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The 1946-1963 issues of ''Treasure Chest'' have fallen into the public domain. The Catholic University of America has an online archive of this material [[http://archives.lib.cua.edu/findingaid/treasurechest.cfm here]].

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The 1946-1963 issues of ''Treasure Chest'' have fallen into the public domain. The Catholic University of America has an online archive of this material [[http://archives.lib.cua.edu/findingaid/treasurechest.cfm [[https://libraries.catholic.edu/special-collections/archives/collections/finding-aids/finding-aids.html?file=treasurechest here]].

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: ''This Godless Communism'' gets a lot of things wrong in regards to the history of communism, Creator/KarlMarx and the Soviet Union, as [[https://www.reddit.com/r/badhistory/comments/3vfwn6/this_godless_communism_a_1960s_comic_series_about/ this]] Reddit post details.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: ''This Godless Communism'' gets a lot of things wrong in regards to the history of communism, Creator/KarlMarx and the Soviet Union, as [[https://www.reddit.com/r/badhistory/comments/3vfwn6/this_godless_communism_a_1960s_comic_series_about/ this]] Reddit post details.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: ''This Godless Communism'' gets a lot of things wrong in regards to the history of communism, Creator/KarlMarx and the Soviet Union, as [[https://www.reddit.com/r/badhistory/comments/3vfwn6/this_godless_communism_a_1960s_comic_series_about/ this]] Reddit post details.

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''Treasure Chest'', a.k.a. ''Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact'', is one of the [[PrintLongRunners longest-running]] American comic book series (1946-1972, 502 issues), though many comic book fans have never even seen it.

Aimed at young Catholics and published by George A. Pflaum, ''Treasure Chest'' was not distributed on newsstands. Rather, it was sold by subscription only and distributed directly to parochial school classrooms.

The publication contained a wide range of features, by no means limited to religious topics. Inspirational biographies of saints appeared alongside those of sports heroes, for instance, as did FunnyAnimal humor strips, literary adaptations, and other stories.

'''A few notable recurring features:'''
* ''Chuck White'': Stories about the son of a mixed marriage (Catholic and Protestant) dealing with contemporary issues. This feature ran in every single issue of the series.
* ''The Champ'': Stories about Frumson Wooters, a fat kid who nevertheless always triumphs over adversity.
* ''This Godless Communism'': A memorable if short running feature (1961-1962) that presented a hypothetical Communist takeover of the United States, with particular focus on Communism's repression of religion.

The 1946-1963 issues of ''Treasure Chest'' have fallen into the public domain. The Catholic University of America has an online archive of this material [[http://archives.lib.cua.edu/findingaid/treasurechest.cfm here]].

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!!''Treasure Chest'' provides examples of:

* ComicBookTime: Surprisingly averted, given the [[FleetingDemographicRule inherent nature]] of a comic book only distributed through schools. Chuck White aged considerably over the course of his series, perhaps even in real time. He graduates from high school, then goes on to college and a career as a professional writer.
* DirtyCommunists: In ''This Godless Communism''.
* FleetingDemographic: As a comic book distributed solely at school, to parochial school students, reader turnover was high by definition.
* MalignedMixedMarriage: In the religious sense. Chuck White's father was a Protestant.
* PrintLongRunners: 502 issues from 1946-1972.
* RedScare: In ''This Godless Communism''.
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