(February 1947)

Price
0.15 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
True Aviation Picture-Stories, Inc.
Editing
Ed Yulke

Issue Notes

Keywords
models

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Easy to Build Models
Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Keywords
models; planes

Speaking of Models (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Ed Yulke (signed)
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

Editorial and contents page.

Swing It! (Table of Contents: 2)

activity / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
Louis Maresca
Pencils
W. L. Patterson
Inks
W. L. Patterson
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

Instructions and specs for building and flying a swing control model, which has no engine or ignition system.

Planes in the News (Table of Contents: 3)

photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

A dozen photos, with text, of the latest in experimental aircraft.

Aero Club Roundup (Table of Contents: 4)

photo story / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script
Doris Yulke
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation; teen

Indexer Notes

Photos, with text, of Model Plane clubs, exhibitions, and competitions.

Club of the Month (Table of Contents: 5)

photo story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation; teen

Indexer Notes

Profile and photo of the Long Island Sky Lancers, a Model Airplane Club.

Club Troubles (Table of Contents: 6)

Kip Clark / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; children
Characters
Kip Clark
Keywords
models

The Workbench (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

The fundamentals of model building.

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

Reader's Ideas / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Louis Maresca
Pencils
Louis Maresca
Inks
Louis Maresca
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This month's Reader Idea makes it possible...
Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

Reader Louis Maresca receives a dollar for his contribution. An early precursor to Henry Boltinoff's Cap's Hobby Hints for DC, perhaps?

Bonanza (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joseph H. Wherry
Pencils
Joseph H. Wherry
Inks
Joseph H. Wherry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

Specs for a Beechcraft 35 "Bonanza" model airplane.

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

Pepsi the Pepsi-Cola Cop / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bullet Proof (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Goodwin
Pencils
Ed Smalle (illustrations) (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle (illustrations) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Lieutenant Colonel Elmer Glidden; Major Lofton Henderson; Major Ben Norris; Captain Dick Fleming
Synopsis
The story of Marine Lieutenant Colonel Elmer Glidden, who survived more than one hundred Pacific combat dives, without getting wounded.
Keywords
Guadalcanal; Midway Island; World War II

Chamberlain In the Shadow of the Eagle (Table of Contents: 12)

A True Comic / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; historical
Characters
Clarence Chamberlain
Synopsis
The story of Clarence Chamberlain, who flew non-stop from New York to Berlin, but only after Charles Lindbergh had already made his historic flight to Paris.

Flightmaster (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2.33 pages (report information)

Script
Louis Bucalo
Pencils
Louis Bucalo (illustration) (signed)
Inks
Louis Bucalo (illustration) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

Instructions for building a glider model.

"Hot Rock" Miller (Table of Contents: 14)

A True Comic / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; historical
Characters
Norman M. "Bus" Miller
Keywords
World War II

Indexer Notes

Describes the distinguished military career of Commander Norman Miller, bomber pilot during World War II, who was decorated eleven times.

How to Build the Aeronca Champion (Table of Contents: 15)

activity / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bruce Lester
Pencils
Roy Thomason
Inks
Roy Thomason
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

Instructions and specifications for building a model plane.

Flying is Easy [Chapter V] (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

Instructions on how to recover from aerial stalls and spins. Continues next issue in Chapter VI.

The Natsneez (Table of Contents: 17)

activity / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script
P. E. Norman
Pencils
P. E. Norman
Inks
P. E. Norman
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

Blueprints and instructions for building a popular British model airplane.

Crop Hoppers (Table of Contents: 18)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Pencils
Ed Smalle (illustrations) (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle (illustrations) (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation; math & science

Indexer Notes

The use of planes as crop dusters, from fighting Mormon crickets to planting crops from the air.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Elliott A. Caplin
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc.

Indexer Notes

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912, and March 3, 1933. No circulation figures given.

Photo Contest Winners (Table of Contents: 20)

photo story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

Photos, with text and addresses, of contest winners, both Juniors and Seniors.

For Millions of Breathless Thrill-Packed Moments (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Red Ryder's Safety Message to Daisy Air Rifle Owners (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Red Ryder / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Easy to Build Models"]
  2. 1. Speaking of Models
  3. 2. Swing It!
  4. 3. Planes in the News
  5. 4. Aero Club Roundup
  6. 5. Club of the Month
  7. 6. Club Troubles
    Kip Clark
  8. 7. The Workbench
  9. 8. ["This month's Reader Idea makes it possible..."]
    Reader's Ideas
  10. 9. Bonanza
  11. 10. ["S.O.S. Police-boat long overdue..."]
    Pepsi the Pepsi-Cola Cop
  12. 11. Bullet Proof
  13. 12. Chamberlain In the Shadow of the Eagle
    A True Comic
  14. 13. Flightmaster
  15. 14. "Hot Rock" Miller
    A True Comic
  16. 15. How to Build the Aeronca Champion
  17. 16. Flying is Easy [Chapter V]
  18. 17. The Natsneez
  19. 18. Crop Hoppers
  20. 19. ["Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc."]
  21. 20. Photo Contest Winners
  22. 21. For Millions of Breathless Thrill-Packed Moments
    True Comics
  23. 22. Red Ryder's Safety Message to Daisy Air Rifle Owners
    Red Ryder
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