(January 1947)

Pines, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Visual Editions, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines (President)
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]; Jean Starr?

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Hijacked Drug Shipment] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; The Chief (villain); Mugsy (villain, death); Duke (villain)
Synopsis
The Terror Twins go on the trail of a female criminal and her gang who have intercepted a shipment of a rare drug known as Zingiber. What they don't know is that the shipment actually contained some radium, encased in lead, with the drug.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Zingiber Drug

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-598
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob Benton, shy, retiring druggist, is really none other than the devastating destroyer...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; un-named bank cashier; Bank cashier's wife; Hypo (villain); Hypo's thugs [Ace; other un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
The Terror Twins battle a fiendish villain who has developed a mysterious liquid spray that molds a person's mind to his will by paralyzing certain brain cells.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

[Kissing a Star] (Table of Contents: 4)

Donn Wonn / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
AC-777
Genre
humor
Characters
Donn Wonn
Synopsis
Donn practices up his kissing on a poster of a famous star, but when he makes his move again, is he in for a surprise.

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

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

Pot Luck (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Seth Bancroft (old seafarer); Tad Hogan; Joel Hartley (villain, Tad's guardian)
Synopsis
One night, young Tad Hogan appeared at the door of a retired seafarer, telling him that he had run away from his guardian because he was a criminal, having robbed a local bank. Wanting to get the money back, Tad is shocked to see Joel Hartley bust his way into the cabin, claiming that the boy stole the money from him.
Keywords
Woods Cove

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-631
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the story of a man whose escape from prison...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; John Tower (carnival owner, ex-con); Tower's daughter; town Mayor; un-named State Governor; Snake (villain, confidence man); Packy (villain, confidence man)
Synopsis
The Terror Twins chase after a gang of confidence men who have sold people in town worthless oil stocks, then become involved in a carnival in town.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

Big Game Hunters (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald Bayne Hobart (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jerry Lang; Jerry's father (big game hunter); Smith (villain); Jones (villain)
Synopsis
A pair of thieves break out of the brush and approach Mr. Lang and his son, demanding their money. The return of local natives, however, squash the criminal's plans.

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

Professor Punchy, Archeologist / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Cal Howard (signed)
Pencils
Helen Houghton
Inks
Helen Houghton
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
AC-322
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professah, what do all this archaeologist stuff mean?
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Punchy; George (Professor's servant); un-named Policeman
Synopsis
The Professor and George start digging amongst the ruins of Collob Bonno, hoping to find a rare artifact. They uncover an ancient egg and are they surprised when in hatches!
Keywords
Azuza; Collob Bonno

Bobby's Boat (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William B. McClellan (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bobby Grayson; Old Dad Grayson (Bobby's father, ranch owner); Hank Dolan (cow puncher); Sioux Indians (villains)
Synopsis
Bobby and Hank are waylaid by a hostile group of Souix Indians and trapped until Bobby suggested the pair build a bull boat and try to slip away on the river under cover of darkness.

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

The Crime Crushers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
CC-481
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Imagine trailing a band of hardened killers to a zoo...
Genre
crime
Characters
The Crime Crushers [Steve Barry; Ploopie Carr]; Joe Scadrone (villain); Mike (villain); Tippy (villain)
Synopsis
Steve and Ploopie try to halt the successful robbery of rare jewels from a local jewelry store, but the thieves drop the rocks off in a sewer that leads to the municipal zoo.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. ["At the Head of the Parade -- The Best Comics in America!"]
  3. 2. [The Hijacked Drug Shipment]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. ["Bob Benton, shy, retiring druggist, is really none other than the devastating destroyer..."]
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. [Kissing a Star]
    Donn Wonn
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Black Cough Drops
  7. 6. Pot Luck
  8. 7. ["This is the story of a man whose escape from prison..."]
    The Black Terror
  9. 8. Big Game Hunters
  10. 9. ["Professah, what do all this archaeologist stuff mean?"]
    Professor Punchy, Archeologist
  11. 10. Bobby's Boat
  12. 11. ["Imagine trailing a band of hardened killers to a zoo..."]
    The Crime Crushers
  13. 12. Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time
  14. 13. ["Shoot Safe Buddy"]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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