(June 1941)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale date
1941-04-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Parents' Institute, Inc.
Editing
David T. Marke
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. Second class permit. Copyright number 495223.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

True Comics / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Few New Magazines Ever Had Such a Welcome (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
George J. Hecht
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Shirley Temple (photo)

U.S Producer No. 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
August M. Froehlich (signed, last page)
Inks
August M. Froehlich (signed, last page)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Bill Knudsen (March 25, 1879 - April 27, 1948); Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 - April 1, 1947); President Franklin D. Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945)
Synopsis
Biography of Bill Knudsen, Director Office of Production Management for President Roosevelt.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit was determined by textual analysis by Lou Mougin to be Patricia Highsmith. Now listed as unknown.

Joan Schenkar, writer of the Highsmith biography, "The Talented Miss Highsmith," worked with Highsmith's notebooks, now in possession of the Swiss Literary Archives, and in them, Highsmith did not start working on comics until after she graduated from Barnard College. She joined the Sangor-Pines shop in December, 1942, meaning that no credits before early 1943 can be attributed to Patricia Highsmith (as reported by Ken Quattro on 22 March 2016 in the Comics History Exchange on Facebook).

Father of Canada (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Roy; Henry Kiefer
Inks
Mike Roy; Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Samuel de Champlain (1575 - December 25, 1635); Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (September 9, 1585 - December 4, 1642)
Synopsis
Biography of the French explorer Samuel de Champlain.

Zebulon Pike (Table of Contents: 4)

Frontier Fighters / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly (signed)
Inks
John Daly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; western-frontier
Characters
Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr. (January 5, 1779 - April 27, 1813)
Synopsis
Biography of Zebulon Pike, who discovered the source of the Mississippi River and also explored much of the southwest United States.

The Battle of Waterloo (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Willner McArdle
Inks
Willner McArdle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Napoleon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 - May 5, 1821); Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (May 1, 1769 - September 14, 1852); Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher (December 16, 1742 - September 12, 1819); Michel Ney, 1st Duc d'Elchingen, 1st Prince de la Moskowa (January 10, 1769 - December 7, 1815)
Synopsis
The story of the Battle of Waterloo.

Wizard of Nature (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry George
Inks
Harry George
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Luther Burbank (March 7, 1849 - April 11, 1926)
Synopsis
Biography of scientist and botanist Luther Burbank.

Sea War: Fighting Ships of Leading Nations (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Harrison
Inks
George Harrison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
Details of the fighting ships of the U.S., Great Britan, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.

My Greatest Adventure (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Sevareid
Pencils
Harry Ramsey
Inks
Harry Ramsey
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Story of the Red Cross (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett [as William Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as William Everett] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Jean Henri Dunant (May 8, 1828 - October 30, 1910); Florence Nightingale (May 12, 1820 - August 13, 1910)
Synopsis
The story of Jean Dunant and how he came to form the Red Cross.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit was determined by textual analysis by Lou Mougin to be Patricia Highsmith. Now listed as unknown.

Joan Schenkar, writer of the Highsmith biography, "The Talented Miss Highsmith," worked with Highsmith's notebooks, now in possession of the Swiss Literary Archives, and in them, Highsmith did not start working on comics until after she graduated from Barnard College. She joined the Sangor-Pines shop in December, 1942, meaning that no credits before early 1943 can be attributed to Patricia Highsmith (as reported by Ken Quattro on 22 March 2016 in the Comics History Exchange on Facebook).

Peter Kelley (Table of Contents: 10)

Unsung Heroes / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Douglas Ryan (signed)
Inks
Douglas Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Peter Kelley
Synopsis
Peter Kelley is an "unsung hero" of the west. As a messenger on a stagecoach he fought off many Indian attacks.

Polish Patriot Who Helped Win the American Revolution (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold De Lay (signed)
Inks
Harold De Lay (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; historical; war
Characters
Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746 - 1817); George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799); General John Burgoyne (February 24, 1722 - August 4, 1792)
Synopsis
Biography of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish immigrant who fought in the American Revolution and then returned to try to free Poland from Russia.

Indexer Notes

Also includes a ballot to rank the stories in this issue.

12,000 Boys and Girls Are Now Enjoying This Fascinating Library (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Tootsie Roll of Honor (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    True Comics
  2. 1. Few New Magazines Ever Had Such a Welcome
  3. 2. U.S Producer No. 1
  4. 3. Father of Canada
  5. 4. Zebulon Pike
    Frontier Fighters
  6. 5. The Battle of Waterloo
  7. 6. Wizard of Nature
  8. 7. Sea War: Fighting Ships of Leading Nations
  9. 8. My Greatest Adventure
  10. 9. The Story of the Red Cross
  11. 10. Peter Kelley
    Unsung Heroes
  12. 11. Polish Patriot Who Helped Win the American Revolution
  13. 12. 12,000 Boys and Girls Are Now Enjoying This Fascinating Library
  14. 13. The Tootsie Roll of Honor
    Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
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