(March 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

[Jack Armstrong's Fighting Chance] (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Jack Armstrong

Indexer Notes

Cover title taken from interior story.

[Last-Second Shot in NIT] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Ernie Calverly
Synopsis
Ernie Calverly's three-quarter court basket lifts Rhode Island to an overtime win over Bowling Green University in the National Invitational Tournament in 1946.
Keywords
basketball; Bowling Green University; college; NIT; Rhode Island

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Jack Armstrong's Fighting Chance (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Kill Kamm
Keywords
boxing

Maurice "The Rocket" Richard (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
sports
Characters
Maurice Richard
Synopsis
Highlights of the career of Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens hockey player.
Keywords
hockey; Montreal Canadiens; NHL

[Donald L. Smith] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Donald L. Smith; Nancy McConnell
Synopsis
Fifteen-year-old Donald L. Smith of Coldwater, Mich., rescues eight-year-old Nancy McConnell from drowning and earns the fifth Jack Armstrong Magazine All-American Award.
Keywords
drowning; Red Cross; swimming

Indexer Notes

"Based on information from the American Red Cross." Smith received an engraved medal and a year's subscription to Jack Armstrong Magazine.

The Case of the Redheaded Hijacker (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; Inspector Sheldon; Chief Dale
Synopsis
Hardy uses scientific methods to track down robbers that hijacked a truckload of furs.
Keywords
furs; microscope; truck hijacking

[Acme Gear Works Payroll Robbery] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Vic Hardy; Mr. Hoag; Jack Haines; Dot Wilson
Synopsis
Vic Hardy has to figure out who was the "inside man" in a payroll robbery.
Keywords
inside man; payroll robbery

Indexer Notes

A "you solve the mystery" story with the solution printed upside-down on the page. Text with five illustrations.

"Ozzie" Cowles (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Jack Armstrong Trails the Killer of Ghost Canyon (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong
Keywords
dogsled; Northwest Mounted Police; Yukon

Indexer Notes

Splash panel covers over 1.5 pages, no gutter between pages.

Slow Down to Win (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 3.167 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Worthington (credited)
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports
Keywords
basketball

Indexer Notes

Text story with two illustrations. Concluded on last interior page of the issue.

Action, Suspense, Thrills (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Rebel (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Rebel (horse); Mike Dodson; Bill Nixon
Synopsis
A wild stallion is captured and trained to be a polo pony.
Keywords
polo

Lady of the Law (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty Fairfield / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Betty Fairfield; Carol Shaw; Spider Webb; Little Blackie
Synopsis
Betty meets policewoman Carol Shaw and helps her foil a jewelry store robbery.
Keywords
jewelry store; judo; policewoman

Indexer Notes

Bottom one-sixth of pages 4 and 5 of the story are mail-in coupons for subscriptions to Parents' Magazine comics.
Jack Sparling identified as artist of this feature by Jerry Bails.

Ready-y-y! Aim-- Fire! (Table of Contents: 13)

Billy Fairfield / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Billy Fairfield; Mayor Broadbeam; Mrs. Broadbeam
Synopsis
Billy has misadventures in a firehouse, but saves the day at a real fire.
Keywords
fire department; fire hose; fire truck

[Eagle Scout] (Table of Contents: 14)

cartoon / 0.333 page (report information)

Script
Al Kaufman (signed)
Pencils
Al Kaufman (signed)
Inks
Al Kaufman (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
In a zoo, a Boy Scout observes an eagle wearing a scout neckerchief.
Keywords
Boy Scouts; Eagle Scout

Indexer Notes

Pantomime cartoon.

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

Mail Call / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters with no responses. Writers are Mrs. Earl Stump; William Hatcher; Ruth Ann Towbrowsky; Beatrice Louise Walker; Delois Phillips; Carl Graf; and George G. Gordon. Illustrated logo.

The Best Buys in Joy, Thrills, and Fun (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Sleek as the New Convertibles (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Jack Armstrong's Fighting Chance]
    Jack Armstrong
  2. 1. [Last-Second Shot in NIT]
    Famous Split Seconds in Sports
  3. 2. Jack Armstrong's Fighting Chance
    Jack Armstrong
  4. 3. Maurice "The Rocket" Richard
    Sports Champs
  5. 4. [Donald L. Smith]
    Jack Armstrong Magazine All-American Award
  6. 5. The Case of the Redheaded Hijacker
    Vic Hardy's Crime Lab
  7. 6. [Acme Gear Works Payroll Robbery]
    Vic Hardy's Crime Clues
  8. 7. "Ozzie" Cowles
    Wheaties; General Mills
  9. 8. Jack Armstrong Trails the Killer of Ghost Canyon
    Jack Armstrong
  10. 9. Slow Down to Win
  11. 10. Action, Suspense, Thrills
    Jack Armstrong Adventure Magazine
  12. 11. Rebel
  13. 12. Lady of the Law
    Betty Fairfield
  14. 13. Ready-y-y! Aim-- Fire!
    Billy Fairfield
  15. 14. [Eagle Scout]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Mail Call
  17. 16. The Best Buys in Joy, Thrills, and Fun
    Parents' Magazine Press
  18. 17. Sleek as the New Convertibles
    Monark Silver King
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