(May 1945)

Pines, 1942 Series
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Volume
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
Editing
Ned Pines

[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 Nazis

Here's the Greatest Billfold Bargain in all America! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[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
The sands of defeat run very low for the Nazi hangmen...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Pierre (French underground fighter); General Muller (villain, death?); the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis
Bob, Tim and Jean are in Normandy to help drive ambulances for the Red Cross, a dangerous job in and of itself. However, the Terror Twins learn of a new Nazi super weapon: a 50-ton robot bomb capable of killing thousands and leveling London, having a crusing range of 5000 miles and a speed of 300 m.p.h..
Keywords
Normandy; Paris; Red Cross

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

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

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-280
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Writhing like a wounded serpent...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roalnd]; Joseph Hokohaka; the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The Terror Twins must battle a new Japanese secret weapon: the Ultra-Short Frequency Beam, effective up to a radius of 500 miles. The Japanese hope to demoralize the U.S. Navy and then invade the U.S. mainland.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

Writer credit determined by textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

The G.I. Cut-Up (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Capt. Kerry McRoberts (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Corporal Barney Phillips; Private Eddie Sullivan; Sergeant Aki Tokata (villain, Japanese commander); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Barney and Eddie are captured by a Japanese patrol, and things look dark until Private Sullivan puts his simple scissors to work!
Keywords
Halmahara (an island)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-275
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The lust for power sometimes drives men to...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Grant (expedition member); Dr. Martin Dwyer (psychologist); Dr. Oscar Goodin (villain); B-Tonga (villain, gorilla, death)
Synopsis
Bob reads a story about an expedition to Africa that uncovers a gorilla 40 feet high! However, an evil doctor, creator of chemical hypnotism, hopes to use the process on the gorilla and bring him under his total control.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Hudson City (Kentucky)

Counter Boy (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Stanwood (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Dave Cooney (restaurant employee); Police Officer Hannigan; restaurant manager; Mugs Barclay (villain); Barclay's gang (villains)
Synopsis
More than anything, Dave wanted to own his own restaurant business, but Officer Hannigan reminded him that he must start from the bottom up. As he worked, in suddenly came a group of thugs and began robbing the cashier. Thinking fast, Dave re-arranged a flower display in the front window to alert Hannigan.

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

Jimmy Cole, Boy Sleuth / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A brave boy patriot uses flying fists...
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Mr. Cole (Jimmy's father); Tom; Jimmy Cole; Horatio (Cole's employee); Brains (villain); Brains' mob (villains)
Synopsis
Young Jimmy wants to be involved with detective work, but his father has different ideas.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance was in America's Best Comics #4.

Last appearance.

Writer credit determined by textual analysis by Lou Mougin, formerly credited to Stanley Kauffmann ?.

Trail Drive Savvy (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Drew Coleman (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Danny Lange; Buck Rand (trail boss); un-named trail cook; group of rustlers (villains)
Synopsis
Danny is as proud as a peacock as he now officially a member of the Wagon Wheel's trail herd outfit. But as they enter a pass, rustlers strike and Danny has to think fast to save the day....and the herd.
Keywords
Wagon Wheel Ranch

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

Volto / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. Here's the Greatest Billfold Bargain in all America!
  3. 2. ["The sands of defeat run very low for the Nazi hangmen..."]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. ["Writhing like a wounded serpent..."]
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. The G.I. Cut-Up
  6. 5. ["The lust for power sometimes drives men to..."]
    The Black Terror
  7. 6. Counter Boy
  8. 7. ["A brave boy patriot uses flying fists..."]
    Jimmy Cole, Boy Sleuth
  9. 8. Trail Drive Savvy
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Volto
  11. 10. ["How a 97-Lb. Weakling......."]
    Charles Atlas
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  • Craig Delich
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  • Lou Mougin