(April 1943)

Eastern Color, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Famous Funnies, Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Carlson (signed)
Inks:
George Carlson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Youthful Yodler; The Zig-Zag Zither

[Relax! Read the comics] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Youthful Yodler and the Zig-Zag Zither (Table of Contents: 2)

Jingle Jangle Tales / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
George Carlson (signed)
Pencils:
George Carlson (signed)
Inks:
George Carlson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Carlson

Genre:
humor
Characters:
A youthful yodler; a three-and-a-half peck bushelman [later to evolve into a full four peck bushelman]; a young idea; a four-foot-yardstick-maker
Reprints:

["Bingo ... Bingo! Please ... please arise from your slumber!"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Bingo's Frolics in Fairytale Land / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bingo; Glum; a witch
Synopsis:
Bingo and Glum have to find the ingredients for a witches' brew that can put Humpty Dumpty back together again

Indexer Notes

Many experiments throughout, eg. backwards spelling, and upside/down panels

["Hi, Freddy!" "Hullo, mr. Beaver! Hello, mr. Rabbit!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Friendly Fox / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Freddy the friendly fox; Freddy's father; a lone wolf
Synopsis:
Freddy is friendly towards all the creatures of the wood, but his father advises him against it, telling him that a fox is a lone wolf. Freddy does meet a lone wolf who decides to have Freddy for his dinner.

["Here are two of the most fantastic, most lovable little people you ever met ..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

Bottleneck and Widget / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bottleneck; Widget; Old Man Fudge; Fluffy, Old Man Fudge's daughter; The Mad Magician
Synopsis:
The two protagonists try to save Fluffy from the Mad Magician, who turns out to have several tricks and disguises

Adventures in Chessville (Table of Contents: 6)

Hortense the Lovable Brat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Hortense; Hortense's father; the Black Knight; the White Knight
Synopsis:
Hortense dreams of going to Chessland with the Black Knight, but returns with the White Knight

Indexer Notes

Imaginative and surreal script, full of wordplay; if not written by George Carlson, then at least heavily inspired by him

["Oh, mighty warriors, listen to this little Squawk ..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

Little Tommy Squawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tommy Squawk; Christopher Columbus (cameo); Hitlerat; Queen Elizabeth (cameo)
Synopsis:
Tommy Squawk sails out from America in the year 1492 in order to prove that the world is triangular, and meets Christopher Columbus going in the opposite direction. Columbus asks Tommy to bring his greetings to Queen Elizabeth [sic!]. In Europe Tommy helps conquer Hitlerat and his cronies

Indexer Notes

World War II reference

Little "Lambs" Chop (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Sturm (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
? (spot illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

["Now, remember --- when you get to cousin Grizzly's --- you better behave ---"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Benny the Bear and the Polar Twins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
The Polar Twins [no individual names]; Benny Bear; Benny's father
Synopsis:
The two polar bears go south to visit Benny, and get into trouble with a wildcat, a woodpecker and a mountain lion

["North - East - South - West"] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

["Heroic Comics has added new features which are sure to be hits ..."] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Relax! Read the comics]
  3. 2. The Youthful Yodler and the Zig-Zag Zither
    Jingle Jangle Tales
  4. 3. ["Bingo ... Bingo! Please ... please arise from your slumber!"]
    Bingo's Frolics in Fairytale Land
  5. 4. ["Hi, Freddy!" "Hullo, mr. Beaver! Hello, mr. Rabbit!"]
    The Friendly Fox
  6. 5. ["Here are two of the most fantastic, most lovable little people you ever met ..."]
    Bottleneck and Widget
  7. 6. Adventures in Chessville
    Hortense the Lovable Brat
  8. 7. ["Oh, mighty warriors, listen to this little Squawk ..."]
    Little Tommy Squawk
  9. 8. Little "Lambs" Chop
  10. 9. ["Now, remember --- when you get to cousin Grizzly's --- you better behave ---"]
    Benny the Bear and the Polar Twins
  11. 10. ["North - East - South - West"]
  12. 11. ["Heroic Comics has added new features which are sure to be hits ..."]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Claus Simonsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome
  • Josh Blair