(June 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

Assagai Poison (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich [as Zolne Rowich] (signed)
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich [as Zolne Rowich] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob
Keywords:
spears; stereotyping of African natives

Assagai Poison ["Wild and treacherous animals roam the jungle foraging..."] (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; Kruzu; Dunois; Retanne; Chim

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover.

["In the library of the Hayward home."] (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:
Laura Hayward; Maria; Simon Bolivar; Dr. Hayward

["Bobby, don't you think you should show cousin..."] (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
Characters:
Eddie Cantor; Mr. De Flicker; Cousin Throckmorton
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

["Thundering leader of a magnificent herd, Midnight..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as West Erner]
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rick; Helen, Mabel; Pete

Revenge by Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin W. Smith
Pencils:
?; George Tuska?
Inks:
?; George Tuska?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
crime

["A furious seige hangs heavily over a strategic..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Teller Tayles]
Pencils:
John Cassone
Inks:
John Cassone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin

Indexer Notes

Signed "Casson" (sic) on last panel.

["Calling all cars! Calling all cars! We now..."] (Table of Contents)

Jumbo Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Probably a reprint.

A long, quivering shriek.. a moan.. then deathly..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
John Winfield; George Phelps; Dorothy Wayne; Frank Larson; Frank Gregory

[pantomime gag 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
Synopsis:
Grade A milk for the stray cat.

["A mysterious veil enshrouds the disappeance of two..."] (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy

["Flying American daredevils of the 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

["Uncle Willie, hasn't Aunt Susie got the nicest..."] (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

Indexer Notes

Probably a reprint.

["Adrift somewhere off the Florida Keys, the Hawk..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Caleb; Jeremy; Marion
Reprints:
  • All Eisner art is traced from his original Hawks of the Seas strips.

Indexer Notes

Panels from earlier strips collaged together and elaborated upon to tell a new story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Assagai Poison
    Sheena
  2. 1. Assagai Poison ["Wild and treacherous animals roam the jungle foraging..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["In the library of the Hayward home."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["Bobby, don't you think you should show cousin..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Thundering leader of a magnificent herd, Midnight..."]
    Midnight The Wild Black Stallion
  6. 5. Revenge by Death
  7. 6. ["A furious seige hangs heavily over a strategic..."]
    Lightning
  8. 7. ["Calling all cars! Calling all cars! We now..."]
    Jumbo Laffs
  9. 8. A long, quivering shriek.. a moan.. then deathly..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  10. 9. [pantomime gag strip]
    Uncle Otto
  11. 10. ["A mysterious veil enshrouds the disappeance of two..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  12. 11. ["Flying American daredevils of the R.A.F., Tom..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  13. 12. ["Uncle Willie, hasn't Aunt Susie got the nicest..."]
    Pee Wee
  14. 13. ["Adrift somewhere off the Florida Keys, the Hawk..."]
    The Hawk
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