(July 1941)

Eastern Color, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Eastern Color Printing Company
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Canadian price is listed in the indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hydroman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake]
Reprints
Keywords
patriotic

It Keeps Rollin' Along (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Famous Funnies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Hydroman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why, you--!!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake]; Mr. Anders; Hans (villain); Margery Noel (villain)
Synopsis
Having escaped from a glass cage in a foreign freighter's stateroom, Hydroman overpowers one of the guards, contains two others, and forcibly takes Margery from the ship. Arriving on land, Hydroman orders a taxi driver to take them to Bob Blake's apartment, but the cabbie smells a rat and dumps them out at the local Police Precinct.
Reprints
Keywords
patriotic

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Star Flashes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Bruno
Pencils
Charles Bruno
Inks
Charles Bruno
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where's my lawyer?
Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Russel Keaton
Pencils
Russel Keaton (signed)
Inks
Russel Keaton
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We have failed, Mr. Blimp!
Genre
adventure; aviation; war
Reprints
  • newspaper strip reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Reg'lar Fellers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Byrnes
Pencils
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Inks
Gene Byrnes
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I thought maybe I might have put it here!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • newspaper strip reprint

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Man O'Metal / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
H. G. Peters
Inks
H. G. Peters
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear reader, Heroic Comics presents for your approval...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Man O' Metal [Pat Dempsey] (intro; origin)
Synopsis
origin story

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Tad of the Tanbark / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer ?
Inks
Carl Pfeufer?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Staked out to die at a deserted water-hole...
Genre
adventure; jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Reg'lar Felers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Byrnes
Pencils
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Inks
Gene Byrnes
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They never put enough sticker on these false beards!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • newspaper strip reprint

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To prevent Kim Hale from flying into the death-ray...
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Synopsis
To prevent Kim Hale from flying into the death ray..........

The Hidden Empire (Table of Contents: 10)

Don Dixon / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer (signed)
Inks
Carl Pfeufer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
There-that will keep you from getting any ore foolish ideas.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 12 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Daredevils of Destiny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Rentfrow (signed)
Pencils
Don Dickson (signed)
Inks
Don Dickson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Courage, fortitude, and fixity of purpose...
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • Bell syndicate newspaper strip reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tarpe Mills (signed)
Inks
Tarpe Mills
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She sleeps...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Edyth Walton; Chickering Mann; Dr. Rene Villon (villain); Caliban (villain); Kalla Khan (villain); Indira, Cobra Queen of the Dacoits
Synopsis
Dr. Villon abducts Edyth and Chick follows, falling into a tiger pit. Kalla Khan arrives with a new slave to sell, Indira.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Bill and Davey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
James McCague (signed)
Inks
James McCague
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So!
Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Dare-Devils of Destiny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Rentfrow (signed)
Pencils
Don Dickson (signed)
Inks
Don Dickson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
:In the annals of the sea...
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • Bell syndicate newspaper strip reprint

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Gordon Fife and the Boy King / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer?
Inks
Carl Pfeufer?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A moment after the Baron and his captives leave.
Genre
adventure

Contests Prize Winners (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Depending On Chance (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
H. G. Peter illos (two)
Inks
H. G. Peter
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Amaze? A Minute / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Sgt. Stony Craig / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Rentfrow (signed)
Pencils
Don Dickson (signed)
Inks
Don Dickson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Sorrow managed to elude his pursuers...
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • Bell Syndicate newspaper strip reprint

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Reg'Lar Fellers / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hydroman
  2. 1. It Keeps Rollin' Along
    Famous Funnies
  3. 2. ["Why, you--!!!"]
    Hydroman
  4. 3. ["Where's my lawyer?"]
    Star Flashes
  5. 4. ["We have failed, Mr. Blimp!"]
    Flyin' Jenny
  6. 5. ["I thought maybe I might have put it here!"]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  7. 6. ["Dear reader, Heroic Comics presents for your approval..."]
    Man O'Metal
  8. 7. ["Staked out to die at a deserted water-hole..."]
    Tad of the Tanbark
  9. 8. ["They never put enough sticker on these false beards!"]
    Reg'lar Felers
  10. 9. ["To prevent Kim Hale from flying into the death-ray..."]
    Purple Zombie
  11. 10. The Hidden Empire
    Don Dixon
  12. 11. ["Win a magnificent gold-plated sweep-second wrist watch..."]
  13. 12. ["Courage, fortitude, and fixity of purpose..."]
    Daredevils of Destiny
  14. 13. ["She sleeps..."]
    Mann of India
  15. 14. ["So!"]
    Bill and Davey
  16. 15. [":In the annals of the sea..."]
    Dare-Devils of Destiny
  17. 16. ["A moment after the Baron and his captives leave."]
    Gordon Fife and the Boy King
  18. 17. Contests Prize Winners
  19. 18. Depending On Chance
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Amaze? A Minute
  21. 20. ["Captain Sorrow managed to elude his pursuers..."]
    Sgt. Stony Craig
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Reg'Lar Fellers
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
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