(November 1947)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Parents' Institute, Inc.
Editing
Kenneth L. Hall (executive editor)
Color
color cover; color interior
Dimensions
Issues #1-8 are 7.5" x 10.875" (taller than standard comics); #9-13 are 7.5" x 10.375" (standard Golden Age size)
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia gives George J. Hecht as President, Elliot A. Caplin as Publisher and Ralph O. Ellsworth as Art Director. Original index by Craig Delich (November 2005). "Jack Armstrong Adventure Magazine" on cover only.


Jack Armstrong Solves the Arctic Mystery (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Larsen
Inks
Howard Larsen
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong

Indexer Notes

Larsen is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork is identical to his signed or unsigned stories in many western comics like Hawk or Western Bandit Trails.

Meet Jack Armstrong and His Friends (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Larsen
Inks
Howard Larsen
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Billy Fairfield; Betty Fairfield; Jim Fairfield; Vic Hardy; Professor Proteus
Synopsis
Found on the inside front cover, this text/illustrated article informs readers about all the characters who appear in the Jack Armstrong feature.

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for the cover.

Jack Armstrong Solves the Arctic Mystery (Table of Contents: 2)

Jack Armstrong / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Larsen
Inks
Howard Larsen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong

Indexer Notes

Info by Craig Delich (November, 2005).
Howard Larsen is best to spot by his faces with large ears and noses, and bulging lips with dark shadows underneath, and big hats far back on the head seen in front view. The hero here has none of these shadows, but the other characters have.

Wally Butts (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties; General Mills / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Edgar Little Jr.] (Table of Contents: 4)

Jack Armstrong's All-American Award / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Edward Little, Jr.; Frank Thompson
Synopsis
Text and illustrated true story of Edward Little Jr., of Handsboro, Miss., who rescued five men from an Army bomber that crashed in a bay near his home.
Keywords
bomber; crash; Mississippi; Red Cross

Indexer Notes

"Based on information from the American Red Cross." Edward Little received an engraved medal "and will be asked to designate a shut-in youngster who will receive a free one-year's subscription to the Jack Armstrong Adventure Magazine."

The Case of the Forgetful Forger (Table of Contents: 5)

Vic Hardy's Crime Lab / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Vic Hardy; Chief Dale
Synopsis
Vic discovers serial numbers were changed on some stolen bond certificates.
Keywords
forgery; infra-red light; microscope; Treasury bond

Indexer Notes

The bottom one-six of pages two and three in the story are mail-in coupons for subscriptions to Parents' Magazine Press comics. (back-to-back.)

[Subscription Coupons] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Jack Armstrong vs. the Man of a Million Faces (Table of Contents: 7)

Jack Armstrong / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Larsen
Inks
Howard Larsen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Professor Proteus (villain)

Indexer Notes

Art notes as for the cover and first story.

Change of Pace (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George D. Lipscomb (signed)
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Text story with one large illustration.

[Slaughter's Mad Dash in the 1946 World Series] (Table of Contents: 9)

Famous Split-Seconds in Sports / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Berube ?
Pencils
Phil Berube ?
Inks
Phil Berube ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Enos Slaughter; Harry Walker
Synopsis
St. Louis Cardinals' Enos Slaughter surprisingly scores from first base on a routine single for the winning run of the 1946 World Series.
Keywords
baseball; Boston Red Sox; St. Louis Cardinals; World Series

Indexer Notes

Info and credits by Craig Delich (November, 2005).

Simba Bwana - Lion Master (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling ?
Inks
Jack Sparling ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Simba Bwana [Akhu]
Synopsis
When a lion attacks his cattle, a young Masai boy kills it with a spear.
Keywords
Africa; cattle; leopard; lion; Masai; rhinoceros; spear

Angel of Mercy With Water-Wings (Table of Contents: 11)

A New Betty Fairfield Adventure / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling ?
Inks
Jack Sparling ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Betty Fairfield; Emma Webster
Synopsis
Nurse Emma Webster and Betty rescue a child during a flood and spend the night in a make-shift first aid station in a church.
Keywords
church; first-aid; flood

List of ABC Stations Carrying Jack Armstrong Program (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

ABC / advertisement / 0.8 page (report information)

Will You Help Us? (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Parents' Magazine Press / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1.2 pages (report information)

Hal Newhouser (Table of Contents: 14)

Sports Champs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Phil Berube (signed)
Pencils
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Hal Newhouser
Synopsis
Profile of Detroit Tigers' pitcher Hal Newhouser, who won 25 or more games in 1944, 1945, and 1946.
Keywords
baseball; Detroit Tigers; pitcher

Indexer Notes

Illustrations and text.

Billy Rings the Bell (Table of Contents: 15)

Billy Fairfield's Cartoons of His Own Misadventures / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Herman
Inks
Vic Herman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Billy Fairfield; Billy's mother; Billy's sister
Synopsis
Billy goes on a muscle-building program to win a prize at an amusement park, but gets a surprise the day of the contest.
Keywords
amusement park; weight-lifting

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence has Billy drawing the story himself, (hence the feature title), apparently to explain the difference in art styles from the rest of the issue.

Action Suspense Thrills (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Parents' Magazine Press / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Be the Talk of the Town with a New Monark Super Deluxe (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Monark Silver King / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fellers-Here's a Dream of a Game! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Jack Armstrong Solves the Arctic Mystery
    Jack Armstrong
  2. 1. Meet Jack Armstrong and His Friends
    Jack Armstrong
  3. 2. Jack Armstrong Solves the Arctic Mystery
    Jack Armstrong
  4. 3. Wally Butts
    Wheaties; General Mills
  5. 4. [Edgar Little Jr.]
    Jack Armstrong's All-American Award
  6. 5. The Case of the Forgetful Forger
    Vic Hardy's Crime Lab
  7. 6. [Subscription Coupons]
  8. 7. Jack Armstrong vs. the Man of a Million Faces
    Jack Armstrong
  9. 8. Change of Pace
  10. 9. [Slaughter's Mad Dash in the 1946 World Series]
    Famous Split-Seconds in Sports
  11. 10. Simba Bwana - Lion Master
  12. 11. Angel of Mercy With Water-Wings
    A New Betty Fairfield Adventure
  13. 12. List of ABC Stations Carrying Jack Armstrong Program
    ABC
  14. 13. Will You Help Us?
    Parents' Magazine Press
  15. 14. Hal Newhouser
    Sports Champs
  16. 15. Billy Rings the Bell
    Billy Fairfield's Cartoons of His Own Misadventures
  17. 16. Action Suspense Thrills
    Parents' Magazine Press
  18. 17. Be the Talk of the Town with a New Monark Super Deluxe
    Monark Silver King
  19. 18. Fellers-Here's a Dream of a Game!
    Electric Game Co., Inc.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Craig Delich