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Bios of Lou Gehrig, Sir Fredrick Banting, Andrew Jackson, Gen. Billy Mitchell, Gen Lee and Grant, Boss Kettering, Mrs Hetty Ogle, Simon Bolivar, Hyam Salomon and the hero of the news.
Published: December 1941, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Joe Hardie [as Uncle Joe]
Color: Color Cover Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format:
Notes: Indexed from scans at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: Myron Strauss [as M.S.] | Inks: Myron Strauss [as M.S.]
Genre: Non-fiction; Aviation; Biography; Historical; Sports
Characters: Lou Gehrig; Sir Frederick Banting; Andrew Jackson; Charles Dickinson

Foreword, Introduction, Preface, Afterword (1 page) "!! Wanted!! Junior editors for World Famous Heroes Magazine"
Synopsis: Uncle Joe invites readers to send letters of criticism to his office to help make his comic books better.
Credits: Script: Joe Hardie [as Uncle Joe] | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (10 pages) "Boss" Kettering
Synopsis: Biography of Charles Kettering, who went from being a poor student as a child to eventual vice-president of General Motors and holder of dozens of patents for his inventions.
Credits: Pencils: Sam Gilman | Inks: Sam Gilman
Genre: Non-fiction; Biography
Characters: Charles Kettering; Bill Christ; Bill Anderson; Henry M. Leland

Comic Story (8 pages) Canada's Hero of Science (Sir Frederick Banting)
Synopsis: Biography of Sir Frederick Banting, the Canadian physician who invented insulin. While developing ideas on treating aviation blackouts caused by low oxygen levels, Banting dies when his plane crashes.
Genre: Non-fiction; Biography
Characters: Sir Frederick Banting; Dr. Charles Best; Joe Gilchrist

Comic Story (8 pages) General Billy Mitchell
Synopsis: Biography of General Billy Mitchell, recounting his participation in many turn-of-the-century conflicts and his belief in aviation as a determining factor in how to wage World War I. Mitchell became the first US flier to fly over Germany and was made chief of the US Air Force. He also proved planes could easily sink battleships. Mitchell's career ended postwar when he charged the Air Force with incompetence in the crash of the Shenandoah, causing the Air Force to court martial him out of the service.
Credits: Pencils: Bob Lubbers
Genre: Non-fiction; Aviation; Biography; War
Characters: General Billy Mitchell; General John J. Pershing; General Ferdinand Foch; Elizabeth Turnbull Miller; Emilio Aguinaldo

Comic Story (3 pages) The Grudge Fight Between Andrew Jackson and C. Dickinson
Synopsis: In the early 19th century, Dickinson insulted Jackson's wife and the two men dueled. Dickinson had a reputation as a deadly shooter and had first shot, but while his bullet remained lodged inside Jackson until the end of the man's life, Jackson survived; Jackson's returning shot killed Dickinson.
Credits: Script: Robert Turner (signed) | Pencils: Sam Glanzman (signed) | Inks: Sam Glanzman (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction; Historical
Characters: Andrew Jackson; Charles Dickinson

Text Article (2 pages) Our National Anthem
Synopsis: The history of the US national anthem.
Credits: Script: Robert Turner | Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (5 pages) Simon Bolivar the Washington of South America
Synopsis: Recounts how Bolivar joined the struggle for independence from the Spanish in Venezuela, ultimately succeeding both there and in Peru and Bolivia.
Credits: Pencils: Leo Morey | Inks: Leo Morey
Genre: Non-fiction; Biography; Historical; War
Characters: Simon Bolivar; General Francisco de Miranda; General Juan Domingo de Monteverde

Comic Story (8 pages) Grant and Lee the Greatest Heroes of the Civil War
Synopsis: Traces the lives of Grant and Lee, including their few encounters with each other early in their military careers until they finally faced each other on the battlefield as enemies in the US Civil War and finally met when Lee surrendered to Grant to end the war.
Genre: Non-fiction; Biography; War
Characters: General Ulysses S. Grant; General Robert E. Lee; President Abraham Lincoln; Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee; Mary Custis; Julia Dent

Comic Story (4 pages) The Patient Heroine
Synopsis: Leading up to the 1889 Johnstown flood, Western Union telegrapher Hetty Ogle refused to abandon her station, remaining at the telegraph as long as possible so that she could warn others to get to higher ground. When the flood came, Hetty was drowned.
Credits: Pencils: Ralph Mayo (signed) | Inks: Ralph Mayo (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction; Biography
Characters: Hetty Ogle; John Park; Daniel Pelton

Comic Story (4 pages) Heroes in the News
Synopsis: When a fire erupted at his apartment building, soldier-on-leave Robert Abate carried his mother over the rooftops to safety.
Credits: Pencils: Louis Glanzman | Inks: Louis Glanzman
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Robert Abate

Comic Story (4 pages) Haym Salomon
Synopsis: Jewish immigrant Haym Salomon opposes British rule in America and becomes an ally of the Revolutionary forces, helping them obtain the finances they need to wage war against the British.
Credits: Pencils: Frank Frollo (signed) | Inks: Frank Frollo (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction; Biography; Historical; War
Characters: Haym Salomon; Alexander MacDougall; Robert Morris

Comic Story (8 pages) The True Story of Lou Gehrig Baseball's "Iron Horse"
Synopsis: Recounts the sports career of Lou Gehrig as he eventually became baseball's MVP and top-earner, but died relatively young from ALS.
Credits: Pencils: George Wilson (signed) | Inks: George Wilson (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction; Biography; Sports
Characters: Lou Gehrig; Ted Lyons; Joey Dugan; Mark Koenig; Babe Ruth; Tony Lazzeri; Eleanor Gehrig

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