Introduction   On Racism   Epigraphs   A History of the Pulps   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   

Glossary and Character Taxonomy  Breakdown by Country of Origin   Bibliography   Table of Contents    The Best of the Encyclopedia

Skyroads, Inc. Skyroads, Inc. was created by Lt. Lester J. Maitland and Dick Calkins (Buck Rogers) and appeared in the comic strip “Skyroads” (1929-1942).

Skyroads, Inc. begins as a one-plane airline run by the teenaged pilots Ace Ames and Buster Evans. They are soon joined by Peggy Mills, who is their age and as good a pilot. (She calls herself an "aviatrix"). Mills’ father is a tycoon who offers to fund the trio's flight to the Amazon in the interests of science. This begins the trio’s more fantastic adventures: they fight air pirates, like the “Black Vulture,” and discover Lost Races and lost cities.

In 1933 the trio were replaced with a succession of more standard adventure heroes. The longest-running and last of these was Clipper Williams, who in 1939 assembled a group of schoolboys in Corinth, Mississippi and made them into the Flyin' Legion, to combat the German saboteur the Flying Ghost.

Table of Contents / Annotations / Blog / Books / Patreon / Twitter / Contact me