Airboy Comics #v4#6 [41]
(July 1947)

Hillman, 1945 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1947-05-08
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

Additional story sequences and correct sequence order from Gary Watson, 9/4/2006.

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

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

The American Miracle: Part 2 (Table of Contents: 1)

Airboy / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Continued from last issue.

Dynamite (Table of Contents: 2)

Link Thorne The Flying Fool / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Link Thorne
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby script and inks per Nick Caputo, March 2014.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes that pesky magician...
Genre
humor

[Heapophobia] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Rickie Wood; Kelly; Janie Kiska (Lou's daughter); Dr. Sterling (a psychoanalyst, death); Joe Yost (villain, pilot, death); Lou Kiska (villain, airline owner)
Synopsis
The Kiska Airlines owner asks his pilots to deliver all sorts of illegal goods at $50 per trip, no questions asked. Janie, the owner's daughter, is very upset, knowing her father is a racketeer, but also curious as to why he is afraid of airplanes. When Kiska visits his analyist, he tells him that when he was younger, he saw a hairy walking tree (The Heap) near the wreck of a German plane. This causes Kiska to kill the psycholoanalyist, return to his factory, where Yost explains that he has found the Heap. Kiska goes crazy, shooting the pilot, who then shoots and kills Kiska.
Reprints
Keywords
Kiska Airlines

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit revised by Craig Delich 2012-12-22. Unlike other stories, Peddy did not sign this story.....only Sachs, which leads me to add the question mark behind his name. Roy Thomas recently verified the Peddy pencil credit, so ? removed.

[Gas-Powered Plane] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]

Frozen To the Sky (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

[The Farrell Murder Case] (Table of Contents: 7)

Rackman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Giacoia ?; Hal Sherman ?
Inks
Frank Giacoia ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

The newspaper in the final panel has a 'By Hal Sherman' byline. Sherman is not credited in the Who's Who as having worked for Hillman, however.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
  2. 1. The American Miracle: Part 2
    Airboy
  3. 2. Dynamite
    Link Thorne The Flying Fool
  4. 3. ["Here comes that pesky magician..."]
    Baron Buckskin
  5. 4. [Heapophobia]
    The Heap
  6. 5. [Gas-Powered Plane]
    Model Builders With Airboy
  7. 6. Frozen To the Sky
  8. 7. [The Farrell Murder Case]
    Rackman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Keith Chandler
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose