Airboy Comics #v4#2 [37]
(March 1947)

Hillman, 1945 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1947-01-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand
A Hillman Publication
Editing
Ed 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

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 [as Barry] (signed]
Inks
Dan Barry [as Barry] (signed]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]
Keywords
Birdie

[The Theft of Birdie] (Table of Contents: 1)

Airboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Sachs ?
Inks
Bernard Sachs ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]; the Capistrano Monks; Brother Martier (introduction); Misery (villain); Black Tamerlane (villain); Hirote [Hirota] (villain); Black Ace (villain)
Keywords
Birdie

Indexer Notes

This is the 3rd appearance of the Capistrano monks.

[The Smugglers' Octopus] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Heap / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Arthur Peddy [as Peddy] (signed)
Inks
Bernard Sachs [as Sachs] (signed)
Colors
Bill Woolfolk ?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Rickie Wood; Mrs. Wood; Winnie (friend of Rickie); Roger Garmen; Mr. Borden; Mr. Clark; Cookie (villain, ship's cook); Ethyl (villain, an octopus, death); Manuel (villain, jewel thief, death)
Synopsis
A jewel thief is using an octopus named Ethyl to hide gems on that he has been stealing. However, when Rickie and his friend Winnie come aboard the boat Manuel works on, Manuel gets the idea of having Ethyl kill al of them in their sleep.....until the Heap intervenes.
Reprints

[1st story] (Table of Contents: 3)

Model Builders With Airboy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur F. Peddy [as Peddy] (signed)
Inks
Bernard Sachs [as Sachs] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]
Keywords
activity

Indexer Notes

Inks previously credited to Arthur F. Peddy.

The Case of the Lonesome Corpse (Table of Contents: 4)

mystery / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Whisp and Airboy (Table of Contents: 5)

Airboy / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]; the Whisp (villain)

Safari Will Not Rest In Peace (Table of Contents: 6)

Rackman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Giacoia [as FBG] (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia [as FBG] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

1st Rackman app. in Airboy; last app. in Clue Comics V. 1 #12

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Morning, stranger!
Genre
humor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
  2. 1. [The Theft of Birdie]
    Airboy
  3. 2. [The Smugglers' Octopus]
    The Heap
  4. 3. [1st story]
    Model Builders With Airboy
  5. 4. The Case of the Lonesome Corpse
    mystery
  6. 5. The Whisp and Airboy
    Airboy
  7. 6. Safari Will Not Rest In Peace
    Rackman
  8. 7. ["Morning, stranger!"]
    Baron Buckskin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Keith Chandler
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • James Ludwig
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