(April 1941)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1941-02-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Parents' Institute, Inc.
Editing
David T. Marke; George J. Hecht (president, publisher); Ralph O. Ellsworth (art editor, Funnies, Inc.); John H. Compton (art editor, Funnies, Inc.); George H. Gallup (senior advisory editor); Gertrude Hartman (senior advisory editor); Arthur T. Jersild (senior advisory editor); Daniel C. Knowlton (senior advisory editor); Clara Savage Littledale (senior advisory editor); David S. Muzzy (senior advisory editor); Dr. Hendrick Willem van Loon (senior advisory editor); Janet Cantor (junior advisory editor); Gloria Jean (junior advisory editor); Shirley Temple (junior advisory editor); Mickey Rooney (junior advisory editor); Virginia Weidler (junior advisory editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 36, 1941, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 488455.
One known online copy has a stamped arrival date of February 21.


Truth is Stranger and a Thousand Times More Thrilling than Fiction (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; history
Characters
Winston Churchill
Reprints

A New and Different Comic Magazine (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
George J. Hecht
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to comic including list of all associate editors.

World Hero No. 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Harrison; August M. Froehlich
Inks
George Harrison; August M. Froehlich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Winston Churchill
Synopsis
Bio of Winston Churchill.

Indexer Notes

Titled "World Hero Number One" on introduction page to comic.

Famous Failure (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Pencils
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Inks
Hendrik Willem van Loon ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The first attempt to sail north of Russia to China.

Air War: Fighting Planes of Leading Nations (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Nathaniel Nitkin
Pencils
Edwin Smalle Jr.
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The story of men and planes who made military aviation during WWII.

George Rogers Clark (Table of Contents: 5)

Frontier Fighters / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; history
Characters
George Rogers Clark
Synopsis
Story of American Revolutionary hero George Rogers Clark.

Yellow Jack: How the Cause of Yellow Fever was Discovered (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold De Lay
Inks
Harold De Lay ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How the cause of Yellow Fever was discovered in Cuba.

My Greatest Adventure (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lowell Thomas
Pencils
Bernard Flinton; Harry Ramsey
Inks
Bernard Flinton; Harry Ramsey
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Lowell Thomas
Synopsis
Lowell Thomas, world-wide explorer, recounts his greatest adventure flying in a plane over the Andalusian Desert.

The First Naval Submarine (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Logan Reavis
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The story of Bushnell's Turtle during the American Revolutionary war.

The Marathon Run (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The story of the Battle of Marathon in 500 B.C.

Simon Bolivar: The South American Liberator (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Michel Roy [Mike Roy]
Inks
Michel Roy [Mike Roy]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Synopsis
The story of Simon Bolivar, father of 5 South American nations.

[This beautiful desk for only $1.00] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Conspirators (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Truth is Stranger and a Thousand Times More Thrilling than Fiction
  2. 1. A New and Different Comic Magazine
  3. 2. World Hero No. 1
  4. 3. Famous Failure
  5. 4. Air War: Fighting Planes of Leading Nations
  6. 5. George Rogers Clark
    Frontier Fighters
  7. 6. Yellow Jack: How the Cause of Yellow Fever was Discovered
  8. 7. My Greatest Adventure
  9. 8. The First Naval Submarine
  10. 9. The Marathon Run
  11. 10. Simon Bolivar: The South American Liberator
  12. 11. [This beautiful desk for only $1.00]
  13. 12. The Conspirators
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