(April 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); S. M. Iger (Art Director)
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

Issue Notes

Will Eisner is no longer listed in the indicia as the Art Director - over a YEAR after his last artistic appearance.


Tiger-Man Terror (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Nick Viscardi
Inks:
Nick Viscardi
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob
Keywords:
arrows; bows; tigers

Tiger-Man Terror ["Wishing to visit every tribe in her far-flung..."] (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:
Villain: Mahatma Khan (Introduction, Death); Bob; Chim

Indexer Notes

The title is from the cover;

["Stuart and Dr. Hayward, flying swiftly through the..."] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Hayward; Duke of Burgoine; Brother Jacques de Mont Marre

["Ghost Stories"] (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

Indexer Notes

inks look looser than typical Iger work.

["Winter has come and gone since Rick 'adopted'..."] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lef; Tex; Villain: Red Martin (Introduction)

["Great excitement fills the army post where General..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin

Garden of Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum? [as Tom Alexander]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Jerry Barton; Vinny; Nugo; Jackson

["A modern Bluebeard, suave, sophisticated, wealthy, pursues his..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Patch [the newsboy]; Carlson Meene

["Over the blasts of strife wafts strange music..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy

Indexer Notes

Same artist as last issue with lots of shadows.

[Cabbage - Blam!] (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

["Frankie, my daddy joined a lodge the other..."] (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

["Tom Devlin and Dick Swenson, American veterans of..."] (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

["Ho, ho, Jeremy, lad, it looks like we're..."] (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:
Jeremy; Carmina del Robia; Sagua; Wang Ho Lee

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).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Tiger-Man Terror
    Sheena
  2. 1. Tiger-Man Terror ["Wishing to visit every tribe in her far-flung..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Stuart and Dr. Hayward, flying swiftly through the..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["Ghost Stories"]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Winter has come and gone since Rick 'adopted'..."]
    Midnight
  6. 5. ["Great excitement fills the army post where General..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Garden of Death
  8. 7. ["A modern Bluebeard, suave, sophisticated, wealthy, pursues his..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. ["Over the blasts of strife wafts strange music..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. [Cabbage - Blam!]
    Uncle Otto
  11. 10. ["Frankie, my daddy joined a lodge the other..."]
    Pee Wee
  12. 11. ["Tom Devlin and Dick Swenson, American veterans of..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  13. 12. ["Ho, ho, Jeremy, lad, it looks like we're..."]
    The Hawk
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • 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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