Airboy Comics

 AIRC   (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
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol 3 #2; Cover date April, indicia date March, 1946 Maurice Del Bourgo, Maurice Whitman

#5

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

#6

  6/1/1946
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  $225.00
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Vol. 3 #5 Fred Kida, Tony DiPreta, Art Helfant

#7

  7/1/1946
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  $225.00
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Vol. 3 #6  

#8

  8/1/1946
  $0.10
  $225.00
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Vol. 3 #7  

#9

  9/1/1946
  $0.10
  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #8  

#10

  10/1/1946
  $0.10
  $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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  $225.00
No copies available
Vol. 3 #12  

#14

  2/1/1947
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  $175.00
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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
  $0.10
  $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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  $175.00
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Flyin’ FoolJoe SimonJack Kirby

#21

  9/1/1947
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  $175.00
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Flyin’ FoolJoe SimonJack Kirby

#22

  10/1/1947
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  $175.00
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Flyin’ FoolJoe SimonJack Kirby

#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
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Flyin’ FoolJoe SimonJack Kirby

#25

  1/1/1948
  $0.10
  $160.00
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Flyin’ Fool  

#26

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

#27

  3/1/1948
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  $125.00
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Vol. 5 #2  

#28

  4/1/1948
  $0.10
  $125.00
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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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  $125.00
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Vol. 5 #5  

#31

  7/1/1948
  $0.10
  $125.00
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Vol. 5 #6  

#32

  8/1/1948
  $0.10
  $125.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #7  

#33

  9/1/1948
  $0.10
  $135.00
No copies available
Vol. 5 #8  

#34

  10/1/1948
  $0.10
  $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
  $0.10
  $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
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Vol. 6 #3  

#41

  5/1/1949
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  $100.00
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Vol. 6 #4  

#42

  6/1/1949
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  $100.00
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Vol. 6 #5  

#43

  7/1/1949
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  $100.00
No copies available
Vol. 6 #6  

#44

  8/1/1949
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  $100.00
No copies available
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
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  $100.00
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
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
Vol. 9 #3  

#77

  5/1/1952
  $0.10
  $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
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  $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
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  $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
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  $80.00
No copies available
Vol. 10 #4; Final Issue