(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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bingo ... Bingo! Please ... please arise from your slumber!
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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Freddy!" "Hullo, mr. Beaver! Hello, mr. Rabbit!
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.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here are two of the most fantastic, most lovable little people you ever met ...
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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, mighty warriors, listen to this little Squawk ...
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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, remember --- when you get to cousin Grizzly's --- you better behave ---
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (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