(August 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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Slashing Fangs (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Reprints:
Keywords:
dipper gourds; lions

Slashing Fangs ["Unscrupulous jungle traders find that their criminal methods..."] (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:
M-Gali; Gaston De Mond; Bob; Matt
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover.

["High over a desolate spot in mid-atlantic hover..."] (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; Pilari

["No, you can't have any more cookies tonight..."] (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

["Captured as a colt in the bad lands..."] (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:
Joe; Gray Fox; Helen

["General Larkin, U.S. army, never suspects that..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin

Indexer Notes

This is same date as Feature #47 when Elkan begins Samar. I think there's a different inker here and it just might be John Cassone...

The Horrible Hands (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kledge Thomas
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Studs Logan; Professor Harken

["It takes quick wits and fast shooting to..."] (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:
Rinkie; Arthur Salt; Marion Windsor; Marty Dugan; Pine Box; Mike the Cabbie

["The famous international agent goes to school again..."] (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Hansi; Von Herring

["They's two things in life I hate an'..."] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / comic story / 0.33 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 / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Tom Devlin and Dick Swenson, American aces in..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

I guess we're seeing the same team as on Lightning.

["But I tell you, madame, I am not..."] (Table of Contents)

Jumbo Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Bob Kane?
Inks:
Bob Kane?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Could this really be THAT Stan Lee?

["Up and down the Carolinas roam vicious buccaneers..."] (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:
Fluth; Don Filippo Alvarez; Caleb

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. Slashing Fangs
    Sheena
  2. 1. Slashing Fangs ["Unscrupulous jungle traders find that their criminal methods..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["High over a desolate spot in mid-atlantic hover..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["No, you can't have any more cookies tonight..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Captured as a colt in the bad lands..."]
    Midnight the Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["General Larkin, U.S. army, never suspects that..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. The Horrible Hands
  8. 7. ["It takes quick wits and fast shooting to..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. ["The famous international agent goes to school again..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["They's two things in life I hate an'..."]
    Pee Wee
  11. 10. [pantomime gag strip]
    Uncle Otto
  12. 11. ["Tom Devlin and Dick Swenson, American aces in..."]
    Tom, Dick, And Harry
  13. 12. ["But I tell you, madame, I am not..."]
    Jumbo Laffs
  14. 13. ["Up and down the Carolinas roam vicious buccaneers..."]
    The Hawk
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
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