MISS AMERICA MAGAZINE is published monthly by MISS AMERICA PUBLISHING CORPORATION at 4600 Diversey Avenue, Chicago, Ill. Price 10c per copy, $1.00 per year. Vol. 1, No. 2, November 1944 issue. Copyright 1944 by Miss America Publishing Corporation, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, N. Y. The publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, and all manuscripts should be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Application for second-class entry pending. Chicago Advertising office: William R. Stewart, 9 South Clinton Street, Chicago 6, Illinois; New York Advertising office: Allen F. Quigley, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, N. Y. Printed in the U. S. A.
21 pages of comic content in this issue. The outer 8 wraps, which contain the comics, are printed in color (14 pages of Miss America in the front, 7 pages of Patsy Walker near the back, with the other pages of text on those wraps featuring small color illustrations unlike the black and white / grayscale printing throughout the rest of the magazine.
Model portraying Miss America is Dolores Conlon, age 15. Hair style by Michel of Helena Rubenstein.
Inside front cover.
Begins on page 3 (first interior page).
Art spotting from atlastales.com attributed to Dr. Michael Vassallo. Pencils previously credited here to Ken Bald, who drew other Miss America stories.
Writer credit from textual analysis by Lou Mougin.
Paper doll of Madeline Joyce with fashion outfits to cut out.
Story appears on pages 20, 21, 62 (half page), 63 and 64 (half page). Alston is credited with the two illustrations. Two small color illustrations on pages 62 and 63 are most likely by another artist.
Story appears on pages 22, 23 and 51. Small color illustration on page 51.
Story appears on pages 24, 25, 48 and 49.
Story appears on pages 26, 27, 49 and 50.
Story appears on pages 28, 29, 45 and 46. Photos from the movie "In the Meantime, Darling."
Article appears on page 30 with a photo and continues on pages 61 and 62 with a small color illustration.
Story appears on pages 31, 46 and 48.
Article appears on pages 32 and 33 with a photo of Nina Wilcox Putnam and continues on page 66 with a small color illustration.
Story appears on pages 34 and 35 with a border consisting of movie star caricatures and continues on pages 64 and 65 with a small color illustration.
Story appears on pages 36 and 60 (half page).
Story appears on page 37 with an illustration and concludes on page 45.
Five fashion photos of Joyce Reynolds on pages 38 and 39.
Six cartoon illustrations by Mary Gibson on pages 40 and 41.
Article appears on pages 42 and 65.
Article appears on page 43 with photos and continues on pages 60 and 61 with a small color illustration.
Article appears on pages 44 and 45.
Feature on teenage movie stars with photos of Gloria de Haven, Diana Lynn and Shirley Temple. Article appears on page 47 with photos and continues on page 66 with a small color illustration.
Starts on page 52.
Hedy's last name is spelled "Wolf" in this issue but is "Wolfe" by next issue.
Art spotting from atlastales.com attributed to Dr. Michael J. Vassallo.
Additionally, Wikipedia credits Ruth Atkinson as creating Patsy Walker and drawing the early stories. Jerry Bails' Who's Who lists Atkinson as working on the feature starting in 1945, but given other evidence of reliable art spotting, this seems likely to be an error (and only off by two months).
Writer credit was originally determined by textual analysis from Lou Mougin to be Otto Binder. Captain Little's wife, Bessie Little, editor of Miss America Magazine, confirmed in an interview with Joe Lovece that her husband was the original creator and therefore writer of Patsy Walker and not Otto Binder (posted March 15, 2015 at http://timely-atlas-comics.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-1st-stag-and-origina... in the comments section; retrieved July 21, 2016).
Paper doll of Patsy Walker with fashion outfits to cut out.