(January 31, 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
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

And the Band Played On (Table of Contents)

Can You Match 'Em? / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

wraparound cover; caricatures of Treasure Chest artists Reed Crandall, Fran Matera, Frank Borth, Pete Hironaka, Frank Huffman, Paul Eismann, Joe Sinnott, Paul Karch, Lloyd Ostendorf, Bill Haines, Dick Giordano, art director Vic Keuping, designer Sharon Evans, and editor Richard J. Voelkel

Can You Match 'Em? (Table of Contents: 1)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Photos of Treasure Chest staff caricatured on cover; reader is challenged to match photos to caricatures; answers on inside back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Mystery of Shady Falls / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ruth Geller [as Ruth Burton]; Burton Geller [as Ruth Burton]
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nothing ever happens in Shady Falls...
Genre
adventure
Synopsis
Ted and his sister Maureen, summer reporters for the Shady Falls Review, investigate the roller-skating rink the Great Kohler is bringing to town.

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 of "The Mystery of Shady Falls"

Father of Many Boys (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lloyd Ostendorf
Inks
Lloyd Ostendorf
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; religious
Synopsis
Biography of St. John Bosco of Turin, founder of the Salesian Society.

Draw-Along with Frank Borth (Table of Contents: 4)

Draw-Along with Frank Borth / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Borth
Pencils
Frank Borth
Inks
Frank Borth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Frank Borth
Synopsis
Illustrator Frank Borth introduces his drawing lessons, starting with simple shapes and the head.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lesson 1

Part 6 [Indians, the first AmericansÉ] (Table of Contents: 5)

America: The Melting Pot / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Marian Pehowski
Pencils
Lloyd Ostendorf
Inks
Lloyd Ostendorf
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about Native Americans (referred to as Indians).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Chuck White and His Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Moss [as Max Pine]
Pencils
Fran Matera
Inks
Fran Matera
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At a Southern California airport a few days after Chuck's rescue...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Chuck White
Synopsis
Joining a hunt for the Lost Treasure of Santa Fe, Chuck encounters Bart Grundy, a crude rancher who claims his missing helper Don drowned in the Lost River sinkhole.

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of the Lost Treasure of Santa Fe saga
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

The Pulley (Table of Contents: 7)

Treasure Chest Experimental Station / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Pete Hironaka
Pencils
Pete Hironaka
Inks
Pete Hironaka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dr. Gunther Q. Mouse; Murphy
Synopsis
Dr. Gunther Q. Mouse and his assistant, Murphy the dog, teach about pulleys and how to build a simple elevator.

[I glanced up at the steep sides of Rome's mighty Colosseum.] (Table of Contents: 8)

Talking it over... with Father John / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Father John
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
religious
Synopsis
Reflections on Christianity and good sportsmanship.

Man in Space (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A scientist explains research being done to prepare astronauts for space travel.

[The sketch above shows the answers to our page-two puzzle.] (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Answers to "Can You Match 'Em?" puzzle on page 2 with info on Treasure Chest creators; message from editor Dick Voelkel announcing a "Frank Borth Honor Certificate" for children whose drawing improves through Draw-Along series.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. And the Band Played On
    Can You Match 'Em?
  2. 1. Can You Match 'Em?
  3. 2. ["Nothing ever happens in Shady Falls..."]
    The Mystery of Shady Falls
  4. 3. Father of Many Boys
  5. 4. Draw-Along with Frank Borth
    Draw-Along with Frank Borth
  6. 5. Part 6 [Indians, the first AmericansÉ]
    America: The Melting Pot
  7. 6. ["At a Southern California airport a few days after Chuck's rescue..."]
    Chuck White and His Friends
  8. 7. The Pulley
    Treasure Chest Experimental Station
  9. 8. [I glanced up at the steep sides of Rome's mighty Colosseum.]
    Talking it over... with Father John
  10. 9. Man in Space
  11. 10. [The sketch above shows the answers to our page-two puzzle.]
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