(January 1946)

Pines, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Nedor Publishing Company
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]

[no title indexed] (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
Ed Moritz ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-370
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob Benton, meek-looking young druggist, is in reality...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Ed (a Policeman); young boy (butcher's son); un-named butcher; Hilda (butcher's wife); Meat racketeers [Mike; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
Bob and Tim follow a young boy who has brought medical supplies from the drug store to his father's butcher store, and discover that this man, and other butchers in town, have been beaten up for not buying illegitimate meat from a bunch of gansters and murders.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

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

Black Terror / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
CC-478
First Line of Dialogue or Text
When black market operators can ordain life or death...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Dr. Barbour (scientist); Duke (villain); Red (villain); Crowley (villain, death)
Synopsis
Bob and Tim go to see the eminent Dr. Barbour, who has been testing Bob's new antiseptic, to see if he has results available, and discover that the doctor's life is in danger and that a gang, headed by Crowley, are out to corner the lucrative sulfa market.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Parkside Pharmacy

Spy Catcher (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
spy; war
Characters
Captain Leslie Garner (of American Army Intelligence); Lorenzo (Garner's native boy helper); Manuel; Japanese spy [as Major Dalton] (villain)
Synopsis
Lorenzo detects fake American currency in use in the Philippines, and traces it to a Japanese spy disguised as an American.
Keywords
Davao; Philippines

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

The Black Terror / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moritz (signed)
Inks
Ed Hamilton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton ?

Job Number
CC-506
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Black Terror faces the most dangerous assignment of his life...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Rawson (American AAF Observer, death); Colonel Hardy; Toni Raymond; the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
The Terror Twins go after some kidnapped American aviators that will soon be executed in order to boost Japanese morale. They discover an American girl, disguised as a Japanese, so that she can make drawings of enemy camouflaged docks she plans to provide to the Allies.

Indexer Notes

Due to confusion with the inker Ed Hamilton, we formerly credited Edmond Hamilton as the scripter of this story.

David and Goliath (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Garry Bartlett (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
children; crime
Characters
Fred Lanier; un-named Policemen; Black Market thugs [Jerry; Butch; Red] (villains)
Synopsis
A group of thugs kidnap the son of a man who works for the ration board, and who is getting close to uncovering their black market activities. The lad uses the story of David and Goliath to alert the Police to his situation and is rescued.

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

The Crime Crushers / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
CC-406
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is always something doing with the We-Do-It boys...
Characters
The Crime Crushers [Steve Barry; Ploopie Carr]; George Baxter (artist); Mr. Reynolds (art exhibitor); Manson (villain, art dealer); Manson's thugs (villains)
Synopsis
To get out of pouring rain, Steve and Ploopie dart into an art museum, and discover an art thief at work. As it turns out, the valuable painting's artist, thought dead, is actually alive and being forced to paint more "lost" paintings to enrich the thieves.

The Strange Posse (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Coleton
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Danny Young; Mr. Young (ranch owner, father of Danny); group of bank robbers [Sheriff Joe Kerry; others un-named) (villains)
Synopsis
A Sheriff Kerry visits the Leaning Y Ranch and tells owner Young that he and his posse are on the lookout for ten bank robbers who made off with $5000 from a bank in Pecos County. Smelling a rat, Young leaves a few men behind to watch the ranch and then joins the posse, who suddenly turn on him, intent to hold him while his ranch was being robbed.
Keywords
Indian Head Gulch; Leaning Y Ranch; Pecos County

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

Cheepie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gordon ?
Inks
Dan Gordon ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My woid! A boid!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Cheepie; a cat (villain, death)
Synopsis
As Cheepie sits in his cage, a cat, intent on eating him, jumps up to the cage to commiot the foul deed......but Cheepie turns the tables on the vile feline.

History's Mysteries (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New Enlargement (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. ["Given Your Choice of Valuable Gifts or Cash"]
  3. 2. ["Bob Benton, meek-looking young druggist, is in reality..."]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. ["When black market operators can ordain life or death..."]
    Black Terror
  5. 4. Spy Catcher
  6. 5. ["The Black Terror faces the most dangerous assignment of his life..."]
    The Black Terror
  7. 6. David and Goliath
  8. 7. ["There is always something doing with the We-Do-It boys..."]
    The Crime Crushers
  9. 8. The Strange Posse
  10. 9. ["My woid! A boid!"]
    Cheepie
  11. 10. History's Mysteries
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Volto from Mars; Post Grape-Nuts Flakes
  13. 12. Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time
  14. 13. New Enlargement
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Edgar Loftin