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Heroic 060 -JVJ (c2c)

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Issue: #60
Published: May 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) Hero of the High Seas
Credits: Pencils: Alex Toth [as A.T.] (signed) | Inks: Alex Toth [as A.T.] (signed)
Genre: Adventure

Advertisement (1 page) What You Can Do About Pimples
Synopsis: Factual advertisement for product sold by Dornol Products in New York that battles various facial problems.
Credits: Pencils: photo | Inks: photo | Letters: typeset

Foreword, Introduction, Preface, Afterword (1 page)
Featuring: Heroic Hall of Honor
Synopsis: Eastern Color wording: "Men and women chosen by this publication for their daring actions in hazardous tasks", listing the names of 19 individuals whose stories are told in this issue.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (3 pages) Hero of the High Seas
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: African-American sailor Perry volunteers to assist an injured man aboard the Trawler "Phantom" at the risk of his own life.
Credits: Pencils: Jerry Fasano
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: James L. Perry (Chief Pharmacist' Mate) Un-named Injured Sailor

Comic Story (2 pages) Quagmire!
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Two men driving near Oakes Pond in Bloomfield, New Jersey, spot a young boy sinking in the mud of a recently drained pond, and assist in saving him fron certain death.
Credits: Pencils: Harry G. Peter | Inks: Harry G. Peter
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Angelo Posechia George Kraus Un-named 11-year Old Boy

Comic Story (2 pages) Bus Driver Hero
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Bus drive O'Mara is on his morning run when a toddler on a tricycle rides out in front of his bus, and only the quick wits of O'Mara saves the boy's life.
Credits: Pencils: Ray Thornley ? | Inks: Ray Thornley ?
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Thomas J. O'Mara Un-named Toddler

Comic Story (2 pages) River Rescue
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Worker William Hanley spots a 10-year-old pupil at Quinsigamond School falling into the water and going under, so he dives into the water and saves the boy's life.
Credits: Pencils: Sam Glanzman ?; Louis Glanzman ? [as Sam Decker] (signed) | Inks: Sam Glanzman ?; Louis Glanzman ? [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: William Hanley Richard Richard's Un-named Sister

Comic Story (2 pages) Crack-Up!
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Getting ready to retire for the night, Harry Bolland of Orange, New Jersey, hears a car plow throgh a gate and into a lake in a nearby park, and dashes out, jumps in and rescues the people inside.
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Harry Bolland

Comic Story (2 pages) Courage Cheats the Smoke
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Late one afternoon a fire breaks out in the three-story Ellis home. Young James runs out to safety, but his brother John is still inside. With remarkable courage, the mother of the trapped boy rushes in to save her son.
Credits: Pencils: Harry G. Peter | Inks: Harry G. Peter
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Mrs. Wilbur Ellis John Ellis James Ellis

Comic Story (4 pages) The Crippled Crime Buster
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Rookie Patrolman Powers, on leave with a serious back injury, comes upon the robbery in progress, and, with risk to life and limb, pursues the crook and brings him to justice, for which he received the News Hero of the Month Award, and was received before the New York City Police Department Honor Board.
Credits: Pencils: Ed Moore (signed) | Inks: Ed Moore (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: John A. Powers, Jr. (Policeman) Un-named Crook (villain)

Comic Story (2 pages) Potomac Rescue
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Lt. Fairall is alerted by fellow firemen that three young boys are trapped on a sandbar beneath a bridge and face certain death. Fairall leads the attempt to rescue the lads and is awarded the Silver Medal for his actions.
Credits: Pencils: Jerry Fasano [as J. Fasano] (signed) | Inks: Jerry Fasano [as J. Fasano] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Lt. Meade C. Fairall (fireman)

Comic Story (2 pages) Gravel-Pit Pool Hero
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: With his pal going down a second time, Eddie Easton dives into a large gravel-pit pool to rescue a friend of his, who is then given artifical resusitation by a passer-by.
Credits: Pencils: Harry G. Peter | Inks: Harry G. Peter
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Eddie Easton

Comic Story (2 pages) Heroic Mailman
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Mailman Long spots a drowning man beneath Howard Bridge in Charleston, Massachusetts, and throws him a life preserver. When the man refuses to take hold of it, Long jumps in and rescues him, For his effort, mailman Long receives medals and awards for his deeds.
Credits: Pencils: Jerry Fasano | Inks: Jerry Fasano
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Daniel M. Long (mailman)

Character Profile (1 page) Arlene Bailey
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Troop No. 30 Intermediate Girl Scout Bailey was recommended for the award of the Silver Cross for Lifesaving when she saved the life of an 11-year-old girl whose dress has caught fire.
Credits: Script: Phil Berube | Pencils: Phil Berube (signed) | Inks: Phil Berube (signed) | Letters: Phil Berube
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Arlene Bailey

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement for Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum in which the kids visit the aquarium and watch a puffer fish trying to teach his off-spring how to blow. One kid gets the idea to give the adult fish a piece of bubble gum to illustrate this to his sibling.
Credits: Pencils: Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed) | Inks: Ray Thompson [as Ray T.] (signed)
Characters: Pud

Text Story (2 pages) Steeplejack
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Steeplejack Kemp, working on a chimney, suddenly has his scaffold break from under him, and he desperately swings to a ledge for safety. However, he has no way down nor do his rescuers have any way up to him. One attempt was made by an airplane, but, when that fails, the Coast Guard was called in, and they succeed in the rescie by use of a rocket gun.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure Non-fiction
Characters: James Kemp

Comic Story (3 pages) Lucky Hunch
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Francis cuts short a trip to see his aged mother as he rushes home to find his home engulfed in smoke and flame. He crashes through a window, awakens his wife and friend, rescuing them, and then must re-enter to save the life of his daughter.
Credits: Pencils: Harry G. Peter | Inks: Harry G. Peter
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Francis I. O'Laughlin Mrs. O'Laughlin Diane O'Laughlin (daughter) Lillian (Mrs. O'Laughlin's Girl Friend)

Comic Story (2 pages) Supreme Sacrifice
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: A 14-year-old girl of Riverside, New Jersey, gives her own life to save that of a drowning young boy struggling in the water.
Credits: Pencils: Ed Moore (signed) | Inks: Ed Moore (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: June Sickler (death) Un-named Boy

Comic Story (2 pages) City Hero
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: A Department of Sanitation worker in New York risks life and limb to rescue four young children, left in their apartment by their mother who went shopping, who have accidently set fire to curtains.
Credits: Pencils: Ray Thornley ? | Inks: Ray Thornley ?
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Louis Mastrangelo Un-named Mother Un-named Children

Comic Story (3 pages) Dockside Rescue
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: The quick thinking and wits of Boy Scout Emile Berube saves the lives of two drowning boys.
Credits: Pencils: Bill Everett | Inks: Bill Everett
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Emile Berube John Stears Ronald Stears Mrs. Stears

Comic Story (2 pages) Match Fire
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: Mrs. Leonard displays exceptional courage and presence of mind when she rescues her two young sons, who, left alone in an upstairs playroom, find a box of matches and accidently cause a fire.
Credits: Pencils: Ray Thornley ? | Inks: Ray Thornley ?
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Mildred Leonard Tom Leonard Un-named Son Of Mrs. Leonard

Comic Story (2 pages) A Present for Mother
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: After his mother puts young Tommy to bed, Eugene Grimes checks on how his half-brother is doing in his Mom's bedroom, and discovers that Tommy has fallen through a floor, only held safely by the boy's shoelace.
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Eugene Grimes Tommy (Eugene's Half-brother) Un-named Mother Of Eugene And Tommy

Comic Story (3 pages) Night of Terror
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: A young woman, out with her boyfriend on evening around midnight, suddenly leaves the car and boy friend, and decides to take a walk along a sheer cliff. Her footing gives way and she falls down the side of the cliff until she gets a handhold. When Police arrive, they call in two lifeguards, who help to rescue the girl before she falls to her death.
Credits: Script: Mo Weiss [as MSW] (signed) | Pencils: Mo Weiss [as MSW] (signed) | Inks: Mo Weiss [as MSW] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Richard Conroy Un-named Man Un-named Woman

Comic Story (3 pages) Pete Summers...and the Runaway Bus
Featuring: Heroic True Life Story
Synopsis: The lives of 14 members of the Henrietta, Missouri boys basketball team are saved from certain death by the actions of bus driver Pete Summers, when the bus they all are riding in has issues with ice and snow.
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Pete Summers Un-named Basketball Coach

Advertisement (1 page) "While they last......."
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement from the Charles McManus Company in Vermont for U.S. miliutary war surplus items, such as signaling mirrors, haversacks, pistol belts, cartridge belts, musette bags and much more.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page) Direct from factory to you!
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement from Niresk Industries in Chicago, offering readers the opportunity to purchae for $4.95 a 10-piece stainless steel, diamond tested, hollow ground knife set.
Credits: Letters: typeset

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