Mumford (credited)
Pencils
? [as HP] (signed) (spot illustration)
Inks
? [as HP] (signed) (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Marty Thorn; Dave Norton (ranch foreman); Chief (villain); gang of rustlers (villains)
Synopsis
Having just received a genuine rattlesnake hat band from foreman Dave, 13-year-old Marty joins a trail herd taking some cattle to market twenty miles away. He didn;t know it then, but that hat band would later save the day!
Keywords
Gray Rock Pass; Wagon Wheel

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

The Black Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-250
First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Jap science hatches a new machine...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; General Hobart (death); Admiral Carwell; Hanura (villain, introduction); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
The Terror Twins must locate General Hobart, whose knowledge of a new code would give the Japnese tremendous advantage against the Americans.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Electro-Hypnotizer

Boy General (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
spy
Characters
General Jerry Monahan (Clinton's father); Clinton Monahan (military school Cadet Commander); Curt Mannheim (villain); un-named German agents (villains)
Synopsis
Clinton had learned from his father the use of sandbox models to work out real military problems, and that knowledge is put to use when German agents enter his home to search for valuable documents his father may have kept there.
Keywords
Long Island Sound; West Point

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

Thunderhoof / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This was a frontier never to be revived...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Thunderhoof (a black stallion); Stardust (a white stallion); Shawnee (a painted stallion); Don Purcell (young boy); Don's mother; un-named Sheriff; Zeb (possee member); Pete Kenton (villain); Kelly (villain); Grey Fang (wolf, villain, introduction, death); Grey Fang's mate (wolf, villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Two outlaws return to their old haunts after shooting a soldier at Fort Summit, but fear that they will be found by the sheriff and his possee, who are out looking for some rogue killer wolves.
Keywords
Bonito Gluch; Fort Summit; San Morales Valley

Indexer Notes

Based on copyright dates, Thunderhoof's appearance here follows his appearance in AMERICA’S BIGGEST COMICS BOOK #1.

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

Volto from Mars; Post Grape-Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be a Radio Technician (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. Giant Telescope Offer
  3. 2. ["Can the Terror Twins overcome the mighty power of harnessed lightning..."]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. Keys to Crime
  5. 4. ["Scene...America! Time...the present!"]
    The Black Terror
  6. 5. Rustler Showdown
  7. 6. ["When Jap science hatches a new machine..."]
    The Black Terror
  8. 7. Boy General
  9. 8. ["This was a frontier never to be revived..."]
    Thunderhoof
  10. 9. ["Look! That tree..."]
    Volto from Mars; Post Grape-Nuts Flakes
  11. 10. Be a Radio Technician
  12. 11. ["Be the Master - Not the Slave - ........."]
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  • Craig Delich
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