Airboy Comics #v4#1 [36]
(February 1947)

Hillman, 1945 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1946
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand
A Hillman Publication
Editing
Ed Cronin [as Edward Cronin]
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1947 by Hillman Periodicals, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Barry ?
Inks
Dan Barry ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]

[The Elephants' Graveyard] (Table of Contents: 1)

Airboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Carmine Infantino
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
John Belfi
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]; Professor Reed; Gargan (4 tusked elephant, death); "Ivory" Anderson (villain, death); Pinky (villain)
Synopsis
Ivory Anderson tells his men of an elephant named "Gargan" that had four ivory tusks, probably long dead by now. But what interests him most is that Airboy is flying to the elephant graveyard where Gargan will most likely be found and he wants those tusks. Ivory reaches his destination, but Gargan is still living and remembers the time gangster Anderson abused him.
Reprints
Keywords
Birdie

Indexer Notes

Script and inker credits by Craig Delich, all courtesy of the Who's Who.

Some of the story told in flashback.

[Von Emmelman's Pearls] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Heap / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Arthur F. Peddy ?
Inks
Bernard Sachs ?
Colors
Dick Wood
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Heap [Baron von Emmelmann]; Rickie Wood; Tom (soldier friend of Rickie, death); Tom's friend (death?); Forefinger (villain, death?); Mutton (villain, death?)
Synopsis
After winning 1st Prize at the National Model Plane Show with his entry: an exact copy of Airboy's plane, Birdie, he meets with a soldier friend of his and tells him about the Heap. Suddenly, a group of thugs interrupt and demand a package containing the Emmelman Pearls, the soldier is carrying for a friend of his. When Tom doesn't come across with it, they kill Tom and knock out Rickie. Rickie then uses his model of Birdie to locate the thugs, and when Rickie is captured and buried alive, Rickie uses Birdie to circle the area. The Heap sees it, saves the boy but takes the pearls.
Reprints
Keywords
Birdie; the Emmelman Pearls

[The Gloves of the Executioner] (Table of Contents: 3)

Iron Lady / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Iron Lady [Doris Parker](introduction, origin); Walter P. Parker (Doris' father, death); Zurich Burn (watchmaker); Mr. Lusen
Synopsis
A famed but abused watch maker invents an ugly but powerful pair of gloves that can give anyone tremendous, deadly strength in their hands......strength now used by the daughter of a murdered tobacco king to exact justice!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Clue Comics Volume 2 #1.

Detective On Horseback (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Baron Buckskin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant
Pencils
Art Helfant
Inks
Art Helfant
Colors
Art Helfant
Letters
Art Helfant

Genre
humor
Characters
Baron Buckskin

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-9-4.

[Double for a Star] (Table of Contents: 6)

Skinny McGinty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DiPreta [as DiPreta] (signed)
Inks
Tony DiPreta [as DiPreta] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Skinny McGinty

Indexer Notes

Last Skinny McGinty story.

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

Henry the 8th / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant
Pencils
Art Helfant
Inks
Art Helfant
Colors
Art Helfant
Letters
Art Helfant

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-9-4.

[The Tiger Cult] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Iron Ace / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Q. Sale [as BQS] (signed)
Pencils
Bob Q. Sale [as BQS] (signed)
Inks
Bob Q. Sale [as BQS] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Iron Ace [Captain Robert Britain]; unnamed night club watchman (cameo, death); Tanga (night club performer); Ram Aziz; The Tiger Cult (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Britain discovers that a murdered night club watchman has traces of iron rust in his blood, and wonders if this murder is in any way related to the disappearance of the night club's star performer who had escaped from a Tiger Cult in Indo-China.
Reprints
Keywords
Indo-China

Indexer Notes

Last Iron Ace story.

Script credit and art revisions by Craig Delich.

A Tale of Darkness (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Hall
Pencils
Dick Hall
Inks
Dick Hall
Colors
Dick Hall
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
  2. 1. [The Elephants' Graveyard]
    Airboy
  3. 2. [Von Emmelman's Pearls]
    The Heap
  4. 3. [The Gloves of the Executioner]
    Iron Lady
  5. 4. Detective On Horseback
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Baron Buckskin
  7. 6. [Double for a Star]
    Skinny McGinty
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Henry the 8th
  9. 8. [The Tiger Cult]
    The Iron Ace
  10. 9. A Tale of Darkness
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Dan Kocher
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose