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TARGET HITS AND MISSES\ 

THE EDITORS WRITE; 

DEAR READERS: 

Look for a change ih tfiis issue! The answers to your favorite feature, the Q's and A's. are in a 
different place. 

Many of you wrote asking us not to put the A's where you could see them while you were reading 
the guestions. And. since we want to put your good reader-editor suggesTions to work wherever pos- 
Sible, we've made the change. 

Turn to the 3rd page of the first story and you'll find Question Number 1. This page is on the 
right-hand side of the book. Next turn the page over and you'll find Answer Ni*nber 1 on the 4th 
page of the story, which is a left-hand page. The answers are also right side up. 

How do you like this arrangement? We'll leave the Q's and A's this way until a maiority of you 
Show your disapprovai. We think you're golng to approve it wholeheartediy. but let us know if you 
don't Cordially yoivs. 

THE EDITORS. 



Dear Editors: 

In my opinion your magazine will he 
the best on the market if you do two 
things: lake "Gary Slark" oiit complete- 
]y and put "The Chameleon" iii its 
place. This will improve your magazine 
extremely. Everything about "Gary 
Stark" is terrible. "The Chameleon" is 
not my favorite story, but il is second 
best. 

Since Fm a fan of stars who play in 
Western movies, my favorite story in 
TARGET is "Buirs-Eye Bill." The art- 
■work is excellent because it is so realis- 
tic. 

Two other things that make your 
magazine tops are the Q's and A's, which 
are very edncational, and the Targetoons. 

The reason I like TARGET COMICS 
is because it bas everything you could 
ask for in a magazine: comedy, excile- 
ment, and education. 

Sincerely yoars, 

Joanne Pirtle 
Henderson, Ky. 

«a * 

Dear Editors: 

I have just finished reading the June 
issue of TARGET. I live in Syria, and' 
I read ail types of comics. It takes time 
for the comics of America to arrive 
here, and I find ihat TARGET is the 
besi and mosi popular in Syria and 
Palestine. I wish the TARGET COMICS 
would fly with ibe new rocket ships so 
that it would arrive sooner, and I cou!d 
read "Gary Stark" and the new adven- 



tures of "The Cadet" and "Candid 
Charlie" sooner. 

You should put the Targetoons into 
some sort of story form hecause the 
meaniiig of '"comics" is to laugh. 

AH the other features in the book are 
O.K. with me. 

A faithful reader, 

Yasseen Rahill 
Lebanon, Syria 
« • ♦ 

Dear Editors: 

I am writing you to give my opinion 
of TARGET COMICS. I enjoy reading 
the ietters that the readers write to the 
editors. I like to know whal other read- 
ers think about TARGET. 

I like "The Cadet," "Gary Stark," 
and "BuIIVEye Bill" most of all. The 
Targetoons and Q's and A's are also 
good added attractions. I would like to 
see more Q's and A's at the bottom of 
each page. 

TARGET is slill the tops in comics 
with me! 

Yours very truly, 

R. L. Rogers 
Dillon, S. C. 

» * » 

Dear Editors: 

I like "Gary Stark" because it. is a 
continuous feature. I like how each 
issue keeps you in doubt and suspense. 
][ keeps you waiting for the next isiue. 
I also like the que5tions and ani^ers 
although some of them are on ihe ioB£h 



side. I Uke Tht z-ti iLi: are abou^. 
hiscorr tbe besc 

Yaws ««z? tnily, ^ 
MiAi Napier 
lllfcf IT Nova Scotia 
* • • 

Dear Edilors: 

I have jitsl Enkiicd re»di»g TARGET 
COMICS, and thi^ «'s a -Aame that a 
comic with sudi ■ gMti reputation 
should put such u Waginl story as 
"The Target and T^gEteos." There is 
nothing in this world lh>l could make 
blocks fail off a wali mcler their own 
power. In the future, plea=e have logi- 
cal stories. 

Truly TOUTS, 

Tommy Gilmore 
Stone Harbor, N. J. 

* m « 

Dear Editors: 

I disagree with Paul Lazzaro about 
continued comics, because I take care 
of chiidren a lot and read TARGET 
COMICS while taking care of them. If 
the chiidren are old enough to under- 
sland, I read ihe book to them. The 
chiidren like the stories and want 10 
hear more, especially '"Gary Stark." 

I gel anoiher issue of TARGET 
COMICS and we bdh enjoy anoiher 
tbrilling book wiiile I make 25c an 
houri I al» think ihe questions at the 
boltom oS tbe rngc are very interesting 
and ed ftj— il. 

Yeors Iruty, 

Jimmy Spacht 
Lebanon, Ind. 



ADDRESS YOUR MAIL TO TARGET, 119 WEST IMi ST, MEW YORK 11, N. Y, 
$1.00 will be sent to the writcr of eacfc le*ter piMUMd mm («ge. 



Robert D^Wheeler. Editor and General Manag&r 
Jane Spauiding Nye, IVlanagfng Editor; Mei Cunimin, Art Director 
, Alfred V, Fago, Art Consultaiit 

TARGET COMiCS,VoN8,No.11>January,lS48. piiblished monthfy by The Premium Group of Comics, a Division of The Premium 
Service Co. Inc., P. O. Bqx 1198, Independence Square, Philadelphia, Pa. Editorial offices, 113 West 19th Street, New Yor-k 11, 
N. Y. Printed in U. S. A., copyright 1947 by The Premium Service Co. Inc. Price 10 cents per copy. Subscription prict 
$2.00 per yenc in_ U. S. A. Entered as Second-CIass matter, Deceniber 5, 1939, at the Post Office at" Philadelphia, Pa., undep 
the Act o( March 3, 1379. No Jiving person named or delineated irj this magazine except historicai personages. 



Be next issue of this magazine will go m sale DECEMBER 3 



Don'i miss iL 




Q"''rr. Do^s the average persoo's brain weigh about 1, 3, or 13 poiinds? 



THE STORV SPREADS.THEy WONT 
SHOW UP POR THE FISHT TOtMlSHT.' 
I'LL LOSE THOUSANDS OP DOULARSJ 



WH'UU TEUU 
THE TRUTH 
WHETHER 
yOU LKE IT 

OH not; 



yOU WONT SET A 
CHA^NCS TO USS THAT 
BlE MOUTH, SONNV SOY/ 




NSWEK 
Ne. 1. 




yOU SOT NOTHIN' TO WORRY 
ABOUT St_gSSER.' I BRlSED 
L-EFTV WELCH'S SECOND.' 




THE SECOND'LU ElVE LEFTY SNIFFS OF 
5MEL.L1N' SAUTS BETWEEN ROUND5- 
UT MI><ED .IIM THE B' 
MEL-UIN' SAUTS WILL. 
ANESTHET 



THE ODOR OF THE SMELLIN' SAUTS 
WILL H1D5 THE SMELL OF THE 
ANESTHETIC, SO LEFTY WON'T 
KNOW WHY HE'-S-C5ETT1N' SROBSY.' 




O^'nI'z Jsg Louis has been ealled the Brown Bomber. Who is the iNanassa Mauler? 



A^'nTz Jack Dempsey,' heavyweight boxing champion from 1919 to 1926. 




VOU MAKE A LOTTA CSACKS, 
BLASSSHMOUTK NOW I'LL ^^AK^ 
A Pew--IN VOUR S<Ut_Ui 








MSANWHILE , LEFTY IS 
SAME BUT SROSGV, 




THE SMELUN' SAUTS ARE 
MAKIN' HiM DOPEV; A FEW 
MORE i^OUNDS AND I'LL 
BE CHAMP/ 




O'^Nl^Mjlfhat boxer was killed lu June, 1947 in a worid championship maich? 




BUT AT THAT MOMENT <iT CARTER 
RUSHES INTO THE ARENA! I 



^IVe ME TH05E SMELLINE 
SAUTS.' 




KlT SHOWS THE BOTTLE TO THE 

BOXINS COMhAlSSlONER AND THE 

fflEPORTERS.' I — 

1 A FOUL TRlCKiTHlS 

WATCH !5 VOID/ LEFTV WSLCH IS. 
STiL.U CHAMPION.' PURTHERMORE- 




A^hTi' Jimmy Doyle. His was the first death in a mrU championship matoh imoe 1897« 




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UPSTAPT: DECIDED TO UEAD AM 
UPPISIIMG OF THE WOPI^ECS; 
WHO HAD BEEN A CONTENTED 
LOT BEFOPE HE 
CA^AE HEPE/ 




CAPLO, OF COUPSE, 
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STAPi^TO STOP THE 
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THE 80VAND jN A 
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PCu^l "J Believe" is a popiilar song in thal movie. 



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you'or^\<z THieA9A 

APPPECIATION POP 
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OF THE COURT/ 





0."''^?. k the Altorney-fieneral of the U. S. Tom C. Clark or Clement Atllee? 





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AND SO yoUNG.TOO/ 



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TME LAW 
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you wONi'T ;4 
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you 





'n"" Clark. He is the chief law officer of thc U. S.. Attlee is Prime Minister of England. 



*ow bov/now tam 

ON THE SPOT/ THAT 
GUV'S PIKINGTO FOAME 
ME.... TM SURE/ IVE 
GOT TO DOSOME- 
TMING BEFOPE iT'S 
TOO LATE/ 




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AND ME'9 GIVINGME 
A PUN FOB MV 
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IM INATAM, PAL/ CAN 
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WASTE SAGI^ET. 




Q"'Ni'7' President Truman is a native of New York. True or false? 




//OMAR HAS 

PINALl^ GOT 
GARY WEffE 
HB WANTS 

DON'T MfSSTNE' 



ATi False. He m% born on May 8, 1884, m a farni aear lamari MissourL 



'T^HE third baseman trapped 
thc ball neatly and madc a 
hurricd throw to first, It was 
high,and thc first baseman's 
!eap was futile. 

Coach Donnely, baseball 
mentor at Melton High, shook 
his head sadly. 

"He's tpo short, Jimmy!" , 
thc coach said wearily. "But 
he's the tallest pfayer on the 
squad. We have a month and 
a haif to find a tali man for 
first base. If I can find a man 
who throws left-handed — " 

Jimmy Parson, team cap- 
tain, pointed to a gangling 
« spectator seated in the empty 
stands. 

"Slats Hughes is the tallest 
guy in thc school, coach!" he 
said slowly, "I don't know if 
he plays baseball, though." 

"Get him over here!" the 
coach barked. "I'Il make him 
a ball player!" 

Jimmy walked over and, af- 
ter a short argument, brought 
Hughes back. 

"Ever play ball before?" the 
coach asked. The newcomer 
shook his head. "Well, you 
will! Here, take this ball, . . . 
No, no, your !eft hand! Throw 
it to Jimmy over there!" 

The lanky boy turned, "But, 
■» coach, I think if I . . 

The coach cut him short. 
"Don't think! I do the think- 
ing around here and you fol- 
low orders!" 

Hughes blinked and nod- 
ded. He drcw back his left arm 



and threw awkwardly, with no 
coordination. Thc coach wear- 
ily came over and explained 
bis mistakes. 

That went on for a half 
hour. Donnely finally nodded. 

"Just kcep practicing, son!" 

Hughes kept at it for the 
nest month. 

O „T 

When thc first game rollcd 
around, he was the regular first 
baseman. His height and agility 
made up for his inexperience 
in thc field, and his work at the 
plateimprovedrapidiy. Melton 
won the first two games in a 
breeze. 

The third game was against 
Hawthorne, traditional rival. 
After tWo scoreless innings, Ed 
Clark, the Melton pitcher, got 
on with a scratch single in the 
last of the third. 

He stole second and held 
there while the next two men 
popped oui, Hughes was the 
next man up and he dumped 
a short single over second. 
Clark set out for third, where 
the coach waved at him to keep 
gping. 

He and the ball arrived at 
the same time. Clark slid. The 
umpire spread his arms — safe! 

The cheers died qyickly. 
Ciark didn't get up^and a doc- 
tor came down from the 
stands. 

He shook his head and said, 
"He can't play any more to- 
day, although he isn't sericus- 
ly hurt." 

Melton High was realiy in a 



fix for a pitcher. Roy Gamble, 
the other moundsman, was out \ 
with a sprained thumb. 

"Sir, if you haven't got any 
one else. I'd like to pitch!" 
Slats Hughes tapped the coacb 
on the arm. - , 

"Well. you have nerve,any- 
way, Slats! Okay. go ahead!'* 

Slats grabbed Ciark's glove 
and motioned to the catcher. 
Tm taking Ed's placc. Gimme 
the dope on thc signals." 

The first Hawthorne batter 
stcpped into the box, Slats 
blazed a strike right down ■ 
the middle. He threw a slow , ^ 
hook, the batter swung,and a 
grounder trickled back to the . ' 
mouijd. Slats threw him, out 
easiiy. 

The rest of the game went ; 
that way. The last Hawthorne : 
hitter fouled to the catcher for , i 
the final out. 

Coach Donnely forced his 
way through the crowd to 
shake hands with Slats. 

"Congratulations, Slats! ItV 
hard to bclieve that you 
couldn't even throw a ball a 
month ago!' 

Jimmy Parsons laughed. 
Coach, he pitched the game 
right -hand ed!" 

The coach swung around. 
"He WHAT? He couldn't! -. 
He'sa feft'. . ; 

Siats smiled. "No, I'm noC, 
coach! I'm naturally right- 
handed. I tried to tell you that^ 
but you said to foUow ofders! 
Soldid!" 



CANDID 





MONSTER MATT THE 
WRESTLER, STRANGLED 
HIS MANASER. THE 
COPS ARE AFTER 

HIM/ 




HE WAS SEEN ON THE \'i 
OUTSKIRTS OF TOWNi HE 
MUST BE HIDING OUT 
RIGHT HERE 
UENSVILLE .' 




Q'"n1"" About whom were the plays "Joan ef Lorraine" and "Saint Joan" writtea? 




A^'Z'l These play$ deal with the life of Joan of Arc. 




lUESTION 



" Form five S-letter words from m Mm in "monster". Ko plurals or proper names, 



A^rJ Here jre 6. Onsd, smote, snore, stern, stone, stofe. Any olhers? 




O'" Nl!?a Find one of these m this page; apolbecary, pharinacist, pharmaseytisal shemfst 




NSWER it. 
i N«. 10. 



ggisf" is a syBOflym for all those word$. . 



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Is Joan suitably dressed for a visit to Framheim, AolarctiGa? 



HMM...THAT DOOR 
S AWPUL LOOSE" 
5UDDSN 
VNOULD MAKE 





AS THE QOOR SIVES WAV, MONSTER MATT 
15 HURLED OUT.' 





^O^JlT'S TtiO LATE \ SUESS WHWi 
FOR THE DANCEj Ok COPS SAID 
AND MV DRESS IS w-^ DERE AIN'T NO 
RUlNED-rBUT I CAN'T T REir^ARD FER USJ 
STAV ANGRY AT A A m OUSHTA GET 
HERO.'^-.., .-„..^ .m^-'^s^ SUKATWIN' ' 




A N. n No, Framheim has the lawesf rnean annual temperafure in the worid: - W L 




Q" nI'.^ The average January temp. in New York SUv isSU*. tesMianirs average within 3*. 




A N^^ff In Miami (Florida), the temperature averages 68' F, in January. 





3HeH. THe STAR ._j?ublisher;^ 

THE CHAMELK^N, L0MPS H)S VOUNG FR1EWP6 SOME 
PRfNTiNG EOUJF'MENT, A VICiOUS CRIM£ *2INO CHALLENGES THJ 
FREECOM OF THE PEESS,/ AIPEE? BY H!S. yOUN© PAL RAGSY, 
TH£ CHAMeii€Ohi COUNiTeKATTACKS !N A SWIFT-MOV)MG 
APV£NTURe/ 




QTJ?^ SiiMract a Icller from a word on this page and gel a trin»nifl| for ololhiug. 




NSWER ii 



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O'"?.! M Name a movie actor whose first name is the'same as the Chameieon's. Last nanae: L— 0. 




Arr? Peter lorre. 




O'* No!?^ Will a candie burn in a tightly closed jar or other container? 




NSWER 
i Ne. 15. 



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rN^A" Are there approKimately 17, 176, or 1763 daiiy newspapers published in the U.S.? 




A N.fl Appmimately 1763. 




T^jaGET COMICS 




TARGET COMICS 



J^NEE-DEEP in snow be- 
side a bonfire, "Blubber" 
Potts, also known as "Mr. 5- 
by-5 of Nelson High," looked 
toward the ,snowy hills where 
his friends were skiing. 

A cold wifid chewing at the 
icy-gray waters of tlie near-by 
lake bit in vain through Blub- 
ber's sweater. Insulated by 
thick layers of fat, Bfubber 
never felt cold. However, his 
fat exposed him to stings cruel- 
ger than cold — -the laiighter and 
gibes of his friends. 

A launch had ferried his ski- 
ing party across the lake, and 
wouM not return from town 
until five that afternoon. BIuB* 
ber was alone, for, in sHpping 
on the pier as he hopped from 
the departing boat, he had 
snapped his skis. Now he had 
nothing to do but watch the 
fire and listea to the shouts of 
the skiers. 

If only he could succeed at 
somethiug, he thought, he 
might no longer be laughed off 
as a ponderous joke. Unfor< 
tunately, his wairus body guar- 
anteed failure in all sports. Al- 
though he could swim hours 
without tiringy he had . not 
made the swimming team, for 



he had no speed. At seven- 
teen he was a failure— a big, 
fat failure. 

Suddenly, four white-faced 
boys staggered up to the jfire, 
bearing the limp body of Frank 
Moore. Blood streamed from 
Frank's head> 

"He hit a rock," one said, 
"then whammed head-first into 
a tree. We need a doctor, and 
fast!" 

"Impossible," saJd another. 
*'It takes fives hours to ski 
around the lake to town. And 
the boat won't be here for six 
hours . . . Gosh! By then he 
may be dead!" 

*'If only the lake were fro- 
zen we could cross in a hurry/' 
another said helplessly. 

Blubber was unbuttoning his 
shirtt "We can cross iti" he' 
said. 

The gang gaped at him as 
he uniaced his shoes. "I'U 
swim acrossl" Blubber said. 
"With luck, the doctor will be 
here in an hour." 

"You're nuts! Nobody can 
swim in that ice-water! You'U 
drownl" 

In answer, Blubber dived in- 
to the water with a mighty 
spiash. The boys shook their 



lieads somberly as he started 
to wallow across the broad 
iake . . . 

The first mile wasn't too bad, 
When his toes went numb^he 
thought of ali his past fiops, 
and his anger made blood 
surge warmly. But at the half- 
way mark cold began seeping 
through his layers of fat. 

His strokes became slower* 
his lips turned blue, little ici- 
cles f6rmed in his hair~but he 
kcpt on splashing, splashing. 

When he reached shorCjhe 
tried to stand, but his legs 
caved beneath him. He heard 
m shout, felt himseif being 
dragged to warmth, whete, 
through chattering teeth» he 
stuttered out his story . • . 

That evening he sat before 
a fireplace, the four boys be* 
side him, new tespect in tlieir 
eyes. Frank was safe, but only 
because of quick medical care» 

"What a mani" one of the 
boys said, as Blubber finished 
ft box of marshmailows» 

Blubber smiled. He knew he 
wasn't being kidded. He patted 
the fat which had saved him 
from the cold. 'T owe it all 
to 'my blubber," he said* 
THE END 




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TWENTy-FIVE 
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O'" nI'^"! Wbat did Georgie Porgie, fhe nursery rfiyme character, do io make girh ciir? 



I CAN'T STOP *EM SINGLEHANDED, 8UT^ 
AT LEAST I CAN FIND OUT WHEf^E THEV 
ARE G01N3/ THfS MASK MAKES A 
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CHARUE/ 




Al^fUt should remind you of wood. Bergen's dummy, Chariie McCarthy, is wooden. 



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