(December 1939)

Pines, 1939 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1939-10-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Leo Margulies ?
Color
Color
Dimensions
12" x 9"
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 441196.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of the Red Mask / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Adventures of the Red Mask / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George West [as Geo. West] (signed)
Pencils
George West [as Geo. West] (signed)
Inks
George West [as Geo. West] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While Nina was telling her terrible experience...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Mask; Nina; Danny; Colonel Trent; Robert Fear; Miranda; Mombasa

Indexer Notes

copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp. Pages numbered 8 -13.

The Red Mask is the first African or minority hero in comics and is depicted as black-skinned on the cover of the first issue, but is depicted as a white-skinned hero on the cover of this issue, as well as the subsequent issues 3 and 4. His skin-tone alternates between black and white throughout the interior story pages (including panels where parts of his body have different skin coloring).

Rescued by the Masked Rider (Table of Contents: 2)

The Masked Rider / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Sam Brant]
Pencils
"HE"?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Masked Rider

Indexer Notes

"Sam Brant" was a house name used at Thrilling (Standard - Pines) from at least 1934 - 1956.
The Masked Rider pulp magazine started in 1934, and was taken over by Thrilling (Standard - Pines)
in 1938 and continued to 1953.

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

Silly Willie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Loy Byrnes [as Roy B. Nyles] (signed)
Pencils
Loy Byrnes [as Roy B. Nyles] (signed)
Inks
Loy Byrnes [as Roy B. Nyles] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's me!
Genre
humor
Characters
Silly Willie

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strips numbered 10 - 18.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Happy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kin Platt
Pencils
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Inks
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Young man--will you mind Rover for me...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strip numbered 6

Chab's Jungle Friends (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Capt. Kerry McRoberts
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

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

Adventures of Nervy Nerts / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George Scott
Pencils
George Scott (signed)
Inks
George Scott (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Bill, has then ten o'clock train pulled out yet?
Genre
humor
Characters
Nervy Nerts (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1937 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strips numbered 27 - 29

[No Fishing!] (Table of Contents: 7)

Happy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kin Platt
Pencils
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Inks
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
strip is numbered 7

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

Peggy Wow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ray McGill
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hector--I want you to go shopping with me tomorrow...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strips numbered 10 - 17

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

Happy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kin Platt
Pencils
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Inks
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now to find a clue
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strip #8

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Jigger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gus Jud (signed)
Pencils
Gus Jud (signed)
Inks
Gus Jud (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder what's on the radio

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
strips numbered 10 - 17

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

Happy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kin Platt
Pencils
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Inks
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hiya--dutchess--what's new in story land?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strip #9

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Pop's Night Out / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Dorgan (signed)
Pencils
Dick Dorgan (signed)
Inks
Dick Dorgan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's go to the movies tonight, Pop....
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Numbered 10 - 17

[Ball game 50 cents] (Table of Contents: 13)

Happy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kin Platt
Pencils
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Inks
Kin Platt [as Kin]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Strip #10

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Jamms / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Crawford Young
Pencils
Crawford Young
Inks
Crawford Young
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why on Earth do you s'pose those baggage men...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1936 Syndicated Features Corp.
Stips numbered 10 - 16

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Adventures of the Red Mask
  2. 1. ["While Nina was telling her terrible experience..."]
    Adventures of the Red Mask
  3. 2. Rescued by the Masked Rider
    The Masked Rider
  4. 3. ["That's me!"]
    Silly Willie
  5. 4. ["Young man--will you mind Rover for me..."]
    Happy
  6. 5. Chab's Jungle Friends
  7. 6. ["Hey, Bill, has then ten o'clock train pulled out yet?"]
    Adventures of Nervy Nerts
  8. 7. [No Fishing!]
    Happy
  9. 8. ["Hector--I want you to go shopping with me tomorrow..."]
    Peggy Wow
  10. 9. ["Now to find a clue"]
    Happy
  11. 10. ["I wonder what's on the radio"]
    Jigger
  12. 11. ["Hiya--dutchess--what's new in story land?"]
    Happy
  13. 12. ["Let's go to the movies tonight, Pop...."]
    Pop's Night Out
  14. 13. [Ball game 50 cents]
    Happy
  15. 14. ["Why on Earth do you s'pose those baggage men..."]
    The Jamms
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Dan Kocher
  • Mike Nielsen
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