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Real Fact Comics (1946) - #6
DC Comics


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  Editor(s):
Whitney Ellsworth

Cover Artist(s):
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Virgil Warden Finlay
Jack Lehti
George Papp
Howard Sherman
 

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Cover Date: Jan/Feb 1947
Cover Price: US $ 0.10

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 52 pages

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Synopsis:
None entered.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Adventure Comics (1938) #158
Mysteries in Space: The Best of DC Science Fiction Comics (1980) TPB
Mystery in Space (1951) #1
Pulp Fiction Library: Mystery in Space (1999) TPB
Star Spangled Comics (1941) #110

Notes:
Though basically a fact-based publication, this issue has two important contributions to the world of fiction. First, it features the first appearance of long-running Action Comics backup star, Tommy Tomorrow. Second, it contains the first writing ever published by Harlan Ellison.
Finlay and Sherman may well have contributed pnecil and ink work to one or more of the inset cover pictures, but this fact is unconfirmed.

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"King of Keys" - Edit this story

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George Papp

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Biography of real locksmith, Charles Courtney.

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"Columbus of Space" - Edit this story

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Bernie Breslauer
George Kashdan
Jack Schiff

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Virgil Warden Finlay
Howard Sherman

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Thomas 'Tommy' Tomorrow (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)

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Factual piece about Scotland Yard's physical plant and procedures.

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"Once in a Lifetime" - Edit this story

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Factual account of Johnny Dalton winning the Army-Navy game in 1910.

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Factual feature on Johnny Benson's wild animal training facility.

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Historical account of David Bushnell's 1776 invention of the submarine.

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A chronicle of an Eskimo's real-life heroism.

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Description of the invention of safety glass.

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"Just Imagine . . . If the Sun Went Out!" - Edit this story

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Fact-based speculation about the future.

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"[From "You Tell Us", probably the letters column]" - Edit this story

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A letter from Harlan Ellison, as a child. It is his first published writing, in any medium.

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Profile of Ted Husing.

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