(April 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale Date
1941-02-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Wings Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); Gene Fawcette (Art Director)

Issue Notes

Interesting issue: Gene Fawcette takes over as Art Director and the "authors" on half the strips change: Parachute Patrol now by "Casey McKay" instead of "Pat Powers," etc. And many new artists show up. Appears as if Fiction House is bringing production in house.

The Wings of Doom (Table of Contents)

Skull Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Fawcette
Inks
Gene Fawcette
Colors
?

Genre
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.

The Wings of Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

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
The first giant four-motored flying fortresses have...
Genre
aviation; war

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 Casey McKay]
Pencils
Bob Butts ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Far from the furnaces of the great mill...
Genre
war
Characters
V: Karl and other spies (I for all); I: Col. Howard

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

Jane Martin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as F. E. Lincolm [sic]]
Pencils
Al Gabriele
Inks
? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A delirious British aviator drags himself to the...
Genre
war
Characters
V: Heinrich and another Nazi (I for both); I: Three gunners

Indexer Notes

Female faces resemble Al Gabrielle, but others seem more like Alex Raymond swipes or Al Bryant. Definitely done by diverse hands. HW suggests some Vern Henkel.

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

The Phantom Falcons / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Taking advantage of Italian reverses in Greece, the...
Genre
war

Spy Hawk (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain Derek West / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Captain Derek West]
Pencils
Frank Schwarz ?
Inks
Frank Schwarz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Tim Cassidy

Indexer Notes

Capt. Derek West is a fictional author. Art on final two pages also resembles an artist named Jay.

Scouts of the Sea (Table of Contents: 7)

Wing Tips / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; aviation

The Man Who Turned Tail (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Gordon Wayne]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

Subterranean Airdrome (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Walker [page 1]; John Cassone ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

A "What if?" story

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

Suicide Smith / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Capt. A. E. Carruthers]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All is quiet, or so it seems... At the...
Genre
war
Characters
GS: The Haywire Squadron; I: Cmdr. Cawthorne

Indexer Notes

Reminiscent in places of Gabrielle and Jenney and ?

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

F4 of the Air Intelligence / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bill Fox]
Pencils
Jay ?
Inks
Jay ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
F-4, America's daring secret agent, steps from a...
Genre
war
Characters
I: J-9; V: A Japanese spy ring (I)

Indexer Notes

Resembles very much an artist who signs "Jay" in the late 1940s.

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

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

Script
? [as Cliff Debois]
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Clipper Kirk is with an RAF squadron somewhere...
Genre
war
Characters
V: Teddy Watson (I)

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

Greasemonkey Griffin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, Grif. Wrap yourself in a parachute. I'm...
Genre
war
Characters
I: Ace Hawks
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Wings of Doom
    Skull Squad
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wings' Air Mail
  3. 2. The Wings of Doom
    Skull Squad
  4. 3. ["Far from the furnaces of the great mill..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  5. 4. ["A delirious British aviator drags himself to the..."]
    Jane Martin
  6. 5. ["Taking advantage of Italian reverses in Greece, the..."]
    The Phantom Falcons
  7. 6. Spy Hawk
    Captain Derek West
  8. 7. Scouts of the Sea
    Wing Tips
  9. 8. The Man Who Turned Tail
  10. 9. Subterranean Airdrome
  11. 10. ["All is quiet, or so it seems... At the..."]
    Suicide Smith
  12. 11. ["F-4, America's daring secret agent, steps from a..."]
    F4 of the Air Intelligence
  13. 12. ["Clipper Kirk is with an RAF squadron somewhere..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  14. 13. ["C'mon, Grif. Wrap yourself in a parachute. I'm..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
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