(July 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

Elephant-Scourge! (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich [as Zolne Rowich] (signed)
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich [as Zolne Rowich] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob
Keywords:
African natives; elephants; spears

Indexer Notes

Title and credits added by Craig Delich (Jan. 2006).

Elephant-Scourge ["Stampeding beasts and treacherous pygmies clash with deadly..."] (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:
Sheena

Indexer Notes

Title taken from cover.

["A strange journey through time and space whisks..."] (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; Jir Hafa; "Kings of Darkness"

["How many kites can I make out of..."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as S. M. Iger]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Midnight is a three year old now and..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Saaf
Inks:
Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mex; Jim Burton; Helen Burton; Ted Wilmot

["Major Larkin responds to a frantic call from..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Major Larkin; Pandro

Indexer Notes

Same art as previous three issues. The penciller is quite good - too good, in my opinion, to be Elkan, although Hames keeps seeing him here. I would concur if restricted to inks.

Red Magic (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dana Dutch
Pencils:
? (2 panels)
Inks:
? (2 panels)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Since Dana Dutch is a real person, does this imply that the other text story writing credits are also real?

["Months of gang busting and crook catching have..."] (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:
Ol' Doc Filberry; Jug-Haid Jeffers; Jeb Jeffers; Lou Barton; Mutton Jeffers; The Brewsters

["Paris in wartime is loyal to her native..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Apaches [René & Emile]; Enrique; Mimi; Gaston; Alphonse

Indexer Notes

Inks definitely improve with this episode, so Al Bryant is a strong contender for the reason why.

["What's the matter, son?] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • At least the joke (if not the art) is recycled.

[No Smoking][Speed Limit 15 Miles Per Hour] (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]

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • probably reprinted.

["The god of war rides the air lanes..."] (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

Is Elkan here, too? Penciller may be the same but the inks are somewhat cruder. This is about contemporaneous with signed Elkan at Quality. There he takes after Reed Crandall - a style NOT evident here.

["Piracy on the high seas!! The caribbean is..."] (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:
Captain Petrie; Fluth; Caleb; Maru

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. Elephant-Scourge!
    Sheena
  2. 1. Elephant-Scourge ["Stampeding beasts and treacherous pygmies clash with deadly..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["A strange journey through time and space whisks..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["How many kites can I make out of..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Midnight is a three year old now and..."]
    Midnight the Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["Major Larkin responds to a frantic call from..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Red Magic
  8. 7. ["Months of gang busting and crook catching have..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. ["Paris in wartime is loyal to her native..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["What's the matter, son?]
    Pee Wee
  11. 10. [No Smoking][Speed Limit 15 Miles Per Hour]
    Uncle Otto
  12. 11. ["The god of war rides the air lanes..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  13. 12. ["Piracy on the high seas!! The caribbean is..."]
    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