(September 1949)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Parents' Institute, Inc.
Editing:
Harold Schwartz
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

Deadline for Death! (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jack Armstrong; Billy Fairfield; Betty Fairfield
Keywords:
oil derricks

Indexer Notes

Cover is the splash panel of the interior story.

Did You Know? (Table of Contents)

Sports Shorts / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Babe Ruth; Bob Feller; Gene Tunney; Hans Kolehmainen; Man o' War (horse)
Synopsis:
Five sport facts.
Keywords:
baseball; boxing; horse racing; marathon; Olympics

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Black and red.

Message from the Past (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Bill Elder
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jack Armstrong; Jim Fairfield; Billy Fairfield

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8698).

The Case That Hung by a Hair (Table of Contents)

Vic Hardy's Crime Lab / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Vic Hardy

Deadline for Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Bill Elder
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jack Armstrong; Jim Fairfield; Billy Fairfield; Betty Fairfield; Mike O'Hara
Synopsis:
Mike O'Hara has contracted with Harry Durant's mob to borrow oil-drilling equipment. If he doesn't strike oil in six months, Durrant gets his property. As the deadline nears, O'Hara is near striking oil and Durrant wants to make sure he doesn't do it before the deadline.
Keywords:
dynamite; oil drilling

Indexer Notes

Splash panel is the same as cover. Inks credit from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8698).

Enemy of the Outlaws - Burt Mossman (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.833 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Burt Mossman; Augustine Chacon; Bart Alvord; Billy Stiles
Synopsis:
Arizona Ranger Burt Mossman rides undercover with rustlers to gather evidence against them.
Keywords:
Arizona Rangers; Mexico; rustlers

Indexer Notes

Text story with no illustration.

Play Baseball in your Home Now! (Table of Contents)

Casey on the Mound / advertisement / 0.167 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for a tabletop baseball game: Casey on the Mound. $2.98 postpaid from Rudolf Field, New York, N.Y.

The Initiation (Table of Contents)

Billy Fairfield's Cartoons of his Own Misdaventures / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Billy Fairfield; Principal Elmer Q. Fuddy
Synopsis:
The Lettermen's Club is planning an initiation ceremony and the principal gets caught in the middle of it.
Keywords:
high school; inititation; lettermen's club

Lou Boudreau (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lou Boudreau
Synopsis:
Profile of Lou Boudreau, player-manager of the Cleveland Indians, 1948 World Series champs.
Keywords:
baseball; Cleveland Indians

Indexer Notes

Ad for Wheaties, "Breakfast of Champions," breakfast cereal. General Mills, Inc.

Can You Find the Secret Clues to Monark's Popularity? (Table of Contents)

Monark Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for 1949 Monark Super Deluxe bicycle. Monark Silver King, Inc., Chicago, Ill.

The Automobile Race from New York to Paris (Table of Contents)

Sports Shorts / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
George Schuster
Synopsis:
Summary of a 1908 auto race from New York to Paris, via San Francisco and Siberia.
Keywords:
1908; auto racing; Paris

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Black and red.

One of These Swell Magazines Is Just for You (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Promo, with mail-in coupon, for subscriptions to True Comics; Polly; Calling All Kids; Tex Granger; Calling All Girls; and Varsity magazine. Only color is yellow background.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Deadline for Death!
    Jack Armstrong
  2. 1. Did You Know?
    Sports Shorts
  3. 2. Message from the Past
    Jack Armstrong
  4. 3. The Case That Hung by a Hair
    Vic Hardy's Crime Lab
  5. 4. Deadline for Death!
    Jack Armstrong
  6. 5. Enemy of the Outlaws - Burt Mossman
  7. 6. Play Baseball in your Home Now!
    Casey on the Mound
  8. 7. The Initiation
    Billy Fairfield's Cartoons of his Own Misdaventures
  9. 8. Lou Boudreau
    Wheaties; General Mills
  10. 9. Can You Find the Secret Clues to Monark's Popularity?
    Monark Bicycles
  11. 10. The Automobile Race from New York to Paris
    Sports Shorts
  12. 11. One of These Swell Magazines Is Just for You
    Parents' Magazine Press
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Craig Delich