(September 1947)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1947-08-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
True Comics, Inc.
Editing
Ralph O. Ellsworth (art director); Dorothea Filosa (assistant art director); Helen R. Ochs (production manager); George J. Hecht (president); Elliott A. Caplin (publisher); Karl S. Bernhardt (senior advisory editor); George H. Gallup (senior advisory editor); Clara Savage Littledale (senior advisory editor); Rudolf Modley (senior advisory editor); Arthur T. Jersild (senior advisory editor); David S. Muzzey (senior advisory editor); Frederick G, Hochwalt [as The Very Rev. Monsignor Frederick G. Hochwalt] (senior advisory editor); Daniel C. Knowlton (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)

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 Avenue, 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 B94529.

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

True Comics / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

American Boys Bill of Rights (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Couriers Courageous (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?; Herodotus (quotation)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Richard Fairbanks; Benjamin Franklin; Kit Carson; Willie Roberts; unnamed mail clerks; unnamed mailmen; John Roberts; Mrs. Roberts (John's mom)
Synopsis
The history of postal delivery and the following of how mail was delivered in the 1940s by tracking the progress of Willie Roberts' letter to John Roberts.

Indexer Notes

Mail delivery

DDT (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Othmar Zeidler
Synopsis
The history of the discovery of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT) and its use during and after World War II by the United States.

Indexer Notes

Insecticides

2 Big, Thrilling Surprises for Boys and Girls (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Fighting Sailor (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; military
Characters
Commodore Uriah Levy; unnamed mutineers; unnamed Navy personnel; Congressman Butler
Synopsis
The life of Commodore Uriah Levy as he struggles to battle antisemitism in the U.S. Navy to rise to the rank of Commodore.

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

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

Script
Louis Wolfe
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You are the Captain of a heavy cruiser sailing toward a West Indies Island.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
What would you do if you were a ship's captain confronting an oncoming hurricane.

Indexer Notes

Louis Wolfe is listed as being from the New York City school system.

Solution listed in the last panel but upside down.

Man-Eater at Large (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; non-fiction
Characters
Jim Corbett
Synopsis
Jim Corbett tracks down a man-eating tigress in India.

Why Not Subscribe to the Best Magazines for Boys and Girls (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Stan Musial (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fabulous Fraud (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Prince Grigory Potemkin; Catherine the Great
Synopsis
The story on how Prince Potemkin fooled Czarina Catherine the Great with phony villages built to create the illusion he had developed the areas under his jurisdiction.

Prodigy of the Piano (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Frankie "Sugar Chile" Robinson; Frankie's unnamed parents; Harry Truman
Synopsis
The story of the discovery of piano progeny Frankie Robinson and his rise to play as an act that helped him play for President Truman.
Keywords
boogie woogie; Detroit

Masterpiece in Bronze (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Benvenuto Cellini; Duke de Medici
Synopsis
Cellini's trials and tribulations in creating his bronze sculpture, Perseus and the Gorgon's Head.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Truly Comic! / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a transport headed for the War Zone...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Jokes page from reader's submissions.

Also includes one small advertisement for school and camp information from Parents' Magazine from New York, New York.

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

True's News from Hollywood / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shirley Temple turns amazon for a brief moment...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

News from Hollywood, including mentions of the movies Honeymoon, Tycoon, Fiesta, Green for Danger, Life with Father, Indian Summer, and The Perils of Pauline.

Also includes two small advertisements: Trading cards from the Evanston Gift House of Evanstan, Illinois and free poster and information on body building from Cross Company of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

You Haven't Seen Anything Yet! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

People are Comical / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The New Jersey policeman who gave a ticket to a minister...
Genre
humor; non-fiction
Synopsis
Humorous true stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Outwitting the Kidnappers (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires / 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
    True Comics
  2. 1. American Boys Bill of Rights
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  3. 2. Couriers Courageous
  4. 3. DDT
  5. 4. 2 Big, Thrilling Surprises for Boys and Girls
  6. 5. Fighting Sailor
  7. 6. ["You are the Captain of a heavy cruiser sailing toward a West Indies Island."]
    What Would You Do?
  8. 7. Man-Eater at Large
  9. 8. Why Not Subscribe to the Best Magazines for Boys and Girls
  10. 9. Stan Musial
    Wheaties
  11. 10. The Fabulous Fraud
  12. 11. Prodigy of the Piano
  13. 12. Masterpiece in Bronze
  14. 13. ["As a transport headed for the War Zone..."]
    Truly Comic!
  15. 14. ["Shirley Temple turns amazon for a brief moment..."]
    True's News from Hollywood
  16. 15. You Haven't Seen Anything Yet!
    True Comics
  17. 16. ["The New Jersey policeman who gave a ticket to a minister..."]
    People are Comical
  18. 17. ["It'll be terrific!"]
    Kodak
  19. 18. Outwitting the Kidnappers
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
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