(May 1942)

Eastern Color, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1942-04-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Eastern Color Printing Company
Editing
Stephen Douglas
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.

On sale date from promo for Music Master feature in Famous Funnies (1934 series, Eastern Color) #92 (March 1942).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Music Master / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Music Master [John Wallace]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits per Blake Bell and added by Craig Delich 2012-3-15.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Hydroman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hydroman (Bob Blake) has located his two friends...
Genre
superhero
Keywords
patriotic

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

The Music Master / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen Douglas; Bill Everett ?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
John Wallace Violinist
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Music Master [John Wallace] (introduction, origin); Paganini (Wallace's dog); Papa Antonini (violin maker, death); von Alterman (villain, wealthy music patron); Jimmy (villain?, Antonini's assistant); Joe (villain); Toni (villain); un-named butler of Van Altman (villain); The Mad Fiddler (villain, voice only)
Synopsis
Violinist John Wallace is stabbed with a violin bow while trying to protect an old violin maker, who possesses the secret of the varnish formula, which allows him to make replicas of Stradivari's great violins. Wallace is revived by the violin maker with the "Pipes of Peace", that are death to evildoers in Wallace's hands. When the violin maker is killed for his troubles, Wallace vows revenge and becomes the Music Master!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue. Writer and art credits per Blake Bell and added by Craig Delich 2012-3-15. The splash page states "Created by Stephen A. Douglas", who was an editor at Eastern Color. However, since Everett created at least the visuals for this first appearance, he should be considered at least a co-creator. The Who's Who verifies that Douglas wrote this strip for its entire run, therefore his name is added to the writer credits by Craig Delich 2013-2-13.

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

Man O' Metal / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pitted against the ferocious dogs...
Genre
superhero

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

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

Script
Russell Keaton
Pencils
Russell Keaton
Inks
Russell Keaton
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ohh-h! Your landings are positively terrible!
Genre
adventure; aviation; war
Reprints
  • newspaper strips

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

Reg'lar Fellers / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Byrnes
Pencils
Gene Byrnes
Inks
Gene Byrnes
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
H'ra!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Movie scenes

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The time machine developed by Chico...

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

Daredevils of Destiny / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Rentfrow
Pencils
Don Dickson
Inks
Don Dickson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unlike many of his younger contemporaries...

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry, Apple...
Characters
Chickering Mann; C. Sylvester Appleton [Cecil Sylvester Appleton]; Colonel Bradstone; Dr. Rene Villon (villain); Kalla Khan (villain); Indira, Cobra Queen of the Dacoits; Edyth Walton; Hakim
Synopsis
Apple returns to England with the document, Chick and Edyth return to the U.S to be married, and Indira is left with regrets.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

A Man's Job (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Albert Willard
Pencils
Harry G. Peter
Inks
Harry G. Peter
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

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

Sgt. Stony Craig / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So long!
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Music Master
  2. 1. ["Hydroman (Bob Blake) has located his two friends..."]
    Hydroman
  3. 2. ["John Wallace Violinist"]
    The Music Master
  4. 3. ["Pitted against the ferocious dogs..."]
    Man O' Metal
  5. 4. ["Ohh-h! Your landings are positively terrible!"]
    Flyin' Jenny
  6. 5. ["H'ra!"]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  7. 6. ["The time machine developed by Chico..."]
    Purple Zombie
  8. 7. ["Unlike many of his younger contemporaries..."]
    Daredevils of Destiny
  9. 8. ["Sorry, Apple..."]
    Mann of India
  10. 9. A Man's Job
  11. 10. ["So long!"]
    Sgt. Stony Craig
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Darci
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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