(March 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

Bait for the Beast (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Nick Viscardi (signed)
Inks:
Nick Viscardi (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Keywords:
rhinoceroses; spears

Indexer Notes

Viscardi initials this cover twice: once lower center in water and once lower right in leaf.

Bait For the Beast ["Whosoever would defile this sacred temple by entering..."] (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; Introduction: Jeff Spalding (Death); Villain: Ahn Kamin (Introduction, Death), Karnak (Introduction, Death; a mummy)

Indexer Notes

Title is taken from cover blurb.

["S'long Bobby, see ya again."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Mr. De Flicker
Reprints:

["Up from the Ivory Coast sails The Hawk's ship..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Sagua; Caleb; Don Miguel Braganta; Manuelo

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).

["Fred Larkin and his dad, General Larkin, go aloft..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin; unnamed helium saboteurs/thiefs

Indexer Notes

Artwork reminiscent of a weak Al Bryant.

The Warrior's Shoes (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war

["Last month, Peter and his friends were talking..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Zula's robot; King Riffraff; Zula
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

["Once more a legion of hate encompasses Europe. . . "] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Hayward; Countess Irana Nada of Bohemia; Johan [her fiancé]; Napoleon; The Duke of Wellington

["Pee Wee, your pop's lookin' for ya!"] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / credits / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[pantomime gag strip] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / filler / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Success or failure in war depends on a..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Jan Petrov

Indexer Notes

Notice the extensive depiction of shadows...

["Over the Wyoming badlands, the snow lies deep..."] (Table of Contents)

Midnight the Black Stallion / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Webb
Inks:
Robert Webb
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rick [the forest rangers son]; Midnight [a colt]

["The bright lights of the night club district..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Officer Odell; Officer Casey

[Tom Devlin, Dick Swenson and Harry Carson, three American war buddies...:] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Alice Wiggins; Mable Wiggins; Joan Wiggins; Bob Wiggins
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Bait for the Beast
    Sheena
  2. 1. Bait For the Beast ["Whosoever would defile this sacred temple by entering..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["S'long Bobby, see ya again."]
    Bobby
  4. 3. ["Up from the Ivory Coast sails The Hawk's ship..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["Fred Larkin and his dad, General Larkin, go aloft..."]
    Lightning
  6. 5. The Warrior's Shoes
  7. 6. ["Last month, Peter and his friends were talking..."]
    Peter Pupp
  8. 7. ["Once more a legion of hate encompasses Europe. . . "]
    Stuart Taylor
  9. 8. ["Pee Wee, your pop's lookin' for ya!"]
    Pee Wee
  10. 9. [pantomime gag strip]
    Uncle Otto
  11. 10. ["Success or failure in war depends on a..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  12. 11. ["Over the Wyoming badlands, the snow lies deep..."]
    Midnight the Black Stallion
  13. 12. ["The bright lights of the night club district..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  14. 13. [Tom Devlin, Dick Swenson and Harry Carson, three American war buddies...:]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
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