(December 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1942-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Wings Pub. Co.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Larabie Cunningham (Editor); 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

Indicia appears at the bottom of the inside back cover.


Tail-Gun Tornado (Table of Contents)

Clipper Kirk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war

["Determined to shield a fledgling pilot from certain..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Wings / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Major T. E. Bowen]
Pencils:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
The Japanese (villains); A gypsy girl (introduction)

["The flaming breath of Japan's black dragon society..."] (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:
Franz (villain, introduction); Louie (villain, introduction, death); the Japanese (villains)

Dawn Raid (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

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

["A harmless looking saxophone...hot licks of jive..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Herman (villain, introduction); a female spy (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Probably someone imitating Peddy or working over his layouts. More ? than Peddy.

Build the Jap "Zero" Fighter (Table of Contents)

Know Your Enemy's Planes / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

Three More Dream Ships from Our Readers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Ronsisvalle; Gary Hauver; Fritz W. Gohlike, Jr.
Inks:
Sam Ronsisvalle; Gary Hauver; Fritz W. Gohlike, Jr.
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Reproduces aircraft design drawings by Sam Ronsisvalle, Gary Hauver, and Fritz W. Gohlike, Jr.

[Griffin Gets the O.K. Brand] (Table of Contents)

Wings' Air Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the title of the first letter. Letters of comment from Paul Keny; Philip Festal; Bob Chambers; Len J. Hill; Peyton Whisnant; Barbara Olson.

Major Albert F. Kalberer (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

Indexer Notes

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

Movie Cameras on the Wing (Table of Contents)

Wing Tips / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

["What's our instructor got lined up for tomorrow..."] (Table of Contents)

Calhoun of the Air Cadets / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pat Cavenagh]
Pencils:
Pagsilang Rey Isip?
Inks:
Pagsilang Rey Isip?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Hans Kabel (villain, introduction); Brenda Larkin (introduction); Shane (introduction)

["Seeing our hero busily plaguing the innards 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:
The Nazis (villains)

Commando Cloudburst (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Bert Phillips]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Government house at Ankara, Turkey...representatives of warring..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as F.E. Lincoln]
Pencils:
Saul Rosen
Inks:
Saul Rosen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Fritz Von Helmarth (villain, introduction, death); Nazi spies (villains, introductions); The Turkish premier (introduction)

Tail-Gun Tornado ["South of Suez at a secret US airbase..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Flying Fox (villain); Heinker (villain, introduction); Achmed (villain, introduction); Raschid (villain, introduction); Tonia (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tail-Gun Tornado
    Clipper Kirk
  2. 1. ["Determined to shield a fledgling pilot from certain..."]
    Captain Wings
  3. 2. ["The flaming breath of Japan's black dragon society..."]
    Suicide Smith
  4. 3. Dawn Raid
    Captain Derek West
  5. 4. ["A harmless looking saxophone...hot licks of jive..."]
    Skull Squad
  6. 5. Build the Jap "Zero" Fighter
    Know Your Enemy's Planes
  7. 6. Three More Dream Ships from Our Readers
    Wings of America club page
  8. 7. [Griffin Gets the O.K. Brand]
    Wings' Air Mail
  9. 8. Major Albert F. Kalberer
    Yank Aces of World War II
  10. 9. Movie Cameras on the Wing
    Wing Tips
  11. 10. ["What's our instructor got lined up for tomorrow..."]
    Calhoun of the Air Cadets
  12. 11. ["Seeing our hero busily plaguing the innards of..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  13. 12. Commando Cloudburst
  14. 13. ["Government house at Ankara, Turkey...representatives of warring..."]
    Jane Martin
  15. 14. Tail-Gun Tornado ["South of Suez at a secret US airbase..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  16. 15. The Big Six of the Comics Magazines
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