(July 1945)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
every other month
On-sale Date
1945
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Fighting Yank / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Fighting Yank [Bruce Carter III]; the Japanese
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Fighting Yank / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois ?; Charles Strong ?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
George Gregg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Z-99, the new master-tank of America...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Fighting Yank [Bruce Carter III]; Joan; Professor Prescott; Nazi spies [Heintich; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
Getting a phone call from his partner, Professor Prescott, Bruce races to the lab only to discover that Prescott and their new invention: the Z-99 tank, are missing.
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Indexer Notes

Script and art credits by Craig Delich.

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

Pyroman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Everett Kinstler
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Retreating before the avenging forces of America's fighting army and navy, the Japanese turn their attention to our homefront, in a campaign of sabotage to choke our war effort!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Pyroman [Dick Martin]; Professor Clark; Joyce Clark; the Japanese [Mybushi (a spy); others un-named] (villains, some die)
Synopsis
A group of Japanese disguise one of their spies as Pyroman and send him to America armed with a hand-held shocker, simulating the hero's powers. They hope to commit sabotage in America openly, blaming it on Pyroman.
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Keywords
Daily Flash

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Mark Heike at AC Comics.

Reward for a Killer (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald Grey
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Origin of the Scarab] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Scarab [Peter Ward] (origin, an archaeologist, Joab's nephew, reincarnation of Egyptian writer Kor the High Priest of the Cat-God, introduction); Uncle Joab (Peter's uncle, introduction); a black cat (the reincarnation of Egyptian Priest Ahk-Tu-Men, introduction); Ramon Royale (villain, introduction); Royale's gang (villains, introduction for all); band of Bedouin pirates (villains, introduction for all, some die)
Synopsis
With the financial backing of his uncle, Peter sets out for Cairo, Egypt, to discover the mysteries of the tomb of a famed Cat-God and the jewels hidden within. Within the tomb, Peter discovers a mummy in a sarcophagus holding a scroll that foretells a priest being reincarnated into the body of one Peter Ward!
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Keywords
Cairo; Cat-God; Egypt; Priest Ahk-tu-men

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Exciting Comics #42.

Peter Ward experiences a thunderous explosion after rubbing a ring from a tomb that he has donned and finds himself dressed in the uniform of the Scarab, and has the powers of levitation. By rubbing the ring again, he returns to the Peter Ward personna.

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

Captain Future / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Hing Chu ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
America's splendidly-trained dogs-of-war...
Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Captain Future [Andrew Bryant]; General Mark Raymond; Grace Adams; Nazi saboteurs [Fritz; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
Captain Future must battle Nazi saboteurs who are attempting to disrupt conferences dedicated to a new European offensive by the Allies that the Nazis wish to wreck.
Reprints
Keywords
Galvano Projector

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

Venezualan Boy (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William B. McClellan
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

The Four Comrades / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A smashed window...
Genre
adventure; children; war
Characters
The Four Comrades [Buzz Brandon; Tommy Tomkins; Pudge O'Connor; Tip Addams]; an Axis spy-ring [Heinrich; Karl; Hilda; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
The fellas are playing a game of baseball and hit the ball into the Samuel Hotchkiss Estate grounds. When they go onto the grounds to retrieve the ball, they discover a nest of Axis spies who have absconded with secret American plans for an anti-radar machine!
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Fighting Yank
  2. 1. ["When Z-99, the new master-tank of America..."]
    The Fighting Yank
  3. 2. ["Retreating before the avenging forces of America's fighting army and navy, the Japanese turn their attention to our homefront, in a campaign of sabotage to choke our war effort!"]
    Pyroman
  4. 3. Reward for a Killer
  5. 4. [Origin of the Scarab]
    The Scarab
  6. 5. ["America's splendidly-trained dogs-of-war..."]
    Captain Future
  7. 6. Venezualan Boy
  8. 7. ["A smashed window..."]
    The Four Comrades
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