Four Color #790 - The Wings of Eagles
(April 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell A Movie Classic
Editing
Helen Meyer
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Indicia title is "THE WINGS OF EAGLES, No. 790."
Code number is W. of E. O.S. #790-574.
Copyright 1957 by Loew's Incorporated. Adapted from the 1957 M-G-M movie "The Wings of Eagles."
"Movie Classic" on cover.


The Wings of Eagles (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Colors
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Frank Wead [Spig Wead] (photos of John Wayne)
Reprints

The Wings of Eagles (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Frank Wead [Spig Wead] (photos of John Wayne); Carson [Jughead] (photo of Dan Dailey)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Four photos from the movie plus partial cast list.

The Wings of Eagles (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth ?; Harry O'Donnell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; biography
Characters
Frank "Spig" Wead; John Dale Price; John Dodge
Synopsis
The life story of Frank "Spig" Wead, a pioneer in Naval aviation, who, after an accident grounded him, became a screenwriter in Hollywood. During World War II, Wead rejoined the Navy and designed a supply link to provide reserve aircraft to large carriers during battles.

Indexer Notes

The character John Dodge is a fictionalized version of movie director John Ford. Alex Toth inks credit from unknown original indexer. Harry O'Donnell ink credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Adapted from the 1957 M-G-M movie "The Wings of Eagles."

The First Aircraft Take-off from the Deck of a Ship (Table of Contents: 3)

Naval Aviation Firsts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth ?
Inks
Alex Toth ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Description of the first aircraft to take-off from the deck of a ship--in 1910.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover; black and white. Art uses craftint shading, which is not common in Dell comics. Panels with typeset text underneath.

The First Aircraft Landing on the Deck of a Ship (Table of Contents: 4)

Naval Aviation Firsts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Toth ?
Inks
Alex Toth ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Description of the first landing of an aircraft on a ship.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Art uses craftint shading, which is not common in Dell comics. Panels with typeset text underneath

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Wings of Eagles
  2. 1. The Wings of Eagles
  3. 2. The Wings of Eagles
  4. 3. The First Aircraft Take-off from the Deck of a Ship
    Naval Aviation Firsts
  5. 4. The First Aircraft Landing on the Deck of a Ship
    Naval Aviation Firsts
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