(January 1950)

Hillman, 1945 Series
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Volume:
6
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
A Hillman Publication
Editing:
Ed Cronin
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Additional story credits from Gary Watson, 9/4/2006.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Artist verification by Roy Thomas in Volume 2 of the Heap, who states that Schroeder will do the covers for the rest of the Airboy run, as well as the art on Airboy and the Heap strips.

[The Coming of Zzed] (Table of Contents)

Airboy / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Airboy [David Nelson II]; Tex Calhoun; Zzed (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist verification from Roy Thomas in Volume 2 of The Heap, based on interviews he had with Schroeder, in which Schroeder said he wrote and drew the Airboy covers and stories from #70 until the cancellation of Airboy in 1953.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Head Wind / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Lower half of page has a statement of ownership and management.

The Real McCoy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kid McCoy; Tommy

Indexer Notes

Based on an actual story.

Although some panels have a Reed Crandall look the art may be Al McWilliams work.

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

Imported Poison (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed); Ed Winiarski (assist on page 2 and 3)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Ed Winiarski inks credit from Saltarella.

The Promise of Captain Buckner (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Bandit of the Atlantic (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenny
Inks:
Bob Jenny
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Little People of the Wasau Woods] (Table of Contents)

The Heap / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; un-named Mayor of Wasau; un-named schoolmaster; Karl (villain); Hans (villain)
Synopsis:
The innocent victims of the war.....the children, are rescued by the Heap and taken to safety in the Wasau Forest. Unfortunately, the townspeople believe that these "little people of the woods" come down at night and steal all of their crops. Believing that the townspeople are their enemies, the children strike back at anyone threatening them, and it's up to the Heap and schoolmaster to re-civilize these children.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Children's Town; Wasau

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Roy Thomas.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
  2. 1. [The Coming of Zzed]
    Airboy
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Head Wind
  4. 3. The Real McCoy
  5. 4. Imported Poison
  6. 5. The Promise of Captain Buckner
  7. 6. Bandit of the Atlantic
  8. 7. [The Little People of the Wasau Woods]
    The Heap
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose