(March 1948)

Pines, 1942 Series
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Ned Pines

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]
Reprints

The Dream Maker (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff; Ralph Mayo (splash and last panel)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff; Ralph Mayo (splash and last panel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-1014
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Mr. Felton (chair of the Fibber's Club); Dr. Fission (nuclear physics authority); Bo Briantus (scientist, becomes the Black Terror's Deputy in the year 9767); Krol Mul (villain, ruler of the year 9767)
Synopsis
Bob relates a story to the Fibber's Club involving the Terror Twins, who are taken by a noted nuclear physics scientist thousands of years into the future with his time machine. Bob wins a trophy that he can keep for 50 years for telling the best fib, and he has a surprise for them to mull over: a talking mechanical Black Terror doll from the future that can answer their questions!
Reprints
Keywords
Dream Palace; Fibber's Club; time travel

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Bill Black's Terror Tales #1.

The Terror Twins are both shown wearing domino masks.

One wonders if this story's Fibber's Club was in any way influenced by the Liar's Club, as chronicled in many issues of DC's golden age adventures of The Flash?

The Bubble Gum Kid (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Roslyn (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Violins For Villainy! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?; Frank Frazetta (partial)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-1035
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; James Spragg (wealthy patron of the arts); Jarvis (Spragg's butler); Harold Cosgrove (young violinist); Halloran (villain); Halloran's gang [Red; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
A wealthy patron of the arts decides to find a deserving youngster who will appreciate his Stradivarius violin by holding a music contest in Vocalian Hall. Unfortunately, a group of crooks decide that the violin could line their pockets with much needed cash, so they kidnap, then disguise, a young violinst, to win it for them, and it's up to the Terror Twins to stop them.
Reprints
  • in Mystery Men Comics (AC, 1999 series) #92 (2014) (in black and white)
Keywords
Stradivarius; Vocalian Hall

Indexer Notes

For art spotters: other possible artists on this story include: Mike Suchorsky, Bob Oksner, Sheldon Moldoff, Ed Moritz, Ed Hamilton (inks only), and an artist who once signed as C.L..

The splash page is a two-page spread.

From the Black Terror Scrapbook (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; Frank Frazetta (third panel only)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Greg Theakston, 2002-05-29 (Per Sandell ed.).

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

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

On the Record! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Job Number
CC-1076
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Rocky [as Mabel, Mike Hallaran's girlfriend] (villain); Mike Hallaran (villain, death); Hallaran's partner (villain, death); Gunner Gatch (villain); Spudsy (villain); Mug (villain)
Synopsis
Two fellows come into a store where Bob and Tim are and make a recording.....not knowing that the last part of that record reveals the true identities of the Terror Twins!

Indexer Notes

The Terror Twins are wearing domino masks in this story in many panels.

Art credits by Craig Delich.

A Gun for the Professor! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-600
Genre
crime
Characters
The Crime Professor [Lloyd Randall] (criminology professor, trouble-shooter for the FBI, introduction); Gail Windsor (daughter of FBI District Head); Federal Prison Warden; Donoto (villain, prisoner); Flynn (villain, prisoner); Pete (villain, prisoner)
Synopsis
Professor Randall takes his criminology class up to the State Prison to watch the inmates play a baseball game, and end up getting involved in a planned prison break.
Keywords
State University

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

Mark of the Fur Thief (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Stewart (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

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

Little Legends / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jules Steiner (signed)
Inks
Jules Steiner (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
two un-named brothers

Indexer Notes

The story of two brothers: one, who was quite wealthy, but miserly, and another, not well-off, but one who was generous to a fault.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. The Dream Maker
    The Black Terror
  3. 2. The Bubble Gum Kid
  4. 3. Violins For Villainy!
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. From the Black Terror Scrapbook
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. On the Record!
    The Black Terror
  8. 7. A Gun for the Professor!
    The Crime Professor
  9. 8. Mark of the Fur Thief
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Little Legends
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig