(September 1949)

Hillman, 1945 Series
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Volume:
6
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

["As Airboy opens the throttle, a tremendous jet of flame hurtles the great rocket off into space..."] (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Keywords:
rockets

Planet over California (Table of Contents)

Airboy / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ernest Schroeder
Inks:
Ernest Schroeder
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[Appointment at Wasau] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr ?; Frank Bolle ?
Inks:
Leonard Starr ?; Frank Bolle ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman] (origin in flashback); Mother Nature; von Emmelman (introduction, Wasau postmaster); Death [aka The Huntsman of the Black Angel] (introduction, once posed as a military dispatch officer in WW1, death)
Synopsis:
A stranger called Death comes to the town of Wasau looking for von Emmelman, and he confuses the local postmaster for the von Emmelman of World War I. No matter, for Death plans to follow through and kill the man he wanted to kill 30 years earlier. Then The Heap appears just before the telling blow and Death senses that the muck monster is the one he seeks.
Reprints:
Keywords:
biplanes; Imperial German Air Troops; Wasau; World War I

Indexer Notes

Original pencils credit to Ernest Schroeder changed to "?" by Craig Delich 2013-4-27, based Roy Thomas's assertion that Schroeder did not draw the Heap until issue #70.
Pencils and inks credit from Hames Ware via a private e-mail to Roy Thomas (22 March 2013).

Casey Jones (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

The Avenger (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

The Saginaw Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
John L. Sullivan (championship boxer); Big Mac

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Ed Silverman interview in Alter Ego magazine #120 (TwoMorrows, September 2013).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Happy Hunting / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jules Steiner
Pencils:
Jules Steiner
Inks:
Jules Steiner
Colors:
Jules Steiner
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Oliver Wiggins ? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Actors In Sports / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

w/ W. C. Fields

Civil War Air Ace (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

True story

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["As Airboy opens the throttle, a tremendous jet of flame hurtles the great rocket off into space..."]
    Airboy
  2. 1. Planet over California
    Airboy
  3. 2. [Appointment at Wasau]
    The Heap
  4. 3. Casey Jones
  5. 4. The Avenger
  6. 5. The Saginaw Story
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Happy Hunting
  8. 7. Oliver Wiggins ?
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Actors In Sports
  10. 9. Civil War Air Ace
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose