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Heroic 052 (diff ver) -JVJ (c2c)

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Issue: #52
Published: January 1949, 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) Race Against Death
Credits: Pencils: Henry Kiefer [as H. C. Kiefer] (signed) | Inks: Henry Kiefer [as H. C. Kiefer] (signed) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Tommy Gobbs Pat

Advertisement (1 page) "Hoppy" will teach you to Play this New Harmonica in 15 minutes or Money Back
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement for the Key of C harmonica, for sale by the Hopkinson Company in Chicago for $1.49! Coupon for readers to mail in is included.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Table Of Contents (1 page)
Featuring: Heroic Hall of Honor
Synopsis: Eastern Color's Heroic Hall of Honor foreword reads: "Men and women chosen by this publication for their daring actions in hazardous tasks, which lists the names of 19 individuals whose stories are told in this issue.
Credits: Letters: ?; typeset

Comic Story (2 pages) River Rescue
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Citizen Herbert Sharkey hears the cries of a boy drowning in the Harlem River and dives in, locating the boy underwater. Because of this rescue, Sharkey was awarded the Vail Medal.
Credits: Pencils: Ed Moore (signed) | Inks: Ed Moore (signed)
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Herbert R. Sharkey

Comic Story (5 pages) Men Against the Lake
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: The Lake Ferry receives an SOS from the freighter "Jupiter" that they are anchored off the rocks in Lake Michigan with dead engines. Both Haley and Pollasch help to rescue not only the 30 crew members, but the ship itself.
Credits: Pencils: Harry G. Peter | Inks: Harry G. Peter
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Keith Haley John Pollasch Un-named Captain Of The Lake Ferry Un-named Captain Of The "Jupiter"

Comic Story (2 pages) Heroes
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: An explosion at 51st Street and Queens, where street paving crews were hard at work, results in one of the workers running from the scene in flames. 17-year-old George Denue and a passerby help put out the flames and save the man's life.
Credits: Pencils: Jimmy Thompson (signed) | Inks: Jimmy Thompson (signed)
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: George Denue Un-named Street Crew Worker Un-named Passerby

Comic Story (2 pages) What Teacher Taught Him
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: One morning, Frank's brother began playing in their home and knocked over an oil heater, which resulted in a fire. Quick-thinking Frank, using information taught him at school, saved his brother's life and eliminated the danger inside of noxious fumes.
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Frank Hayes Frank's Un-named School Teacher Frank's Un-named Brother

Comic Story (2 pages) Ecaping Gas
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: One night, Russell's parents went out on a night on the town, leaving their younger son in Russell's care. Retiring for the night, Russell was in bed reading a copy of Real Heroic Comics when he smelled gas and discovered the gas range's pilot light out. He woke his brother, and together, they opened all the windows to air out the house as their parents walked in.
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Russell Costen Russell's Un-named Parents And Brother

Comic Story (3 pages) The Marines Have Landed
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: While walking his beat one evening in Central Park, Officer McClosky heard the cries of two children and saved them from drowning in the park's lake.
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Daniel McClosky (Policeman, Ex-Marine) Un-named Girl Un-named Boy Un-named Parents Of The Children Rescued

Comic Story (1 page) Patrolman John Anderson
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Called to the home of a Roxbury, Massachusetts home, Patrolman Anderson discovers a man passed out from toxic fumes in the kitchen, and performs artificial respiration on him to save his life.
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: John Anderson (Policeman) Un-named Man

Comic Story (3 pages) Young Hunter
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Mickey, his brother and two friends head up-state to go hunting and have pretty good luck until they come upon a bear. The bear charges, even with seven slugs put into him by Joe, who has run out of ammo. However, Mickey takes aim and puts a bullet right through the bear's head, thus saving the life of all present.
Credits: Pencils: Al Williamson | Inks: Al Williamson
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Mickey Lawlor Mickey's Un-named Brother Mickey's Un-named Companion Joe (companion Of Mickey)

Comic Story (3 pages) Rescue Dawn
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: A fire in a Philadelphia apartment complex has trapped two families, but two brave firemen make their way into the building to rescue the seven people who are trapped.
Credits: Pencils: Harry G. Peter | Inks: Harry G. Peter
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Richard Burke Thomas Cusano

Advertisement (1 page) Wouldn't You Be Proud to Own a Genuine Swiss Watch
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement from the Coleman Sales Company in Chicago, offering a genuine Swiss ladie's or girl's wristwatch for only $6.95, or a man's or boy's for $5.95.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Text Story (2 pages) Comrades in Death
Synopsis: Portuguese East Africa explorer and hunter, Harry Manners, his safari members, and his young native tribal guide Ben, set out on a safari to shoot elephants for their ivory tusks. But Ben warns manner that this will be their last safari together, but the wiley hunter doesn't believe it as he downs his first elephant. However, when they come upon a giant bull elephant, even the best shots of the hunter can not bring the beast down and the chase is on.....a chase which eventually leads not only to the beast's death, but also Ben's.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure Jungle
Characters: Harry Manners (explorer, Hunter) Ben (tracker, Death)

Comic Story (2 pages) Double Duty
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: A Patrolman on duty in Roxbury, Massachusetts, is keeping school children back from crossing the street until a trolley car passes. But a little girl darts out into the street, turns toward the vehicle and freezes. Officer Lamb darts out into the street and saves the little girl, is hit by the trolley, but remains uninjured.
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Edward Lamb (Policeman)

Comic Story (3 pages) The Brave Tenderfoot
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: While skaing on a frozen pond, Ben's sister falls through and is in danger of drowning. But Ben is a Tenderfoot Scout and uses his scouting knowledge to save his sister, resulting in him receiving a citation from his troop, and being recommended for the Heroic Medal by his district council.
Credits: Pencils: Bill Everett | Inks: Bill Everett
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Ben Foster Ben's Un-named Sister

Advertisement (1 page) Boys! Look at All the Spectacular Buzz-with-Action Models You Can Build with Erector
Featuring: Gilbert Hall of Science
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement by the Gilbert Hall of Science for the 32-page booklet of Superman at the Gilbert Hall of Science, available at no cost. Also illustrated are some of the erector sets made by Gilbert for a ferris wheel, airplane ride and a remote-controlled walking giant.
Credits: Pencils: Wayne Boring; ? | Inks: Wayne Boring; ? | Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Superman [Clark Kent]

Comic Story (3 pages) Ingenuity Cheats the Flames
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Patrolman Robert Duncan is drawn to a locked and burning home, and bravely enters to rescue the four children before the fire department arrives to save the rest of the family.
Credits: Pencils: Harry G. Peter | Inks: Harry G. Peter
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Robert Duncan (Policeman)

Advertisement (1 page) Secret War Time Flying Rotor
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement for the Flying Rotor from Continental Rotor Research, supposedly based on a principle engineer by Nazi scientist Dr. Magnus, and tested by the Germans in the Goetting Wind Tunnel, and whose secret was brought to the United States, from which this rotor was created. Sold to readers for $2.98 complete with a money-back guarantee.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (4 pages) Double Trouble
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Two young boys begin to chase their sled down a snow covered slope, which leads onto a frozen lake. When they step onto the lake, they fall through. A fireman in his car spots the trouble, dives in and rescues the first lad, but has to dive under the water to save the second. For his efforts, Fireman Klette received the News Hero Award.
Credits: Pencils: Henry Kiefer | Inks: Henry Kiefer
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Rudolph T. Klette (Fireman)

Comic Story (1 page) Red Cross Heroine Sally Ann Ortega
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: A train wrecks near Altoona, Pennsylvania, and Red Cross nurse Sally Ortega bolstered the spirits of the passenger for 3 1/2 hours, singing and telling stories as she hung from her hands, pinned in the wreckage.
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Sally Ann Ortega (Red Cross Nurse)

Comic Story (2 pages) A Miracle on the River
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: A young boy has fallen into the Susquehanna River and is close to drowning when a man and his young son happen along in their motorboat. Evern though the man, Jacob Houser, cannot swim, he dives in anyway and gets the boy to safety.
Credits: Pencils: Harry G. Peter | Inks: Harry G. Peter
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Jacob Houser Jacob's Un-named Son

Comic Story (2 pages) Race Against Death
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Tommy and his 5-year-old girl friend Pat are walking down some railroad tracks when a train approaches. Tommy jumps off the tracks, but Pat stands frozen in her tracks. Without thinking about it, Tommy runs up and snatches Pat off the tracks just in time, only suffering a sliced open shirt from the locomotive's wheel! For his efforts, a bill was introduced in Congress awarding medals to children for efforts of heroism, and Tommy received the first Young American Medal of Honor.
Credits: Pencils: Henry Kiefer | Inks: Henry Kiefer
Genre: Drama Non-fiction
Characters: Tommy Gibbs Pat

Advertisement (1 page) All Nylon Girdle!
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement for the 2-way nylon stretch girdle, available for just $2.98 mailed in with the coupon printed on the page. Sold by the Ward Green Company in New York.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page) Make Your Child Happy!
Featuring: Tweeny Nursery Set
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement from Fun For Children in New York for the Tweeny Nursery Set, available for $5.98, which includes: doll (that drinks, wets and whose skin feels human), bath tub and layette.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page) While They Last All Brand New Genuine U.S. Army Air Forces Flying Helmets
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page) American Flyer Watch 'Em Puff Smoke! Hear 'Em Choo-Choo
Featuring: Gilbert Hall of Science
Credits: Letters: ?; typeset

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