(June 1948)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
every other month
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

No indicia title.


[Mystery on the Diamond] (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Vic Hardy (inset)
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Cover title from interior story.

A Message to the Boys of America from Jack Armstrong (Table of Contents: 1)

Jack Armstrong / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Joe Louis
Synopsis
Jack uses an incident in the ring involving Joe Louis to promote sportsmanship.
Keywords
boxing; sportsmanship

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Large illustration and text.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Jim Fairfield
Keywords
baseball

The Case of the Silent Southpaw (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Vic Hardy
Synopsis
A getaway car overturns while fleeing a robbery. One of the crooks dies, but the other escapes with the loot. Vic Hardy has to find a way to identify the pair.
Keywords
dry cleaner; robbery; used-car dealer

Phil Rizzuto (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Frank O'Bannon (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Frank O'Banon; Robert O'Banon
Synopsis
Frank O'Banon of Corydon, Ind., saves his brother from drowning.
Keywords
Red Cross; swimming

Indexer Notes

"Based on information from the American Red Cross." O'Banon received an engraved medal and "a shut-in youngster of his choice will receive a free one-year subscription to Jack Armstrong Magazine."

Danger Trail (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2.333 pages (report information)

Script
H. M. Gill (credited)
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lance Ramsey
Keywords
mine; payroll

Indexer Notes

Text story with one large illustration.

[Stepladder for Jump Ball] (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 0.167 page (report information)

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

Genre
sports
Synopsis
A referee climbs a stepladder before tossing the ball for a jump ball in basketball.
Keywords
basketball

Indexer Notes

Pantomime cartoon. Signature is hard to read.

Fun! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Capitol / advertisement / 0.167 page (report information)

[Misc. Ads] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.222 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 0.111 page (report information)

Script
Dan Kilgo ? (signed)
Pencils
Dan Kilgo ? (signed)
Inks
Dan Kilgo ? (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, remember, first one down is a rotten egg.
Genre
sports
Synopsis
A referee gives some unorthodox instructions to two boxers.
Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

Signature is hard to read.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Daydream Mike and his Wonderful Bike! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Rhino! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bill Kelly; Bob Ward; Omalu
Synopsis
Bill Kelly and Bob Ward go to Africa to get some wild animal motion pictures and have a close call with a rhinoceros.
Keywords
Africa; hyenas; lions; movies; rhinoceros

Win This Bicycle! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Safe-T Cone Co. / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Counterfeiters (Table of Contents: 14)

Vic Hardy; Jack Armstrong / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Vic Hardy; Jack Armstrong; Chief Dale; Professor Proteus
Synopsis
Jack Armstrong visits Vic Hardy at his lab and learns facts about paper currency and how to detect a counterfeit bill. Then the lesson gets put to practical use when counterfeiters are found in the area and Vic and Jack have to help capture the gang.
Keywords
blind; charity drive; counterfeiting; FBI; guide dog; impersonation; machine guns; newsstand; tear gas

Indexer Notes

Story starts with a large illustration and a half-page of story in text format. Then with page two it changes into a regular comic story.

Billy Makes Magic (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Billy Fairfield; Egbert Sneery
Synopsis
Billy is raising chickens and uses some of their eggs as props in his magician's act in an amateur show.
Keywords
chickens; eggs; juggling; magician

Lion on the Loose (Table of Contents: 16)

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; Molly Madden
Synopsis
Betty is friends with Molly Madden, a star trapeze artist in the circus. When a lion escapes, Betty comes up with an idea to lure him back to his cage.
Keywords
cage; circus; hamburger; lion; train; trapeze

Indexer Notes

Bottom one-sixth of pages three and four of the story are subscription forms.

[Subscription forms] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

3 Great Sport Books Every American Boy is Bustin' to Own! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

An Important Notice to Jack Armstrong Readers (Table of Contents: 19)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Notice that publication of Jack Armstrong is changing from monthly to bi-monthly.

Two Swell Magazines for You! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Parents' Magazine Press / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Sleek as the New Convertibles (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Monark Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Mystery on the Diamond]
    Jack Armstrong
  2. 1. A Message to the Boys of America from Jack Armstrong
    Jack Armstrong
  3. 2. Jack Armstrong Solves the Mystery on the Diamond
    Jack Armstrong
  4. 3. The Case of the Silent Southpaw
    Vic Hardy's Crime Lab
  5. 4. Phil Rizzuto
    Wheaties; General Mills
  6. 5. Frank O'Bannon
    Jack Armstrong Magazine All-American Award
  7. 6. Danger Trail
  8. 7. [Stepladder for Jump Ball]
  9. 8. Fun!
    Capitol
  10. 9. [Misc. Ads]
  11. 10. ["Now, remember, first one down is a rotten egg."]
  12. 11. ["I wonder what the old Romans would have thought..."]
    Daydream Mike and his Wonderful Bike!
  13. 12. Rhino!
  14. 13. Win This Bicycle!
    Safe-T Cone Co.
  15. 14. The Counterfeiters
    Vic Hardy; Jack Armstrong
  16. 15. Billy Makes Magic
    Billy Fairfield's Cartoons of His Own Misadventures
  17. 16. Lion on the Loose
    A New Betty Fairfield Adventure
  18. 17. [Subscription forms]
  19. 18. 3 Great Sport Books Every American Boy is Bustin' to Own!
  20. 19. An Important Notice to Jack Armstrong Readers
  21. 20. Two Swell Magazines for You!
    Parents' Magazine Press
  22. 21. Sleek as the New Convertibles
    Monark Bicycles
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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