(November 1947)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Parents' Institute, Inc.
Editing:
Kenneth L. Hall (executive editor)
Color:
color cover; color interior
Dimensions:
Issues #1-8 are 7.5" x 10.875" (taller than standard comics); #9-13 are 7.5" x 10.375" (standard Golden Age size)
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia gives George J. Hecht as President, Elliot A. Caplin as Publisher and Ralph O. Ellsworth as Art Director. Original index by Craig Delich (November 2005). "Jack Armstrong Adventure Magazine" on cover only.


Jack Armstrong Solves the Arctic Mystery (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Larsen
Inks:
Howard Larsen
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jack Armstrong

Indexer Notes

Larsen is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork is identical to his signed or unsigned stories in many western comics like Hawk or Western Bandit Trails.

Meet Jack Armstrong and His Friends (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Larsen
Inks:
Howard Larsen
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jack Armstrong; Billy Fairfield; Betty Fairfield; Jim Fairfield; Vic Hardy; Professor Proteus
Synopsis:
Found on the inside front cover, this text/illustrated article informs readers about all the characters who appear in the Jack Armstrong feature.

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for the cover.

Jack Armstrong Solves the Arctic Mystery (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Larsen
Inks:
Howard Larsen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jack Armstrong

Indexer Notes

Info by Craig Delich (November, 2005).
Howard Larsen is best to spot by his faces with large ears and noses, and bulging lips with dark shadows underneath, and big hats far back on the head seen in front view. The hero here has none of these shadows, but the other characters have.

Wally Butts (Table of Contents)

Wheaties; General Mills / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Wally Butts
Synopsis:
Profile of Wally Butts, football coach of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Keywords:
college; football; Georgia

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations. Wheaties "Breakfast of Champions" cereal. General Mills, Inc.

[Edgar Little Jr.] (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong's All-American Award / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Edward Little, Jr.; Frank Thompson
Synopsis:
Text and illustrated true story of Edward Little Jr., of Handsboro, Miss., who rescued five men from an Army bomber that crashed in a bay near his home.
Keywords:
bomber; crash; Mississippi; Red Cross

Indexer Notes

"Based on information from the American Red Cross." Edward Little received an engraved medal "and will be asked to designate a shut-in youngster who will receive a free one-year's subscription to the Jack Armstrong Adventure Magazine."

The Case of the Forgetful Forger (Table of Contents)

Vic Hardy's Crime Lab / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks:
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Vic Hardy; Chief Dale
Synopsis:
Vic discovers serial numbers were changed on some stolen bond certificates.
Keywords:
forgery; infra-red light; microscope; Treasury bond

Indexer Notes

The bottom one-six of pages two and three in the story are mail-in coupons for subscriptions to Parents' Magazine Press comics. (back-to-back.)

[Subscription Coupons] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The bottom one-six of pages two and three in the previous sequence are mail-in coupons for subscriptions to Parents' Magazine Press comics. (back-to-back.)

Jack Armstrong vs. the Man of a Million Faces (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Larsen
Inks:
Howard Larsen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jack Armstrong; Professor Proteus (villain)

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for the cover and first story.

Change of Pace (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George D. Lipscomb (signed)
Pencils:
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks:
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Text story with one large illustration.

[Slaughter's Mad Dash in the 1946 World Series] (Table of Contents)

Famous Split-Seconds in Sports / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube ?
Pencils:
Phil Berube ?
Inks:
Phil Berube ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Enos Slaughter; Harry Walker
Synopsis:
St. Louis Cardinals' Enos Slaughter surprisingly scores from first base on a routine single for the winning run of the 1946 World Series.
Keywords:
baseball; Boston Red Sox; St. Louis Cardinals; World Series

Indexer Notes

Info and credits by Craig Delich (November, 2005).

Simba Bwana - Lion Master (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling ?
Inks:
Jack Sparling ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Simba Bwana [Akhu]
Synopsis:
When a lion attacks his cattle, a young Masai boy kills it with a spear.
Keywords:
Africa; cattle; leopard; lion; Masai; rhinoceros; spear

Angel of Mercy With Water-Wings (Table of Contents)

A New Betty Fairfield Adventure / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling ?
Inks:
Jack Sparling ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Betty Fairfield; Emma Webster
Synopsis:
Nurse Emma Webster and Betty rescue a child during a flood and spend the night in a make-shift first aid station in a church.
Keywords:
church; first-aid; flood

List of ABC Stations Carrying Jack Armstrong Program (Table of Contents)

ABC / advertisement / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside column of back-to-back pages. List of radio stations (call letters, city) carrying the Jack Armstrong program. Outer column of pages is a mail-in reader survey.

Will You Help Us? (Table of Contents)

Parents' Magazine Press / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1.2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Reader survey to fill out and mail in. On outer part of same sheet. Inner part of the sheet is a list of radio stations carrying the Jack Armstrong program.

Hal Newhouser (Table of Contents)

Sports Champs / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube (signed)
Pencils:
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks:
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Hal Newhouser
Synopsis:
Profile of Detroit Tigers' pitcher Hal Newhouser, who won 25 or more games in 1944, 1945, and 1946.
Keywords:
baseball; Detroit Tigers; pitcher

Indexer Notes

Illustrations and text.

Billy Rings the Bell (Table of Contents)

Billy Fairfield's Cartoons of His Own Misadventures / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Herman
Inks:
Vic Herman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Billy Fairfield; Billy's mother; Billy's sister
Synopsis:
Billy goes on a muscle-building program to win a prize at an amusement park, but gets a surprise the day of the contest.
Keywords:
amusement park; weight-lifting

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence has Billy drawing the story himself, (hence the feature title), apparently to explain the difference in art styles from the rest of the issue.

Action Suspense Thrills (Table of Contents)

Parents' Magazine Press / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jack Armstrong (cameo); Billy Fairfield (cameo); Betty Fairfield (cameo); Vic Hardy (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Promo with mail-in coupon for subscriptions to Jack Armstrong magazine. One year for $1.00

Be the Talk of the Town with a New Monark Super Deluxe (Table of Contents)

Monark Silver King / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for Monark Super Deluxe model bicycle. Monark Silver King, Chicago 35, Ill.

Fellers-Here's a Dream of a Game! (Table of Contents)

Electric Game Co., Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustrated ad for electric football game. $2.50 from Electric Game Co., Inc., Holyoke, Mass. Electric baseball, air race, bowling, and flash quiz games also available.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Jack Armstrong Solves the Arctic Mystery
    Jack Armstrong
  2. 1. Meet Jack Armstrong and His Friends
    Jack Armstrong
  3. 2. Jack Armstrong Solves the Arctic Mystery
    Jack Armstrong
  4. 3. Wally Butts
    Wheaties; General Mills
  5. 4. [Edgar Little Jr.]
    Jack Armstrong's All-American Award
  6. 5. The Case of the Forgetful Forger
    Vic Hardy's Crime Lab
  7. 6. [Subscription Coupons]
  8. 7. Jack Armstrong vs. the Man of a Million Faces
    Jack Armstrong
  9. 8. Change of Pace
  10. 9. [Slaughter's Mad Dash in the 1946 World Series]
    Famous Split-Seconds in Sports
  11. 10. Simba Bwana - Lion Master
  12. 11. Angel of Mercy With Water-Wings
    A New Betty Fairfield Adventure
  13. 12. List of ABC Stations Carrying Jack Armstrong Program
    ABC
  14. 13. Will You Help Us?
    Parents' Magazine Press
  15. 14. Hal Newhouser
    Sports Champs
  16. 15. Billy Rings the Bell
    Billy Fairfield's Cartoons of His Own Misadventures
  17. 16. Action Suspense Thrills
    Parents' Magazine Press
  18. 17. Be the Talk of the Town with a New Monark Super Deluxe
    Monark Silver King
  19. 18. Fellers-Here's a Dream of a Game!
    Electric Game Co., Inc.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Craig Delich