He-Man #1
(May 1954)

Toby, 1954 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1954-02-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Toby Press, Inc.
Brand
Toby Press
Editing
Mell Lazarus (credited as Mel Lazarus) (art director); Benton J. Resnik (credited) (general manager)

Issue Notes

On-sale date is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1954 Periodicals, page 68.
Promoted as "Real Life Adventures" so the stories may have been based on fact.

Code of the Jungle! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernard Safran (signed) (painting)
Inks
Bernard Safran (signed) (painting)
Colors
Bernard Safran (signed) (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Code Of the Jungle (Table of Contents: 1)

A True "He-Man" Adventure / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Keefer (signed)
Inks
Mel Keefer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Keefer in Alter Ego #119 (August 2013).

Mr. Flatfoot (Table of Contents: 2)

A True "He-Man" Adventure / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Keefer (signed)
Inks
Mel Keefer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Frank Hodges

Indexer Notes

Presented as a true story.

The Man In The Shadows (Table of Contents: 3)

A True "He-Man" Adventure / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Wilhelm Canaris; Alfred Wehring

Indexer Notes

Sparling art per Nick Caputo, July 2015.

Up Front With The Marines (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Reprints

Indexer Notes

6 very short stories: "The First Hit Doesn't Count"; "Strange Kill For A Panther"; "A Hero All The Way"; "The Wrong Time Out"; "Nothing To Write Home"; "Notes On The Red Burp Gun."

Horses Of The Old West" (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils: Original art originally credited to Mel Keefer, but art collector Michaƫl Dewally denies this.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Code of the Jungle!
  2. 1. Code Of the Jungle
    A True "He-Man" Adventure
  3. 2. Mr. Flatfoot
    A True "He-Man" Adventure
  4. 3. The Man In The Shadows
    A True "He-Man" Adventure
  5. 4. Up Front With The Marines
  6. 5. Horses Of The Old West"
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