(November 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

Stampede Tusks (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Keywords:
elephants; spears

Stampede Tusks ["Lured by the dark continent's riches, men will..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Bob; Chim; Ali Gorrah; Mustapha

Indexer Notes

The story title is from the cover.

["Stuart and Laura are arguing...so far Laura..."] (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; Bluebeard; Bluebeard's wives [Margot; Maria; Bertha; Bettina; Alicia; Agatha; Jemima; Josefina]

Indexer Notes

Could Aldo Rubano be a candidate for Reit's inker?

["I wish I had a little sister...it..."] (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 wonder horse rides the range, his..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mungo Joe; Buck; Mal Villers; Helen; Rick

["Fred Larkin of the U.S. army transforms..."] (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

The Golden Frame (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Pop Hanley; Ralph Dugas; Officer Tom O'Sullivan; Jaynes; Mr. Hardwicke

["The awful shadow of violent death blots out..."] (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:
Larry Swale; Pedro de Karp; Dolores Rey; Sam Bradford; Taylor Kent

["Watcha cryin' for, Pee Wee?"] (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

Illustrated Football Annual (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

Could this magazine have been a Fiction House publication?

["The famed international agent mixes with "El Toro'..."] (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:
Emilo; Erich; Margot Deanne

Indexer Notes

Leav signs in last panel.

["Cripes! Tune on the radio for the correct..."] (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:
  • probably reprints

["The death defying R.A.F. trio...Tom..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

The women are classic Elkan as he would draw them for years to come. Inks are more robust than usual.

["On a tiny West Indian isle a mob..."] (Table of Contents)

The 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:
Jeremy; Fluth; Caleb; Captain Oliver Scudder

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. Stampede Tusks
    Sheena
  2. 1. Stampede Tusks ["Lured by the dark continent's riches, men will..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Stuart and Laura are arguing...so far Laura..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["I wish I had a little sister...it..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Again the wonder horse rides the range, his..."]
    Midnight The Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["Fred Larkin of the U.S. army transforms..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. The Golden Frame
  8. 7. ["The awful shadow of violent death blots out..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. ["Watcha cryin' for, Pee Wee?"]
    Pee Wee
  10. 9. Illustrated Football Annual
  11. 10. ["The famed international agent mixes with "El Toro'..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  12. 11. ["Cripes! Tune on the radio for the correct..."]
    Jumbo Laffs
  13. 12. ["The death defying R.A.F. trio...Tom..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  14. 13. ["On a tiny West Indian isle a mob..."]
    The Hawk
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