(June 1948)

Pines, 1944 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
every other month
On-sale Date
1948-04-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1948 Periodicals, page 136.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tara / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg (signed as XELA)
Inks
Alex Schomburg (signed as XELA)
Colors
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Tara, Captain Robin
Reprints

The Key of the Cuchin Van (Table of Contents: 1)

Tara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Fawcette
Inks
Gene Fawcette ?; George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-273
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tara; Captain Robin; Malo; Daro Dallas (villain, introduction)

Stop to Wonder (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Graham Ingels
Inks
Graham Ingels
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

The Saxon Hostage (Table of Contents: 3)

The Silver Knight / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Isaacs
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Everett Kinstler
Colors
Leo Isaacs
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-361
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Silver Knight; Vorkal (villain); Hecate (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Silver Knight's appearance here follows his appearance in AMERICA'S BEST COMICS #26.

Tara and the Space Raiders (Table of Contents: 4)

Tara / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (credited)
Pencils
Gene Fawcette (signed as G.F.) (illustration)
Inks
Gene Fawcette (signed as GF) (illustration)
Colors
Charles S. Strong
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-243
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everything was peaceful and happy in the stronghold of Haneesh...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tara; Milgra; Gonda (villain)

The Song of Lorelana! (Table of Contents: 5)

Wonderman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin ? (signed as Terry Scott); George Roussos ? (signed as Terry Scott)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-169
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lilith (villain); Gree-Dee (villain, introduction); Gloo-Tony (villain, introduction), En-Vee (villain, introduction); Lorelans (villain, introduction)

Scourges of the South (Table of Contents: 6)

Crime Casebook / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-236
Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

true crime story

All Men Are Equal! A story of the Freedom Train (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (as Parker) (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-252
Genre
adventure; non-fiction; historical
Characters
Thomas Jefferson

The Gentle Mr. Habersham! (Table of Contents: 8)

Jill Trent, Science Sleuth / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy
Inks
Al Camy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-1182
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery; teen; crime; science fiction
Characters
Marty (villain, introduction); Marty's gang (villain, introduction); Habersham (introduction); Beulah Habersham (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Saltarella feels the artwork looks more like Charles Quinlan than Camy.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tara
  2. 1. The Key of the Cuchin Van
    Tara
  3. 2. Stop to Wonder
  4. 3. The Saxon Hostage
    The Silver Knight
  5. 4. Tara and the Space Raiders
    Tara
  6. 5. The Song of Lorelana!
    Wonderman
  7. 6. Scourges of the South
    Crime Casebook
  8. 7. All Men Are Equal! A story of the Freedom Train
  9. 8. The Gentle Mr. Habersham!
    Jill Trent, Science Sleuth
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • John Censullo
  • Keith Chandler
  • Pat Conolly
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Len Wolinsky