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American publisher Ned Pines created Pines Publishing and started out as a Publisher of the Thrilling Group brand of Pulp Magazines in 1928. In 1939 Ned Pines and Pines Publishing entered the comics field under the Standard Comics imprint. Standard in turn was the parent company of two comic-book lines: Better Publications and Nedor Publishing, sometimes referred to as "Standard/Better/Nedor".

In business from 1939 to 1956, Standard was a prolific publisher during the Golden Age of comic books. The Better and Nedor imprints were consolidated as the Standard Comics line, with a "Standard Comics" flag-like cover logo. The titles previously had no publisher logo. In 1956, Standard ended and only two titles continued, published by Pines Comics.

Beginning in the 1980s, Standard/Better/Nedor characters have been revived by other publishers:

American Crusader (Nedor, Dynamite)

American Eagle and Eaglet (Nedor, Dynamite)

Amoeba Man

Beggar King

Black Bat I

Black Bat II (Nedor, Moonstone, Dynamite)

Black Barton

Black Death (Nedor version)

Black Satan (Nedor, Dynamite)

Black Terror and Tim, Kid Terror (Nedor, Dynamite)

Black Vulture

Brad Spencer, Wonder Man (Nedor, Dynamite)

Brick Bradford (King Features, Nedor)

Butch O'Leary (Nedor, Dynamite)

Captain Future (Nedor, Moonstone, Dynamite)

Carol Smith (Nedor, Dynamite)

Cavalier (Nedor version)

Chameleon (Nedor version)

Crimson Conqurer

Dark Archer

Deathless Druid

Doc Strange and Mike Ellis (Tom Strange or Strong) (Nedor, Dynamite)

Dr. Bio and his Spider Men

Dr. Fission

Doctor Fosfor

Doctor Ghoul

Doctor X

Doctor Voodoo

Don Davis

Fighting Yank (Nedor, Dynamite)

Electru (Nedor, Dynamite)


Faceless Phantom

Fighting Yank (Nedor, Dynamite)

Four Comrades

The Garrator

Ghost aka Green Ghost (Nedor, Moonstone)


Green Ghoul (Nedor version)

Grim Reaper (Nedor, Dynamite)

Hale the Herald

The Hypnotist

Judy of the Jungle

Jungle Jim (King Features, Nedor, Dell, Charlton, Dynamite)

Kara, the Jungle Princess

King of Futuria

Lady Serpent (Nedor, Dynamite)

Lance Lewis, Space Detective

Liberator (Nedor, Dynamite)

Living Bolt

Lone Eagle

The Magnet

Major Mars

Mask (Nedor version)

Masked Detective

Masked Rider I

Masked Rider II

Mavelli and The Faceless Legion

Mechano or Mekano

Miss Masque (Masquerade) (Nedor, Dynamite)


Mr. Eyes

Mystico (Nedor, Dynamite)

The Oracle (Nedor version)

Olly Snate (Nedor, Dynamite)

Phantom Detective (Nedor, Moonstone)

Phantom Soldier

Princess Pantha

Puzzler (Nedor version)

Pyroman (Nedor, Dynamite)

Red Ann (Nedor, Dynamite)

Red Lama

Red Mask (Nedor version)

Red Regent

Rick Howard, Mystery Rider

Scarab (Dynamite character is based on the Scarab) (Pines version)

The Scourge (Nedor version)

Sea Eagle

Silver Knight

Silk Davis (Nedor, Dynamite)

Sinestro and his Beast Men (Nedor version)

Space Emperor


Tara, the Pirate Queen

The Dwarf

The Oracle

The Sphinx

The Three Comrades

Thesson, Son of the Gods

Tiny Terror

The Woman in Red (Nedor, Dynamite)

Torch (Nedor version)

Tygra (Nedor version)


Many of these characters have bios, while others do not.


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