(December 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

Victims of the Super-Ape (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Keywords:
apes

Victims of the Super-Ape ["So that is where Chim has been keeping..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Chim; Panzee; Orang; Reginald Barrows; Colonel Picard; Sergeant Korilenko; Memsa Siba; Luigi; A giant gorilla

["Bobby, my frand, when you put on theez..."] (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:
Shoyn Du, Mr. Von Snitzel; Mr. De Flicker

Indexer Notes

This is a parody of Little Nemo.

["After his last treasure hunt, The Hawk returns..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Willis Rensie]
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Art Saaf
Inks:
Will Eisner; Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Lord Conway; Jeremy; Carlos Sandos; Bruce

Indexer Notes

Retelling of The Hawk's origin.

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).

Sabotage (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin; Mr. Morrose; Voneer

The 13th Notch (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Alexander
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Big Buck Conovan; Weasel

["In the last installments our friends are trapped..."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Pupp / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Zula; Budah; Tinymite
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

"Golleh" on previous episodes is here spelled "Golly" as if to explain the joke.

["Dr. Hayward's amazing time machine speeds the time..."] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Stuart Taylor; Doctor Hayward; Laura; Queen Starina; Lina (death)
Synopsis:
Somewhere in the past Stuart Taylor has to rescue Dr. Hayward and Laura from the clutches of Queen Starina and her wizard.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Tuska, Celardo, Cardy, and perhaps others - someone swiping Lou Fine or doing a decent imitation. Possibly collaged from earlier strips a la "Hawk." See "Inspector Dayton" later in this issue. Bill Black reports the artist as being Lou Fine in Golden-Age Men of Mystery #12.

["Aunt Minnie's been expecting you, Mister Bore!"] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger [as Jerry Iger]
Pencils:
S. M. Iger
Inks:
S. M. Iger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Burglars (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Raiding bombers scream across the peaceful plains to..."] (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Morgan Thomas]
Pencils:
Frank Frollo? R.L. Golden?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Operator 22; Baron Rathskull; Otto

Indexer Notes

other hands at work including Art Peddy, R.L. Golden? Possibly collaged from earlier episodes. Note also the "W. Morgan Thomas" loses his first initial in this episode.

["The map of the ancient Montezuma treasure takes..."] (Table of Contents)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Samuel Carson; Steve

Indexer Notes

"Fred" Sande returns.

["In the temple of the Si-Lun, Mongi Lin, wrathful..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
Bob Powell?
Inks:
Bob Powell?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Mongi Lin; Doctor Sung; Wini; Martha

Indexer Notes

This resembles a very early Bob Powell style and some panels are certainly collaged from earlier strips. The car in the first two panels of page two is traced from the ZX-5 story in Jumbo #10, for instance.

Introducing Tom Dick and Harry (Table of Contents)

Tom Dick and Harry / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dick Swenson; Tom Devlin; Harry Carson

Indexer Notes

"Tansul" is "Sultan" spelled sideways.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Victims of the Super-Ape
    Sheena
  2. 1. Victims of the Super-Ape ["So that is where Chim has been keeping..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Bobby, my frand, when you put on theez..."]
    Bobby
  4. 3. ["After his last treasure hunt, The Hawk returns..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. Sabotage
    Lightning
  6. 5. The 13th Notch
  7. 6. ["In the last installments our friends are trapped..."]
    Peter Pupp
  8. 7. ["Dr. Hayward's amazing time machine speeds the time..."]
    Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  9. 8. ["Aunt Minnie's been expecting you, Mister Bore!"]
    Pee Wee
  10. 9. Burglars
    Uncle Otto
  11. 10. ["Raiding bombers scream across the peaceful plains to..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  12. 11. ["The map of the ancient Montezuma treasure takes..."]
    Wilton of the West
  13. 12. ["In the temple of the Si-Lun, Mongi Lin, wrathful..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  14. 13. Introducing Tom Dick and Harry
    Tom Dick and Harry
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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