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
1946-12-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand
A Hillman Publication
Editing
Ed Cronin (credited as Edward Cronin) (editor)

Issue Notes

Copyright 1947 by Hillman Periodicals, Inc.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Vol. 1, Part 2, Nos. 1&2, Periodicals, 1946-1947.

[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]
Keywords
elephant

[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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you dream about?
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
Art Peddy ?
Inks
Bernard Sachs ?
Colors
Dick Wood
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation; fantasy-supernatural
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 (signed as Art Helfant)
Pencils
Art Helfant (signed as Art Helfant)
Inks
Art Helfant (signed as Art Helfant)
Colors
Art Helfant
Letters
Art Helfant

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Makes me feel like a kid again...
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 (signed as DiPreta)
Inks
Tony DiPreta (signed as DiPreta)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Skinny McGinty

Indexer Notes

Last Skinny McGinty story.

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

Henry the 8th / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant (signed as Art Helfant)
Pencils
Art Helfant (signed as Art Helfant)
Inks
Art Helfant (signed as Art Helfant)
Colors
Art Helfant
Letters
Art Helfant

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It looks like rain, Henry, better 'phone me...
Genre
humor; children

Indexer Notes

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

[Statement of Ownership] (Table of Contents: 8)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

[The Tiger Cult] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Robert Q. Sale (signed as B.Q.S.)
Pencils
Robert Q. Sale (signed as B.Q.S.)
Inks
Robert Q. Sale (signed as B.Q.S.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The lights are low in a New York spot...
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: 10)

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. ["Makes me feel like a kid again..."]
    Baron Buckskin
  7. 6. [Double for a Star]
    Skinny McGinty
  8. 7. ["It looks like rain, Henry, better 'phone me..."]
    Henry the 8th
  9. 8. [Statement of Ownership]
  10. 9. [The Tiger Cult]
    The Iron Ace
  11. 10. A Tale of Darkness
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