(January 1949)

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

Race Against Death (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer [as H. C. Kiefer] (signed)
Inks:
Henry Kiefer [as H. C. Kiefer] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Tommy Gobbs; Pat

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the actual story in the issue this cover was based on.

"Hoppy" will teach you to Play this New Harmonica in 15 minutes or Money Back (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement for the Key of C harmonica, for sale by the Hopkinson Company in Chicago for $1.49! Coupon for readers to mail in is included.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover with indicia which lists William J. Pape as President and William B. Pape as Treasurer. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-10-31.

Heroic Hall of Honor (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H.C. #52-491

Synopsis:
Eastern Color's Heroic Hall of Honor foreword reads: "Men and women chosen by this publication for their daring actions in hazardous tasks, which lists the names of 19 individuals whose stories are told in this issue.

River Rescue (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Herbert R. Sharkey
Synopsis:
Citizen Herbert Sharkey hears the cries of a boy drowning in the Harlem River and dives in, locating the boy underwater. Because of this rescue, Sharkey was awarded the Vail Medal.

Men Against the Lake (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Keith Haley; John Pollasch; un-named Captain of the Lake Ferry; un-named Captain of the "Jupiter"
Synopsis:
The Lake Ferry receives an SOS from the freighter "Jupiter" that they are anchored off the rocks in Lake Michigan with dead engines. Both Haley and Pollasch help to rescue not only the 30 crew members, but the ship itself.
Keywords:
Jupiter

Heroes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jimmy Thompson (signed)
Inks:
Jimmy Thompson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
George Denue; un-named street crew worker; un-named passerby
Synopsis:
An explosion at 51st Street and Queens, where street paving crews were hard at work, results in one of the workers running from the scene in flames. 17-year-old George Denue and a passerby help put out the flames and save the man's life.

Indexer Notes

Artist correction from A. Thompson to Jimmy Thompson by Craig Delich 2012-10-31.

What Teacher Taught Him (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Frank Hayes; Frank's un-named school teacher; Frank's un-named brother
Synopsis:
One morning, Frank's brother began playing in their home and knocked over an oil heater, which resulted in a fire. Quick-thinking Frank, using information taught him at school, saved his brother's life and eliminated the danger inside of noxious fumes.

Ecaping Gas (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Russell Costen; Russell's un-named parents and brother
Synopsis:
One night, Russell's parents went out on a night on the town, leaving their younger son in Russell's care. Retiring for the night, Russell was in bed reading a copy of Real Heroic Comics when he smelled gas and discovered the gas range's pilot light out. He woke his brother, and together, they opened all the windows to air out the house as their parents walked in.

The Marines Have Landed (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Daniel McClosky (Policeman, ex-Marine); un-named girl; un-named boy; un-named parents of the children rescued
Synopsis:
While walking his beat one evening in Central Park, Officer McClosky heard the cries of two children and saved them from drowning in the park's lake.

Patrolman John Anderson (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
John Anderson (Policeman); un-named man
Synopsis:
Called to the home of a Roxbury, Massachusetts home, Patrolman Anderson discovers a man passed out from toxic fumes in the kitchen, and performs artificial respiration on him to save his life.

Young Hunter (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Al Williamson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Mickey Lawlor; Mickey's un-named brother; Mickey's un-named companion; Joe (companion of Mickey)
Synopsis:
Mickey, his brother and two friends head up-state to go hunting and have pretty good luck until they come upon a bear. The bear charges, even with seven slugs put into him by Joe, who has run out of ammo. However, Mickey takes aim and puts a bullet right through the bear's head, thus saving the life of all present.

Indexer Notes

Art Credit From The Art Of Al Williamson (1983 series) #[nn].

Rescue Dawn (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Richard Burke; Thomas Cusano
Synopsis:
A fire in a Philadelphia apartment complex has trapped two families, but two brave firemen make their way into the building to rescue the seven people who are trapped.

Wouldn't you be proud to own a genuine Swiss watch (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement from the Coleman Sales Company in Chicago, offering a genuine Swiss ladie's or girl's wristwatch for only $6.95, or a man's or boy's for $5.95.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-10-31.

Comrades in Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Harry Manners (explorer, hunter); Ben (tracker, death)
Synopsis:
Portuguese East Africa explorer and hunter, Harry Manners, his safari members, and his young native tribal guide Ben, set out on a safari to shoot elephants for their ivory tusks. But Ben warns manner that this will be their last safari together, but the wiley hunter doesn't believe it as he downs his first elephant. However, when they come upon a giant bull elephant, even the best shots of the hunter can not bring the beast down and the chase is on.....a chase which eventually leads not only to the beast's death, but also Ben's.

Double Duty (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Edward Lamb (Policeman)
Synopsis:
A Patrolman on duty in Roxbury, Massachusetts, is keeping school children back from crossing the street until a trolley car passes. But a little girl darts out into the street, turns toward the vehicle and freezes. Officer Lamb darts out into the street and saves the little girl, is hit by the trolley, but remains uninjured.

The Brave Tenderfoot (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Ben Foster; Ben's un-named sister
Synopsis:
While skaing on a frozen pond, Ben's sister falls through and is in danger of drowning. But Ben is a Tenderfoot Scout and uses his scouting knowledge to save his sister, resulting in him receiving a citation from his troop, and being recommended for the Heroic Medal by his district council.

Indexer Notes

Everett art credits confirmed by Blake Bell and Doc Michael Vassallo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gilbert Hall of Science / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring; ?
Inks:
Wayne Boring; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement by the Gilbert Hall of Science for the 32-page booklet of Superman at the Gilbert Hall of Science, available at no cost. Also illustrated are some of the erector sets made by Gilbert for a ferris wheel, airplane ride and a remote-controlled walking giant.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-10-31.

Ingenuity Cheats the Flames (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Robert Duncan (Policeman)
Synopsis:
Patrolman Robert Duncan is drawn to a locked and burning home, and bravely enters to rescue the four children before the fire department arrives to save the rest of the family.

Secret War Time Flying Rotor (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement for the Flying Rotor from Continental Rotor Research, supposedly based on a principle engineer by Nazi scientist Dr. Magnus, and tested by the Germans in the Goetting Wind Tunnel, and whose secret was brought to the United States, from which this rotor was created. Sold to readers for $2.98 complete with a money-back guarantee.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-10-31.

Double Trouble (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Rudolph T. Klette (Fireman)
Synopsis:
Two young boys begin to chase their sled down a snow covered slope, which leads onto a frozen lake. When they step onto the lake, they fall through. A fireman in his car spots the trouble, dives in and rescues the first lad, but has to dive under the water to save the second. For his efforts, Fireman Klette received the News Hero Award.

Red Cross Heroine Sally Ann Ortega (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Sally Ann Ortega (Red Cross nurse)
Synopsis:
A train wrecks near Altoona, Pennsylvania, and Red Cross nurse Sally Ortega bolstered the spirits of the passenger for 3 1/2 hours, singing and telling stories as she hung from her hands, pinned in the wreckage.

A Miracle on the River (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:
Jacob Houser; Jacob's un-named son
Synopsis:
A young boy has fallen into the Susquehanna River and is close to drowning when a man and his young son happen along in their motorboat. Evern though the man, Jacob Houser, cannot swim, he dives in anyway and gets the boy to safety.

Race Against Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Tommy Gibbs; Pat
Synopsis:
Tommy and his 5-year-old girl friend Pat are walking down some railroad tracks when a train approaches. Tommy jumps off the tracks, but Pat stands frozen in her tracks. Without thinking about it, Tommy runs up and snatches Pat off the tracks just in time, only suffering a sliced open shirt from the locomotive's wheel! For his efforts, a bill was introduced in Congress awarding medals to children for efforts of heroism, and Tommy received the first Young American Medal of Honor.

Indexer Notes

This is the cover story.

All nylon girdle! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement for the 2-way nylon stretch girdle, available for just $2.98 mailed in with the coupon printed on the page. Sold by the Ward Green Company in New York.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-10-31.

Make your child happy! (Table of Contents)

Tweeny Nursery Set / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement from Fun For Children in New York for the Tweeny Nursery Set, available for $5.98, which includes: doll (that drinks, wets and whose skin feels human), bath tub and layette.

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-10-31.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Race Against Death
  2. 1. "Hoppy" will teach you to Play this New Harmonica in 15 minutes or Money Back
  3. 2. Heroic Hall of Honor
    Heroic Hall of Honor
  4. 3. River Rescue
    Heroic True Life Story
  5. 4. Men Against the Lake
    Heroic True Life Story
  6. 5. Heroes
    Heroic True Life Story
  7. 6. What Teacher Taught Him
    Heroic True Life Story
  8. 7. Ecaping Gas
    Heroic True Life Story
  9. 8. The Marines Have Landed
    Heroic True Life Story
  10. 9. Patrolman John Anderson
    Heroic True Life Story
  11. 10. Young Hunter
    Heroic True Life Story
  12. 11. Rescue Dawn
    Heroic True Life Story
  13. 12. Wouldn't you be proud to own a genuine Swiss watch
  14. 13. Comrades in Death
  15. 14. Double Duty
    Heroic True Life Story
  16. 15. The Brave Tenderfoot
    Heroic True Life Story
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Gilbert Hall of Science
  18. 17. Ingenuity Cheats the Flames
    Heroic True Life Story
  19. 18. Secret War Time Flying Rotor
  20. 19. Double Trouble
    Heroic True Life Story
  21. 20. Red Cross Heroine Sally Ann Ortega
    Heroic True Life Story
  22. 21. A Miracle on the River
    Heroic True Life Story
  23. 22. Race Against Death
    Heroic True Life Story
  24. 23. All nylon girdle!
  25. 24. Make your child happy!
    Tweeny Nursery Set
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • chris bonham
  • Jim Walls
  • Per Sandell
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Peter Croome
  • Gordon Keys