(September 1951)

Eastern Color, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Famous Funnies Publications
Brand
This Is a Famous Funnies Publication
Editing
?; William J. Pape (president); James H. Darcey (treasurer)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1951, The Eastern Color Printing Company.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Marcia Stoddard (photo of Gene Tierney); Jim Canfield (photo of Glenn Ford)

Indexer Notes

Gene Tierney and Glenn Ford 20th Century Fox Stars.
From the movie "The Secret of Convict Lake" (1951).

Glenn Ford (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Jim Canfield (photo of Glenn Ford)

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.
From the movie "The Secret of Convict Lake" (1951).

I Struck it Rich (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth [as Hawk] (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth [as Hawk] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Bill Johnson; Gloria Rand; Roger Hayden Jr.
Synopsis
Gloria meets wealthy Roger while on vacation and they become engaged 3 days later. Roger and Gloria hire Bill’s boat for a cruise; when a storm blows up Roger panics, but Gloria helps Bill save them from sinking. They land on a deserted island. Roger turns into a “mad beast,” jealously attacking Bill. They’re all rescued by a passing ship in the nick of time. Gloria breaks up with Roger and will marry Bill.
Reprints

Escape (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; romance
Characters
Martha Brown; John Andrews Smith
Synopsis
Tourist Martha becomes involved in a Latin American revolution. She’s rescued by soldier of fortune John; they flee through the jungle, pursued by rebel troops. Martha and John fall in love. He sends her across a river to safety, remaining behind to hold off the rebels. John vanishes, and Martha returns to the USA. Some time later, she’s greeted by John, who remained in the jungle until he found gold: he is now able to marry her.

Indexer Notes

The JVJ index card attached to the scanned version online at http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=25683 lists multiple possible artists for this story: [Alvin] Hollingsworth, [Tony] Cataldo, [Ed] Goldfarb, [Marty] Elkin.

Interlude For Love (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Weiss
Inks
Morris Weiss
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Doris; Bill [aka Robert Crane]; Dr. Edwin Henning
Synopsis
Doris and Bill fall in love, but when the USA enters World War Two, he enlists in the Army and refuses to marry her before he departs. Bill is reported killed in action. 5 years later, Doris sees a photo in the newspaper: it is Bill, now known as novelist Robert Crane. He contracted amnesia during the war and is engaged to an actress. Doris is hired as Bill’s secretary. Bill suffers a mental breakdown due to her presence, but eventually recovers his memory and he and Doris are reunited.
Keywords
amnesia; World War Two

Indexer Notes

On page 2, Bill is called “Will” in panel 2 but "Bill" in panels 4 and 5.

My Guilty Heart (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold LeDoux (signed)
Inks
Harold LeDoux (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Connie; Peggy; Bob Knight
Synopsis
Connie is envious of her college friend Peggy’s wealth. Visiting Peggy over the Christmas holidays, Connie sets her cap for Peggy’s boyfriend Bob and they fall in love. Connie has to drop out of school for financial reasons, and then learns Bob has quit his engineering job to be with her. He wants to marry Connie, but she rejects him because he’s not rich. Bob marries Peggy instead. When Connie visits them, he and Connie rekindle their romance. However, Connie feels guilty for stealing Peggy’s husband and she rejects Bob once again, falsely claiming she doesn’t love him.

Nightmare Romance (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Bailey ?
Inks
Ray Bailey ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Ann Hanley; Jim Robertson [Jim Slade]; Joe "Sledge" Hammer
Synopsis
Fleeing criminal Jim breaks into aspiring writer Ann’s apartment. He doesn’t harm her, and says he’ll be back to see her “after this business is over.” When his accomplices come to pick him up, Jim convinces them to take Ann along rather than killing her. At the hideout, gangster Sledge makes a move on Ann and Jim is forced to knock him out. Ann and Jim flee, and realise they are in love. Jim confesses he’s an undercover federal agent, not a criminal.

[1951] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Famous Funnies Patterns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Gene Tierney (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Marcia Stoddard (photo of Gene Tierney)

Indexer Notes

From the movie "The Secret of Convict Lake" (1951).

Hand Out Only 20 New Enlargement Coupons (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Dean Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Glenn Ford
  3. 2. I Struck it Rich
  4. 3. Escape
  5. 4. Interlude For Love
  6. 5. My Guilty Heart
  7. 6. Nightmare Romance
  8. 7. [1951]
    Famous Funnies Patterns
  9. 8. Gene Tierney
  10. 9. Hand Out Only 20 New Enlargement Coupons
    Dean Studios
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