(October 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

Captives of the Gorilla-Men (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob
Keywords:
gorillas; spears

Captives of the Gorilla-Men ["Ghostly rumors of a tribe who worships at..."] (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; Blawa

Indexer Notes

The story title is from the cover.

["In days of old knights were bold..bolder..."] (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:
Don Quixote; Sancho Panza; Dactor Hayward; Dulcinea

["My girl says as a detective I'm a..."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children

["Again the black stallion's galloping hoofs beat the..."] (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:
Helen; Scarface

["Fred Larkin, U.S. army, is Lightning, dreaded..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Teller Tales]
Pencils:
Robert Webb
Inks:
David Heames?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin; Herr Commander Schloss

Revenge in the first degree (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Roberts
Pencils:
Art Peddy
Inks:
Art Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Snake Ellis; Tim O'Donnell; Bobby O'Donnell

["The inspector goes to sea and hooks a..."] (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:
Fred Wills; ALfred Moore; Riker

["Murphy's building a penthouse where he can spend..."] (Table of Contents)

Jumbo Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as I. M. Leffin]
Pencils:
Bob Kane?
Inks:
Bob Kane?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
  • from earlier issues of Jumbo Comics (1938 series).

["Under the conqueror's boot is a seething, restless..."] (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

["And, Fido, that would be doin' my good..."] (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

[Brushes Soap Hair Tonic Razor Blades] (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 and Dick Swenson, American aces in..."] (Table of Contents)

Tom, Dick, and Harry / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Now, THIS resembles Maxwell Elkan and even has the Crandall-esque poses seen at Quality at the same time. The inks are more robust here, though.

["The mysterious disappearance of valuable cargo ships has..."] (Table of Contents)

Hawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Willis Rensie]
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Art Saaf
Inks:
Will Eisner; Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Sir Lionele Henville; Fluth; Mam'selle Sari; 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. Captives of the Gorilla-Men
    Sheena
  2. 1. Captives of the Gorilla-Men ["Ghostly rumors of a tribe who worships at..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["In days of old knights were bold..bolder..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["My girl says as a detective I'm a..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Again the black stallion's galloping hoofs beat the..."]
    Midnight The Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["Fred Larkin, U.S. army, is Lightning, dreaded..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Revenge in the first degree
  8. 7. ["The inspector goes to sea and hooks a..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. ["Murphy's building a penthouse where he can spend..."]
    Jumbo Laffs
  10. 9. ["Under the conqueror's boot is a seething, restless..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  11. 10. ["And, Fido, that would be doin' my good..."]
    Pee Wee
  12. 11. [Brushes Soap Hair Tonic Razor Blades]
    Uncle Otto
  13. 12. ["Tom Devlin and Dick Swenson, American aces in..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  14. 13. ["The mysterious disappearance of valuable cargo ships has..."]
    Hawk
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