(March 1987)

Archie / Radio Shack, 1987 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.00 FREE
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Shack
Editing
William M. Palmer (credited as William Palmer) (editorial director); William M. Palmer (credited) (director in-house publications)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot; giveaway

Issue Notes

First printing in March 1987. Second printing in August 1987. Had at least three printings. Catalog Number: Cat. No. 68-2010 (shown on cover and in indicia). Printed in the United States of America.

The Answer to a Riddle (Table of Contents)

Whiz Kids / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed as Dick Ayers)
Inks
Chic Stone (signed as Chic Stone)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Whiz Kids [Alec; Shanna]
Keywords
lightning; rain

The Tandy Color Computer 3 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Answer to a Riddle (Table of Contents: 2)

Whiz Kids / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
William M. Palmer (credited as William Palmer) (writer)
Pencils
Dick Ayers (credited) (art)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited) (art)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At a remote airstrip just before dawn... a mysterious flight is about to begin...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Whiz Kids [Alec; Shanna]; Ms. Wilson; students; Grady; Jack; Ms. Young; Laura Scott; Ms. Baker; Detective Shaw
Synopsis
Alec and Shanna explore new computer technology with their class. They rescue a couple of drug smugglers from a crashed airplane, and learn that the smugglers had already decided to turn themselves in.
Keywords
computer; drug abuse; drug smuggling; drugs; elementary school; just say no; say no to drugs

Student's Guide to Computer Language (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Computers! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William M. Palmer
Pencils
Weathers Graphic Design
Inks
Weathers Graphic Design
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nationwide, in crowded air terminals computers are speeding processing of reservations and tickets
Genre
non-fiction; history; math & science

Indexer Notes

Uses of computers.

Tandy Bits & Bytes of Computer History (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William M. Palmer
Pencils
Weathers Graphic Design
Inks
Weathers Graphic Design
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today, microcomputers (meaning tiny in size) are reshaping our way of life.
Genre
non-fiction; history; math & science
Characters
Joseph Marie Jacquard; Jon Bardeen; Walter Brattain; William Shockley
Synopsis
Advances in computers from 1801 to 1987.

Computers and Astronomy... (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
William M. Palmer
Pencils
Weathers Graphic Design
Inks
Weathers Graphic Design
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The world's first all-electronic computers were made in the United States at the end of World War II.
Genre
non-fiction; history; math & science
Keywords
computers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Answer to a Riddle
    Whiz Kids
  2. 1. The Tandy Color Computer 3
  3. 2. The Answer to a Riddle
    Whiz Kids
  4. 3. Student's Guide to Computer Language
  5. 4. The Computers!
  6. 5. Tandy Bits & Bytes of Computer History
  7. 6. Computers and Astronomy...
  8. 7. ["It's great for class or club"]
  9. 8. ["Free! While the supply lasts! The fun way to learn about science!"]
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