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Front cover + the four main stories: Airboy, Heap, Iron Lady (1st appearance & origin; she moved to Clue comics after this), and the final Iron Ace.
A bhcomics scan!
With fiche fills by Darkmark.
Volume: #4, Issue: #1 [36]
Published: February 1947, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: Ed Cronin [as Edward Cronin]
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Copyright 1947 by Hillman Periodicals, Inc. The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Vol. 1, Part 2, Nos. 1&2, Periodicals, 1946-1947.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Airboy
Credits: Pencils: Dan Barry ? | Inks: Dan Barry ?
Genre: Adventure Aviation
Characters: Airboy [David Nelson II]

Comic Story (13 pages) The Elephants' Graveyard
Featuring: Airboy
Synopsis: Ivory Anderson tells his men of an elephant named "Gargan" that had four ivory tusks, probably long dead by now. But what interests him most is that Airboy is flying to the elephant graveyard where Gargan will most likely be found and he wants those tusks. Ivory reaches his destination, but Gargan is still living and remembers the time gangster Anderson abused him.
Credits: Script: Carmine Infantino | Pencils: Carmine Infantino | Inks: John Belfi
Genre: Adventure Aviation
Characters: Airboy [David Nelson II] Professor Reed Gargan (4 Tusked Elephant, Death) "Ivory" Anderson (villain, Death) Pinky (villain)

Comic Story (10 pages) Von Emmelman's Pearls
Featuring: The Heap
Synopsis: After winning 1st Prize at the National Model Plane Show with his entry: an exact copy of Airboy's plane, Birdie, he meets with a soldier friend of his and tells him about the Heap. Suddenly, a group of thugs interrupt and demand a package containing the Emmelman Pearls, the soldier is carrying for a friend of his. When Tom doesn't come across with it, they kill Tom and knock out Rickie. Rickie then uses his model of Birdie to locate the thugs, and when Rickie is captured and buried alive, Rickie uses Birdie to circle the area. The Heap sees it, saves the boy but takes the pearls.
Credits: Script: Dick Wood | Pencils: Arthur F. Peddy ? | Inks: Bernard Sachs ? | Colours: Dick Wood
Genre: Adventure Aviation
Characters: The Heap [Baron Von Emmelmann] Rickie Wood Tom (soldier Friend Of Rickie, Death) Tom's Friend (death?) Forefinger (villain, Death?) Mutton (villain, Death?)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Gloves of the Executioner
Featuring: Iron Lady
Synopsis: A famed but abused watch maker invents an ugly but powerful pair of gloves that can give anyone tremendous, deadly strength in their hands......strength now used by the daughter of a murdered tobacco king to exact justice!
Credits: Pencils: Dan Zolnerowich | Inks: Dan Zolnerowich
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Iron Lady [Doris Parker](introduction, Origin) Walter P. Parker (Doris' Father, Death) Zurich Burn (watchmaker) Mr. Lusen

Text Story (2 pages) Detective On Horseback
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Baron Buckskin
Credits: Script: Art Helfant | Pencils: Art Helfant | Inks: Art Helfant | Colours: Art Helfant | Letters: Art Helfant
Genre: Humor
Characters: Baron Buckskin

Comic Story (4 pages) Double for a Star
Featuring: Skinny McGinty
Credits: Pencils: Tony DiPreta [as DiPreta] (signed) | Inks: Tony DiPreta [as DiPreta] (signed)
Characters: Skinny McGinty

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Henry the 8th
Credits: Script: Art Helfant | Pencils: Art Helfant | Inks: Art Helfant | Colours: Art Helfant | Letters: Art Helfant
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (8 pages) The Tiger Cult
Featuring: The Iron Ace
Synopsis: Britain discovers that a murdered night club watchman has traces of iron rust in his blood, and wonders if this murder is in any way related to the disappearance of the night club's star performer who had escaped from a Tiger Cult in Indo-China.
Credits: Script: Bob Q. Sale [as BQS] (signed) | Pencils: Bob Q. Sale [as BQS] (signed) | Inks: Bob Q. Sale [as BQS] (signed)
Genre: Adventure Aviation
Characters: The Iron Ace [Captain Robert Britain] Unnamed Night Club Watchman (cameo, Death) Tanga (night Club Performer) Ram Aziz The Tiger Cult (villains, Some Die)

Comic Story (1 page) A Tale of Darkness
Credits: Script: Dick Hall | Pencils: Dick Hall | Inks: Dick Hall | Colours: Dick Hall
Genre: Humor

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