(March 1944)

Eastern Color, 1943 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Eastern Color Printing Company
Editing
Harold A. Moore

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Henry Kiefer (painting)
Inks
Henry Kiefer (painting)
Colors
Henry Kiefer (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

Attention! (Mister) Yamamoto (Table of Contents: 1)

True Stories of War Heroes / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At a South Pacific airfield...
Characters
Daniel Boone (in spirit); Harding (flier); Richards (flier)

Leathernecks Pull Surprise Attack at Viru Harbor (Table of Contents: 2)

True Stories of War Heroes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tragic fall of Singapore...
Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella (December 2016).

Ben Warmer, Demon Aerial Gunner (Table of Contents: 3)

True Stories of War Heroes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The German Luftwaffe is invinsible!
Genre
war
Characters
Staff Sergeant Benjamin Warmer

Indexer Notes

Possible art identification by Saltarella (December 2016). Suggested Mac Raboy on pencils and inks.

Keith Chandler : An interesting suggestion, but given Raboy's painstaking and turtle-paced art production, coupled with a full complement of Captain Marvel Junior stories and covers appearing in Fawcett comics at the same date, and the uncharacteristic hard-angled faces in this story, I sincerely doubt it.

Return to Life (Table of Contents: 4)

True Stories of War Heroes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doctors had pronounced Sergeant Walter J. Bodt dead...
Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Walter J. Bodt

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella (December 2016).

Beyond the Call of Duty (Table of Contents: 5)

True Stories of War Heroes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
2 American 'B-24' Liberators dive into objectives to "shorten the war"

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella (December 2016).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Music Master / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen Douglas ?
Pencils
Jimmy Thompson
Inks
Jimmy Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
Jimmy Thompson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death, disaster, and destruction sweep across America...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Music Master [John Wallace]; Downbeat; Tango (Downbeat's pet dog); Joe (train engineer, death); von Frosch (villain, death); Wurfel (villain, death?); un-named Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis
A mysterious train accident on the outskirts of Coronaville interests the Music Master, especially because farm animals found near the scene were either dead or deaf. He discovers the Nazis are using a secret weapon, called the Sound-o-Graff.
Reprints
Keywords
Coronaville; Sound-o-Graff

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by Bails' Who's Who and Bill Black.

Warrior in Underwear (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Loeb (credited as Charles G. Loeb)
Pencils
Harry Peter (spot illustration)
Inks
Harry Peter (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It seems a long time...
Genre
war
Characters
Sergeant Thomas E. Hailey

The Music Master Gets in the Scrap! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Music Master / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! What's that noise?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Music Master [John Wallace]; Downbeat
Synopsis
Illustrated PSA for the scrap drive.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-2-13.

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

Hydroman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hydroman pits his strength and powers...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake]; Rainbow Boy [Jack Walton]; Police Chief Lambert; Professor Zander; Doctor Lamson (villain)

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

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

Man O' Metal / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The 'Black Diamond Mine', best anthracite producer...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Man O' Metal [Pat Dempsey]; Wade Ferris (President of Magatex Steel Company); Nels (coal miner); Toad Harper (villain, local union boss)
Synopsis
Wade Ferris sends for Pat Dempsey because he is concerned that his business is about to be wrecked because of the coal shortage, and that a plot is afoot to do just that! When Pat appears as a new miner wanting work, he hears about the ghosts of Indians in the mine, but later discovers that the mine may be full of diamonds.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Bill Black. Suggested Harry G. Peter on pencils and inks.

Keith Chandler : Henry Kiefer's inks are evident, probably over Peter's pencils.

I Faced a One Man Firing Squad (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
? ( spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
P F C Michael Scambulluri, formerly of Albany...
Genre
war
Characters
P F C Michael Scambulluri

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

Flyin' Jenny / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Wead (credited)
Pencils
Russell Keaton (credited)
Inks
Russell Keaton (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How will I ever thank you for saving Cyril's life?
Genre
adventure; aviation; war
Characters
Flyin' Jenny Dare; Cyril; Rick Davis; Spinner Martin (test pilot)
Reprints
  • from Flyin' Jenny Sunday (The Bell Syndicate) 1941-10-05 - 1941-10-12 [first four panels only]

Indexer Notes

Panels are extensively enlarged, reshaped and recolored.

Destination: Death (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They were being hit...
Genre
war
Characters
Lieutenant John J. Howell
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Attention! (Mister) Yamamoto
    True Stories of War Heroes
  3. 2. Leathernecks Pull Surprise Attack at Viru Harbor
    True Stories of War Heroes
  4. 3. Ben Warmer, Demon Aerial Gunner
    True Stories of War Heroes
  5. 4. Return to Life
    True Stories of War Heroes
  6. 5. Beyond the Call of Duty
    True Stories of War Heroes
  7. 6. ["Death, disaster, and destruction sweep across America..."]
    The Music Master
  8. 7. Warrior in Underwear
  9. 8. The Music Master Gets in the Scrap!
    The Music Master
  10. 9. ["Hydroman pits his strength and powers..."]
    Hydroman
  11. 10. ["The 'Black Diamond Mine', best anthracite producer..."]
    Man O' Metal
  12. 11. I Faced a One Man Firing Squad
  13. 12. ["How will I ever thank you for saving Cyril's life?"]
    Flyin' Jenny
  14. 13. Destination: Death
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
  • Lou Mougin (R.I.P.)
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore