(February 1942)

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

Horsemen of the Sky (Table of Contents)

Captain Derek West / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war

["His long slimy fingers dripping with blood, the..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Wings / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Major T. E. Bowen]
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Al Gabriele?; John Cassonel?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
The Butcher [Booth] (villain, introduction); Max (villain, introduction); Tommy (villain, introduction); Gus (villain, introduction); Steve (villain, introduction); Cmdr. Saunders (introduction); Mr. Parker (introduction); Sue (introduction)

["That goofy cloud-buster of war skies, pest of..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Kip Beales]
Pencils:
Al Walker
Inks:
Al Walker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Norette (introduction); Don Ballard (introduction); Ballard (his brother, introduction)

["Marooned on Crete, Suicide joins a valiant group..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Kauro, Mackenzie (guest-star, death); Gibbs (introduction); Bishop (introduction); Xandra Aroos (introduction); her grandparents (introductions, deaths); Count Borstel (villain, introduction)

["Over jagged mountain peaks of Montenegro, where typical..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sabia (introduction); Ignasz Serbatrovicz (introduction)

Escort Fighter ["The Bristol Beaufighter is the latest British sky..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Falcons of Malta (Table of Contents)

John Perry / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war

["Their superior has given the boys a new..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Casey McKay]
Pencils:
George Carl Wilhelms
Inks:
George Carl Wilhelms?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Carl (villain, introduction); other spies (villains, introductions)

Indexer Notes

HS notes some possible H.C. Kiefer input.

["A messenger hurries to the field where Jane..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as F.E. Lincoln]
Pencils:
Al Gabriele?
Inks:
George Appel?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pres. Benes (introduction); Benrl (introduction); the Torch (an underground resistance group, introductions)

Horsemen of the Sky (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Capt. Derek West]
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette; Pagsilang Rey Isip?
Inks:
Gene Fawcette; Pagsilang Rey Isip?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

The cover image by Fawcette is repeated here as the splash page.

["Soaring over snow-capped Tibetan mountains to rescue a..."] (Table of Contents)

Clipper Kirk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Cliff Dubois]
Pencils:
Frank Schwartz?
Inks:
Frank Schwartz?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Fa Chu Chin (introduction); Madame Chin (introduction); Fong (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

HW notes similarities to Tom Gill or other early Dell artist.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Horsemen of the Sky
    Captain Derek West
  2. 1. ["His long slimy fingers dripping with blood, the..."]
    Captain Wings
  3. 2. ["That goofy cloud-buster of war skies, pest of..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  4. 3. ["Marooned on Crete, Suicide joins a valiant group..."]
    Suicide Smith
  5. 4. ["Over jagged mountain peaks of Montenegro, where typical..."]
    Skull Squad
  6. 5. Escort Fighter ["The Bristol Beaufighter is the latest British sky..."]
    Wing Tips
  7. 6. Falcons of Malta
    John Perry
  8. 7. ["Their superior has given the boys a new..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  9. 8. ["A messenger hurries to the field where Jane..."]
    Jane Martin
  10. 9. Horsemen of the Sky
    Captain Derek West
  11. 10. ["Soaring over snow-capped Tibetan mountains to rescue a..."]
    Clipper Kirk
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