(July 1949)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Parents' Institute, Inc.
Editing
Harold Schwartz; Elliott A. Caplin (publisher); Ralph O. Ellsworth (assistant art director); Dorothea T. Filosa (assistant 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

Issue Notes

Schwartz listed as editor in this issue's statement of ownership.


Madman's Island (Table of Contents)

Jack Armstrong / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; General Xavier Rojas
Keywords
swords

Triple Play (Table of Contents: 1)

Famous Split-Seconds in Sports / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Bill Wambganss; Clarence Mitchell; Pete Kulduff
Synopsis
Bill Wambganss of the Cleveland Indians makes an unassisted triple play in the 1920 World Series.
Keywords
baseball; Brooklyn Dodgers; Cleveland Indians; triple play; World Series

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover.

Madman's Island (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Jim Fairfield; Bill Fairfield; General Xavier Rojas
Synopsis
Jack goes with his Uncle Jim and friend Billy to investigate an exiled South American dictator who is planning a war from his remote island. The dictator captures the trio and sends Jack and Billy into the jungle to be tracked by his army in a version of "The Most Dangerous Game."
Keywords
bees; boody-traps; dictator; fencing; jungle; South America

Stan Musial (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Deadly Cargo (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bruce Elliott
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Text story with one large illustration.

Famous Athletic Kin (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Louise Suggs; Johnny Suggs; Doug Bentley; Max Bentley
Synopsis
Athletes who are related. Golfer Louise Suggs is the daughter of baseball player Johnny Suggs and the Bentley brothers are two of six Bentley brothers who are hockey stars.
Keywords
baseball; golf; hockey

Indexer Notes

Illustrations and text.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Betty Crocker Soup is Souper!; General Mills / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

108 mph on a Bike! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Alfred Letourner
Synopsis
Alfred Letourner's record of 108.92 mph for a mile on a bicycle. Also tips about bicycle safety.
Keywords
bicycles

Indexer Notes

Illustrations and text.

The Terror of Tomaso Sea (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Armstrong; Billy Fairfield
Keywords
Mexico

Desperate Mission (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
War of 1812

Indexer Notes

Last column of page four is the Statement of Ownership.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 10)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Elliott Caplin (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for September 24, 1948. No circulation figures given.

[The Hunter Murder] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Vic Hardy; Joe Randells
Synopsis
Vic Hardy has to decide if a man is lying when he says he accidentally shot his companion while deer hunting.
Keywords
deer hunting

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Monark Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Take Your Pick of These Wonderful Magazines (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Madman's Island
    Jack Armstrong
  2. 1. Triple Play
    Famous Split-Seconds in Sports
  3. 2. Madman's Island
    Jack Armstrong
  4. 3. Stan Musial
    Wheaties; General Mills
  5. 4. Deadly Cargo
  6. 5. Famous Athletic Kin
  7. 6. ["Bobby can't come to th' phone..."]
    Betty Crocker Soup is Souper!; General Mills
  8. 7. 108 mph on a Bike!
    Sports Champs
  9. 8. The Terror of Tomaso Sea
    Jack Armstrong
  10. 9. Desperate Mission
  11. 10. Statement of Ownership
  12. 11. [The Hunter Murder]
    Vic Hardy's Crime Clues
  13. 12. ["Can you find the secret clues to Monark's popularity?"]
    Monark Bicycles
  14. 13. Take Your Pick of These Wonderful Magazines
    Parents' Magazine Press
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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