(September 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale Date
1940-06-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Wings Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (editor); Will Eisner [as Wm. E. Eisner] (art director); S. M. Iger (feature editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Suicide Smith / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; aviation; war
Characters
Suicide Smith
Reprints
Keywords
World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Skull Squad / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ace Atkins]
Pencils
Arthur Peddy
Inks
Arthur Peddy
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Three adventurous young men, a Scotsman, an Englishman...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
The Skull Squad [Jock MacGregor; Jimmy Jones; Kent Douglas] (introduction, origin); the Nazis
Synopsis
The Skull Squad and their squadron are given orders to bomb a newly built Nazi gas and oil refinery in Norway.
Reprints
Keywords
Messerschmitts; North Sea; Norway; submarine; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Parachute Patrol / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pat Powers]
Pencils
Charles Quinlan ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A bright summer day in central France. In...
Genre
war
Characters
The Parachute Patrol [Tommy; Blimpo; Curly] (introduction, origin); Doc Brown (introduction); Mrs. Measly; the Nazis
Synopsis
The Parachute Patrol flies to Montage to rescue Doc Brown.
Reprints
Keywords
France; Montage; World War II

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

Jane Martin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Fred Hawks]
Pencils
Nick Cardy ?; ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The battlefield of modern warfare extends far beyond...
Genre
war
Characters
Jane Martin (introduction); Tom Raleigh (introduction); the Nazis (villains); Dupres
Synopsis
Jane helps to evacuate the town of Millett before it is bombed. As Jane is leaving the town after the evacuation, a nearby factory is bombed and Jane helps to rescue the survivors.
Reprints
Keywords
Millett; Red Cross

Indexer Notes

Most likely some Cardy involvement.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Clipper Kirk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Rick Ayres]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
May 28, 1940: The Germans have broken through!
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Clipper Kirk (introduction); the Nazis
Synopsis
Clipper Kirk helps to fend off a naval and aerial attack on a convoy of ships transporting Canadian troops to assist the British against the German army.
Reprints
Keywords
World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

F-4 of the air intelligence / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Alexander York]
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A new type of British pursuit plane is...
Genre
war
Characters
F-4 [Rex Keene; name revealed in issue #13] (introduction); Sir Maccom (introduction); Paul Karlson (introduction, death); Gottfried (introduction, death); Lt. Pierce
Synopsis
Rex discovers that Karlson is sabotaging a project to develop a new plane.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Suicide Smith / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Larry Shaw]
Pencils
Witmer Williams ?
Inks
? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Suicide Smith, blitzkrieg buster, again saves England from...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Suicide Smith (introduction); the Nazis
Synopsis
Suicide Smith flies a one-man mission to discover a hidden Nazi air base.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

How Uncle Sam Trains His Warbirds / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Greg Fielding] (credited)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The dodo--a bird that can walk but...
Genre
war
Characters
Jack Wright (introduction)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Phantom Falcons / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Kit Gleason]
Pencils
R. A. Burley ?
Inks
R. A. Burley ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A private plane appears in the midst of a dog fight over France
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
The Phantom Falcons [Tom Slade; Jerry McGuire; Dale; Parker; Akely] (introduction, origin); Mr. Joe Davis; Elsie Davis (his daughter); the Nazis
Synopsis
Tom Slade becomes a member of the Phantom Falcons.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Wing Tips / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Inks
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These are representatives of the light bombing planes...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
Keywords
Bell P-39; Curtiss-Wright interceptor; French Potez 63; Grumman F5F-1; Hawker Henley; Junkers JU-87

The Hardluck Ace (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lieutenant Geoffrey Dean winced as a pilot from the Seventeenth Squadron stuck his head in the mess hall...
Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Geoffrey Dean; Duke Byers; Capt. Alan Miles; Major Cole
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Greasemonkey Griffin / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jay Ryder]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A sky-screwy yank is stranded in London when...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Greasemonkey Griffin (introduction); the Nazis
Synopsis
Greasemonkey Griffin, dreaming of being a pilot, steals a plane.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Powder Burns / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Clyde North]
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the war-scarred hills of central Europe...
Genre
war
Characters
"Powder" Burns (introduction); Cosmo Dust; Sven Knutsen; Eunice (introduction); Porter Von Stellub (introduction, death); the Nazis
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Suicide Smith
  2. 1. ["Three adventurous young men, a Scotsman, an Englishman..."]
    Skull Squad
  3. 2. ["A bright summer day in central France. In..."]
    Parachute Patrol
  4. 3. ["The battlefield of modern warfare extends far beyond..."]
    Jane Martin
  5. 4. ["May 28, 1940: The Germans have broken through!"]
    Clipper Kirk
  6. 5. ["A new type of British pursuit plane is..."]
    F-4 of the air intelligence
  7. 6. ["Suicide Smith, blitzkrieg buster, again saves England from..."]
    Suicide Smith
  8. 7. ["The dodo--a bird that can walk but..."]
    How Uncle Sam Trains His Warbirds
  9. 8. ["A private plane appears in the midst of a dog fight over France"]
    The Phantom Falcons
  10. 9. ["These are representatives of the light bombing planes..."]
    Wing Tips
  11. 10. The Hardluck Ace
  12. 11. ["A sky-screwy yank is stranded in London when..."]
    Greasemonkey Griffin
  13. 12. ["Deep in the war-scarred hills of central Europe..."]
    Powder Burns
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