Captain Aero Comics #v2#4 (10)
(January 1943)

Holyoke, 1942 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Holyoke Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S. (v2#3 (9)-Larger 8.5" x 10.5")
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

The Beam of Death! (Table of Contents)

Captain Aero / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles M. Quinlan Sr. [as Chas. M. Quinlan] (signed)
Inks
Charles M. Quinlan Sr. [as Chas. M. Quinlan] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Captain Aero

Indexer Notes

Title from the story.

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

Holyoke Publishing Co. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Beam of Death! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Aero / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Alberta Tews
Pencils
Phil Bard [as Oliver Ashford]
Inks
Phil Bard [as Oliver Ashford]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Blue Falcon; Buster; Captain Aero; Major Brice; Captain Carlson; Suwaki
Synopsis
The Blue Falcon is back with her deadly blue ray helping the Japanese in China.

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

Alias X / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the waterfront hide-out of the Wasp, evil genius of crime!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alias X; The Stinger [The Wasp]; Gus
Synopsis
The Stinger captures Alias X before trying to steal the crown jewels of Corabia.

Indexer Notes

Referred to as the Wasp on the first page, the villain is called the Stinger for the rest of the story.

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

Commandos of the Devil Dogs / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chas. M. Quinlan (signed)
Inks
Chas. M. Quinlan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shh! Quiet, ya sap -- these Japs may have bad eyes, but their ears are allright!
Genre
war
Characters
Bill Tanner; Wally
Synopsis
Sgt. Tanner and Wally capture a Japanese squad.

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

The Red Cross / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Nicholas ?; Sol Brodsky ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas (signed)
Inks
Sol Brodsky (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many battles have been won or lost...
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
The Red Cross [Peter Hall]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Benito Mussolini (villain); Hideki Tojo (villain); Major Bodach
Synopsis
The Red Cross battles Axis sabotage within England.

Indexer Notes

According to Peter Arndt in Alter Ego #134 (July, 2015), it's possible that Brodsky scripted and inked the story over Nicholas' pencils, or Nicholas did rough layouts with Brodsky finishing. It does seem likely, though, given the shared by-line and Sol's 1960s claim that he created the character, that Brodsky did more than just ink this story.

Men of the Underground (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Wilfred Waddington
Pencils
Alberta Tews [as Al. Tews] (signed)(illustrations)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Jules Lemaire; Heinrich Adler; Kirchner; Duval
Synopsis
Heinrich Rich hunts down French Resistance leader Jules Lemaire.

They're Both Aces High (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Cat-Man; Blue Beetle / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Hammerhead Hawley / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Roy (signed)
Inks
Mike Roy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the timely aid of the wily Hammerhead Hawley...
Genre
war
Characters
Hammerhead Hawley; Whitey; Agent XX
Synopsis
Hammerhead helps the coast guard with some Japanese bases on Sitkin, Kiska and Attu.

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

Captain Aero's Sky Scouts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now is the time for all patriotic young fellows to come to the aid of their country!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sky Scouts [Bobby; Jimmy]; Mr. Flint; Snipe; Dillon
Synopsis
Bobby and Jimmy are collecting scrap rubber when they see a man get killed.

Maj. Sedley Peck Red Cross Hero (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Sedley Peck

Indexer Notes

About Sedley Peck, who was in charge of the the U.S. Ambulance Corps.

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

Miss Victory / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chas. M. Quinlan (signed)
Inks
Chas. M. Quinlan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Midnight! Near the offices of the Secretary of Commerce in Wash., D.C. a vigilant American soldier patrols his lonely post!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Miss Victory [Joan Wayne]; Moore; Warden; Rosen; Ray Willner; Mason; Joe; Otto
Synopsis
Miss Victory goes after people stealing government secrets.
Reprints

The Wasp and the Sting of Death (Table of Contents: 12)

Flagman and Rusty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Mandel [as Mandel] (signed)
Inks
Dan Barry [as Barry] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flagman [Major Hornet]; Rusty; President Franklin Roosevelt; The Wasp (villain)
Synopsis
The Wasp is stealing the courses of ships and sending them to a German sub to sink.
Reprints

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

Electric Game Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Beam of Death!
    Captain Aero
  2. 1. ["Free with this offer 33 power telescope lens kit"]
    Holyoke Publishing Co.
  3. 2. The Beam of Death!
    Captain Aero
  4. 3. ["At the waterfront hide-out of the Wasp, evil genius of crime!"]
    Alias X
  5. 4. ["Shh! Quiet, ya sap -- these Japs may have bad eyes, but their ears are allright!"]
    Commandos of the Devil Dogs
  6. 5. ["Many battles have been won or lost..."]
    The Red Cross
  7. 6. Men of the Underground
  8. 7. They're Both Aces High
    Cat-Man; Blue Beetle
  9. 8. ["With the timely aid of the wily Hammerhead Hawley..."]
    Hammerhead Hawley
  10. 9. ["Now is the time for all patriotic young fellows to come to the aid of their country!"]
    Captain Aero's Sky Scouts
  11. 10. Maj. Sedley Peck Red Cross Hero
  12. 11. ["Midnight! Near the offices of the Secretary of Commerce in Wash., D.C. a vigilant American soldier patrols his lonely post!"]
    Miss Victory
  13. 12. The Wasp and the Sting of Death
    Flagman and Rusty
  14. 13. ["Jim Prentice famous inventor of Electric Football Baseball, etc. announces Bomb 'em with Blast 'em"]
    Electric Game Co.
  15. 14. ["Here they are!"]
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