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    A golden age publisher and parent company of Better Publications and Nedor Publishing.

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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)

    Emperor

    Faceless Phantom

    Fighting Yank (Nedor, Dynamite)

    Four Comrades

    The Garrator

    Ghost aka Green Ghost (Nedor, Moonstone)

    Grag

    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)

    Mojo

    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

    Spectro

    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)

    Zudo

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

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