(October 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); Will Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)
Color:
Black and White (#1-8); Color (#9 onwards)
Dimensions:
Tabloid (#1-8); 8.5x 10.5 inches (#9); Standard Golden Age U.S. (#10 onwards)
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

Spoilers of the Wild (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Keywords:
lions; spears

Spoilers of the Wild ["Bored with the routine of village life, Sheena..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Bob; Keela; Rogo (an ape)

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the cover blurb.

["Peter Pupp and his pal, tinymite, have finally..."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Pupp / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Golleh]
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tinymite; Buddah [a genie]
Reprints:

Pirate Island ["Amid intrigue in the near east,on the..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Willis Rensie]
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Pasha Ahib; Sarita; Caleb; Jeremy; Sagua

Indexer Notes

The title is from a cover blurb.

["On a towering western mountainside, far from the..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Teller Tayles]
Pencils:
Charles Wotjkoski
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Tol; Rogan; Slug

Indexer Notes

Possible inkers: Maurice Gutwirth; Jim Mooney; Arthur Pinajian; shop?

Visitor from Space (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Inks:
Bob Powell [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dicky McGuire

Indexer Notes

One panel is SIGNED "W. Morgan Thomas" - the house name for the Sheena strip. Odd.

["Stuart Taylor, a young scientist, and his assistant..."] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
V: Gegin (I, D), Limpy (I); cover title, "Treasure of the Ancient Mandarin", has NOTHING to do with this story so it is not used

Indexer Notes

Reminiscent of a "Batman" artist.

["I think I'm the guy for the part."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
S. M. Iger
Inks:
S. M. Iger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. De Flicker; Smudge

["At the Newport torpedo base, ZX-5 hears important..."] (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
Charles A. Winter
Inks:
Charles A. Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
The Baron

[wordless pantomime strip] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Heck]
Pencils:
Will Eisner [as Heck]
Inks:
Will Eisner [as Heck]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["The fantastic nightmare of a series of horrible..."] (Table of Contents)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Fred Sande]
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sheriff Parker; Bobby Jones; Mrs. Jones; Crazy Mike

The Case of the Crooked Dagger (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
F. Schwarz?
Inks:
F. Schwarz?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Miss Belton; Doc Black
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Spoilers of the Wild
    Sheena
  2. 1. Spoilers of the Wild ["Bored with the routine of village life, Sheena..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Peter Pupp and his pal, tinymite, have finally..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. Pirate Island ["Amid intrigue in the near east,on the..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["On a towering western mountainside, far from the..."]
    Lightning
  6. 5. Visitor from Space
  7. 6. ["Stuart Taylor, a young scientist, and his assistant..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  8. 7. ["I think I'm the guy for the part."]
    Bobby
  9. 8. ["At the Newport torpedo base, ZX-5 hears important..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. [wordless pantomime strip]
    Uncle Otto
  11. 10. ["The fantastic nightmare of a series of horrible..."]
    Wilton of the West
  12. 11. The Case of the Crooked Dagger
    Inspector Dayton
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
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