(May 1950)

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

Hero of the High Seas (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth [as A.T.] (signed)
Inks:
Alex Toth [as A.T.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Cover title taken from the story inside. Cover artist has signed with a T over an A, and the Who's Who confirms Toth.

What You Can Do About Pimples (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
photo
Inks:
photo
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Factual advertisement for product sold by Dornol Products in New York that battles various facial problems.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. The indicia indicates the President of Famous Funnies, Inc. as William J. Pape and William R. Pape as the Treasurer. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-11-7.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Heroic Hall of Honor / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Eastern Color wording: "Men and women chosen by this publication for their daring actions in hazardous tasks", listing the names of 19 individuals whose stories are told in this issue.

Hero of the High Seas (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Fasano
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
James L. Perry (Chief Pharmacist' Mate); un-named injured sailor
Synopsis:
African-American sailor Perry volunteers to assist an injured man aboard the Trawler "Phantom" at the risk of his own life.

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit added by Craig Delich 2012-11-7. Story is based on this issue's cover portrayal.

Quagmire! (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:
Angelo Posechia; George Kraus; un-named 11-year old boy
Synopsis:
Two men driving near Oakes Pond in Bloomfield, New Jersey, spot a young boy sinking in the mud of a recently drained pond, and assist in saving him fron certain death.

Bus Driver Hero (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thornley ?
Inks:
Ray Thornley ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Thomas J. O'Mara; un-named toddler
Synopsis:
Bus drive O'Mara is on his morning run when a toddler on a tricycle rides out in front of his bus, and only the quick wits of O'Mara saves the boy's life.

Indexer Notes

Artist credits by Craig Delich 2012-11-7.

River Rescue (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glanzman ?; Louis Glanzman ? [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Inks:
Sam Glanzman ?; Louis Glanzman ? [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
William Hanley; Richard; Richard's un-named sister
Synopsis:
Worker William Hanley spots a 10-year-old pupil at Quinsigamond School falling into the water and going under, so he dives into the water and saves the boy's life.

Indexer Notes

The name Sam Decker was a pen name used separately and in tandem by both Sam and Louis Glanzman.

Crack-Up! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Harry Bolland
Synopsis:
Getting ready to retire for the night, Harry Bolland of Orange, New Jersey, hears a car plow throgh a gate and into a lake in a nearby park, and dashes out, jumps in and rescues the people inside.

Courage Cheats the Smoke (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:
Mrs. Wilbur Ellis; John Ellis; James Ellis
Synopsis:
Late one afternoon a fire breaks out in the three-story Ellis home. Young James runs out to safety, but his brother John is still inside. With remarkable courage, the mother of the trapped boy rushes in to save her son.

The Crippled Crime Buster (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
John A. Powers, Jr. (Policeman); un-named crook (villain)
Synopsis:
Rookie Patrolman Powers, on leave with a serious back injury, comes upon the robbery in progress, and, with risk to life and limb, pursues the crook and brings him to justice, for which he received the News Hero of the Month Award, and was received before the New York City Police Department Honor Board.
Keywords:
Fordham Hospital

Potomac Rescue (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Lt. Meade C. Fairall (fireman)
Synopsis:
Lt. Fairall is alerted by fellow firemen that three young boys are trapped on a sandbar beneath a bridge and face certain death. Fairall leads the attempt to rescue the lads and is awarded the Silver Medal for his actions.

Gravel-Pit Pool Hero (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:
Eddie Easton
Synopsis:
With his pal going down a second time, Eddie Easton dives into a large gravel-pit pool to rescue a friend of his, who is then given artifical resusitation by a passer-by.

Indexer Notes

Corrected story title by Craig Delich 2012-11-7.

Heroic Mailman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Fasano
Inks:
Jerry Fasano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Daniel M. Long (mailman)
Synopsis:
Mailman Long spots a drowning man beneath Howard Bridge in Charleston, Massachusetts, and throws him a life preserver. When the man refuses to take hold of it, Long jumps in and rescues him, For his effort, mailman Long receives medals and awards for his deeds.

Arlene Bailey (Table of Contents)

Heroic True Life Story / character profile / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube
Pencils:
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks:
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Phil Berube

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Arlene Bailey
Synopsis:
Troop No. 30 Intermediate Girl Scout Bailey was recommended for the award of the Silver Cross for Lifesaving when she saved the life of an 11-year-old girl whose dress has caught fire.

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-11-7.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Inks:
Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Pud
Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement for Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum in which the kids visit the aquarium and watch a puffer fish trying to teach his off-spring how to blow. One kid gets the idea to give the adult fish a piece of bubble gum to illustrate this to his sibling.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-11-7.

Steeplejack (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; non-fiction
Characters:
James Kemp
Synopsis:
Steeplejack Kemp, working on a chimney, suddenly has his scaffold break from under him, and he desperately swings to a ledge for safety. However, he has no way down nor do his rescuers have any way up to him. One attempt was made by an airplane, but, when that fails, the Coast Guard was called in, and they succeed in the rescie by use of a rocket gun.

Lucky Hunch (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:
Francis I. O'Laughlin; Mrs. O'Laughlin; Diane O'Laughlin (daughter); Lillian (Mrs. O'Laughlin's girl friend)
Synopsis:
Francis cuts short a trip to see his aged mother as he rushes home to find his home engulfed in smoke and flame. He crashes through a window, awakens his wife and friend, rescuing them, and then must re-enter to save the life of his daughter.

Supreme Sacrifice (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:
June Sickler (death); un-named boy
Synopsis:
A 14-year-old girl of Riverside, New Jersey, gives her own life to save that of a drowning young boy struggling in the water.

City Hero (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thornley ?
Inks:
Ray Thornley ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Louis Mastrangelo; un-named mother; un-named children
Synopsis:
A Department of Sanitation worker in New York risks life and limb to rescue four young children, left in their apartment by their mother who went shopping, who have accidently set fire to curtains.

Indexer Notes

Artist credits added by Craig Delich 2012-11-7.

Dockside Rescue (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:
Emile Berube; John Stears; Ronald Stears; Mrs. Stears
Synopsis:
The quick thinking and wits of Boy Scout Emile Berube saves the lives of two drowning boys.

Indexer Notes

Everett art credits confirmed by Blake Bell and Doc Vassallo.

Match Fire (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thornley ?
Inks:
Ray Thornley ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Mildred Leonard; Tom Leonard; un-named son of Mrs. Leonard
Synopsis:
Mrs. Leonard displays exceptional courage and presence of mind when she rescues her two young sons, who, left alone in an upstairs playroom, find a box of matches and accidently cause a fire.

Indexer Notes

Artist credits by Craig Delich 2012-11-7.

A Present for Mother (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Eugene Grimes; Tommy (Eugene's half-brother); un-named mother of Eugene and Tommy
Synopsis:
After his mother puts young Tommy to bed, Eugene Grimes checks on how his half-brother is doing in his Mom's bedroom, and discovers that Tommy has fallen through a floor, only held safely by the boy's shoelace.

Night of Terror (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mo Weiss [as MSW] (signed)
Pencils:
Mo Weiss [as MSW] (signed)
Inks:
Mo Weiss [as MSW] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Richard Conroy; un-named man; un-named woman
Synopsis:
A young woman, out with her boyfriend on evening around midnight, suddenly leaves the car and boy friend, and decides to take a walk along a sheer cliff. Her footing gives way and she falls down the side of the cliff until she gets a handhold. When Police arrive, they call in two lifeguards, who help to rescue the girl before she falls to her death.

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist credits [full name Morris S. Weiss] added by Craig Delich 2012-11-7.

Pete Summers...and the Runaway Bus (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Pete Summers; un-named basketball coach
Synopsis:
The lives of 14 members of the Henrietta, Missouri boys basketball team are saved from certain death by the actions of bus driver Pete Summers, when the bus they all are riding in has issues with ice and snow.

"While they last......." (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement from the Charles McManus Company in Vermont for U.S. miliutary war surplus items, such as signaling mirrors, haversacks, pistol belts, cartridge belts, musette bags and much more.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-11-7.

Direct from factory to you! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement from Niresk Industries in Chicago, offering readers the opportunity to purchae for $4.95 a 10-piece stainless steel, diamond tested, hollow ground knife set.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Hero of the High Seas
  2. 1. What You Can Do About Pimples
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Heroic Hall of Honor
  4. 3. Hero of the High Seas
    Heroic True Life Story
  5. 4. Quagmire!
    Heroic True Life Story
  6. 5. Bus Driver Hero
    Heroic True Life Story
  7. 6. River Rescue
    Heroic True Life Story
  8. 7. Crack-Up!
    Heroic True Life Story
  9. 8. Courage Cheats the Smoke
    Heroic True Life Story
  10. 9. The Crippled Crime Buster
    Heroic True Life Story
  11. 10. Potomac Rescue
    Heroic True Life Story
  12. 11. Gravel-Pit Pool Hero
    Heroic True Life Story
  13. 12. Heroic Mailman
    Heroic True Life Story
  14. 13. Arlene Bailey
    Heroic True Life Story
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  16. 15. Steeplejack
    Heroic True Life Story
  17. 16. Lucky Hunch
    Heroic True Life Story
  18. 17. Supreme Sacrifice
    Heroic True Life Story
  19. 18. City Hero
    Heroic True Life Story
  20. 19. Dockside Rescue
    Heroic True Life Story
  21. 20. Match Fire
    Heroic True Life Story
  22. 21. A Present for Mother
    Heroic True Life Story
  23. 22. Night of Terror
    Heroic True Life Story
  24. 23. Pete Summers...and the Runaway Bus
    Heroic True Life Story
  25. 24. "While they last......."
  26. 25. Direct from factory to you!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Peter Croome
  • Gordon Keys