(December 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale Date
1940-10-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Wings Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); Will Eisner [as Wm. E. Eisner] (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.

Raiders of the Steel-Ripped Skies (Table of Contents)

Phantom Falcons / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Fawcette
Inks
Gene Fawcette
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Keywords
World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Skull Squad / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ace Atkins]
Pencils
Arthur Peddy
Inks
Arthur Peddy; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The three comrades of the skull squad, Jimmy...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Hartmann (villain, introduction); Chuck Dawson (introduction); Jimmy Jones; Kent Douglas; Sandy MacGregor
Synopsis
Chuck Dawson and the Skull Squad secretly engage in a private air raid to even the score with Hartmann.
Keywords
Messerschmitts; Skua plane; Spitfire; Wellington bomber

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Parachute Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pat Powers]
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer; ? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
England is at grips with her final destiny...
Genre
war
Characters
Lord Roslyn (guest-star); Tommy; Blimbo; Curly; Otto
Keywords
Spitfires; Stukas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Jane Martin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Fred Hawks]
Pencils
Al Gabriele?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich?; ? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On leave from the gruelling [sic] hardships of war...
Genre
war
Characters
Tom Raleigh (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

HS sees signs of Nick Cardy, but I think that the thin, distorted bodies are unlike NC.

[Raiders of the Steel-Ripped Skies] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Phantom Falcons / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Kit Gleason]
Pencils
Leonard Frank
Inks
Leonard Frank
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Nazi invaders are foiled again...
Genre
war
Keywords
Nazis; World War II

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Clipper Kirk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Rick Ayers]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Clipper Kirk is back on the front, attached...
Genre
war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Wing Tips / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Fawcette
Inks
Gene Fawcette
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here are three naval wasps which spell think...
Genre
non-fiction

Dodo Squadron (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Crawford]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

Tanks By Plane (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
another "What if?" story

Indexer Notes

HS sees some Witmer Williams involvement, but I sense an unfamiliar artist that we may have seen at Jacquet and/or Timely. HW suggests possibly Tukel or Lou Ferstadt. Another "What if?" story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

F4 of the air intelligence / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Alexander York]
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
F-4 is called to headquarters: Our tenth observation...
Genre
war
Characters
A phony C. O. (villain, introduction, death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Powder Burns / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Clyde North]
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Powder Burns, erstwhile playboy, but now broke and...
Genre
war
Characters
Elmo Lint (Cosmo Dust's cousin, introduction); Amelia Lint (his daughter, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Suicide Smith / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Larry Shaw]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Suicide Smith is rushed to the Dover coast...
Genre
war

Spitfire Ace (Table of Contents: 12)

Captain Derek West / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ken Norwood]
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Tim Cassidy [Spitfire Ace] (introduction, origin)

Indexer Notes

According to the cover blurb: "The first in a series based on the stories of Capt. Derek West - foremost war-air writer of today."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Greasemonkey Griffin / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jay Ryder]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, thanks for all the hundreds of letters...
Genre
war
Characters
Jim Hawk (introduction); Gen. Fritz (villain, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Raiders of the Steel-Ripped Skies
    Phantom Falcons
  2. 1. ["The three comrades of the skull squad, Jimmy..."]
    Skull Squad
  3. 2. ["England is at grips with her final destiny..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  4. 3. ["On leave from the gruelling [sic] hardships of war..."]
    Jane Martin
  5. 4. [Raiders of the Steel-Ripped Skies]
    The Phantom Falcons
  6. 5. ["Clipper Kirk is back on the front, attached..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  7. 6. ["Here are three naval wasps which spell think..."]
    Wing Tips
  8. 7. Dodo Squadron
  9. 8. Tanks By Plane
  10. 9. ["F-4 is called to headquarters: Our tenth observation..."]
    F4 of the air intelligence
  11. 10. ["Powder Burns, erstwhile playboy, but now broke and..."]
    Powder Burns
  12. 11. ["Suicide Smith is rushed to the Dover coast..."]
    Suicide Smith
  13. 12. Spitfire Ace
    Captain Derek West
  14. 13. ["Gee, thanks for all the hundreds of letters..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
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