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Issue: #49
Published: May-June 1946, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, 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
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.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Truth Is Stranger and a Thousand Times More Thrilling Than Fiction
Credits: Pencils: Sam Glankoff | Inks: Sam Glankoff
Genre: Non-fiction

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Smoky
Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Pencils: ? (photographs); ? (illustrations) | Inks: ? (photographs); ? (illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Characters: Clint Barkley (photo Of Fred MacMurray) Julie Richards (photo Of Anne Baxter)

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: The Secret Warriors
Genre: History Spy
Characters: Franklin Delano Roosevelt William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan Joe Unnamed Trainee

Comic Story (4 pages) Smoking Fists
Synopsis: Abilene's new marshal won't carry a gun.
Genre: History Western-frontier
Characters: Tom J. Smith Mayor Henry Wyoming Frank Big Hank Unnamed Saloon Keeper

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: How It Got Its Name
Synopsis: A song inspires the name for the town of Bangor, Maine.
Genre: History

Comic Story (3 pages)
Featuring: Great Hoaxes
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.
Genre: History
Characters: Adrian Mayor Of Cambridge Horace Unnamed Admiral Unnamed Students

Comic Story (3 pages) Battle of the Beard
Synopsis: The right to whiskers in 1830s Massachusetts.
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

Advertisement (1 page) Mel Ott
Featuring: Wheaties
Genre: Biography Sports
Characters: Mel Ott

Comic Story (4 pages) Chapter VIII
Featuring: Cavalcade of England
Synopsis: Chapter 8 covering British history from 1930 to 1946 AD.
Credits: Script: Joseph H. Park
Genre: Non-fiction History

Comic Story (1 page) Farewell Symphony
Synopsis: Creation of the "Farewell" symphony.
Genre: Biography
Characters: Franz Joseph Haydn

Comic Story (4 pages) Sizzling Southpaw
Synopsis: The baseball career of baseball pitcher Richard "Rube" Marquard.
Genre: Biography
Characters: Richard "Rube" Marquard

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: What Would You Do?
Synopsis: The wagon train is about to be stampeded by a herd of buffalo, what will Captain John do?
Credits: Script: Louis Wolfe
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Captain John Unnamed Pioneers

Text Article (1 page) Brief Reviews of Films You Will Want to See
Featuring: True's Movie Guide
Synopsis: Brief reviews of the movies Abilene Town, Road to Utopia, Tars and Spars, Tarzan and the Leopard Woman, and What Next, Corporal Hargrove?.
Credits: Pencils: ? (photograph) | Inks: ? (photograph) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Chester Hooton (photo Of Bob Hope Duke Johnson (photo Of Bing Crosby)

Comic Story (5 pages) Nisei Hero
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.
Genre: Biography
Characters: Ben Kuroki Fred Kuroki

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Want Extra Money?
Credits: Script: ? (promo copy) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: How Industry Serves the Nation
Synopsis: A brief history of the bicycle.
Genre: Non-fiction

Text Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Truly Comic!
Synopsis: Reader submitted jokes and gags.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (5 pages) Lucie to the Rescue
Synopsis: Biography of Lucie Aubrac with the French underground during World War II.
Genre: Biography
Characters: Lucie Aubrac Mr. Aubrac Unnamed Germans Unnamed French Unnamed Allied Prisoners

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) These Are Your Magazines!
Credits: Script: ? (promo copy) | Pencils: ? (photograph) | Inks: ? (photograph) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (4 pages) Heaven on the House
Synopsis: Frank Lillyman are treated to dream package at the Statler Hotel in New York City.
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

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: "Pepsi" the Pepsi-Cola Cop
Synopsis: Pepsi and his partner capture the jockey doping horses.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Pepsi Feedbag (a Horse) Unnamed Police Partner Unnamed Jockey

Advertisement (1 page) It's on the Way Back...to You
Featuring: Beech-Nut Gum
Credits: Script: ? (ad copy)

Advertisement (1 page) Free 150 Power Microscope
Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Pencils: ? (illustrations) | Inks: ? (illustrations) | Letters: typeset

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