(July 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1943-05-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Wings Pub. Co.
Editing:
Dana E. Dutch
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. Note that the brand emblem logo is blank. On-sale date given in previous issue.


Hell's Lightning (Table of Contents)

Capt. Derek West / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Art Saaf (signed)
Inks:
Art Saaf (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Earth the Year of Doom.. 2999 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Lost World; Planet Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Once there was a slant-eyed midget who grew..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

No writer's byline for this story.

["A strange assignment confronts Suicide Smith, army intelligence..."] (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

Hell's Lightning (Table of Contents)

Capt. Derek West / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Capt. Derek West]
Pencils:
Lee Elias; Art Saaf (cover scene)
Inks:
Lee Elias; Art Saaf (cover scene)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Story title also appears on the cover. Copy of cover art used on page two of this sequence. All lettering with the exception of one caption on first page is typeset. Text runs across the bottoms of the panels, there are no word balloons or sound effects.

["Our hero has been haunting a couple of..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Kip Beales]
Pencils:
Mort Leav
Inks:
Mort Leav?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war

Messerschmitt Madness (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Douglas Bell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

Vultee Vengeance (Table of Contents)

Wing Tips / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita
Inks:
Rafael Astarita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation; war
Keywords:
Vultee Vengeance fighter plane

["Grim tales splash our press these tense days..."] (Table of Contents)

Skull Squad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ace Atkins]
Pencils:
Robert Webb; David Heames ?
Inks:
? [shop]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

HW suggests David Heames as a possible co-penciller.

["Treachery, mystery, and the blood-chilling whine of Stuka..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war

[Actions Speak Louder Than Words] (Table of Contents)

Wings' Air Mail / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Greasemonkey Griffin

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the title of the first letter of comment. Letters of comment from Barton L. Smith, Albet Darago, "Flight E", Evelyn Buess, Tom Flynn, "Flight I", Charlotte Feeney, Richard Levin, Roland Pigeon, Dinty J. O'Brien, Roy Molen, Naomi Stonehocker, Richard Brown, Lt. Thomas A. Quinn (Ret.)

["Suppressed by Mussolini, the Black Hand Society in Sicily..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Cliff DuBois (signed)
Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

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

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Hell's Lightning
    Capt. Derek West
  2. 1. Earth the Year of Doom.. 2999
    The Lost World; Planet Comics
  3. 2. ["Once there was a slant-eyed midget who grew..."]
    Captain Wings
  4. 3. ["A strange assignment confronts Suicide Smith, army intelligence..."]
    Suicide Smith
  5. 4. Hell's Lightning
    Capt. Derek West
  6. 5. ["Our hero has been haunting a couple of..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  7. 6. Messerschmitt Madness
  8. 7. Vultee Vengeance
    Wing Tips
  9. 8. ["Grim tales splash our press these tense days..."]
    Skull Squad
  10. 9. ["Treachery, mystery, and the blood-chilling whine of Stuka..."]
    Jane Martin
  11. 10. [Actions Speak Louder Than Words]
    Wings' Air Mail
  12. 11. ["Suppressed by Mussolini, the Black Hand Society in Sicily..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  13. 12. The Big Six of the Comics Magazines
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