(May 1949)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Brand
Standard Comics
Editing
Ned Pines ?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rick Howard, the Mystery Rider / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Mystery Rider [Rick Howard]
Reprints
Keywords
cowboys; horses; wagons

Plunder on the Prairie! (Table of Contents: 1)

Rick Howard, the Mystery Rider! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Charles M. Quinlan Jr. ?
Pencils
Charles M. Quinlan
Inks
Charles M. Quinlan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-763
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Mystery Ride [Rick Howard]

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-5-29. The Who's Who indicates that Quinlan's son wrote his material for his father during the 1940's when he was in high school.

The Bull Roarer! (Table of Contents: 2)

Judy of the Jungle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; jungle

The Deadly Frame! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Job Number
B-344
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Mr. Jason (Jerry's employer); Jerry Travers; Maureen Travers (Jerry's wife); Mr. Jones (villain, company cashier, gang leader); Slug (villain, gang member) other un-named gang member (villain)
Synopsis
A reformed criminal pays his dues and is then entrusted with responsibility. However, his wife’s illness, and, with his sudden need for money, would suggest that Jerry is ready to turn back to a life of crime. Entrusted with $20,000 from his employer, Jerry is tempted but sticks true to his new direction in life. When his employer is robbed in front of him, Jerry is implicated in the robbery by the real thieves, but the Black Terror sets a trap and helps straighten the situation out.

Judy and the Leopard Men (Table of Contents: 4)

Judy of the Jungle / text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Judy of the Jungle; Pistol Roberts; Leopard Men (villains)

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Art Saaf's website (now offline).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Junior Judo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg [as Berg] (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg [as Berg] (signed)
Colors
Dave Berg
Letters
?

Job Number
B-498
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's your sister Judy...
Genre
humor; martial arts
Characters
Judy Judo (introduction)

Tickets for Two! (Table of Contents: 6)

Roger Dodger / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Hartley (signed)
Pencils
Al Hartley (signed)
Inks
Al Hartley (signed)
Colors
Al Hartley
Letters
?

Job Number
B-387

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Fabulous Wooden Box! (Table of Contents: 7)

Johnny Dale, Secret Agent / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC-532

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Read...Billy West Comics (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Billy West / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rick Howard, the Mystery Rider
  2. 1. Plunder on the Prairie!
    Rick Howard, the Mystery Rider!
  3. 2. The Bull Roarer!
    Judy of the Jungle
  4. 3. The Deadly Frame!
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. Judy and the Leopard Men
    Judy of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["There's your sister Judy..."]
    Junior Judo
  7. 6. Tickets for Two!
    Roger Dodger
  8. 7. The Fabulous Wooden Box!
    Johnny Dale, Secret Agent
  9. 8. Read...Billy West Comics
    Billy West
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Katie
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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