(October 1946)

Pines, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Visual Editions, Inc.
Editing
Richard Hughes (uncredited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[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]

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here They Are Folks!

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Illustrated house advertisement for the books available that month from Visual Editions, Inc., including: It Really Happened, Barnyard Comics, Mystery Comics, Wonder Comics, The Black Terror, America's Best Comics, Happy Comics, Goofy Comics, The Fighting Yank, Real Life Comics, Thrilling Comics, Coo Coo, and Startling Comics.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-780
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Amidst winking lights and jostling crowds...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Nemo (freak show living skeleton); Dr. Titus (freak show sword swallower); Tim Thumb (freak show midget); Margie Bannerman (daughter of Mr. Bannerman); Mr. Bannerman (Margie's father, freak show owner); Jim Tuttle (villain, freak show owner, introduction); Tuttle's gang [Tony (knife thrower); rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
Two rival freak shows erupt into a real rivalry when one has its sideshow attractions walk out because they can't get paid, and another takes matters into his own hands to make sure the rival company fails.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-615
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the little known Amazon jungles...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Dr. Carleton (introduction); Waddell (villain, introduction); other un-named criminals (villains, introduction for all); Vakupis (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Terror Twins, alert to the fact that Dr. Carleton has made an amazing discovery while searching for Vakupi relics in Brazil, run into a gang of crooks wanting that secret.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Vakupi Tribe

Sound of Guilt (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gerald Devers (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Danny Kelly (son of Police officer); Sergeant Kelly (Danny's father); Mr. Clark (grocery store owner); Joe Smith (villain)
Synopsis
Danny smells a rat when he enters the local grocery store and a strange man is behind the counter. He later proves his point to his father, who is brought onto the scene.

[Making Faces] (Table of Contents: 5)

Little Ugh / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harris Steinbrook (signed)
Inks
Harris Steinbrook (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
AC-588
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Ugh (Indian boy, introduction); Ugh's mother (introduction); un-named Indian boy (introduction); un-named Indian boy's mother (introduction)
Synopsis
The two boys decide to made faces and gestures at one another, while throwing trying to act innocent to their respective mothers. But Little Ugh gets revenge in the end.

Indexer Notes

Only appearance?

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moritz
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-806
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A groups of self-seeking men aims to use our returning soldiers...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jimmy (soldier, friend of Bob Benton); The Patriotic Americans (villains, introduction for all); Fritz Von Schlye (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Terror Twins must battle a group of self-seeking men who seek to use returning soldiers as a spearhead to set up a Fascist America!
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Casey's Grove

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

Cave Man Kenny / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harris Steinbrook (signed)
Inks
Harris Steinbrook (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
AC-440
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, son, you did very well on your first hunting trip...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Cave Man Kenny (introduction); Kenny's father (introduction)
Synopsis
Kenny successfully completes his hunting trip, but the survival training mystifies him until he gets a brilliant idea!
Keywords
Opal Match Company

Indexer Notes

Only appearance?

Mountain Climbers (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Arthur Jackson (a Sea Scout); David Bradley
Synopsis
A Sea Scout and his friend attempt to scale a mountain, but a slippery slope spells danger until his training in the Scouts saves the day.
Keywords
Mount Paulson

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

Crime Crushers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-646
First Line of Dialogue or Text
They call themselves the 'we-do-it' boys...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Crime Crushers [Steve Barry; Ploopie Carr]; un-named landlord; R.D. Robinson (industrialist, introduction); Robinson (villain, R.D.'s brother, counterfeiter, introduction); un-named counterfeiters (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Steve and Ploopie's business is spiraling downhill and there is no money available to pay their rent. When an apparently rich man sends them on an errand and they are paid $50 for their efforts, they are high on the hog: until they discover the bill is counterfeit!

Navajo Boy (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sam Brant (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Young Eagle (young Navaho Indian); Eddie Foster; George; Alvin
Synopsis
Eddie and his friends ride out one day to investigate some ancient Navaho cliff dwellings, when they discover that they've lost their horses overnight.

[Missing Shoe] (Table of Contents: 11)

Samuel Spaniel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
AC-631
Genre
humor
Characters
Samuel (a dog); Samuel's owner
Synopsis
Samuel's owner is looking for a lost shoe and when he finds it, Samuel is in for trouble!

What's My Job? - I Manufacture Weaklings into Men! (Table of Contents: 12)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Charles Atlas (photo)

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Illustrated advertisement from Charles Atlas promoting his patented system of "Dynamic Tension."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Schwinn Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?; ? (photo)
Inks
?; ? (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Fun to Ride a Schwinn-Built Bicycle

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover.

Illustrated advertisement from the Arnold, Schwinn and Company, requesting readers send in the coupon for a free movie star bicycle folder, which pictures famous stars riding their Schwinn bikes.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. ["Here They Are Folks!"]
  3. 2. ["Amidst winking lights and jostling crowds..."]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. ["Out of the little known Amazon jungles..."]
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. Sound of Guilt
  6. 5. [Making Faces]
    Little Ugh
  7. 6. ["A groups of self-seeking men aims to use our returning soldiers..."]
    The Black Terror
  8. 7. ["Well, son, you did very well on your first hunting trip..."]
    Cave Man Kenny
  9. 8. Mountain Climbers
  10. 9. ["They call themselves the 'we-do-it' boys..."]
    Crime Crushers
  11. 10. Navajo Boy
  12. 11. [Missing Shoe]
    Samuel Spaniel
  13. 12. What's My Job? - I Manufacture Weaklings into Men!
    Charles Atlas
  14. 13. ["It's Fun to Ride a Schwinn-Built Bicycle"]
    Schwinn Bicycles
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