(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]

["Hydroman's new friend, Rainbow Boy..."] (Table of Contents: 1)

Hydroman / comic story / 9 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]; 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:
  • in Super Weird Heroes (IDW Publishing, 2016 series) nn (November 2016)
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.

["Nick Gilioni gambler and racketeer"] (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:
?

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:
  • in Super Weird Heroes (IDW Publishing, 2016 series) nn (November 2016)
Keywords:
Red Hawk Tavern; Sutton Hall; Westfield

Indexer Notes

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

["Dugan's Riding Akademy"] (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:
?

Genre:
children; humor

Indexer Notes

last appearance

["As John Wallace, the famous Music Master, awaits his turn..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script:
Stephen Douglas
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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:
?

["Pat Dempsey and Tom Wentworth, son of a ..."] (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:
?

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

["In a fit of childish anger..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation; war
Reprints:
  • from newspaper strips.
Editing
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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