(July 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1942-05-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Wings Pub. Co. Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Gene Fawcette (art director)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Story titles, genres, page counts and credits added by Craig Delich 2/2006. Entire issue revised/updated 12/2006 by HS/HW/JV. Updated by BD 2/2016. On-sale date given in previous issue.


Battling Eagles of Bataan (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gene Fawcette?; Dan Zolnerowich?
Inks:
Gene Fawcette?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Probable Zolnerowich work on cover figures.

Have You Seen the Sensational New Rangers Comics? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Rangers Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["A trio of daredevil fliers, Kent Douglas, Englishman..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war

Traitor Bait (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

Battling Eagle of Bataan (Table of Contents)

Capt. Derek West / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

All lettering is typeset. Text runs across the tops of the panels, there are no word balloons or sound effects.

["In the dark days of the blitz over..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Wings and the Hell-Diver Squadron / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Major T. E. Bowen]
Pencils:
Maxwell Elkan
Inks:
Rudy Palais?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Build the Curtiss P-40F (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

Templates to build a scale model airplane.

Help Protect America! (Table of Contents)

Wing Tips / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

Silhouettes of four combat aircraft: Cant Z.509 (Italy), Savoia-Marchetti SM.55X (Italy), Blohm and Voss HA.140 (Germany), Dornier DO.26 (Germany).

["On a moonlit night outside their radio shack..."] (Table of Contents)

Parachute Patrol / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Casey McKay]
Pencils:
Aldo Rubano?; Pagsilang Rey Isip?
Inks:
Aldo Rubano?; Pagsilang Rey Isip?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

HS suggests Isip as a possibility here, but it doesn't look too much like the signed Isip in issue #25. Last appearance.

["These three air-minded Americans hit the bull's-eye this month!!!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Captain Wings]
Pencils:
Kingdon Piehl; C.G. Collins Jr.; Henry Hayashida
Inks:
Kingdon Piehl; C.G. Collins Jr.; Henry Hayashida
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation

Indexer Notes

Reproduces aircraft design drawings submitted by Kingdon Piehl, Henry Hayashida, and C. G. Collins Jr.

[Suicide Up - Greasemonkey Down] (Table of Contents)

Wing's Air Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (editor's note)
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Greasemonkey Griffin

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jack Mathes, Herbert Behrens, Chris Hauer, Jr., Cal Overholt, John Mesinger. Bottom third of the page has application to join the Wings of America Club.

["Von Schnapps, the Nazi fiend who collects British..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; war

Prey for the Eagle's Talons (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Sheridan Gray]
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

["At the Black Sea port of Batum, where the..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as F.E. Lincoln]
Pencils:
Nick Cardy [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Inks:
Nick Cardy [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Reprints:
Keywords:
Crimea; U.S.S.R.

["Adrift on a raft for 34 days, three..."] (Table of Contents)

Yank Aces of World War II / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pagsilang Rey Isip?
Inks:
Pagsilang Rey Isip?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Harold Dixon; Tony Pastula; Gene Aldrich
Synopsis:
The crew of a US Navy bomber crash land at sea and must survive 34 days adrift in shark filled waters of the Pacific.
Keywords:
albatross; raft; sharks

Indexer Notes

All lettering with the exception of one caption on first page is typeset. Text runs across the bottom of the panels, there are no word balloons or sound effects.

["To save a buddy's neck Clipper puts his..."] (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

Indexer Notes

The artist's name "Arthur Saaf" appears on a paper drawn in the splash panel.

The Big Six of the Comics Magazines (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Sing a Song of Sudden Death (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Senorita Rio; Fight Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Battling Eagles of Bataan
    Captain Derek West
  2. 1. Have You Seen the Sensational New Rangers Comics?
    Rangers Comics
  3. 2. ["A trio of daredevil fliers, Kent Douglas, Englishman..."]
    Skull Squad
  4. 3. Traitor Bait
    Suicide Smith
  5. 4. Battling Eagle of Bataan
    Capt. Derek West
  6. 5. ["In the dark days of the blitz over..."]
    Captain Wings and the Hell-Diver Squadron
  7. 6. Build the Curtiss P-40F
  8. 7. Help Protect America!
    Wing Tips
  9. 8. ["On a moonlit night outside their radio shack..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  10. 9. ["These three air-minded Americans hit the bull's-eye this month!!!"]
    Wings of America club page
  11. 10. [Suicide Up - Greasemonkey Down]
    Wing's Air Mail
  12. 11. ["Von Schnapps, the Nazi fiend who collects British..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  13. 12. Prey for the Eagle's Talons
  14. 13. ["At the Black Sea port of Batum, where the..."]
    Jane Martin
  15. 14. ["Adrift on a raft for 34 days, three..."]
    Yank Aces of World War II
  16. 15. ["To save a buddy's neck Clipper puts his..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  17. 16. The Big Six of the Comics Magazines
  18. 17. Sing a Song of Sudden Death
    Senorita Rio; Fight Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bill Devine
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Mike Nielsen