(February 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale Date
1940-12-05
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)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1.

Bombs for Berlin (Table of Contents)

Skull Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Fawcette
Inks
Gene Fawcette
Colors
?

Genre
aviation; war

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

Wings' Air Mail / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Bombs for Berlin (Table of Contents: 2)

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 pilot, gunner, and bombardier of a Bristol...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Capt. Sybil Mason (introduction)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

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

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
Tommy, Curly and Blimpo, English boy scouts, are...
Genre
war
Characters
Basher (villain, introduction); the Countess (villain, introduction); Blacky (villain, introduction); an unnamed spy (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
? [as Fred Hawks]
Pencils
Bob Jenney ?; ?
Inks
? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The burning sand and sun of the desert...
Genre
war
Characters
Eric Swenson (introduction); Tom Raleigh (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

Weak art, reminiscent of Jenney with a hint of Nick Cardy or someone imitating him.

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

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
Again the phantom falcons, Tom Slade, Jerry, Dale...
Genre
war
Characters
Wally Durham (introduction)

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

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
The war in Europe has spread its ugly...
Genre
war
Characters
An Oriental spy (villain, introduction)

The Song of the Harrow (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Wing Tips / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fans, here are some more shots for your...
Genre
non-fiction; aviation

Planes By Radio (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Fawcette; ? [shop]
Inks
? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Fawcett on first panel only. Hints of Witmer Williams and Art Peddy later on, but probably just shop work.
A "What if?" story

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

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 flying a Messerschmitt over the channel...
Genre
war
Characters
Von Siedorf (villain, introduction, death); Lt. William Hanson (villain, introduction, death)

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

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
Once again Powder Burns and his comrades in...
Genre
war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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 is on short leave at Ramsgate when...
Genre
war
Characters
Baron Von Hirschmann (villain, introduction, death)

The Flying Scarecrow (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Just for the record, there is no evidence that an author named Derek West, Captain or otherwise, ever existed. These stories are NOT adaptations from other media.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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
The air-whacky mac whose head and heart are...
Genre
war
Characters
Putzi (villain, introduction); Herman (villain, introduction); Heinie (villain, introduction); Hans (villain, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bombs for Berlin
    Skull Squad
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wings' Air Mail
  3. 2. Bombs for Berlin
    Skull Squad
  4. 3. ["Tommy, Curly and Blimpo, English boy scouts, are..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  5. 4. ["The burning sand and sun of the desert..."]
    Jane Martin
  6. 5. ["Again the phantom falcons, Tom Slade, Jerry, Dale..."]
    The Phantom Falcons
  7. 6. ["The war in Europe has spread its ugly..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  8. 7. The Song of the Harrow
  9. 8. ["Fans, here are some more shots for your..."]
    Wing Tips
  10. 9. Planes By Radio
  11. 10. ["F-4 is flying a Messerschmitt over the channel..."]
    F4 of the air intelligence
  12. 11. ["Once again Powder Burns and his comrades in..."]
    Powder Burns
  13. 12. ["Suicide is on short leave at Ramsgate when..."]
    Suicide Smith
  14. 13. The Flying Scarecrow
    Captain Derek West
  15. 14. ["The air-whacky mac whose head and heart are..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
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