(January 1951)

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

Issue Notes

Indexed from a scan from Digital Comic Museum (digitalcomicmuseum.com).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils: Three dashes V three dashes I three dashes TT.

Heroic Hall of Honor (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

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", listing 26 individuals whose stories are told in this issue.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Rescued From 10.000 Tons of Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H.C. #64-511

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Joseph Zappulla; John Balzano; Guiseppe Gambino; Diana; Diana's un-named mother; un-named Pier Superintendent
Synopsis:
Diana and her Mom are strolling down by the docks looking for their cousin, who is an officer on an incoming ship, when the little girl falls off a plank into the water, and in danger of being crushing by a shifting ship. 130 crew members put their backs to work holding back the ship while Joseph Zappulla is lowered down to rescue the girl.

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo per Blake Bell.

Boy to Man in Seconds (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Joseph Feldman; un-named drowning boy; un-named mother of the boy
Synopsis:
Joe is told by a group of his friends that a small boy has fallen into the water and is about to drown. He jumps in and pulls the boy out and performs artifical respiration on the lad for 15 minutes until medics arrive.

Hero at 7 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
John Rhodes; Marta Rhodes; Mrs. Rhodes; Bob; un-nmaed Chairman of the Red Cross; Governor Frederick J. Payne; Miss Robbins (Governor's secretary)
Synopsis:
Little Marta wants to go swimming while her brother John fishes. However, Marta begins to drown and John saves her. The act is recognized by the Governor of the State in an official letter to John.

Indexer Notes

Note: The Who's Who does not list any artist by the name of Bill Bailey.

Fast Action Heroine (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson) (signed)
Inks:
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Rose Renzi; un-named baby
Synopsis:
While hanging up her wash outside one day, Rose Renzi happened to see a 2-year-old child draped over a second story balustrade. Rushing over, she arrives in time to catch the falling child and preventing its death.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

American Humane Association - Gold Medal Winner (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Fasano [as Fasano] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Fasano [as Fasano] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Robert Lotterhand; Falla (Robert's dog)
Synopsis:
Robert saves the life of a black and white dog from a quarry and receives the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Bronze Medal and a check for his efforts.

Indexer Notes

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

Inferno (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Ronald Orzel
Synopsis:
An oil stove on the porch of a house explodes, causing a fire which threatens the life of a 3-month-old girl in her stroller. Ronald Orzel risks death by pulling the flaming stroller away from the porch and assisting in putting out the flames engulfing the baby's blanket.

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

Swimming Lessons Save a Life (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Buddy Martin; Marion
Synopsis:
Buddy and Marion go swimming, but Marion takes off on his own, warned by Buddy not to attempt the swim alone. Buddy later jumps in to follow Marion, spots his struggling in the water, and then tows him some 200' to safety.

Boyscout Turns Cowboy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Jack Gause
Synopsis:
Boy Scout Jack Gause and his two pals are playing cowboy one day when one of the boys falls into a deep pool of water, and is near drowning when quick-witted Jack pulls him out and administers artificial respiration to save his life.

Indexer Notes

Pencils: Ger Apeldoorn states Bill Benulis (dancing panels). The Who's Who does not list Benulis as working at Eastern Color.

Tenderfoot Hero (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Richard Paturel
Synopsis:
Tenderfoot Scout Richard Paturel saves the life of a buddy of his who has fallen from a raft into the river by pulling the boy out and performing artificial respiration.

Miracle Rescue (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Kenneth DiPaolo; Al DiPaolo (Ken's brother); Helen; Mr. Zygmunt; Mrs. Zugmunt; un-named baby of the Zygmunts
Synopsis:
Ken DiPaolo, recovering from blindness caused by an accident six months earlier, is walking along the river bank of the Mystic River in Massachusetts when he spies a child drowning in the water. He dives in and brings the child to shore and performs artificial respiration on him to save his life.

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who does not list a Bill Bailey.

A Man at Four (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:
Gary Bartlett; un-named friend of Gary; un-named mother of the child
Synopsis:
Two young boys are playing in an old playhouse when one of them gets his neck caught in the rafters. Fast thinking by Gary is getting the assistance of the boy's mother aids in the saving of her son's life.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

The Yellow Dog (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; non-fiction
Characters:
Big Rick [Richard] Gordon (guide, death); Nugget (dog, death); Eric Jensen (trapper, death)
Synopsis:
Big Rick, a 38-year veteran guide, watched as a bear severely injured his dog, Nugget. Not wanting to have a dog around that could be a liability, Rick gives the dog to an old trapper friend of his, Eric. Eric then used the dog to track down dangerous wolverines. After that, the old trapper saw no use for the dog until one day a giant brown bear attacked Eric in his cabin, and, though severely injured, the dog held off the bear long enough for Eric to kill it. A few years later, when Eric died, the dog somehow made his way back to Big Rick, who later died in 1926.

Indexer Notes

Story title added by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

Bandit Patrol (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
John R. Smith; Frank Claus; un-named thief (villain)
Synopsis:
When a payroll messenger from an engraving company is beat up and robbed, two alert Policemen spot the get-away car, stop it and apprehend the criminals, for which they were awarded medals and an award.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

Man Overboard (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Lawrence Gafney; Cinder (a cat); un-named fisherman
Synopsis:
Larry and his buddy are out fishing one day when they spot a man in the water near his boat. Larry dives in with his clothes on and rescues him.

Brothers Dive in (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?; Francis DeGere
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Robert DeGere; Francis DeGere; un-named child
Synopsis:
Robert and Francis saves the life of a little boy who had been hunting grasshoppers when he fell into a river and nearly went over the dam!

Indexer Notes

Francis tells this story in his own words. Writer credits and inker credit added, and art credits confirmed by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

Miracle (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Peterson (signed)
Inks:
Robert Peterson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
James Scheiman
Synopsis:
Ohio State Senior James Scheiman spots the hand of a young boy going down in the water for the last time, rescues him off the bottom and applies artificial respiration for 10 minutes until medical personnel can arrive on the scene.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

Poison Gas (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Peterson (signed)
Inks:
Bob Peterson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Un-named Philadelphia family; un-named grandfather
Synopsis:
A Philadelphia housewife and husband escape the acrid fumes of leaking refrigerator gas, and alert their sons to also escape. After having left the house, one of the sons hears their 78-year-old grandfather yelling for help and one of the sons save him.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

Lunch Hour Heroine (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Claire Brickley; un-named little girl
Synopsis:
Secretary Claire Brickley, on her lunch break, spots a little girl drowning in Boston Commons Frog Pond, and wades in, fully clothed, to rescue the girl.

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who does not list Powell as having worked for Eastern Color.

Mother's Courage Saves Four! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Inks:
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Irene Strickland; un-named neighbor; Tommy; un-named little girl
Synopsis:
Irene is on her way home to her trailer court when she spots a trailer on fire with children inside, and risking her life, rescues both younger children still inside after the older siblings escaped.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

Rescue at the Creek by Nancy Wilde, Madison, Wisc. (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Nancy Wilde (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Bailey ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Nancy Wilde; Ronnie; Eleanor
Synopsis:
Ronnie decides to show off for his sister, Eleanor, by going into a creek whose depth was deeper than he thought. Without thinking, Nancy dived in to save him.

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who does not list a Bill Bailey. Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

Playmate Saves Chum! (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:
Julie Feeley
Synopsis:
When one of her playmates falls through the ice at Weasel Brook, Julie saves her and is commended by the Police.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

Lifesaver… Age Six! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Buddy [Paul] Zimber; Ruth Zimber; Mrs. Zimber
Synopsis:
Buddy saves his sister from drowning in a rain-filled cistern.

Indexer Notes

Inker added and art credits confirmed by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

Their Son was Truly Brave! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Inks:
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Taylor Bacchus; Mrs. Bacchus; Tommy; un-named mother of Tommy
Synopsis:
Taylor saves his friend Tommy from drowning in a deep pool formed by a broken water main. But his mother, not believing the story finally became a believer when Tommy's mother showed up at their house and presented Taylor with a new wallet.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added by Craig Delich 2012-10-27.

The Classroom Secret (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Fasano [as Fasano] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Fasano [as Fasano] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alice; Joe
Synopsis:
A PSA from the National Citizens Commission for the public schools, in which children all earn money for a secret school project: giving a surprise party for their teacher.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Famous Funnies Patterns (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Advertisement for three assorted female dress patterns that can be ordered by readers to include two different striking bolero outfits combining two fabrics with charm, and a frock cut along princess lines, all available in assorted sizes.

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. Rescued From 10.000 Tons of Death!
    Heroic True Life Story
  4. 3. Boy to Man in Seconds
    Heroic True Life Story
  5. 4. Hero at 7
    Heroic True Life Story
  6. 5. Fast Action Heroine
    Heroic True Life Story
  7. 6. American Humane Association - Gold Medal Winner
    Heroic True Life Story
  8. 7. Inferno
    Heroic True Life Story
  9. 8. Swimming Lessons Save a Life
    Heroic True Life Story
  10. 9. Boyscout Turns Cowboy
    Heroic True Life Story
  11. 10. Tenderfoot Hero
    Heroic True Life Story
  12. 11. Miracle Rescue
    Heroic True Life Story
  13. 12. A Man at Four
    Heroic True Life Story
  14. 13. The Yellow Dog
    Heroic True Life Story
  15. 14. Bandit Patrol
    Heroic True Life Story
  16. 15. Man Overboard
    Heroic True Life Story
  17. 16. Brothers Dive in
    Heroic True Life Story
  18. 17. Miracle
    Heroic True Life Story
  19. 18. Poison Gas
    Heroic True Life Story
  20. 19. Lunch Hour Heroine
    Heroic True Life Story
  21. 20. Mother's Courage Saves Four!
    Heroic True Life Story
  22. 21. Rescue at the Creek by Nancy Wilde, Madison, Wisc.
    Heroic True Life Story
  23. 22. Playmate Saves Chum!
    Heroic True Life Story
  24. 23. Lifesaver… Age Six!
    Heroic True Life Story
  25. 24. Their Son was Truly Brave!
    Heroic True Life Story
  26. 25. The Classroom Secret
  27. 26. Famous Funnies Patterns
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • 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