(August 1943)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
John F. Byrne (Editor)
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

Congo Kill (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rafael Astarita
Inks:
Rafael Astarita
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob
Keywords:
African natives; canoes; elephants; swords

Congo Kill (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Bob; Chim; Queen Thara-an; Ashor; Ganvar; Ganvar

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover.

["Off the dark coast of Italy... We'll have..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
Nina Albright?; ?
Inks:
[shop]; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
La Martinique; Benito Mussolini; Don Venardi

Indexer Notes

Some effort is made early on to mimic Mort Leav, but it is soon abandoned. Signs of Blum and Webb probably indicate shop mimics. Albright seems to be the most obvious contributor.

["Devil-infested are the waters that wash the..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Willis B. Rensie]
Pencils:
Robert Webb?
Inks:
[shop]; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Slasher; Fluth; Jeremy; Caleb

Indexer Notes

Here, also, Webb indications are probably the result of shop mimics. A great appreciator of ships, it's likely that Webb drew these or that they were lifted from those he'd rendered in earlier episodes.

["Space is breached and time rolled back by..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils:
Homer Fleming?; Alex Blum?; ? [shop]
Inks:
Lee Ames?; Homer Fleming?; ? [shop]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Laura; Dr. Hayward; Nero

["The black market! This is the latest menace..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rick; Helen; Hank; Bart

Indexer Notes

Very awkward pencils with wildly disproportioned figures and horse - one more indication that it is unlikely that Blum was drawing the horses. He usually had shop specialists assist on his animal art.

["From a grim prison cell, the scheming..."] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita?; Nina Albright?
Inks:
Nina Albright?; ? [shop]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Gardenia Clay; Joe Daly; Creep

Shrouds of Ice (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Alexander

["Gloria and Dale...song and dance team...follow..."] (Table of Contents)

Ghost Gallery / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Drew Murdoch]
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
? [shop]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Gloria; Dale; Poirett; Dixon; Captain Voorhis; Mrs. Poirett

Indexer Notes

The inkers are still attempting to mimic Bob Hebberd. A shop artist [Cassone or ?] is drawing the girl.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Congo Kill
    Sheena
  2. 1. Congo Kill
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Off the dark coast of Italy... We'll have..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  4. 3. ["Devil-infested are the waters that wash the..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["Space is breached and time rolled back by..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  6. 5. ["The black market! This is the latest menace..."]
    Midnight The Wild Black Stallion
  7. 6. ["From a grim prison cell, the scheming..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  8. 7. Shrouds of Ice
  9. 8. ["Gloria and Dale...song and dance team...follow..."]
    Ghost Gallery
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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