(July 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

[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]

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Crooks Who Would Be Kings; Steeplechase of Crime; Formula For a Getaway (Table of Contents: 2)

The Black Terror / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated frontispiece mastheaded the Black Terror, picturing the Terror Twins and three others not featured in the book, with the titles to the three Black Terror stories.

The Crooks Who Would Be Kings! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Black Terror / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-1046
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Mr. Clarke (city Mayor); Hubert Trumball (Mayor's houseman); Jensen (scientist); Pawley (abandoned mine owner); Tony Ferret (villain, death); Ferret's gang (villains, all die); rubbery men (villains, all die?)
Synopsis
When the Mayor is informed that the Earth's crust beneath Pawley's mine was very thin and may lead into the core of the Earth, the Terror Twins investigate and discover that the claim is true.....and strange, rubbery men emerge from the Earth's core.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

The splash page is a two-page spread.

Formula For a Get-Away (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-654
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; un-named Police Inspector; Clancey (Policeman); Dr. George Willis (city chemist, death); Pitman (villain); Jerry (villain); Joe (villain)
Synopsis
The Terror Twins investigate the disappearamnce of Dr. Willis, who was experimenting with and wanting to mass produce a substance called Methylamine, a compound that produces a strange cellular energy in which a vacuum is created around the lower part of one's body, causing propulsion.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Methylamine; Pioneer National Bank

Blacksmith's Son (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chuck Stanley (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rusty Gilmore; Pop Gilmore (Rusty's father); Sheriff Mullens; Mr. Larkin (a banker); three bank robbers (villains)
Synopsis
After a hard morning's work in his father's blacksmith shop, Rusty takes a nap in the loft. When he hears an explosion down the street, he comes to find out that robbers have made off with $40,000 in cash.
Keywords
King's Crossing

Steeplechase of Crime! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Black Terror / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-1150
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; King Ebony (colt racehorse); Gloria Carstain (King Ebony's owner); Dr. Keene (villain); Ferret (villain); King Ebony's jockey (villain)
Synopsis
When a colt mysteriously goes down and displays heart problems, the Terror discovers Picrotoxin in the colt's blood, which, in fatal doses, causes paralysis of the heart.
Keywords
Benton Drug Staore; Picrotoxin; The Northshore Derby

Indexer Notes

The splash page is a two-page spread.

The Joke's on Youth (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
CC-869
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Page contains four un-related single-panel cartoons.

Stamp Collector (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations, see notes) (signed)
Inks
? (spot illustrations, see notes) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ralph Conroy (stamp collector); George Conroy (Ralph's father, death); Mrs. Conroy (Ralph's mother); Mr. Timmins (stamp dealer); Mr. Groves (villain, stamp dealer)
Synopsis
After the death of his philatelist father, young Ralph Conroy and his mother were having a hard time financially making ends meet, and decide to try and sell the duplicates to get them through. But a trustworthy dealer and friend helps to point out a fraud trying to be perpetrated by another dealer.

Indexer Notes

The second, larger illustration is signed, but cannot make out the exact name.

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

Zippie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
CC-1092
Genre
humor; romance
Characters
Zippie; Lois (Zippie's girl)
Synopsis
When Zippie brings a bouquet of roses to his girl, she gives him a big kiss. Awestruck, he quickly leaves to get more roses!

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

The Crime Crushers / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-599
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the office of the We-Do-It Boys...
Genre
crime
Characters
The Crime Crushers [Steve Barry; Ploopie Carr]; Stephen Larrimore (millionaire); Gail Larrimore (Stephen's daughter); Chalmer's (villain); Bobo (villain, butler to Larrimore)
Synopsis
Steve notes an ad in the paper in regards to a $50,000 reward for the return of a millionaire's daughter who had been kidnapped when she was one year old. When the kidnapper's decide to use a look-alike girl with the same birthmark on her foot to collect the reward, the We-Do-It Boys get involved.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. ["Do You Want Spending Money?"]
  3. 2. Crooks Who Would Be Kings; Steeplechase of Crime; Formula For a Getaway
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. The Crooks Who Would Be Kings!
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. Formula For a Get-Away
    The Black Terror
  6. 5. Blacksmith's Son
  7. 6. Steeplechase of Crime!
    The Black Terror
  8. 7. The Joke's on Youth
  9. 8. Stamp Collector
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Zippie
  11. 10. ["In the office of the We-Do-It Boys..."]
    The Crime Crushers
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  13. 12. ["Save Money - Save Time"]
  14. 13. ["Pals in Pleasure"]
    Baby Ruth
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