(January 1953)

Youthful, 1953 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Stamp Comics Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia at the bottom lists: "THRILLING ADVENTURES IN STAMPS COMICS is published quarterly by Stamps Comics Inc. at Buffalo, N.Y. Editorial and executive offices at 105 East 35th Street, New York 16, N.Y. Application for re-entry as second-class matter pending at the Post Office at Buffalo, N.Y. Single copy 25c. Four copies $1.00 in the United States, $1.25 elsewhere. Please send all subscriptions to Stamp Comics Inc., Box 160, Murray Hill Station, New York 16, N.Y. Copyright 1953 by Stamp Comics Inc. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons and.or institutions appearing in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. Vol. 1, No. 8, January, 1953 issue. Printed in the U.S.A."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joseph Szokoli
Inks
Joseph Szokoli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Keywords
Belgian Congo

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Philadelphia Mission (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Harrison
Inks
Harry Harrison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Commodore Edward Preble; Lieutenant William Bainbridge; Lieutenant Steven Decatur, Jr.;
Synopsis
The destruction of the frigate U.S.S. Philadelphia by Steven Decatur, to prevent it falling into the hands of the Barbary pirates, was commemorated with the U.S. Scott #791 two-cent stamp (1936-1937).
Keywords
Midshipman Thomas Macdonough; October 1803; Tripoli

Satan's Pact (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vince Napoli
Inks
Vince Napoli
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bishop of Cologne
Synopsis
The architect of the Cologne Cathedral made a pact with Satan for plans for the building. When he broke the pact, Satan made sure no one would ever know the architect's name. The story is commemorated with the Germany - Scott #238 stamp.
Keywords
1312

Monkey Business! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Doug Wildey (signed)
Inks
Doug Wildey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
James Winton (dies)
Synopsis
When vaudevillian Winton went for a walk with his two monkeys, he was killed and robbed. His monkeys identified the killers. This was commemorated with the North Borneo - Scott #214 stamp (1939).
Keywords
Bandjermasin; Borneo; Indonesia

Indexer Notes

On the first page, James Winston refers to his monkeys as "chimps," which is incorrect (monkeys have tails, chimpanzees don't). The rest of the story correctly refers to them as "monkeys" or "monks."

Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Galotti; A. M. Langworthy (as Lang)
Inks
Joe Galotti; A. M. Langworthy (as Lang)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Captain John Smith; Opecanchanough; Chief Powhatan; Pocahontas
Synopsis
While hunting for food for Jamestown, Captain Smith was captured and sentenced to death. The chief's daughter, Pocahontas, intervened to save him. This is commemorated with the U.S. - Scott #328 one-cent stamp (1907).

Esperanto Saves a Life (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Harrison
Inks
Harry Harrison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama
Characters
Jacques Corvet
Synopsis
Discovering that Jacques is a fellow Esperantist, a Gestapo soldier helped him escape the firing squad. To commemorate the Esperanto Congress, the Brazil - Scott #442 stamp was issued in 1936.
Keywords
1940; Aubigny-en-Artois; France; May 21st

Heroine of Eddystone Light (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Baer
Inks
Bob Baer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Captain Humble (dies); Grace Darling; William Darling
Synopsis
Grace won the Albert Medal for saving passengers of the wrecked steamer Forfarshire. The story was commemorated with the New Zealand - Scott #OY32 stamp.
Keywords
Devon; England; Smeaton's Lighthouse

Indexer Notes

The story lists the date was December 6th, but the wreck was on September 6, 1838. It also lists she won the Albert Medal for Lifesaving, which wasn't created until 1866. Instead, she and her father won the RNLI Silver Medal.
https://www.donsclassicstamps.com/stamps/new-zealand-oy32-f-vf-mnh-mh/ lists the #OY32 stamp shows the Cape Campbell Lighthouse, built in 1870. The story should list the OY33 stamp.

Oddities in Stamps (Table of Contents: 8)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joseph Szokoli
Pencils
Joseph Szokoli
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Beard of the Dragon (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
historical
Characters
Li Kong (dies); Lo Tsin (dies)
Synopsis
Rather than shame their family name, the Fongs prepare a last meal of rich, but poisoned, food. Their meal in interrupted by kidnappers, who eat the poisoned food. The $5000 reward restores their ability to pay their depts. The story was commemorated by the China - Scott #98 stamp (1898).
Keywords
Canton; China; Guangdong; Kwangtung

The Death of Capt. James Cook (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Goldfarb; Bob Baer
Inks
Ed Goldfarb; Bob Baer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
James Cook (death); Chief Kalaniʻōpuʻu
Synopsis
Captain Cook was killed while attempting to abduct one of the Hawaiian chiefs. The Cook Islands - Scott #84 stamp commemorates his death.
Keywords
1779; February; Hawaii

Cellini and the Statue of Perseus (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Keifer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Benvenuto Cellini; Lorenzo de' Medici
Synopsis
Cellini surprised his sponsor by casting the Perseus with the Head of Medusa statue with bronze, which had not been used for such a monumental work. To commemorate the fifth UNESCO conference in Florence in 1950, the Italy - Scott #534 stamp was issued.

Indexer Notes

It wasn't Lorenzo, it was his grandson Cosimo I de’ Medici who commissioned the statue.

Slave Train (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Goldfarb; Bob Baer
Inks
Ed Goldfarb; Bob Baer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Captain Francis Dhanis
Synopsis
As a reward for ending the slave trade in the Congo, Captain Dhanis was made a baron. To illustrate the slave train, the Belgian Congo - Scott #228 was issued in 1947.
Keywords
1892; 1894; Belgian Congo; Kinshasa; Leopoldville

Old Blood and Guts (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Fraccio
Inks
Bill Fraccio
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
General George S. Patton
Synopsis
The Luxembourg - Scott #243 stamp commemorates Patton's tanks freeing their country.

The Spanish River Disaster (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vince Colletta
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Thomas Reynolds
Synopsis
On January 21, 1905, conductor Reynolds escaped the derailed dining car of his train, then rescued the passengers. He won the Albert Medal for his bravery. The U.S. - Scott #295 two-cent stamp commemorates the type of train.
Keywords
Canadian Pacific Railway; Ontario; Soo Express; Sudbury

Indexer Notes

Although the story list 1905, the train crash was in 1910.

What's My Name? (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
historical
Characters
Philippe Pétain
Synopsis
German-occupied France issued a one-Franc stamp to commemorate Pétain in 1943.
Keywords
Cauchy-à-la-Tour; École Supérieure de Guerre; Marshal of France; Rif; Verdun
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Do You Need Any of These Stamps in Your Collection?"]
  3. 2. The Philadelphia Mission
  4. 3. Satan's Pact
  5. 4. Monkey Business!
  6. 5. Captain John Smith and Pocahontas
  7. 6. Esperanto Saves a Life
  8. 7. Heroine of Eddystone Light
  9. 8. Oddities in Stamps
  10. 9. The Beard of the Dragon
  11. 10. The Death of Capt. James Cook
  12. 11. Cellini and the Statue of Perseus
  13. 12. Slave Train
  14. 13. Old Blood and Guts
  15. 14. The Spanish River Disaster
  16. 15. What's My Name?
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