(October 1947)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
True Comics, Inc.
Editing
George J. Hecht (president); Elliott A. Caplin (publisher); Ralph O. Ellsworth (art editor)

Issue Notes

Copyright 1947 by True Comics, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. Senior Advisory Editors Karl S. Bernhardt; George H. Gallup; Clara Savage Littledale; Rudolf Modley; Arthur T. Jersild; David S. Muzzey; the Very Reverend Monsignor Frederick G. Hochwalt; Daniel C. Knowlton. Junior Advisory Editors Margaret O'Brien; Roddy McDowell; Peggy Ann Garner; Bobby Blake; Darryl Hickman; Joel Kupperman.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

True Comics / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Larry MacPhail; Rin Tin Tin; highwaymen; Scotland Yard men

Trapping a Bandit (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

"U.S." Royal with His Jet-Propelled Bike / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Automobile Industry (Table of Contents: 2)

American Adventures in Industry / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Millions of cars, billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of people make up the gigantic business that grew from a 'childish invention.'
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Henry Ford; Barney Oldfield; Charles F. Kettering; repairmen; motorists
Synopsis
Beginning with Henry Ford, both cars and the technology of manufacturing cars advance to gigantic effect.
Keywords
Assembly line; automotives; Model T

Indexer Notes

1st in series

Boss of the N.Y. Yankees (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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The jovial and happy-go-lucky promoter of baseball, Larry MacPhail, is the colorful dean of winning ball clubs.
Genre
non-fiction; biography; sports
Characters
Larry MacPhail; American doughboys; baseball fans; professional baseball players; Pete Reiser; Peewee Reese; Joe Dimaggio
Synopsis
After being wounded in World War I, Larry MacPhail goes into baseball management. His innovative ideas attract fans in large numbers.
Keywords
Baseball; Brooklyn

[Composer and Secret Agent] (Table of Contents: 4)

What Would You Do? / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Louis Wolfe
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Genre
spy
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A British secret agent develops a code written in musical notation to fool the Germans.
Keywords
Cipher; code

Chart Your Course for More Fun, Thrills, Adventure (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[Chicago] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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In 1688, French explorers were traveling through the Great Lakes region when...
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
French explorers; Indian guide; Chicago residents
Synopsis
Researchers learn how Chicago got its name.
Keywords
Chicago

Most Dangerous Passage (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

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Genre
adventure; non-fiction
Characters
John Cabot; Henry Hudson; Sir John Franklin; Roald Amundsen; Godfred Hansen
Synopsis
After explorers fail for centuries… some at the cost of their lives... Amundsen navigates the Northwest Passage.

Indexer Notes

Northwest Passage

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

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

Winners in Rin Tin Tin Pup Contest (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

True's News from Hollywood / text article / 0.83 page (report information)

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The Roosevelt Story is a dramatic film of forty years in the private and public life of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Keywords
Movies

Genuine Army Air Forces Pilot Helmet (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Balkan Escape (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Lurking danger was a constant companion of the nurses and soldiers who suddenly found themselves in Nazi-occupied territory.
Genre
non-fiction; spy; war
Characters
Nurses; airmen; Albanian partisans; German soldiers; British liaison
Synopsis
Survivors of a downed airplane evade capture and escape to Allied territory, thanks to Albanian partisans and the British mission.
Keywords
2nd World War; Albania; partisans; resistance; Second World War; underground; World War 2; World War II; World War Two

Indexer Notes

Nazi-occupied Albania

Truly Comic! (Table of Contents: 14)

Truly Comic! / text story / 1.83 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Jokes from readers Walter Griffo, David Berner, Charles Campbell, Frances Lamparski, Roy Cox, George House, Jo Anne Smith, Jack Cresbaugh, Jack Dormis, Burton Gher, Grant Richtmyer, Juralee Burton, Lucille Brown, William Groeger, Eugene Bond, Ann Ellingham, Raymond Yahr, Thomas Cook, Harriet Zitrin, William George, Berdinia Ware, Louise Ware, A. T. Ratliffe, Glenn Buckarama, Rose Green, Helen Maringas.

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

advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

The Story of Scotland Yard (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
non-fiction; history
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Watchmen; Bow Street Runners; King George III; Sir John Fielding; thieves; highwaymen; Peelers; Sir Robert Peel; bobbies; detectives; saboteurs
Synopsis
Over a period of a hundred years or so, a highly professional police force develops in London.
Keywords
London; Scotland Yard

Jack Armstrong (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Strange Travelers (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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As some travelers began a trip from Australia...
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Characters
Ambassador Makin
Synopsis
Facts about the platypus.
Keywords
Australia; Bronx Zoo; duck-billed platypus; Pitcairn Island

Indexer Notes

Platypus in Bronx Zoo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Any time's the right time... to enjoy Curtiss Baby Ruth candy (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    True Comics
  2. 1. Trapping a Bandit
    "U.S." Royal with His Jet-Propelled Bike
  3. 2. The Automobile Industry
    American Adventures in Industry
  4. 3. Boss of the N.Y. Yankees
  5. 4. [Composer and Secret Agent]
    What Would You Do?
  6. 5. Chart Your Course for More Fun, Thrills, Adventure
  7. 6. [Chicago]
    How It Got Its Name
  8. 7. Most Dangerous Passage
  9. 8. ["Want extra money and prizes too?"]
  10. 9. Winners in Rin Tin Tin Pup Contest
  11. 10. ["The Roosevelt Story is a dramatic film of forty years in the private and public life of Franklin D. Roosevelt."]
    True's News from Hollywood
  12. 11. Genuine Army Air Forces Pilot Helmet
  13. 12. ["Wally Butts champion coach of the champion Georgia Bulldogs"]
  14. 13. Balkan Escape
  15. 14. Truly Comic!
    Truly Comic!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. The Story of Scotland Yard
  18. 17. Jack Armstrong
  19. 18. Strange Travelers
  20. 19. ["We, the boys of America, believe in these our rights"]
  21. 20. Any time's the right time... to enjoy Curtiss Baby Ruth candy
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