(January 1946)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1945-11-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines [as N. L. Pines] (president)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Vol. 1, Part 2, Nos. 1&2, Periodicals, 1946-1947.


[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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]
Keywords
armored cars; machine guns; robbery

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-490
First Line of Dialogue or Text
When young Robert Potter, American inventor...
Genre
superhero

[Can the black forces of evil be embodied as a living creature?] (Table of Contents: 2)

Kara, the Jungle Princess / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy [as Camy] (signed)
Inks
Al Camy [as Camy] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-338
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; jungle
Characters
Targala (villain)

Shoplifter (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Stanwood
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[When Peter Ward, famed young archaeologist...] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Job Number
CC-233
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarab [Peter Ward] (archaeologist); Ach-Tu-Men (Scarab's pet cat); Joab (Peter's uncle); unnamed British Colonel; Ramon Royale (villain); group of German criminals (villains)
Synopsis
Peter learns from his Uncle Joab that the Scarab's enemy, Ramon Royale, who had tried to kill the Scarab in order to obtain a Scarab statuette, has escaped from his cell in Cairo, Egypt, thanks to the efforts of a German criminal gang. This gang tells him that they are attempting to turn the Egyptian people against the United States, and they want him to obtain the Scarab statuette from Ward at all costs. They do, but Ward follows them to Cairo, confronts and overcomes them, and ends Royale's attempt to arouse the Egyptian people against the U.S..

Indexer Notes

The Scarab obtains great powers from a sacred ring that he wears.

[Out of an empty sky hurtled fire-spurting rocket bombs!] (Table of Contents: 5)

The American Eagle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-411
Genre
superhero

Badmen's Trail (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald Gray
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[What would you do if you found yourself the prisoner of a Jap suicide squad?] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sergeant Bill King / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
CC-492

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

Pinky / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

"No one knows why the Sargasso Sea..." (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[His Marvelous Magnetic Powers Save the Town from a Flaming Meteor] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. ["When young Robert Potter, American inventor..."]
    The Black Terror
  3. 2. [Can the black forces of evil be embodied as a living creature?]
    Kara, the Jungle Princess
  4. 3. Shoplifter
  5. 4. [When Peter Ward, famed young archaeologist...]
    The Scarab
  6. 5. [Out of an empty sky hurtled fire-spurting rocket bombs!]
    The American Eagle
  7. 6. Badmen's Trail
  8. 7. [What would you do if you found yourself the prisoner of a Jap suicide squad?]
    Sergeant Bill King
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Pinky
  10. 9. "No one knows why the Sargasso Sea..."
    History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  11. 10. [His Marvelous Magnetic Powers Save the Town from a Flaming Meteor]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dick Sabo
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