(October 1948)

Pines, 1944 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines (credited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

last issue


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tara / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tara, Pirate Queen

The Death That Grew (Table of Contents: 1)

Tara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Inks
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-296

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in THRILLING COMICS (Better, 1940 series) #71

The Last Three Dimes (Table of Contents: 2)

Crime Casebook / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-303
Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

True crime story.

Robert Barrett reports that Frank Frazetta denied that he or Al Williamson worked on this story, and that it was the work of Rafael Astarita. (GCD mailing list 5 August 2010.)

The erroneous Williamson-Frazetta credits can also be found in The Fleagles (Pure Imagination, 2011) and Steve Ringgenberg's Al Williamson biography in The EC Comics Library #3 - 50 Girls 50 And Other Stories (Fantagraphics, 2012 series), though Ringgenberg, alerted to the error by Roger Hill, tried to correct the credits before publication. (Ringgenberg via the GCD Error Tracker.)

The Robots of the Demon Star (Table of Contents: 3)

Wonderman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jon Smalle ?; George Roussos ?
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-327

Indexer Notes

next appearance in SENTINELS OF AMERICA #1 (AC Comics).

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Stop to Wonder (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Biographical trivia about famous people.

The Inhabitants of Coldan Face Disaster! (Table of Contents: 5)

Tara and the Prince of Atlantis / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong
Pencils
Jon Smalle ?
Inks
Jon Smalle ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-349
Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Text is accompanied by two illustrations.

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

Wendy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Hartley ?
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-310
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly - I just ripped my pants, sis...

Indexer Notes

Pencils: Frazetta denies pencils, suggested Al Hartley.
Art identification confirmed by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Curse on the Camelots! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Leo Isaacs
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Frank Frazetta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-413
Characters
Silver Knight

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested only partial credit for Frazetta's inks.

For the Team (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Timothy Young
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports
Synopsis
Story of baseball player Jerry Fulton.

The Bulletproof Bandit! (Table of Contents: 9)

Jill Trent / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Schrotter ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-670
Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Al Camy for pencils and inks.

Strange, Isn't It? (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Synopsis
In World War I soldiers confuse their trenches.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Rico / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hubie Karp (credited)
Pencils
Lynn Karp (signed)
Inks
Lynn Karp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
AC-722
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ya call these good oranges? They're bad...
Genre
humor
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tara
  2. 1. The Death That Grew
    Tara
  3. 2. The Last Three Dimes
    Crime Casebook
  4. 3. The Robots of the Demon Star
    Wonderman
  5. 4. Stop to Wonder
  6. 5. The Inhabitants of Coldan Face Disaster!
    Tara and the Prince of Atlantis
  7. 6. ["Golly - I just ripped my pants, sis..."]
    Wendy
  8. 7. Curse on the Camelots!
    Silver Knight
  9. 8. For the Team
  10. 9. The Bulletproof Bandit!
    Jill Trent
  11. 10. Strange, Isn't It?
  12. 11. ["Ya call these good oranges? They're bad..."]
    Rico
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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