(March 1942)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
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

'Volume number' is dropped starting with this issue


Congo Terror (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Reprints:
Keywords:
lions

Congo Terror ["Chance fate involves Sheena in a real life..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Bob; Chim; Stone; May Bell; George Black

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the cover. Slick inker, a la Brewster - though it's a little early for her. Different inker on main character than on rest of story.

["This month our time-flying playboy whizzes off with..."] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils:
Seymour Reit?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Laura; William Tell; Gessler

Indexer Notes

Art starts to get more grotesque with this issue. Perhaps other hands are present on the pencils as well as the inks.

["This is the life!"] (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

["Challenging all who would destroy the peace and...'] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rick; Mal Viller; Doc Wilson; Helen; Clare Potter; Potter

["Once again, the buck private, Fred Larkin, meets..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin; Swift Elk; Black Beaver; Juan

Indexer Notes

Art has some traces of the grotesqueness that will typify Cassone's later art. Could JC be involved?

Sure Thing (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Smith Martin
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
crime

["Inspector Dayton is in Florida, on vacation, and..."] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
Charles A. Winter
Inks:
Don Cameron?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Manager Casey; Lefty Thomas; Ace Adams; Babe Dell; Mae; Bonebreaker Nelson

Indexer Notes

Cameron worked with Winter elsewhere at this time, and this certainly doesn't look like pure Winter.

[Beer Florist Plants for Sale] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

not by Eisner according to HS.

["ZX-5 is at home, trying to decipher a..."] (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

["Three of Uncle Sam's fighting fools climb on..."] (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

["Fido, this thing sure has me puzzled...I'll..."] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Day-dreqming on the ship's deck, the hawk is suddenly interrupted..."] (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:
Fluth; Jeremy; Jingo; Captain Gormas; Caleb
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
  • Any Eisner art here is from material printed in Jumbo Comics (1938 series) issues 1-16.

Indexer Notes

Eisner material is collaged along with reworked and new panels by shop personnel to gell a new story. More new (Blum?) panels here than in prior "new" stories.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Congo Terror
    Sheena
  2. 1. Congo Terror ["Chance fate involves Sheena in a real life..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["This month our time-flying playboy whizzes off with..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["This is the life!"]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Challenging all who would destroy the peace and...']
    Midnight The Wild Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["Once again, the buck private, Fred Larkin, meets..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Sure Thing
  8. 7. ["Inspector Dayton is in Florida, on vacation, and..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. [Beer Florist Plants for Sale]
    Uncle Otto
  10. 9. ["ZX-5 is at home, trying to decipher a..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  11. 10. ["Three of Uncle Sam's fighting fools climb on..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  12. 11. ["Fido, this thing sure has me puzzled...I'll..."]
    Pee Wee
  13. 12. ["Day-dreqming on the ship's deck, the hawk is suddenly interrupted..."]
    The Hawk
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky