(November 6, 1958)

George A. Pflaum, 1946 Series
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Volume
14
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
published every two weeks during the school year
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Geo. A. Pflaum, Publisher, Inc.
Editing
Joseph G. Schaller; Richard J. Voelkel (associate editor); Carl Beacham (copy editor); Victor Keuping (art director); James J. Pflaum (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Reference data from American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, Catholic University of America.
http://www.aladin0.wrlc.org/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?e=d-01000-00---off-0treas…

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Terry Brennan's Do It Yourself! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fran Matera (signed)
Inks
Fran Matera (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Terry Brennan
Keywords
football

Roll-A-Marble Game (Table of Contents: 1)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Milt Hammer (signed)
Pencils
Milt Hammer (signed)
Inks
Milt Hammer (signed)
Letters
Milt Hammer ?

Genre
sports
Synopsis
Cutout marble game with instructions.

Indexer Notes

Inside Cover with issue publication information.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Terry Brennan's Do It Yourself! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Brennan (credited)
Pencils
Fran Matera (signed)
Inks
Fran Matera (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A person must know the fundamentals of any subject before he can handle its more difficult parts.
Genre
sports
Synopsis
A look at the fundamentals of defensive football.
Keywords
Defense; Football

Indexer Notes

This is not a story per se, it's an instruction booklet in comic book form. If you are not heavily into playing football, you will have difficulty understanding this. Not for beginners.

St. Stephen Patron of Hungary (Table of Contents: 3)

Piercing the Iron Curtain / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Catherine Beebe (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
religious
Characters
Stephen I (King of Hungary 975?-1038)
Synopsis
The story of St. Stephen of Hungary, who died in 1038. He united the Magyars into one great nation and helped to bring Catholicism to Hungary.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Patsy Manners / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ozella Welch (credited)
Inks
Ozella Welch (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here is our new home, our new life, Rosita!
Genre
drama
Characters
Aunt Eileen, Patsy Manners; Rosita Martinez; Jose Martinez
Synopsis
The Martinez family left Puerto Rico and came to the USA. Aunt Eileen suggests that Patsy invite Jose to a party to make him feel at home. On the day of the party, Jose shows up 30 mins. late and the group is upset with him for not letting them know if he was coming, or not. He tells them that in his country, they write "contesta" on invitations when an answer is required. They apologize to him and put on a Puerto Rican record and ask if he can dance. Jose is going to ask Aunt Eileen for advice before school starts next week.

Indexer Notes

Not a typical Patsy Manners story, which is usually instructions on how to make or do something. This is an actual story with characters continued from last issue.

A Horse Captured Troy (Table of Contents: 5)

Once Upon a Time... / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Eric St. Clair (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical
Characters
Odysseus
Synopsis
A giant wooden horse is used to take the city of Troy.
Keywords
Trojan War

Indexer Notes

Retelling of Homer's story of the Trojan Horse.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Chuck White and His Friends / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Moss [as Max Pine] (credited)
Pencils
Frank Borth (signed)
Inks
Frank Borth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Extry! Read how Steeltown was saved from the flood!
Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Chuck White; Mike Kelly; Maria Donly; Captain Corning; Dutch
Synopsis
On the steps of city hall, the mayor thanks Capt. Corning for saving the town from flooding. He, in turn, acknowledges that he didn't save the town. The plan has existed for years and couldn't have been carried out without the help of the town citizens and agencies. In particular, he singles out Mike Kelly. Dutch thinks he and his workers saved the town. Mike tells him that Capt. Corning showed them where and how to build the dike. Dutch just followed Capt. Corning's instructions.
Chuck helps Mike to return to school while Maria looks for a Christmas Tree for her family.
Keywords
Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

Max Pine was an alias of Frank Moss, per 2006 interview with Frank Borth: "You can find out in reading your things he also uses the word Max Pine as a substitute for him because he didn't want them to think he was writing everything in the place..." http://cuislandora.wrlc.org/islandora/object/cuislandora%3A40849

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Joke...Page / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Huffman (signed)
Inks
Frank Huffman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Four gag-panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Champ in the Circus! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Moss (credited)
Pencils
Frank Borth (credited)
Inks
Frank Borth (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blossom, no!
Genre
adventure; drama; humor
Characters
Frumson Wooters; Gunboat Slade; Blackie; Blossom; Hahti
Synopsis
Gunboat Slade has fallen into the elephant's water trough and is going to beat Blossom the elephant, when Hahti the elephant lifts Gunboat up with his trunk and squeezes the breath out of him. Frumson is the only one who can control Hahti and tells the animal to put him down on the ground. Frumson becomes the new elephant trainer and gets famous from his picture being in the papers. He gets plenty of free help and respect from local boys and girls. Frumson rehearses with Hahti and learns the routine from the elephant, which includes being flipped on a teeter-board, landing on his butt.

Tongue Trips Around the World (Table of Contents: 9)

Tongue Trips Around the World / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How to say "I'll be seeing you" in nine languages.
Keywords
language

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

Pierre / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dog food
Genre
humor
Characters
Pierre; Spot
Synopsis
Pierre tries to make his dog Spot eat his dog food, but Spot prefers Pierre's dinner.

Indexer Notes

Pantomime gag-strip told in five panels.
On inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Visit we beseech thee o Lord this house and family...
Genre
religious
Keywords
prayer

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Terry Brennan's Do It Yourself!
  2. 1. Roll-A-Marble Game
  3. 2. ["A person must know the fundamentals of any subject before he can handle its more difficult parts."]
    Terry Brennan's Do It Yourself!
  4. 3. St. Stephen Patron of Hungary
    Piercing the Iron Curtain
  5. 4. ["Here is our new home, our new life, Rosita!"]
    Patsy Manners
  6. 5. A Horse Captured Troy
    Once Upon a Time...
  7. 6. ["Extry! Read how Steeltown was saved from the flood!"]
    Chuck White and His Friends
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Joke...Page
  9. 8. ["Blossom, no!"]
    The Champ in the Circus!
  10. 9. Tongue Trips Around the World
    Tongue Trips Around the World
  11. 10. ["Dog food"]
    Pierre
  12. 11. ["Visit we beseech thee o Lord this house and family..."]
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