(September 1941)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-07-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Parents' Magazine Press, Inc.
Editing
David T. Marke; Ralph Ellsworth (Art Editor); Lloyd Jacquet (Art Editor)
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)

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General George C. Marshall (December 31, 1880 - October 16, 1959)

Have You Written Us a Letter? (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
George J. Hecht
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Characters
Elanor Roosevelt (Photo); George Hecht (Photo); Gerard Darrow (Photo); Daniel C. Knowlton (Photo)

U.S. Army Chief General George C. Marshall (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Harry G. Peter
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Genre
biography; war
Characters
General George C. Marshall (December 31, 1880 - October 16, 1959); General Johnson Hagood (June 16, 1873 - December 22, 1948); General John J. Pershing (September 13, 1860 - July 15, 1948); President Franklin D. Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945)
Synopsis
Life story of General Marshall from his beginnings at Virginia Military Institute to shortly before 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).

Danger in the Arctic (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Genre
adventure; non-fiction
Characters
Joe Crosson (1903-1949; Alaskan Hall of Fame Pilot); Carl Benjamin "Ben" Eielson (1897 - 1929; Alaskan Hall of Fame Pilot)
Synopsis
The story of Joe Crosson, once of the first pilots in Alaska.
Reprints

Record Breakers (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Characters
Benjamin "Ben" Bangs Eastman (July 19, 1911 – October 6, 2002); Frank Clifford Wykoff (October 29, 1909 – January 1, 1980); James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980); Fred Wolcott; Helen Herring Stephens (February 3, 1918 – January 17, 1994); Cornelius ("Dutch") Warmerdam (June 22, 1915 – November 13, 2001); Stella Walasiewicz (3 April 1911 – 4 December 1980); Matti Henrikki Järvinen (February 18, 1909 – July 22, 1985); Elroy Robinson; Luhaar; Sydney Charles Wooderson (30 August 1914 – 21 December 2006); Cornelius Cooper Johnson (August 28, 1913 – February 15, 1946); David Donald Albritton (April 13, 1913 – May 14, 1994); Miklós Szabó (6 December 1908 – 3 December 2000); Richard Atley Donald (August 19, 1910 - October 19, 1992); Miss Lunn; Zdenka Koubkova; Curtis Hill; Glendolene Vinyard; Willemijntje "Willy" den Ouden (January 1st, 1918 – December 6th, 1997); John Rhodes Cobb (December 2, 1899 – September 29, 1952); Johnny Weissmuller (Born as Johann Peter Weißmüller; June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984); Seabiscuit (May 23, 1933—May 17, 1947; Horse); Greyhound (Horse); Fritz Wendel (February 21, 1915–February 9, 1975)
Synopsis
Details on various sports records.

Old Glory (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Characters
George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799); Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790); John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747(1747-07-06) – July 18, 1792); Betsy Ross (January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836)
Synopsis
The story of the American Flag from the Revolutionary War thru 1940's.

Sail, Ho! How to Recognize Many Sailing Ships (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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My Greatest Adventure (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Linton Wells
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Genre
adventure

John Weatherby Blockade Breaker of 1812 (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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Genre
war
Characters
Lieutenant John Weatherby
Synopsis
Lt. Weatherby has a plan to capture a British Clipper ship.

Indexer Notes

War of 1812 story

Heroine of the White House (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Dolley Payne Todd Madison (May 20, 1768 – July 12, 1849); James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836)
Synopsis
The story of how Dolly Madison rescued many valuables from the White House before the British arrived and burned it to the ground in the war of 1812.

Chinese Hero No. 1 Part II (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography; war
Characters
Chiang Kai-shek (31 October 1887 – 5 April 1975); Sun Yat-sen (November 12th 1866 – March 12th 1925); Soong Mei-ling (March 5, 1897 – October 23, 2003); Chang Hsuch-Ling
Synopsis
The story of Chaing Kai-shek from before World War I thru World War II.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from previous issue.

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).

Builder of Canada (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
adventure; non-fiction
Characters
Alexander Mackenzie (1764 – March 12, 1820); Simon MacTavish
Synopsis
The story of Alexander Mackenzie and his expedition that travelled across all of Canada to become the first to reach the Pacific Ocean.

Captain John Charles Fremont (Table of Contents: 12)

Frontier Fighters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography; western-frontier
Characters
Captain John Charles Fremont (1813 - 1890); Kit Carson (December 24, 1809 – May 23, 1868); Lieutenant Gillespie
Synopsis
The story of Captain Fremont and how he forced Mexico to surrender California to America.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    True Comics
  2. 1. Have You Written Us a Letter?
  3. 2. U.S. Army Chief General George C. Marshall
  4. 3. Danger in the Arctic
  5. 4. Record Breakers
  6. 5. Old Glory
  7. 6. Sail, Ho! How to Recognize Many Sailing Ships
  8. 7. My Greatest Adventure
  9. 8. John Weatherby Blockade Breaker of 1812
    Unsung Heroes
  10. 9. Heroine of the White House
  11. 10. Chinese Hero No. 1 Part II
  12. 11. Builder of Canada
  13. 12. Captain John Charles Fremont
    Frontier Fighters
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • 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