(May 1947)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1947-03-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Wings Pub. Co. Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
J. F. Byrne (Managing Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date given in previous issue, confirmed by a copy in the Bill Devine collection with same date.


Sky Trail of the Terror Tong (Table of Contents)

Captain Wings / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

The Super 7 of the Comics... (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Sky Trail of the Terror Tong ["We're nailing a coffin. Need your help. Report..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Wings / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Major T. E. Bowen]
Pencils:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Captain Wings; Lt. Ross (intro); VILLAINS: Kung (intro; dies); Nicee (intro; dies); Lt. Ross imposter; intro; dies); Captain Wings (imposter; intro; dies)
Keywords:
China

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["Even as Janie dreamed on of tropical sands..."] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
? [as Bob Hickok]
Pencils:
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks:
Fran Hopper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Jane Martin; Captain Stoneheart (intro); VILLAINS: Phil (intro); Joe (intro); their partner (intro)

["G.G. is just an also ran in the human race..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Greasemonkey Griffith / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Kip Beales]
Pencils:
Al Walker [as AW] (signed)
Inks:
Al Walker [as AW] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Greasemonkey Griffith; VILLAIN: Sky Lark (intro)

Indexer Notes

Walker's signature appears as a small monogram 'AW' at bottom left corner of first page.

Geo. "Screwball" Beurling (Table of Contents: 5)

Air Heroes of World War II / text story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
George Evans
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

illustrated text story

["'A quiet walk will calm your nerves.' That..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Phantom Falcon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Cliff Dubois]
Pencils:
Howard Larsen [as H.L. Larsen] (signed)
Inks:
Howard Larsen [as H.L. Larsen] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
The Phantom Falcon; Mayor Jones (intro); Ellen Jones (intro); VILLAINS: Trigger Benson (intro; dies); Lefty (intro; dies); Baldy (intro; dies)

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

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

Script:
J.F. Byrne ?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Frank Nichnidowz; Joe Dobbs; Herbert Metzger; Francis Patterson; Toni Harris; Suzanne Anderson. In addition, quotes were printed from the letters of 31 other readers.

["Sunken gold off the coast--utmost secrecy needed..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

Suicide Smith / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Capt. A.E. Carruthers]
Pencils:
John Celardo (signed)
Inks:
John Celardo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Suicide Smith; VILLAINS: El Gato (intro); Carlos (intro)

["Loyalty and honor are inspiring words to most..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

Ghost Squadron / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Capt. Derek West]
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman [as Reece] (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Whitman [as Reece] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; war
Characters:
Ghost Squadron; Jeff Parker (intro); Mary (intro; dies; ghost); Bill (intro); VILLAINS: The Japanese

Premiere of Two New Comic Books (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sky Trail of the Terror Tong
    Captain Wings
  2. 1. The Super 7 of the Comics...
  3. 2. Sky Trail of the Terror Tong ["We're nailing a coffin. Need your help. Report..."]
    Captain Wings
  4. 3. ["Even as Janie dreamed on of tropical sands..."]
    Jane Martin
  5. 4. ["G.G. is just an also ran in the human race..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffith
  6. 5. Geo. "Screwball" Beurling
    Air Heroes of World War II
  7. 6. ["'A quiet walk will calm your nerves.' That..."]
    The Phantom Falcon
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wings' Air Mail
  9. 8. ["Sunken gold off the coast--utmost secrecy needed..."]
    Suicide Smith
  10. 9. ["Loyalty and honor are inspiring words to most..."]
    Ghost Squadron
  11. 10. Premiere of Two New Comic Books
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Bill Devine
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Mike Nielsen