Airboy Comics #v6#12 [71]
(January 1950)

Hillman, 1945 Series
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Volume
6
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1949-11-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hillman Periodicals Inc.
Brand
A Hillman Publication
Editing
Ed Cronin (credited as Edward Cronin) (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1949, page 153, registration number B219807.
Additional story credits from Gary Watson, 9/4/2006.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Airboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernie Schroeder
Inks
Ernie Schroeder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]

Indexer Notes

Artist verification by Roy Thomas in Volume 2 of the Heap, who states that Schroeder will do the covers for the rest of the Airboy run, as well as the art on Airboy and the Heap strips.

[The Coming of Zzed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Airboy / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Ernie Schroeder
Pencils
Ernie Schroeder
Inks
Ernie Schroeder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Airboy [David Nelson II]; Tex Calhoun; Zzed (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist verification from Roy Thomas in Volume 2 of The Heap, based on interviews he had with Schroeder, in which Schroeder said he wrote and drew the Airboy covers and stories from #70 until the cancellation of Airboy in 1953.

Head Wind (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Jules Steiner
Pencils
Jules Steiner
Inks
Jules Steiner
Colors
Jules Steiner
Letters
Jules Steiner

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh! What a windy day!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Lower half of page has a statement of ownership and management.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Phil Keenan (credited) (business manager)
Letters
typeset

The Real McCoy (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Silverman
Pencils
Dick Rockwell ?; Dan Zolnerowich ?; Fred Kida ?; Al McWilliams ?
Inks
Reed Crandall ?; Dick Rockwell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Kid McCoy; Tommy

Indexer Notes

Based on an actual story.

Pencils:
1) Original indexer: Although some panels have a Reed Crandall look the art may be Al McWilliams work.
2) Saltarella suggests Rockwell, Zolnerowich or Kida

Inks: Saltarella suggests Rockwell

Writer credit from Ed Silverman interview in Alter Ego magazine #120 (TwoMorrows, September 2013).

Imported Poison (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed as Baily)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed as Baily); Ed Winiarski (assist on page 2 and 3)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Ed Winiarski inks credit from Saltarella.
Baily's signature is found on the final panel.

The Promise of Captain Buckner (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Bandit of the Atlantic (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

[The Little People of the Wasau Woods] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Heap / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Ernie Schroeder ?
Pencils
Ernie Schroeder
Inks
Ernie Schroeder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Heap [Baron Eric von Emmelman]; un-named Mayor of Wasau; un-named schoolmaster; Karl (villain); Hans (villain)
Synopsis
The innocent victims of the war.....the children, are rescued by the Heap and taken to safety in the Wasau Forest. Unfortunately, the townspeople believe that these "little people of the woods" come down at night and steal all of their crops. Believing that the townspeople are their enemies, the children strike back at anyone threatening them, and it's up to the Heap and schoolmaster to re-civilize these children.
Reprints
Keywords
Children's Town; Wasau

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Roy Thomas.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Airboy
  2. 1. [The Coming of Zzed]
    Airboy
  3. 2. Head Wind
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. The Real McCoy
  6. 5. Imported Poison
  7. 6. The Promise of Captain Buckner
  8. 7. Bandit of the Atlantic
  9. 8. [The Little People of the Wasau Woods]
    The Heap
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Keith Chandler
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Devine
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jason Sacks
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)
  • Len Wolinsky