(June 1949)

Pines, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Visual Editions, Inc.
Brand
Standard Comics
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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Haunt of Kowanchoo! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed); ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-453
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jed Serviss (druggist); Dick Keeneye (Indian from Kowanchoo tribe); Tani Nohanta (Dick's sweetheart); Ned Dart (villain, rancher)
Synopsis
Bob and Tim are on vacation, and learn, while aboard a train, that the tribe of the Kowanchoos has mysteriously vanished, so the Black Terror decides to look into the situation and discovers that the village sits near a million dollar uranium mine.
Reprints
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo notes there are clearly other inkers involved, particularly on the first eight pages. Bill Black credited inking solely to Meskin.

The Cheat of Chinatown! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Job Number
B458
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jed Serviss (druggist); Eddie Chu; Ting Ling (Eddie's sweetheart); Anmah (Ting's maid servant); Ting San (villain, Ting's father); Koo (villain)
Synopsis
Eddie wants to marry Ting Ling, but her father is not sure that he is trustworthy enough. To test his loyalty and honesty, Ling's father entrusts to Eddie $50,000 earmarked to aid China's children. However, several crooks overhear this conversation and decide to relieve Eddie of the funds, knowing that their boss is Ting San himself.
Reprints
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

Disputed credits. Nick Caputo believes there are clearly other hands involved in the inking. Bill Black credits the full art to Mort Meskin. Alter Ego #111 (July 2012) states art to be by Jerry Robinson and Mort Meskin.

What Do You Know About China? (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
BF-260
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A series of 4 non-sequential illustrated quizzes with the answers.

Sequence added by Leonard Wolinsky via the GCD Errors list, April 2009.

Professor's Secret (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Charles S. Strong [as Charles Strong] (signed)
Pencils
George Tuska (three spot illustrations) (signed)
Inks
George Tuska (three spot illustrations) (signed)
Colors
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Professor John Simmons; Kurt (villain); two un-named crooks (villains)
Synopsis
The Black Terror has been asked by American government officials to keep watch over a professor and his laboratory because the scientist is working on a new truth serum that is of interest to unscrupulous crooks.
Reprints

From the Black Terror Scrapbook (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Bob Feller; Roman General Maurice; Roman Emperor Maximinian; Joaquin Miller
Synopsis
Page consists of four separate panels of random historical facts, highlighting: 1) that there are more than 600 varities of fish in Florida's waters; 2) Cleveland Indian's pitcher Bob Feller struck out 18 Detroit Tiger players in a single game in 1948; 3) that Roman General Maurice was doomed to die by the Emperor because he refused to persecute Christians; and 4) poet Joaquin Miller fought as a soldier of fortune in Nicaragua before the Civil War.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Leonard Wolinsky (April 2009).

Clash by Night! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Black Terror / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B517
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Jed Serviss (druggist); Sergeant Mac Gooligan; Hardwick (FBI agent); Angel-Face Dalton (villain)
Synopsis
A gang of crooks, led by Public Enemy No. 1 Dalton, hole up in a waterfront warehouse containing a valuable supply of penicillin destined for sick European children.
Reprints
Keywords
Benton Drug Store

Indexer Notes

Feature next in America's Best Comics (Standard, 1942 series) #31.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. ["Do You Want Spending Money?"]
  3. 2. The Haunt of Kowanchoo!
    The Black Terror
  4. 3. The Cheat of Chinatown!
    The Black Terror
  5. 4. What Do You Know About China?
  6. 5. Professor's Secret
    The Black Terror
  7. 6. From the Black Terror Scrapbook
  8. 7. Clash by Night!
    The Black Terror
  9. 8. ["Wouldn't You Be Proud to Own a Genuine Swiss Watch!"]
  10. 9. ["Greatest Value Ever Offered To Our Readers!"]
  11. 10. ["Now You Can Play Real Songs At Once With Color-Keyed Piano"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin