(January 1942)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
2
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

The issue number is listed as Vol. 2, No. 11 on both the cover and indicia. "#35" does not appear anywhere in the issue.
Below the indicia it says the next issue is #12


Hostage of the Devil Apes (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Hostage of the Devil Apes ["Into the jungle's secret depths come many strange..."] (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; Dhari; Bwana Ludwig; Doc Johnson; Wassel

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the cover.

["Spooks ride abroad, goblins leap from dark shadows..."] (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:
Laura; Doctor Hayward; Ichabod Crane; Katrina Van Dam; Brom Bones;

Indexer Notes

Aldo Rubano involved?

["Ah! At last I got a good look..."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Once the prize black stallion of a great..."] (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:
Rick; Luke Scroggs

["Unknown to his father,the general, private Fred..."] (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; Colonel Graham

Vulture Island (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jim Bartell

Indexer Notes

1/3 of the second page is devoted to the Ownership Statement: Owner is J.G. Scott; Business Manager is T.T. Scott; 461 8th Ave. NYC

["The shadow of prison bars falls upon 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:
Officer Hegan; Suzy; Rod Mullins

["Hooray for Uncle Otto - Touchdown"] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • probably reprint.

["The mysterious counter-espionage agent, ZX-5, displays his..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Craig; Fraulein Muller; Wilhelm

["Heroic trio of the fearless R.A.F.,Tom..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Charles Tansul]
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Kapitan Wilhelm; Heinz

[" 'Wow!' 'Now, now, son, what seems to be...' "] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["A ghost ship sails a haunted sea...and..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Jeremy; Fluth; Caleb; Captain Hosea Podbody
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
  • All Eisner art is from prior episodes of The Hawks of the Seas in Jumbo Comics (1938 series) #s 1-16.

Indexer Notes

A new storyline is illustrated with old Eisner art collaged together by Iger Shop personnel.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Hostage of the Devil Apes
    Sheena
  2. 1. Hostage of the Devil Apes ["Into the jungle's secret depths come many strange..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Spooks ride abroad, goblins leap from dark shadows..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["Ah! At last I got a good look..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Once the prize black stallion of a great..."]
    Midnight The Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["Unknown to his father,the general, private Fred..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Vulture Island
  8. 7. ["The shadow of prison bars falls upon a..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. ["Hooray for Uncle Otto - Touchdown"]
    Uncle Otto
  10. 9. ["The mysterious counter-espionage agent, ZX-5, displays his..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  11. 10. ["Heroic trio of the fearless R.A.F.,Tom..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  12. 11. [" 'Wow!' 'Now, now, son, what seems to be...' "]
    Pee Wee
  13. 12. ["A ghost ship sails a haunted sea...and..."]
    The Hawk
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky