(April 1948)

Hillman, 1945 Series
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Volume:
5
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A Hillman Publication
Editing:
Ed Cronin
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich [as Zolne] (signed)
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich [as Zolne] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Airboy [David Nelson II]
Reprints:

[The Island of Red Blackett] (Table of Contents)

Airboy / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Kida
Inks:
Fred Kida
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Airboy [David Nelson II]; James Nelson (Airboy's father, 2nd appearance); Red Blackett (villain)

[The Destiny of Q-4] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Inks:
Leonard Starr [as Starr] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman] (origin re-cap); John (tourist); un-named woman with John (tourist); un-named Bombay beggar; un-named San Pablo Police Inspector; Juan (San Pablo Policeman); Captain Morgan (War Crimes Commission representative); Senor Mattick (villain?, refugee); (Q-4 [Senora Maria Valdez] (villain); Jose (villain, aide of Q-4, death)
Synopsis:
Two tourists in Bombay meet a beggar on the street and ask him to relate a story, and he does: he relates the story of Baron von Emmelman, as well as the story of one of the instigators of WW1, the mysterious Q-4, who never was brought to justice. It seems Q-4 made his way to Argentina and tells (through a note to the Police) that he is in country, a fact made known to a Captain Morgan, who has been hunting for Q-4. What Morgan learns about Q-4 and Maria and her connection to von Emmelman literally shocks him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer and art credits verified by Leonard Starr in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012). Oddity: the story is signed Starr-Infantino.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Lease Says / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Flying Wing] (Table of Contents)

Model Builders With Airboy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

There is no appearance by Airboy.

Robber's Roost (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Giacoia
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Napoleon's Spy (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[The Ancient City of Kan-Ar-See] (Table of Contents)

Flying Fool / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy?
Inks:
Bernard Sachs?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Riot O'Hara app.; Link Thorne uses skeleton-costume gimmick like Nightmare from Clue Comics

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
  2. 1. [The Island of Red Blackett]
    Airboy
  3. 2. [The Destiny of Q-4]
    The Heap
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Lease Says
  5. 4. [The Flying Wing]
    Model Builders With Airboy
  6. 5. Robber's Roost
  7. 6. Napoleon's Spy
  8. 7. [The Ancient City of Kan-Ar-See]
    Flying Fool
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Patrick Lemaire
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose