(January 3, 1963)

George A. Pflaum, 1946 Series
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Volume:
18
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
every two weeks during the school year
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Geo. A. Pflaum, Publisher, Inc.
Editing:
Richard J. Voelkel (editor); Victor Keuping (art director); Carl Beacham (copy editor)
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S., Later Standard Silver Age U.S., Later Still Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Copyright 1962


Happy New Year! (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

A poem written by editor Richard J. Voelkel appears on the back cover portion of this wraparound cover.

["Aladdin, his mother, and the Genie of the Lamp!"] (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, black and white.

Happy 1963! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; religious

Our Curious Calendar (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
D.H. Johnson (signed)
Pencils:
Fran Matera (signed)
Inks:
Fran Matera (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; historical

["As the last of the fresh pie is consumed"] (Table of Contents)

Fearless Ferdy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Moss [as Capt. Frank T. Moss]
Pencils:
Frank Borth (signed)
Inks:
Frank Borth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Serialized story from previous issue, continued in the next issue.

["Were they flying saucers or spaceships from Mars?"] (Table of Contents)

Talking it over . . . with Father John / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Father John]
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
? (illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science; religious

Indexer Notes

A history and discussion of the Vatican Observatory.

["The Greeks were among the last additions"] (Table of Contents)

America: The Melting Pot / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Marian Pehowski (signed)
Pencils:
Lloyd Ostendorf (signed)
Inks:
Lloyd Ostendorf (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The story of Greeks immigrating to America.

Indexer Notes

Part 5 of the feature series.

["Johnson and the armed sailors"] (Table of Contents)

Chuck White and his Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Pine (signed)
Pencils:
Fran Matera (signed)
Inks:
Fran Matera (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Serialized story from previous issue, continued in the next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Treasure Jests / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
? (title)

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four cartoons without any dialogue or captions.

Static Electricity! (Table of Contents)

Treasure Chest Experimental Station / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Hironaka
Inks:
Pete Hironaka
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals; math & science
Characters:
Dr. Gunther Q. Mouse (host); Murphy (assistant)

Indexer Notes

Artist credit given in Volume 18, number 11 issue.

The Story of Pope John XXIII, Who Won Our Hearts (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; religious
Characters:
Pope John XXIII [Cardinal Roncalli]
Synopsis:
Story of the election of a new Pope in 1958.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Pierre / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Six panel gag cartoon without dialogue. Inside back cover, black and white.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Happy New Year!
  2. 1. ["Aladdin, his mother, and the Genie of the Lamp!"]
    Puzzle Page
  3. 2. Happy 1963!
  4. 3. Our Curious Calendar
  5. 4. ["As the last of the fresh pie is consumed"]
    Fearless Ferdy
  6. 5. ["Were they flying saucers or spaceships from Mars?"]
    Talking it over . . . with Father John
  7. 6. ["The Greeks were among the last additions"]
    America: The Melting Pot
  8. 7. ["Johnson and the armed sailors"]
    Chuck White and his Friends
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Treasure Jests
  10. 9. Static Electricity!
    Treasure Chest Experimental Station
  11. 10. The Story of Pope John XXIII, Who Won Our Hearts
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Pierre
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