(April 1949)

Pines, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Visual Editions, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines (uncredited)
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 Schomburg] (signed)
Inks
Alex Schomburg [as Schomburg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

The Wrong Murder! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska (signed)
Inks
George Tuska (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-367
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Captain Melrose (death); Helen (Melroses' Uncle); Jim; Hugh Melrose [nee Hugo] (villain, Melroses' nephew, gambler, death); "Tiny" Morelli (villain); Corpse (villain)
Synopsis
Bob and Tim greet the Captain and Helen to his drug store, where Melrose talks of his ruby ring, which Helen will one day receive. The Captain states that there is a powerful spell on the ring, and anyone who wears the ring without his consent and wishes him harm will be destroyed!
Keywords
Benton Drug Store; Silver Queen (gambling ship); Star (newspaper)

Indexer Notes

Thanks to Len Wolinsky for finding the signature.

Handicap To Murder! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Black Terror / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-449
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jerry Bradley; Jock Bradley (jockey, Jerry's father, death); Blacky (race horse); Flush Bradley (villain, gambler, Jock's brother, Jerry's Uncle and Guardian)
Synopsis
Bob lends the money needed as an entrance fee for a horse owned by the Bradley's, but the Bradley's no good brother threatens them. When the father (a jockey) dies while riding the horse, the Terror Twins smell a rat when Flush uses the situation to try and take over the nag and put Jerry into an orphanage.
Reprints
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

Thanks to Len Wolinsky for finding the signatures.

The Haunted House (Table of Contents: 3)

The Black Terror / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (credited)
Pencils
Art Saaf (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-434
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Chief Halsey (of the Rockford Police); Guy Allen (villain); Allen's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Bob and Tim go to Maine to see an old friend, Chief Halsey, because they had heard that there was a haunted house in the area. When the Chief tells them that several bank robberies have occured in the area, the Terror Twins decide to visit the haunted house.
Keywords
Quinlan House; Rockford (Maine)

Indexer Notes

Art credit by Jim Vadebonceour, as reported by Steve Saaf in May 2007.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Rico / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
H. R. Karp (signed)
Pencils
Irving Karp (signed)
Inks
Irving Karp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
AC-722
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ya call these good oranges....
Genre
humor
Characters
Rico

Brute of the Bayou! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Job Number
none
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Yvette; Andre (Yvette's sweetheart); Yvette's step-father (villain); Yvette's step-brother (villain)
Synopsis
Yvette's step-brother and step-father are holding her and Andre in an islated cabin on the bayou, as they try to convince the young woman to sign away her inheritance to her late father's estate to save Andre's life.
Reprints
Keywords
Mardi Gras; New Orleans

Indexer Notes

Thanks to Len Wolinsky for the signatures.

[Fortunes Told] (Table of Contents: 6)

Phineas the Parrot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant (signed)
Pencils
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks
Art Helfant (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Art Helfant

Job Number
A-363
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Phineas (a parrot); an organ grinder
Synopsis
Phineas convinces a fellow parrot being used to deliver fortunes to people to start his own business.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Len Wolinsky.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. The Wrong Murder!
    The Black Terror
  3. 2. Handicap To Murder!
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. The Haunted House
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. ["Ya call these good oranges...."]
    Rico
  6. 5. Brute of the Bayou!
    The Black Terror
  7. 6. [Fortunes Told]
    Phineas the Parrot
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Edgar Loftin
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