(April 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); Gene Fawcette (Art Director)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Interesting issue: Gene Fawcette takes over as Art Director and the "authors" on half the strips change: Parachute Patrol now by "Casey McKay" instead of "Pat Powers," etc. And many new artists show up. Appears as if Fiction House is bringing production in house.


The Wings of Doom (Table of Contents)

Skull Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Fawcette
Inks:
Gene Fawcette
Colors:
?

Genre:
war

The Wings of Doom ["The first giant four-motored flying fortresses have..."] (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

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["Far from the furnaces of the great mill..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Casey McKay]
Pencils:
Bob Butts?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
V: Karl and other spies (I for all); I: Col. Howard

["A delirious British aviator drags himself to the..."] (Table of Contents)

Jane Martin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as F.E. Lincolm [sic]]
Pencils:
Al Gabriele
Inks:
? [shop]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
V: Heinrich and another Nazi (I for both); I: Three gunners

Indexer Notes

Female faces resemble Al Gabrielle, but others seem more like Alex Raymond swipes or Al Bryant. Definitely done by diverse hands. HW suggests some Vern Henkel.

["Taking advantage of Italian reverses in Greece, the..."] (Table of Contents)

The Phantom Falcons / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Spy Hawk (Table of Contents)

Captain Derek West / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
F. Schwarz?
Inks:
F. Schwarz?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Tim Cassidy

Indexer Notes

Capt. Derek West is a fictional author. Art on final two pages also resembles an artist named Jay.

Scouts of the Sea (Table of Contents)

Wing Tips / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Man Who Turned Tail (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Gordon Wayne]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

Subterranean Airdrome (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Walker [page 1]; John Cassone?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
A "What if?" story

["All is quiet, or so it seems... At the..."] (Table of Contents)

Suicide Smith / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Capt. A.E. Carruthers]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
GS: The Haywire Squadron; I: Cmdr. Cawthorne

Indexer Notes

Reminiscent in places of Gabrielle and Jenney and ?

["F-4, America's daring secret agent, steps from a..."] (Table of Contents)

F4 of the air intelligence / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Bill Fox]
Pencils:
Jay?
Inks:
Jay?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
I: J-9; V: A Japanese spy ring (I)

Indexer Notes

Resembles very much an artist who signs "Jay" in the late 1940s.

["Clipper Kirk is with an RAF squadron somewhere..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Cliff Debois]
Pencils:
Ed Smalle
Inks:
Ed Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
V: Teddy Watson (I)

["C'mon, Grif. Wrap yourself in a parachute. I'm..."] (Table of Contents)

Greasemonkey Griffin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
I: Ace Hawks
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Wings of Doom
    Skull Squad
  2. 1. The Wings of Doom ["The first giant four-motored flying fortresses have..."]
    Skull Squad
  3. 2. ["Far from the furnaces of the great mill..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  4. 3. ["A delirious British aviator drags himself to the..."]
    Jane Martin
  5. 4. ["Taking advantage of Italian reverses in Greece, the..."]
    The Phantom Falcons
  6. 5. Spy Hawk
    Captain Derek West
  7. 6. Scouts of the Sea
    Wing Tips
  8. 7. The Man Who Turned Tail
  9. 8. Subterranean Airdrome
  10. 9. ["All is quiet, or so it seems... At the..."]
    Suicide Smith
  11. 10. ["F-4, America's daring secret agent, steps from a..."]
    F4 of the air intelligence
  12. 11. ["Clipper Kirk is with an RAF squadron somewhere..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  13. 12. ["C'mon, Grif. Wrap yourself in a parachute. I'm..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
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