(July 1944)

Four Star Publications, 1944 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Four-Star Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A **** Publication
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

Detailed sequence information provided by Gary Watson via the GCD Error List (31 October 2006). Credits mostly from James Vadeboncouer via Digital Comics Museum. Comic probably packaged by Lou Ferstadt shop.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles M. Quinlan
Inks:
Charles M. Quinlan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Captain Flight

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur has Quinlan here, and the art is identical to Quinlan's signed stories in Catman #2 and #26. Vadeboncoeur credits the inks to "P.C."

["Captain Flight,adventure's favorite son..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Flight / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Stevens (byline)
Pencils:
Pierce Rice ? [as Frank Stevens]
Inks:
Pierce Rice ? [as Frank Stevens]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Flight; Sven Knutsen (Scandinavian friend); Cosmo Dust (archaeologist); Elmo Lint; Emelia Lint
Synopsis:
Captain Flight and his friends are on a rescue mission in Berbera.

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur has Pierce Rice? besides the signed byline Frank Stevens. In #4, with very similar faces and stiff movements, the art is credited to Robert Webb.

["Air raid alarms sound all over Britain."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Flight / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Stevens (byline)
Pencils:
Gus Schrotter [as Frank Stevens]
Inks:
Gus Schrotter [as Frank Stevens]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Captain Flight; Professor Stratford
Synopsis:
A German plane factory is located on a small island in the Irish Sea.

Indexer Notes

Signed byline by Frank Stevens, but the art here is different from the first story. Vadeboncouer has Gus Schrotter listed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Goofy Knights / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Jourdain ?
Inks:
Will Jourdain ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["A foreign power plans to shoot armed troops..."] (Table of Contents)

Telo the Mental Wizard / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Marcoux [as George]
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Telo; Prussian spy girl
Synopsis:
German troops are landing in America by use of great capsules.

Indexer Notes

Art ID from Jim Vadeboncoeur notes in scan from DCM.

Major Edward Cragg Jr (Table of Contents)

Flight Heroes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["A hastily scribbled message..."] (Table of Contents)

Ace Reynolds / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Bryant [as Alexander] (signed)
Inks:
Al Bryant [as Alexander] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Ace Reynolds; Alec Browne (pilot); Fred Brown (pilot)
Synopsis:
Ace helps a friend to find his pilot brother who acts very strange.

Indexer Notes

Art ID from Jim Vadeboncoeur notes in scan from DCM.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hiram Was His Name / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Heck ? (signed "Heck")
Inks:
Carl Heck ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Pappy Boyington Marine Ace (Table of Contents)

Flight Heroes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["These papers I took..."] (Table of Contents)

Secret Agent ZB-3 / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Jordan (signed)
Inks:
John Jordan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Secret Agent ZB-3; Manya (spy)
Synopsis:
Disguised as a lama, is on a mission in Tibet.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nick and Nack / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Hamilton ?
Inks:
Ed Hamilton ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Koko the Kong Kid / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ryan ? [as Kim Kelley]
Inks:
Dick Ryan ? [as Kim Kelley]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Looks like my best detective..."] (Table of Contents)

Spence Stark / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Caleb (byline)
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Spence Stark
Synopsis:
Spence's newborn son is kidnapped.

Indexer Notes

JVJ has "Zolnerowich?" here.

["The Grat Zaan!"] (Table of Contents)

Zaan of the Jungle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Claire S. Moe ?
Inks:
Claire S. Moe ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Zann; Zack Temson
Synopsis:
Zaan leaves Africa to become a prizefighter.

Indexer Notes

Art ID from Jim Vadeboncoeur notes in scan from DCM. He also has Barreaux and Hicks as possibles.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Flight
  2. 1. ["Captain Flight,adventure's favorite son..."]
    Captain Flight
  3. 2. ["Air raid alarms sound all over Britain."]
    Captain Flight
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Goofy Knights
  5. 4. ["A foreign power plans to shoot armed troops..."]
    Telo the Mental Wizard
  6. 5. Major Edward Cragg Jr
    Flight Heroes
  7. 6. ["A hastily scribbled message..."]
    Ace Reynolds
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Hiram Was His Name
  9. 8. Pappy Boyington Marine Ace
    Flight Heroes
  10. 9. ["These papers I took..."]
    Secret Agent ZB-3
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Nick and Nack
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Koko the Kong Kid
  13. 12. ["Looks like my best detective..."]
    Spence Stark
  14. 13. ["The Grat Zaan!"]
    Zaan of the Jungle
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Peter Croome