(April 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1943-02-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Wings Pub. Co.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Dana E. Dutch (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

All info and credits [except feature] added by Craig Delich (2/2006). Entire issue updated/revised 12/2006 by HS/HW/JV. Updated 2/2016 by BD. On-Sale date given in previous issue.


[Sky-Mammoth Attacks Germany!] (Table of Contents)

Clipper Kirk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

A copy of this cover art is used on page 7 of the Clipper Kirk sequence.

2 Thrilling Jungle Books (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Who is this man??? On the ground, he's..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Wings and the Hell-Diver Squadron / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war

["America's ace on the second front disproves the..."] (Table of Contents)

Clipper Kirk / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

A copy of Fawcette's cover art is used in the center panel of page 7.

Shadows across a star...4 Russian War-Birds (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
Keywords:
I-15 "Chato"; I-18; Stormovik; Yak-4

Indexer Notes

Four Russian fighter planes.

["Take three daring airmen and a bomb-load of..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ace Atkins (signed)
Pencils:
Art Peddy?; ?
Inks:
Ruth Atkinson?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war

Indexer Notes

Perhaps some genuine Peddy here in the pencils.

Lieut. Col. Boyd D. Wagner (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation; biography; war
Characters:
Lt. Colonel Boyd D. Wagner.
Synopsis:
War biography of Lt. Colonel Boyd D. Wagner.

Indexer Notes

HW still sees some Isip in this art style.

Vanguard of Freedom! (Table of Contents)

Model Airplane Builder's Plans / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation
Synopsis:
Aircraft model drawing.
Keywords:
British Vultee Vanguard

The Talking Gun (Table of Contents)

Capt. Derek West / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Capt. Derek West]
Pencils:
George H. Appel
Inks:
George H. Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

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

["German strategists gloat over the toll of Allied..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as F.E. Lincoln]
Pencils:
Lily Renee
Inks:
Lily Renee
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Fritz W. Gohlke; Floyd Johnson; Curtis McKinney
Inks:
Fritz W. Gohlke; Floyd Johnson; Curtis McKinney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Synopsis:
Reproduces drawings of aircraft designs submitted by Fritz W. Gohlke, Floyd Johnson and Curtis McKinney.

[Beef on Boggs, But Curt O.K.] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dana E. Dutch (editor)
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Characters:
Greasemonkey Griffin (illo)

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Kerwin Kelly; Mildred McGrath; "Winky" Cates; Chuck Morris; Sally Ann Scott; John Dotterweich; Garland Brown.

["Nazi agents weave a pattern of destruction around..."] (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

Dorniers Beware! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Tom O'Neill]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

["With tongue in cheek we introduce the gremlins..."] (Table of Contents)

Greasemonkey Griffin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; war
Keywords:
gremlins

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Sky-Mammoth Attacks Germany!]
    Clipper Kirk
  2. 1. 2 Thrilling Jungle Books
    Sheena; Wambi
  3. 2. ["Who is this man??? On the ground, he's..."]
    Captain Wings and the Hell-Diver Squadron
  4. 3. ["America's ace on the second front disproves the..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  5. 4. Shadows across a star...4 Russian War-Birds
    Wing Tips
  6. 5. ["Take three daring airmen and a bomb-load of..."]
    Skull Squad
  7. 6. Lieut. Col. Boyd D. Wagner
    Yank Aces of World War II
  8. 7. Vanguard of Freedom!
    Model Airplane Builder's Plans
  9. 8. The Talking Gun
    Capt. Derek West
  10. 9. ["German strategists gloat over the toll of Allied..."]
    Jane Martin
  11. 10. [untitled]
    Wings of America club page
  12. 11. [Beef on Boggs, But Curt O.K.]
    Wings' Air Mail
  13. 12. ["Nazi agents weave a pattern of destruction around..."]
    Suicide Smith
  14. 13. Dorniers Beware!
  15. 14. ["With tongue in cheek we introduce the gremlins..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  16. 15. The Big Six of the Comics Magazines
    Fiction House
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