(November 1942)

Eastern Color, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Eastern Color Printing Company
Editing
?
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. Series changes to HEROIC COMICS with next issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Music Master [John Wallace]
Keywords
The Liberty Bell

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

Hydroman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hydroman's new friend, Rainbow Boy...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake]; Rainbow Boy [Jack Watson]; lighthouse keeper; Coast Guard captain; Diamond Smugglers [Lefty; rest unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
Rainbow Boy joins a dazed Hydroman, after he had struggled with the now imprisoned Helium Gang, and informs him that he has received a strange wireless from the Rock Island Lighthouse. Hydroman investigates and is shot at, dumping him in the water and sinking his boat. He makes his way into the lighthouse and finds the keeper, who alerts Hydroman that a gang of smugglers are attempting to bring in diamonds from South America. While the keeper alerts the authorities, Hydroman rounds up the crooks and turns them over to the Coast Guard when they arrive.
Reprints
Keywords
patriotic; Rock Island Lighthouse

Indexer Notes

Script credit revised from Ben Thompson ? to Douglas ? by Craig Delich. The Who's Who indicates that Thompson drew the feature only and no extant evidence exists that Thompson also wrote this feature. The Who's Who does not indicate who wrote the Hydroman strip, but does indicate Douglas as the writer and creator of Rainbow Boy.

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

Rainbow Boy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nick Gilioni gambler and racketeer
Genre
superhero
Characters
Rainbow Boy [Jack Watson] (star of the Wizard Kids Radio Quiz program); Whitey Wynkoop; Mrs. Wynkoop (Whitey's mother); Joe (train engineer); Nick Gilioni (villain, racketeer); Gilioni's mob (villains)
Synopsis
After a mysterious ailment strikes several Sutton Hall football players during a game, Jack investigates and discovers that the team's drinking water had been drugged. When Whitey disappears, Jack, as Rainbow Boy, confronts racketeer Gilioni, who had bet a large sum of money for Sutton Hall to lose the game.
Reprints
Keywords
Red Hawk Tavern; Sutton Hall; Westfield

Indexer Notes

Script revision from 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
Gene Byrnes
Pencils
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Inks
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dugan's Riding Akademy
Genre
children; humor

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

The Music Master / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen Douglas
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As John Wallace, the famous Music Master, awaits his turn...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Music Master [John Wallace]

Indexer Notes

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

Introducing MM's Prodigy..."Downbeat" Penrod Hunter (Table of Contents: 5)

The Music Master / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Music Master [John Wallace]; Penrod "Downbeat" Hunter (introduction)

Daniel R. Edwards, U.S.A. (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

[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, son of a ...
Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint.

Downhill Race (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clary Thompson
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a fit of childish anger...
Genre
adventure; aviation; war
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Music Master
  2. 1. ["Hydroman's new friend, Rainbow Boy..."]
    Hydroman
  3. 2. ["Nick Gilioni gambler and racketeer"]
    Rainbow Boy
  4. 3. ["Dugan's Riding Akademy"]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  5. 4. ["As John Wallace, the famous Music Master, awaits his turn..."]
    The Music Master
  6. 5. Introducing MM's Prodigy..."Downbeat" Penrod Hunter
    The Music Master
  7. 6. Daniel R. Edwards, U.S.A.
    Daredevils of Destiny
  8. 7. ["Pat Dempsey and Tom Wentworth, son of a ..."]
    Man O' Metal
  9. 8. Downhill Race
  10. 9. ["In a fit of childish anger..."]
    Flyin' Jenny
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson