Airboy Comics

    (Hillman, 1945-1953)
™ and ©1951 Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Series continued from Air Fighters Comics

The popularity of Blackhawk characters during World War II prompted other publishers to attempt to capitalize on that series’ success. Comics starring aviators became so numerous, that they could be considered a separate genre. One of the most notable was Airboy which featured Davy Nelson, an orphaned teenager (though later that was revised) who took to the skies in his own plane to oppose the Axis powers. However, the real star of the book was the plane itself, nicknamed “Birdie” because it flew by flapping its wings like a bird. Airboy could call Birdie, much like a faithful pet, through a short-wave radio device.

In 1986 Eclipse Comics published a new Airboy title, featuring a modern version of this Golden Age character.

— George Haberberger

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#1

  12/1/1945
  $0.10
  $260.00
No copies available
 Series continued from Air Fighters Comics  

#2

  1/1/1946
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
 Vol 2 # 12  

#3

  2/1/1946
  $0.10
  $230.00
1 copy available for $29.00
 Vol 3 #1  

#4

  4/1/1946
  $0.10
  $235.00
No copies available
Cover date April, indicia date March, 1946Vol 3 #2 Maurice Del Bourgo, Maurice Whitman

#5

  5/1/1946
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  $230.00
No copies available
 No Vol. 3, #4 (no #3) Maurice Del Bourgo, Tony DiPreta

#6

  6/1/1946
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  $225.00
No copies available
 Vol. 3 #5 Fred Kida, Tony DiPreta, Art Helfant

#7

  7/1/1946
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  $225.00
No copies available
 Vol. 3 #6  

#8

  8/1/1946
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  $225.00
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 Vol. 3 #7Si Wells, Art HelfantArt Helfant, Al McWilliams

#9

  9/1/1946
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  $225.00
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 Vol. 3 #8Tony DiPretaCarmine Infantino, Tony DiPreta

#10

  10/1/1946
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  $250.00
No copies available
 Vol. 3 #9; Origin of The Heap  

#11

  11/1/1946
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
 Vol. 3 #10  

#12

  12/1/1946
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
 Vol. 3 #11  

#13

  1/1/1947
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  $510.00
No copies available
 Vol. 3 #12  

#14

  2/1/1947
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  $175.00
No copies available
 Vol. 4 #1  

#15

  3/1/1947
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  $175.00
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 Vol. 4 #2  

#16

  4/1/1947
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  $175.00
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 Vol. 4 #3  

#17

  5/1/1947
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  $225.00
No copies available
 Vol. 4 #4Joe SimonJack Kirby

#18

  6/1/1947
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  $175.00
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 Vol. 4 #5Joe SimonJack Kirby

#19

  7/1/1947
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  $175.00
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 Flyin’ FoolJoe SimonJack Kirby

#20

  8/1/1947
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  $450.00
No copies available
 Flyin’ FoolJoe SimonJack Kirby

#21

  9/1/1947
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  $4,500.00
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 Vol. 4 #8Joe Simon, C.W. WinterJack Kirby, Arthur Peddy, Carmine Infantino, C.W. Winter

#22

  10/1/1947
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  $320.00
No copies available
 Vol. 4 #9; Flyin’ FoolJoe SimonJack Kirby, Dan Barry, Art Helfant, Bernard Sachs

#23

  11/1/1947
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  $175.00
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 Flyin’ FoolJoe SimonJack Kirby

#24

  12/1/1947
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  $175.00
No copies available
 Flyin’ FoolJoe SimonJack Kirby

#25

  1/1/1948
  $0.10
  $160.00
No copies available
 Flyin’ Fool  

#26

  2/1/1948
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  $125.00
No copies available
 Vol. 5 #1  

#27

  3/1/1948
  $0.10
  $480.00
No copies available
 Vol. 5 #2  

#28

  4/1/1948
  $0.10
  $125.00
No copies available
 Vol. 5 #3  

#29

  5/1/1948
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  $125.00
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 Vol. 5 #4 Fred Kida, Carmine Infantino, Arthur Peddy, Bob Fujitani

#30

  6/1/1948
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  $310.00
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 Vol. 5 #5  

#31

  7/1/1948
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  $125.00
No copies available
 Vol. 5 #6  

#32

  8/1/1948
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  $125.00
No copies available
 Vol. 5 #7  

#33

  9/1/1948
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  $320.00
No copies available
 Vol. 5 #8Dick Wood, Jules SteinerLeonard Starr

#34

  10/1/1948
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  $125.00
No copies available
 Vol. 5 #9  

#35

  11/1/1948
  $0.10
  $150.00
No copies available
 Vol. 5 #10; Origin of The Heap  

#36

  12/1/1948
  $0.10
  $130.00
No copies available
 Vol. 5 #11  

#37

  1/1/1949
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  $125.00
No copies available
 Vol. 5 #12  

#38

  2/1/1949
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  $100.00
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 Vol. 6 #1 Leonard Starr

#39

  3/1/1949
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  $100.00
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 Vol. 6 #2  

#40

  4/1/1949
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  $100.00
No copies available
 Vol. 6 #3  

#41

  5/1/1949
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  $100.00
No copies available
 Vol. 6 #4  

#42

  6/1/1949
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  $100.00
No copies available
 Vol. 6 #5  

#43

  7/1/1949
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  $100.00
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 Vol. 6 #6Jules SteinerAiden McWilliams, Jules Steiner

#44

  8/1/1949
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  $175.00
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 Vol. 6 #7  

#45

  9/1/1949
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  $100.00
No copies available
 Vol. 6 #8; Origin of The Heap  

#46

  10/1/1949
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  $100.00
No copies available
 Vol. 6 #9  

#47

  11/1/1949
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  $100.00
No copies available
 Vol. 6 #10  

#48

  12/1/1949
  $0.10
  $140.00
No copies available
 Vol. 6 #11  

#49

  1/1/1950
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  $100.00
No copies available
 Vol. 6 #12  

#50

  2/1/1950
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  $90.00
No copies available
 Vol. 7 #1  

#51

  3/1/1950
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  $90.00
No copies available
 Vol. 7 #2  

#52

  4/1/1950
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  $90.00
No copies available
 Vol. 7 #3  

#53

  5/1/1950
  $0.10
  $112.00
1 copy available for $39.50
 Vol. 7 #4  

#54

  6/1/1950
  $0.10
  $113.00
1 copy available for $39.50
 Vol. 7 #5  

#55

  7/1/1950
  $0.10
  $112.00
1 copy available for $39.50
 Vol. 7 #6  

#56

  8/1/1950
  $0.10
  $135.00
1 copy available for $29.50
 Vol. 7 #7  

#57

  9/1/1950
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
 Vol. 7 #8  

#58

  10/1/1950
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
 Vol. 7 #9  

#59

  11/1/1950
  $0.10
  $130.00
No copies available
 Vol. 7 #10  

#60

  12/1/1950
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
 Vol. 7 #11  

#61

  1/1/1951
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
 Vol. 7 #12  

#62

  2/1/1951
  $0.10
  $90.00
No copies available
 Vol. 8 #1  

#63

  3/1/1951
  $0.10
  $85.00
No copies available
 Vol. 8 #2  

#64

  4/1/1951
  $0.10
  $85.00
No copies available
 Vol. 8 #3  

#65

  5/1/1951
  $0.10
  $98.00
1 copy available for $2.00
 Vol. 8 #4  

#66

  6/1/1951
  $0.10
  $85.00
No copies available
 Vol. 8 #5  

#67

  7/1/1951
  $0.10
  $85.00
No copies available
 Vol. 8 #6  

#68

  8/1/1951
  $0.10
  $92.00
1 copy available for $32.00
 Vol. 8 #7  

#69

  9/1/1951
  $0.10
  $85.00
No copies available
 Vol. 8 #8 Ernest Schroeder

#70

  10/1/1951
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  $85.00
No copies available
 Vol. 8 #9  

#71

  11/1/1951
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  $85.00
No copies available
 Vol. 8 #10  

#72

  12/1/1951
  $0.10
  $85.00
No copies available
 Vol. 8 #11  

#73

  1/1/1952
  $0.10
  $85.00
No copies available
 Vol. 8 #12  

#74

  2/1/1952
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 9 #1  

#75

  3/1/1952
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 9 #2  

#76

  4/1/1952
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  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 9 #3  

#77

  5/1/1952
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  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 9 #4  

#78

  6/1/1952
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  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 9 #5  

#79

  7/1/1952
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  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 9 #6  

#80

  8/1/1952
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 9 #7  

#81

  9/1/1952
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  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 9 #8  

#82

  10/1/1952
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  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 9 #9  

#83

  11/1/1952
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  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 9 #10  

#84

  12/1/1952
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  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 9 #11  

#85

  1/1/1953
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  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 9 #12  

#86

  2/1/1953
  $0.10
  $140.00
No copies available
 Vol. 10 #1 Bob Jenney

#87

  3/1/1953
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  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 10 #2  

#88

  4/1/1953
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  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 10 #3  

#89

  5/1/1953
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
 Vol. 10 #4; Final Issue