(June 23, 1966)

George A. Pflaum, 1966 Series
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Volume
1
Price
[0.17 USD]
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Published every two weeks from June to September.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Geo. A. Pflaum, Publisher, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Sold by subscription only. Six issues for $1.00 USD.


Summer TC Takes You On A Journey to the Moon (Table of Contents)

Journey to the Moon / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Borth ?
Inks
Frank Borth ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Jack Bruce; Jumo Kwambe; Oshio Sumata; Indra Bannerji; Capt. Bob Simmons

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

Treasure Chest's Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Tytus Huffman (signed)
Inks
Frank Tytus Huffman (signed)
Letters
Frank Tytus Huffman ?

Characters
Slim Jim
Synopsis
A crossword puzzle; two mathematical riddles

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Journey to the Moon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Moss (credited)
Pencils
Fran Matera (signed)
Inks
Fran Matera (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Jack Bruce; Jumo Kwambe; Oshio Sumata; Indra Bannerji; Capt. Bob Simmons
Synopsis
This series is set in the future in 2008. Four students will train to become space travelers. They will take off from Cape Kennedy and transfer to an orbiting space station. Their final destination will be the moon, where an airtight domed city has been established. They will learn how to live in airless space and teach new students the same thing after their training has been completed. This will be the first space college. Each student is a specialist in a different field. There is a mechanical engineer, a geologist and a social worker. Oshio's specialty is nuclear electronics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Hannibal Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Huffman [as Frank Tytus Huffman] (signed)
Pencils
Frank Huffman [as Frank Tytus Huffman] (signed)
Inks
Frank Huffman [as Frank Tytus Huffman] (signed)
Colors
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All about elephant hiding
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hannibal Bear
Synopsis
Hannibal Bear goes elephant hunting but when it begins to rain he has to hide under an elephant from the showers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pantomime gag strip told in six panels.

Houdini Master Magician (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Straley (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Harry Houdidni
Synopsis
The story of Harry Houdini, the greatest illusionist who ever lived. This touches on his career as an escape artist, magician and illusionist. Also mentions his film career, in which he starred in several serials and feature films and his interest in spritualism, in which he exposed many frauds.

Fool Your Friends (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Berry (signed)
Inks
Bill Berry (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Four magic tricks you can try on your friends.

The Last Laugh (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Genevieve Olson (credited)
Pencils
Rita Mathews (credited)
Inks
Rita Mathews (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with three accompanying illustrations.

These Birds are Unique because of their Beak (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
nature
Synopsis
Text in the center of each page describing the type of beak each bird has and what it's used for with an illustration of each bird's head in clockwise fashion around the text. The name of each bird appears under the illustration of its head.
Keywords
adjutant; albatross; avocet; brown creeper; California condor; cockatoo; cooper's hawk; crossbill; curlew; curve-billed creeper; Eider duck; falcon; flamingo; golden eagle; hoopoe; hornbill; king vulture; kingfisher; least bittern; Louisiana heron; macaw; night heron; northern shrike; osprey; owl; pelican; puffin; raven; red-bellied woodpecker; rose-breasted grosbeak; roseate spoonbill; scissors bill; secretary bird; sheldrake; snipe; stork; swan; thrush; toucan; turkey buzzard

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Tail of Humpty Dumpty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Borth (signed)
Pencils
Frank Borth (signed)
Inks
Frank Borth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ride 'im Tex!
Genre
adventure; humor; western-frontier
Characters
Harry Rank; Shifty; Tex Jones; Humpty Dumpty
Synopsis
Harry Rank and Shifty are partners in a rodeo business. Harry owns a horse named Humpty Dumpty, which Shifty has trained to buck. The horse looks and acts like a docile worn-out plow horse, but once you climb on his back, he comes to life and nobody can ride him longer than a few seconds. Shifty and Harry are going to drive Humpty to New York, to enter him in the World's Championship Rodeo.
Reprints

The Splendid Splinter (Table of Contents: 9)

Sport's Clipboard / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Hironaka (signed)
Inks
Pete Hironaka (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; sports
Characters
Ted Williams
Synopsis
Text story about baseball's Ted Williams, with three accompanying illustrations all framed against a clipboard.

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

Summer Smilers / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Four single-panel gags.

Heroines of Lighthouse Point (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Nora Hunter (credited)
Pencils
Bill Haines (signed)
Inks
Bill Haines (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
history
Characters
Simon Bates; Rebecca Bates; Arvilla Bates; Simon Bates Jr.
Synopsis
American and British forces are at war on the high seas in 1812. British ships take seamen off American ships and make raids on the coast. In Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a lighthouse keeper, goes for supplies, leaving his three children at the lighthouse. As they play on top of the dunes, a British man-of-war drops anchor in the bay. The girls send Simon to the village to warn the town. Oarsmen in longboats are making their way toward land. The girls fool the British into thinking a large army of American troops is on the other side of the dunes by playing Yankee Doodle on fife and drum.

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

Where Are You? / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lloyd Ostendorf (signed)
Inks
Lloyd Ostendorf (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
nature
Synopsis
You are in a park with a 50-mile, fog drenched shoreline with rain forest and glaciers. No roads cleave through the park. Trees upholstered in mossy green velvet lend a jungle air to the forest. During the brief summer season, hundreds of plant varieties blaze with color. It was established in 1938 and has 888,558 acres of lush wilderness. It contains the finest primeval rain forest in the country. It's Olympic National Park, in the state of Washington.

Indexer Notes

Every issue of Summer Treasure Chest will take you to a National Park in the US or Canada. Text and illustrations will describe the park and the reader is asked to guess the name of the park. The answer is given upside-down on the bottom of the page.

[Pulling a Tooth] (Table of Contents: 13)

Ali / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marvin Townsend (signed)
Pencils
Marvin Townsend (signed)
Inks
Marvin Townsend (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Marvin Townsend

Genre
humor
Characters
Ali; a driver
Synopsis
Ali balks at having a tooth removed by tying it to a car, so he ties his end to a giant decorative tooth instead.

Indexer Notes

Pantomime gag-strip told in six panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Berry (signed)
Inks
Bill Berry (signed)
Letters
?

Characters
Miner Sam
Synopsis
Solve the maze so that Miner Sam can return to his lost mine.

June 23, 1611 (Table of Contents: 15)

This Day in History / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
history
Characters
Henry Hudson
Synopsis
An illustration and accompanying text depicting Henry Hudson, his son and seven loyal sailors being set adrift in a small boat in Hudson Bay by his mutinous crew. The famous adventurer and explorer of Canada's Hudson Bay and Hudson River was never heard from again.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Summer TC Takes You On A Journey to the Moon
    Journey to the Moon
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Treasure Chest's Puzzle Page
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Journey to the Moon
  4. 3. ["All about elephant hiding"]
    Hannibal Bear
  5. 4. Houdini Master Magician
  6. 5. Fool Your Friends
  7. 6. The Last Laugh
  8. 7. These Birds are Unique because of their Beak
  9. 8. ["Ride 'im Tex!"]
    The Tail of Humpty Dumpty
  10. 9. The Splendid Splinter
    Sport's Clipboard
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Summer Smilers
  12. 11. Heroines of Lighthouse Point
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Where Are You?
  14. 13. [Pulling a Tooth]
    Ali
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Puzzle Page
  16. 15. June 23, 1611
    This Day in History
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