(March 1942)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-01-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Parents' Magazine Press Division of The Parents' Institute, Inc.
Editing
William D. Allen; Ralph O. Ellsworth (art editor); Lloyd Jacquet (art editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

True Comics / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Major General Commandant Thomas Holcomb

Indexer Notes

Actually, this was Lieutenant General Holcomb. He was advanced one rank, to General, when he retired in 1944. He was Commandant from Dec 1, 1936 to Dec 31, 1943.

Reaching for a Star (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
George J. Hecht
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Chief of the U.S. Marines (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Major General Commandant Thomas Holcomb; Thomas Holcomb (father); Midshipman (James) Rogers Holcomb (brother); Beatrice (Clover) Holcomb; Admiral Harold Stark (Chief of Naval Operations)

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).

Inventor of the Telegraph (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Samuel Morse

The General Wouldn't Listen (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
George Washington

Exploring from the Air (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Bowling, America's No. 1 Indoor Sport (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Adrift on an Ice Pan (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Story of Sabu, Boy of India (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?; Frank Borth (co-plot)
Pencils
Frank Borth [as FB] (signed)
Inks
Frank Borth [as FB] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Sabu
Synopsis
The story of how Sabu was discovered at his village by filmmakers from Hollywood, leading to his film career.

Indexer Notes

In a 2006 interview Frank Borth described rewriting this story from its original plot as his introduction to comics: "So, I got my first assignment there to rewrite this stuff, as well as do the illustrations. Those were stories of my humble beginnings." http://cuislandora.wrlc.org/islandora/object/cuislandora%3A40849
Borth's signature is visible at the bottom left of the opening splash page.

He Saved 10,000 Lives, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The story of the inventor of parachute.

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).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Is It True? / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Natalie Purvin Prager
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Iceland, Stepping-Stone Between the Two Hemispheres (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Theodore Roosevelt Out West (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Theodore Roosevelt

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

True's Movie Guide / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Heroine of the Storm (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

The National Anthem (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
James Madison; Francis Scott Key

Dollar Pullers (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

How Good is Your Memory? (Table of Contents: 17)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    True Comics
  2. 1. Reaching for a Star
  3. 2. Chief of the U.S. Marines
  4. 3. Inventor of the Telegraph
  5. 4. The General Wouldn't Listen
  6. 5. Exploring from the Air
  7. 6. Bowling, America's No. 1 Indoor Sport
  8. 7. Adrift on an Ice Pan
  9. 8. The Story of Sabu, Boy of India
  10. 9. He Saved 10,000 Lives, Part 2
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Is It True?
  12. 11. Iceland, Stepping-Stone Between the Two Hemispheres
  13. 12. Theodore Roosevelt Out West
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    True's Movie Guide
  15. 14. Heroine of the Storm
  16. 15. The National Anthem
  17. 16. Dollar Pullers
  18. 17. How Good is Your Memory?
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
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  • Michael Hoskin