Airboy Comics #v5#3 [50]
(April 1948)

Hillman, 1945 Series
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Volume
5
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich [as Zolne] (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich [as Zolne] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]
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[The Island of Red Blackett] (Table of Contents: 1)

Airboy / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Kida [as Kida] (signed)
Inks
Fred Kida [as Kida] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]; James Nelson (Airboy's father, 2nd appearance); Red Blackett (villain)

[The Destiny of Q-4] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Pencils
Carmine Infantino [as Infantino] (signed)
Inks
Leonard Starr [as Starr] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman] (origin re-cap); John (tourist); un-named woman with John (tourist); un-named Bombay beggar; un-named San Pablo Police Inspector; Juan (San Pablo Policeman); Captain Morgan (War Crimes Commission representative); Senor Mattick (villain?, refugee); (Q-4 [Senora Maria Valdez] (villain); Jose (villain, aide of Q-4, death)
Synopsis
Two tourists in Bombay meet a beggar on the street and ask him to relate a story, and he does: he relates the story of Baron von Emmelman, as well as the story of one of the instigators of WW1, the mysterious Q-4, who never was brought to justice. It seems Q-4 made his way to Argentina and tells (through a note to the Police) that he is in country, a fact made known to a Captain Morgan, who has been hunting for Q-4. What Morgan learns about Q-4 and Maria and her connection to von Emmelman literally shocks him.
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Indexer Notes

Writer and art credits verified by Leonard Starr in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012). Oddity: the story is signed Starr-Infantino.

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

The Lease Says / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes? What can I do for you?
Genre
humor

[The Flying Wing] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Indexer Notes

There is no appearance by Airboy.

Robber's Roost (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Giacoia
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Napoleon's Spy (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

[The Ancient City of Kan-Ar-See] (Table of Contents: 7)

Flying Fool / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Riot O'Hara app.; Link Thorne uses skeleton-costume gimmick like Nightmare from Clue Comics

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
  2. 1. [The Island of Red Blackett]
    Airboy
  3. 2. [The Destiny of Q-4]
    The Heap
  4. 3. ["Yes? What can I do for you?"]
    The Lease Says
  5. 4. [The Flying Wing]
    Model Builders With Airboy
  6. 5. Robber's Roost
  7. 6. Napoleon's Spy
  8. 7. [The Ancient City of Kan-Ar-See]
    Flying Fool
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Keith Chandler
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose