(April 1947)

Pines, 1944 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonderman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Wonderman [Brad Spencer]; Carol
Reprints

Wonder Headliners in This Issue (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-1136

Indexer Notes

Table of contents

[Peril On Pluto] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonderman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lilith -- Dr. Voodoo -- and the immortal Emperor!
Feature Logo
Wonderman starring Brad Spencer
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonderman [Brad Spencer]; Lilith (villain); Dr. Voodoo (villain); Immortal Emperor (villain); Anthrozoons (villain)

Popcorn (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
AC-887
Genre
humor

[Uranium Claim Jumpers] (Table of Contents: 4)

Jill Trent, Science Sleuth / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-740
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It takes more than a mob of gun-packing racketeers to outshoot...
Genre
detective-mystery; teen; crime; science fiction
Characters
Ned Randall (Introduction, Jill's uncle); Marron (Villain, Introduction); Steve (Villain, Introduction); Willie (Villain, Introduction)
Reprints

[A Hero's Homecoming] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Grim Reaper / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy (signed)
Inks
Al Camy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-945
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cornered in a quiet village, a band of desperate gunmen seize...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Grim Reaper [William "Bill" Norris] (origin); Dr. Bailey (introduction); Crimmins (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Signed by Al Camy near edge of table on first page.

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

School Daze / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hartley (credited)
Pencils
Al Hartley (credited)
Inks
Al Hartley (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-990
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tommy, give me what you have...
Genre
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Four 1-page jokes.

Wilderness Trail (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (credited as Charles Stoddard)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Charles S. Strong
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
RCMP constable Robert Carter; Whizzer Wilson; Johnny Wilson
Keywords
Canada

[The Conqueror From Pluto] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dick Devens of Futuria / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-805
First Line of Dialogue or Text
To see your homeland invaded by a foreign enemy in human form...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Octopus Men (Villains, Introductions, Plutonians)

Indexer Notes

Continued from MYSTERY COMICS (Better, 1944 series) #4

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

The Joke's on Youth / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hartley (credited)
Pencils
Al Hartley (credited)
Inks
Al Hartley (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-866
Genre
humor; domestic

Indexer Notes

A series of 1-panel jokes.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonderman
  2. 1. Wonder Headliners in This Issue
  3. 2. [Peril On Pluto]
    Wonderman
  4. 3. Popcorn
  5. 4. [Uranium Claim Jumpers]
    Jill Trent, Science Sleuth
  6. 5. [A Hero's Homecoming]
    The Grim Reaper
  7. 6. ["Tommy, give me what you have..."]
    School Daze
  8. 7. Wilderness Trail
  9. 8. [The Conqueror From Pluto]
    Dick Devens of Futuria
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    The Joke's on Youth
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
  • John Loffink
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ben Samuels
  • Len Wolinsky