(December 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Men With Shining Chests (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

The Story of Captain Francisco Pizarro (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

True Story

Bing and His Bat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell?
Inks:
Carl Hubbell?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

The Final Score (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[The Curse of Padril] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Padril the Younger (Padril's youngest son); Padril (land owner); Padril the Elder (villain, Padril's oldest son)
Synopsis:
Locakl peasant farmers curse the name of landowner Padril, who has cut down all the trees on their lands for the money, which leads to soil erosion and no rain falling in the area. But Padril the Younger tells the people that his older brother actually cut down the trees, but he will remain to re-plant what was cut down. The appearance of the Heap, which causes fear in the young man, actually speeds up the replanting he promised the people. When the elder brother returns, having spent his fortune, he decides to cut down the trees again......but he hasn't counted on The Heap stopping him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

According to Roy Thomas and his interviews with Schroeder, Schroeder began writing the The Heap strip either with this issue or very soon after. Thus, I will put in a writing credit for Schroeder with a ? after it from here on out (added by Craig Delich 2013-4-27).

Big Cat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr?
Inks:
Leonard Starr?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
  2. 1. The Men With Shining Chests
    Airboy
  3. 2. The Story of Captain Francisco Pizarro
  4. 3. Bing and His Bat
  5. 4. The Final Score
  6. 5. [The Curse of Padril]
    The Heap
  7. 6. Big Cat
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose