(January 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale Date
1940-11-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Wings Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss; Will Eisner [as William E. Eisner] (art director); S. M. Iger (feature editor)

The Torpedo Patrol (Table of Contents)

Clipper Kirk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Fawcette
Inks
Gene Fawcette
Colors
?

Genre
war

[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 bristol blenheim with the skull squad insignia...
Genre
war
Characters
Count De Chambreau (introduction)

[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
Three English boy scouts have become expert fliers...
Genre
children; war
Characters
Tommy; Curly; Blimpo; Lord Roslyn; Captain Arnold
Synopsis
Grounded because of their age, Tommy, Curly and Blimpo stay on the ground and capture 2 Nazi spies landed from a German sub. The boys and some British soldiers take over the submarine.
Reprints
  • US in Witty Comics (Irwin H. Rubin, 1945 series) #1 ([circa 1945]) [A few changes from the original version: "Parachute Patrol" becomes "Junior Patrol," and a caption in the final panel (which in the original urges readers to follow the adventures of the boys in Wings Comics) is changed to a generic "Buy War Bonds and Stamps" caption. Pat Powers byline in the original is removed in this reprinted story.]

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

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

Script
? [as Fred Hawks]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A native chieftain has been wounded in Alexandria...
Genre
war
Characters
Tom Raleigh (guest-star); A sheik (introduction)

The Adventure of the Mad Baron (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
?

Genre
war
Characters
Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Goering (villain); Baron Von Reichmann (villain, death)

The Torpedo Patrol (Table of Contents: 5)

Clipper Kirk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Taking a daring chance, Clipper Kirk leads his...
Genre
war
Characters
Capt. Donaldson (introduction)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

Yankee Manners (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Rick N. Backer]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wing Tips / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The British are pursuing the war with the...
Genre
non-fiction; aviation

A Bomb With Wings (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Witmer Williams ?
Inks
Witmer Williams; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

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 into the office of admiral...
Genre
war
Characters
Von Hoff (villain, introduction, death); his underling (villain, introduction, death)

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

Powder Burns / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Powder Burns, air adventurer, finds himself in Cairo...
Genre
war
Characters
Amy Lint (guest-star)

[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
While off active combat duty, Suicide Smith trains...
Genre
war
Characters
The Haywire Squadron (introductions)

No Wings for a Coward (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Tim Cassidy

Indexer Notes

Supposedly adapted from a Derek West story.

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

Greasemonkey Griffin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dunder und blitzen! Me, a general of der...
Genre
war
Characters
Gen. Fritz (villain); Schmitz (his brother, villain, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Torpedo Patrol
    Clipper Kirk
  2. 1. ["The bristol blenheim with the skull squad insignia..."]
    Skull Squad
  3. 2. ["Three English boy scouts have become expert fliers..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  4. 3. ["A native chieftain has been wounded in Alexandria..."]
    Jane Martin
  5. 4. The Adventure of the Mad Baron
    The Phantom Falcons
  6. 5. The Torpedo Patrol
    Clipper Kirk
  7. 6. Yankee Manners
  8. 7. ["The British are pursuing the war with the..."]
    Wing Tips
  9. 8. A Bomb With Wings
  10. 9. ["F-4 is called into the office of admiral..."]
    F4 of the air intelligence
  11. 10. ["Powder Burns, air adventurer, finds himself in Cairo..."]
    Powder Burns
  12. 11. ["While off active combat duty, Suicide Smith trains..."]
    Suicide Smith
  13. 12. No Wings for a Coward
    Captain Derek West
  14. 13. ["Dunder und blitzen! Me, a general of der..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
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