(May 1942)

Eastern Color, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
The Eastern Color Printing Company
Editing:
Steve Douglas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard golden age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Music Master / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Music Master [John Wallace]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits per Blake Bell and added by Craig Delich 2012-3-15.

["Hydroman (Bob Blake) has located his two friends..."] (Table of Contents)

Hydroman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Keywords:
patriotic

["John Wallace Violinist"] (Table of Contents)

The Music Master / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stephen Douglas; Bill Everett ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Music Master [John Wallace] (introduction, origin); Paganini (Wallace's dog); Papa Antonini (violin maker, death); von Alterman (villain, wealthy music patron); Jimmy (villain?, Antonini's assistant); Joe (villain); Toni (villain); un-named butler of Van Altman (villain); The Mad Fiddler (villain, voice only)
Synopsis:
Violinist John Wallace is stabbed with a violin bow while trying to protect an old violin maker, who possesses the secret of the varnish formula, which allows him to make replicas of Stradivari's great violins. Wallace is revived by the violin maker with the "Pipes of Peace", that are death to evildoers in Wallace's hands. When the violin maker is killed for his troubles, Wallace vows revenge and becomes the Music Master!

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue. Writer and art credits per Blake Bell and added by Craig Delich 2012-3-15. The splash page states "Created by Stephen A. Douglas", who was an editor at Eastern Color. However, since Everett created at least the visuals for this first appearance, he should be considered at least a co-creator. The Who's Who verifies that Douglas wrote this strip for its entire run, therefore his name is added to the writer credits by Craig Delich 2013-2-13.

["Pitted against the ferocious dogs..."] (Table of Contents)

Man O' Metal / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

["Ohh-h! Your landings are positively terrible!"] (Table of Contents)

Flyin' Jenny / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Russell Keaton
Pencils:
Russell Keaton
Inks:
Russell Keaton
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation; war
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips

["H'ra!"] (Table of Contents)

Reg'lar Fellers / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes
Inks:
Gene Byrnes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Movie scenes

["The time machine developed by Chico..."] (Table of Contents)

Purple Zombie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tarpe Mills
Pencils:
Tarpe Mills
Inks:
Tarpe Mills
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

last appearance

["Unlike many of his younger contemporaries..."] (Table of Contents)

Daredevils of Destiny / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Rentfrow
Pencils:
Don Dickson
Inks:
Don Dickson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["Sorry, Apple..."] (Table of Contents)

Mann of India / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tarpe Mills ?
Pencils:
Tarpe Mills ?
Inks:
Tarpe Mills ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

last appearance

A Man's Job (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Albert Willard
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

["So long!"] (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Stony Craig / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Music Master
  2. 1. ["Hydroman (Bob Blake) has located his two friends..."]
    Hydroman
  3. 2. ["John Wallace Violinist"]
    The Music Master
  4. 3. ["Pitted against the ferocious dogs..."]
    Man O' Metal
  5. 4. ["Ohh-h! Your landings are positively terrible!"]
    Flyin' Jenny
  6. 5. ["H'ra!"]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  7. 6. ["The time machine developed by Chico..."]
    Purple Zombie
  8. 7. ["Unlike many of his younger contemporaries..."]
    Daredevils of Destiny
  9. 8. ["Sorry, Apple..."]
    Mann of India
  10. 9. A Man's Job
  11. 10. ["So long!"]
    Sgt. Stony Craig
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gary L. Watson