(April 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
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
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]
Reprints

They're All Winners! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Job Number
CC-676
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is this strange and terrible malady...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jear Starr; Dr. Stephen Hardwick (a bacteriologist); Monahan (Policeman); "Brains" Smiler (villain, death); Smiler's mob (villains)
Synopsis
Bob, Tim and Jean are having a picnic when they hear a noice and investigate, finding a broken window in a shack laboratory and a man shot inside. The man, a Doctor Hardwick, has been studying a rare and mysterious disease for years, called Lata, which paralyzes a portion of the brain so that the victim imitates everything said or done by another. Now the reseach has been stolen!
Keywords
Lata

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
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?
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Job Number
CC-685
First Line of Dialogue or Text
When a vicious plot threatens disaster...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr (mention only); un-named old woman; woman's son; Armando (villain); other criminals (villains)
Synopsis
Bob and Tim are in the process of delivering a prescription to an address when they hear screams from the house. Inside is an old woman who says she is hearing voices, telling her to surrender a package mailed to the house from her supposedly dead son.

Bigger and Better (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
?
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?
Colors
?

Job Number
Ac-885
Genre
humor
Characters
A girl; her date
Synopsis
A man brings his girl a suprise box of chocolates, and as he gestures his intentions, she continues to eat and grow larger.....until he is shoved off the couch!

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

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

Young Puzzlesmith (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Edward Hassett (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Douglas Allen; Police Lieutenant Garry McMann; The Ghost [Dutch Galvin] (villain, a kidnapper)
Synopsis
Douglas worked at his father's company that helped make new types of games and created various types of puzzles, and he was working late one night on a puzzle idea of his own when a knock at the door allowed a kidnapper to enter. But his quick thinking allowed his Pliceman friend of his to eventually locate and save the lad.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Job Number
CC-650
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The frozen wastes of the far north...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Killer Hearn (villain); Hearn's gang [Butch; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
On their way to General Hospital to deliver some medicine, Bob and Tim hear about the escape of Killer Hearn from prison, and come face-to-face with Kearn, who, with his gang, rob the institution of a million dollars in radium.
Keywords
Royal Mounted Police

Hour of Peril (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
crime
Characters
George Miller (lawyer, Harry's father); Harry Miller; Jake Foster (villain); Marvin Diercks (villain)
Synopsis
George is very concerned that enemies of his lawyer father might strike at them in their isolated suburban home.......and he is right!!!

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

Oompah / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Christiensen [as Don Arr] (signed)
Inks
Don Christiensen [as Don Arr] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes sir--wild animal beasts better not let mighty Oompah get 'em!
Genre
humor; jungle
Characters
Oompah; Mr. Socrates (an owl)
Synopsis
Oompah is tracking down wild and fierce jungle beasts, faining bravery, but has to secure the services of Socrates in order to find out why the beasts avoid him.

Foiled Again (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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Job Number
CC-984
Genre
humor
Characters
a magician; a crook (villain)
Synopsis
A magician uses an unusual method of dealing with a hold-up man.

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

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

The Statement of Ownership lists N. L. Pines as Editor and H. L. Herbert as Business Manager.

Just Lucky (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tom Carson (trail boss); Danny Small; Jack Adams (a wrangler); Matt (the cook); cattle rustlers (villains)
Synopsis
Danny is hired on as a hand for the Diamond A as six waddies were driving some cattle, and he was said to bring the outfit luck. They needed it, because, up ahead in the mountainous country, were cattle rustlers were just waiting for them!
Keywords
The Diamond A

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

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

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Job Number
CC-553
First Line of Dialogue or Text
When a big time gambler decides to...
Genre
crime
Characters
The Crime Crushers [Steve Barry; Ploopie Carr]; Astrophel (a horse); J. V. Williams (owner of Astrophel); Jane Williams) (William's daughter); George; band of gamblers (villains)
Synopsis
Ploopie is driving Steve nuts making animal imitations while his partner tries to read. When Steve remarks one imitation was right on the money, they discover the sound was made by a real horse....a race horse that some bettors are trying to put out of commission so that the nag they've bet on, Zombie wins instead.
Keywords
Laurel Downs Race Track

I Will Show You How to Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. They're All Winners!
  3. 2. ["What is this strange and terrible malady..."]
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. ["When a vicious plot threatens disaster..."]
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. Bigger and Better
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  7. 6. Young Puzzlesmith
  8. 7. ["The frozen wastes of the far north..."]
    The Black Terror
  9. 8. Hour of Peril
  10. 9. ["Yes sir--wild animal beasts better not let mighty Oompah get 'em!"]
    Oompah
  11. 10. Foiled Again
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Just Lucky
  14. 13. ["When a big time gambler decides to..."]
    The Crime Crushers
  15. 14. I Will Show You How to Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time
  16. 15. ["The eagle on the quarter dollow says,.........."]
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