(November 1950)

Eastern Color, 1946 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Famous Funnies, Inc.
Brand:
This Is a Famous Funnies Publication
Editing:
?
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newspring Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Heroic Hall of Honor (Table of Contents)

Heroic Hall of Honor / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Eastern Color's foreword text reads: "Heroic Hall of Honor: Men and women chosen by this publication for their daring actions in hazardous tasks", and the names of 28 people can be found listed whose stories are told in the stories that follow.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover, whose indicia lists William J. Pape as President and William B. Pape as Treasurer.

Saves Own Reward (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H.C. #63-5011

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Dwain Paige
Synopsis:
On his way home from school, Dwain makes his usual stop at the pet store to see the puppies. Suddenly, when one of the dogs makes a break from the store into the crowded street, Dwain dashes into the street and saves the pup from certain death beneath the wheels of automobiles.

Father Rescues Family (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alfonso Greene [as Al Greene] (signed)
Inks:
Alfonso Greene [as Al Greene] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Leo Rovin; Mrs. Rovin; Valerie Rovin; Lee Rovin; Billy Rovin; un-named neighbor
Synopsis:
While working out in the yard one day, Leo Rovin hears the cries of his three children, who are trapped in their burning home. He rushes in and saves them, suffering from severe burns to his face in doing so.

Outstanding Hero (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks:
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
William F. "Billy" O'Farrell; un-named child; un-named child's mother
Synopsis:
Twelve-year-old Billy O'Farrell saves the life of a two-year-old child, who has fallen into icy waters and is in danger of drowning. Later in his life, Billy, now a military soldier, receives the American Legion Medal of Valor as the outstanding hero of Malden in 1949.

Fatal Fire Foiled (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Nancy Martel; Mrs. Martel (Nancy's mother)
Synopsis:
While Nancy and her mother ride home in Manchester, New Hampshire after Nancy's roller skating lesson, they spot a burning house. Nacy leaps from the car, enters a store and phones the fire department, and, with her mother, watch the fire officials rescue all the people inside.

Double Trouble (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H.C. #63-5011

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
John Lees; Barbara Lees (John's sister); Mrs. Lees (children's mother)
Synopsis:
Johnny and Barbara are out one cold winter's day, when Barbara falls through the ice on a pond. Johnny rescues her and builds a fire to dry both of them out. Unfortunately, Barbara's coat catches fire, and Johnny helps put out the fire, calls the fire department to deal with the brush fire that has started, and both are returned home after being treated for burns and exposure to the cold weather.

Christmas Heroine (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Sylvia Rheault; Mr. Rheault; Mrs. Rheault; un-named brother; un-named sister
Synopsis:
The wiring on a decorative Christmas wreath causes a fire one night and 7-year-old Sylvia, alerted by the smoke, awakens her mother and father, plus her young brother and sister, and aids in their escaping the flaming inferno which destroys the home.

Indexer Notes

Art credit identifications by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo per Blake Bell.

Listen to Your Parents (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Edward Felix; Jimmy Felix; Mr. Felix; Mrs. Felix; un-named female child; un-named Policeman
Synopsis:
Jimmy and Edward are told by their mother that, after seeing a film downtown, they are to take the bus back home. However, they disregard their mother's advice and take a short cut home, resulting in little Edward falling through the ice in a lake and nearly drowning.

For Saving a Life (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
W. Henry Wilkerson; un-named little boy
Synopsis:
A little boy, without a care in the world, runs after a duck, and falls into the lake. W. Henry Wilkerson and his friends spot this dilemma, and Henry jumps in to save the child's life. As a result, he is awarded a Life-Saving Medal for Heroism by the Laurel, Delaware Lions Club.

Buzzy Buzzes Police (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
"Buzzy" Robert Leon Boss; Mrs. Boss; un-named infant Boss; un-named Policemen
Synopsis:
Little 4-year-old Buzzy is watching his infant brother sleep, when the baby suddenly wakes up and turns blue. He calls his mother, who sees this predictament and promptly faints. Buzzy has the presence of mind to phone for his Uncle Carl on the Police force, and other Policemen respond to the call and help save the child's life.

Marine Turned Cop (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harold LeDoux (signed)
Inks:
Harold LeDoux (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Francis P. Sherrier (Policeman)
Synopsis:
Former professional hockey player and boxer and Marine Corps veteran, now is an off-duty Chicago Policemen who spots a women hanging from a closed window near the top of a building. Using his amazing physical ability, he helps to save the woman, an action that contributes to his future ambition to become a criminal investigator.

All In the Line of Duty (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks:
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Paul V. Minnick (Policeman)
Synopsis:
Officer Minnick spots a man drowning in a river, and dives in after him after the man had gone down for a third time. He pulls the unbreathing man out of the water and administers artificial respiration on him until medical help arrives, thus saving his life.

Indexer Notes

Signature on second page of story.

Soldier Saviour (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Corporal Ralph E. Phillips; un-named woman
Synopsis:
508th Parachute Infantry Regiment swimmer, Corporal Ralph Phillips, helps to save the life of a woman who has been trapped underwater in the family car.

A Credit to His School to His Scouts to His Race (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Cornel R. Davis; un-named young boy
Synopsis:
Cornel R. Davis, an African-American student and Boy Scout at Booker T. Washington School, jumps into the water to save a young boy from drowning and performs artifical respiration on him until medical help arrives. As a fitting reward for his selfless act, the citizens of Ashland, Kentucky agree to raise money so the young man can attend the National Boy Scout Jamoree in Washington.
Keywords:
Booker T. Washington School

Salute to an Old Sailor (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; non-fiction
Characters:
Captain George Fried (death)
Synopsis:
In January of 1929, Captain Fried received an SOS from the Italian freighter "Florida", which was in serious difficulty at sea and some 300 miles from the Captain's vessel. Still, the U.S.S. America reached the struggling vessel in time and rescued all 32 crew members successfully.
Keywords:
"Florida" (Italian freighter); U.S. Steamship America

Boy Scout Skill Saves Schoolboy (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glanzman [as S.J.D.] (signed)
Inks:
Sam Glanzman [as S.J.D.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Richard Kammer; Dale Gladstone; un-named girl; un-named boy
Synopsis:
Richard and Dale, two Boy Scouts, use their live-saving skills to rescue a boy who has fallen through the ice. The two do not want recognition for what they did, but a little girl, who witnessed the event, notifies the school authorities of the deed.

Recommended for Heroic Comics Hall of Honor (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alfonso Greene (signed)
Inks:
Alfonso Greene (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Paul Leudtke; Mrs. Leudtke
Synopsis:
A young married couple, relaxing at home, hear a crash outside and discover an automobile wreck. They check out the physical condition of each of the drivers and find that one is seriously injured. They administer first aid to this man until medical help arrives, and are informed by one of the medical personnel that it was their prompt action that saved the life of this driver.

Indexer Notes

Mrs. Martha Wells was cited in the story for having written a letter to the editors of the comic to have them include the story of this couple's heroic actions.

Pauls Pull Out Playmate (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harol LeDoux (signed)
Inks:
Harold LeDoux (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Joseph Naset; Patrick Pagel; Richard
Synopsis:
Joseph and Patrick go sledding after school when their friend Richard's sled heads out over an icy lake and breaks through. Only the quick wits and actions of the two save Richard's life.

Indexer Notes

Artist credits added by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

Frenzy (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
John Gallegoes; James Redenbach; Lee Crawshaw; un-named girl
Synopsis:
Three young paperboys are stopped and asked if they have seen an 18-year-old girl walking around in a daze. They immediately go on the lookout for her and finally spot her attempting to jump off a bridge into the water. They prevent this and people show up to return her to the facility she walked away from.

Hero at 77 (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Alfonzo A. Fassett; Mrs. Fassett
Synopsis:
The Fassett's are marveling at the wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, when Mr. Fassett notices the car starting to roll toward a cliff having a 2000' drop. Since his wife cannot drive and doesn't know how to stop the car, Alfonzo throws his own body under the wheels to impede the forward motion, and a passing couple help rescue the man from under the car.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

activity / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement from Strathmore, the House of Magic, in Aurora, Illinois, picturing several of their new items, released just in time for Christmas. They include: Magic Trick Set for $3, Magic Slate Speller for $1, and the Magic Slate Blackboard for $1.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

Famous Funnies Patterns (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for dress patterns, for dolls 14", 16", 18" and 20" tall, junior frocks for varying sizes, and suit dresses for various sized women.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Direct from factory to you! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Illustrated ad from Niresk Industries in Chicago for a stainless steel, diamond tested, hollow ground 10-piece knife set.

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Heroic Hall of Honor
    Heroic Hall of Honor
  3. 2. Saves Own Reward
    Heroic True Life Story
  4. 3. Father Rescues Family
    Heroic True Life Story
  5. 4. Outstanding Hero
    Heroic True Life Story
  6. 5. Fatal Fire Foiled
    Heroic True Life Story
  7. 6. Double Trouble
    Heroic True Life Story
  8. 7. Christmas Heroine
    Heroic True Life Story
  9. 8. Listen to Your Parents
    Heroic True Life Story
  10. 9. For Saving a Life
    Heroic True Life Story
  11. 10. Buzzy Buzzes Police
    Heroic True Life Story
  12. 11. Marine Turned Cop
    Heroic True Life Story
  13. 12. All In the Line of Duty
    Heroic True Life Story
  14. 13. Soldier Saviour
    Heroic True Life Story
  15. 14. A Credit to His School to His Scouts to His Race
    Heroic True Life Story
  16. 15. Salute to an Old Sailor
  17. 16. Boy Scout Skill Saves Schoolboy
    Heroic True Life Story
  18. 17. Recommended for Heroic Comics Hall of Honor
    Heroic True Life Story
  19. 18. Pauls Pull Out Playmate
    Heroic True Life Story
  20. 19. Frenzy
    Heroic True Life Story
  21. 20. Hero at 77
    Heroic True Life Story
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    activity
  23. 22. Famous Funnies Patterns
  24. 23. Direct from factory to you!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Ger Apeldoorn
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Peter Croome
  • Gordon Keys