(August 1941)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-06-15
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

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

True Comics / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Chiang Kai-Shek

We Become a Monthly (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
George J. Hecht
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Virginia Weidler (photo, March 21, 1927 - July 1, 1968, child actor); Mickey Rooney (photo, September 23, 1920, actor); Dr. George H. Gallup (photo, November 18, 1901 - July 26, 1984); Dr. George Johnson (photo)
Synopsis
Announcement that True Comics has become a monthly title.

Chinese Hero No. 1 [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Chiang Kai-Shek (October 31, 1887 - April 5, 1975); Doctor Sun Yat-Sen (November 12, 1866 - March 12, 1925); Yuan Shih-Kai (September 16, 1859 - June 6, 1916)
Synopsis
The story of Chaing Kai-Shek's life from birth until leaving of China after failing to stop Yuan Shih-Kai from declaring himself Emperor.

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).

A Forgotten Woman in History (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Deborah Sampson (1760 - 1827); General John Patterson (1744 - 1808)
Synopsis
The story of Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man so she could fight in the Revolutionary War.

Death Fighter (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Dr. Robert Koch (1843-1910)
Synopsis
Biography of Dr. Robert Koch, the "Father of Bacteriology" who discovered germs and how they work. He received the Nobel Prize in 1905.

Billy Bishop, Canadian Air Ace (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; war
Characters
William Avery "Billy" Bishop (1894-1956)
Synopsis
Biography of Canadian WWI Ace "Billy" Bishop.
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).

Daniel Boone (Table of Contents: 6)

Frontier Fighter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; western-frontier
Characters
Daniel Boone (1734 - 1820)
Synopsis
The life story of Daniel Boone, primarily focused on his opening of Kentucky to settlement.

Baseball's Hall of Fame (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; sports
Characters
Ty Cobb (1886 - 1961); John Henry "Honus" Wagner (1874 - 1955); George Herman "Babe" Ruth (1895 - 1948); Cristy Mathewson (1880 - 1925); Walter Johnson (1887 - 1946); Napoleon Lajoie (1874 - 1959)
Reprints

Captain John Jouett (Table of Contents: 8)

Unsung Hero / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; war
Characters
Captain John Jouett (1754-1822); Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805); Colonel Tarleton; Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Synopsis
How Captain Jouett helped Thomas Jefferson and other patriots escape cature from British forces.

Indexer Notes

American Revolutionary War story.

From Fun to Fortune (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Land War (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Lt. Colonel E.D. Swinton (1868-1951); Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
Synopsis
History of tank warfare and information on various types of tanks created by different countries for use in World War II.
Keywords
World War II

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).

The Town that Can't Be Licked: Ware, Massachusetts (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Minot C. Wood (Bank President)
Synopsis
How the citizens of Ware Massachusetts bought the failing factory in their town and turned around their economy.

The Battle of Lake Erie: Oliver Hazard Perry (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Oliver Hazard Perry (1785 - 1819)
Synopsis
Commander Perry battles the English Navy on Lake Eerie during the war of 1812.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    True Comics
  2. 1. We Become a Monthly
  3. 2. Chinese Hero No. 1 [Part 1]
  4. 3. A Forgotten Woman in History
  5. 4. Death Fighter
  6. 5. Billy Bishop, Canadian Air Ace
  7. 6. Daniel Boone
    Frontier Fighter
  8. 7. Baseball's Hall of Fame
  9. 8. Captain John Jouett
    Unsung Hero
  10. 9. From Fun to Fortune
  11. 10. Land War
  12. 11. The Town that Can't Be Licked: Ware, Massachusetts
  13. 12. The Battle of Lake Erie: Oliver Hazard Perry
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Katie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Randy Scott
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
  • Mike Nielsen