(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

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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
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  • Craig Delich
  • Dan Kocher
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