(October 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 (uncredited)

Issue Notes

Order corrected and text stories added by Gary Watson, June 2008.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg [as Schomburg] (signed)
Inks
Alex Schomburg [as Schomburg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Jean Starr
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Black Terror Headliners (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

The titles of the three Black Terror stories are lighted: "You'll Die Laughing", "Trouble Down Mexico Way", and "The Golden Doom".

Double Trouble Down Mexico Way! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-1086
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Diego Romero; Mexican Black Terror [Porfirio Juarez Rivera]; Mexican Tim [Miguel]; Manuel (villain, bank robber); Jose Fernando (villain, bank robber)
Synopsis
Two reporters in Mexico witness the robbery of a bank, then the appearance of The Black Terror and Tim to take on the crooks. Photos of this event make their way into print in USA newspapers, and Bob and Tim are surprised to see "themselves" in Mexico, knowing they were never there. An investigation confirms the existence of their "doubles", as the fun begins rounding up the crooks.
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Mexico; Teoquilta

Indexer Notes

Corrected story location by Craig Delich.

Circus Lad (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

You'll Die Laughing! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; J. Mortimer Gates (head of Gates Drug Company); Bongo (a gorilla); Gloom (villain); Mugs (villain)
Synopsis
Two crroks have stored over $200,000 worth of merchandise, and, to protect it's location, seek to murder the owner aboard his yacht, "The Senegal".
Keywords
Aldehyde Derivities; Benton Drug Store; Paraldehyde; The Bulletin

Indexer Notes

Corrected story location by Craig Delich.

Splash is a double-page spread.

Smuggler Plot (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime

Golden Doom! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-644
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Dr. Jack Sloan (Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry); Tom Sloan (Sloan's nephew); Rocks Barnick (villain); Barnick's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Dr. Sloan picks up some chemical from the Benton Drug Store to finalize a test of his to see if the good doctor can actually make gold!
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Midvale

Lucky for the Law (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

The Four Thieves of Am-Re! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Scarab / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-342
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Scarab [Peter Ward] (an archeologist); Akh-Tu (Scarab's black cat); un-named Egyptian (narrator); a tribe of religious fanatics; a group of four beggars and thieves [Ahmed; rest un-named] (villains, also in flashback, all die)
Synopsis
An old Egyptian tells Peter a story of a strange secret potion of weird power that was buried in the sarcophagus of Pharaoh Am-Re in the year 1445, whose tomb was uncovered by a group of beggars and thieves searching for water. They drank of the potion before their "deaths" and are scheduled to arise again from the dead today!

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Exciting Comics #48.

This is the Scarab's last appearance.

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

Dick Tracy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. ["Which of These Exciting Books Do You Want?"]
  3. 2. Black Terror Headliners
    The Black Terror; Tim; The Scarab
  4. 3. Double Trouble Down Mexico Way!
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. Circus Lad
  6. 5. You'll Die Laughing!
    The Black Terror
  7. 6. Smuggler Plot
  8. 7. Golden Doom!
    The Black Terror
  9. 8. Lucky for the Law
  10. 9. The Four Thieves of Am-Re!
    The Scarab
  11. 10. ["Calling All Dick Tracy Fans!"]
    Dick Tracy
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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