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Heroic 050 -JVJ (c2c)

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24-October-2014 4:42 pm
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Username: Organic Armor Paul
Comment: Hi, I am Paul, son of "Bob" Hersey, one of the life guards on the cover of this issue. I am happy to report that he is still very much alive. The real story is much more colorful than the version depicted in this comic which was taken from a newspaper article. This version would have you believe that it was a routine rescue ending with the pilot prancing out of the water saying "thanks for the lift boys", "all in a days work Lieutenant". As my Dad describes, it was a day with VERY rough seas. They never before taken the catamaran out, because they were just life guarding swimmers close to shore. As they rowed out, the waves knocked them both of them off the catamaran a few times before they reached the pilot. When they reached the pilot, they were unable to get him onto the cat because he was in shock. He had no idea where he was and kept putting his feet up onto the catamaran saying that he needed to keep his shoes nice because he was going dancing tonight. They then secured proper floatation, and towed him to shore, hoping he wouldn't drown along the way. They then had to drag him onto the sand where the EMT eventually arrived. My then 19 year old dad got several calls from modeling agencies after the comic book was released. He resumed school and did not model. He then went on to become an army officer, merchant marine sailor, ferry boat captain, underwater explorer and contractor, diving equipment tester, diving instructor trainer etc. Much of the work he did was dangerous and he was known for opting for the riskier positions rather than putting his employees in harms way. He has many scars to show for it. That's my Dad, truly heroic. All the best, Paul Hersey
 
 

Issue: #50
Published: September 1948, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing:
Color: Full Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newspring Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: Henry Kiefer | Inks: Henry Kiefer

Foreword, Introduction, Preface, Afterword (1 page) Contents
Featuring: Heroic Hall of Honor

Comic Story (3 pages) Rescue by Catamaran
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Characters: Charles R. Hersey Bernard J. Guttilla

Comic Story (6 pages) Rooftop Battle 60 Feet Above the Ground
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Credits: Pencils: Gil Kane | Inks: Gil Kane
Characters: Robert McCarthy

Comic Story (1 page) Scoutmaster
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Characters: Miles Coiner

Comic Story (3 pages) Plane Repaired, Lives Saved
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Credits: Pencils: Johnny Craig ? [as Jay] | Inks: Johnny Craig ? [as Jay]
Characters: Joseph M. Smith

Text Story (2 pages) The Reluctant Hero
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (2 pages) Harlem River Rescue
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Characters: Herbert R. Sharkey

Comic Story (3 pages) Hydrogen Explosion
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Credits: Pencils: Ed Moore | Inks: Ed Moore
Characters: Alexander Mikolasy William Mohrhoff

Comic Story (3 pages) Reige Nabs a Thug
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Credits: Pencils: Ann Brewster (signed) | Inks: Ann Brewster (signed)
Characters: Fritz Reige

Comic Story (6 pages) The Phantom Fur Robberies
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Characters: George Patton

Comic Story (3 pages) The Town Vanished
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Characters: Anne Trump

Comic Story (2 pages) Not So Dumb Animals
Credits: Pencils: Henry Kiefer | Inks: Henry Kiefer

Comic Story (3 pages) Cited for Heroism
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Credits: Pencils: Frank Giacoia ? | Inks: Frank Giacoia ?
Characters: John J. Flynn

Comic Story (3 pages) Skipper at Short Notice
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Credits: Pencils: Ruth Atkinson (signed) | Inks: Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Characters: Patty Weindorf

Comic Story (4 pages) Temporarily Out of Order
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Characters: Charles R. Lane

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