(July 1944)

Four Star Publications, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Four-Star Publications, Inc.
Brand
A **** Publication
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Detailed sequence information provided by Gary Watson via the GCD Error List (31 October 2006). Credits mostly from James Vadeboncouer via Digital Comics Museum. Comic probably packaged by Lou Ferstadt shop.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Flight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles M. Quinlan
Inks
Charles M. Quinlan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Captain Flight

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur has Quinlan here, and the art is identical to Quinlan's signed stories in Catman #2 and #26. Vadeboncoeur credits the inks to "P.C."

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

Captain Flight / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Stevens (byline)
Pencils
Pierce Rice ? [as Frank Stevens]
Inks
Pierce Rice ? [as Frank Stevens]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Flight,adventure's favorite son...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Captain Flight; Sven Knutsen (Scandinavian friend); Cosmo Dust (archaeologist); Elmo Lint; Emelia Lint
Synopsis
Captain Flight and his friends are on a rescue mission in Berbera.

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur has Pierce Rice? besides the signed byline Frank Stevens. In #4, with very similar faces and stiff movements, the art is credited to Robert Webb.

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

Captain Flight / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Stevens (byline)
Pencils
Gus Schrotter [as Frank Stevens]
Inks
Gus Schrotter [as Frank Stevens]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Air raid alarms sound all over Britain.
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Captain Flight; Professor Stratford
Synopsis
A German plane factory is located on a small island in the Irish Sea.

Indexer Notes

Signed byline by Frank Stevens, but the art here is different from the first story. Vadeboncouer has Gus Schrotter listed.

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

The Goofy Knights / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Jourdain ?
Inks
Will Jourdain ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You heard me, knaves!
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Telo the Mental Wizard / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Marcoux [as George]
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A foreign power plans to shoot armed troops...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Telo; Prussian spy girl
Synopsis
German troops are landing in America by use of great capsules.

Indexer Notes

Art ID from Jim Vadeboncoeur notes in scan from DCM.

Major Edward Cragg Jr (Table of Contents: 5)

Flight Heroes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Ace Reynolds / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Bryant [as Alexander] (signed)
Inks
Al Bryant [as Alexander] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A hastily scribbled message...
Genre
war
Characters
Ace Reynolds; Alec Browne (pilot); Fred Brown (pilot)
Synopsis
Ace helps a friend to find his pilot brother who acts very strange.

Indexer Notes

Art ID from Jim Vadeboncoeur notes in scan from DCM.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Hiram Was His Name / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Heck ? (signed "Heck")
Inks
Carl Heck ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Perhaps the bridal suite, sir?
Genre
humor
Characters
Hiram

Indexer Notes

This feature also appeared in at least Blue Beetle 30.

Pappy Boyington Marine Ace (Table of Contents: 8)

Flight Heroes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Secret Agent 2B-3 / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Jordan (signed)
Inks
John Jordan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These papers I took...
Genre
spy
Characters
Secret Agent 2B-3; Manya; Ghoro (villain, dies)
Synopsis
Disguised as a lama, 2B-3 is on a mission to locate missing officials in Tibet.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Nick and Nack / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Hamilton ?
Inks
Ed Hamilton ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, drop 'em sigars
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Nick; Nack; Riley; Mr. Hasbeen
Reprints

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

Koko the Kongo Kid / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ryan ? [as Kim Kelley]
Inks
Dick Ryan ? [as Kim Kelley]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here, deep in the jungle...
Genre
humor; animal
Reprints

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

Spence Stark / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Caleb (byline)
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looks like my best detective...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Spence Stark
Synopsis
Spence's newborn son is kidnapped.

Indexer Notes

JVJ has "Zolnerowich?" here.

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

Zaan of the Jungle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Claire S. Moe ?
Inks
Claire S. Moe ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Great Zaan!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Zann; Zack Temson
Synopsis
Zaan leaves Africa to become a prizefighter.

Indexer Notes

Art ID from Jim Vadeboncoeur notes in scan from DCM. He also has Barreaux and Hicks as possibles.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Flight
  2. 1. ["Captain Flight,adventure's favorite son..."]
    Captain Flight
  3. 2. ["Air raid alarms sound all over Britain."]
    Captain Flight
  4. 3. ["You heard me, knaves!"]
    The Goofy Knights
  5. 4. ["A foreign power plans to shoot armed troops..."]
    Telo the Mental Wizard
  6. 5. Major Edward Cragg Jr
    Flight Heroes
  7. 6. ["A hastily scribbled message..."]
    Ace Reynolds
  8. 7. ["Perhaps the bridal suite, sir?"]
    Hiram Was His Name
  9. 8. Pappy Boyington Marine Ace
    Flight Heroes
  10. 9. ["These papers I took..."]
    Secret Agent 2B-3
  11. 10. ["Come on, drop 'em sigars"]
    Nick and Nack
  12. 11. ["Here, deep in the jungle..."]
    Koko the Kongo Kid
  13. 12. ["Looks like my best detective..."]
    Spence Stark
  14. 13. ["The Great Zaan!"]
    Zaan of the Jungle
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