(July 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-05-25
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

Story titles, genres, page counts and credits added by Craig Delich 2/2006. Entire issue revised/updated 12/2006 by HS/HW/JV. Updated by BD 2/2016. On-sale date given in previous issue.


Battling Eagles of Bataan (Table of Contents)

Captain Derek West / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Fawcette?; Dan Zolnerowich?
Inks
Gene Fawcette?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Probable Zolnerowich work on cover figures.

Have You Seen the Sensational New Rangers Comics? (Table of Contents: 1)

Rangers Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich; ?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Promo ad in color on inside front cover showing the cover of Rangers of Freedom #5 along with four panels of art from that issue.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A trio of daredevil fliers, Kent Douglas, Englishman...
Genre
war

Traitor Bait (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
war

Battling Eagle of Bataan (Table of Contents: 4)

Capt. Derek West / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

All lettering is typeset. Text runs across the tops of the panels, there are no word balloons or sound effects.

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

Captain Wings and the Hell-Diver Squadron / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Major T. E. Bowen]
Pencils
Maxwell Elkan
Inks
Rudy Palais?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the dark days of the blitz over...
Genre
war

Build the Curtiss P-40F (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

Templates to build a scale model airplane.

Help Protect America! (Table of Contents: 7)

Wing Tips / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

Silhouettes of four combat aircraft: Cant Z.509 (Italy), Savoia-Marchetti SM.55X (Italy), Blohm and Voss HA.140 (Germany), Dornier DO.26 (Germany).

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

Parachute Patrol / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Casey McKay]
Pencils
Aldo Rubano?; Pagsilang Rey Isip?
Inks
Aldo Rubano?; Pagsilang Rey Isip?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a moonlit night outside their radio shack...
Genre
war

Indexer Notes

HS suggests Isip as a possibility here, but it doesn't look too much like the signed Isip in issue #25. Last appearance.

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

Wings of America club page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Captain Wings]
Pencils
Kingdon Piehl; C. G. Collins Jr.; Henry Hayashida
Inks
Kingdon Piehl; C. G. Collins Jr.; Henry Hayashida
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These three air-minded Americans hit the bull's-eye this month!!!
Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

Reproduces aircraft design drawings submitted by Kingdon Piehl, Henry Hayashida, and C. G. Collins Jr.

[Suicide Up - Greasemonkey Down] (Table of Contents: 10)

Wing's Air Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (editor's note)
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Greasemonkey Griffin

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jack Mathes, Herbert Behrens, Chris Hauer, Jr., Cal Overholt, John Mesinger. Bottom third of the page has application to join the Wings of America Club.

[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
Von Schnapps, the Nazi fiend who collects British...
Genre
humor; war

Prey for the Eagle's Talons (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Sheridan Gray]
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

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

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

Script
? [as F. E. Lincoln]
Pencils
Nick Cardy [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the Black Sea port of Batum, where the...
Genre
war
Reprints
Keywords
Crimea; U.S.S.R.

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

Yank Aces of World War II / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pagsilang Rey Isip?
Inks
Pagsilang Rey Isip?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Adrift on a raft for 34 days, three...
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Harold Dixon; Tony Pastula; Gene Aldrich
Synopsis
The crew of a US Navy bomber crash land at sea and must survive 34 days adrift in shark filled waters of the Pacific.
Keywords
albatross; raft; sharks

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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
To save a buddy's neck Clipper puts his...
Genre
war

Indexer Notes

The artist's name "Arthur Saaf" appears on a paper drawn in the splash panel.

The Big Six of the Comics Magazines (Table of Contents: 16)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Promo ad in color on inside back cover showing the covers of Wings Comics #22; Jumbo Comics #40; Jungle Comics #30; Rangers of Freedom #5; Fight Comics #19; Planet Comics #19.

Sing a Song of Sudden Death (Table of Contents: 17)

Senorita Rio; Fight Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy; Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Nick Cardy; Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Senorita Rio

Indexer Notes

Promo ad in color on back cover shows the cover of Fight Comics #19 with art credited to Dan Zolnerowich and two panels from the Senorita Rio feature with art credited to Nick Cardy.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Battling Eagles of Bataan
    Captain Derek West
  2. 1. Have You Seen the Sensational New Rangers Comics?
    Rangers Comics
  3. 2. ["A trio of daredevil fliers, Kent Douglas, Englishman..."]
    Skull Squad
  4. 3. Traitor Bait
    Suicide Smith
  5. 4. Battling Eagle of Bataan
    Capt. Derek West
  6. 5. ["In the dark days of the blitz over..."]
    Captain Wings and the Hell-Diver Squadron
  7. 6. Build the Curtiss P-40F
  8. 7. Help Protect America!
    Wing Tips
  9. 8. ["On a moonlit night outside their radio shack..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  10. 9. ["These three air-minded Americans hit the bull's-eye this month!!!"]
    Wings of America club page
  11. 10. [Suicide Up - Greasemonkey Down]
    Wing's Air Mail
  12. 11. ["Von Schnapps, the Nazi fiend who collects British..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  13. 12. Prey for the Eagle's Talons
  14. 13. ["At the Black Sea port of Batum, where the..."]
    Jane Martin
  15. 14. ["Adrift on a raft for 34 days, three..."]
    Yank Aces of World War II
  16. 15. ["To save a buddy's neck Clipper puts his..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  17. 16. The Big Six of the Comics Magazines
  18. 17. Sing a Song of Sudden Death
    Senorita Rio; Fight Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Craig Delich
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