(June 1943)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1943-03-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Parents' Magazine Press Division of The Parents' Institute, Inc.
Editing
Elliott A. Caplin (managing editor); Ralph O. Ellsworth (art editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

True Comics / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sam Glankoff
Inks
Sam Glankoff
Colors
?
Letters
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Characters
General Henri Giraud; William Beebe

Indexer Notes

Art identification by the artist's website.

The Importance of Physical Fitness Today (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Theodore P. Bank
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With our country at war, every man, both young and old, should be engaged in...

Master of Escape (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Henri Honore Giraud, French general, has taught the Nazis this lesson: imprisoning a man does not kill the will to...
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Henri Giraud; Nurse Cavell
Keywords
Koenigstein

Indexer Notes

Henri Giraud's multiple escapes from Nazi capture are detailed.

Convoy Comes Through! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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A seaman's booking agency...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A convoy of merchant ships makes its way to Murmansk facing many obstacles.
Keywords
Murmansk; Scotland; World War II

Canada's Pioneer Nurse (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

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Jeanne Mance - North America's pioneer nurse - whose courage inspired the founding of the city of Montreal and its...
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Jeanne Mance; Paul Chomedey Maisonneuve
Synopsis
Maisonneuve and Mance help found the city of Montreal and its first hospital.

Poll of Junior Opinion (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Admiral of Victory (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
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Leahy, who has had so much to do with the growth of our...
Genre
non-fiction; biography; military
Characters
William P. Leahy

Indexer Notes

Brief biography of William P. Leahy.

World's Most Famous Traveler (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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The story of the world's most famous traveler, Marco Polo, who found wealth and adventure...
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Marco Polo; Maffeo Polo; Nicolo Polo
Synopsis
Marco recounts his round trip journey to China from Italy.
Keywords
China; Persia; Venice

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

Is It True? / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Natalie Purvin Prager
Pencils
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Inks
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Check "yes" if true, or "no" under each picture.
Characters
Columbus; Abraham Lincoln; John Adams

Pacific Adventure (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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Colonel Laverne "Blondy" Saunders, one of West Point's former football greats, was a...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Col. Laverne Saunders [Blondy]
Synopsis
Col. Saunders and his crew are forced to crash land their plane in the Solomon Islands and await rescue.
Keywords
Faisi Harbor; World War II

America Becomes a World Power, 1898-1918 (Table of Contents: 10)

The Story of America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
David S. Muzzey
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By 1898, the rapid territorial and economic development of the U.S. had placed her in the...
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Commodore Dewey; Gridley; Theodore Roosevelt; Woodrow Wilson
Synopsis
Chronicle of the achievements by the United States, from 1898 to 1918, that helped it become a world power.
Keywords
Argonne; Havana; Monroe Doctrine; Panama Canal; Phillipines

Explorer of Ocean Depths (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Many exciting mysteries of the ocean bottom have been solved by...
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
William Beebe
Keywords
bathysphere; Nonsuch Island

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

True's Movie Guide / text article / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

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Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour - Henry wins a contest which takes him to...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Van Heflin (photo); Ruth Hussey (photo); Lionel Barrymore (photo)
Keywords
movie reviews

Indexer Notes

Reviews of upcoming films including Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour, It Comes Up Love, Tarzan Triumphs, and Tennessee Johnson.

Winner and Still Champion (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
America was still at peace when Barney Ross retired from the prize ring.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Barney Ross [Barnet David Rasofsky]; Nick; Jimmy McLarnin; Henry Armstrong
Keywords
boxing; Guadalcanal; World War II

Indexer Notes

Brief biography of Barney Ross.

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

Truly Comic! / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that weird looking insignia on the side of the bomber?
Genre
humor
Characters
Johnny; Johnny's mother; Jack; Bill
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    True Comics
  2. 1. The Importance of Physical Fitness Today
  3. 2. Master of Escape
  4. 3. Convoy Comes Through!
  5. 4. Canada's Pioneer Nurse
  6. 5. Poll of Junior Opinion
  7. 6. Admiral of Victory
  8. 7. World's Most Famous Traveler
  9. 8. ["Check "yes" if true, or "no" under each picture."]
    Is It True?
  10. 9. Pacific Adventure
  11. 10. America Becomes a World Power, 1898-1918
    The Story of America
  12. 11. Explorer of Ocean Depths
  13. 12. ["Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour - Henry wins a contest which takes him to..."]
    True's Movie Guide
  14. 13. Winner and Still Champion
  15. 14. ["What's that weird looking insignia on the side of the bomber?"]
    Truly Comic!
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