(May-June 1946)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1946-05-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
True Comics, Inc.
Editing
Harold C. Field; Ralph O. Ellsworth (art director); Betty F. Jacobson (managing editor); Dorothea Filosa (assistant art director); Helen R. Ochs (production manager); George J. Hecht (president, publisher); Karl S. Bernhardt (senior advisory editor); George H. Gallup (senior advisory editor); Frederick G, Hochwalt [as The Very Rev. Monsignor Frederick G. Hochwalt] (senior advisory editor); Arthur T. Jersild (senior advisory editor); Daniel C. Knowlton (senior advisory editor); Clara Savage Littledale (senior advisory editor); Rudolf Modley (senior advisory editor); David S. Muzzey (senior advisory editor); Margaret O'Brien (junior advisory editor); Roddy McDowall (junior advisory editor); Peggy Ann Garner (junior advisory editor); Bobby Blake (junior advisory editor); Darryl Hickman (junior advisory editor); Joel Kupperman (junior advisory editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

True Comics, Inc. (a subsidiary of the publishers of Parents' Magazine). Printed in the U.S.A.
Publication office: 4600 Diversey Avenue, Chicago 39, Illinois.
Executive and editorial office: 52 Vanderbilt Ave., New York 17, New York.

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume I, Part 2, Numbers 1 and 2, Periodicals, 1946-1947. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B20338.


Truth Is Stranger and a Thousand Times More Thrilling Than Fiction (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sam Glankoff
Inks
Sam Glankoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Cover artist identification from the artist's website.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Smoky / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Secret Warriors / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
One of the most dramatic stories to come out of the war...
Genre
history; spy
Characters
Franklin Delano Roosevelt; William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan; Joe; unnamed trainee

Indexer Notes

First of a series. Office of Strategic Services

Smoking Fists (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
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Letters
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Genre
history; western-frontier
Characters
Tom J. Smith; Mayor Henry; Wyoming Frank; Big Hank; unnamed saloon keeper
Synopsis
Abilene's new marshal won't carry a gun.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

How It Got Its Name / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let us send the minister to Boston to fill out the papers.
Genre
history
Synopsis
A song inspires the name for the town of Bangor, Maine.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Great Hoaxes / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
About thirty-five years ago, a group of college pranksters...
Genre
history
Characters
Adrian; Mayor of Cambridge; Horace; unnamed admiral; unnamed students
Synopsis
Trinity college students pretend to be the Sultan of Zanzibar and his entourage to trick the Mayor of Cambridge. They later pull the same trick as the Emperor of Abyssinia and trick an Admiral of the British Royal Navy.

Battle of the Beard (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
biography
Characters
Joseph Palmer; unnamed townspeople of Fitchburg, Massachusetts; Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson; Jefferson Davis; Abraham Lincoln; Ulysses S. Grant; George Armstrong Custer; Robert E. Lee
Synopsis
The right to whiskers in 1830s Massachusetts.

Mel Ott (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter VIII (Table of Contents: 8)

Cavalcade of England / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joseph H. Park
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history
Synopsis
Chapter 8 covering British history from 1930 to 1946 AD.

Indexer Notes

Last in a series.

Joseph H. Park is listed as a Professor of History at New York University.

Farewell Symphony (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
biography
Characters
Franz Joseph Haydn
Synopsis
Creation of the "Farewell" symphony.

Sizzling Southpaw (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
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Genre
biography
Characters
Richard "Rube" Marquard
Synopsis
The baseball career of baseball pitcher Richard "Rube" Marquard.
Reprints
Keywords
Baseball pitcher

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

What Would You Do? / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Louis Wolfe
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The early American pioneers faced many dangers in their westward trek...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Captain John; unnamed pioneers
Synopsis
The wagon train is about to be stampeded by a herd of buffalo, what will Captain John do?

Indexer Notes

Louis Wolfe is listed as being of the New York City School System.

Puzzle-story where the answer to the problem presented is found on the "Truly Comic" page.

Brief Reviews of Films You Will Want to See (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Chester Hooton (photo of Bob Hope; Duke Johnson (photo of Bing Crosby)
Synopsis
Brief reviews of the movies Abilene Town, Road to Utopia, Tars and Spars, Tarzan and the Leopard Woman, and What Next, Corporal Hargrove?.

Nisei Hero (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4.5 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
Characters
Ben Kuroki; Fred Kuroki
Synopsis
Fred Kuroki overcomes the racism he encounters as a Japanese-American to earn three Distinguished Flying Crosses for his combat tours in Europe and the Pacific theaters of World War II.

Indexer Notes

True Comics subscription coupon at the bottom 1/4 of pages 4 and 5 of this story.

Want Extra Money? (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

How Industry Serves the Nation / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
The story of the bicycle begins with the 'Hobby Horse'...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A brief history of the bicycle.

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

Truly Comic! / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Reader submitted jokes and gags.

Indexer Notes

Jokes and gags submitted by Curtis Van Etten (Mendota, Illinois), Dorene Nemer (Brandywine, West Virginia), Peter Zambito (Brooklyn, New York), Dorothea Orne (Stockholm, Wisconsin), Keith Charles (Brookdale, Manitoba), Morris Goldberg (Forest Hills, New York), John Gostanian (Lawrence, Massachusetts), Peter Jones (McIntosh, South Dakota), Dolores Brown (Yuba City, California), Sarah Tallamy (Albany, New York), Arthur Zuckerman (Brooklyn, New York), Phyllis Philipsen (Lincoln, Nebraska), David Towns (Orange, California), Vally Jane Howley (Wallace, Idaho); George Burritt (Stratford, Connecticut), Norma Nicase (Pittsburgh, Kansas), George Maclean (Lewiston, Maine), Robert Guerin (Portsmouth, Rhode Island), Ann Davison (New York, New York), Margaret Wilkins (Sycamore, Oregon), Joseph Dunn (Trenton, New Jersey), and James (Jas.) Moruin Beall (Albuquerque, New Mexico).

These pages also includes the answer to the puzzle-story "What Would You Do?": advertisement for Flight Jacket Insignias from Insignia Mart of New York, New York; and where to write to for school and camp information from Parents' Magazine.

Lucie to the Rescue (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Lucie Aubrac; Mr. Aubrac; unnamed Germans; unnamed French; unnamed Allied prisoners
Synopsis
Biography of Lucie Aubrac with the French underground during World War II.

These Are Your Magazines! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Heaven on the House (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
biography
Characters
Captain Frank Lillyman (101st Airborne, U.S. Army); Jane Lillyman (Frank's wife); Susan Lillyman (child); two unnnamed Lillyman sons; unnamed hotel clerk; unnamed hotel manager
Synopsis
Frank Lillyman are treated to dream package at the Statler Hotel in New York City.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

"Pepsi" the Pepsi-Cola Cop / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's on the Way Back...to You (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Beech-Nut Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free 150 Power Microscope (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Truth Is Stranger and a Thousand Times More Thrilling Than Fiction
  2. 1. ["On the screen at last..."]
    Smoky
  3. 2. ["One of the most dramatic stories to come out of the war..."]
    The Secret Warriors
  4. 3. Smoking Fists
  5. 4. ["Let us send the minister to Boston to fill out the papers."]
    How It Got Its Name
  6. 5. ["About thirty-five years ago, a group of college pranksters..."]
    Great Hoaxes
  7. 6. Battle of the Beard
  8. 7. Mel Ott
    Wheaties
  9. 8. Chapter VIII
    Cavalcade of England
  10. 9. Farewell Symphony
  11. 10. Sizzling Southpaw
  12. 11. ["The early American pioneers faced many dangers in their westward trek..."]
    What Would You Do?
  13. 12. Brief Reviews of Films You Will Want to See
    True's Movie Guide
  14. 13. Nisei Hero
  15. 14. Want Extra Money?
  16. 15. ["The story of the bicycle begins with the 'Hobby Horse'..."]
    How Industry Serves the Nation
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Truly Comic!
  18. 17. Lucie to the Rescue
  19. 18. These Are Your Magazines!
  20. 19. Heaven on the House
  21. 20. ["Is a track meet, the same as horse meat, Pepsi?"]
    "Pepsi" the Pepsi-Cola Cop
  22. 21. It's on the Way Back...to You
    Beech-Nut Gum
  23. 22. Free 150 Power Microscope
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Michael Hoskin
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