(August 1940)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale Date
1940-06-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines (credited as N. L. Pines) (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Future / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kin Platt (signed as Kin)
Inks
Kin Platt (signed as Kin)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Future [Andrew Bryant]

[The Munitions Men Murders] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Future / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kin Platt (signed)
Inks
Kin Platt (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Accidentally crossing the gamma ray...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Future [Dr. Andrew Bryant]; Boris Klubek (villain, introduction); Nelson; Brin

Indexer Notes

Platt signs in the final panel.

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

Don Davis / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Sansone (signed as L. S.)
Inks
Leonard Sansone (signed as L. S.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the headquarters of the United States military intelligence...
Genre
spy
Characters
Lt. Don Davis (introduction); Mohler (villain, introduction); his spy ring (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Sansone signs in the first panel of page five - L. S. '40

[The Return of Dr. Slade] (Table of Contents: 3)

Mystico / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Sansone
Inks
Leonard Sansone
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Walking down a busy thoroughfare...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Mystico; Dr. Slade (villain, death)

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

G-Man Dalton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leo Morey (signed as L. M.)
Inks
Leo Morey (signed as L. M.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A wave of hijacking breaks out!
Genre
crime
Characters
G-Man Dalton; Colfax (villain, introduction); Rogers; Herr Schultz

Revolution In Chilina! President Flees! (Table of Contents: 5)

Scoop Langdon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Merna Gamble (signed)
Inks
Merna Gamble (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm on my way, funny-face!
Genre
crime
Characters
Scoop Langdon; Casados (villain, introduction, death); Mary (air hostess); Bob (pilot); Luisa Gomez; Gomez

Indexer Notes

Gamble signs in the final panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Biff Powers / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Lehti
Inks
Jack Lehti
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two men flee through the wild African jungle!
Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Tom Carson (introduction); Biff Powers (introduction); Marcia Beale (introduction); Marvin Beale (villain, introduction, death); Weki (introduction)
Synopsis
The Carson Circus dispatches Powers to capture a saber tooth tiger in Africa. The Trans-American Circus sends Beale and his niece to beat him to the prize. All are captured by the Klombossi tribe and sentenced to be sacrificed to the tiger, but Biff and Marcia escape.
Keywords
Amazonia; anaconda; Carson Circus; crocodiles; Klombossi; Manbola; sabertooth tiger; Trans-American Circus; water-buffalo

Indexer Notes

Biff and Marcia come back to use Weki's guidance in issue #4. Since that story is set in Angola, this may be too.

Jerry Guards the Gold (Table of Contents: 7)

Jerry Martin / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald Bayne Hobart (credited)
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jerry Martin whistled a gay little tune...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jerry Martin; Bill Clide; Hank Ruff

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

Masked Rider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Riding north into the Dakota bad-lands...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Rider; Walford (villain, introduction); Bolton; Nancy Bolton; Hank

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

Detective-Sergeant Burke / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Thayer (signed)
Inks
Ray Thayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Walking along the waterfront, Burke meets trouble!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Detective-Sergeant Burke; Otis Panken (villain, introduction, death); Captain Tony Jabinski; Otis Panken; Sligson

Danny Remembers (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald Bayne Hobart (credited)
Pencils
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
? (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Danny Heath was skating along the street...
Genre
crime
Characters
Danny Heath

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Happy and Snappy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Kin Platt (signed as Kin)
Pencils
Kin Platt (signed as Kin)
Inks
Kin Platt (signed as Kin)
Colors
Kin Platt (signed as Kin)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Either you boys bring in Homicide Harvey or I get me two new deputy sheriffs!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Happy (introduction); Snappy (introduction); Homicide Harvey (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Three separate one page stories.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Future
  2. 1. [The Munitions Men Murders]
    Captain Future
  3. 2. ["At the headquarters of the United States military intelligence..."]
    Don Davis
  4. 3. [The Return of Dr. Slade]
    Mystico
  5. 4. ["A wave of hijacking breaks out!"]
    G-Man Dalton
  6. 5. Revolution In Chilina! President Flees!
    Scoop Langdon
  7. 6. ["Two men flee through the wild African jungle!"]
    Biff Powers
  8. 7. Jerry Guards the Gold
    Jerry Martin
  9. 8. ["Riding north into the Dakota bad-lands..."]
    Masked Rider
  10. 9. ["Walking along the waterfront, Burke meets trouble!"]
    Detective-Sergeant Burke
  11. 10. Danny Remembers
  12. 11. ["Either you boys bring in Homicide Harvey or I get me two new deputy sheriffs!"]
    Happy and Snappy
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Darci
  • Katie
  • Keith Chandler
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Dan Kocher
  • Per Sandell
  • Brian Stewart
  • Len Wolinsky