Sudden, hideous destruction loomed like some frightful monster in the skies, wrought by what fiendish hand, the Master Spy could not tell because it struck swiftly and silently, without so much as a trace of its frightful source. G-8 took up this challenge with a single thought in mind; that wherever the hand of Herr Doktor Krueger showed, Death must be matched with Death! Still G-8 hit the sky lanes of Death — with a purpose. He would bring back the answer or not return at all.
Accompanied on most missions by the two men making up the Battle Aces, G-8 relied on two men, both pilots, to fight alongside him and have his back, often nearly losing their own lives in the process.
Bull Martin may not have been long on brains, but he had muscle. Even though he was often at odds with Nippy, Bull only ever used his particular two fisted skills when he or his companions were threatened and always to defend his country. Bull also proved, though, to be rather superstitious. This comes up often in the stories, but is exemplified best by the number of the plane he flies 7.
Almost the opposite of Bull, as was sort of the pattern for sidekicks in Pulp Fiction, Nippy Weston was small only in stature. A fair hand with fighting himself, Nippy acted as mechanic, but also spent a fair amount of time antagonizing Bull. Just as Bull proved his superstition by the numbering of his plane, Nippy maintained he was in no way superstitious, proving it by numbering his own plane 13.
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a deadly nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Skeletons of the Black Cross. Originally published in the February 1936 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.
Chapter 1: G-8 Faces Death
Chapter 2: Hunted
Chapter 3: Night Flight
Chapter 4: Death Rides the Sea
Chapter 5: The Devil’s Message
Chapter 6: The Invisible Death
Chapter 7: Spandau Suicide
Chapter 8: The Fallen Ace
Chapter 9: Hell’s Kitchen
Chapter 10: The Basket of Death
Chapter 11: Trapped
Chapter 12: The Phantom Trail
Chapter 13: Marching Skeletons
Chapter 14: A Deal With the Devil
Chapter 15: Aces High
Chapter 16: Wings of Victory