(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
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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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