(October 1948)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Every other month
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

Some information in this index contributed by Greg Theakston and Leonard Wolinsky, confirmed from original comic.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Princess Pantha / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Princess Pantha
Reprints

The Girl Who Kept Faith! (Table of Contents: 1)

Princess Pantha / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Saaf [as Artie Saaf] (signed)
Inks
Art Saaf [as Artie Saaf] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-297
Genre
jungle
Characters
Princess Pantha; Senor Piranha [Jeff Masters]; Dane Hunter; Alice McGregor
Synopsis
A girl named Alice McGregor arrives in the jungle to find her fiance, but he is being held captive by Senor Pirahna. Princess Pantha saves them both by tricking Senor Piranha into jumping into the water.
Reprints

Shutterbugs! (Table of Contents: 2)

Kathy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Arthur Adler
Pencils
Ralph Mayo [as Mayo] (signed); Frank Frazetta ?
Inks
Frank Frazetta [as Frazetta] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-269
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Kathy
Synopsis
Kathy's dad convinces her to take up photography, but when she takes pictures in daredevil situations, he smashes her camera.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is signed as "Mayo + Frazetta", but very much resembles Frazetta's solo work, with very little Mayo influence. Script credit from Adler's interview in Alter-Ego.

Everything's Vine! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Frazetta (signed)
Inks
Frank Frazetta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-294
Genre
humor
Characters
Louie Lazybones
Synopsis
A tomato growing contest between the Tuzzlewit's and the Lazybone's gets out of hand.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On page 3, "Fritz loves Carol" is carved into a tree.

Pantha and the Golden Idol (Table of Contents: 4)

Pantha / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (signed)
Pencils
Art Saaf [as Saaf] (signed)
Inks
Art Saaf [as Saaf] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-334 or S-334
Genre
jungle
Characters
Princess Pantha; Diane; Tala; Walter Benson (villain)
Synopsis
Pantha decides to investigate the reasons behind strange white men bringing present of golden statue into the M'Tongo village for trade.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits and synopsis added by Craig Delich 1-31-08.

Too Tough To Live (Table of Contents: 5)

From Your District Attorney's Files [Stories From the D.A. File] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
BF-231
Genre
crime
Characters
Monk Eastman
Synopsis
Monk Eastman gets out of jail by becoming a soldier in World War II, then ends up dead when he tries to beat the law after the war.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature title is "From Your District Attorney's Files"; original indexer had "Stories From the D.A. File". Unsure what this feature is named in other issues.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Thrilling Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-301
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In his youth, he was quite a tennis player...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Franklin Roosevelt; Woodrow Wilson; Harry S. Truman; Herbert Hoover
Synopsis
Short paragraphs about U.S. presidents and their involvement with sports when they were young.

Hawaiian Boy (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Oliver Buchanan (signed)
Pencils
George Tuska (illustration)
Inks
George Tuska (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-388
Genre
adventure
Characters
Duke Kuluai; Kit McGrath; Carl Schmidt

Indexer Notes

Art credit supplied by Gary Watson, May 2008.

Death Shocks the City! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Phantom Detective / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-373?
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Phantom Detective [The Phantom; Richard Curtis Van Loan]; Frank Havens; Johnson (the D.A.); Dan Grogan; Smoke Nolan
Synopsis
When the DA is murdered by high-voltage over a telephone line, the Phantom goes undercover as Smoke Nolan to find the murderer.

Indexer Notes

The main character is variously refered to as "The Phantom Detective" and as "The Phantom" in this story. Art previously tentatively assigned to George Tuska. Denied by Gary Watson, May 2008.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Princess Pantha
  2. 1. The Girl Who Kept Faith!
    Princess Pantha
  3. 2. Shutterbugs!
    Kathy
  4. 3. Everything's Vine!
    Looie Lazybones
  5. 4. Pantha and the Golden Idol
    Pantha
  6. 5. Too Tough To Live
    From Your District Attorney's Files [Stories From the D.A. File]
  7. 6. ["In his youth, he was quite a tennis player..."]
    Thrilling Facts
  8. 7. Hawaiian Boy
  9. 8. Death Shocks the City!
    The Phantom Detective
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steven Rowe
  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Gary L. Watson