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Air Fighters Comics v1 01 (c2c - 64 paper; 4fiche)
Scanned from a coverless copy also missing the last page, so:
fc+bc from HAG; ifc, ibc & pages 63-4 from tigger's old fiche.
The rest: a freddyfly original!
This comic is really a one-shot, not the first of a series. All the familiar strips of the AirFighters/Airboy series began in issue #2, published a year after this one, and none of the strips in this comic appeared in issue 2.
Maybe the entry of the USA in WWII just after #1 appeared made the publishers re-think the contents, or maybe it was just poor sales, or both.

23-October-2013 9:56 am
Username: d6danny
Comment: I really enjoyed the Black Commander character and wished he had made it into more comics. I was thrilled to learn that he had been adapted into the Worlds of Pulp Role Playing Game by Scaldcrow Games. It was a good story and deserved to be longer lasting.
24-January-2014 3:45 am
Username: churnworks
Comment: This issue is interesting because it is the first time in a GA comic that I've seen the writer and artist both credited in nearly every story, and the earliest story I've seen by Bob Oksner (as both Robert Oksner in the first-page credits, and signed as Bob Oksner in the splash). His first published story was in Marvel Mystery Comics No. 10, cover-dated August 1940, 15 months before this issue. The Oksner style is already evident here in "'MACH' Duff, Junior Mechanic."

Issue: #1
Published: November 1941, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Alex Hillman
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Volume 36, Number 4. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number 509167.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Black Commander
Credits: Pencils: Harry Anderson [as Anderson] (signed) | Inks: Harry Anderson [as Anderson] (signed)
Genre: Aviation War
Characters: Black Commander [Barry Haynes]

Table Of Contents (1 page) Contact!
Credits: Script: Alex Hillman ? [as The Editor] | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (12 pages)
Featuring: Black Commander
Credits: Script: Kermit Jaediker | Pencils: Harry Anderson | Inks: Harry Anderson
Genre: Aviation War
Characters: Black Commander [Barry Haynes, Ronald Joyce] (first And Only Appearance) Maybelle Colonel Northrup Dr. Nort Aunt Martha Unnamed British Military Members Unnamed German Military Members

Comic Story (8 pages) Death At 20,000
Featuring: Test Pilot
Credits: Script: Kermit Jaediker | Pencils: Edd Ashe [as Edmund Ashe, Jr.] | Inks: Edd Ashe [as Edmund Ashe, Jr.]
Genre: Aviation War
Characters: Tex Trainor (first And Only Appearance) McBride Gordon (villain) Helen McBride Doc

Comic Story (7 pages) Up In Smoke
Featuring: Crash Davis
Credits: Script: Malcolm Kildale | Pencils: Malcolm Kildale | Inks: Malcolm Kildale
Genre: Aviation War
Characters: Crash Davis (first And Only Apeparance) German Navy Commander Unnamed German Military Members Unnamed American Commander

Illustration (1 page) War Planes Past & Present
Featuring: War Planes
Genre: Non-fiction Aviation War

Comic Story (3 pages)
Featuring: Pecos Pete
Credits: Script: Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren] | Pencils: Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren] | Inks: Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren]
Genre: Humor Aviation Western-frontier
Characters: Pecos Pete (first And Only Appearance) Hoss (Pete's Horse) Airplane Pilot Unnamed Mexican Criminals Unnamed American Military Officer Unnamed American Military Guards

Comic Story (6 pages) America's Air Army
Credits: Script: Nathaniel Nitkin | Pencils: Al Bare | Inks: Al Bare | Letters: ?; typeset
Genre: Non-fiction Aviation
Characters: Lieutenant Bob White Sergeant Tim Casey Private Joe Smith Unnamed American Military Members Unnamed German Military Members Adolf Hitler Winston Churchill Cordell Hull Hermann Göring Walther Von Brauchitsch [as Von Brauchitch]

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Flying Cadet Jack Dale
Credits: Script: Paul Quinn | Pencils: Larry Antonette | Inks: Larry Antonette
Genre: Aviation
Characters: Jack Dale (first And Only Appearance) Pogo Wilson Unnamed Cadets Preston

Comic Story (6 pages) Stings For the Saboteurs
Featuring: The Mosquito
Credits: Script: Harry Francis Campbell | Pencils: Harry Francis Campbell | Inks: Harry Francis Campbell
Genre: Aviation War
Characters: The Mosquito [Lieutenant Steve Stanton] (first And Only Appearance) General Nelson [Chief Of G-2] Mr. Mason Mr. Mason's Secretary Allen Frederich And His Fellow Saboteurs Unnamed Members Of The G-2 Office

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Air Aces
Synopsis: Feature on U.S. pilot Lieutenant Frank Luke.
Genre: Non-fiction Aviation War

Comic Story (6 pages) Double Trouble
Featuring: "Mach" Duff Junior Mechanic
Credits: Script: Gilbert James | Pencils: Bob Oksner (signed, but also credited as Robert Oksner) | Inks: Bob Oksner (signed, but also credited as Robert Oksner)
Genre: Aviation War
Characters: "Mach" Duff (first And Only Appearance) Unnamed Mechanics Power Dive Grant Old Designer Old Designer's Daughter Foreign Agent Kidnappers

Text Article (0 pages) The Simple Glider
Featuring: "Mach" Duff's Model-Method Introduction to Aviation!

Comic Story (8 pages) Gliding Death
Featuring: Black Sheep Squadron
Credits: Script: George Kale | Pencils: Ed Winiarski [as Win] | Inks: Ed Winiarski [as Win]
Genre: Aviation War
Characters: Black Sheep Squadron [Captain Logan Black Gunner Wilson Other Unnamed Members] (first And Only Appearance) Major Bevin Unnamed German Soldiers

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Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Letters: typeset

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Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Letters: typeset

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