(June 1942)

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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

T.N.T. For Tokyo (Table of Contents)

Captain Wings / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Fawcette [as Fawcette] (signed)
Inks:
Gene Fawcette [as Fawcette] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Captain Wings [Captain Smith]

T.N.T. For Tokyo ["Captain Wings, secret agent and US army air ace, smashes into..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Major T. E. Bowen] (credited)
Pencils:
Rudy Palais ?
Inks:
Max Elkan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Captain Wings [Captain Smith]; Sue; Mickey; Commander Rogers; Stella Ruben; Jewel (villain, Stella's servant); Nazi Officer (villain); Japanese Minister of War (villain); The Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Captain Smith is ordered to go with Commander Rogers in his plane-carrying submarine, and then be dropped 100 miles off the Japanese coast. He meets Stella Ruben, and together they head to Tokyo to kidnap the Japanese Minister of War.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery Comics (AC, 1999 series) #94 (2014) (in black and white)

Indexer Notes

Story title is taken from the cover blurb.

Major T. E. Bowen is a byline used at Fiction House.

Pencil credit revised from Max Elkin to ? by Craig Delich and moved to inker position, in place of Rudy Palais, now removed to penciler position with a ?. The Who's Who indicates that Elkan did inks only on this feature and there is no evidence extant that is known to indicate he also did pencils. Palais did pencil and ink work on this feature in 1942, and, upon examining the art closely, it seems that Palais MAY have penciled this story.

["Jane Martin is stationed with an air squadron...."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as F.E. Lincoln]
Pencils:
Nick Cardy; ?
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

There may be another, lesser artist [like George Appel] at work in places here. HW also sees similarties to Tony Cataldo.

["Tom has arrived in the USA from..."] (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

The Devil's Double (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Captain Derek West]
Pencils:
Gerge Appel
Inks:
George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

The Bat of Madagascar (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Gordon Wayne]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wings of America club page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

reproduces airplane design drawings submitted by Edward Priest, Mark Perrier, and Francis Clark.

["The Skull Squad of the RAF, composed of..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war

["Help protect America! Make a wings air defense..."] (Table of Contents)

Wing Tips / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery Comics (AC, 1999 series) #94 (2014) (in black and white)

Indexer Notes

An illustrated public service feature, requesting Americans to make an air defense notebook using these four illustrations. Page is divided into 4 equal sized panels, each one spotlighting an enemy aircraft silhouette, this time: the Mitsubishi 96 from Japan, the Junkers Ju 90 from Germany, the Focke-Wulf "Kurier" from Germany and the Mitsubishi "Obtori" from Japan.

["A celebration, Jawohl! Der great Kirk iss in..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Cliff Dubois]
Pencils:
Art Saaf
Inks:
Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
V: Kurt (I), the Nazis; I: Jacques

["Stupid blimp you! Vhy iss he oudt of line>"] (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

Vultures of the Mikado (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
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. T.N.T. For Tokyo
    Captain Wings
  2. 1. T.N.T. For Tokyo ["Captain Wings, secret agent and US army air ace, smashes into..."]
    Captain Wings
  3. 2. ["Jane Martin is stationed with an air squadron...."]
    Jane Martin
  4. 3. ["Tom has arrived in the USA from..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  5. 4. The Devil's Double
    Captain Derek West
  6. 5. The Bat of Madagascar
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wings of America club page
  8. 7. ["The Skull Squad of the RAF, composed of..."]
    The Skull Squad
  9. 8. ["Help protect America! Make a wings air defense..."]
    Wing Tips
  10. 9. ["A celebration, Jawohl! Der great Kirk iss in..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  11. 10. ["Stupid blimp you! Vhy iss he oudt of line>"]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  12. 11. Vultures of the Mikado
    Suicide Smith
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Mike Nielsen