(January 1941)

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

Swamp of the Green Terror (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob
Keywords:
alligators; elephants; rifles

Swamp of the Green Terror ["I've never ridden an elephant as easy to..."] (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:
Bob; Queen Nada; Chim; Buta

Indexer Notes

Title is from the cover. Signed on last panel.

["In the last installment Peter and his friends..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tinymite; Zula; Professor Watt A. Dogg
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

["A carriage draws up before the four bell..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Fluth; Claw Carlos; Count Richelle; Princess Helena; Murdock

Indexer Notes

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).

["Lightning strikes once, twice, three times to save..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin

["Gee whiz! Just when the tenth chapter of..."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Von Snitzel
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

["Taylor and Hayward have escaped my power,"] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine; shop?
Inks:
shop?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ali Pasha; Dr. Hayward; The Great Khan

Indexer Notes

This has all of the signs of a collage of panels from an early Lou Fine episode, tied together with shop art.

Murder By Telephone (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Alexander
Pencils:
Nick Cardy?
Inks:
Nick Cardy?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
crime

["Yes sir, I am Jim Carson. What can..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Mike the "Mac"; Mary Lynn; Johnny the "Newsy"

["Galloping across the purple sage of the plains,"] (Table of Contents)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Fred Sande]
Pencils:
Lou Fine?
Inks:
Lou Fine?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mark Johnson; Amy Dolson; Pete Dolson; Sagawan

["Inspector Dayton is at home when an urgent..."] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Wini; Oriental villain called only "The Master."

Indexer Notes

This feels like early "Inspector Dayton" art reused. The style is very erratic and doesn't seem to be very unified. The story lacks cohesion as well.

["Tom, Dick and Harry, American aviators who have..."] (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:
war
Characters:
Lord Angus McGregor; Jock
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Swamp of the Green Terror
    Sheena
  2. 1. Swamp of the Green Terror ["I've never ridden an elephant as easy to..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["In the last installment Peter and his friends..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["A carriage draws up before the four bell..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["Lightning strikes once, twice, three times to save..."]
    Lightning
  6. 5. ["Gee whiz! Just when the tenth chapter of..."]
    Bobby
  7. 6. ["Taylor and Hayward have escaped my power,"]
    Stuart Taylor
  8. 7. Murder By Telephone
  9. 8. ["Yes sir, I am Jim Carson. What can..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["Galloping across the purple sage of the plains,"]
    Wilton of the West
  11. 10. ["Inspector Dayton is at home when an urgent..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  12. 11. ["Tom, Dick and Harry, American aviators who have..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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