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Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) comic books 1938-1955

  • Issue #1
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 1
    • Several wraps detached.

    Stories and art by Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, Frank Bolle and Leonard Starr. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #48. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #1 in indicia. Airboy battles the modern-day Mechanical Pirate who killed Bob's father. A South American woman is in danger of losing her plantation to her corrupt U.S. cousin, until The Heap intervenes. Flying Fool and his female rival, Riot O'Hara, get mixed up in the search for a mysterious new energy pill. Offbeat cover, possibly by Flash Gordon's Dan Barry. Airboy Meets the Mechanical Pirate; The Heap; Model Builders with Airboy; High-Speed Herbert; The Knife Thrower; Flying Fool; Rough-Riding Sailor of the Pony Express. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 2

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    Cover by Dan Barry. Stories and art by Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, Frank Giacoia and Fred Kida. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #49. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #2 in indicia. Airboy hears a raving man's tale of The Wild Horse of Calabra. A Central American prospector tries to kill his partner to claim their find for himself, but he hadn't reckoned on The Heap, or human greed. Flying Fool and his female rival Riot O'Hara race to claim a dangerous job in the wilds of northern China. Eye-catching cover by Flash Gordon's Dan Barry. Airboy: The Wild Horse of Calabra; The Heap; Model Builders with Airboy; Right On Time; Horsethief; Flying Fool; The Golden Altar of Panama. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 3

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Carmine Infantino, Leonard Starr, Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, Frank Giacoia and Fred Kida. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #50. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #3 in indicia. Atop a lighthouse, Airboy battles Red Blackett, the modern-day pirate he blames for his father's death. The connections between The Heap's human self and the mysterious German agent Q-4 shed new light on the origins of both The Heap and World War I itself. Flying Fool contends with his female rival Riot O'Hara and crooks who want the treasure of an ancient city. Airboy; The Heap; Model Builders with Airboy; The Lease Says; Robber's Roost; Flying Fool; Napoleon's Spy. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 4
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Tape on interior of cover.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Carmine Infantino, Leonard Starr, and Fred Kida. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #51. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #4 in indicia. In Shanghai, Airboy contends with a beautiful Englishwoman and a strange request to rent his plane. A jewel thief learns that the famed von Emmelman jewels always spelled doom for those who tried to acquire them, even before The Heap was involved. Flying Fool battles Rimoto's Air Pirates. Action-packed cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Airboy; The Flying Fool; The Heap; The Airplane Gets a Gun!; On the Roof of the World; The Man Who Turned the Tide. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 5

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Carmine Infantino and Fred Kida. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #52. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #5 in indicia. Airboy's life becomes the object of a deadly wager between two master magicians. Escaped convicts run afoul of hostile natives, The Heap, and each other, in a story with early art by comics legend Carmine Infantino. Flying Fool and his redheaded female rival, Riot O'Hara, contend with American hit man turned Tong assassin Georgie Dunn. Creepy cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Airboy: Battle of the Magicians; The Flying Fool: Five Hundred Dollars a Head; The Heap; One Night in China; The General Loses a Town; No Waiting; The Boomerang Arrow. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 6
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Carmine Infantino and Leonard Starr. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #53. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #6 in indicia. Airboy gets involved in the search for a gigantic ruby in the Orient. A murderer obsessed with ugliness snaps his tether when he encounters the uncanny valley of The Heap. Flying Fool and his redheaded female rival, Riot O'Hara, are both hired by a gangster to transport his belongings to his new hideout. Airboy: The Blood Red Ruby of Karton; The Flying Fool; The Heap; The Striped Terror; Leroy Beachboy; Swivel-Gun Leslie; Crazy Corner; Hustler Burns, Soldier of Fortune. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 7

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    Stories and art by Dick Wood, Dan Zolnerowich, Carmine Infantino and Leonard Starr. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #54. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #7 in indicia. Airboy battles a mob that uses corpses to smuggle drugs around the country. Female criminal Red eliminates everyone who gets in her way, until she encounters The Heap. The strange true story of the man who outwitted the casinos at Monte Carlo, using math. Airboy; The Flying Fool; The Heap; Old Hickory and the Major; The Man Who Broke the Banks At Monte Carlo; The Rangers Take Over; Dinosaur! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 8

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Airboy story (untitled) written by Dick Wood and penciled by Fred Kida, "The Flying Fool" starring Link Thorne (uncredited), "The Heap" written by (uncredited) and penciled by Leonard Starr, "Old Buckskin" (uncredited), "The First Man" 2 page text story (uncredited), "Nice Hunting" 1 page humor comic strip by Jules Steiner, and "The King of Lower California" (uncredited). 48 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 9

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Dick Wood, Dan Zolnerowich, Mike Roy, John Belfi and Leonard Starr. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #56. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #9 in indicia. Airboy is hired to protect a spoiled rich girl who gotten in deep with gangsters over her gambling losses. A tribute to The Heap's human self, Baron von Emmelman, is interrupted by gauche outsiders, causing The Heap to go ballistic. The strange true story of Colonel Thomas Blood and his attempt to steal the Crown Jewels of England from the Tower of London in 1671. Airboy; The Flying Fool; The Heap; The Man Who Stole the King's Crown; Voyage into the Unknown; Naughty Murieta. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 10
    • Tear to front cover repaired with glue.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Dick Wood, Dan Zolnerowich, Maurice Del Bourgo, and Clement Weisbacker. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #57. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #10 in indicia. Airboy tries to reunite a circus owner with his son, but a redheaded femme fatale is blocking the way. The Heap steps in when a descendant of the tyrant "The Iron Duke" decides to conquer the Heap's homeland. The bandits terrorizing 1800 Bucharest seem to be wolf-men. Airboy; The Flying Fool; The Heap; The Wolf Men of Bucharest; The Pig Stickers; The River Breed. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 11

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Dan Zolnerowich and Ernest Schroeder. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #58. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #11 in indicia. Airboy battles intelligent rats, in the first part of a legendary two-parter. The Heap and a good man revived by the goddess of nature set out to destroy the evil of Wasau Castle. Flying Fool's rival Riot O'Hara is hired by the Chinese military, supposedly to transport food to starving people, but something's fishy. Airboy and the Rats, Part 1; The Flying Fool; The Heap; The Flag and the Fort; The Edge of the World; March of the Warriors. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Airboy Comics Vol. 05 (1948 Hillman) 12

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Leonard Starr, Clement Weisbacker and Ernest Schroeder. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #59. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #12 in indicia. Airboy is captured by an army of intelligent rats, in the second part of a legendary two-parter. A madman plans to flood a refugee camp to claim the land for himself, until The Heap gets involved. The true story of the legendary Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Airboy and the Rats, Part 2; The Flying Fool; The Heap; Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg; The Orioles Flew High; Amby, Junior Boogey-Man; Wilderness Victor. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.