Biff! Pow!

Today a cover from a classic American pulp magazine ‘Airboy Comics’.


There’s something refreshingly straightforward in their garish colours, slightly random approach to real aircraft, the clear necessity of having some strange (and special) aircraft for the hero, and then, best of all, the special ‘having a fight on the wing of the airplane in flight’ physics.

The green aircraft is (kind of) a P-51 Mustang, and Airboy’s batwing seems to have a Vickers type machine gun on the cockpit side.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

Source, here including the rest of the magazine in case you want to know what happens next!

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