(April 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

Rider of Rattlesnake Range (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Jack Armstrong
Keywords
rodeo

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The hockey season of 1946-47...
Genre
sports
Synopsis
The New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings argue over whether a goal has been scored before time ran out at the end of a game.
Keywords
Detroit Red Wings; hockey; New York Rangers; NHL

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Curse of the Emerald Scarab (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Jim Fairfield; Billy Fairfield
Keywords
curse; desert; scarab

Home Run Twins (Table of Contents: 3)

Sports Champs / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Ralph Kiner; Johnny Mize
Synopsis
Home run leaders Ralph Kiner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Johnny Mize of the New York Giants
Keywords
baseball; home runs; New York Giants; Pittsburgh Pirates

[Bobby Tatum] (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
Bobby Tatum; Norma Tatum
Synopsis
Ten-year-old Bobby Tatum of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, saves his sister after she is struck by a lightning bolt that also sets their house on fire.
Keywords
1947; fire; lightning; Red Cross; Wyoming

Indexer Notes

"Based on information from the American Red Cross." Bobby Tatum received an engraved medal and a one-year subscription to Jack Armstrong will be sent "free to a shut-in youngster chosen by Bobby."

The Case of the Flaming Toys (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
Synopsis
Vic Hardy is able to prove that a fire in a plastic-toy factory is arson.
Keywords
arson; fire; firemen; gas mask; metallic sodium; naptha

[no title indexed] (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

Indexer Notes

A "solve-the-mystery" story with panels and text underneath. Solution is printed upside-down.

Explorer's Sun Watch! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Riders of Rattlesnake Range (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Betty Fairfield; Billy Fairfield; Frank Flynn; Joe Murphy
Keywords
branding; jeeps; ranch; rodeo

South of Sea Horse (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 3.33 pages (report information)

Script
Willis Lindquist (credited)
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Text story with two large illustrations. Concludes on page 40 of this issue.

Arabian Adventure (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

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)

[Popcorn Panic] (Table of Contents: 12)

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Dan Rilge ? (signed)
Pencils
Dan Rilge ? (signed)
Inks
Dan Rilge ? (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Synopsis
A sheriff hears shots inside a saloon, but it's only cowboys making popcorn.

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story. Signature is partially illegible.

[Classified Ads] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.14 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Mail Call / letters page / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
? (logo)
Inks
? (logo)
Colors
? (logo)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Carl Moore; Leon Lederer; Edna Hutt; and Adney Johnson. No responses.

Danger on the Hoof (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Betty Fairfield
Keywords
rodeo

Indexer Notes

Jack Sparling identified as artist of this feature by Jerry Bails.

Pop vs. Pup (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Billy Fairfield; H. H. Fairfield; Mrs. Fairfield; Blackie (dog)
Keywords
election

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Teen-Age Mystery Classics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Another Big Thrill! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Butterfinger; Curtiss Candy Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Rider of Rattlesnake Range
    Jack Armstrong
  2. 1. ["The hockey season of 1946-47..."]
    Split Seconds in Sports
  3. 2. The Curse of the Emerald Scarab
    Jack Armstrong
  4. 3. Home Run Twins
    Sports Champs
  5. 4. [Bobby Tatum]
    Jack Armstrong Magazine All-American Award
  6. 5. The Case of the Flaming Toys
    Vic Hardy's Crime Lab
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Vic Hardy's Crime Clues
  8. 7. Explorer's Sun Watch!
    Wheaties; General Mills
  9. 8. The Riders of Rattlesnake Range
    Jack Armstrong
  10. 9. South of Sea Horse
  11. 10. Arabian Adventure
  12. 11. The Best Buys in Joy, Thrills, and Fun
    Parents' Magazine Press
  13. 12. [Popcorn Panic]
  14. 13. [Classified Ads]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Mail Call
  16. 15. Danger on the Hoof
    Betty Fairfield Adventure
  17. 16. Pop vs. Pup
    Billy Fairfield's Cartoons of his Comical Misadventures
  18. 17. ["What sinister secrets lurked in the shadows..."]
    Teen-Age Mystery Classics
  19. 18. Another Big Thrill!
    Butterfinger; Curtiss Candy Co.
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  • Michael Hoskin
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