True Comics

 TRU1   (Parents’ Magazine Institute, 1941-1950)

™ and © Parents’ Magazine Institute

This title boldly promises, ‘Truth is stranger and thousand times more thrilling than fiction!’ Fact stranger than fiction? Yes. A thousand times more thrilling? Not exactly since its narrated using a documentary-style point of view that wrings emotions out of the story. Published during WWII, it feels like news correspondence from the front. Initially, one would expect jingoism or propaganda rallying the home front to stay the course during that fateful time in our nation’s history. Be assured that none of those themes are present since the Axis Powers were politically expedient targets. The principles of democracy should be told with spirit and passion that otherwise would be a labor in vain.

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#1

  4/1/1941
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  $210.00
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#2

  6/1/1941
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  $105.00
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#3

  8/1/1941
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Baseball Hall of Fame  

#4

  9/1/1941
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#5

  10/1/1941
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Joe Louis  

#6

  11/1/1941
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Baseball World Series  

#7

  12/1/1941
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#8

  1/1/1942
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#9

  2/1/1942
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#10

  3/1/1942
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  4/1/1942
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#12

  5/1/1942
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#13

  6/1/1942
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 Natalie Purvin Prager 

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  7/1/1942
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  8/1/1942
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#16

  9/1/1942
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#17

  10/1/1942
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Brooklyn Dodgers  

#18

  11/1/1942
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 David S. Muzzey 

#19

  12/1/1942
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 Dr. David S. Muzzey, Natalie Purvin Prager 

#20

  1/1/1943
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#21

  2/1/1943
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#22

  3/1/1943
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#23

  4/1/1943
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Civil War, Ku Klux KlanGeorge J. Hecht 

#24

  5/1/1943
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May-Jun issueTheodore P. Bank, Natalie Purvin Prager, David S. Muzzey 

#25

  7/1/1943
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#26

  8/1/1943
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 Natalie Purvin Prager 

#27

  9/1/1943
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 George J. Hecht, Natalie Purvin Prager, Feg MurrayFeg Murray

#28

  10/1/1943
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#29

  11/1/1943
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#30

  12/1/1943
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 George J. Hecht, Natalie Purvin Prager 

#31

  1/1/1944
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#32

  2/1/1944
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 Natalie Purvin Prager 

#33

  3/1/1944
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#34

  4/1/1944
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#35

  5/1/1944
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 Natalie Purvin Prager 

#36

  6/1/1944
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 Natalie Purvin Prager 

#37

  7/1/1944
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#38

  8/1/1944
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FBI  

#39

  9/1/1944
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 Natalie Purvin Prager 

#40

  11/1/1944
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#41

  12/1/1944
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 Dr. Joseph H. Park, Natalie Purvin Prager 

#42

  1/1/1945
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 Joseph H. Park 

#43

  3/1/1945
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Spring 1945  

#44

  6/1/1945
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Summer 1945  

#45

  9/1/1945
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Fall 1945  

#46

  12/1/1945
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Winter 1945Dr. Joseph H. Park 

#47

  3/1/1946
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#48

  4/1/1946
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 Joseph H. Park 

#49

  5/1/1946
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#50

  7/1/1946
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#51

  8/1/1946
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#52

  9/1/1946
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#53

  10/1/1946
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  $69.00
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#54

  11/1/1946
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  $66.00
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#55

  12/1/1946
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1st Appearance of Sad Sack (in a comic book)  

#56

  1/1/1947
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#57

  2/1/1947
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#58

  3/1/1947
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#59

  4/1/1947
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#60

  5/1/1947
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#61

  6/1/1947
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#62

  7/1/1947
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#63

  8/1/1947
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#64

  9/1/1947
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  $63.00
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#65

  10/1/1947
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Winners in Rin Tin Tin pup contest named  

#66

  11/1/1947
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#67

  12/1/1947
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#68

  1/1/1948
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#69

  2/1/1948
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#70

  3/1/1948
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  $74.00
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#71

  5/1/1948
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Joe DiMaggio  

#72

  7/1/1948
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Jackie Robinson  

#73

  10/1/1948
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Walt Disney  

#74

  12/1/1948
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#75

  2/1/1949
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U.S. State Department; Jack Robbins; Special Agent; Jane Wyman; Adolph Rupp; Tommy Dorsey; Floyd Gibbons  

#76

  4/1/1949
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#77

  6/1/1949
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  $75.00
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Lou Boudeau, FBI  

#78

  8/1/1949
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Stan Musial  

#79

  10/1/1949
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#80

  12/1/1949
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  $165.00
No copies available
Distributed to subscribers only  

#81

  2/1/1950
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  $195.00
1 copy available for $69.50
Distributed to subscribers only  

#82

  4/1/1950
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  $80.00
No copies available
Distributed to subscribers only  

#83

  6/1/1950
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  $80.00
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Distributed to subscribers only  

#84

  8/1/1950
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  $80.00
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Distributed to subscribers only