(August 1950)

Hillman, 1945 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume:
7
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
A Hillman Publication
Editing:
Ed Cronin [as Edward Cronin]
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Copyright 1950 by Hillman Periodicals, Inc.


Airboy and the Mystery of the Sargasso Sea! (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]
Keywords:
Birdie

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from Dan Zolnerowich ? to Schroeder by Craig Delich 2013-4-28, per Roy Thomas.

[The Mystery of the Sargasso Sea] (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; Candy Calhoun

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the cover. Writer credit by Roy Thomas.

In a Spanish Graveyard (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

True Story

Better Schools Make Better Communities (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Fasano
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Flying Norwegian (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports

A Brush Was In His Holster (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

True Story

The Black-Browed Pirate (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

And It's a Fact / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Floyd Torbert [as Torb] (signed)
Inks:
Floyd Torbert [as Torb] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

[The Book of the Dead] (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] (origin recap in flashback); Baron von Emmelman (flashback); Captain August Bocke (villain, flashback, death)
Synopsis:
During WW1, von Emmelmann, working from ancient Egyptian papers, succeeds in creating the Secret Essence of Life, but when von Emmelman is shot down during a dogfight and killed, Bocke sneaks into the dead flier's quarters and drinks the liquid. A few minutes later, he is arrested for jamming the guns of von Emmelman and is shot by a firing squad. However, because of the formula he drank, he is unharmed. Years pass the Heap and Bocke make their way to the Great Sphinx, looking for the famed Book of the Dead. Bocke flees the Sphinx when he sees the Heap and dies in a crocodile stream.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Roy Thomas.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Airboy and the Mystery of the Sargasso Sea!
    Airboy
  2. 1. [The Mystery of the Sargasso Sea]
    Airboy
  3. 2. In a Spanish Graveyard
  4. 3. Better Schools Make Better Communities
  5. 4. The Flying Norwegian
  6. 5. A Brush Was In His Holster
  7. 6. The Black-Browed Pirate
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    And It's a Fact
  9. 8. [The Book of the Dead]
    The Heap
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dan Kocher
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose