(November 1944)

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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1944
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Miss America / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miss America [Madeline Joyce] (photo of Dolores Conlon)

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:
Bill Finger
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.

Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

[Pattern Your Wardrobe After Miss America] (Table of Contents)

Miss America / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fashion
Characters:
Madeline Joyce

Indexer Notes

Paper doll of Madeline Joyce with fashion outfits to cut out.

Don't Be A Pin-up Girl... (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Helene Wanderman
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
teen

Win $1000 in Cash Prizes! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Maxine Shore
Pencils:
Louise Alston (illustration); ?
Inks:
Louise Alston (illustration); ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Meg Warner; Dierdre Sheriton; Jock Warner; Mary Warner

Indexer Notes

Story appears on pages 20, 21, 62 (half page), 63 and 64 (half page). Alston is credited with the two illustrations. Two small color illustrations on pages 62 and 63 are most likely by another artist.

Are You Having Date Problems? (Table of Contents)

photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jane Withers (as told to May Mann)
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance; teen
Characters:
Jane Withers (photo); Jimmy Lydon (photo)

Indexer Notes

Story appears on pages 22, 23 and 51. Small color illustration on page 51.

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

text story / 3.63 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Martin Webber
Pencils:
James Billmyer (illustrations)
Inks:
James Billmyer (illustrations)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance; teen
Characters:
Janie; Delia; David; Rusty

Indexer Notes

Story appears on pages 24, 25, 48 and 49.

A Wallflower Blooms... (Table of Contents)

photo story / 3.17 pages (report information)

Script:
Dorothy Day
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance; teen

Indexer Notes

Story appears on pages 26, 27, 49 and 50.

An Almost Girl... (Table of Contents)

photo story / 2.65 pages (report information)

Script:
Tess Lawrence
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Story appears on pages 28, 29, 45 and 46. Photos from the movie "In the Meantime, Darling."

Are You Lonesome? (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John F. Oliven, M.D.
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
advocacy; teen
Characters:
Cora

Indexer Notes

Article appears on page 30 with a photo and continues on pages 61 and 62 with a small color illustration.

Big Sister (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sgt. Margaret Jane Taggs
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
military; teen
Characters:
Pat

Indexer Notes

Story appears on pages 31, 46 and 48.

For Girls Only! (Table of Contents)

text article / 2.25 pages (report information)

Script:
Nina Wilcox Putnam; ? (editor's note)
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; teen

Indexer Notes

Article appears on pages 32 and 33 with a photo of Nina Wilcox Putnam and continues on page 66 with a small color illustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dear Betty Ann:- / text story / 3.1 pages (report information)

Script:
Victoria "Vickie" Allen Dunford
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
teen
Synopsis:
Vickie writes a letter to her friend Betty Ann with tales of Hollywood celebrities.

Indexer Notes

Story appears on pages 34 and 35 with a border consisting of movie star caricatures and continues on pages 64 and 65 with a small color illustration.

Your Voice and You (Table of Contents)

text article / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Susan Larkin
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Story appears on pages 36 and 60 (half page).

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

activity / 1.25 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Panzer
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Story appears on page 37 with an illustration and concludes on page 45.

Tops for Teens... (Table of Contents)

photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photographs)
Inks:
? (photographs)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
fashion
Characters:
Joyce Reynolds (Warner Bros. actress)

Indexer Notes

Five fashion photos of Joyce Reynolds on pages 38 and 39.

Happy Sitting (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

Six cartoon illustrations by Mary Gibson on pages 40 and 41.

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

text article / 1.4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary M. Ahern
Pencils:
? (photographs)
Inks:
? (photographs)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
fashion
Synopsis:
Grooming and make up tips.

Indexer Notes

Article appears on pages 42 and 65.

Beauty Isn't Everything (Table of Contents)

text article / 1.8 pages (report information)

Script:
Vera Lawson
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
fashion; teen
Characters:
Helen

Indexer Notes

Article appears on page 43 with photos and continues on pages 60 and 61 with a small color illustration.

It's Fun to Act (Table of Contents)

text article / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Karen van Liseel
Pencils:
Elmer Tomasch (illustration)
Inks:
Elmer Tomasch (illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Article appears on pages 44 and 45.

Hollywood's Younger Set (Table of Contents)

text article / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Trudy Smith
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; teen
Characters:
Gloria de Haven; Diana Lynn; Shirley Temple; Ann Blyth; Guy Madison

Indexer Notes

Feature on teenage movie stars with photos of Gloria de Haven, Diana Lynn and Shirley Temple. Article appears on page 47 with photos and continues on page 66 with a small color illustration.

[Introducing Patsy Walker] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Ruth Atkinson
Inks:
Ruth Atkinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
drama; romance; teen
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).

Writer credit determined by textual analysis from Lou Mougin.

Patsy Walker Dream Fashions (Table of Contents)

Patsy Walker / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fashion
Characters:
Patsy Walker

Indexer Notes

Paper doll of Patsy Walker with fashion outfits to cut out.

Imagine! These Lovely Flowers Glow In the Dark (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

You, Too, Can Be More Beautiful (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)