(March 1, 1962)

George A. Pflaum, 1946 Series
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Volume
17
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Every two weeks during the school year.
On-sale Date
1962-02-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Geo. A. Pflaum, Publisher, Inc.
Editing
Richard J. Voelkel

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1962 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

wraparound cover

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

Ye Olde Worlde Gamee Pagee / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who can rescue the princess first?
Synopsis
An ogre is guarding a princess in a tall tower. Can you save her? Flip a coin for the number of stones to climb. Heads counts one stone; tails counts two stones. Obey the instructions on the stones you land on as you climb. First player to reach the princess wins.

A Friend in Deed (Table of Contents: 2)

The Little Things / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Characters
Joan; Pat; Mom; Dad;
Synopsis
Pat made plans with Joan to help Joan on her school project this coming weekend, but Pat cancels at the last minute because she's been invited to Laura's house for ice skating. Joan questions why she's friends with Pat. Her mom thinks she's been spending too much time with Pat and should be friendly with other girls. On Monday, Pat invites Joan over to her house and she starts saying mean things about some of the other girls. Joan surprises herself by agreeing with her. Pat invites Joan to her cottage this Sunday, but there's no church in the area. Would it be a sin for Joan to miss mass?

Indexer Notes

An ongoing series, whereby a family situation is set up in 4 pages with no resolution and the reader is asked to judge what the right thing to do is in the given situation. One text page of 20 true/false questions about the story you just read follows, along with 2 discussion questions. There is another text page which discusses the moral implications of both sides of the story. The correct answers to the questions are upside-down on the bottom of the page and you can tally your score on a scoresheet.

It All Started With Knucklebones (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
The origin of some of our board games.
Keywords
backgammon; checkers; chess; cribbage; Dice; dominoes

Indexer Notes

Knucklebones are the toe bones of sheep.

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

Uncle Harry's Monkey's Uncle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's something fishy about this, Mr. Moody.
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Uncle Harry; Will; Jody; Cousin Fud; Mr. Sharp; Mr. Whiffletree; Chief Jones; Florence; Hugo
Synopsis
Chief Jones thinks Mr. Sharp was involved in the collapse of the trestle. Uncle Harry wants to bring customers back to Moodyland by doing something special this year. He gets a telegram saying that his grandfather owned a game preserve in Africa, which will be condemned due to construction of a dam and he is welcome to the animals on the preserve. Harry gets a construction team to start building a zoo on the Moodyland property. Mr. Sharp starts plotting against Uncle Harry's zoo.

T.C. Model Railroad Maze (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Synopsis
See if you can get from Ourtown to Yourtown along the maze of railroad tracks without stopping or backing up.

Another T.C. Puzzle Page! (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Frank Borth (signed)
Inks
Frank Borth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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Synopsis
How many mistakes can you find in this drawing of ancient Egypt? It shows the Christian slaves building the Great Pyramids around 2500 B.C. Under 30- look again; 30-40- fair; 40-50- good; over 50- excellent.

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

Patsy Planner / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Haines (signed)
Inks
Bill Haines (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today I'm making snickerdoodles...
Genre
domestic
Characters
Patsy Planner
Synopsis
Directions for making snickerdoodles.

Fun With Magnets (Table of Contents: 8)

T.C. Experimental Station / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Pete Hironaka
Pencils
Pete Hironaka
Inks
Pete Hironaka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; math & science
Characters
Prof. Gunther Q. Mouse; Murphy
Synopsis
An explanation of magnets, how they work and several experiments you can perform at home using magnets.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Fun Page / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Ali (signed); F. Button (signed); ? (signed but illegible); Geo. H. White (signed)
Inks
Ali (signed); F. Button (signed); ? (signed but illegible); Geo. H. White (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aren't cars supposed to have horsepower?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

4 single-panel gags with artwork signed by 4 different artists.

Squanto The Pilgrims' Catholic Hero Part 2 (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Helen Rein McKay (credited)
Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; historical
Characters
Squanto; Capt. John Smith
Synopsis
Squanto arrives in Spain and is auctioned as a slave. A group of friars buy him to use as a gardener. The friendly friars teach him Spanish and convert him to Catholicism. They eventually release him and give him passage to England, where he will be more able to book passage back to America. He arrives back home after many years, only to find his village wiped out by a plague. He is the last of his people, the Patuxets. The Pilgrims arrive at Pymouth Rock and he befriends them and teaches them to hunt, fish and plant crops. One Pilgrim wrote that he was a special instrument sent by God.

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

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

Script
Frank Moss [as Max Pine] (credited)
Pencils
Fran Matera (signed)
Inks
Fran Matera (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's 777!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Chuck White; Ray Norris; Mr. Borden; Grandpa Norris; Buddy
Synopsis
The steam locomotive is travelling down the line as fast as it can to get to the trapped miners. At the mine, they're making arrangements to have flexible hoses and other parts ready for when the steam engine arrives. The trapped miners keep tapping on the wall so rescuers will know they're in there and alive, but their air is running out.

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: 12)

Pierre / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Echo Mountain
Genre
humor
Characters
Pierre
Synopsis
Pierre climbs Echo Mountain and his gasp is echoed back at him.

Indexer Notes

Pantomime gag cartoon told in 5 panels.
On inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Who can rescue the princess first?"]
    Ye Olde Worlde Gamee Pagee
  3. 2. A Friend in Deed
    The Little Things
  4. 3. It All Started With Knucklebones
  5. 4. ["There's something fishy about this, Mr. Moody."]
    Uncle Harry's Monkey's Uncle
  6. 5. T.C. Model Railroad Maze
  7. 6. Another T.C. Puzzle Page!
  8. 7. ["Today I'm making snickerdoodles..."]
    Patsy Planner
  9. 8. Fun With Magnets
    T.C. Experimental Station
  10. 9. ["Aren't cars supposed to have horsepower?"]
    Fun Page
  11. 10. Squanto The Pilgrims' Catholic Hero Part 2
  12. 11. ["It's 777!"]
    Chuck White and His Friends
  13. 12. ["Echo Mountain"]
    Pierre
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