(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:10.5 x 14 1/2 (#1-8); 8.5 x 10.5 inches (#9); Standard Golden Age U.S. (#10 onwards)
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

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 / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

["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 / comic story / 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 / cartoon / 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
Related Scans
Series Information
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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