Airboy Comics #v6#1 [60]
(February 1949)

Hillman, 1945 Series
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Volume
6
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

The Crabmen of Paris!! (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Signature (to the right of the green figure's back) noted by Barry Sandoval, October 20, 2005. Art originally credited to Ernest Schroeder.

[The Crabmen of Paris] (Table of Contents: 1)

Airboy / comic story / 14.66 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernest Schroeder
Inks
Ernest Schroeder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]; Jacques DeGrasse (French diplomat); Monsieur Reynard (lawyer); Mrs. Reynard; Monsieur Duval (Chief of Police); Alphonse; the Crabmen of Paris [Louis; the Count; the King; Madame Guillotine; others un-named] (villains, all die)
Synopsis
Young Jacques tells Airboy secretly that 35 men have disappeared in a span on 10 days, some of them being prominent government officials. Airboy discovers that each of the men were related directly to someone who was a leader of the people in the French Revolution......and Jacques is one as well. And all disappeared in the area of large sewer openings, which could be the hideout of the legendary Crabmen.
Reprints
Keywords
Birdie

Indexer Notes

Page count corrected by Craig Delich 2013-5-31.

[The Rider of Tulan Kong] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Starr (signed)
Inks
Leonard Starr (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Flying Fool [Link Thorne]; Tulan Kong (an elephant); Wing Ding

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Leonard Starr in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012).

The Pirate King (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Big Cat (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Timber Busters (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Day It Rained Baseballs (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney [as Robert Jenney] (signed)
Inks
Bob Jenney [as Robert Jenney] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports

[The Pirates of the Nile] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; Ibn Shammar (son of the Prince); Admiral Stoddard; Ali Ben Dassu [aka Prince Abu Shammar Pasha, ruler of Khal Bakir Province] [aka Bukari] (villain, a sailmaker, death)
Synopsis
The son of the ruler of Khal Bakir Province is turned out of the house because he was raised by an Englishman. He finds the Heap, travels with him, until one night a kindly old sailmaker is discovered by the Heap to actually be a pirate that was hijacking his father's goods and Ibn Shammar is ordered to stop the pirate. When he does, he is in for the shock of his life!
Reprints
Keywords
deserts; freighters; Nile River; rifles; sailing ships

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Hames Ware via a private e-mail to Roy Thomas (22 March 2013).
The story title is taken from the table of contents of Roy Thomas Presents the Heap (PS, 2013 series) #2.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Crabmen of Paris!!
    Airboy
  2. 1. [The Crabmen of Paris]
    Airboy
  3. 2. [The Rider of Tulan Kong]
    The Flying Fool
  4. 3. The Pirate King
  5. 4. The Big Cat
  6. 5. Timber Busters
  7. 6. The Day It Rained Baseballs
  8. 7. [The Pirates of the Nile]
    The Heap
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose