(September 1948)

Pines, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Visual Editions, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines (uncredited)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Lady Serpent Returns! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Black Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-175
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Sergeant Mac Gooligan; Murphy (a Policeman); Sparks (radio operator); Joe (a sailor); The Lady Serpent (villain); Hulga (villain); Mogu (villain, a snake); Naru (villain, a snake); Mike (villain)
Synopsis
While being transported back to prison via train, the Serpent Lady's gang engineers her escape, already making plans to hijack the Good Neighbor ship "Peace", carrying food and medical supplies.
Reprints
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Peace (a ship)

Indexer Notes

Signed "Jerry Robinson, Mort Meskin", who would often switch pencils and inks.

Penciler and inker credits from Cesar Diaz.

The Revenge of Red Ann! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Black Terror / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-274
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton] Tim [Tim Roland]; Red Ann; Bart (Ann's husband, flashback, death); Trent (Ann and Bart's friend, flashback); Dick Reagan (reporter for the Daily Star); The Voice [Trent] (villain, Bart and Ann's friend); Voice's gang (villains)
Synopsis
News reporter Tim Reagan accompanies the Terror Twins as they are alerted that the mysterious Voice and his gang are hitting a bank. At the scene is the mysterious Red Ann, whose avowed mission is to track down the Voice and kill him.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Star; Solo Hollow

Indexer Notes

Artwork signed "Jerry Robinson and Mort Meskin". They are known to have switched back and forth on penciling and inking. These Pencil and ink credits are from Cesar Diaz.

From the Black Terror Scrap Book (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
BF-228
Genre
sports
Characters
Gas House Gus (a frog); Joe Louis (boxer)

Indexer Notes

Four different one panel cartoons highlight certain activities: how fast the punch of boxer Joe Louis is (127 mph); how far a famed frog leaped in 1937 in Sarasota, Florida (19 feet); how grueling the sport of lacrosse really is; and the fact that a paratrooper jumping from 20,ooo' will reach the ground in just 90 seconds....if his chute doesn't open!

The Lancers Are Coming (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William McClellan (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-331
Genre
war
Characters
Bert Collins; Golambi (Bert's native companion); river pirates [Bar-lema (leader of the pirates); rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
An English missionary in India decides to send his son Bert back to the U.S. until the warring in India came to an end. But, while traveling on a ship, river pirates stop the vessel and decide to hold Bert for ransom.
Keywords
Bengal Lancers; Brahmaputra River; India

The Plundering Pooch! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Black Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos [as Roussos] (signed)
Inks
Ralph Mayo [as Mayo] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Bruce Brinton; Mary Brinton (Bruce's daughter); Hacker Kane (villain); Kane's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Bruce Brinton is a tough, wealthy man, who trusts absolutely no one.....but who still has a soft heart towards a small puppy. Unbeknownst to all, the puppy is wired by Hacker Kane's boys in order to track the whereabouts of the Terror Twins!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No job number on story.

The last panel on page two has the name of the story's inker, "Mayo", on a store sign.

Oddity: Tim is shown not wearing his mask in many panels of the story.

Lucky John's Discovery (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chuck Stanley (credited)
Pencils
Paul Parker [as Parker] (spot illustration) (signed)
Inks
Paul Parker [as Parker] (spot illustration) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-290
Genre
crime
Characters
Lucky John Carson (prospector, George's grandfather); George Carson; Constable Jim Davenport; Pierre Le Blanc (villain); Trigger Kane (villain)
Synopsis
Prospector Lucky John Carson, searching for traces of radium in Canada, has already discovered a large vein of gold, a fact of interest to two criminals.
Keywords
Great Bear Lake

Indexer Notes

Signature is consistent with Parker’s signatures from Manhunt #11 (August, 1948).

Larceny in the Lighthouse! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Job Number
B-298
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Hank Harper (lighthouse keeper); Jane Harper (Hank's grand-daughter); Bolo (a sea gull); Baby-Face Felton (villain); Felton's gang (villains)
Synopsis
A lonely lighthouse keeper and his daughter receive some unwelcome visitors, who are there to await a ship of smuggled goods.
Reprints
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

Signed "Jerry Robinson / Mort Meskin". Likely they switched off in the art.

The Gray Shadow (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald Boyne Hobart (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Danny Hutton; Sheriff Hutton (Danny's father); The Gray Shadow [Buck Shaw] (villain)
Synopsis
While riding along, Danny hears gunshots and realizes that his father has been out trying to track down the outlaw called the Gray Shadow.
Keywords
Cross-in-a-Box Ranch

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Rico / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
AC-725
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nobody buy-a da banana!
Genre
humor
Characters
Rico (street peddler)
Synopsis
Rico was having trouble selling bananas at any price, until he thought of an ideal way to get rid of them all.

Aerial Acrobats! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-667
Genre
crime
Characters
The Crime Crushers [Steve Barry; Ploopie Carr; Abner Hastings (owner of Hastings Airplane Company); Horace Furman (villain, Hasting's competitor); Salvati (villain); Jimmy (villain)
Synopsis
Steve and Ploopie are desperate: they are down to their last $5, and unless they find a client quickly, they'll have to do without food. They are approached by a Mr. Hastings, who earlier entered a cab, then suddenly awoke in an alley to find his wallet and some valuable postwar airplane designs missing.
Keywords
Lane Alley; Palmer Street

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[Milking] (Table of Contents: 12)

Li'l Chief Papoose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
AC-975
Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Chief Papoose
Synopsis
Li'l Chief Papoose must find a better way to milk a cow.....but how?

Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Eveready Spotlight / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. ["Wild to avenge his father's death"]
  3. 2. The Lady Serpent Returns!
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. The Revenge of Red Ann!
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. From the Black Terror Scrap Book
  6. 5. The Lancers Are Coming
  7. 6. The Plundering Pooch!
    The Black Terror
  8. 7. Lucky John's Discovery
  9. 8. Larceny in the Lighthouse!
    The Black Terror
  10. 9. The Gray Shadow
  11. 10. ["Nobody buy-a da banana!"]
    Rico
  12. 11. Aerial Acrobats!
    The Crime Crushers
  13. 12. [Milking]
    Li'l Chief Papoose
  14. 13. Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time
  15. 14. ["How to Catch More Fish....."]
    Eveready Spotlight
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