(April 1944)

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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-02-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
True Comics, Inc.
Editing
Roy Garn (managing editor); George J. Hecht (president, publisher); Ralph O. Ellsworth (art editor)

Issue Notes

Circulation: 507,149 copies (data from Audit Bureau of Circulation via Russ Mahera)

DISTRIBUTOR:
International Circulation Company (listed by its initials, ICC) is the distributor named on the cover.

ON SALE DATE:
On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1944, New Series, Volume 39, Number 1. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B 623234.

EDITORS:
Page 1, below the indicia, lists the Senior Advisory Editors:
Karl S. Bernhardt (Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada),
George H. Gallup (Director, Institute of Public Opinion),
Arthur T. Jersild (Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University),
Dr. George Johnson (Director of the Department of Education, National Catholic Welfare Conference),
Daniel C. Knowlton (Professor of Education, Social Studies Department, New York University),
Clara Savage Littledale (Editor, Parents' Magazine),
Rudolf Modley (President, Pictograph Corporation),
David S. Muzzey (Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University, Author of "A History of Our Country"and other history books), and Hendrik Willem Van Loon (Famous historian, artist and Author of "The Story of Mankind" and other books).
Junior Advisory Editors:
Janet Cantor (daughter of Eddie Cantor), Gloria Jean, Roddy McDowall, Shirley Temple, Virginia Weidler, and Darryl Hickman (movie star).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sam Glankoff
Inks
Sam Glankoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Claude Weaver of the R.A.F.
Synopsis
The cover has 4 panels illustrating interior stories taken from the stories.

Indexer Notes

Genre, editor, synopsis, and character appearance added by Craig Delich (February 2006). Cover art identification by the artist's website.

New Commando Machine Gun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Doctor Declares War! (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Gordon S. Seagrave / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; war
Characters
Dr. Gordon S. Seagrave
Synopsis
Burma Surgeon

Indexer Notes

Feature, genre, and character appearance added by Craig Delich (February 2006).

Champion of Democracy (Table of Contents: 3)

Wendell Wilke / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Wendell Wilke
Synopsis
The story of Wendell Wilke.

Indexer Notes

Feature, genre, and synopsis added by Craig Delich (February 2006).

Thrill Hunter (Table of Contents: 4)

Claude Weaver / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Claude Weaver
Keywords
Royal Canadian Air Force

Indexer Notes

Feature and genre added by Craig Delich (February 2006).

Be Popular - Learn the Newest Dances in 5 Days - or No Cost! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Natalie Purvin Prager (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is it true that the mouth of a volcano...
Synopsis
Quiz over trivia.
Keywords
trivia

Angel of the Battlefield (Table of Contents: 7)

Clara Barton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Clara Barton

Indexer Notes

Feature and genre added by Craig Delich (February 2006).

Brief Reviews of Films You Will Want to See (Table of Contents: 8)

True's Movie Guide / text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Brief reviews of the movies: The Desert Song; The Fighting Seabees; Lady, Let's Dance; My Best Gal; and See Here, Private Hargrove.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

The picture is of Lieutenant Commander William McManus, technical advisor for the movie, The Fighting Seabees.

The Girl They're All Talking About (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

First in War ...First in Peace, First in the Hearts of His Countrymen (Table of Contents: 10)

George Washington / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
George Washington

Indexer Notes

Feature added by Craig Delich (February 2006).

Story covers the center spread.

Sabotage! (Table of Contents: 11)

Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Saunders; J. Edgar Hoover
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Second of a series.

Story title, feature, and genre added by Craig Delich (February 2006).

Story has a note at the bottom of the first page that it was created with the cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that Steve Saunders is a fictional character designed to represent an "example of the caliber of men who make up...the F.B.I."

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Flak Happy (Table of Contents: 13)

Lt. Richard H. McGibney / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Lt. Richard H. McGibney
Synopsis
A Flying Fortress drops its bombs by accident.

Indexer Notes

Feature, genre, and character appearance added by Craig Delich (February 2006).

Our Good Neighbor, Paraguay (Table of Contents: 14)

Our South American Neighbors / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
editorial

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Truly Comic / text article / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A customer went into a grocery store...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Jokes sent in by the readers.

Readers who submitted jokes were Bud Kelly (from Winston-Salem, North Carolina), R. Pizio (from Sioux City, Ontario), Arlene Rose (from University Heights, New York), Daniel Remenaugh (from Fablegrove, Illinois), Jo-Ann Parks (from Boston, Massachusetts), Arlene Krause (from Ely, Minnesota), Bill McCarthy (from Milwaukee, Wisconsin), J. Chambers (from Kingston, Ontario), James Hall (from Bradford, Massachusetts), Maxwell Abramson, (from Long Island City, New York), Phyllis Kerley (from Hiddenite, North Carolina), and Irving Watanabe (from New York, New York).

Watanabe is almost certainly the later long-time letterer for Lev Gleason and Marvel Comics.

Genre added by Craig Delich (February 2006).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.2 page (report information)

Terror Bound! (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
Crew of a sunken merchant ship in World War II survives eleven days adrift.

Indexer Notes

Genre added by Craig Delich (February 2006).

Free 150 Power Microscope with this Offer (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amazing Forecaster (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fortified with Energy! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. New Commando Machine Gun
  3. 2. The Doctor Declares War!
    Dr. Gordon S. Seagrave
  4. 3. Champion of Democracy
    Wendell Wilke
  5. 4. Thrill Hunter
    Claude Weaver
  6. 5. Be Popular - Learn the Newest Dances in 5 Days - or No Cost!
  7. 6. ["Is it true that the mouth of a volcano..."]
    Is It True?
  8. 7. Angel of the Battlefield
    Clara Barton
  9. 8. Brief Reviews of Films You Will Want to See
    True's Movie Guide
  10. 9. The Girl They're All Talking About
  11. 10. First in War ...First in Peace, First in the Hearts of His Countrymen
    George Washington
  12. 11. Sabotage!
    Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  13. 12. ["See! No trouble at all making him open up and say Ah-h-h."]
    Wheaties
  14. 13. Flak Happy
    Lt. Richard H. McGibney
  15. 14. Our Good Neighbor, Paraguay
    Our South American Neighbors
  16. 15. ["A customer went into a grocery store..."]
    Truly Comic
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Terror Bound!
  19. 18. Free 150 Power Microscope with this Offer
  20. 19. Amazing Forecaster
  21. 20. Fortified with Energy!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mark Rudnitski (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Edgar Loftin