(September 7,1948)

George A. Pflaum, 1946 Series
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Volume
4
Price
[none]
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
every two weeks during the school year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Geo. A. Pflaum, Publisher, Inc.
Editing
Joseph G. Schaller Jr.
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

[Blondel the Bard of Benevent] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
King Richard the Lionhearted
Synopsis
King Richard is captured by soldiers of Duke Leopold of Austria.
Keywords
axe; sword

[Wind and House-Cleaning] (Table of Contents: 1)

Otto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Berry (signed)
Pencils
Bill Berry (signed)
Inks
Bill Berry (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Otto
Synopsis
After cleaning a room, Otto opens the window, only to have a breeze scatter all the papers on a table.
Keywords
house-cleaning; vacuum cleaner

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Pantomime story.

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

Chuck White / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Griffin
Pencils
Earl Lonsbury
Inks
Earl Lonsbury
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After a summer in Hollywood, Chuck White is back in Steeltown...
Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Chuck White; Father Carroll; Janie; Joe; Mike; Ross Norton; Jim Durand
Synopsis
Chuck reviews his experiences acting in Hollywood during the summer, then meets two new boys who want his spot on the football team.
Keywords
acting; football; Hollywood; movie-making

Indexer Notes

continued in next issue. Mention is made of Chuck meeting Roy Rogers, but he does not appear.
Script & art credits from Jerry Bails.

Coach Jim Wolfe and His Holy Trinity Champions (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Jim Wolfe
Synopsis
Tips on playing football intermixed with their applications on the field during a team's winning season.
Keywords
football

Concert Howl (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Henry G. Felsen (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
? (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
teen
Synopsis
Charmaine tries to get her tomboy little sister dressed up for a concert.

Indexer Notes

Text story with three spot illustrations.

The Word Detective (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Origins of four words: buccaneer, maroon, cardinal, and ramp.

Indexer Notes

Double-spread across the centerfold. Text and illustrations.

The Story of Ruth (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
religious
Characters
Ruth; Naomi; Booz; Jesse (cameo)
Keywords
Bible

Indexer Notes

A retelling of the Biblical book of Ruth.

Blondel the Bard of Benevent [Part One] (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
King Richard the Lionhearted; Sir Baldwin; Count Meinhard; Kenneth; Duke Leopold
Synopsis
Returning from the Third Crusade, Richard the Lionhearted and his men are shipwrecked off the coast of Aquileia. After wandering for months, Richard and his men find themselves in Tyrol, the territory of his enemy Duke Leopold. The King is captured by the Duke.
Keywords
castle; torture

Indexer Notes

continued in the next issue.

Origin of Oratorio and Opera, the Musical Twins (Table of Contents: 8)

Milestones in Music / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Silvio A. Bendini (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Father Philip Neri; Count Bardi; Peri; Claudio Monteverdi (cameo); Alessandro Scarlatti (cameo); Jean Lully (cameo); Jean Rameau (cameo); Georg Friedrich Handel
Synopsis
The history of oratorio and opera, ending with a sequence about Handel's "Messiah."

The Mass (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
religious

Indexer Notes

Facts about the Catholic "Mass." Illustrations and text.

Don't Believe All You See! (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
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Inks
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Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Optical illusions including Magic Arcs, Watch the Circles; and the Jumping "X."

Real-Life Action..Electric Football (Table of Contents: 11)

Electric Game Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustrated ad for Jim Prentice Electric Football Game, with mail-in coupon. $2.50 from Electric Game Co., Inc., 850 Front St., Holyoke, Mass.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Blondel the Bard of Benevent]
  2. 1. [Wind and House-Cleaning]
    Otto
  3. 2. ["After a summer in Hollywood, Chuck White is back in Steeltown..."]
    Chuck White
  4. 3. Coach Jim Wolfe and His Holy Trinity Champions
  5. 4. Concert Howl
  6. 5. The Word Detective
  7. 6. The Story of Ruth
  8. 7. Blondel the Bard of Benevent [Part One]
  9. 8. Origin of Oratorio and Opera, the Musical Twins
    Milestones in Music
  10. 9. The Mass
  11. 10. Don't Believe All You See!
  12. 11. Real-Life Action..Electric Football
    Electric Game Co.
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