(May 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1943-03-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Wings Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Dana E. Dutch (Editor)

Issue Notes

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

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. 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Fawcette
Inks
Gene Fawcette
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title, genre, artist and editor added by Craig Delich.

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

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

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

Captain Wings / comic story / 12 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
Meet Shorty -- the Hell-Divers' newest fledgling, and the...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Capt. Wings; Lt. Shorty Mitchell (introduction); Capt. Boggs; Link; Lady Elaine Cooper; Carol Langley (introduction); Yakoharu
Keywords
Cooper's Haven; World War II

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

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

Script
? [as Kip Beales]
Pencils
Al Walker; Mort Leav ?
Inks
Al Walker ?; Mort Leav ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Colonel Atkins' wife is about to have a..
Genre
humor; aviation; war
Characters
Greasemonkey Griffin; Col. Atkins; Mrs. Atkins
Synopsis
Griffin is given the task of buying a birthday gift for the wife of Col. Atkins.

Indexer Notes

Walker appears more certainly on pages 1, 3, 5 and Leav on pages 2 & 7.

Lieut. Col. Wm. G. Hipps (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
West Pointer and Kelly Field grad, Bill Hipps was among the first to dive bomb the...
Genre
aviation; biography; war
Characters
Lt. Col. William G. Hipps; Major General Brereton; General MacArthur
Keywords
Philippines; World War II

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

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
Atom smashers and diamonds! Devilish things at best...
Genre
war
Characters
Major Smith; Hinda; Lapham; Ravonez; Mundo
Keywords
Brazil; diamonds; World War II

Mars--the World's Largest Flying Boat! (Table of Contents: 6)

Wing Tips / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Keywords
Martin PB2M-1 (plane)

Indexer Notes

Facts about the "Mars" bomber plane.

Build the Lightning (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Lockheed P-38 is a single-seater twin-engine fighter with a...
Genre
aviation
Keywords
Lockheed P-38 Lightning (plane)

Indexer Notes

Template and instructions for creating a wooden plane.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The ruthless Nazis attempt to destroy a French...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Kent Douglas; Sandy MacGregor; Jimmy Jones; Gaston
Keywords
Gibraltar; World War II

Indexer Notes

Hard to pin down this art style as he/she/they are mimicing Peddy very successfully.

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

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

Script
? [as F. E. Lincoln]
Pencils
Lily Renee [as L. Renee] (signed)
Inks
Lily Renee [as L. Renee] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No American girl has ever run such a strange...
Genre
spy; war
Characters
Jane Martin; Sergie Sogolov; General Chiang; Kaonan; Tse Zu
Keywords
World War II

Sky Vengeance Dies Hard (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Trevor MacLane]
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fine, red dust blew across Jackson Airdrome, hitting the sweat-streaked faces of...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Charlie Trent; Col. Bryce
Keywords
Jackson Airdrome; World War II

Suicide Mission (Table of Contents: 11)

Capt. Derek West / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Snap it up," yells Slim Jones to Tiny Knowlton, puffing along behind him.
Genre
war
Characters
Slim Jones; Tiny Knowlton
Keywords
World War II

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Punkavich; Harry Borgman; Edward Samut
Inks
John Punkavich; Harry Borgman; Edward Samut
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
John Punkavich of Sunnyside, New York submits this three-place pusher fighter.
Genre
aviation
Synopsis
Reproduces aircraft designs submitted by John Punkavich, Harry Borgman, and Edward Samut.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Sir: I buy Wings Comics every month and I think it is better than any other comic magazine.

Indexer Notes

Letters by Louis Litwin, Charles Rotter, William Chambers, Anthony Hemmerich, Bob Hochenedel, Richard Palermo, Jerry Palmer, and Bob Petrie.

[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
In the vast forbidding wastes of North Africa...
Genre
war
Characters
Clipper Kirk; Capt. Fox; Heinz; Tonia Lorraine
Keywords
Libya; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Wonders of Science, Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Fight Comics is dedicated to Uncle Sam's fighting men"]
    Fight Comics
  3. 2. ["Meet Shorty -- the Hell-Divers' newest fledgling, and the..."]
    Captain Wings
  4. 3. ["Colonel Atkins' wife is about to have a.."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  5. 4. Lieut. Col. Wm. G. Hipps
    Yank Aces of World War II
  6. 5. ["Atom smashers and diamonds! Devilish things at best..."]
    Suicide Smith
  7. 6. Mars--the World's Largest Flying Boat!
    Wing Tips
  8. 7. Build the Lightning
    Model Airplane Builder's Plans
  9. 8. ["The ruthless Nazis attempt to destroy a French..."]
    Skull Squad
  10. 9. ["No American girl has ever run such a strange..."]
    Jane Martin
  11. 10. Sky Vengeance Dies Hard
  12. 11. Suicide Mission
    Capt. Derek West
  13. 12. ["John Punkavich of Sunnyside, New York submits this three-place pusher fighter."]
    Wings of America club page
  14. 13. ["Dear Sir: I buy Wings Comics every month and I think it is better than any other comic magazine."]
    Wings' Air Mail
  15. 14. ["In the vast forbidding wastes of North Africa..."]
    Clipper Kirk
  16. 15. ["The Big Six of the Comics Magazines"]
    Fiction House
  17. 16. ["Free with this offer 33 power telescope lens kit"]
    Wonders of Science, Simplified
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome