Calling All Boys

 CAAB   (Parents’ Magazine Institute, 1946-1948)

©1947 Calling All Boys, Inc., a division of Parents’ Magazine Institute

Drawing on the success of the earlier “Calling All Girls” and Calling All Kids, the publishers of Parents’ Magazine launched this, the logical conclusion to the series in 1946.

Each giant-sized issue brought numerous stories, including the comical exploits of Hector, sports comics featuring Streaky Smith, and the super-smart adventures of “Big Brain Billy.” In an unusual move for a comics magazine, it also included numerous multi-page text stories. Wrapping things up, a “Coach’s Corner,” written by sports legends such as Joe DiMaggio gave kids tips for improving their playing abilities.

After seventeen issues under the Calling All Boys name, the title became known as Tex Granger, after the title’s popular Western feature.

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#1

Date: 1/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $60.00
No copies available
   

#2

Date: 2/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $28.00
No copies available
   

#3

Date: 4/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $18.00
No copies available
   

#4

Date: 5/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $15.00
No copies available
   

#5

Date: 6/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $15.00
No copies available
Contains readership surveyCarl G. Hodges, Ed Lawson, Walter B. Gibson, Larry Alson, Victor E. Lawson, Dave Newell, Charles Strong, Flynn V. Livingston, David C. Cooke, Sandy Sergeant, Terry Crawford, Riff Daley 

#6

Date: 7/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $15.00
No copies available
   

#7

Date: 9/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $15.00
No copies available
Ted Williams story  

#8

Date: 10/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $86.00
No copies available
   

#9

Date: 12/1/1946
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $15.00
No copies available
   

#10

Date: 3/1/1947
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $30.00
No copies available
Gary Cooper cover; 13 Rue Madeleine adaptation; Statement of OwnershipDonovan Fitzpatrick, Nat Holman, Hal Goodwin, Franc Ladner 

#11

Date: 5/1/1947
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $15.00
No copies available
Rin Tin Tin photo cover  

#12

Date: 7/1/1947
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $35.00
No copies available
Bob Hope photo coverBucky Harris, Clem Philbrook 

#13

Date: 9/1/1947
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $59.00
No copies available
Bing Crosby photo cover  

#14

Date: 11/1/1947
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $15.00
No copies available
   

#15

Date: 1/1/1948
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $15.00
No copies available
   

#16

Date: 3/1/1948
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available
   

#17

Date: 5/1/1948
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $15.00
No copies available
Series continued in Tex Granger #18