(June 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

The Devil of the Congo (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Keywords:
crocodiles; stereotyping of African natives

The Devil of the Congo ["An annual ceremonial visit of good will to..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils:
Robert Webb
Inks:
Robert Webb
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Bob; Chim; Commissioner Fletcher; Mrs. Fletcher; Great Black Father

Indexer Notes

Story title is taken from the cover. Is Bob Powell still doing the Sheena figures?

["From what dark past did civilization come? ...to..."] (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; Laura

["Do ya like rain drops, Stub?"] (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, captured as a colt by the ranger's..."] (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:
Red Beard; Cisco Kid [Rick in disguise]

["Army air corps planes crash mysteriously...the Texas..."] (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

Indexer Notes

Same artist as last issue. Slight indications of Elkan here, but this artist is more sophisticated than LATER signed Elkan at Quality (Samar) and there's a humorous aspect to this that is not present in known early Elkan.

Vulture Bait (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Marshall
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Rex Griffin; Tommy

["The dealer of death shuffles his pack of..."] (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:
Dr. Sung; Squealer; Red Bruser

["This precision anti-aircraft shell will be most valuable..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Herr Brecker; Gretchen Brecker; Captain Bung

["Gee! You shoulda seen Spec juggle four balls..."] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Sale $4.50] (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

["Tom, Dick and Harry...American buddies, fly for..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Same artist as previously seen on Lightning, perhaps with help from Rudy Palais on last page. Hames sees Maxwell Elkan here, but likely to be only on inks.

["The tiny island of Cay Verde in the..."] (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:
Caleb; Fluth; Villain: Don Rafiello Castagna; Fat Tom; Corgo (Introduction for all); Introduction: Marguerite Cortes

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. The Devil of the Congo
    Sheena
  2. 1. The Devil of the Congo ["An annual ceremonial visit of good will to..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["From what dark past did civilization come? ...to..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["Do ya like rain drops, Stub?"]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Midnight, captured as a colt by the ranger's..."]
    Midnight the Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["Army air corps planes crash mysteriously...the Texas..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Vulture Bait
  8. 7. ["The dealer of death shuffles his pack of..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. ["This precision anti-aircraft shell will be most valuable..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["Gee! You shoulda seen Spec juggle four balls..."]
    Pee Wee
  11. 10. [Sale $4.50]
    Uncle Otto
  12. 11. ["Tom, Dick and Harry...American buddies, fly for..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  13. 12. ["The tiny island of Cay Verde in the..."]
    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