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Heroic 059 (diff ver)(c2c) -JVJ

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Issue: #59
Published: March 1950, 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 ? | Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure Non-fiction

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

Comic Story (2 pages) Human Torch
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Pencils: Harry G. Peter | Inks: Harry G. Peter
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Mathilda Borgstrom Un-named Neighbor

Comic Story (2 pages) When Playmates Are Helpmates
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Pencils: Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed) | Inks: Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Bobby Scheck Angela Gibour Janet Scheck (Bobby's Sister)

Comic Story (2 pages) Tragedy on Jamaica Bay
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Donald Henglein

Comic Story (2 pages) Calm During the Storm
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: A freak electrical storm's lightning causes a fire in a room in an old farmhouse, occupied only by three children. Beverly bravely dresses her sister and sends her brother to get their grandfather while she dresses Joyce and escapes the flames.
Credits: Pencils: Ruth Harris | Inks: Ruth Harris
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

Comic Story (3 pages) Double Reward
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
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)

Comic Story (2 pages) Good Neighbors
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Pencils: Ed Moore (signed) | Inks: Ed Moore (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Leona Wing Lila Wing

Comic Story (2 pages) Danger in Shallow Water
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Pencils: Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed) | Inks: Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Sharon Cannon Glenda Janet (Glenda's Sister)

Comic Story (2 pages) Operation Sandbar
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Donald R. Fraser Albert Bill

Comic Story (3 pages) Lifesaving Neighbor
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Edward L. Walker Un-named Father (father Of The Kids)

Comic Story (2 pages) Snake Bite
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Pencils: Harry G. Peter | Inks: Harry G. Peter
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Herman Little Macky Bolton Harvey

Comic Story (2 pages) Cheating Death on Wheels
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Pencils: Sam Glanzman ?; Louis Glanzman ? [as Sam Decker] (signed) | Inks: Sam Glanzman ?; Louis Glanzman ? [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Michael Evans Charles Montalbano Rob Cliff Mayor O'Dwyer

Advertisement (1 page) Hey Kids, Look!
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement from the Jamacia Pet Company, offering readers real, life pet turtles for only $1, that come in a variety of colors.

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement for Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum in which Pud asks his friends to tell him what he is thinking about is square.
Credits: Pencils: Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed) | Inks: Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Characters: Pud

Text Story (2 pages) The Mameluke Sword
Synopsis: The story of an African ruler's gratitude and how U.S. Marine Corps Officers came to carry the Mameluke Sword.
Credits: 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)

Comic Story (2 pages) River Rescue
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: One day Raymond was down at the wharf doing some 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.
Credits: Pencils: Johnny Craig ? [as Jay] (signed) | Inks: Johnny Craig ? [as Jay] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Raymond Caron Un-named Mother Of Raymond In-named Little Girl

Comic Story (2 pages) Runaway
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Pencils: Ed Moore (signed) | Inks: Ed Moore
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Nancy Sullivan

Comic Story (2 pages) A Dog's Life.
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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 shore, 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.
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Richard Morgan

Comic Story (2 pages) Newsboy Hero
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Pencils: Sam Glanzman [as SJG] (signed) | Inks: Sam Glanzman [as SJG] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Nicholas Caputo Un-named Marine Veteran (death)

Comic Story (2 pages) Heroic Sea Scout
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Francis McGuire

Comic Story (2 pages) Beyond Her Depth
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Pencils: Ed Moore (signed) | Inks: Ed Moore (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Patricia Kelley Faith Ellen Kelley (Patricia's Sister) Mrs. Kelley

Comic Story (2 pages) The Tea Towel Tourniquet
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Pencils: Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed) | Inks: Ruth Atkinson [as R. Atkinson] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Rita Buttera Leonard Buttera (Rita's Brother) Mrs. Buttera

Comic Story (2 pages) Rescue from Mud
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Dolores Wallace Phil

Comic Story (2 pages) Trapeze Wire Rescue
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Pencils: Sam Glanzman [as SJG] (signed) | Inks: Sam Glanzman [as SJG] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Harold Yafee Rosalind

Comic Story (2 pages) Mid-Air Rescue
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Pencils: Ed Moore (signed) | Inks: Ed Moore (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Samuel Royal

Comic Story (1 page) Modest Hero!
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
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.
Credits: Script: Phil Berube ? | Pencils: Phil Berube (signed) | Inks: Phil Berube (signed) | Letters: Phil Berube ?
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Robert Racicot

Public Service Announcement (1 page) Your Home and Business.....Make it Secure
Featuring: U.S. Savings Bonds
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement for United States Savings Bonds.

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Mickey Mouse Weather House
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement from The Weatherman Company in Chicago, offering reader's this amazing house for only $1.49! If readers act quickly enough, they will also receive a free sun dial wrist watch.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Characters: Mickey Mouse Donald Duck Pluto

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