G-8 and His Battle Aces #32 Audiobook
The Wings of Satan
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria
They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
Strangely — unbelievably, the ancient Earth has erupted the souls of Hell! — cursed Allies of Satan himself, vowing vengeance against the living! One man — one fiend, powered by his twisted brain and his haunting hate, has contrived to scourge the skies! Only the fires of Hell could produce these madmen of the battle lanes — fiendish pilots of the skies who cared not for the enemy’s lives nor for their own. G-8 sees this mocking Hell — goes down himself before the crushing hand of Satan — without the chance to fight. Has the Master Spy surrendered?
Death rays, deadly plagues, and other scientific abominations featured at the heart of the conflict in many of the G-8 tales penned by Robert J. Hogan. This made G-8 something more than a typical Aviation hero. Even green Martians and resurrected Vikings make an appearance in G-8’s rogues gallery, assuring that his stories were, at least until the future war fought by Popular’s Dusty Ayers, the definition of weird war tales.
Every good hero must have villains that just won’t die, and G-8 was no exception. Foreshadowing characters like Doctor Doom, Steel Mask was an enemy that brought his own iron version of evil to bear on the Battle Aces more than once, hiding his mutilated face with an obviously steel mask. He held G-8 responsible for his affliction, due to America’s Master Spy bringing down a blimp in literal flames. Other villainous types returned as well, including the Raven, Chu Lung, and Grun the Primeval.
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 ‘The Wings of Satan’. Originally published in the May 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: The Mass Attack
Chapter 2: The Sky Menace
Chapter 3: The Devil’s Trap
Chapter 4: The Blood Mask
Chapter 5: Herr Doktor Krueger’s Headquarters
Chapter 6: A Desperate Chance
Chapter 7: The Bearded Stranger
Chapter 8: Herr Doktor Krueger’s Secret
Chapter 9: Blasted Squadrons
Chapter 10: Escape
Chapter 11: A Desperate Mission
Chapter 12: Bull Turns Traitor
Chapter 13: Herr Doktor Krueger’s Revenge
Chapter 14: Satan Revealed
Nick Santa Maria Nick was born early in life in Brooklyn, NY. His theatrical background is based in Comedy Improv. He was a long standing member of the late lamented Miami based, Mental Floss, where he served as head writer/composer. From there he began his career in commercials, voice-overs, TV, Film, and theatre. He has performed in many roles on the stage including his award winning turn as Nick in Over The River And Through The Woods, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, in The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee as Mr. Panch (3-D Theatricals), Mr. Bromhead in No Sex Please, We’re British at The Norris, and as Pseudolus in, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Norris Theatre. Television: The Buffalo Bill Show, B.J. Stryker, and two Disney Christmas Specials. Off Broadway: Writer/Composer/Performer on Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Soundtrack on RCA Victor. Broadway: Vince Fontaine in Tommy Tune’s production of Grease. He also appeared in every domestic company of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, understudying everyone from Nathan Lane and Jason Alexander, to Tony Danza and David Hassellhoff. He was the original Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, a Musical Spectacular, soundtrack on Disney Records. Nick is a resident of Los Angeles and is currently writing a book about classic film comedians, Nick’s been a long time film historian, and has written several articles on the topic.
Nick DeGregorio is a composer and conductor with over 100 theatrical musical direction credits including a Helen Hayes Awards, Best Musical Direction nomination for his work on DeafWest’s Big River at the Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC. Nick’s conducted and/or played for Randy Newman, Bernadette Peters, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorna Luft, Juliet Prowse, Morey Amsterdam, John Denver, Carol Channing and Glen Campbell and was MD for Hal Linden, Dorothy Lamour (5 years) and the LA Friar’s Club roast of Carl Reiner. He’s provided musical direction at many regional theatres around the country and was associate conductor for the Broadway tours of 42nd Street and Big River and the PCLO/Nederlander tour of Doctor Dolittle.
Nick’s conducted the Phoenix Symphony, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and Les Brown’s Band of Renown and has played piano with the St. Louis, San Jose, Utah, Ottawa, Rochester, Baltimore, Winnipeg, Florida and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras. On Broadway, Nick played piano for 42nd Street. Off-Broadway, Nick wrote the orchestrations for Fanny Hill and orchestrated for Lorna Luft’s show and Barry Manilow produced recording, Songs My Mother Taught Me. He’s done orchestrations for the Key West Pops and also for Mitzi Gaynor’s new show, Razzle Dazzle. As a composer, Nick has worked on projects for BBC-TV, Random House Entertainment, Mike Young Productions, Scholastic Entertainment, Coyne Communications and Paramount Pictures. He has also written seven musical comedies, the latest, High School Reunion, was recently listed in the Samuel French catalog.