(February 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-12-07
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

Story titles, genre, editor and page count added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). Entire issue updated/revised 12/2006 by HW/HW/JV. Updated 2/2016 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.


Monsters of the Stratosphere (Table of Contents)

Skull Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
aviation; war
Keywords
World War II

3 New, Different Comics! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Sheena; Rangers; Wambi / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The deal was a treacherous triple-cross of the Solomon...
Genre
war
Characters
Capt. Wings; Link; Capt. Boggs; Major Burns; Dipper; Hunchie
Keywords
Wharf Rat (bar)

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
The ceiling price on Jap lives hits rock bottom...
Genre
war
Characters
Suicide Smith; Hinda; General Bard; Gruber; Fuisha
Keywords
Alaska; San Francisco

Indexer Notes

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

Lieut. John James Powers (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remember, the folks back home are counting on us.
Genre
aviation; biography; war
Characters
Lt. John James Powers
Synopsis
Lt. Powers flies a bomber in the third battle of the Coral Sea.

Indexer Notes

Genre added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). Typeset text runs across the bottoms of the panels, there are no word balloons or sound effects.

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

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
A valuable packet of blueprints has just arrived...
Genre
war
Characters
Greasemonkey Griffin; Nazis; Col. Atkins
Synopsis
Griffin loses a set of blueprints for a plane, so he makes up a set of blueprints himself to replace the lost set; the Nazis steal the fake blueprints and manufacture a plane based on Griffin's design.

Indexer Notes

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

Crash Dive for the Jackpot (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Douglas Bell]
Pencils
? (1 panel art)
Inks
? (1 panel art)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The V mail had just arrived from Darwin, and the...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Jack Moulton; Steve Weber; Chip Kinny; Mac Leavitt
Synopsis
Jack receives a letter from his parents letting him know that the family barns burned down from a lightning strike; wishing to help his folks, Jack bets on himself to win a pool amongst the aviators.
Keywords
Curtiss P-40 (plane); Henderson Field; World War II

Indexer Notes

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

Hitler's Latest Sky-Slugger (Table of Contents: 7)

Model Airplane Builder's Plans / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Until recently the Messerschmitt ME-109 did the lion's share of fighting over Europe.
Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Keywords
Focke-Wulf 190

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). Template for building a wood model.

Monsters of the Stratosphere (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ten miles up in no-man's sky, in the thin...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Kent Douglas; Sandy MacGregor; Jimmy Jones; Schwarzvogel [Blackbird]; Franz
Keywords
Boeing B-29 Superfortress; Heinkel dreadnaught (plane); Luftwaffe; World War II

Indexer Notes

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

Graveyard Flight (Table of Contents: 9)

Capt. 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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The startling adventure of two Yankee airmen on a midnight bomb spree.
Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Chuck Mason; Red Barnes; Nazis
Synopsis
Mason and Barnes steal a plane to hunt for a German air base.
Keywords
Douglas DB-7 (plane); Focke Wulf (plane); World War II

Indexer Notes

Genre, writer added; art verified by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). Story title also appears on the cover. All lettering with the exception of a caption on first page and a caption at the end are typeset. Text runs across the tops of the panels, there are no word balloons or sound effects.

Meet a Brace of TB's (Table of Contents: 10)

Wing Tips / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Fawcette [as Fawcette] (signed)
Inks
Gene Fawcette [as Fawcette] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Douglas TBD-1 "Devastator" is a famed and super-tough...
Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Synopsis
Two aircraft drawings.
Keywords
Douglas TBD-1 (plane); Grumman TBF-1 (plane)

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Pencils
Guy Holt, Jr.; Allan Slayton; Edward Samut
Inks
Guy Holt, Jr.; Allan Slayton; Edward Samut
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alan Slayton of Kellogg, Idaho submits this sleek...
Genre
aviation
Synopsis
Comprised of aircraft drawings sent in by readers.
Keywords
club page

Indexer Notes

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

[Posolutely a Joik] (Table of Contents: 12)

Wings' Air Mail / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Sirs: I am tough, see, an' anybody dat don't agree wit me...

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006). Letters of comment from James Tichenor; Eleanor Okaiski; Ensor Lynch; Floyd Jerdon, Jr.; Isadore Ettleman and Phil Bernstein; William J. Cassidy; Billy Stout; Pvt. J.D. Strong, USMC; Jim Sullivan; Fay Avera; Joe Belmont; Henry Payson. Story title taken from title of first letter of comment.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement signed by Larabie Cunningham, editor, on September 29, 1942.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Saul Rosen
Inks
Saul Rosen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Intrigue is a game with one score. You...
Genre
war
Characters
Jane Martin; Haask; Nazis; Heller
Synopsis
Jane Martin poses as a German nurse to tend to a captured Nazi in order to glean information from him.

[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
From the nazi-held island of Crete thunders a...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Clipper Kirk; Tonia; Nazis; Hans; Sahdi
Keywords
Crete; Junkers 88 (plane); Luftwaffe

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Monsters of the Stratosphere
    Skull Squad
  2. 1. 3 New, Different Comics!
    Sheena; Rangers; Wambi
  3. 2. ["The deal was a treacherous triple-cross of the Solomon..."]
    Captain Wings
  4. 3. ["The ceiling price on Jap lives hits rock bottom..."]
    Suicide Smith
  5. 4. Lieut. John James Powers
    Yank Aces of World War II
  6. 5. ["A valuable packet of blueprints has just arrived..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  7. 6. Crash Dive for the Jackpot
  8. 7. Hitler's Latest Sky-Slugger
    Model Airplane Builder's Plans
  9. 8. Monsters of the Stratosphere
    Skull Squad
  10. 9. Graveyard Flight
    Capt. Derek West
  11. 10. Meet a Brace of TB's
    Wing Tips
  12. 11. ["Alan Slayton of Kellogg, Idaho submits this sleek..."]
    Wings of America Club Page
  13. 12. [Posolutely a Joik]
    Wings' Air Mail
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. ["Intrigue is a game with one score. You..."]
    Jane Martin
  16. 15. ["From the nazi-held island of Crete thunders a..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  17. 16. The Big Six of the Comics Magazines
    Fiction House
  18. 17. ["How to make your body bring you fame... instead of shame!"]
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