(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:
Frank Moss [as 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.
Max Pine was an alias of Frank Moss, per 2006 interview with Frank Borth: "You can find out in reading your things he also uses the word Max Pine as a substitute for him because he didn't want them to think he was writing everything in the place..." http://cuislandora.wrlc.org/islandora/object/cuislandora%3A40849

[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.

[Irate Motorist] (Table of Contents)

Pierre / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pierre
Synopsis:
A motorist is upset to see Pierre in his tiny car outpace his larger vehicle so his car swallows Pierre's.

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
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. [Irate Motorist]
    Pierre
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