(January 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-11-06
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

Info and credits [except feature] added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). Entire issue revised/updated 12/2006 by HS/HW/JV. Updated 1/2016 by BD.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 1.


Buzzards From Berlin (Table of Contents)

Skull Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Fawcette
Inks
Gene Fawcette
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation; war
Reprints

[2 Thrilling Jungle Books!] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Sheena; Wambi / 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 Major T. E. Bowen]
Pencils
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hell diver headquarters somewhere in Australia. The ground officer...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Capt. Boggs; Link; Capt. Wings; Black Widow; unnamed Japanese admiral
Keywords
shark; World War II

Indexer Notes

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

[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
Murder via Mexico! G-2, the US army intelligence...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Col. Cadiz; Suicide Smith; Alfonzo; Miguel; Hinda; Chino Vicente; Major Rudley; Joe
Keywords
Tijuana

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Greasemonkey Griffin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our hero, in his dirtiest overalls, is busy...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Greasemonkey Griffin [Greasemary]; Duke of Cordenton; Duchess of Cordenton; Hodges

Indexer Notes

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

Swan-Song For Zeros (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Derek West / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Capt. Derek West]
Pencils
George Appel
Inks
George Appel
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ensign Tom Baxter, U.S.N., is making a play for a native dancer...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Tom Baxter; Lt. Joe McKenna; Pearl; Bruce
Synopsis
Story title also appears on the cover.
Keywords
Port Moresby; World War II

Indexer Notes

Genre and writer credit added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). 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.

Meet the Thunderbolt! (Table of Contents: 6)

Wing Tips / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The prototype of this model is a huge craft.
Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Keywords
Republic P-47 (plane)

Indexer Notes

Instructions and pattern to build a wooden model of the Republic P-47 plane.

Buzzards From Berlin (Table of Contents: 7)

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
The fortunes of war have temporarily split the...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Jimmy; Kent; Sandy; Rosa; Nazis
Keywords
dogfight; Iceland; Scotland; World War II

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
War makes strange bunk mates. At Kelly Field barracks...
Genre
war
Characters
Calhoun (last appearance); Bertram Harvey; Miss Wilton; Col. Wilton
Keywords
Kelly Field

Indexer Notes

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

Three Bull's-Eye Designs for Victory! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Rice; Emery Brunett; Floyd Johnson
Inks
Howard Rice; Emery Brunett; Floyd Johnson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Howard Rice of Upper Darby, PA. submits this...
Genre
aviation
Synopsis
Reproduces aircraft design drawings submitted by Howard Rice, Emery Brunett and Floyd Johnson.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

[To the Air-minded Girls...] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon gals! Keep 'em flying!

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). Story title taken from the title of the first letter. Letters of comment from Bobbie Gates; George Moore; Joe Creighton; Joe Yazell; S.P. Wilburton; Lester McAdams.

Col. Frank Armstrong USAAF (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Dawn... at an airdrome somewhere in England.
Genre
aviation; biography; war
Characters
Col. Frank Armstrong; Nazis
Keywords
Flying Fortresses; Focke Wulf 190; Rotterdam; World War II

Indexer Notes

Genre added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). All lettering with the exception of one caption on first page is typeset. Text runs across the bottoms of the panels, there are no word balloons or sound effects.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Through a blacked out London night, Jane returns to...
Genre
war
Characters
Jane Martin; Hilde Loffler; Z-4; Atkins
Keywords
lingerie panel; Murmansk

Indexer Notes

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

Block Busters for Berlin (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Douglas Bell]
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Windy McPherson started to get pale at the gills in the...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Windy McPherson; Col. Bullfinch [Bull-head]; Capt. Vic Clark; Giggler Donegan
Synopsis
Windy receives orders that his squadron is to bomb Berlin and he is filled with anxiety at getting caught by the Nazis.
Keywords
Berlin; Lancaster bombers; Luftwaffe; World War II

Indexer Notes

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

[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
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
U.S. beats U-boat menace with huge cargo planes...
Genre
war
Characters
Clipper Kirk; Flying Fox; Tonia
Keywords
Bushire; Heinkel planes; Northrup A17-A (plane)

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Buzzards From Berlin
    Skull Squad
  2. 1. [2 Thrilling Jungle Books!]
    Sheena; Wambi
  3. 2. ["Hell diver headquarters somewhere in Australia. The ground officer..."]
    Captain Wings and the Hell-Diver Squadron
  4. 3. ["Murder via Mexico! G-2, the US army intelligence..."]
    Suicide Smith
  5. 4. ["Our hero, in his dirtiest overalls, is busy..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  6. 5. Swan-Song For Zeros
    Captain Derek West
  7. 6. Meet the Thunderbolt!
    Wing Tips
  8. 7. Buzzards From Berlin
    Skull Squad
  9. 8. ["War makes strange bunk mates. At Kelly Field barracks..."]
    Calhoun of the Air Cadets
  10. 9. Three Bull's-Eye Designs for Victory!
    Wings of America club page
  11. 10. [To the Air-minded Girls...]
    Wings' Air Mail
  12. 11. Col. Frank Armstrong USAAF
    Yank Aces of World War II
  13. 12. ["Through a blacked out London night, Jane returns to..."]
    Jane Martin
  14. 13. Block Busters for Berlin
  15. 14. ["U.S. beats U-boat menace with huge cargo planes..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  16. 15. The Big Six of the Comics Magazines
    Fiction House
  17. 16. ["The 97 pound weakling - who became "the world's most perfectly developed man.""]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • 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