(March 1941)

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

The Ace of Flame (Table of Contents)

Suicide Smith / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Inks:
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Dawn Patrol ["Nazi luftwaffe officers rage at each new victory..."] (Table of Contents)

Skull Squad / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Hartmann (villain)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["Three British boy scouts are already experienced fliers..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Pat Powers]
Pencils:
Henry C. Kiefer?; George Carl Wilhelms?
Inks:
George Carl Wilhelms?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Capt. Guido Rosso (villain, introduction); other Italian pilots (villains, introductions)

Indexer Notes

Doubtful that this is actually HCK.

["The Greek island of Corfu is under heavy..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Fred Hawks]
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt?; Bob Jenny?; ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Possible Jenney, but not clearly so. Ferstadt was at Iger in 1941, so he's a more likely candidate.

["The adventure of the stirring air battle over 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
Characters:
Baroness Von Hohenlinden (villain, introduction)

["In his air wanderings, Powder Burns (with his..."] (Table of Contents)

Powder Burns / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Heinrich (villain, introduction)

["This is a wasp with a deadly sting..."] (Table of Contents)

Wing Tips / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Owl Squadron (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Watt Knight]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

Radio Vs. Night Bombers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Actually, this is the first recorded publication in popular media of radar and its capabilities to detect aircraft at night. More like a "guess what" story than a "what if?"
A "What if?" story

["A hastily scribbled message brings F-4 to a..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Alexander York]
Pencils:
Al Bryant?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Fred Browne (introduction, death); Alec Browne (his brother, introduction)

["England expects every man to do his duty..."] (Table of Contents)

Clipper Kirk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Claude Boyle (introduction)

Indexer Notes

This IS Witmer Williams, but it is not "classic" Williams. I believe it's very early Saaf "rescued" by WW.

The Ace of Flame ["What's the difference between one RAF squadron and..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Larry Shaw]
Pencils:
Witmer Williams [page 1 & 2]; John Cassone? on rest
Inks:
Witmer Williams; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Capt. Lacey (introduction)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb. The art on the last five pages is superficially Crandall-esque which hints at Cassone or Elkan - both Crandall followers.

The Yankee Thunderbolt (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Appel
Inks:
George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Tim Cassidy

Indexer Notes

No such novel exists and no record has been found of an author named or using the name Derek West.

["Himmel, dere's dot shrimper vot got us into..."] (Table of Contents)

Greasemonkey Griffin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Jay Ryder]
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Putzi (villain); Fritz (villain); others (villains)

Indexer Notes

Nordling is drawing "after" George Tuska, so this appears superficially to be by Tuska.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Ace of Flame
    Suicide Smith
  2. 1. Dawn Patrol ["Nazi luftwaffe officers rage at each new victory..."]
    Skull Squad
  3. 2. ["Three British boy scouts are already experienced fliers..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  4. 3. ["The Greek island of Corfu is under heavy..."]
    Jane Martin
  5. 4. ["The adventure of the stirring air battle over the..."]
    The Phantom Falcons
  6. 5. ["In his air wanderings, Powder Burns (with his..."]
    Powder Burns
  7. 6. ["This is a wasp with a deadly sting..."]
    Wing Tips
  8. 7. The Owl Squadron
  9. 8. Radio Vs. Night Bombers
  10. 9. ["A hastily scribbled message brings F-4 to a..."]
    F4 of the air intelligence
  11. 10. ["England expects every man to do his duty..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  12. 11. The Ace of Flame ["What's the difference between one RAF squadron and..."]
    Suicide Smith
  13. 12. The Yankee Thunderbolt
    Captain Derek West
  14. 13. ["Himmel, dere's dot shrimper vot got us into..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
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