(March 1950)

Eastern Color, 1946 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, Inc.
Brand
This Is a Famous Funnies Publication
Editing
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Henry Kiefer ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; non-fiction

[contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

Heroic Hall of Honor / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Synopsis
Eastern Color wording reads: "Men and women chosen by this publication for their daring actions in hazardous tasks", which lists the 26 names of the individuals whose true stories are related in this issue.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. The indicia lists William J. Pape as President and William B. Pape as Treasurer.

Human Torch (Table of Contents: 2)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry G. Peter
Inks
Harry G. Peter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Mathilda Borgstrom; un-named neighbor
Synopsis
The neighbor of Mrs. Borgstrom was cooking in her kitchen one day when the range she was next to caught her dress on fire, literally making her a human torch. As she sdashed out of her house, her aged neighbor had the presence of mind to put out the fire and take her to the hospital for treatment.

When Playmates Are Helpmates (Table of Contents: 3)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Inks
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Bobby Scheck; Angela Gibour; Janet Scheck (Bobby's sister)
Synopsis
As Bobby, Janet and Angela are throwing rocks and planks into a nearby 4' deep excavation pit, Bobby loses his balance and falls in. The girls save his life and are later awrded, by the Chicago Candy Company, certificates of bravery and boxes of candy.

Tragedy on Jamaica Bay (Table of Contents: 4)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Donald Henglein
Synopsis
Split-secong thinking by 12-year-old Donald Henglein helps save the life of two men whose motorboar overturns into the choppy waters of Jamaica Bay.

Calm during the Storm (Table of Contents: 5)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Inks
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Beverly Majeski; Joyce Majeski (Beverly's sister); David Majeski (Beverly and Joyce's brother); Majeski's un-named grandfather; Majeski's un-named grandmother; Majeski's un-named mother
Synopsis
A freak electrical storm's lightning causes a fire in a room of an old farmhouse, occupied only by three children. Beverly bravely dresses her sister and sends her brother to get their grandfather.

Indexer Notes

“R. Atkinson” signed on the bottom-right section of the wooden fence on the splash page.

Double Reward (Table of Contents: 6)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Theodore Grasser; Jean Grasser (Theodore's sister); Margo (one of the children); Randy (one of the children); un-named parents of the children saved)
Synopsis
Theodore and Jean are baby-sitting when the house they are in fills with smoke, but the quick actions of the pair saves one of their charges, Margo, from certain death, while the firemen called to the scene save Randy. For their efforts, Teddy and Jean receive gold medals, citations and a $100 bonds which comprise the National Popsicle Youth Awards for Heroism.

Indexer Notes

Possible art identification by Ger Apeldoorn.

Good Neighbors (Table of Contents: 7)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Leona Wing; Lila Wing
Synopsis
The baby of the neighbor of the Wing's goes into convulsions, and the mother rushes him to the Wing's door. Lila, a Girl Scout, performs artificial respiration until the fire department arrives, thus saving the baby's life.

Danger in Shallow Water (Table of Contents: 8)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Inks
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Sharon Cannon; Glenda; Janet (Glenda's sister)
Synopsis
Janet fall into the water from an over-turned boat and begins to drown. However, the quick thinking of Girl Scout Sharon saves her life.

Operation Sandbar (Table of Contents: 9)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Donald R. Fraser; Albert; Bill
Synopsis
Albert and Bill row their boat out into Jamacia Bay, but rough waters cause the water craft to overturn. Floyd Bennett Field pilot Fraser spots them and sees that they are rescued.
Keywords
Floyd Bennett Field

Lifesaving Neighbor (Table of Contents: 10)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Edward L. Walker; un-named father (father of the kids)
Synopsis
Ed Walker looks out his window to see the neighboring house on fire and rushes out to save the kids inside from the flames.

Indexer Notes

Tentative Bill Everett art credits removed by Blake Bell.

Snake Bite (Table of Contents: 11)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry G. Peter
Inks
Harry G. Peter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Herman Little; Macky Bolton; Harvey
Synopsis
Three boys, taking a hike together, and ribbing each other about snakes in the woods, watch as one of their number, Harvey, is bitten by a snake. Havey is carried a half-mile through the woods, where a man helps treat Harvey, aided by Macky and Herman. Their quick actions save the boy's life.

Cheating Death on Wheels (Table of Contents: 12)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Glanzman ?; Louis Glanzman ? [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Inks
Sam Glanzman ?; Louis Glanzman ? [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Michael Evans; Charles Montalbano; Rob; Cliff; Mayor O'Dwyer
Synopsis
Michael and Charles help save the life of a young school boy when the lad leaps out into the snowy, icy street in front of a car. Both boys were awarded the School Safety Patrol Honor Medal by the mayor of the city.

Indexer Notes

The name Sam Decker was a pen name used separately and in tandem by both Sam and Louis Glanzman.

Hey Kids, Look! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Mameluke Sword (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
President Thomas Jefferson; William Eaton (former U.S. Consul); Hamet Karamali (true ruler of Tripoli); 1st Lt. Presley N. O'Bannon; Yusuf Karamali (villain, Pasha of Tripoli)
Synopsis
The story of an African ruler's gratitude and how U.S. Marine Corps Officers came to carry the Mameluke Sword.
Keywords
U.S. Frigate Argus

River Rescue (Table of Contents: 16)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Johnny Craig ? [as Jay] (signed)
Inks
Johnny Craig ? [as Jay] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Raymond Caron; un-named mother of Raymond; un-named little girl
Synopsis
Raymond is at the wharf, crabbing, when he hears a cry and spots a five year old girl struggling in the water. He pulls her out, then runs to get his mother, who performs artificial respiration on the little one.

Indexer Notes

Ger Apeldoorn states that "Jay" is Jay Disbrow, not Johnny Craig.

Runaway (Table of Contents: 17)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks
Ed Moore
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Nancy Sullivan
Synopsis
Young Nancy sees a 3-year-old friend on a tricycle ride into the street, directly in the path of a truck, which has lost its brakes. Nancy rushes into the street and pulls the boy to safety, just in time.

A Dog's Life (Table of Contents: 18)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Walton ?
Inks
Bill Walton ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Richard Morgan
Synopsis
While strolling near the treacherous "Valley of the Rocks," young Morgan spots a dog trapped on a rock in the middle of a river, shivering with fright. Without any concern for his own safety, Richard dives into the frigid water and makes for the rock, where he nearly drowns until two men pull him and the dog to safety. For his efforts, Richard was awarded the S.P.C.A. Humanity Medal and the Certificate of Merit.

Indexer Notes

Possible art identification by Ger Apeldoorn.

Newsboy Hero (Table of Contents: 19)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Glanzman [as SJG] (signed)
Inks
Sam Glanzman [as SJG] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Nicholas Caputo; un-named Marine veteran (death)
Synopsis
Young newsboy Caputo saves the life of a Marine Corps veteran who has been overcome by gas, but unfortunately has perished. Yet the lad was given the title of "Newsboy of the Year" and also received the Distinguished Junior Citizenship Citation of the Inter-State Circulation Managers Association.

Heroic Sea Scout (Table of Contents: 20)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Francis McGuire
Synopsis
17-year-old McGuire risks life and limb by jumping into the Delaware River fully clothed to rescue an unknown drowning boy. For his efforts, he was named Boy Scout of the Month and chosen as the outstanding youth in the Philadelphia area by baseball great, Bob Feller.

Indexer Notes

Tentative Bill Everett art credits removed by Blake Bell. Possible art identification by Ger Apeldoorn who states that this is the same artist as Double Reward.

Beyond Her Depth (Table of Contents: 21)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Patricia Kelley; Faith Ellen Kelley (Patricia's sister); Mrs. Kelley
Synopsis
Little Faith wanders off the deck of the family boathouse "to see the fishes" and begins to drown. Quick-thinking Patricia jumps in and rescues her sister, and receives a medal from the American Legion, Public Safety Post.

The Tea Towel Tourniquet (Table of Contents: 22)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Inks
Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Rita Buttera; Leonard Buttera (Rita's brother); Mrs. Buttera
Synopsis
Rita is faithfully drying dishes for here mother when she hears something, and finds that her 3-year-old brother has fallen down the steps in the home, cutting his ankle rather badly. She applies a tourniquet, as she had been taught to do in her 1st Aid class at school, saving Leonard's life. She was awarded a special commendation by the American Legion Commander for her heroic actions.

Rescue from Mud (Table of Contents: 23)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Dolores Wallace; Phil
Synopsis
Young Phil, dressed in his new boots, walks right into a muddy quagmire and is slowly sinking. Dolores uses a series of planks to reach out to Phil, and the young boy grabs hold and is rescued.

Indexer Notes

Possible art identification by Ger Apeldoorn who states this is the same artist as Double Reward.

Trapeze Wire Rescue (Table of Contents: 24)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Glanzman [as SJG] (signed)
Inks
Sam Glanzman [as SJG] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Harold Yafee; Rosalind
Synopsis
As he preparing himself for bed, former track star Harold Yafee hears a distress cry and sees a 5-year-old girl hanging out of her bedroom window, clutching onto a screen. He performs some amazing stunts to reach and save the little girl.

Mid-Air Rescue (Table of Contents: 25)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Samuel Royal
Synopsis
A Navy seaman from Brooklyn spies a small boy playing precariously playing on the window ledge on the 3rd Floor, when the boy falls. Racing underneath the falling boy, he reaches out, grabs the boy in his arms, thus saving him.

Modest Hero! (Table of Contents: 26)

Heroic True Life Story / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Phil Berube ?
Pencils
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Phil Berube ?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Robert Racicot
Synopsis
Bob and his little friend were playing ball by a pond wjhen one of them tossed the ball into the water. Bob's friend dove in after it and began to drown. Bob jumped in and rescued the lad.

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig delich 2012-11-22. On this same page is the Statement of Ownership, which lists Harold A. Moore as Editor and William B. Pape as Business Manager.

Your Home and Business.....Make it Secure (Table of Contents: 27)

U.S. Savings Bonds / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Illustrated advertisement for United States Savings Bonds.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-11-22.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

Mickey Mouse Weather House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [contents]
    Heroic Hall of Honor
  3. 2. Human Torch
    Heroic True Life Story
  4. 3. When Playmates Are Helpmates
    Heroic True Life Story
  5. 4. Tragedy on Jamaica Bay
    Heroic True Life Story
  6. 5. Calm during the Storm
    Heroic True Life Story
  7. 6. Double Reward
    Heroic True Life Story
  8. 7. Good Neighbors
    Heroic True Life Story
  9. 8. Danger in Shallow Water
    Heroic True Life Story
  10. 9. Operation Sandbar
    Heroic True Life Story
  11. 10. Lifesaving Neighbor
    Heroic True Life Story
  12. 11. Snake Bite
    Heroic True Life Story
  13. 12. Cheating Death on Wheels
    Heroic True Life Story
  14. 13. Hey Kids, Look!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  16. 15. The Mameluke Sword
  17. 16. River Rescue
    Heroic True Life Story
  18. 17. Runaway
    Heroic True Life Story
  19. 18. A Dog's Life
    Heroic True Life Story
  20. 19. Newsboy Hero
    Heroic True Life Story
  21. 20. Heroic Sea Scout
    Heroic True Life Story
  22. 21. Beyond Her Depth
    Heroic True Life Story
  23. 22. The Tea Towel Tourniquet
    Heroic True Life Story
  24. 23. Rescue from Mud
    Heroic True Life Story
  25. 24. Trapeze Wire Rescue
    Heroic True Life Story
  26. 25. Mid-Air Rescue
    Heroic True Life Story
  27. 26. Modest Hero!
    Heroic True Life Story
  28. 27. Your Home and Business.....Make it Secure
    U.S. Savings Bonds
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Mouse Weather House
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