Airboy Comics #v4#4 [39]
(May 1947)

Hillman, 1945 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1947-03-21
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

Data for this issue supplied by Len Wolinsky, via the GCD Error List (5 February 2007).

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
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?

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

Indexer Notes

Airboy's face looks more like Simon than Kirby, suggesting that Simon may have been the sole cover artist.

[Sparkle Shore] (Table of Contents: 1)

Airboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Kida
Inks
Fred Kida
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]; Hank Bates; Rocky Wells; Albert (villain, death); Rita (villain)
Synopsis
Airboy visits an old friend on the diamond coast of Africa, a place where diamonds are so plentiful that they can be scooped up off the beach.
Reprints
Keywords
Birdie

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009; Art credits by Bill Black, added by Craig Delich 2011-4-20.

[The Music of Paul Lustig] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Heap / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Rickie Wood; Winnie (Rickie's friend); Paul Lustig (villain, singer, death)
Synopsis
Young Paul Lustig has a medodious/hypnotic voice, unlike any other, and he sets out to attain fame.....and especially fortune......any way he can! As it turns out, and after obtaining the wealth he so desired, Paul Lustig talks his way into owning half the hometown of Rickie Wood. Winnie applies for the job as his secretary and when Paul sings the music from the music to a German opera in her hands, the music draws the Heap out of hiding, and the beast kills him!
Reprints
Keywords
Lawndale

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

[The Salem Witches] (Table of Contents: 3)

Rackman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Rackman [Craig Mansfield]; Ellis White (Vice President of the Mansfield Industrial Empire); Judy (worker at Mansfield Industrial); Mr. Cartwright (of International Copper); John Mansfield (President of Mansfield Industrial Empire); Mrs. Mansfield; Carrie Hamilton (villain, witchcraft practitioner, death); Elizabeth Hamilton (villain, witchcraft practitioner, death)
Synopsis
Mr. White returns from vacation to meet with the head of International Copper, who desires to borrow $100,000 from the firm. The weird thing is that Mr. White is acting like a mere child and OKs the loan without the approval of Mr. Mansfield. Craig Mansfield, suspecting something is wrong with White, plays along to gather information while his father leaves the family island to investigate Craig's seemingly odd behavior and Hamilton Manor where White vacationed.
Keywords
Hamilton Manor; Mansfield Island

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Art credits revised as shown from reverse credits originally listed.

Rackman is a dwarf who uses telescopic stilts of his own devising.In fact, his whole family are dwarfs and use said stilts in order to appear of normal size.

[This is my model workbench...] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks
Arthur F. Peddy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Bad Man (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Claude Dunnagan
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

[The Dead Man Who Wasn't] (Table of Contents: 6)

Johnny Halfbuck / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Sachs [as B. Sachs] (signed)
Inks
Bernard Sachs [as B. Sachs] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
  2. 1. [Sparkle Shore]
    Airboy
  3. 2. [The Music of Paul Lustig]
    The Heap
  4. 3. [The Salem Witches]
    Rackman
  5. 4. [This is my model workbench...]
    Model Builders With Airboy
  6. 5. Bad Man
  7. 6. [The Dead Man Who Wasn't]
    Johnny Halfbuck
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose