(September 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.
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)

Billy West / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Billy West
Keywords
airplanes; cowboys; gunfights; horses

The Deadly Dude! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Joe Greene ?;
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-581
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Billy West; Eagle (horse); Molly Sage; Uncle Dan; Snubby; Julie; Dude Johnson
Synopsis
A dude riding a huge bicycle comes to town, and shortly after a masked bandit begins to rob and kill.

Indexer Notes

next app. in BILLY WEST #4
Credits from www.bailsprojects.com
Originally credited with questionmarks to three artists: Celardo, Howard Larsen and Mayo, but the faces reveal this to be Celardo, long chin and marked jawbone, faces in profiles. He is credited on Billy West by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The King of the Toys! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
B-565
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Judy of the Jungle

Indexer Notes

Last Golden Age appearance. Next appearance in Hack/Slash/ The Series #29.

Swahili Medicine Man (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Job Number
B-609
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Judy of the Jungle

Indexer Notes

The illustrations on the text story in issue #68 are identical to these, and credited to Art Saaf, who is also credited on Judy of the Jungle by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

On the Town! (Table of Contents: 4)

Speedy Hopper / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-447
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Speedy Hopper (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Art credits from www.bailsprojects.com
Second and last appearance in Thrilling Comics #75

The Kid Plays a Lone Hand! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Black Terror / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-568
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last appearance until revival in THE BLACK TERROR #1 (Eclipse, 1989 series)
Tuska is credited on Black Terror by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and can often be mixed up with Morisi, but the lines inside the ears are different.

Man's First Boat (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
BF-278
Genre
historical
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Billy West
  2. 1. The Deadly Dude!
    Billy West
  3. 2. The King of the Toys!
    Judy of the Jungle
  4. 3. Swahili Medicine Man
    Judy of the Jungle
  5. 4. On the Town!
    Speedy Hopper
  6. 5. The Kid Plays a Lone Hand!
    The Black Terror
  7. 6. Man's First Boat
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Dan Kocher
  • Patrick Lemaire
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  • Steinar Ã…dland
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  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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