(September 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
1942-07-30
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 Famous Funnies (Eastern Color, 1934 series) #97 (August 1942) in the feature "Let's Get Into a Huddle".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hydroman; Rainbow Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ben Thompson [as Thompson] (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson [as Thompson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rainbow Boy [Jay Watson]; Hydroman [Bob Blake]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Erroneous Bill Everett credits removed by Steve Carey via the GCD Errors list, February 2010.

Hydroman Meets Rainbow Boy! (Table of Contents: 1)

Hydroman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen Douglas
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake]; Rainbow Boy [Jack Watson] (introduction); King Frio (villain, death)
Keywords
patriotic

Indexer Notes

Continued in Rainbow Boy story in this issue.

Script revision from Ben Thompson to Douglas by Craig Delich, per the Who's Who.

Beginning! (Table of Contents: 2)

Rainbow Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen Douglas
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rainbow Boy [Jack Watson] (origin); Hydroman [Bob Blake]

Indexer Notes

Continued in part in Hydroman story in next issue.

Script revision from Ben Thompson to Douglas by Craig Delich, per the Who's Who.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Feller members so far all we've raised...
Genre
children; humor

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

The Music Master / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen Douglas
Pencils
Ben Thompson ?
Inks
Ben Thompson ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The hunchback kicks the ladder away...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Music Master [John Wallace]; Sam Wilson (carnival owner, introduction); Danny (young boy, introduction); Danny's father (introduction); The Mad Fiddler [aka The Hunchback] (villain); Human Battery (villain, circus performer, introduction)
Synopsis
The Hunchback pushes the Music Master off the roof of a building and nearly perishes until someone turns on a radio, saving Wallace's life. He later captures the villain, who is discovered to be the Mad Fiddler instead. Wanting to relax, Wallace decides to take in a local carnival, run by a friend of his, only to be taken prisoner by one of the performers, the Human Battery, who has a vendetta against the circus owner because he hired acrobats that are taking away his glory.
Keywords
Wilson Brothers Carnival

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by the Who's Who and added by Craig Delich 2013-2-13.

Art credits added by Craig Delich, per Craig Yoe in Super Weird Heroes (IDW Publishing, 2018 series) Volume 2 (August 2018).

The Who's Who does not list Thompson as an artist on this strip (and working at Eastern Color only from 1946-1948 on some title in Heroic Comics), so art has ? mark after it.

The closing illustrated panel tells readers that "The Child Prodigy" will join forces with the Music Master in his battle against the denizens of the underworld.

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

Yankee Doodle, Jr. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Victor E. Pazmino
Pencils
Victor E. Pazmino
Inks
Victor E. Pazmino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So long, Junior, I'm goin' to hit Hitler!
Characters
Mussolini; Hitler; Tojo

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

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
The Marine Corps has no medical unit.

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

Man O' Metal / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pat Dempsey, and Tom Wentworth flew...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Man O'Metal; the Secret 25 (villains; introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint.

One Way Trail (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack M. Greene
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

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

Flyin' Jenny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now that Rick's well again...
Genre
adventure; aviation; war
Reprints
  • strip reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hydroman; Rainbow Boy
  2. 1. Hydroman Meets Rainbow Boy!
    Hydroman
  3. 2. Beginning!
    Rainbow Boy
  4. 3. ["Feller members so far all we've raised..."]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  5. 4. ["The hunchback kicks the ladder away..."]
    The Music Master
  6. 5. ["So long, Junior, I'm goin' to hit Hitler!"]
    Yankee Doodle, Jr.
  7. 6. ["The Marine Corps has no medical unit."]
    Daredevils of Destiny
  8. 7. ["Pat Dempsey, and Tom Wentworth flew..."]
    Man O' Metal
  9. 8. One Way Trail
  10. 9. ["Now that Rick's well again..."]
    Flyin' Jenny
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson