(December 5, 1968)

George A. Pflaum, 1946 Series
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Volume
24
Price
[none]
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Twice monthly during school year
On-sale Date
1968-11-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Geo. A. Pflaum, Publisher, Inc.
Editing
James Langdon

Issue Notes

Subscription $2.00 yearly. Some issues of the title show a cover price of ten cents.
On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, January-December 1968, page 354, registration number B487012.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lloyd Ostendorf ?
Inks
Lloyd Ostendorf ?
Colors
?

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

Backtalk / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
James Langdon ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from D.J. Kirby, Judy Johnson, Sarah Gahms, John Rutter, Therese Neff, J.S., Mark Innerbrickler, John S., Joan Esterle, Steven Poke, Paulette Piazza, Denise Warnecke, Angela Bryant, Robbie Smith, Jim F., Theresie Kringak, Lani Kohoutek, K.R., and G., with responses from the editor.

Soldiers of the Cross: The Story of the Chaplains (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Walsh
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; religious; war
Characters
Father William Corby; Father James Sheeran; Union soldiers; Confederate soldiers; Robert E. Lee
Synopsis
Father Corby and Father Sheeran join Irish brigades in the Union and Confederate armies, respectively. As chaplains they give comfort, care for the wounded, provide religious services, and share the sufferings of their men.
Keywords
American Civil War; chaplain; educational; fact; priest; Roman Catholic

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

Did You Know? [Treasure Chest] / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mario DeMarco
Pencils
Mario DeMarco (signed)
Inks
Mario DeMarco (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Mario DeMarco ?

Genre
humor; non-fiction; sports
Characters
Pete Gray; Byron Nelson; Harlem Globetrotter
Keywords
Educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Curious sports facts

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The police thank Chuck personally for helping catch a gang of vandals.
Genre
drama
Characters
Chuck White; Monk Simmons; Mrs. White; Sam; Ed; X. X. Franz
Synopsis
Chuck and his friends help gather goods to give to the needy. But they soon suspect that the charity coordinator is reselling the goods for his own profit.
Keywords
Bicycle; charity; con man

Indexer Notes

Part of an ongoing serial.

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

Facts From the Animal World / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mario DeMarco
Pencils
Mario DeMarco (signed)
Inks
Mario DeMarco (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Mario DeMarco ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow!
Genre
non-fiction; animal
Characters
Crows; queen bees; elephant; mahout

Indexer Notes

Educational; fact

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; religious
Characters
Sister [nun]; children
Keywords
Educational; fact; missionary; nun

The Graveyard of the Atlantic (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio
Inks
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Keywords
Buried treasure; Nova Scotia; shipwreck

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

Randy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay men..
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Randy; Harold; football team
Synopsis
Randy's team wants to try the hidden ball play. Harold lets the air out so the ball will be easier to hide.
Keywords
Football

Robert Boyle, Founder of Modern Chemistry. (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Hazel Mary Boring
Pencils
Reed Crandall (signed)
Inks
Reed Crandall (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Robert Boyle; Lord Cork; Lady Katherine; Monsieur Marcombe; Robert Hooke; assistant
Synopsis
Despite illness, poverty, and the loss of his father, Robert Boyle pays his debts and trains as a scientist. He makes his advanced discoveries freely available to all, aids those in distress, and always honors God as the source of knowledge.
Keywords
Educational; Eton; fact; London; science; scientist

[Pestered at His Picnic] (Table of Contents: 10)

Ali / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marvin Townsend (signed)
Pencils
Marvin Townsend (signed)
Inks
Marvin Townsend (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Ali
Synopsis
Ali is endlessly pestered at his picnic, until he makes the picnic blanket fly above the strife.
Keywords
Flying carpet; magic carpet; pantomime; wordless

The Deep-Six Mystery [Part 7] (Table of Contents: 11)

Sock Jones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Lawrence (credited)
Pencils
Frank Borth (credited)
Inks
Frank Borth (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sock Jones; Griff; Professor; Mr. Ebhard
Synopsis
Despite being booby-trapped by V.I.P.E.R., Sock and Griff disarm the bomb and lead their team to the sunken u-boat. Accompanied by Mr. Ebhard they enter the u-boat in special undersea dive suits and retrieve the lost gold. But when they exit, an armed V.I.P.E.R. sub has appeared in the scene.
Keywords
Submarine; u-boat

Indexer Notes

The character of Griff -- scientist, adult team leader, skilled diver -- represents one of the first such strong depictions of African Americans in U.S. comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

TC Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Wizard; cat

You'll Get a Bang Out of This (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
E. B. Wagner (signed)
Inks
E. B. Wagner (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Brother; sister; construction workers
Synopsis
When sister is concerned about fireworks, brother is disdainful. But when a large construction blast goes off just as he lights his fireworks, he changes his mind.
Keywords
Firecracker; fireworks
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Backtalk
  3. 2. Soldiers of the Cross: The Story of the Chaplains
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Did You Know? [Treasure Chest]
  5. 4. ["The police thank Chuck personally for helping catch a gang of vandals."]
    Chuck White
  6. 5. ["Wow!"]
    Facts From the Animal World
  7. 6. Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
  8. 7. The Graveyard of the Atlantic
  9. 8. ["Okay men.."]
    Randy
  10. 9. Robert Boyle, Founder of Modern Chemistry.
  11. 10. [Pestered at His Picnic]
    Ali
  12. 11. The Deep-Six Mystery [Part 7]
    Sock Jones
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    TC Puzzle Page
  14. 13. You'll Get a Bang Out of This
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