(December 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-10-05
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

Indicia appears at the bottom of the inside back cover.

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.


Tail-Gun Tornado (Table of Contents)

Clipper Kirk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
war
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Wings / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Major T. E. Bowen]
Pencils
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Determined to shield a fledgling pilot from certain...
Genre
war
Characters
The Japanese (villains); A gypsy girl (introduction)

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

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
The flaming breath of Japan's black dragon society...
Genre
war
Characters
Franz (villain, introduction); Louie (villain, introduction, death); the Japanese (villains)

Dawn Raid (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

The Ken Moore story. 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: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A harmless looking saxophone...hot licks of jive...
Genre
war
Characters
Herman (villain, introduction); a female spy (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Probably someone imitating Peddy or working over his layouts. More ? than Peddy.

Build the Jap "Zero" Fighter (Table of Contents: 5)

Know Your Enemy's Planes / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; aviation

Three More Dream Ships from Our Readers (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Ronsisvalle; Gary Hauver; Fritz W. Gohlike, Jr.
Inks
Sam Ronsisvalle; Gary Hauver; Fritz W. Gohlike, Jr.
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Reproduces aircraft design drawings by Sam Ronsisvalle, Gary Hauver, and Fritz W. Gohlike, Jr.

[Griffin Gets the O.K. Brand] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the title of the first letter. Letters of comment from Paul Keny; Philip Festal; Bob Chambers; Len J. Hill; Peyton Whisnant; Barbara Olson.

Major Albert F. Kalberer (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

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

Movie Cameras on the Wing (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

[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 ?
Inks
Pagsilang Rey Isip ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's our instructor got lined up for tomorrow...
Genre
war
Characters
Hans Kabel (villain, introduction); Brenda Larkin (introduction); Shane (introduction)

[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
Seeing our hero busily plaguing the innards of...
Genre
war
Characters
The Nazis (villains)

Commando Cloudburst (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bert Phillips]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
? [as F. E. Lincoln]
Pencils
Saul Rosen
Inks
Saul Rosen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Government house at Ankara, Turkey...representatives of warring...
Genre
war
Characters
Fritz Von Helmarth (villain, introduction, death); Nazi spies (villains, introductions); The Turkish premier (introduction)

Tail-Gun Tornado (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
South of Suez at a secret US airbase...
Genre
war
Characters
Flying Fox (villain); Heinker (villain, introduction); Achmed (villain, introduction); Raschid (villain, introduction); Tonia (guest-star)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Promo ad in color on inside back cover showing the covers of Wings Comics #27; Jumbo Comics #45; Jungle Comics #35; Rangers Comics #8; Fight Comics #22; Planet Comics #21.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tail-Gun Tornado
    Clipper Kirk
  2. 1. ["Determined to shield a fledgling pilot from certain..."]
    Captain Wings
  3. 2. ["The flaming breath of Japan's black dragon society..."]
    Suicide Smith
  4. 3. Dawn Raid
    Captain Derek West
  5. 4. ["A harmless looking saxophone...hot licks of jive..."]
    Skull Squad
  6. 5. Build the Jap "Zero" Fighter
    Know Your Enemy's Planes
  7. 6. Three More Dream Ships from Our Readers
    Wings of America club page
  8. 7. [Griffin Gets the O.K. Brand]
    Wings' Air Mail
  9. 8. Major Albert F. Kalberer
    Yank Aces of World War II
  10. 9. Movie Cameras on the Wing
    Wing Tips
  11. 10. ["What's our instructor got lined up for tomorrow..."]
    Calhoun of the Air Cadets
  12. 11. ["Seeing our hero busily plaguing the innards of..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  13. 12. Commando Cloudburst
  14. 13. ["Government house at Ankara, Turkey...representatives of warring..."]
    Jane Martin
  15. 14. Tail-Gun Tornado
    Clipper Kirk
  16. 15. The Big Six of the Comics Magazines
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