Ms. Tree

 MSTR   (Renegade, 1983-1989)

™ and ©1985 Max Collins and Terry Beatty
“Ms. Tree’s Thrilling Detective Adventures” for #1–3. Eclipse publishes #1–9, Aardvark-Vanaheim publishes #10–18, Renegade publishes #19–50

Ms. Tree was a popular detective-adventure comic by Max Collins and Terry Beatty. The Collins-Beatty team produced many works, but Ms. Tree was their best-known creation. A popular crime-novel writer, Max Collins, gave the Ms. Tree stories an edge focusing them on real-life issues like abortion and child molestation.

The stories were always solidly plotted, and often held surprising twists. Running through three different publishers (Eclipse, Aardvark-Vanaheim, and Renegade), this series lasted fifty issues, with assorted specials and spinoffs.

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#1

Date: 2/1/1983
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $3.50
23 copies available from $0.96
Eclipse publishes; Frank Miller Famous Detective Pin-Up: Mike HammerMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty

#2

Date: 4/1/1983
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $2.50
24 copies available from $0.79
1st appearance of The Scythe (Roger Loring); Origin of The Scythe (Roger Loring); Frank Miller Famous Detective Pin-Up: Philip MarloweMax Allan Collins, Dean MullaneyTerry Beatty, Ellis Goodson

#3

Date: 7/1/1983
Cover Price: $1.00
NM Guide: $2.25
27 copies available from $0.79
Frank Miller Famous Detective Pin-Up: The Continental OpMax Allan Collins, Dean MullaneyTerry Beatty, Ellis Goodson

#4

Date: 10/1/1983
Cover Price: $1.50
NM Guide: $2.00
28 copies available from $0.75
Frank Miller Famous Detective Pin-Up: Nancy DrewMax Allan Collins, Dean MullaneyTerry Beatty, Ellis Goodson

#5

Date: 11/1/1983
Cover Price: $1.50
NM Guide: $2.50
16 copies available from $0.79
 Max Allan Collins, Dean MullaneyTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Ellis Goodson

#6

Date: 2/1/1984
Cover Price: $1.50
NM Guide: $1.75
4 copies available from $0.96
Mike Grell Famous Detective Pin-Up: Tiger MannMax Allan Collins, Dean MullaneyTerry Beatty, Ellis Goodson

#7

Date: 4/1/1984
Cover Price: $1.50
NM Guide: $2.00
11 copies available from $0.79
Mike Grell Famous Detective Pin-Up: Morgan the RaiderMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#8

Date: 5/1/1984
Cover Price: $1.50
NM Guide: $2.00
8 copies available from $0.79
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Ray Gotto

#9

Date: 6/1/1984
Cover Price: $1.75
NM Guide: $1.75
4 copies available from $0.79
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#10

Date: 8/1/1984
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $1.50
6 copies available from $1.00
Aardvark-Vanaheim begins as publisherMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#11

Date: 9/1/1984
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $1.50
6 copies available from $0.96
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#12

Date: 10/1/1984
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $1.70
3 copies available from $0.79
 Max Allan Collins, Terry BeattyTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#13

Date: 11/1/1984
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $1.70
4 copies available from $0.96
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#14

Date: 12/1/1984
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $2.25
7 copies available from $0.79
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#15

Date: 1/1/1985
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $1.70
8 copies available from $1.10
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#16

Date: 2/1/1985
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $1.50
9 copies available from $0.96
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#17

Date: 4/1/1985
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $1.70
7 copies available from $1.10
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#18

Date: 5/1/1985
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $1.50
8 copies available from $0.96
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#19

Date: 6/1/1985
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $1.70
8 copies available from $0.25
Renegade Press begins as publisherMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#20

Date: 7/1/1985
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $1.70
5 copies available from $1.00
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#21

Date: 9/1/1985
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $2.00
2 copies available from $0.79
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#22

Date: 10/1/1985
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $1.70
8 copies available from $1.00
Abortion storyMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#23

Date: 11/1/1985
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $2.00
13 copies available from $0.50
Abortion storyMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#24

Date: 12/1/1985
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $2.00
4 copies available from $1.00
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#25

Date: 1/1/1986
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $2.00
12 copies available from $0.96
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#26

Date: 2/1/1986
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $2.25
15 copies available from $0.99
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#27

Date: 3/1/1986
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $2.25
10 copies available from $0.99
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#28

Date: 4/1/1986
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $2.00
17 copies available from $0.49
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#29

Date: 5/1/1986
Cover Price: $1.70
NM Guide: $2.25
8 copies available from $1.00
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#30

Date: 6/1/1986
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.25
13 copies available from $0.96
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#31

Date: 7/1/1986
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.25
10 copies available from $0.49
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#32

Date: 9/1/1986
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.25
12 copies available from $0.75
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#33

Date: 10/1/1986
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.25
15 copies available from $0.99
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#34

Date: 11/1/1986
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.25
5 copies available from $1.50
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#35

Date: 12/1/1986
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.25
5 copies available from $1.50
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#36

Date: 2/1/1987
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.50
3 copies available from $1.50
 Max Allan Collins, Pete MorisiTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Pete Morisi

#37

Date: 3/1/1987
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.50
3 copies available from $0.79
 Max Allan Collins, Pete MorisiTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Pete Morisi

#38

Date: 4/1/1987
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.00
9 copies available from $0.79
 Max Allan Collins, Barb Collins, William WaughTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Pete Morisi

#39

Date: 5/1/1987
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.75
2 copies available from $1.50
 Max Allan Collins, William WaughTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Pete Morisi

#40

Date: 6/1/1987
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $1.75
2 copies available from $1.38
 Max Allan Collins, William WaughTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Pete Morisi

#41

Date: 10/1/1987
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.25
11 copies available from $0.96
Johnny Dynamite backupMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Pete Morisi

#42

Date: 11/1/1987
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.25
11 copies available from $0.99
Johnny Dynamite backupMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Pete Morisi

#43

Date: 12/1/1987
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.25
8 copies available from $0.96
Johnny Dynamite backupMax Allan Collins, Barb Collins, William WaughTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Pete Morisi

#44

Date: 2/1/1988
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.25
10 copies available from $1.76
Johnny Dynamite backupMax Allan Collins, Barb Collins, William WaughTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Pete Morisi

#45

Date: 4/1/1988
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $3.00
13 copies available from $1.29
Johnny Dynamite back-upMax Allan Collins, William WaughTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Pete Morisi

#46

Date: 5/1/1988
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $3.50
1 copy available for $4.00
Luke Hennessy backupMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Pete Morisi

#47

Date: 8/1/1988
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.00
1 copy available for $1.56
 Max Allan Collins, Pete MorisiTerry Beatty, Pete Morisi

#48

Date: 11/1/1988
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $9.50
2 copies available from $7.40
Johnny Dynamite backupMax Allan Collins, Pete MorisiTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Pete Morisi

#49

Date: 5/1/1989
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $2.00
1 copy available for $1.56
Luke Hennessy backupMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

#50

Date: 7/1/1989
Cover Price: $2.75
NM Guide: $3.75
1 copy available for $3.11
Final Issue; Includes flexi-disc; Pin-UpsMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Jack Kirby, Howard Simpson, Steve Leialoha, Trina Robbins, Rick Magyar, Mike W. Barr, Will Eisner, Dennis Fujitake, Paul Chadwick, Brooks Hagan, Eddie Campbell, R.G. Taylor, Dave Darrigo, Michael T. Gilbert, Valentino, Mike Vosburg, Mark Wheatley, Joe Staton, Brian Chin, Michael Cherkas, Larry Hancock, Barb Rausch, Dan Day, William Messner-Loebs, George Freeman, Joshua Quagmire, Steve LeBlanc, Peter Avanzino, Jim Shoop, Tim Hamilton, Will Jacobs, Gerad Jones, Batton Lash, David Leong, Michael H. Price, Stan Sakai, Chuck Fiala, Scott Shaw!, Moebius, Mitch O’Connell, Joe Rubinstein

3-D Special #1

Date: 8/1/1985
Cover Price: $2.50
NM Guide: $2.75
16 copies available from $0.99
 Max Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato

3-D Special #2

Date: 7/1/1987
Cover Price: $2.50
NM Guide: $3.25
6 copies available from $1.49
Ms. Tree’s 1950’s Three-Dimensional CrimeMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato, Ray Zone

Summer Special #1

Date: 8/1/1986
Cover Price: $2.00
NM Guide: $4.00
11 copies available from $0.99
1996 Summer SpecialMax Allan CollinsTerry Beatty, Gary Kato