(August 1940)

Eastern Color, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-05-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Eastern Color Printing Company
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard golden age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Issue Notes

On sale date from promotional house advertisement found on the inside cover of Famous Funnies (Eastern Color, 1934 series) #71 (June 1940).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hydroman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake]; Joyce Church; The Great One
Reprints
Keywords
patriotic

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

Hydroman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the story of Harry Thurston's great discovery...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman [Bob Blake] (introduction, origin); Harry Thurston (Blake's friend, chemist); Joyce Church (friend of Thurston); Tom Kinsman (Thurston's partner); Wong (villain); The Fat One (villain, death); The Great One (villain); Soo Lee (villain)
Synopsis
During an experiment with a new, revolutionary chemical, chemist Harry Thurston's left hand is turned into a water spout. Bob Blake is called in and another accident turns his entire body into a water spout. Fortunately, a counter-active chemical is used on both and they are restored. Blake decides to take injections of the chemical and become Hydroman, who must then combat a horde of alien invaders led by The Great One.
Reprints
Keywords
patriotic

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue. Everett used his middle name "Blake" to craft the origin of Bob Blake.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Reg'lar Fellers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Byrnes
Pencils
Gene Byrnes
Inks
Gene Byrnes
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whatsa difference between telegraft and wireless?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Movie scenes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Russell Keaton
Pencils
Russell Keaton
Inks
Russell Keaton
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Her speed plane wrecked...
Genre
adventure; aviation; war
Reprints
  • strip reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Purple Zombie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tarpe Mills
Inks
Tarpe Mills
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No! Doctor Malinsky, we've already gone beyond the laws of nature!
Characters
The Purple Zombie (Intro; Origin)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Sgt. Stony Craig / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Rentfrow
Pencils
Don Dixon
Inks
Don Dixon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With Klondike Devlin, the Marines wing their way...
Reprints
  • strip reprints

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

Dinky Dinkerton / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Wallace
Inks
Jim Wallace
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looking in on a busy day...

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

Don Dixon / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Moore
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer
Inks
Carl Pfeufer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don Dixon, Dr. Lugoff, and Princess Wanda are desperately attempting...

Indexer Notes

Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire was a regular newspaper strip that began in
1935. The Alex Raymond-influenced art was by Carl Pfeufer, story Bob Moore.

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

Mann of India / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tarpe Mills
Pencils
Tarpe Mills
Inks
Tarpe Mills
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chickering Mann, an American writer and adventurer...
Characters
Chickering Mann (introduction); Kalla Khan (villain)
Synopsis
American reporter Chick Mann uncovers a weapons cache under the Temple of Kali.
Reprints

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

Bill and Davey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
McCagle
Inks
McCagle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing Bill and Davey...
Reprints
  • strip reprints

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

Daredevils of Destiny / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Rentfrow
Pencils
Don Dixon
Inks
Don Dixon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fancied slight caused Richard Somers...

The Affair at Karosz (Table of Contents: 11)

Gordon Fife and the Boy King / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Gordon Fife (introduction); Nicky (introduction)

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

Movie Hooey / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh it's late...

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

Tad of the Tanbark / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doomed to death in the waters...
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hydroman
  2. 1. ["This is the story of Harry Thurston's great discovery..."]
    Hydroman
  3. 2. ["Whatsa difference between telegraft and wireless?"]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  4. 3. ["Her speed plane wrecked..."]
    Flyin' Jenny
  5. 4. ["No! Doctor Malinsky, we've already gone beyond the laws of nature!"]
    Purple Zombie
  6. 5. ["With Klondike Devlin, the Marines wing their way..."]
    Sgt. Stony Craig
  7. 6. ["Looking in on a busy day..."]
    Dinky Dinkerton
  8. 7. ["Don Dixon, Dr. Lugoff, and Princess Wanda are desperately attempting..."]
    Don Dixon
  9. 8. ["Chickering Mann, an American writer and adventurer..."]
    Mann of India
  10. 9. ["Introducing Bill and Davey..."]
    Bill and Davey
  11. 10. ["A fancied slight caused Richard Somers..."]
    Daredevils of Destiny
  12. 11. The Affair at Karosz
    Gordon Fife and the Boy King
  13. 12. ["Gosh it's late..."]
    Movie Hooey
  14. 13. ["Doomed to death in the waters..."]
    Tad of the Tanbark
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  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
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