(February 12, 1959)

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 (editor); Victor Keuping (art director); Carl Beachum (copy editor)
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S., Later Standard Silver Age U.S., Later Still Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kidnapped by a Space Ship! / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jean Martin; Tom Pratt

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

Game Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Mumbo Jumbo
Synopsis
Three activities. Can you link these nine balls together with five consecutive straight lines? Now, erase the five lines and trying linking the nine balls with four consecutive straight lines. See if you can arrange the eight numbers on top of the page into the proper panels below, so that each line adds up to 23. Mumbo Jumbo shows you how to perform a magic trick, in which you cut through a paper and string with a pair of scissors. When the paper falls away, the string is still whole.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Part II- Red Danger! (Table of Contents: 2)

Kidnapped by a Space Ship! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Moss [as F. M.] (signed)
Inks
Frank Moss [as F. M.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Colonel Martin; Jean Martin; Tom Pratt; Dr. Ney
Synopsis
Even though Colonel Martin, Jean and Tom were inside the rocket ship, they were not expecting to blast off into space and are all shocked to find themselves outside Earth's atmosphere. Dr. Ney surprises them all, by showing up from another part of the space craft. He tells them he blasted off for the Andromeda constellation as he always planned to do and didn't know there was anyone else aboard. It's too late to turn back now and they're all going along for the ride. They arrive in a solar system that has two planets close to each other and are caught in their gravitational pull.

Indexer Notes

It is remarkable that in 1959, when Dr. Ney switched to his Galaxial Drive, it was mentioned that their speed was so great, that stars can only be seen as tiny lines of colored light. When looking out the porthole, light coming from the stars is shown as streaks of light. The only other reference to this type of phenomena that I can think of (travelling faster than the speed of light), is the jump to light-speed in the Star Wars movie and this predates it by more than 15 years.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Hooray for Flagpole Boyd!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Chuck White; Flagpole Boyd; Red Jones; Slim
Synopsis
Red promises Slim $1,000 if he can change Flagpole's mind about pursuing a scientific career and get him to sign with the Barnstormers basketball team. Flagpole doesn't have his mind on his studies and it shows in his classroom performance. Slim wants the team to play "professional style", which means pushing the boundaries of fair play and using rough tactics on the other team. St. John's wins that night, but in Chuck's newspaper article, he reports about the dirty tactics used to win the game.

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

J. Henri Fabre (Table of Contents: 4)

Heroes of Science / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frances E Crandall (credited)
Pencils
? [as P. Zender] (signed)
Inks
? [as P. Zender] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; math & science
Characters
J. Henri Fabre
Synopsis
The story of J. Henri Fabre, who became known as "The Insect Man". He observed insects in the world around him at an early age. Before he was 20, he was the most talked-about teacher in Avignon, France. He was fired from his teaching position for having the unorthodox belief that girls should learn science. Before his death at the age of 92 in 1915, he had written 10 volumes of books on insects.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

About Horses / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
animal

Indexer Notes

A tableau featuring 10 illustrations of horses throughout history performing various duties. A banner above or below describes each illustration.

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

Let Freedom Ring! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lloyd Ostendorf (signed)
Inks
Lloyd Ostendorf (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well! Look at wonder boy!
Genre
drama
Characters
Steve Esterhazy; Joe Esterhazy
Synopsis
Hungarian revolution refugees Steve and Joe are having a difficult time adjusting to life in the USA. One of the boys is doing handstands and a group of tough kids try to pick a fight with them, saying that the Emerson Ave. crowd is always trying to show off and they're sissies and cowards. The boys don't let it get to them. The tough kids leave and rough-up a Jewish boy, saying his Hebrew books are un-American. Coming to the Jewish boy's rescue, they beat up the tough kids, who run off. This brings up the question of the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God.

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

You're Important / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Father Jack (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Text article with three accompanying illustrations.

Come to the Mardi Gras (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
drama
Characters
Patsy Manners; Aunt Eileen; Jose Martinez
Synopsis
The Puerto Rican girl asks Patsy and Aunt Eileen for their help in throwing a Mardi Gras party, like they had back home in Puerto Rico. Everyone will come in costumes and masks. They will have prizes for the prettiest and funniest costume. There are directions for making Gooey Buns, which they will serve at the party. The story also has instructions for the correct way to perfrom introductions. Boys to girls; girls to older women; distinguished people; guests of honor.

Registered Professional Nurse (R. N.) (Table of Contents: 9)

What Can You Do? / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
William C. Treon (credited)
Pencils
Bill Martin (signed)
Inks
Bill Martin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Ann Marsh; Alice Dunlevy; Eileen
Synopsis
Ann attends the St. Genisius Nursing School. This story looks at what it takes to become a nurse. A look at classroom studies and actual practice. After school, you must pass a state board exam. Nurses can find employment in hospitals, nursing schools, work for private individuals, physicians and dentists offices, public health agencies and industry. Also looks at the duties and responsibilities of a nurse, such as administering drugs and medications, feed, bathe and massage patients, work in an operating room, handle technical equipment and surgical instruments. Starting salary $3,050.

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

Hannibal Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Huffman ?
Inks
Frank Huffman ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Plans for Mars rocket
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hannibal Bear
Synopsis
Hannibal builds a rocket to Mars but it explodes on the launchpad.
Keywords
rocket

Indexer Notes

inside back cover; pantomime gag-strip told in six panels

Feast of St. Matthias February 24 (Table of Contents: 11)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wilbur G. Adam (signed)
Inks
Wilbur G. Adam (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
religious
Characters
St. Matthias

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kidnapped by a Space Ship!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Game Page
  3. 2. Part II- Red Danger!
    Kidnapped by a Space Ship!
  4. 3. ["Hooray for Flagpole Boyd!"]
    Chuck White and His Friends
  5. 4. J. Henri Fabre
    Heroes of Science
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    About Horses
  7. 6. ["Well! Look at wonder boy!"]
    Let Freedom Ring!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    You're Important
  9. 8. Come to the Mardi Gras
    Patsy Manners
  10. 9. Registered Professional Nurse (R. N.)
    What Can You Do?
  11. 10. ["Plans for Mars rocket"]
    Hannibal Bear
  12. 11. Feast of St. Matthias February 24
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