(April 12, 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.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Geo. A. Pflaum, Publisher, Inc.
Editing
Richard J. Voelkel
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

The Descent from the Cross (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Giaquinto Corrado (painting)
Inks
Giaquinto Corrado (painting)
Colors
Giaquinto Corrado (painting)

Indexer Notes

A famous painting which hangs in the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain. It is believed to have been painted early in the 1750's.

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

Puzzle Page / activity / 0.75 page (report information)

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Synopsis
Three puzzles. How many of the eight lines shown will equal the line that bounds the square that is shown?; a number puzzle; a word puzzle; the answers are shown upside-down in a small box.

The Descent from the Cross (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 0.25 page (report information)

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typeset

Synopsis
Background information on the artist who painted this issue's cover of Treasure Chest.

The Happy Heart (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Pencils
Dick Giordano (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
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Genre
biography; religious
Characters
Philip Neri
Synopsis
The story of Philip Neri. Born in Florence, Italy in 1515, his happiness and his love for God were well known among his young friends. He became a friend and advisor to Cardinals and the Pope. His saintliness became well known to the people and he had a good sense of humor, which the people appreciated.

[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)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We understand you have a baby gorilla here, Mr. Moody.
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Uncle Harry; Will; Jody; Cousin Fudley; Mr. Sharp; Mr. Wiffletree
Synopsis
Newspaper reporters arrive at Moodyland to do an article on the baby gorilla and the man inside the gorilla suit and print a photo of the them together. Over at Whoopeeland, Mr. Sharp has a large crowd of people, but loses them when word spreads that Moodyland has a baby gorilla. Sharp and Wiffletree see the newspaper story, but don't bother to read it, so they don't know there's a man inside the gorilla suit. Sharp is going over to Moodyland in his gorilla suit and expects to scare the crowds by making them think the gorilla has escaped, not knowing the public knows it's a fake gorilla.

Fossils The Zoo of the Past (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre
math & science
Synopsis
A look at how fossils are made.
Keywords
amber; Cambrian period; Jurassic period; paleontologist

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

Talking It Over / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rev. John M. Scott, S.J.
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Letters
typeset

Genre
religious

Indexer Notes

Text article with two accompanying illustrations.

The Story of Bob Cousy (Table of Contents: 7)

Sports Heroes / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Weber
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Genre
sports
Characters
Bob Cousy
Synopsis
The story of Bob Cousy, the leader of the Boston Celtics, who was regarded as, the "greatest small man" ever to play basketball.

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

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)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good old Steeltown, and there's a baseball game tonight.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Chuck White; Dad White; Mom White; Larry Bolger; Stoney Stoner; Rocky Stoner; Spud Rankin
Synopsis
Having left his friends in Pennsylvania, Chuck returns to his home in Steeltown. He drives past a sandlot baseball game in progress and decides to stop when he sees Larry Bolger. Larry introduces him to the pitcher, Stoney Stoner. Stoney invites them to meet his brother Rocky Stoner at the baseball game that evening at Banner Field. Chuck seems to remember Rocky Stoner's name, but can't recall why the name rings a bell. Chuck sees Rocky talking with Spud Rankin at the game that night and thought that Spud had been thrown out of town after a wrestling scandal sometime ago.

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: 9)

This Godless Communism / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stalin was dead.
Genre
non-fiction; biography; history
Characters
Lavrenti Beria; Georgi Malenkov; Vyacheslav Molotov; Marshall Georgi Zhukov; Nikolai Bulganin; Lazar Kaganovich; Nikita Khrushchev
Synopsis
Khruschev had been one of Stalin's chief killers, having sent hundreds of thousands to their death. On his way up the ladder, Khruschev sang his praises. After Stalin's death, he set about to distance himself from Stalin, because he knew the Russian people hated him. He gave a 4 hour speech denouncing Stalin. All over Russia, statues of Stalin were taken down. Stalin's body was removed from it's place of honor. His actions made many people of the world forget that the communist goal was world domination, until 1956, when the Hungarian revolution took place and he vowed to crush them.

Indexer Notes

After Stalin's death, there was a power struggle among the top 7 party leaders. Beria, the head of the secret police, was the likely winner and the most feared. The others banded together against him and had him executed as a traitor. One by one, through treachery and bickering for power, they fell by the wayside until only Khruschev was left.

[Hannibal on a Desert Island] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hannibal Bear
Synopsis
On a tiny island, Hannibal sees a rescue plane in the air and waves, but the plane crashes; now Hannibal and the pilot are both stranded.

Indexer Notes

Panatomime gag cartoon told in six panels.
On inside back cover.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
religious

Indexer Notes

An illustration and a short prayer decorates the back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Descent from the Cross
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Puzzle Page
  3. 2. The Descent from the Cross
  4. 3. The Happy Heart
  5. 4. ["We understand you have a baby gorilla here, Mr. Moody."]
    Uncle Harry's Monkey's Uncle
  6. 5. Fossils The Zoo of the Past
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Talking It Over
  8. 7. The Story of Bob Cousy
    Sports Heroes
  9. 8. ["Good old Steeltown, and there's a baseball game tonight."]
    Chuck White and His Friends
  10. 9. ["Stalin was dead."]
    This Godless Communism
  11. 10. [Hannibal on a Desert Island]
    Hannibal Bear
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Larry Miller
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