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New scan. Cover to cover, 68 pages.
Issue: #1
Published: April 1941, Price: 0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD, Pages: 68, Editing: David T. Marke; George J. Hecht (president, publisher); Ralph O. Ellsworth (art editor, Funnies, Inc.); John H. Compton (art editor, Funnies, Inc.); George H. Gallup (senior advisory editor); Gertrude Hartman (senior advisory editor); Arthur T. Jersild (senior advisory editor); Daniel C. Knowlton (senior advisory editor); Clara Savage Littledale (senior advisory editor); David S. Muzzy (senior advisory editor); Dr. Hendrick Willem van Loon (senior advisory editor); Janet Cantor (junior advisory editor); Gloria Jean (junior advisory editor); Shirley Temple (junior advisory editor); Mickey Rooney (junior advisory editor); Virginia Weidler (junior advisory editor)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 36, 1941, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 488455. One known online copy has a stamped arrival date of February 21.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Truth is Stranger and a Thousand Times More Thrilling than Fiction
Genre: Biography History
Characters: Winston Churchill

Foreword, Introduction, Preface, Afterword (1 page) A New and Different Comic Magazine
Credits: Script: George J. Hecht | Letters: Typeset

Comic Story (17 pages) World Hero No. 1
Synopsis: Bio of Winston Churchill.
Credits: Pencils: George Harrison; August M. Froehlich | Inks: George Harrison; August M. Froehlich
Genre: Biography
Characters: Winston Churchill

Text Story (4 pages) Famous Failure
Synopsis: The first attempt to sail north of Russia to China.
Credits: Script: Hendrik Willem van Loon | Pencils: Hendrik Willem van Loon | Inks: Hendrik Willem van Loon ?
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (6 pages) Air War: Fighting Planes of Leading Nations
Synopsis: The story of men and planes who made military aviation during WWII.
Credits: Script: Nathaniel Nitkin | Pencils: Edwin Smalle Jr.
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (9 pages) George Rogers Clark
Featuring: Frontier Fighters
Synopsis: Story of American Revolutionary hero George Rogers Clark.
Credits: Pencils: John Daly | Inks: John Daly ?
Genre: Non-fiction Biography History
Characters: George Rogers Clark

Comic Story (7 pages) Yellow Jack: How the Cause of Yellow Fever was Discovered
Synopsis: How the cause of Yellow Fever was discovered in Cuba.
Credits: Pencils: Harold De Lay | Inks: Harold De Lay ?
Genre: Non-fiction

Text Story (2 pages) My Greatest Adventure
Synopsis: Lowell Thomas, world-wide explorer, recounts his greatest adventure flying in a plane over the Andalusian Desert.
Credits: Script: Lowell Thomas | Pencils: Bernard Flinton; Harry Ramsey | Inks: Bernard Flinton; Harry Ramsey | Letters: Typeset
Genre: Biography
Characters: Lowell Thomas

Comic Story (4 pages) The First Naval Submarine
Synopsis: The story of Bushnell's Turtle during the American Revolutionary war.
Credits: Pencils: Logan Reavis
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (6 pages) The Marathon Run
Synopsis: The story of the Battle of Marathon in 500 B.C.
Credits: Pencils: Henry Kiefer | Inks: Henry Kiefer ?
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (9 pages) Simon Bolivar: The South American Liberator
Synopsis: The story of Simon Bolivar, father of 5 South American nations.
Credits: Pencils: Michel Roy [Mike Roy] | Inks: Michel Roy [Mike Roy]
Genre: Biography

Advertisement (1 page) This beautiful desk for only $1.00
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page) The Conspirators
Synopsis: Ad for Nestle's Semisweet chocolate done in comic form. Friends of a girl on a date bake cookies for her man so she can impress him.

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