(April 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell A Movie Classic
Editing:
Helen Meyer
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "THE WINGS OF EAGLES, No. 790."
Code number is W. of E. O.S. #790-574.
Copyright 1957 by Loew's Incorporated. Adapted from the 1957 M-G-M movie "The Wings of Eagles."
"Movie Classic" on cover.


The Wings of Eagles (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Frank Wead [Spig Wead] (photos of John Wayne)

The Wings of Eagles (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Frank Wead [Spig Wead] (photos of John Wayne); Carson [Jughead] (photo of Dan Dailey)
Synopsis:
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Four photos from the movie plus partial cast list.

The Wings of Eagles (Table of Contents)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth ?; Harry O'Donnell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; biography
Characters:
Frank "Spig" Wead; John Dale Price; John Dodge
Synopsis:
The life story of Frank "Spig" Wead, a pioneer in Naval aviation, who, after an accident grounded him, became a screenwriter in Hollywood. During World War II, Wead rejoined the Navy and designed a supply link to provide reserve aircraft to large carriers during battles.

Indexer Notes

The character John Dodge is a fictionalized version of movie director John Ford. Alex Toth inks credit from unknown original indexer. Harry O'Donnell ink credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Adapted from the 1957 M-G-M movie "The Wings of Eagles."

The First Aircraft Take-off from the Deck of a Ship (Table of Contents)

Naval Aviation Firsts / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth?
Inks:
Alex Toth?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Description of the first aircraft to take-off from the deck of a ship--in 1910.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover; black and white. Art uses craftint shading, which is not common in Dell comics. Panels with typeset text underneath

The First Aircraft Landing on the Deck of a Ship (Table of Contents)

Naval Aviation Firsts / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth ?
Inks:
Alex Toth ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Description of the first landing of an aircraft on a ship.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art uses craftint shading, which is not common in Dell comics. Panels with typeset text underneath

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Wings of Eagles
  2. 1. The Wings of Eagles
  3. 2. The Wings of Eagles
  4. 3. The First Aircraft Take-off from the Deck of a Ship
    Naval Aviation Firsts
  5. 4. The First Aircraft Landing on the Deck of a Ship
    Naval Aviation Firsts
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Merlin Haas
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  • Mike Nielsen
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