(March 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale Date
1941-01-02
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, Third Series, Vol. 1, Part 2, Nos. 1&2, Periodicals, 1946-1947.

The Ace of Flame (Table of Contents)

Suicide Smith / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Inks
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war

Dawn Patrol (Table of Contents: 1)

Skull Squad / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nazi luftwaffe officers rage at each new victory...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Hartmann (villain)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

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

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

Script
? [as Pat Powers]
Pencils
Henry C. Kiefer ?; George Carl Wilhelms ?
Inks
George Carl Wilhelms ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Three British boy scouts are already experienced fliers...
Genre
war
Characters
Capt. Guido Rosso (villain, introduction); other Italian pilots (villains, introductions)

Indexer Notes

Doubtful that this is actually HCK.

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

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

Script
? [as Fred Hawks]
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt ?; Bob Jenny ?; ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Greek island of Corfu is under heavy...
Genre
war
Characters
Tom Raleigh (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

Possible Jenney, but not clearly so. Ferstadt was at Iger in 1941, so he's a more likely candidate.

[no title indexed] (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 adventure of the stirring air battle over the...
Genre
war
Characters
Baroness Von Hohenlinden (villain, introduction)

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

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
In his air wanderings, Powder Burns (with his...
Genre
war
Characters
Heinrich (villain, introduction)

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

Wing Tips / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a wasp with a deadly sting...
Genre
non-fiction

The Owl Squadron (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Watt Knight]
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation; war

Radio Vs. Night Bombers (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Actually, this is the first recorded publication in popular media of radar and its capabilities to detect aircraft at night. More like a "guess what" story than a "what if?"
A "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
Al Bryant ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A hastily scribbled message brings F-4 to a...
Genre
war
Characters
Fred Browne (introduction, death); Alec Browne (his brother, introduction)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
England expects every man to do his duty...
Genre
war
Characters
Claude Boyle (introduction)

Indexer Notes

This IS Witmer Williams, but it is not "classic" Williams. I believe it's very early Saaf "rescued" by WW.

The Ace of Flame (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
? [as Larry Shaw]
Pencils
Witmer Williams (page 1 & 2); John Cassone ? (pages 3-7)
Inks
Witmer Williams; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the difference between one RAF squadron and...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Capt. Lacey (introduction)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb. The art on the last five pages is superficially Crandall-esque which hints at Cassone or Elkan - both Crandall followers.

The Yankee Thunderbolt (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Appel
Inks
George Appel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Tim Cassidy

Indexer Notes

No such novel exists and no record has been found of an author named or using the name Derek West.

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

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

Script
? [as Jay Ryder]
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Himmel, dere's dot shrimper vot got us into...
Genre
war
Characters
Putzi (villain); Fritz (villain); others (villains)

Indexer Notes

Nordling is drawing "after" George Tuska, so this appears superficially to be by Tuska.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ace of Flame
    Suicide Smith
  2. 1. Dawn Patrol
    Skull Squad
  3. 2. ["Three British boy scouts are already experienced fliers..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  4. 3. ["The Greek island of Corfu is under heavy..."]
    Jane Martin
  5. 4. ["The adventure of the stirring air battle over the..."]
    The Phantom Falcons
  6. 5. ["In his air wanderings, Powder Burns (with his..."]
    Powder Burns
  7. 6. ["This is a wasp with a deadly sting..."]
    Wing Tips
  8. 7. The Owl Squadron
  9. 8. Radio Vs. Night Bombers
  10. 9. ["A hastily scribbled message brings F-4 to a..."]
    F4 of the air intelligence
  11. 10. ["England expects every man to do his duty..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  12. 11. The Ace of Flame
    Suicide Smith
  13. 12. The Yankee Thunderbolt
    Captain Derek West
  14. 13. ["Himmel, dere's dot shrimper vot got us into..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
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