(June 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-04-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Wings Pub. Co. Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Gene Fawcette (Art Director)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 2.


T.N.T. For Tokyo (Table of Contents)

Captain Wings / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Fawcette [as Fawcette] (signed)
Inks
Gene Fawcette [as Fawcette] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Captain Wings [Captain Smith]

T.N.T. for Tokyo (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Wings / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Major T. E. Bowen] (credited)
Pencils
Rudy Palais ?
Inks
Max Elkan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Wings, secret agent and US army air ace, smashes into...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Captain Wings [Captain Smith]; Sue; Mickey; Commander Rogers; Stella Ruben; Jewel (villain, Stella's servant); Nazi Officer (villain); Japanese Minister of War (villain); The Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Captain Smith is ordered to go with Commander Rogers in his plane-carrying submarine, and then be dropped 100 miles off the Japanese coast. He meets Stella Ruben, and together they head to Tokyo to kidnap the Japanese Minister of War.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title is taken from the cover blurb.

Major T. E. Bowen is a byline used at Fiction House.

Pencil credit revised from Max Elkin to ? by Craig Delich and moved to inker position, in place of Rudy Palais, now removed to penciler position with a ?. The Who's Who indicates that Elkan did inks only on this feature and there is no evidence extant that is known to indicate he also did pencils. Palais did pencil and ink work on this feature in 1942, and, upon examining the art closely, it seems that Palais MAY have penciled this story.

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

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

Script
? [as F. E. Lincoln]
Pencils
Nick Cardy; ?
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jane Martin is stationed with an air squadron....
Genre
war

Indexer Notes

There may be another, lesser artist [like George Appel] at work in places here. HW also sees similarties to Tony Cataldo.

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

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

Script
? [as Casey McKay]
Pencils
George Carl Wilhelms
Inks
George Carl Wilhelms
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom has arrived in the USA from...
Genre
war

The Devil's Double (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
? [as Captain Derek West]
Pencils
Gerge Appel
Inks
George Appel
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

All lettering with the exception of one caption on first page is typeset. Text runs across the tops of the panels, there are no word balloons or sound effects.

The Bat of Madagascar (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war

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

Wings of America Club Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

reproduces airplane design drawings submitted by Edward Priest, Mark Perrier, and Francis Clark.

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

Wing's Air Mail / letters page / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bill Eldredge; Geo. Giffin, Jr.; Dolly Chastain; Peter W. Gammiero

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Skull Squad of the RAF, composed of...
Genre
war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Wing Tips / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help protect America! Make a wings air defense...
Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Reprints

Indexer Notes

An illustrated public service feature, requesting Americans to make an air defense notebook using these four illustrations. Page is divided into 4 equal sized panels, each one spotlighting an enemy aircraft silhouette, this time: the Mitsubishi 96 from Japan, the Junkers Ju 90 from Germany, the Focke-Wulf "Kurier" from Germany and the Mitsubishi "Obtori" from Japan.

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

Clipper Kirk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Cliff Dubois]
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A celebration, Jawohl! Der great Kirk iss in...
Genre
war
Characters
Kurt (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains); Jacques (introduction); Clipper Kirk
Reprints

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

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

Script
? [as Kip Beales]
Pencils
Al Walker
Inks
Al Walker
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stupid blimp you! Vhy iss he oudt of line?
Genre
satire-parody; war

Vultures of the Mikado (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Hitler appearance

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. T.N.T. For Tokyo
    Captain Wings
  2. 1. T.N.T. for Tokyo
    Captain Wings
  3. 2. ["Jane Martin is stationed with an air squadron...."]
    Jane Martin
  4. 3. ["Tom has arrived in the USA from..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  5. 4. The Devil's Double
    Captain Derek West
  6. 5. The Bat of Madagascar
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wings of America Club Page
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wing's Air Mail
  9. 8. ["The Skull Squad of the RAF, composed of..."]
    The Skull Squad
  10. 9. ["Help protect America! Make a wings air defense..."]
    Wing Tips
  11. 10. ["A celebration, Jawohl! Der great Kirk iss in..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  12. 11. ["Stupid blimp you! Vhy iss he oudt of line?"]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  13. 12. Vultures of the Mikado
    Suicide Smith
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bill Devine
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Mitchell Maglio
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Mike Nielsen