G-8 was a heroic aviator and spy during World War I in pulp fiction. He starred in his own title G-8 and His Battle Aces, published by Popular Publications. All stories were written by Robert J. Hogan, under his own name. The title lasted 110 issues, from October 1933 to June 1944. Many of the novels have been reprinted by a wide range of publishers including comic books.
While not as dramatic a pulp character as Doc Savage or the Shadow, his stories were often outlandish, with many supernatural or science fiction elements. G-8's true identity was never revealed. He had a girlfriend, a nurse who aided his group, and her name as well was never revealed. His English manservant was named Battle. His wing-men were the short Nippy Weston, who flew an aircraft numbered 13, and the tall and muscular but superstitious Bull Martin, whose aircraft was numbered 7. Both of them were Americans. His adventures entailed fighting against the lethal super technology that was constantly created by the Kaiser's mad scientists. Reoccurring villains included Herr Doktor Krueger, the Steel Mask, and Grun.
|First appearance||G-8 and His Battle Aces #1|
|Created by||Robert J. Hogan|
|Supporting character of||Battle|
During the craze for hero pulp reprints in the 1970s started by the success of Doc Savage reprints, Berkley Books reprinted 8 G-8 novels. The first 3 had covers by Jim Steranko and a logo inspired by Doc Savage's. After that, the covers reprinted the original pulp covers.
In more recent years, some G-8 novels were reprinted by small presses like Adventure House. Adventure House recently started a reprint series of G-8 in similar size to the original pulps, including covers and interior artwork. So far, they have reprinted over 40 issues.
G8 is the Group of Eight, an international forum for eight industrialized nations, also known as the G7+1.
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Group of Eight (music), a Spanish group close to the Generation of '27
Group of Eight (Australian universities), an association of Australian universities
G-8 (character), a fictional aviator
Abitur after twelve years, often abbreviated "G8", a secondary education system in Germany
G-08 (Michigan county highway)
G8 star, a subclass of G-class stars
County Route G8 (California), a route from Santa Clara County to San Jose, California, USA
EMD G8, a diesel locomotive and derivatives thereof
Fiat G.8, a 1934 Italian military utility aircraft
Gabardini G.8, a 1923 Italian fighter and military trainer aircraft
Gotha G.VIII, a 1918 German bomber aircraft
Pontiac G8, a full-size automobile from the Pontiac lineup of GM
Gewehr-8 or G-8, the designation of the Heckler & Koch HK21 by the German Army, German Navy and the Federal Police
IATA airline designator for Air Service Gabon
IATA airline designator for Enkor
IATA airline designator for Go Air
IATA airline designator for Gujarat Airways (India)
NATO code for the Assistant Chief-of-Staff, Finance
G08, Intracranial and intraspinal phlebitis and thrombophlebitis ICD-10 code
The Contadora group and the Contadora support group, taken as a whole