(October 1943)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
John F. Byrne (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 page count [60 pages] is correct. There are four sheets in the front "half" of the book that do not wrap around to the rear "half."


Sabre Monsters of the Aba-Zanai (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Art Saaf
Inks:
Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Keywords:
African natives; warthogs

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits from Steve Saaf (September 2, 2006).

Sabre Monsters of the Aba-Zanzi ["a fear-crazed lioness started it--a renegade gun-bearer..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Bob; Chim; V: Ruando (I, D), the Kulus (I); I: Alicia, Gordon, and their daughter

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover. This is probably an example of Webb drawing the females. However, it is very likely that Richard Case or another specialist is drawing the animals.

["They say Japan is a sealed empire, spy-proof..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
Robert Webb?; ?
Inks:
? [shop]; Arnold Hicks?; Al Feldstein [backgrounds]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
V: Madame Terror, Baron Thoja (I, D for both), Adm. Moki (I), the Japanese; I: Kyoto (D) and his lover

Indexer Notes

Leav swipe on splash panel. Hints of Nina Albright.

Note that Oriental lettering on sign [panel 1, page 8] clearly spells out "CLAIRE", and the lettering on the right sign of the same panel reads "SZEP". These were added by Al Feldstein, since Claire Szep was his wife-to-be. They were married about a year after this issue came out.

["Facing the lashing sea or the thunder of..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Caleb; Jeremy; I: Cap'n Tiger (a woman); V: The Claw (I, D)

["Stuart, Laura, and Doctor Hayward attend a jive-joint..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Laura; Dr. Hayward; I: Pizarro, Linca; V: Cuzco (I, D)

["String him up, yelled the mob. A long..."] (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

["Coney Island, the land of thrills, chills, and..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
Nina Albright?; Arnold Hicks?
Inks:
Chu Hing?; ? [shop]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Creep; V: Micky Masters, Dolly LaVarre, Blackie and their gang (I for all)

Indexer Notes

In places the inks resemble the work of Astarita or Camy, but probably are by neither.

Attu Incident (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum [as Tom Alexander]
Letters:
typeset

["Why did the ghost of a murdered moon-shiner..."] (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:
V: Alvin Butler, Hodge Williams (both I, D); I: Josh Butler (a ghost; D in fb), Miss Barlow, Millie Potter, Mr. Potter (D)

Indexer Notes

The Bob Hebberd feel is still maintained. The female seems to be by another hand.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Sabre Monsters of the Aba-Zanai
    Sheena
  2. 1. Sabre Monsters of the Aba-Zanzi ["a fear-crazed lioness started it--a renegade gun-bearer..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["They say Japan is a sealed empire, spy-proof..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  4. 3. ["Facing the lashing sea or the thunder of..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["Stuart, Laura, and Doctor Hayward attend a jive-joint..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  6. 5. ["String him up, yelled the mob. A long..."]
    Midnight The Wild Black Stallion
  7. 6. ["Coney Island, the land of thrills, chills, and..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  8. 7. Attu Incident
  9. 8. ["Why did the ghost of a murdered moon-shiner..."]
    Ghost Gallery
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Per Sandell
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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