(December 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); Wm. E. Eisner (Art Director); S.M. Iger (Feature Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Raiders of the Steel-Ripped Skies (Table of Contents)

Phantom Falcons / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Fawcette
Inks:
Gene Fawcette
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

["The three comrades of the skull squad, Jimmy..."] (Table of Contents)

Skull Squad / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ace Atkins]
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Hartmann (villain, introduction); Chuck Dawson (introduction)

["England is at grips with her final destiny..."] (Table of Contents)

Parachute Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pat Powers]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer; ? [shop]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lord Roslyn (guest-star)

["On leave from the gruelling [sic] hardships of war..."] (Table of Contents)

Jane Martin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Fred Hawks]
Pencils:
Al Gabriele?
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich?; ? [shop]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Tom Raleigh (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

HS sees signs of Nick Cardy, but I think that the thin, distorted bodies are unlike NC.

Raiders of the Steel-Ripped Skies ["The nazi invaders are foiled again by the..."] (Table of Contents)

The Phantom Falcons / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Kit Gleason]
Pencils:
Leonard Frank
Inks:
Leonard Frank
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["Clipper Kirk is back on the front, attached..."] (Table of Contents)

Clipper Kirk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Rick Ayers]
Pencils:
Witmer Williams
Inks:
Witmer Williams; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

["Here are three naval wasps which spell think..."] (Table of Contents)

Wing Tips / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette
Inks:
Gene Fawcette
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Dodo Squadron (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Crawford]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

Tanks By Plane (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
? [shop]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
another "What if?" story

Indexer Notes

HS sees some Witmer Williams involvement, but I sense an unfamiliar artist that we may have seen at Jacquet and/or Timely. HW suggests possibly Tukel or Lou Ferstadt. Another "What if?" story.

["F-4 is called to headquarters: Our tenth observation..."] (Table of Contents)

F4 of the air intelligence / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Alexander York]
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
A phony C. O. (villain, introduction, death)

["Powder Burns, erstwhile playboy, but now broke and..."] (Table of Contents)

Powder Burns / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Clyde North]
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling
Inks:
Klaus Nordling?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Elmo Lint (Cosmo Dust's cousin, introduction); Amelia Lint (his daughter, introduction)

["Suicide Smith is rushed to the Dover coast..."] (Table of Contents)

Suicide Smith / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Larry Shaw]
Pencils:
Witmer Williams
Inks:
Witmer Williams; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Spitfire Ace (Table of Contents)

Captain Derek West / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ken Norwood]
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Tim Cassidy [Spitfire Ace] (introduction, origin)

Indexer Notes

According to the cover blurb: "The first in a series based on the stories of Capt. Derek West - foremost war-air writer of today."

["Gee, thanks for all the hundreds of letters..."] (Table of Contents)

Greasemonkey Griffin / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Jay Ryder]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Jim Hawk (introduction); Gen. Fritz (villain, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Raiders of the Steel-Ripped Skies
    Phantom Falcons
  2. 1. ["The three comrades of the skull squad, Jimmy..."]
    Skull Squad
  3. 2. ["England is at grips with her final destiny..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  4. 3. ["On leave from the gruelling [sic] hardships of war..."]
    Jane Martin
  5. 4. Raiders of the Steel-Ripped Skies ["The nazi invaders are foiled again by the..."]
    The Phantom Falcons
  6. 5. ["Clipper Kirk is back on the front, attached..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  7. 6. ["Here are three naval wasps which spell think..."]
    Wing Tips
  8. 7. Dodo Squadron
  9. 8. Tanks By Plane
  10. 9. ["F-4 is called to headquarters: Our tenth observation..."]
    F4 of the air intelligence
  11. 10. ["Powder Burns, erstwhile playboy, but now broke and..."]
    Powder Burns
  12. 11. ["Suicide Smith is rushed to the Dover coast..."]
    Suicide Smith
  13. 12. Spitfire Ace
    Captain Derek West
  14. 13. ["Gee, thanks for all the hundreds of letters..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
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