(August 1948)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale date
1948-06-02
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

On sale date from Jack Armstrong #7.


Prisoners of the Jungle (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Vic Hardy (inset)

List of ABC Stations Carrying Jack Armstrong Program (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

ABC Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Flaming Forest (Table of Contents: 2)

Jack Armstrong / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Billy Fairfield; Mike Simms
Keywords
airplane; forest fire; Forest Service; parachute

[Jewelry Store Robbery] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Vic Hardy
Synopsis
Fred Beasley's jewelry store is held up by three robbers. Their getaway car crashes into a tree and two are captured, but one gets away with the loot. Vic Hardy has to figure out how to track down the remaining robber.
Keywords
car crash; jewelry story; overcoats; robbery

Indexer Notes

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

The Case of the Motorboat Murder (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Vic Hardy; Sergeant Sims
Synopsis
A grand jury witness in an airport land deal probe is killed in the collision of two speedboats. Vic Hardy has to find what caused and who caused the collision.
Keywords
diving; fishing line; grand jury; motorboat

[Ruth Elinor Howell] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Ruth Elinor Howell
Synopsis
Ruth Elinor Howell, 13, of Marysville, Washington, saves her friend from drowning in Lake Cranberry.
Keywords
Red Cross; swimming

Indexer Notes

"Based on information from the American Red Cross."

Hot Pilot (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
Donovan Fitzpatrick (credited)
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Text story with one large illustration. Concludes on Page 49 on this issue.

Ralph Kiner (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Prisoners of the Jungle (Table of Contents: 8)

Jack Armstrong / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Large splash panel stretches across gutter into second page.

Terror at Top Speed (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Betty Fairfield
Keywords
movie-making; stunt

[The Redcoats Are Coming!] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Daydream Mike and his Wonderful Bike; Columbia Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fighting Birds (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Billy Becomes Mayor for a Day (Table of Contents: 12)

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; teen
Characters
Billy Fairfield; Mayor Broadbeam

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

cartoon / 0.17 page (report information)

Script
B. Brown ? (signed)
Pencils
B. Brown ? (signed)
Inks
B. Brown ? (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, this isn't the Acme Candy Store - darn it!
Genre
children
Synopsis
A boy gets a wrong number phone call for a candy store.
Keywords
telephone; wrong number

Indexer Notes

Signature is unclear.

Bozo and the Rocket Ship (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Capitol / advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

Electric Light Jazz Bow Tie (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Bernard Fine Co. / advertisement / 0.11 page (report information)

Speedboat Special (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Danny Foster
Synopsis
Danny Foster, of Oakland, Calif., who won the International Gold Cup Regatta at Rockaway Inlet, New York. (Beating bandleader Guy Lombardo.)
Keywords
Gold Cup Regatta; New York; Rockaway Inlet; speedboats

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

A Priceless Treasure in Reading Pleasure (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Can You Find the 7 Hidden Features? (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Monark Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prisoners of the Jungle
    Jack Armstrong
  2. 1. List of ABC Stations Carrying Jack Armstrong Program
    ABC Network
  3. 2. The Flaming Forest
    Jack Armstrong
  4. 3. [Jewelry Store Robbery]
    Vic Hardy's Crime Clues
  5. 4. The Case of the Motorboat Murder
    Vic Hardy's Crime Lab
  6. 5. [Ruth Elinor Howell]
    Jack Armstrong Magazine All-American Award
  7. 6. Hot Pilot
  8. 7. Ralph Kiner
    Wheaties; General Mills
  9. 8. Prisoners of the Jungle
    Jack Armstrong
  10. 9. Terror at Top Speed
    Betty Fairfield
  11. 10. [The Redcoats Are Coming!]
    Daydream Mike and his Wonderful Bike; Columbia Bicycles
  12. 11. The Fighting Birds
  13. 12. Billy Becomes Mayor for a Day
    Billy Fairfield's Cartoons of his Comical Misadventures
  14. 13. ["No, this isn't the Acme Candy Store - darn it!"]
  15. 14. Bozo and the Rocket Ship
    Capitol
  16. 15. Electric Light Jazz Bow Tie
    Bernard Fine Co.
  17. 16. Speedboat Special
    Shorts Champs
  18. 17. A Priceless Treasure in Reading Pleasure
    Parents' Magazine Press
  19. 18. Can You Find the 7 Hidden Features?
    Monark Bicycles
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  • Michael Hoskin
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