(November 1944)

Marvel, 1944 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Miss America Publishing Corp.
Editing:
Bessie H. Little; Melvin D. Blum (art director); Annette Blackman (junior advisory editor); Pauline O'Sullivan (fashion editor); May Mann (Hollywood representative); Jean Goodman (supervising editor); Martin Goodman (publisher)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
magazine size
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

MISS AMERICA MAGAZINE is published monthly by MISS AMERICA PUBLISHING CORPORATION at 4600 Diversey Avenue, Chicago, Ill. Price 10c per copy, $1.00 per year. Vol. 1, No. 2, November 1944 issue. Copyright 1944 by Miss America Publishing Corporation, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, N. Y. The publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, and all manuscripts should be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Application for second-class entry pending. Chicago Advertising office: William R. Stewart, 9 South Clinton Street, Chicago 6, Illinois; New York Advertising office: Allen F. Quigley, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, N. Y. Printed in the U. S. A.

21 pages of comic content in this issue. The outer 8 wraps, which contain the comics, are printed in color (14 pages of Miss America in the front, 7 pages of Patsy Walker near the back, with the other pages of text on those wraps featuring small color illustrations unlike the black and white / grayscale printing throughout the rest of the magazine.


[none] (Table of Contents)

Miss America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
? (photograph)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miss America (photo of Madeline Joyce)

Indexer Notes

Model portraying Miss America is Dolores Conlon, age 15. Hair style by Michel of Helena Rubenstein.

Miss America Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jean Goodman (editorial letter)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Jean Goodman's column introduces the magazine format.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Mystery of the Shocker (Table of Contents)

Miss America / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pauline Loth
Inks:
Pauline Loth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miss America [Madeline Joyce]; The Shocker (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Madeline Joyce witnesses a bank robbery by a bizarre man with electrical powers and gives chase as Miss America.

Indexer Notes

Begins on page 3 (first interior page).

Art spotting from atlastales.com attributed to Dr. Michael Vassallo. Pencils previously credited here to Ken Bald, who drew other Miss America stories.

Hear the Bluebells Ring... (Table of Contents)

text story / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Maxine Shore
Pencils:
Louise Alston
Inks:
Louise Alston
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Meg

Are You Having Date Problems? (Table of Contents)

photo story / ? pages (report information)

Script:
Jane Withers (as told to May Mann)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Jane Withers; Jimmy Lydon

Indexer Notes

Two pages of this story are in my copy. The story is concluded on a page missing from my copy.

Janie's Awakening... (Table of Contents)

text story / 2.7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Martin Webber
Pencils:
James Billmyer
Inks:
James Billmyer
Letters:
Typeset

A Wallflower Blooms... (Table of Contents)

photo story / 2.2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dorothy Day
Letters:
Typeset

An Almost Girl... (Table of Contents)

photo story / 2.3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tess Lawrence
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Margaret Preston [Maggie Preston] (photo of Jeanne Crain)

Indexer Notes

Photo from In the Meantime, Darling

Are You Lonesome? (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1.6 pages (report information)

Script:
John F. Oliven, M.D.
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Cora

Big Sister (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sgt. Margaret Jane Taggs
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Pat

For Girls Only! (Table of Contents)

photo story / ? pages (report information)

Script:
Nina Wilcox Putnam
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Two pages of this story are in my copy. The story is concluded on a page missing from my copy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dear Betty Ann:- / text story / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Victoria "Vickie" Allen Dunford
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Your Voice and You (Table of Contents)

photo story / ? pages (report information)

Script:
Susan Larkin
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

One page of this story is in my copy. The story is concluded on a page missing from my copy.

Tricky Tests for Teens... (Table of Contents)

text article / 1.3 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Panzer
Letters:
Typeset

Tops for Teens... (Table of Contents)

photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Joyce Reynolds

Happy Sitting (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lorna Ellis
Pencils:
Mary Gibson
Inks:
Mary Gibson
Letters:
Typeset

Charm Rou-Teens... (Table of Contents)

photo story / ? pages (report information)

Script:
Mary M. Ahern
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

One page of this story is in my copy. The story is concluded on a page missing from my copy.

Beauty Isn't Everything (Table of Contents)

photo story / ? pages (report information)

Script:
Vera Lawson
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Helen

Indexer Notes

One page of this story is in my copy. The story is concluded on a page missing from my copy.

It's Fun to Act (Table of Contents)

text article / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Karen van Liseel
Pencils:
Elmer Tomasch
Inks:
Elmer Tomasch
Letters:
Typeset

Hollywood's Younger Set (Table of Contents)

photo story / ? pages (report information)

Script:
Trudy Smith
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Gloria de Haven; Diana Lynn; Shirley Temple

Indexer Notes

One page of this story is in my copy. The story is concluded on a page missing from my copy.

[Introducing Patsy Walker] (Table of Contents)

Patsy Walker / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruth Atkinson
Inks:
Ruth Atkinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama; romance
Characters:
Patsy Walker (introduction); Buzz Baxter (introduction); Hedy Wolfe (introduction, see notes); Stanley Walker (introduction); Mary Walker (introduction); Mickey Walker (introduction)
Synopsis:
Patsy discovers that Hedy is taking her radio idol Swoon Strong to the prom as her date.
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

Starts on page 52.
Hedy's last name is spelled "Wolf" in this issue but is "Wolfe" by next issue.

Art spotting from atlastales.com attributed to Dr. Michael Vassallo.

Additionally, Wikipedia credits Ruth Atkinson as creating Patsy Walker and drawing the early stories. Jerry Bails' Who's Who lists Atkinson as working on the feature starting in 1945, but given other evidence of reliable art spotting, this seems likely to be an error (and only off by two months).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [none]
    Miss America
  2. 1. Miss America Contents
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Shocker
    Miss America
  4. 3. Hear the Bluebells Ring...
  5. 4. Are You Having Date Problems?
  6. 5. Janie's Awakening...
  7. 6. A Wallflower Blooms...
  8. 7. An Almost Girl...
  9. 8. Are You Lonesome?
  10. 9. Big Sister
  11. 10. For Girls Only!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Dear Betty Ann:-
  13. 12. Your Voice and You
  14. 13. Tricky Tests for Teens...
  15. 14. Tops for Teens...
  16. 15. Happy Sitting
  17. 16. Charm Rou-Teens...
  18. 17. Beauty Isn't Everything
  19. 18. It's Fun to Act
  20. 19. Hollywood's Younger Set
  21. 20. [Introducing Patsy Walker]
    Patsy Walker
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Dan Kocher
  • Henry Andrews
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