(May 1944)

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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
True Comics, Inc.
Editing
Roy Garn

Issue Notes

Circulation: 507,797 copies (data from Audit Bureau of Circulation via Russ Mahera)

[Carlson's Marine Raiders]; [Canada's Terrific Twins]; [Special Agent of the F.B.I.]; [Tribute to the Merchant Marine]; [Black Gold]; [Fearless Funmaker]; [Giant Killers] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
biography; history
Characters
Lt. General Evans Fordyce Carlson
Synopsis
This cover consists of 5 panels illustrating interior stories, taken from the stories.

Indexer Notes

Story titles, genre, editor, synopsis and character appearances added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

Carlson's Marine Raiders (Table of Contents: 1)

Evans Fordyce Carlson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
biography; military
Characters
Lt. General Evans Fordyce Carlson

Indexer Notes

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

The Man Who Made the World Laugh (Table of Contents: 2)

Mark Twain / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
biography
Characters
Mark Twain

Indexer Notes

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

Canada's Terrific Twins (Table of Contents: 3)

Rhona and Rhoda Wurtele / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
biography; sports
Characters
Rhona Wurtele; Rhoda Wurtele
Synopsis
The story of these two champion skiers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Paper Fights Too! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
PSA for WWII paper shortage and salvage efforts.

School for Espionage (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Saunders
Synopsis
Third of a series.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title, genre and character appearance added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

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

True's Movie Guide / photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Adventures of Mark Twain...
Characters
Mark Twain; John Wayne; Susan Hayward
Synopsis
Brief reviews.
Keywords
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Genre and character appearances added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

Tribute To the Merchant Marine (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Genre added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

Black Gold (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Sam Glankoff
Inks
Sam Glankoff
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The fascinating story of oil.

Indexer Notes

Genre added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). Story reprinted in 1945 in a giveaway for Esso Gasoline. Art credits from artist's website.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Natalie Purvin Prager (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is it true that a snake cannot close...
Synopsis
Quiz over trivia.
Keywords
trivia

Indexer Notes

Genre added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

Fearless Funmaker (Table of Contents: 10)

Irving Fenster / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
biography
Characters
Sgt. Irving Fenster
Synopsis
During WWII in the Pacific, a ground crew member with sense of humor gets taste of aerial combat.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Colombia (Table of Contents: 12)

Our South American Neighbors / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
editorial

Giant Killers (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
Story involves torpedo boats (PT boats).

Indexer Notes

Genre added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

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

Truly Comic / text article / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Principal: Well Charles...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Comprised of jokes from readers.

Indexer Notes

Genre added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Carlson's Marine Raiders]; [Canada's Terrific Twins]; [Special Agent of the F.B.I.]; [Tribute to the Merchant Marine]; [Black Gold]; [Fearless Funmaker]; [Giant Killers]
  2. 1. Carlson's Marine Raiders
    Evans Fordyce Carlson
  3. 2. The Man Who Made the World Laugh
    Mark Twain
  4. 3. Canada's Terrific Twins
    Rhona and Rhoda Wurtele
  5. 4. Paper Fights Too!
  6. 5. School for Espionage
    Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  7. 6. ["The Adventures of Mark Twain..."]
    True's Movie Guide
  8. 7. Tribute To the Merchant Marine
  9. 8. Black Gold
  10. 9. ["Is it true that a snake cannot close..."]
    Is It True?
  11. 10. Fearless Funmaker
    Irving Fenster
  12. 11. ["Boxing Tonight"]
    Wheaties
  13. 12. Colombia
    Our South American Neighbors
  14. 13. Giant Killers
  15. 14. ["Principal: Well Charles..."]
    Truly Comic
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)
  • Edgar Loftin