(February 1955)

Eastern Color, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Famous Funnies
Brand
This Is a Famous Funnies Publication
Editing
Harold A. Moore; 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

Trademark registered United States Patent Office, The Eastern Color Printing Company.
Moore credit from this issue's statement of ownership


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance
Characters
Désirée Clary (photo of Jean Simmons); Napoleon Bonaparte (photo of Marlon Brando)

Indexer Notes

From the movie "Désirée" (1954).

Come on, Buddy, Quit Being a Bag-of-Bones Weakling Like I Was (Table of Contents: 1)

Jowett Institute of Physical Culture / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos); ?
Inks
? (photos); ?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
George F. Howett (photo); Jim Norman (photo)

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Wrong Kind of Girl (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Bill; Dan; Karen
Synopsis
Model Karen loves illustrator Dan but he believes she’s just “the slick, glamourous type.” Fellow artist Bill thinks otherwise and paints her as a “small town girl.” This convinces Dan that he was wrong about her. Both Dan and Bill profess their love for Karen: she chooses Bill.

Tales from the Great Book #1 (Table of Contents: 3)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Lehti (signed)
Inks
John Lehti (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Samson

Indexer Notes

House ad for Tales From the Great Book 1. Cover of this issue by John Lehti is reproduced.

The Best Automobile Sticker (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
religious

My Man (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Clay; Jerry Cannon; Lorene; Sharon
Synopsis
After her father dies, ranch foreman Clay advises Sharon to turn the property into a dude ranch. The business is successful, helped by the presence of bandleader Jerry and his vocalist Lorene. Jerry romances Sharon, but she learns he is already married to Lorene and is just scheming to take control of the ranch. Sharon realises Clay is the man she’s always loved, and he reciprocates her affection.

The Student (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Roy
Inks
Mike Roy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Wanted (Table of Contents: 7)

advertisement / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Famous Funnies advertisement offering to pay $1.00 each for the first complete copies they receive of Personal Love #8 and Movie Love #10.

Save My Love (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Walton (signed)
Inks
Bill Walton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Enid; Frank; Joe; Leo
Synopsis
Fisherman Leo and Enid were childhood sweethearts, and she finally accepts his marriage proposal. Diver Frank takes a job with his old Navy pal Leo’s outfit: he and Enid fall in love, but don’t want to hurt Leo. Leo finds out and is angry, but when Frank goes missing trying to rescue some other salvage divers, Leo saves him. Leo gives Enid and Frank his blessing.

Indexer Notes

Essentially the same plot was used for “Repentant Bride” in Heart Throbs (Quality, 1949 series) 6 (June 1950), "Second Love" in Heart and Soul (Mikeross Publications, 1954 Series) 1 (April-May 1954), and “Tomorrow is Ours!” in Cinderella Love (St. John, 1954 series) 29 (October 1955).

Marlon Brando (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Napoleon Bonaparte (photo of Marlon Brando)

Indexer Notes

From the movie "Désirée" (1954).

Jean Simmons (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Désirée Clary (photo of Jean Simmons)

Indexer Notes

From the movie "Désirée" (1954).

A Lady in Love (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moore
Inks
Ed Moore
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Betty Carter; Skid
Synopsis
Arrogant foreign correspondent Betty hires Skid to fly her to the “Far East,” but their plane crashes on a Pacific island. Betty panics when she sees some “natives” and rushes into Skid’s arms. He says they’re friendly and will take them to civilisation. Betty and Skid’s adventure has made them fall in love.

Indexer Notes

Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Teen Agers (Table of Contents: 12)

cartoon / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Charlie

Indexer Notes

Four single panel cartoons.
Art identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.] (Table of Contents: 13)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Harold A. Moore (editor)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[Judy Holliday] (Table of Contents: 14)

Who am I? / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Judy Holliday
Synopsis
The story of how Judy Holliday became a star.

Indexer Notes

Pencil identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Although in the story the acting group Holliday was part of is referred to as "Six and Company," it was actually "The Revuers" and consisted of five people (Holliday, John Frank, Alvin Hammer, Adolph Green, and Betty Comden). The comic story refers to "we" but none of the other members are identified.

Look at the Prized Stamp I Found (Table of Contents: 15)

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 16)

The Funman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Tell Me What You Want Money for... I'll Help You Get All You Need! (Table of Contents: 17)

Stuart Greetings / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos); ?
Inks
? (photos); ?
Letters
?

Characters
B. J. Stuart (photo)

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

America's Greatest Ring Bargains (Table of Contents: 18)

Harem Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Come on, Buddy, Quit Being a Bag-of-Bones Weakling Like I Was
    Jowett Institute of Physical Culture
  3. 2. Wrong Kind of Girl
  4. 3. Tales from the Great Book #1
  5. 4. The Best Automobile Sticker
  6. 5. My Man
  7. 6. The Student
  8. 7. Wanted
  9. 8. Save My Love
  10. 9. Marlon Brando
  11. 10. Jean Simmons
  12. 11. A Lady in Love
  13. 12. Teen Agers
  14. 13. [Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.]
  15. 14. [Judy Holliday]
    Who am I?
  16. 15. Look at the Prized Stamp I Found
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  17. 16. Prizes Given
    The Funman
  18. 17. Tell Me What You Want Money for... I'll Help You Get All You Need!
    Stuart Greetings
  19. 18. America's Greatest Ring Bargains
    Harem Co.
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