Heroic 35, 1946

Heroic 35, 1946

Beware the Ferocious Giant Panda! Boy, it's really hard not to laugh. Did they just have no idea what a panda looked like back then?? Or were the pointy ears just artistic license taken in a desperate attempt to make the panda look menacing?? I think the only creature more terrifying than a ferocious giant panda would be the fearsome koala bear, terror of the Australian outback!

But seriously, folks - check out the wild interior artwork on the panda story! It looks very different, but is actually by Harvey Fuller, the same artist who painted the cover.

Like it's title, the theme of this comic is heroic feats; other features include tales of courageous fire-fighters, switchboard operators, traffic cops, soldiers, and even "VitaMAN - the boy with the B-1 complex"!!! The traffic cop story has nice artwork by Alex Toth and there's really great uncredited artwork on the story that "profiles" the characterists of a Japanese soldier. (Going by what the comic teaches, Japanese soldiers are slow-witted cowards who favor sneak attacks from behind.)