(November 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-09-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Wings Pub. Co.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Larabie Cunningham (Editor); 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

Entire issue updated/revised 12/2006 by HW/HW/JV.

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. 4.


Sky-Sharks of the Skagerrak (Table of Contents)

Skull Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
war
Keywords
fighter aircraft; Luftwaffe; United States Army Air Corps; World War II

Indexer Notes

Some info and credits [except feature] added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

Don't Miss Glory Forbes Vigilante in Rangers Comics (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
? [as Capt. T. E. Bowen]
Pencils
Maxwell Elkan
Inks
Maxwell Elkan; Bob Lubbers
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The screams of dying comrades and the charred...
Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Story title, genre and writer credit added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). HS points out that Lubbers is more evident as the story progresses. Note that "Major T. E. Bowen" is now a "Captain."

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With stealth and cunning a Nazi task force...
Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Story title, genre and writer credit added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

Mile-High Gauntlet (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
? [as Capt. Derek West]
Pencils
George Appel [as Geo. H. Appel] (signed)
Inks
George Appel [as Geo. H. Appel] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Genre and writer credit added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). Story title also appears on the cover. All lettering is typeset. Text runs across the tops of the panels, there are no word balloons or sound effects.

Sky-Sharks of the Skagerrak (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like sharks of the deep, the undersea craft...
Genre
aviation; war

Indexer Notes

Genre and writer credit added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). Story title taken from the cover.

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

Jimmy Carter Keeps 'em Flying / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's how to stamp out the Axis, fellas!
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Jimmy Carter (intro; only appearance)

Indexer Notes

Story title and genre added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
William Zacks; John Kumpel Jr.; James Purcell; Luther Steffensen
Inks
William Zacks; John Kumpel Jr.; James Purcell; Luther Steffensen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Synopsis
Reproduces aircraft designs submitted by William Zacks, John Kumpel Jr., James Purcell and Luther Steffensen.
Keywords
club page

Indexer Notes

Entire sequence added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

[Scrap Greasemonkey or That Jane] (Table of Contents: 8)

Wings' Air Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). Story title taken from the title of the first letter. Letters of comment from Betty Gage; De Armand Noack; Ted Harris; Trent Barnes; Tom Funderburk; Hughie Tomkins; Alfred Orner.

Stingers (Table of Contents: 9)

Wing Tips / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

Entire sequence added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

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

Calhoun of the Air Cadets / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pat Cavenagh]
Pencils
Pagsilang Rey Isip (signed)
Inks
Pagsilang Rey Isip (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After gruelling tests at Kelly Field's 'pool', the...
Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Story title, genre, writer credit and art credit revision added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). Art credit previously given to Paul Isip. And given back to him by JV.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, Griffin, we're over nazi France. Untie those...
Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Story title, genre and writer credit added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

Lead Squall Over Lae (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Douglas Bell]
Pencils
? (2 panels art)
Inks
? (2 panels art)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Entire sequence added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a heavy truck, which serves as a...
Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Story title, genre and writer added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). HW points out the Celardo involvement.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To a new American air base, hidden in...
Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Story title, genre and writer credit added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). JV notes likely Lubbers inks.

The Big Six of the Comics Magazines (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sky-Sharks of the Skagerrak
    Skull Squad
  2. 1. Don't Miss Glory Forbes Vigilante in Rangers Comics
    Glory Forbes; Rangers Comics
  3. 2. ["The screams of dying comrades and the charred..."]
    Captain Wings and the Hell-Diver Squadron
  4. 3. ["With stealth and cunning a Nazi task force..."]
    Suicide Smith
  5. 4. Mile-High Gauntlet
    Captain Derek West
  6. 5. Sky-Sharks of the Skagerrak
    Skull Squad
  7. 6. ["Here's how to stamp out the Axis, fellas!"]
    Jimmy Carter Keeps 'em Flying
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wings of America Club Page
  9. 8. [Scrap Greasemonkey or That Jane]
    Wings' Air Mail
  10. 9. Stingers
    Wing Tips
  11. 10. ["After gruelling tests at Kelly Field's 'pool', the..."]
    Calhoun of the Air Cadets
  12. 11. ["Okay, Griffin, we're over nazi France. Untie those..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  13. 12. Lead Squall Over Lae
  14. 13. ["In a heavy truck, which serves as a..."]
    Jane Martin
  15. 14. ["To a new American air base, hidden in..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  16. 15. The Big Six of the Comics Magazines
    Fiction House
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Devine
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Mike Nielsen