(April 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

Death-Trap of the River Demons (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:
crocodiles

Death Trap of the River Demons ["Snarling, plunging beasts, surrounded by the hysterical laughter..."] (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

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover. SLick inker on main characters.

["In bold, brazen letters ancient Mongol historians recorded...'] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils:
Lee Ames
Inks:
Lee Ames?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Hayward; Laura; Ghnghis Khan; Tangut

Indexer Notes

Still has signs of Reit, but perhaps it's just Ames doing an imitation of him to maintain artistic continuity. NOT solo Reit by any means.

["Bobby, I'm awfully sorry my cat scrathed your..."] (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

["Across the wild western plains gallops a mighty..."] (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; Helen

["No one knows that private Fred Larkin, son..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Teller Tales]
Pencils:
John Cassone; ?
Inks:
John Cassone; shop
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin; Fritz; Armstrong; Hans

Indexer Notes

The grotesque aspects of Cassone are accentuated here, possibly due to someone like Ken Battefield - though he is supposed to be on staff at Cinema Comics at this date, so he doesn't seem to be a likely candidate.

Assignment for Jail (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Thomas Miller
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
crime

["America at war! And inspector Dayton, ace sleuth..."] (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:
Lois

[wordless pantomime strip] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • reprint from ?

["ZX-5 stands as a symbol of democratic strength..."] (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:
Colonel Jameson; Simpson; Craig [from Scotland Yard]; Mr. Kay

Indexer Notes

Leav signs the last panel.

["In England's hour of peril, the three distinguished..."] (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

["Boy! Dogs sure are swell pets, ain't they..."] (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

["Destiny maps an adventure studded trail for the..."] (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
Reprints:
  • All Eisner material is reprinted.

Indexer Notes

Eisner art has been excerpted from earlier issues and collaged together with new panels (by Blum?) to tell a new story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Death-Trap of the River Demons
    Sheena
  2. 1. Death Trap of the River Demons ["Snarling, plunging beasts, surrounded by the hysterical laughter..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["In bold, brazen letters ancient Mongol historians recorded...']
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["Bobby, I'm awfully sorry my cat scrathed your..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Across the wild western plains gallops a mighty..."]
    Midnight The Wild Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["No one knows that private Fred Larkin, son..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Assignment for Jail
  8. 7. ["America at war! And inspector Dayton, ace sleuth..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. [wordless pantomime strip]
    Uncle Otto
  10. 9. ["ZX-5 stands as a symbol of democratic strength..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  11. 10. ["In England's hour of peril, the three distinguished..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  12. 11. ["Boy! Dogs sure are swell pets, ain't they..."]
    Pee Wee
  13. 12. ["Destiny maps an adventure studded trail for the..."]
    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