(March 1949)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale date
1949 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Parents' Institute, Inc.
Editing
Ellott A. Caplin (publisher); Ralph O. Ellsworth (associate art director); Dorothy T. Filosa (associate art director)
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

Secret Cargo (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Vic Hardy (inset)
Keywords
deep-sea diving

Jack Armstrong Becomes a Triple Threat Man (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; ? (photo)
Inks
?; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jack Armstrong; Jack Armstrong (photo of Charles Flynn)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Illustration, photo of Charles Flynn as Jack Armstrong in front of ABC microphone, and promotion article publicizing the relatively new Jack Armstrong comic strip.

Shot in the Dark (Table of Contents: 2)

Jack Armstrong / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Vic Hardy (Chief of the Scientific Bureau of Investigation); Billy (crime lab tech); Boss Jeffers [Ed Nixon] (villain, newspaper editor); Jeffer's thugs (villains)
Synopsis
A four-alarm fire in the city peaks Vic's interest when he finds a can of metallic sodium, any arsonist's dream, so he visits a newspaper editor and voices his suspicions that Boss Jeffers has hired an arsonist to set fire to his own building to collect the insurance. When the editor refuses to print a story on this, Jack and Vic plant a false story about a radium shipment in the paper to draw the crooks out into the open.
Keywords
The Star (newspaper)

Indexer Notes

Crossover with Vic Hardy.

The Case of the Photo Finish (Table of Contents: 3)

Vic Hardy's Crime Lab / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Vic Hardy
Keywords
cameras; horse racing

Charlie Diehl (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Get This Sports Pedometer (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Betty Crocker; General Mills / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Columbia Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

20 Miles from Key West (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 3.333 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Rosen (credited)
Pencils
Edd Ashe (signed)
Inks
Edd Ashe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Text story with one large illustration. Continued on Page 49 of the issue.

Man Overboard (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Betty Fairfield
Keywords
sailing

Secret Cargo (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Jim Fairfield
Keywords
airplane; deep-sea diving

Indexer Notes

Splash page almost two pages, with no gutter.

Wild Boar! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Keywords
hunting

Kid Caddy (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Characters
Billy Fairfield; Terrible Terrence O'Toole
Synopsis
Billy has to babysit a insufferable brat and ends up falling off a high building into a fireman's net.
Keywords
babysitting; fire engines; fire net

Ring for "Wolves" (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Western Craftsmen / advertisement / 0.05 page (report information)

Giant 3 Foot Telescope (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Criterion Co. / advertisement / 0.117 page (report information)

Gene Autry Cowboy Boots (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Austin Shoe Stores / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

You Can Get These Hand Colored Coin Holder Zipper Billfolds (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Leathercraft Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Yippee, Lots of Happy Reading with These Thrilling Magazines. (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Girls! It's the Wonderful New Beauty Trix Wallet (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Scope Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret Cargo
    Jack Armstrong
  2. 1. Jack Armstrong Becomes a Triple Threat Man
  3. 2. Shot in the Dark
    Jack Armstrong
  4. 3. The Case of the Photo Finish
    Vic Hardy's Crime Lab
  5. 4. Charlie Diehl
    Wheaties; General Mills
  6. 5. Get This Sports Pedometer
    Betty Crocker; General Mills
  7. 6. Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike
    Columbia Bicycles
  8. 7. 20 Miles from Key West
  9. 8. Man Overboard
    Betty Fairfield Adventure
  10. 9. Secret Cargo
    Jack Armstrong Adventure
  11. 10. Wild Boar!
  12. 11. Kid Caddy
    Billy Fairfield's Cartoons of His Own Misadventures
  13. 12. Ring for "Wolves"
    Western Craftsmen
  14. 13. Giant 3 Foot Telescope
    Criterion Co.
  15. 14. Gene Autry Cowboy Boots
    Austin Shoe Stores
  16. 15. You Can Get These Hand Colored Coin Holder Zipper Billfolds
    Leathercraft Co.
  17. 16. Yippee, Lots of Happy Reading with These Thrilling Magazines.
    Parents' Magazine Press
  18. 17. Girls! It's the Wonderful New Beauty Trix Wallet
    Scope Sales Co.
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