(May 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

Sabre-Tooth Terror (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Keywords:
sabre-toothed tigers; spears

Indexer Notes

I think this is the first signed Celardo we've seen.

Saber-Tooth Terror ["Bored with hum-drum village life, Sheena, Bob and..."] (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; Chim; Capt. Starling of the R.A.F.
Synopsis:
A primitive land beneath an active volcano can be reached on foot and by plane.

["Stuart travels to l5th century Venice via 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:
Lucretia Borgia; Dr. Hayward; The Duke of Farrara; Laura

["Mister, if you're paintin' our old club house..."] (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

["Midnight is now a two year old, tamed..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mexican Joe; Pedro

["Glad you came to see our war games..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin; nameless saboteurs

Indexer Notes

This is a good artist, and some of the poses call to mind Captain Marvel... Hames suggests Maxwell Elkan, but I don't see him in the pencils.

["Into a fog-bound harbor steams a freighter returning..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Pu Kang; Tong Brothers of the Gold Cobra; Hai Foon; Dr. Sung; Wini; Pock Ning

["A wild chase through the war-covered hills of..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Colonel Sparting; Fraulein X

Indexer Notes

Same "shadow" artist as on #25 & 26, but Witmer Williams takes over on pages 3 and 5-8.

["Gosh, here comes lazy Lenny down the street..."] (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

[Black Thoughts] (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

["Tom Devlin, Dick Swenson, and Harry Carson, American 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:
Sally

["The New Orleans wharves swarm with the riff-raff..."] (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:
Edmund Burley [The Hawk's double]; Rosina; Caleb; Fluth; Jeremy

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. Sabre-Tooth Terror
    Sheena
  2. 1. Saber-Tooth Terror ["Bored with hum-drum village life, Sheena, Bob and..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Stuart travels to l5th century Venice via the..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["Mister, if you're paintin' our old club house..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Midnight is now a two year old, tamed..."]
    Midnight the Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["Glad you came to see our war games..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. ["Into a fog-bound harbor steams a freighter returning..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  8. 7. ["A wild chase through the war-covered hills of..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  9. 8. ["Gosh, here comes lazy Lenny down the street..."]
    Pee Wee
  10. 9. [Black Thoughts]
    Uncle Otto
  11. 10. ["Tom Devlin, Dick Swenson, and Harry Carson, American buddies..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  12. 11. ["The New Orleans wharves swarm with the riff-raff..."]
    The Hawk
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky