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Volume: #14, Issue: #12 [258]
Published: February 12, 1959, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing: Joseph G. Schaller (editor); Victor Keuping (art director); Carl Beachum (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)
Featuring: Kidnapped by a Space Ship!
Credits: Pencils: Fran Matera (signed) | Inks: Fran Matera (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Jean Martin Tom Pratt

Activity (1 page)
Featuring: Game Page
Synopsis: Three activities. Can you link these nine balls together with five consecutive straight lines? Now, erase the five lines and trying linking the nine balls with four consecutive straight lines. See if you can arrange the eight numbers on top of the page into the proper panels below, so that each line adds up to 23. Mumbo Jumbo shows you how to perform a magic trick, in which you cut through a paper and string with a pair of scissors. When the paper falls away, the string is still whole.
Characters: Mumbo Jumbo

Comic Story (6 pages) Part II- Red Danger!
Featuring: Kidnapped by a Space Ship!
Synopsis: Even though Colonel Martin, Jean and Tom were inside the rocket ship, they were not expecting to blast off into space and are all shocked to find themselves outside Earth's atmosphere. Dr. Ney surprises them all, by showing up from another part of the space craft. He tells them he blasted off for the Andromeda constellation as he always planned to do and didn't know there was anyone else aboard. It's too late to turn back now and they're all going along for the ride. They arrive in a solar system that has two planets close to each other and are caught in their gravitational pull.
Credits: Pencils: Frank Moss [as F. M.] (signed) | Inks: Frank Moss [as F. M.] (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Colonel Martin Jean Martin Tom Pratt Dr. Ney

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Chuck White and His Friends
Synopsis: Red promises Slim $1,000 if he can change Flagpole's mind about pursuing a scientific career and get him to sign with the Barnstormers basketball team. Flagpole doesn't have his mind on his studies and it shows in his classroom performance. Slim wants the team to play "professional style", which means pushing the boundaries of fair play and using rough tactics on the other team. St. John's wins that night, but in Chuck's newspaper article, he reports about the dirty tactics used to win the game.
Credits: Script: Frank Moss [as Max Pine] (credited) | Pencils: Frank Borth (signed) | Inks: Frank Borth (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Chuck White Flagpole Boyd Red Jones Slim

Comic Story (3 pages) J. Henri Fabre
Featuring: Heroes of Science
Synopsis: The story of J. Henri Fabre, who became known as "The Insect Man". He observed insects in the world around him at an early age. Before he was 20, he was the most talked-about teacher in Avignon, France. He was fired from his teaching position for having the unorthodox belief that girls should learn science. Before his death at the age of 92 in 1915, he had written 10 volumes of books on insects.
Credits: Script: Frances E Crandall (credited) | Pencils: ? [as P. Zender] (signed) | Inks: ? [as P. Zender] (signed)
Genre: Biography Math and Science
Characters: J. Henri Fabre

Illustration (2 pages)
Featuring: About Horses
Credits: Pencils: Fran Matera (signed) | Inks: Fran Matera (signed)
Genre: Animal

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: Let Freedom Ring!
Synopsis: Hungarian revolution refugees Steve and Joe are having a difficult time adjusting to life in the USA. One of the boys is doing handstands and a group of tough kids try to pick a fight with them, saying that the Emerson Ave. crowd is always trying to show off and they're sissies and cowards. The boys don't let it get to them. The tough kids leave and rough-up a Jewish boy, saying his Hebrew books are un-American. Coming to the Jewish boy's rescue, they beat up the tough kids, who run off. This brings up the question of the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God.
Credits: Pencils: Lloyd Ostendorf (signed) | Inks: Lloyd Ostendorf (signed)
Genre: Drama
Characters: Steve Esterhazy Joe Esterhazy

Text Story (2 pages)
Featuring: You're Important
Credits: Script: Father Jack (credited) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (3 pages) Come to the Mardi Gras
Featuring: Patsy Manners
Synopsis: The Puerto Rican girl asks Patsy and Aunt Eileen for their help in throwing a Mardi Gras party, like they had back home in Puerto Rico. Everyone will come in costumes and masks. They will have prizes for the prettiest and funniest costume. There are directions for making Gooey Buns, which they will serve at the party. The story also has instructions for the correct way to perfrom introductions. Boys to girls; girls to older women; distinguished people; guests of honor.
Credits: Pencils: Ozella Welch (credited) | Inks: Ozella Welch (credited)
Genre: Drama
Characters: Patsy Manners Aunt Eileen Jose Martinez

Comic Story (5 pages) Registered Professional Nurse (R. N.)
Featuring: What Can You Do?
Synopsis: Ann attends the St. Genisius Nursing School. This story looks at what it takes to become a nurse. A look at classroom studies and actual practice. After school, you must pass a state board exam. Nurses can find employment in hospitals, nursing schools, work for private individuals, physicians and dentists offices, public health agencies and industry. Also looks at the duties and responsibilities of a nurse, such as administering drugs and medications, feed, bathe and massage patients, work in an operating room, handle technical equipment and surgical instruments. Starting salary $3,050.
Credits: Script: William C. Treon (credited) | Pencils: Bill Martin (signed) | Inks: Bill Martin (signed)
Genre: Advocacy
Characters: Ann Marsh Alice Dunlevy Eileen

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Hannibal Bear
Synopsis: Hannibal builds a rocket to Mars but it explodes on the launchpad.
Credits: Pencils: Frank Huffman ? | Inks: Frank Huffman ?
Genre: Humor Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Hannibal Bear

Illustration (1 page) Feast of St. Matthias February 24
Credits: Pencils: Wilbur G. Adam (signed) | Inks: Wilbur G. Adam (signed)
Genre: Religious
Characters: St. Matthias

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