([August 3] 1948)

Street and Smith, 1948 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.25 USD; 0.30 CAD
Pages
100
On-sale Date
1948-08-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A.
Editing
Allen L. Grammer (credited) (chairman of the board); Gerald H. Smith (credited) (president); Henry W. Ralston (credited) (vice president, secretary); Thomas H. Kaiser (credited) (treasurer)
Color
color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
magazine size
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint inerior
Binding
softcover square bound; stapled interior
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Street and Smith Publications, Inc., 775 Lidgerwood Ave., Elizabeth, New Jersey. Copyright 1948 in U.S.A. and Great Britain by Street and Smith Publications, Inc. General and executive offices: 122 East 42nd Street, New York 17, New York.

On-sale date from the publication date listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 2, Part 1B, Number 2. Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals. July-December 1948. Copyright registration number AA93345. Copyright renewed by The Conde Nast Publications, Inc. on October 22, 1975. Copyright renewal number R615624 per U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1975 July - December.

Also Inside Tips by Top Experts on *Golf *Hockey *Soccer *Tennis *Skiing *Swimming *Football *Basketball (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Floyd Torbert ?; Bob Powell ?
Inks
Floyd Torbert ?; Bob Powell ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)

Genre
sports
Characters
Jack Kramer (photograph of); Rocky Graziano ? (photograph of); Tony Zale ? (photograph of)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Page 2 unmarked.

A series of black and white sports photographs. Sports identified tennis, pole vaulting, basketball, American football, boxing, ice hockey, and diving. Pictures a mix of professional and amateur athletes.

Identified including tennis star Jack Kramer, National Hockey League game between the New York Americans and probably the New York Rangers, and a college American football game most likely the University of Oklahoma and Army played on September 28, 1946, at Yankee Stadium in New York City.

The boxing scene might be one of the Rocky Graziano and Tony Zale fights.

How Champions Play (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Floyd Torbert (illustration)
Inks
Floyd Torbert (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page. Page 3 unmarked.

How Champions Play The Editor's Foreword (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
? [as The Editor]
Pencils
Floyd Torbert (illustrations)
Inks
Floyd Torbert (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Called "Editor's Forward" on the table of contents/index page. Page 4 unmarked.

Includes the indicia and acknowledgment of the creators who worked on the magazine.

Stated that Alfred M. Klein was a writer nationally known for sports writing, that Clem Boddington was well known nationally for his drawings on sports figures and events, S. Robert Powell was a leading comic book artist and creator of The Shadow and Nick Carter comics, and Floyd Torbert who was known for working on "how-to-do-it" technical drawings of sports activities.

Index (Table of Contents: 4)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Floyd Torbert (illustrations)
Inks
Floyd Torbert (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page 5.

[Introduction] A New Look at Sports (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as The Editor]
Pencils
Floyd Torbert (illustrations)
Inks
Floyd Torbert (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports
Synopsis
The editor talks about how this companion publication to the previous How Champions Play focused on fall and winter sports. They also mention how various sports champions were consulted in the development of each story chapter.

Indexer Notes

Called "Introduction" in the index/table of contents page. Pages 6-7.

The following sports coaches and athletes offered their expertise for this comic magazine: football coaches Notre Dame's Frank Leahy, University of Pennsylvania's George Munger, Army's Red Blaik, Columbia University's Lou Little, and Stanford's Chuck Shaughnessy; Basketball Association of America (BBA)'s Philadelphia Warriors Joe Fulks and former Harlem Globetrotter and free-throw champion Bunny Levitt; swimming coach Bob Kiphuth of Yale University; hockey player and coach of the American Hockey League's Philadelphia Rockets Phil Hergesheimer and hockey expert Buddy O'Connor; basic material on golf from Sam (Sammy) Snead and Bryon Nelson; and soccer coach Elmer Schroeder of soccer's American League Philadelphia Americans.

Passing Fancy (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Klein (credited as Alfred M. Klein)
Pencils
Floyd Torbert (credited)
Inks
Floyd Torbert (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Sid Luckman

Indexer Notes

Pages 8-11.

Throw That Block (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Klein (credited as Alfred M. Klein)
Pencils
Floyd Torbert (credited)
Inks
Floyd Torbert (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

Pages 12-15.

Bringing 'em Down (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Klein (credited as Alfred M. Klein)
Pencils
Floyd Torbert (credited)
Inks
Floyd Torbert (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Lou Little

Indexer Notes

Pages 16-19.

Table of contents lists the title as Bringing 'em Down, Low Little.

How to Kick a Football (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Klein (credited as Alfred M. Klein)
Pencils
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell) (signed as POWELL)
Inks
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell) (signed as POWELL)
Letters
?

Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

Pages 20-25.

The table of contents lists the title as "How to Kick a Football, Mills System".

The T-Man, Clark Shaughnessy (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Klein (credited as Alfred M. Klein)
Pencils
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell) (signed as POWELL)
Inks
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell) (signed as POWELL)
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Clark Shaughnessy

Indexer Notes

Pages 26-33.

[10 Best Plays of 1947] (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Klein (credited as Alfred M. Klein)
Pencils
Floyd Torbert (credited) (illustrations)
Inks
Floyd Torbert (credited) (illustrations)
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Synopsis
Ten individual American football plays popularly used in 1947.

Indexer Notes

Pages 34-43.

The title comes from the table of contents. The sequence only lists a title-like header listing the university name and the play's name.

The ten plays are Notre Dame's low lateral from Frank Leahy, University of Michigan's fullback spinner from H. O. "Fritz" Crisler, Southern Methodist University's first down play by Matty Bell, University of North Carolina's end around play by Carl G. Snavely, University of Texas' bootleg play by Blair Cherry, Army's best ground gainer by Lieutenant Colonel Earl H. "Red" Blaik, University of Pennsylvania's favorite play of 1947 by George A. Munger, Georgia Tech's throw back pass by Robert Dodd, University of California's mouse trap play by "Pappy" Waldorf, and Columbia's end run - forward pass play by Lou Little.

How to Play Championship Basketball (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Klein (credited as Al Klein)
Pencils
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell) (signed as POWELL)
Inks
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell) (signed as POWELL)
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Joe Fulks

Indexer Notes

Pages 44-50.

[World's Free Throw Champ, Bunny Levitt] (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Klein (credited as Alfred M. Klein); Robert Ripley (signed as Ripley) (credited as Ripley) (Believe It or Not! reprint)
Pencils
Floyd Torbert (credited); Robert Ripley (signed as Ripley) (credited as Ripley) (Believe It or Not! reprint); Joe Campbell (Believe It or Not! reprint assistant penciler, uncredited); Clem Gretter (Believe It or Not! reprint assistant penciler, uncredited); Paul Frehm (Believe It or Not! reprint, uncredited)
Inks
Floyd Torbert (credited); Robert Ripley (signed as Ripley) (credited as Ripley) (Believe It or Not! reprint); Joe Campbell (Believe It or Not! reprint assistant inker, uncredited); Clem Gretter (Believe It or Not! reprint assistant inker, uncredited); Paul Frehm (Believe It or Not! reprint, uncredited)
Letters
Joe Campbell (Believe It or Not! reprint assistant letterer, uncredited); ? (main story)

Genre
biography; sports
Characters
Harold S. "Bunny" Levitt
Reprints
  • from Believe It or Not! daily (King Features Syndicate) 1947-02-24 [The daily panel reprinted in a single panel in "Look Who Wants to Play Basketball!" on page 52.]

Indexer Notes

Pages 51-54.

The title for this sequence only found in the table of contents. Contains two sub-titles, "Look Who Wants to Play Basketball!" and "How You, Too, Can Become a Champion".

Phantom Phil Hergesheimer "The Rockets' Red Glare" (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Klein (credited as Alfred M. Klein) (signed as Klein)
Pencils
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell) (signed as POWELL); Floyd Torbert ? (play diagrams)
Inks
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell) (signed as POWELL); Floyd Torbert ? (play diagrams)
Letters
?

Genre
biography; sports
Characters
Phil Hergesheimer

Indexer Notes

Pages 55-59.

The title in the table of contents is "Hockey Hints, 'Phantom' Phil Hergesheimer".

Buddy O'Connor Pro Hockey's Peerless Playmaker (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Boucher (credited)
Pencils
Clem Boddington (credited, signed); Floyd Torbert ? (play diagram)
Inks
Clem Boddington (credited, signed); Floyd Torbert ? (play diagram)
Letters
?

Genre
biography; sports
Characters
Herbert William "Buddy" O'Connor; Elmer Lach; Phil Watson; Frank Boucher

Indexer Notes

Pages 60-63.

Frank Boucher, then coach of the National Hockey League's New York Rangers, is credited as the writer of the sequence.

How Champions Play Soccer (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dick De Grouchy (credited)
Pencils
Clem Boddington ?; Floyd Torbert ?
Inks
Clem Boddington ?; Floyd Torbert ?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Elmer A. Schroeder

Indexer Notes

Pages 64-70.

The title listed in the table of contents is "How Champions Play Soccer, Elmer A. Schroeder".

Want to Swim Fast? (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Klein (credited as Al Klein)
Pencils
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell); Floyd Torbert (credited) (swimming diagrams)
Inks
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell); Floyd Torbert (credited) (swimming diagrams)
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Bob Kiphuth

Indexer Notes

Pages 71-75.

The title given to this sequence in the table of contents is "Want to Swim Fast? Bob Kiphuth".

Get Yourself a Pair of Skis (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Klein (credited as Alfred M. Klein)
Pencils
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell) (signed as POWELL)
Inks
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell) (signed as POWELL)
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Torger Tokel

Indexer Notes

Pages 76-83.

Jack Kramer King of the Tennis Court (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Klein (credited as Alfred M. Klein)
Pencils
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell)
Inks
Bob Powell (credited as S. Robert Powell)
Letters
?

Genre
biography; sports
Characters
John Albert "Jack" Kramer; Jack's father; Jack's mother; Ted Schroeder; Perry JonesDick Skeen; Ellsworth Vines; Clifton Roche; King George VI; Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon; Bobby Riggs

Indexer Notes

Pages 84-90.

Golf Champions Show You How to Cut Strokes Off Your Game! (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Doerer (credited)
Pencils
Tom Doerer (credited)
Inks
Tom Doerer (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Sammy Snead; Byron Nelson; The Duffer; Tension (a spirit); Haste (a spirit)

Indexer Notes

Pages 91-96.

The title in the table of contents is listed as "How to Cut Strokes Off Your Game".

Bits of Sports! (Table of Contents: 21)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mario DeMarco (signed as Mario DeMarco)
Pencils
Mario DeMarco (signed as Mario DeMarco)
Inks
Mario DeMarco (signed as Mario DeMarco)
Letters
Mario DeMarco ?

Genre
biography; sports
Characters
Babe Didrikson; Man O' War; Hal Newhouser; Stan Ketchel
Synopsis
Various cartoon factoids.

Indexer Notes

Page 97 unmarked.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)

Genre
sports
Characters
Tommy Henrich ? (photograph of)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Page 99 unmarked.

A series of black and white sports photographs. Sports identified are basketball, baseball, skiing; golf, wrestling, and swimming.

Identified including unknown DePaul University basketball player and possibly Tommy Henrich of baseball's New York Yankees.

How Champions Play Football (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)