(November 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
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

Prey of the Giant Vultures (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Keywords:
treasure chests; vultures

Prey of the Giant Vultures ["In the territory just north of Mount Kenya..."] (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; Kishni; Professor Pete Woods; Chief M'Rugu; Chim; N'Gagi

["Peter and Tinymite are helping an old scientist..."] (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; Zula; Professor Botts; Budah
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Jumbo Comics (Fiction House, 1938 series) #4

["Down to the waterfront stroll the Hawk, Jeremy, and..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Art Saaf
Inks:
Will Eisner; Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jeremy; Fluth; Black Andrew Dirk

Indexer Notes

This is the beginning of the "mock-Eisner" period of The Hawk. From here on, all of the "Eisner" touches are actually swipes or stats from earlier episodes used by Iger to maintain the Eisner "look and feel" since Eisner had moved on to The Spirit and Quality Comics. Per Mort Leav, Art Saaf was given old Eisner material and assigned to re-write, re-compose, and fill in the gaps to create "new" Eisner Hawk stories (Robin Snyder's The Comics).

["At the order of a great European dictator, ..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Teller Tayles]
Pencils:
Charles Wotjkoski
Inks:
Art Pinajian?; Maurice Gutwirth?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Von Gore; General Larkin; President Varla; Rorez Varla; Miguel Guardia

Jungle Pup (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dirk Hardy; Bonbo-bongo

["I'm sick of seeing that guy Bobby around..."] (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
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Jumbo Comics (Fiction House, 1938 series) #6

A Bone of Contention (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Two strips on one page, one wordless, one titled.

["In an effort to help the victims of..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Hayward; Laura; Tsing; Sun Chu

["Come on drop 'em sigars, and fight like..."] (Table of Contents)

Nick and Nack / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Hamilton [as Geo. Hamilton]
Pencils:
George Hamilton [as Geo. Hamilton]
Inks:
George Hamilton [as Geo. Hamilton]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Riley; Mr. Hasbeen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is a very Jacquet-like strip and seems quite out of place at Fiction House.

["During the silence of night, ominous shadows of..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy

Indexer Notes

Shop work, possibly some Charles Sultan, George Appel, or Jack Alderman involvement.

["Trapped by a band of cattle rustlers, Wiley..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Snorty; General Montcalm; Slim; Lucas

Indexer Notes

house by-line is now "George" instead of "Fred" Sande.

["The fifth column! A group of saboteurs, spies..."] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Bruno Kuhnk; Spike; Clancy
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prey of the Giant Vultures
    Sheena
  2. 1. Prey of the Giant Vultures ["In the territory just north of Mount Kenya..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Peter and Tinymite are helping an old scientist..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["Down to the waterfront stroll the Hawk, Jeremy, and..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["At the order of a great European dictator, ..."]
    Lightning
  6. 5. Jungle Pup
  7. 6. ["I'm sick of seeing that guy Bobby around..."]
    Bobby
  8. 7. A Bone of Contention
    Uncle Otto
  9. 8. ["In an effort to help the victims of..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  10. 9. ["Come on drop 'em sigars, and fight like..."]
    Nick and Nack
  11. 10. ["During the silence of night, ominous shadows of..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  12. 11. ["Trapped by a band of cattle rustlers, Wiley..."]
    Wilton of the West
  13. 12. ["The fifth column! A group of saboteurs, spies..."]
    Inspector Dayton
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky