(July 1949)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications Inc.
Publisher's Brand
Standard Comics
Editing
Ned Pines ?

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 (signed as Schomburg)
Inks
Alex Schomburg (signed as Schomburg)
Colors
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Mystery Rider [Rick Howard]; Lila Halliday
Reprints
Keywords
cowboys; gunfights; horses; revolvers; stagecoaches

Indexer Notes

Rick Howard appears on the cover, but not in the comic.

Billy West vs. Bullets & Nuggets! (Table of Contents: 1)

Billy West / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-582
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The lure was gold...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Billy West; Snubby; Julie; Amos Tucker; Ella Mae Starr; Rance Devers (crooked lawyer); Aunt Molly

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Pop Jones / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
B-391
First Line of Dialogue or Text
George, dear, you should reprove Cecil for swearing!
Genre
humor
Characters
George 'Pop' Jones; Mrs. Jones

Kraal of the Crocodiles! (Table of Contents: 3)

Judy of the Jungle / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo (signed as Ralf Mayo)
Inks
Ralph Mayo (signed as Ralf Mayo)
Colors
Ralph Mayo (signed as Ralf Mayo); ?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-495
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Judy of the Jungle; Pistol Roberts; Doctor Blanchard; Doctor Winston; B'Kanga; Chief Basoko; Maluma (medicine man); Nygano

Judy and the Monkey Hunters (Table of Contents: 4)

Judy of the Jungle / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles S. Strong (credited as Charles Strong)
Pencils
Art Saaf (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
Art Saaf (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
? (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Judy of the Jungle; Walsh; Gillen

Dice of Death! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Lawrence
Inks
Mort Lawrence
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-329
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gambler Slim Sandor played fast and merry...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Terror Twins [The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim Roland]; Guy Sandor; Sandra Sandor; Slim Sandor (death); Bob Benton; Bugsy White (death); Sarge McGooligan
Synopsis
Slim Sandor is released from prison but is more evil than before. He is frustrated by the goodness of his brother Guy and his wife Sandra (who are secretly in love) so he goes looking to cash in an I.O.U. he got in prison while playing with loaded dice. The man refuses to pay the I.O.U. because he found out the dice were loaded so Slim kills him. His brother Guy is arrested for the murder when he finds the body right before the police come in. Slim goes on the run with his wife while the Black Terror figures out that he is responsible and has to track him down to clear Guy's name.
Reprints

Rockets Old Or New (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
First to use rockets in war...
Genre
non-fiction; history
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rick Howard, the Mystery Rider
  2. 1. Billy West vs. Bullets & Nuggets!
    Billy West
  3. 2. ["George, dear, you should reprove Cecil for swearing!"]
    Pop Jones
  4. 3. Kraal of the Crocodiles!
    Judy of the Jungle
  5. 4. Judy and the Monkey Hunters
    Judy of the Jungle
  6. 5. Dice of Death!
    The Black Terror
  7. 6. Rockets Old Or New
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