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Volume: #14, Issue: #10 [256]
Published: January 15, 1959, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing: Joseph G. Schaller (editor); Victor Keuping (art director); Carl Beacham (copy editor)
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) A New Art Form -- The Opera
Featuring: The Note-Book
Credits: Pencils: Syl Sowinski | Inks: Syl Sowinski
Genre: Non-fiction

Activity (1 page)
Featuring: Game Page
Synopsis: Three activities. Capt. Blackbeard just shaved off his beard. He is composed of a combination of numbers and letters. How many can you find? Bernice Bear was busy with scissors. Her mother had written invitations for Bernice's birthday party, but Bernice cut them all in two, lengthwise. Can you piece them together correctly? Unscramble the words in each music note to see what Godfrey the Troubadour is singing about.
Credits: Pencils: Frank Tytus Huffman [as Frank Tytus] (signed) | Inks: Frank Tytus Huffman [as Frank Tytus] (signed)
Characters: Capt. Blackbeard Bernice Bear Godfrey The Troubadour

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Chuck White and His Friends
Synopsis: The finals of the Junior Giant Slalom ski event are about to start. Buddy sets a new course record and Red Jones steps to the forefront to take all the glory for himself, as if he were responsible for Buddy's win. When it's Dick's turn, he also, sets a new course record. Red tries to declare the timers incorrect, but Dick's win stands. Red has to eat his racoon cap in front of all the spectators and uses it as a photo-op for himself. He didn't really eat the cap, there was a steak hidden underneath. Red now plans to "discover" Flagpole for his basketball ability and to teach Chuck a lesson.
Credits: Script: Frank Moss [as Max Pine] (credited) | Pencils: Frank Borth (signed) | Inks: Frank Borth (signed)
Genre: Drama
Characters: Chuck White Dick Elgin Flagpole Boyd Red Jones Fritz Winkel Buddy Winkel

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: The Champ in the Circus
Synopsis: Karl holds Blackie and Gunboat for the police and persuades them to tell where the rest of the money is. They find thousands of dollars in Blackie's car. Enough to pay off all of the circus' creditors and pay the circus folk their back wages. Arthur Blake wants to hire the entire circus crew to make a movie this winter, so they'll all be going to California and getting paid for it. While up on a ladder fixing a tear in the canvas tent, Blossom thinks it's part of the act and knocks the ladder over, spilling Frumson into the water trough.
Credits: Script: Capt. Frank Moss (credited) | Pencils: Frank Borth (signed) | Inks: Frank Borth (signed)
Genre: Adventure Humor
Characters: Frumson (The Champ) Wooters Karl Blackie Salter Gunboat Slade Hahti Col. Hornbeam Arthur Blake Blossom

Comic Story (5 pages) Opera
Featuring: The Note-Book
Synopsis: Burt takes the boys camping and while building a fire tells them about the first operas, written in Florence, Italy around 1600. Monteverdi brought melody to the opera stage in 1607. In the 18th century, Christophe Gluck led a movement against the Neopolitan type of operas. Gluck's first operas were based on Greek myths. In Austria in the 18th century, Mozart began to write opera. His music helped carry the mood of the opera and described what was happening on stage. In the USA, we have musicals like Porgy and Bess, which describes life among poor southern Negroes.
Credits: Script: Sydney Walter (credited) | Pencils: Syl Sowinski (signed) | Inks: Syl Sowinski (signed)
Genre: Historical
Characters: Arnie Burt Monteverdi Christophe Willibald Gluck Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Gilbert Sullivan Richard Wagner

Activity (1 page) Sock Puppet
Featuring: Treasure Chest's Things-to-Make
Synopsis: Detailed instructions on how to make an elaborate sock puppet, decorated with many different things.

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: Let Freedom Ring!
Synopsis: The members of St. Joseph's Civics Club interview various people in the neighborhood, including the mayor, a newspaper editor, a local department store owner and a policeman, to find out what makes good citizenship.
Credits: Pencils: Lloyd Ostendorf (signed) | Inks: Lloyd Ostendorf (signed)
Genre: Drama
Characters: Joe Esterhazy Stephen Esterhazy

Comic Story (4 pages)
Featuring: Patsy Manners
Synopsis: Patsy gives so much time and help to Mrs. Martinez with her Puerto Rican booth at the carnival, that Marge feels she's neglecting the others and the Japanese booth will look drab in comparison. At Aunt Eileen's instruction, Jose plays his guitar and sings to the girls at the Japanese booth, to boost interest in their booth and he buys a fan from them. They are charmed at the attention he is giving them and it makes their spirits soar.
Genre: Drama Teen
Characters: Patsy Manners Mrs. Martinez Marge Aunt Eileen Jose Martinez

Comic Story (3 pages) John Holland, Father of the Modern Sub
Featuring: Heroes of Science
Synopsis: The story of John Holland, the man who invented the modern submarine, using electric motors run by storage batteries for underwater cruising and a gasoline engine for surface cruising. This power combination was the standard for all subs until 1954, when atomic power began to be used in submarines.
Credits: Script: Frances E. Crandall (credited)
Genre: Biography Historical Math and Science
Characters: John Holland

Text Article (2 pages)
Featuring: You're Important!
Credits: Script: Father Jack | Letters: typeset
Genre: Drama

Cartoon (1 page) Snow Police
Featuring: Hannibal Bear
Credits: Pencils: Frank Tytus Huffman (signed) | Inks: Frank Tytus Huffman (signed)
Genre: Humor Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Hannibal Bear

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Time-Tested Technique
Credits: Letters: typeset

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