(June 1948)

Pines, 1942 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
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 Xela] (signed)
Inks
Alex Schomburg [as Xela] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

The Eye of the Lady Serpent! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jerry Robinson ?; Mort Meskin ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson [as Robinson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-172
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Sergeant Mac Gooligan; un-named prison matron; un-named prison Warden (death); Office Schanz (death); Maharajah of Argozil; Lady Serpent (villain); Serpent's gang (villains, three die)
Synopsis
The Terror Twins must track down the Lady Serpent, who has just broken out of jail, killing the Warden, and who likely has her sights set of the million dollars worth of jewels being brought to town by the Maharajah od Argozil.
Reprints
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

Robinson and Meskin sometimes re-wrote scripts and often switched off on the pencil and ink chores. Jim Amash and others agree that this example was Meskin pencils and Robinson inks (per Alter Ego #111 for July, 2012).

The Road To Revenge! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-229
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Buzz Mikola (newsboy, Danny's brother); Mrs. Nikola (Danny and Buzz's mother); Mr. Nikola (Policeman, Danny and Buzz's father, death, image only); Danny Nikola (villain, death); Krafty (villain, death); Krafty's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Young Danny Nikola is too involved with the wrong kind of friends, and ends up on the opposite side of the law. But when his brother is easily swayed into helping the gang steal some uncut diamonds, the Terror Twins step in to put a halt to the matter.
Reprints
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Lily's Roadhouse

Young Deerhunter's Trail (Table of Contents: 3)

Deerhunter / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Stewart (credited)
Pencils
Vic Prezio [as Prezie] (spot illustrations) (signed)
Inks
Vic Prezie [as Prezie] (spot illustrations) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Deerhunter (Yellowknife Indian boy); Deerhunter's mother; Constable Paul Miller; McTavish
Synopsis
Constable Miller stops by Deerhunter's abode and asks if there is one of their young men capable of being a guide, and the young boy volunteers to help Miller loacte old man McTavish.
Keywords
Ash Creek; Mackenzie River; Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Danger In the Air! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Robinson (signed); Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson (signed); Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-256
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Joe Subrini (acrobat); Nellie (villain, acrobat, reforms, death); Bojo (villain, former knifethrower, now lion tamer); Pippo (villain, reforms)
Synopsis
The criminal boss of a circus double-crosses one of his own performers in order to get revenge upon an acrobatic couple......with dire consequences.
Reprints

The Joneses (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Belfi ? [as J. B.] (signed)
Inks
John Belfi ? [as J. B.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Jones; Jones' Grandmother
Synopsis
Jones discovers, with dire results, just how much of a back-seat driver Grandma is!

Indexer Notes

Artist credits and sequence added by Craig Delich.

Pretty Pictures (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Oliver Buchanan
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-258
Genre
crime
Characters
Walter Graham; Walter's father; un-named State Policemen; Jake (villain, kidnapper); Larry (villain, kidnapper)
Synopsis
Walter, son of a famed artist, was at work one night in his father's studio when two men entered and told him that hisfather had been in an accident and they were taking him to him. But Walter smelled a rat and found a clever way to alert authorities to his whereabouts!
Keywords
Graham Studios

The End of the World! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Space Speedsters / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Aschmeier
Inks
Stan Aschmeier
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
144-B
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Space Speedsters [Jinx Johnson (reporter); Randy Colman (astrophysicist)](introduction); Jim Burroughs (Editor of the Daily Tribune); Okey Collins (villain, former member of the Dixon mob); un-named ruler of Hecate (villain, death?); the ruler's followers (villains, all die?)
Synopsis
Jinx uses an old reporter's trick of asking a criminal to surrender and turn himself in, but it is a freak solar eclipse, caused by an unknown planet, that turns the trick.
Keywords
Atmoscars; Hecate (a planet); The Daily Tribune

Indexer Notes

Only appearance?

Little Legends (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
CC-871
Genre
humor
Characters
two pranksters; gullible guy
Synopsis
Two guys decide to play a prank on a gullible guy, telling hime that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Imagine their surprise when the guy returns with that treasure!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. The Eye of the Lady Serpent!
    The Black Terror
  3. 2. The Road To Revenge!
    Black Terror
  4. 3. Young Deerhunter's Trail
    Deerhunter
  5. 4. Danger In the Air!
    The Black Terror
  6. 5. The Joneses
  7. 6. Pretty Pictures
  8. 7. The End of the World!
    The Space Speedsters
  9. 8. Little Legends
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Lou Mazzella
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin