(April 1948)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
Every other month
On-sale date
1948-02-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Standard Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copyright information was found in the Library of Congress online archive for this issue. The copyright date is listed as February 3rd 1948. The cover date is listed as April 1948.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Princess Pantha / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Princess Pantha
Reprints

Diamonds of Death (Table of Contents: 1)

Princess Pantha / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B5-46-9-122?
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Princess Pantha; Dane Hunter

Cards on the Table (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-149?
Genre
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Looie Lazybones / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Gates?
Inks
Art Gates?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-1014
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scramble together a sidewinding rattlesnake...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Looie Lazybones; Clarabelle

The Smiling God (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-243?
Genre
adventure; jungle

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

Zippie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
CC-1079
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My, my!
Genre
humor; teen

The Case of the Uppity Thieves (Table of Contents: 6)

Commando Cubs / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes
Pencils
Lin Streeter
Inks
Lin Streeter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-826
Genre
adventure
Characters
Commando Cubs; Ace; Pokey

Indexer Notes

The Commando Cubs appear next in AMERICA'S BEST COMICS #27.

The Case of Portuguese Mike (Table of Contents: 7)

Stories from the D.A. File / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

first appearance

Thrilling Facts (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-139?
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
various facts about animals and people

Indexer Notes

bottom half of page is statement of ownership and management

Never to Be Too Sure (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald Bayne Hobart
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

The Case of the Complex Corpse! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Phantom Detective / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edmond Good
Inks
Edmond Good
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-1178
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
The Phantom Detective [Richard Curtis Van Loan] [aka Mr. Spencer]; Frank Havens (Clarion publisher); Edgar White (Frank's friend, death); John Cartwright (cameo, death); Joseph Tedder (cameo, death); George Adams (cameo, death); Dr. Blake (villain, sanatorium director); Milligan (villain)
Synopsis
Publisher Havens goes to see a friend of his, Edgar White, in a sanatorium and is told that he had been in an accident. When Havens gets to see his friend, White tells him that the sanatorium is trying to kill him, just as three other patients mysteriously died. When Havens doesn't believe him, he does the next day when he learns that White "committed suicide", so he contacts the Phantom Detective via the red beacon light. The mystery man dons a disguise and has himself entered as a patient in the sanatorium in investigate.
Keywords
red beacon light; The Baker Lodge (sanatorium); The Clarion
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Princess Pantha
  2. 1. Diamonds of Death
    Princess Pantha
  3. 2. Cards on the Table
  4. 3. ["Scramble together a sidewinding rattlesnake..."]
    Looie Lazybones
  5. 4. The Smiling God
  6. 5. ["My, my!"]
    Zippie
  7. 6. The Case of the Uppity Thieves
    Commando Cubs
  8. 7. The Case of Portuguese Mike
    Stories from the D.A. File
  9. 8. Thrilling Facts
  10. 9. Never to Be Too Sure
  11. 10. The Case of the Complex Corpse!
    The Phantom Detective
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