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Sky Devil: Ace of Devils

by Harold F. Cruickshank

Nowhere along the Western Front could you find a more feared crew, both in their element and out. The Sky Devil and his Brood could always be counted on to whip Germany’s best Aces, out-scrap entire squadrons of Boche killers, or tackle not one, but two crazed Barons with an Egyptology fetish! But what happens when they find themselves up in a dirigible fighting a fleet of ghost zeppelins, or down in the English Channel battling ferocious deep water beasts, or even behind enemy lines dealing with a crazed Major Petrie?


Journey back to an Age of Aces! Straight from the tattered pages of Popular Publication’s air war pulps, Age of Aces Books is proud to be able to bring you the best of these heroes.

Editor Bill Mann, Art Director Chris Kalb and Designer David Kalb will bring you back to those wild, dog fighting days of the first half of the 20th Century with these beautifully designed books. The text has been re-set, but Chris and David painstakingly preserve the original illustrations from a bygone era, most of them by master artist Frederick Blakeslee.

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Battling Grogan and the Dragon Squadron

by Robert M. Burtt

Grogan, an American pilot, commands the all-Chinese “Dragon Squadron” in their battle against the invading Japanese along with his three valiant flight commanders: Monty St. John, the lanky Limey; slender Hank Goyen, the dapper Frog; and last but not least, the imperturbable Ah Im, Grogan’s boyhood chum of old Nanking days, now premier olive-toned ace of the Dragon clan. Never before has the struggle been so fierce or the danger of Oriental treachery so great!

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Captain Babyface: The Complete Adventures

by Steve Fisher

For Jed Garrett, "Captain Babyface" of the American Special Agent's Corps, his orders are simple: Kill Mr. Death! But who is Mr. Death? One of Germany’s brightest chemists and inventors, he had grown weary of life and entered a monastery near Alsace-Lorraine. But war came and the monastery was bombed. Horribly disfigured he has now sworn to vengeance against the Americans!

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Captain Philip Strange: Strange Enemies

by Donald E. Keyhoe

Once they were just two young lovers, pledging their devotion in a Mecklenberg garden. Now they are reluctant rivals enmeshed in the biggest conflict the world had ever seen. While the Great War had forged him into the so-called Brain-Devil, America’s top agent, she had become the famous Fraulein Doktor, Germany’s most alluring and elusive spy. When love and loyalty collide in eight epic tales of WWI aviation and intrigue, the bullets—and the sparks—are going to fly.

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Captain Philip Strange: Strange Hell

by Donald E. Keyhoe

Entering a Strange Hell! The German Empire has unleased Hell on Earth! The dead are climbing out of their graves and giant skeletons attack the living. Heads are detonating and soldiers are turning to bronze. But flying to the rescue like an avenging angel is America’s own “Brain Devil,” Captain Philip Strange, the phantom ace of G-2 Intelligence. Whether it’s deadly bridges or killer broadcasts, when the Allies need a miracle they pray for Philip Strange!

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Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

by Donald E. Keyhoe

A boyhood prank comes back to haunt the Brain-Devil when he meets his vaudeville nemesis in the Theater of War. Karl von Zenden, the quick-change Man of a Thousand Faces, is now using his stage tricks as agent Z-13 for the Wilhelmstrasse—and he's not one to drop the curtain on a grudge. Now backstage rivals are front-line enemies in an exclusive engagement of "Spy vs. Spy." When Strange gets into the act and uses his own makeup-mastery, the Great War becomes the Greatest Show on Earth.

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Captain Philip Strange: Strange Spectres

by Donald E. Keyhoe

Beware Strange Spectres! Captain Philip Strange in his strangest cases yet! “Horrors of war” takes on a whole new meaning when WWI erupts with paranormal activity: Flaming planes piloted by charred skeletons; Battleship crews that mysteriously vanish; Medieval knights falling from the sky; The spirit of the Red Baron himself haunting the frontlines! When World War I gets weird, only America’s own “Phantom Ace of G-2” has a ghost of a chance against the supernatural slaughter.

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Captain Philip Strange: Strange Staffels

by Donald E. Keyhoe

Combating Strange Staffels! America’s enemies have assembled squadrons of flying furies, exploding skeletons, and invisible airplanes to turn the tide of the First World War. But when things get weird, we get Strange. Captain Philip Strange, that is—ace pilot and so-called “Brain-Devil” of G-2 Intelligence. His assignment? Journey from the backalleys of Paris to the skies over Germany, taking down flying fortresses, cursed aerodromes, strafing skulls, and other wild weapons of mass destruction!

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Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

by Donald E. Keyhoe

In Donald E. Keyhoe's imaginings, the stormy skies of World War I are filled with giant pterodactyls, mystic fireballs and demon aces. But America has its own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective that the Allies referred to him as "The Phantom Ace of G-2." But to the Germans he was "The Brain-Devil," whose penetrating green eyes were both a legend and a nightmare.

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Chinese Brady: The Complete Adventures

by C.M. Miller

For Chinese Brady, war and excitement were like bread and butter. He was known far and wide as a fierce warrior, a soldier of the world. And after almost twenty years of scrapping in every war and revolution, in every corner of the globe, Brady was going to finally fight under his own flag, as a Captain in the WWI American air force. He could now bring his savage skills to bear against the Kaiser and all his evil minions!

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Murder of the Admiral/ Murder of the Pigboat Skipper

by Steve Fisher

Before Sheridan Doome became a staple in the pages of The Shadow magazine, two Doome hardcover mysteries were written in the mid-1930's by acclaimed hard-boiled author Steve Fisher (I Wake Up Screaming) and edited by his wife Edythe Seims. Age of Aces now brings you both books in one huge double novel, presented in a retro "flip book" style.

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Satan's Playmates: The Adventures of Molloy & McNamara

by William Hartley

Mike Molloy and Tommy McNamara were the "Twin Terrors of the Western Front". They flew as if they had been born in Spads, they drank like thirsty whales, and they'd fought by each other's side through every mile of air along the lines and in every bar from the Front to Paris. If there were no more pressing targets, they pounded each other to a pulp, for any reason at all, and were strangely happy.

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Sky Devil: Ace of Devils

by Harold F. Cruickshank

Nowhere along the Western Front could you find a more feared crew, both in their element and out. The Sky Devil and his Brood could always be counted on to whip Germany’s best Aces, out-scrap entire squadrons of Boche killers, or tackle not one, but two crazed Barons with an Egyptology fetish! But what happens when they find themselves up in a dirigible fighting a fleet of ghost zeppelins, or down in the English Channel battling ferocious deep water beasts, or even behind enemy lines dealing with a crazed Major Petrie?

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Sky Devil: Hell's Skipper

by Harold F. Cruickshank

There was no better flight in France than the Sky Devil's Brood. Led by Captain Bill Dawe, the famous Yank ace known to all of France as the Sky Devil, the brood consisted of Chuck Verne, Mart Bevin, Slim Skitch and Slug Walton. The crimson devil insignia on their silver Spads brought fear to any German pilot unlucky enough to meet them in the air. But the Sky Devil’s greatest enemy might just be his own C.O. ...

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Squadron of the Dead

by Frederick C. Painton

The Squadron of the Dead contained all the hellions of ten armies! Men without hope; men courting death; men who loved to kill; men who laughed and fought, drank and cursed, lived hard, and died harder. Americans, British, Russians—even Germans—made up their ranks, and only one bond held them together: Death lay ahead of them. They were assigned the grim missions no other squadron dared to take—for they had all been condemned to die!

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The Adventures of Smoke Wade (vol.1)

by Robert J. Hogan

Smoke Wade was known as "the Cowboy Ace." Flying a Pinto-colored Spad he called Jake, after his favorite ranch pony, and wearing his trusty six-gun on his leg, there wasn't a fight or a wager that he was afraid to take on. Join Smoke as he soars through WWI skies to battle the evilest ace on the Western Front, Baron von Stolz. Thirteen great stories from the pen of man who brought you G-8 and The Red Falcon, Robert J. Hogan!

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The Adventures of Smoke Wade (vol.2)

by Robert J. Hogan

From the creator of G-8 and His Battle Aces comes Smoke Wade, six-gun rider of the Devil’s sky range, flying the Pinto-colored biplane he called Jake, after his favorite ranch pony back home in Arizona. With his trusty smoke-pole strapped to his leg, there wasn’t a fight — or a wager — that the skipper of the 66th Pursuit Squadron was afraid to take on, and that included the Baron von Stolz, the toughest ace Germany had on the Western Front!

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The Black Sheep of Belogue: The Best of O.B. Myers

by O.B. Myers

Before he became a writer for the Pulp magazines, O.B. Myers was a decorated WWI fighter pilot. He is able to bring those experiences to life in his fiction about the air war in Europe. In this volume we introduce you to two of Myers’ best series: The Black Sheep of Belogue and The Mongol Ace! As well as two articles about O.B. Myers by Kenneth Porter.

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The Complete Captain Combat

by Barry Barton

While Death flies the Swastika across the bloody skies of World War II, one American flier stands before the pendulum of history! In the vivid flames of the European conflict, Bill Combat fearlessly challenges Hitler and his minions. He knows first hand the ruthlessness of the Nazis—they had already murdered his mother and uncle, and now were after him. But Captain Combat has vowed that when the battle smoke clears, freedom and dignity will triumph over Nazi evil!

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The Iron Ace

by William E. Barrett

In the Misty Skies of WWI France, History is written with flaming guns. Yank airman Hugh McQuillen had smashed his way into those history books as “The Iron Ace.” Flying his deadly war plane adorned with the Laughing Skull, he was a grim and unrelenting instrument of war who killed Germans with such ruthless efficiency that he became known on both sides of the line as “The Assassin.”

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The Jailbird Flight: Dead Man's Drome

by Donald E. Keyhoe

Below the Rio Grande he had once been known as “The Killer.” Now he flew through hell skies, leader of the strangest squadron that ever dared face death from flaming Spandaus. Outcasts—all of them—branded with the convict’s arrow! No cowards came to the Jailbird drome—only those dishonored war eagles who chose a chance to die in action rather than rot behind prison bars. Hot tempers, liquor, and the madness of war had brought them low—but beneath it all they still were men!

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The Red Falcon: The Dare‑Devil Aces Years (vol.1)

by Robert J. Hogan

The Yanks and English knew him as “The Red Falcon.” The French call him “L’ Faucon Rouge.” The Germans curse him as “Verdamnt Der Rot Falker.” Unjustly wanted for a firing squad on his own side of the lines––Facing death from the Germans on the other! He is a man abandoned by his own country, but still willing to die for it! Along with his aide, the great African warrior Sika, The Red Falcon fights WWI on his own terms.

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The Red Falcon: The Dare‑Devil Aces Years (vol.2)

by Robert J. Hogan

All along the Western Front the Germans curse them "Verdamnt Der Rot Falker!" They were Barry Rand, Yank ace and his giant Senagalese aide, Sika. Their blood-red ship was a patched-up crate of salvaged wreckage–their drome a hidden tarmac in the Vosges Mountains. Yet from Paris to Berlin they were known as the most deadly pair of hellcats that ever blazed a death trail through Boche skies!

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The Red Falcon: The Dare‑Devil Aces Years (vol.3)

by Robert J. Hogan

He was an outcast ace! The prey of friend and foe alike. From their hidden base in the Vosges Mountains, the crimson wings of the Red Falcon and his aide Sika fly once again into battle skies, waging a war of their own, doling out justice by the power of their blazing guns. Age of Aces Books has gathered together eleven more never before reprinted air-action stories for this third volume in a series of four exciting Red Falcon collections.

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The Red Falcon: The Dare‑Devil Aces Years (vol.4)

by Robert J. Hogan

In this grim business of war, The Red Falcon Flies Alone. He carries no flag and owes allegiance to none. But the Falcon is still ready to give the service of his courage, and his guns, to the men who made him an outcast. Join Barry Rand and the great warrior Sika as they fly their patched together plane from their hidden base in the Vosges Mountains to battle the Germans and help win the Great War

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The Spider Vs. The Empire State

by Norvell Page

They said it couldn't happen here. Then they said one man couldn't stop it! Richard Wentworth spent his vigilante career as The Spider always in the shadows. Now evil acted in broad daylight. The Party of Justice swept into office, rewriting the laws of New York state overnight to benefit their criminal backers and make slaves of its people. How could The Spider hope to stop a criminal conspiracy as big as the state itself?

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The Three Mosquitoes: The Magic Inferno

by Ralph Oppenheim

Once more their familiar battle cry rings out: "Let's Go!" And the three khaki Spads take to the air flying into terror skies, each sporting the famous Mosquito insignia. In the cockpits sat the three warriors who were known wherever men flew as the greatest and most hell raising trio of aces ever to blaze their way through overwhelming odds. Always in front was Kirby, their impetuous young leader. Flanking him on either side were mild-eyed and corpulent Shorty Carn, and lanky Travis, the eldest and wisest Mosquito.

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The Three Mosquitoes: The Thunderbolt Ace

by Ralph Oppenheim

Streaking swiftly through Hell skies, their three Hisso engines thundering, we find The Greatest Trio of Aces! The famous and inseparable “Three Mosquitoes,” the mightiest flying combination that had ever blazed its way through overwhelming odds and laughed to tell of it, take off in four more exciting adventures from the pages of Popular Publications! Their customary battle cry says it all—“Let’s go!”

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The Three Mosquitoes: The Wizard Ace

by Ralph Oppenheim

Flying in their usual close V, the three khaki colored spads were piloted by U.S. Intelligence's finest. In the lead Spad was their impetuous young leader Kirby, while flanking him were "Shorty" Carn, the mild eyed, corpulent little Mosquito and lanky Travis, eldest and wisest of the trio. These three men were always raring for action, always recklessly anxious to go out and match thier wings against any odds!

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The Vanished Legion

by Donald E. Keyhoe

Dick Traine, Monte Prince and the rest of this “Vanished Legion” of living ghosts were on call for only the strangest and most perilous missions of the war. Officially listed as “Killed in Action,” their continued existence was unknown to all but a few of the High Command. Operating out of a secret base in the Vosges Mountains, there would be no reprieve—only death would free them from their unkind fate!

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