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1942; paper; my scan; ctc

6-January-2013 6:19 pm
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Issue: #[nn]
Published: [June 24] 1942, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: George J. Hecht (publisher)
Color: Full Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: One-shot
Notes: Notation about the indicia publisher: The indicia lists Parents' Institute, Inc. only. However, based on the research of Elena Hristove, in her dissertation from the University of Sussex (UK), "Imagining Brotherhood: The Comics of the American Jewish Committee, 1941-1946" (no date, circa 2010, retrieved 10 November 2014: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/44211/1/Hristova,_Elena.pdf), the actual producer of comics was done by the War Services Division of Parents' Institute, Inc. and is included in brackets here for historical accuracy. On sale date from the publication date as reported to the U.S. Copyright Office in the Catalog of Copyright Entries; Part 1; Books; Group 2; Pamphlets, Leaflets, Contributions to Newspapers of Periodicals, etc., Lectures, Sermons, Address for Oral Delivery, and Maps; 1943, New Series, Volume 40, Number 4. Submitted as a book. Copyright registration number AA 425234. All proceeds went to buy War Bonds. Copyright 1942 The Parents' Institute, Inc. Printed in U.S.A. Only copyright date listed in comic. Date is confirmed based on the contents of a letter dated January 20, 1943 sent by Parents' Institute President George J. Hecht to Dr. Wilbur Schramm, head of the Division of Educational Services within the Office of War Information. Copy located in the United States National Archives, Record Group 44 (Office of Government Reports), entry # PI-35 146: General Records, 1942-July 1, 1943 (Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Publications. Division of Educational Services.) Box #1694, Folder: "Correspondences: Division of Educational Services".
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Uncle Sam Unnamed Boy Unnamed Girl

Foreword, Introduction, Preface, Afterword (1 page) You Can Help Win the War...and the Peace!
Synopsis: Text piece encouraging readers to aid the war effort.
Credits: Script: George J. Hecht | Pencils: ? (illustration) | Inks: ? (illustration) | Letters: typeset
Characters: Inside Front Cover.

Comic Story (3 pages) Know What We're Fighting For
Synopsis: Summarizes the principals as outlined by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms".
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Franklin D. Roosevelt Unnamed American Citizens Adolph Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo

Comic Story (2 pages) Join Up!
Synopsis: Encourages youth to join organizations like the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H Clubs, Junior Red Cross, and the Camp Fire Girls.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Peter Susan

Comic Story (1 page) Know Your Stuff!
Synopsis: Encourages youth to get a good education.
Genre: Advocacy

Comic Story (3 pages) Keep Fit!
Synopsis: Encourages healthy eating, exercise, and good hygiene.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: General Douglas MacArthur Young Sloppy Sam Sam's Mom Unnamed Lifeguard Healthy Harry Harry's Mom

Comic Story (1 page) Foods for Strength and Victory
Synopsis: Encourages healthy eating to be a good soldier.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Unnamed Doctor Unnamed Army Recruits Unnamed Recruit's Family

Comic Story (1 page) You Can't Keep Fit Unless You Eat the Right Foods Every Day
Synopsis: Encouraging eating of the "right foods" to stay fit.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Unnamed Athletes

Activity (2 pages) Call to the Colors
Credits: Pencils: ? (illustrations) | Inks: ? (illustrations) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (2 pages) Garden for Victory
Synopsis: Encourages to growing of "victory" gardens.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Sue Vic

Comic Story (4 pages) Learn First Aid
Synopsis: Drawing from the example of three English children and their actions after a bombing raid, the story encourages children to learn first aid.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Unnamed English Children And Adults

Comic Story (4 pages) Ways to Earn Money
Synopsis: Encourages the young to engage in odd jobs to earn money to buy war bonds and stamps.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Jerry Bob Mrs. Clark George Unnamed Adults And Children

Comic Story (2 pages) Buy War Bonds and Stamps!
Synopsis: Encourages the purchase, even in small amounts, of war bonds and stamps--listing items that can be purchased even in small amounts.
Genre: Advocacy

Comic Story (4 pages) Get in the Scrap
Synopsis: Encourages children to collect scrap metal, rubber, and paper for the war effort.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Pudge Bill Unnamed Children

Comic Story (1 page) Collect Books
Synopsis: Encourages children to give "good" books to service personnel through the Victory Book Campaign.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Unnamed Children And Adults

Comic Story (2 pages) Help at Home!
Synopsis: Encourages children to do their chores at home.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Unnnmaed Children And Adults

Comic Story (4 pages) Take Care of Your Things!
Synopsis: Encourages children to maintain the things they have as buying replacement goods taxes money and supplies better used in the war effort.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Unnamed Family

Comic Story (1 page) Save the Family Car
Synopsis: Encourages limiting the use of the car so it is not wasting valuable resources.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Unnamed Family

Comic Story (1 page) Don't Get Hurt!
Synopsis: Encourages safety in daily activities.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Unnamed Boy

Comic Story (1 page) Write 'em Often.
Synopsis: Sergeant Johnny Doughboy is no longer unhappy now he gets mail.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Sergeant Johnny Doughboy Corporal Blake

Comic Story (1 page) Don't Help the Enemy
Synopsis: Encourages the reader not to spread rumors, military information, and to engage in racial tolerance.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Unnamed Man Adolph Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo

Comic Story (1 page) Don't Believe Nazi Lies
Synopsis: Encourages the reader not to believe Nazi propaganda and to trust official statements of the U.S. Government and the United Nations.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Joseph Goebbels

Comic Story (1 page) What to Do in an Air Raid
Synopsis: Giving instructions on what to do during an air raid.
Genre: Non-fiction Advocacy

Comic Story (3 pages) 4 Pals Go Through Their First Raid
Synopsis: Four friends keep their composure while properly doing what needs to be done during an air raid.
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Johnny Eddie Dick Jimmy

Comic Story (1 page) This Is the Way to Fix Up a Refuge Room
Synopsis: Demonstrates how to prepare a refuge room to use in case of an air raid.
Genre: Non-fiction Advocacy
Characters: Unnamed Boys And Girls

Activity (2 pages) Victory Quiz
Credits: Pencils: ? (illustrations) | Inks: ? (illustrations) | Letters: ?; typeset

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Don't Miss These Swell Comics
Credits: Script: ? (promo copy) | Pencils: ? (vignettes of covers) | Inks: ? (vignettes of covers) | Letters: typeset

Activity (1 page) Tell the World You're Doing Your Part
Credits: Pencils: ? (illustrations) | Inks: ? (illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Characters: Uncle Sam Minuteman Bald Eagle Unnamed Boys And Girl

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