(January 1948)

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

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

The Thieving Leprechauns (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Elves (villains); "Two-sight" Gallagher (villain, death); Waxey Gargon (villain, death)
Synopsis
Superstitious mobster "Two-sight" Gallagher believes in the "little people"....elves and the like, and when one of them plants an amulent on his person, Gallagher believes it to be a good luck charm.
Reprints
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Cosmopolitan Museum

Indexer Notes

Oddity: In panel 1 on page 7, the Terror is not wearing his mask.

A Race With Death! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-1098
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Walt Slater (owner of the Bar-B Ranch, death); Reed Slater (Slater's son); Plug Wilson (Steve's son, villain); Steve Wilson (villain)
Synopsis
The owner of the Bar-B Ranch is murdered by a rival family that is just itching to get its hands on that property so they can control the water rights and therefore have every rancher at their mercy.
Reprints
Keywords
Bar-B Ranch; Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

Art credits added by Craig Delich and verified by Bill Black.

The splash page is a double-page spread.

Oddity: Tim is shown wearing a domino-shaped mask as is the Terror in many (but not all) panels.

Funny Man Murder (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-1042
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jean Starr; Trigger (villain); Ace Crawley (villain)
Synopsis
Bob decides to take Tim to the amusement park instead of taking out Jean, but when they enter the "House of Laughs", it's anything but a laughing matter! Especially when it is being used to frame people for murder!
Reprints
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

Trail for Teddy (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Stewart
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Teddy Phillips
Keywords
RCMP

Ring of Death (Table of Contents: 5)

Miss Masque / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
CC-525
Genre
superhero
Characters
Miss Masque [Diana Adams]; Russ Bowman; Bob Smith (boxer, death); Hammond (boxer); Hal Chase (boxer); Frank (villain); Joe (villain)
Synopsis
Miss Masque must bring to justice several fight promoters who bet on a fighter and then get the boxer to throw the fight so they'll win big, and, if they refuse, they kill the man.
Reprints
Keywords
Frank's Gym

Indexer Notes

This appearance occurs between America's Best Comics #24 and #25. Art identification verified by Bill Black and revision added by Craig Delich.

Diver's Son (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William McClellan
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Frank Payson
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. The Thieving Leprechauns
    The Black Terror
  3. 2. A Race With Death!
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. Funny Man Murder
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. Trail for Teddy
  6. 5. Ring of Death
    Miss Masque
  7. 6. Diver's Son
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin