(February 1948)

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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

Land of the Leopard Men (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Jim Fairfield; Betty Fairfield
Keywords
jungle

[Dempsey-Tunney Fight] (Table of Contents: 1)

Famous Split-Seconds in Sports / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Jack Dempsey; Gene Tunney
Synopsis
The Dempsey-Tunny "Long Count" fight of 1927.
Keywords
1927; boxing

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Dangerous Cargo (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Billy Fairfield
Keywords
Freedom Train; railroad; trains

Ralph Beard (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Phil Beard
Synopsis
Profile of college basketball's "1947 Player of the Year," Phil Beard of the University of Kentucky.
Keywords
basketball; college; University of Kentucky

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

[James W. (J.W.) Thompson] (Table of Contents: 4)

Jack Armstrong Magazine All-American Award / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
James Thompson [J.W. Thompson]; Duane Thompson
Synopsis
J. W. Thompson saves his brother from electrocution after his kite hits a electric wire.
Keywords
electric wires; kites; Red Cross

Indexer Notes

"Based on information from the American Red Cross." Thompson received an engraved medal and was "privileged to choose a shut-in youngster who will receive a one-year subscription to this magazine."

The Case of the Broken Headlight (Table of Contents: 5)

Vic Hardy's Crime Lab / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Vic Hardy; Chief Dale
Synopsis
Vic has to solve a hit-and-run case.
Keywords
hit-and-run; plaster cast; tire tracks

[The Three Suspects] (Table of Contents: 6)

Vic Hardy's Crime Clues / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Vic Hardy
Synopsis
Vic has to decide which of three suspects robbed a jewelry store.
Keywords
jewelry store; robbery

Indexer Notes

Panels with typeset text underneath. Solution is printed upside-down on same page.

Win One of These Columbia Bikes! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Land of Leopard Men (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Larson [as H. L. Larson] (signed)
Inks
Howard Larson [as H. L. Larson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Jim Fairfield; Billy Fairfield; Betty Fairfield; Professor Proteus
Synopsis
Jack and his friends are in Africa to get motion pictures of the savage Leopard Men. When his safari leader refuses to enter the land of the Leopard Men, Jack and Billy push on. They save a pygmy from a crocodile and he leads them to large clearing which the Leopard Men use for their ritual dances.
Keywords
Africa; crocodile; disguise; leopards; motion pictures; pygmy; salt

Indexer Notes

Splash panel covers most of first two pages, with no gutter.

The Team Mates (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Spain Verral (credited)
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports
Characters
Sam Coulter; French La Pointe
Synopsis
A high school hockey team's captain is over-shadowed when a flashy newcomer joins the team and is an immediate sensation.
Keywords
high school; hockey

Indexer Notes

Text story with one large illustration. Story concludes on page 45 of the issue.

Old Nubs (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Andy; Barbados Jack
Synopsis
A whaling ship fails to catch "Old Nubs,' a huge sperm whale, but aren't very disappointed the whale escaped.
Keywords
harpoon; sailing ship; whale; whaling

The Best Buys in Joy, Thrills, and Fun (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Hazardous Holiday (Table of Contents: 12)

A New Betty Fairfield Adventure / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Betty Fairfield; Kate Anderson
Synopsis
Betty goes on a skiing trip to the mountains. Her female ski instructor rescues a woman who has fallen into a crevasse during a blizzard.
Keywords
blizzard; crevasse; skiing

Indexer Notes

Bottom one-sixth of pages four and five of the story are subscription coupons to Parents' Magazine comics (back-to-back).

[Subscription Coupons] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Parents' Magazine Press / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[Classified Ads] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.11 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder who instructed Gus in the use of snowshoes?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man uses snowshoes in an unorthodox way.
Keywords
snowshoes

Indexer Notes

Cartoon is signed, but is illegible.

Billy's Scavenger Hunt (Table of Contents: 16)

Billy Fairfield's Cartoons of His Comical Adventures / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Billy Fairfield; Daisy Jones
Synopsis
Billy and Daisy go on a scavenger hunt.
Keywords
feathers; garters; parking ticker; rabbit's foot; scavenger hunt

Tops in Table Tennis (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil Berube
Inks
Phil Berube
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Dick Miles
Synopsis
Profile of Dick Miles, U.S. table tennis champion for 1945, 1946, and 1947.
Keywords
ping pong; table tennis

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Action, Suspense, Thrills (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Jack Armstrong Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Land of the Leopard Men
    Jack Armstrong
  2. 1. [Dempsey-Tunney Fight]
    Famous Split-Seconds in Sports
  3. 2. Dangerous Cargo
    Jack Armstrong
  4. 3. Ralph Beard
    Sports Champs
  5. 4. [James W. (J.W.) Thompson]
    Jack Armstrong Magazine All-American Award
  6. 5. The Case of the Broken Headlight
    Vic Hardy's Crime Lab
  7. 6. [The Three Suspects]
    Vic Hardy's Crime Clues
  8. 7. Win One of These Columbia Bikes!
    Wheaties
  9. 8. Land of Leopard Men
    Jack Armstrong
  10. 9. The Team Mates
  11. 10. Old Nubs
  12. 11. The Best Buys in Joy, Thrills, and Fun
    Parents' Magazine Press
  13. 12. Hazardous Holiday
    A New Betty Fairfield Adventure
  14. 13. [Subscription Coupons]
    Parents' Magazine Press
  15. 14. [Classified Ads]
  16. 15. ["I wonder who instructed Gus in the use of snowshoes?"]
  17. 16. Billy's Scavenger Hunt
    Billy Fairfield's Cartoons of His Comical Adventures
  18. 17. Tops in Table Tennis
  19. 18. Action, Suspense, Thrills
    Jack Armstrong Magazine
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Merlin Haas
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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