Airboy Comics #v5#7 [54]
(August 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)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]

Indexer Notes

The style is very different to the 'Zolne' signed covers surrounding it, and also to the lead story in this issue. It has the quality of a fine-line illustration.

[Spangles' Drug Smuggling Ring] (Table of Contents: 1)

Airboy / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
Dick Wood
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]; James Nelson (Airboy's father)

Indexer Notes

3rd appearance of James Nelson, Airboy's father.

[The Seven Little Men] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Wing Ding app.

Old Hickory and the Major (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

True story

The Man Who Broke the Banks At Monte Carlo (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

True story

The Rangers Take Over (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Dinosaur! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

[The Ruthless Red Darrow] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Blinky Smith (villain, Red's brother, death); Red Darrow (villain, Blinky's sister, death); Scarou Le Blanc (villain, death); Pepe Bulon (villain, death); Doane (villain)
Synopsis
Fleeing from America to France, Red and Blinky Darrow, broke and down on their luck, decide to pit two fellow criminal friends of their against one another so that they can step in and take over their gang operations. Eliminating her brother when he gets too cautious, Red decides that she needs a bodyguard, and, when she accidently runs across the Heap, she figures he's the likely choice...with fatal results!
Reprints
Keywords
Paris

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by Leonard Starr in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012).

No doubt Starr is correct, but the signatures on this splash panel give no such indication.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
  2. 1. [Spangles' Drug Smuggling Ring]
    Airboy
  3. 2. [The Seven Little Men]
    Flying Fool
  4. 3. Old Hickory and the Major
  5. 4. The Man Who Broke the Banks At Monte Carlo
  6. 5. The Rangers Take Over
  7. 6. Dinosaur!
  8. 7. [The Ruthless Red Darrow]
    The Heap
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Keith Chandler
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose