In other words, damn the plot. Pour on the menace!The same crew who filled the pages of the other terror titles got busy keeping this offering on schedule. They comprised a Who’s Who of Popular Publications pulp giants, yarn spinners such as Norvell W. Page, Frederick C. Davis, Wyatt Blassingame, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Francis James, John H. Knox, and Arthur J Burks.
This is the first issue in the Dusty Ayres series. It all started here! These are science-fiction stories of a near-future war that has ravaged America. The Black Invaders, led by an Asian warlord known as "Fire-Eyes", are bent upon world domination, have conquered all of Europe and are now on the American continent. Captain Dusty Ayres, ace pilot for the U.S. Air Defense flies in the Silver Flash, an advanced craft of his own design. With his two pals Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton, they battle some of the most diabolical mad scientists and their weirdest inventions. These exciting stories took over the Battle Birds magazine from June 1934 through the July/August issue of 1935, changing the magazine name to Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. And now Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
Beginning in 1932, Battle Birds brought readers a thrilling main story, referred to as a “novel”, that featured a rotating cast of main characters like The Three Mosquitoes and Smoke Wade. After nineteen issues, just over a year and a half after its debut, the magazine began to feature the air adventures of Dusty Ayres, and the magazine became officially titled Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. This lasted until the summer of 1935 when the magazine folded after thirty-one issues. But Battle Birds wasn't finished; it would return. In early 1940, Battle Birds reappeared on the newsstands. But now the focus of the stories was on the conflict that would soon be known as World War II. This resurrected Battle Birds lasted for 26 issues until May 1944. And now Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.