(October 1946)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Heroes, Inc.
Editing
Harold C. Field; Ralph O. Ellsworth (art director); Dorothea Filosa (assistant art director); Jack De Simone (managing editor)

[Thrilling stories about real people] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Various
Inks
Various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama; non-fiction; biography
Synopsis
Scenes from three stories in this issue: Ernie Pyle, Balto, and Thomas Hopson

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

Pepsi-Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Issue Masthead] (Table of Contents: 2)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Synopsis
This title's issues typically included a masthead on the first page that not only identified the editorial staff, but also acknowledged its Senior and Junior Advisory Editors, usually industry leaders and celebrities.

G.I.'s Best Friend (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4.8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Glankoff
Inks
Sam Glankoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama; non-fiction; biography
Characters
Ernie Pyle
Synopsis
Ernie Pyle's style of reporting in WWII endeared him to the soldiers fighting on the front as well as the folks back home and earned him the title of WWWII's most popular correspondent.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Balto of Nome (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernie Schroeder
Inks
Ernie Schroeder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; non-fiction; animal
Characters
Balto (dog); Gunnar Kasson; Dr. Welch
Synopsis
Story of how Balto the sled dog led a team and its driver through a terrible winter storm to deliver life-saving medicine.
Reprints
Keywords
Central Park New York; diphtheria; dog sled; Nome Alaska

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Up From Slavery (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lawrence Dresser
Inks
Lawrence Dresser
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Booker T. Washington
Synopsis
Story of Booker T. Washington, who was born in slavery and later grew up to become an outstanding educator; he championed of the spirit of understanding among races and his story continues to be a source of inspiration today.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Table Turned (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernie Schroeder
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; drama; non-fiction; biography
Characters
Nancy Hart
Synopsis
Story of Nancy Hart, who defended her Georgia home against British soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

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

Red Feather / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Ames
Inks
Lee Ames
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, everybody! Remember me, the Red Feather Kid?
Characters
Red Feather Kid
Synopsis
The Red Feather Kid teaches a local boy about the importance of supporting local Community Chest programs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lee Ames identified as artist of this feature by Jerry Bails.

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

Parents' Magazine Press, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Johnny Appleseed (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; non-fiction; biography
Characters
John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed
Synopsis
Story of Johnny Appleseed focusing on his adventures through Ohio and Indiana.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

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

Real Heroes Quiz / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Captioned pictures of famous people and scenes from history, with accompanying questions.

"Porpoise" Mission (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; drama; non-fiction; military
Synopsis
Story of how the submarine "Porpoise" was involved in rescuing troops on the island of Malta in WWII.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Reel Real Heroes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Brief reviews of films. Films reviewed: Courage of Lassie, Boys' Ranch, and Rendezvous 24.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Real Heroes' Hall of Fame / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joel Cohen
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; non-fiction
Synopsis
Story about New York City firefighters battling a fire at Pier 1, Manhattan Island.

Masthead Victory (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 4.6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; drama; non-fiction; biography
Characters
Thomas Hopson
Synopsis
Story of how Thomas Hopson turned a stalemated battle into a victory for the British Navy in 1680.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

Prints Pay Off (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lawrence Dresser
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama; non-fiction
Characters
Joseph A. Faurot
Synopsis
Story of how Joseph Faurot brought Scotland Yard's science of fingerprinting to the New York Police Department.

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Prophet of Science (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Nikola Tesla
Synopsis
Story of Nikola Tesla and his contributions to the science of electricity.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Parents' Magazine Press, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Forhan's Toothpaste / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Thrilling stories about real people]
  2. 1. ["Handy Man"]
    Pepsi-Cola
  3. 2. [Issue Masthead]
  4. 3. G.I.'s Best Friend
  5. 4. Balto of Nome
  6. 5. Up From Slavery
  7. 6. Table Turned
  8. 7. ["Hi, everybody! Remember me, the Red Feather Kid?"]
    Red Feather
  9. 8. ["Magazines for Regular Fellows!"]
    Parents' Magazine Press, Inc.
  10. 9. Johnny Appleseed
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Real Heroes Quiz
  12. 11. "Porpoise" Mission
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Reel Real Heroes
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Real Heroes' Hall of Fame
  15. 14. Masthead Victory
  16. 15. ["Why not subscribe to the best magazines for boys and girls?"]
  17. 16. ["Want Extra Money?"]
  18. 17. Prints Pay Off
  19. 18. Prophet of Science
  20. 19. ["Girls-Boys-Time you discovered these SMASH HITS!"]
    Parents' Magazine Press, Inc.
  21. 20. ["4 out of 5 - Even young folks may be attacked by Gingivitis"]
    Forhan's Toothpaste
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Wagner
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