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Here is an early issue of an educational comic produced for Catholic grade schhol distribution. It was different as the way it was sold was as subscriptions to students at the beginning of the school year. The child's parents would add the payment for this to their child's schhol fees, and then every 2 weeks the school got a package of comics that were handed out to the kids who had ordered them. Of course, they young people would get into big trouble if they were supposed to be doing their math, english or geography and were caught reading thier new issue of TREASURE CHEST! (I speak from lots of experience... this was one of many ways I found to get into trouble in grade school.)
Volume: #4, Issue: #1 [47]
Published: September 7,1948, Price: [none], Pages: 36, Editing: Joseph G. Schaller Jr.
Color: Full Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S., Later Standard Silver Age U.S., Later Still Standard Modern Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Blondel the Bard of Benevent
Synopsis: King Richard is captured by soldiers of Duke Leopold of Austria.
Genre: Adventure Historical
Characters: King Richard The Lionhearted

Comic Story (1 page) Wind and House-Cleaning
Featuring: Otto
Synopsis: After cleaning a room, Otto opens the window, only to have a breeze scatter all the papers on a table.
Credits: Script: Bill Berry (signed) | Pencils: Bill Berry (signed) | Inks: Bill Berry (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Otto

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Chuck White
Synopsis: Chuck reviews his experiences acting in Hollywood during the summer, then meets two new boys who want his spot on the football team.
Credits: Script: Jay Griffin | Pencils: Earl Lonsbury | Inks: Earl Lonsbury
Genre: Adventure Teen
Characters: Chuck White Father Carroll Janie Joe Mike Ross Norton Jim Durand

Comic Story (6 pages) Coach Jim Wolfe and His Holy Trinity Champions
Synopsis: Tips on playing football intermixed with their applications on the field during a team's winning season.
Genre: Non-fiction Sports
Characters: Jim Wolfe

Text Story (3 pages) Concert Howl
Synopsis: Charmaine tries to get her tomboy little sister dressed up for a concert.
Credits: Script: Henry G. Felsen (credited) | Pencils: ? (spot illustration) | Inks: ? (spot illustration) | Colours: ? (spot illustration) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Teen

Text Article (2 pages) The Word Detective
Synopsis: Origins of four words: buccaneer, maroon, cardinal, and ramp.
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (4 pages) The Story of Ruth
Genre: Religious
Characters: Ruth Naomi Booz Jesse (cameo)

Comic Story (4 pages) Blondel the Bard of Benevent [Part One]
Synopsis: Returning from the Third Crusade, Richard the Lionhearted and his men are shipwrecked off the coast of Aquileia. After wandering for months, Richard and his men find themselves in Tyrol, the territory of his enemy Duke Leopold. The King is captured by the Duke.
Genre: Adventure Historical
Characters: King Richard The Lionhearted Sir Baldwin Count Meinhard Kenneth Duke Leopold

Comic Story (6 pages) Origin of Oratorio and Opera, the Musical Twins
Featuring: Milestones in Music
Synopsis: The history of oratorio and opera, ending with a sequence about Handel's "Messiah."
Credits: Script: Silvio A. Bendini (credited)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Father Philip Neri Count Bardi Peri Claudio Monteverdi (cameo) Alessandro Scarlatti (cameo) Jean Lully (cameo) Jean Rameau (cameo) Georg Friedrich Handel

Text Article (1 page) The Mass
Genre: Religious

Activity (1 page) Don't Believe All You See!

Advertisement (1 page) Real-Life Action..Electric Football
Featuring: Electric Game Co.
Credits: Letters: typeset

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