(September 1938)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (editor); Jerry Iger (feature editor); William E. Eisner (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

Oversized, l0.5" x l4.5".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto; Hawks of the Seas; Peter Pupp; Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:
Keywords:
diving

["Hello, folks--before we start out on this..."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Pupp / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane ?
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Pupp; Tinymite; Watt A. Dogg
Reprints:

["Merrystone's soldiers are scheming to seize the Hawk..."] (Table of Contents)

Hawks of the Seas / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Willis B. Rensie]
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Hawk, Fluth; Sagua; Merrystone; continued from FEATURE FUNNIES (Quality) #12
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original form, which was published overseas, and reprinted -- re-translated into English -- in Will Eisner's Hawks of the Seas (Kitchen Sink Press, Inc., 1986 series) #1

["It's a pleasure to meet you, young man."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Bobby; Miss Eiffel; Philip Fadeout
Reprints:

["Can you paint Paddy in the bright and..."] (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Phun / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Donald DeConn
Pencils:
Donald DeConn
Inks:
Donald DeConn
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Reprints:

["On February 24, 1815, the stout ship Pharoah..."] (Table of Contents)

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? (adaptor); Alexandre Dumas (original author)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as Jack Curtiss]
Inks:
Jack Kirby [as Jack Curtiss]
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Edmond Dantes; M. Danglars; Fernand Mondego; the
fair Mercedes
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Complete Jack Kirby (Pure Imagination, 1997 series) #1 1917-1940

Indexer Notes

adapted from Alexandre Dumas's novel

The Man Who Lived Twice (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

Spencer Steel / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Inks:
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Spencer Steel; Doakes; Lucky Lucifer; Judge Grayson
Reprints:

["In the world of science a long forgotten..."] (Table of Contents)

The Diary of Dr. Hayward / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as Curt Davis]
Inks:
Jack Kirby [as Curt Davis]
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Stuart Taylor; Kromo; Dr. Hayward; Lora Hayward
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Complete Jack Kirby (Pure Imagination, 1997 series) #1 1917-1940

"Sanitary hot dog factory--visitors invited" (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Uncle Otto
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Four one-page gag strips.

["One of the loveliest girls in Hollywood, Fay..."] (Table of Contents)

Stars On Parade / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Audrey Blum [as Toni Rossett]
Pencils:
? [as Lora Lane]
Inks:
? [as Lora Lane]
Letters:
?

Characters:
Fay Wray
Reprints:
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Audrey (Toni) Blum was married to Bill Bossert and it is possible that he did the art.

["If you split, I'll give you the combination."] (Table of Contents)

Jest Laffs / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["Say, Pee Wee, what do you call a guy..."] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pee Wee; Bushy; Uncle Shamus
Reprints:

["In search of the mysterious Sheena, Bob Reynolds..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena (Sheena Rivington); Bob Reynolds (appears in all Sheena stories; Professor Van Dyke
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script is reportedly by Eisner.

Build the Flash (Table of Contents)

Modern Planes and Model Building / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Les Marshall]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

["Gosh, Gilda, this is the tenth time I've..."] (Table of Contents)

Gilda Gay / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gilda Gay; Buster; Joe; Monty
Reprints:

["Jane loved to strut in diamonds and satin"] (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Phun / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Donald DeConn
Pencils:
Donald DeConn
Inks:
Donald DeConn
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Reprints:

Lost in the Arctic (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Owen Finbar]
Pencils:
? (illegible)
Inks:
? (illegible)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible deciphering of signature on art is "G. Jack Jaiteler - 2B" - could possibly be reprinted from 1920s pulp magazine.

["Paris 1482. The narrow street of the ancient..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Briefer (adaptor) [from Victor Hugo (original author)]
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Quasimodo; Jehan; Esmeralda; Phoebus; Claude Frollo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From the classic novel by Victor Hugo

["Chapter one. Escape. The story of a sturdy..."] (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Tom Sherrill / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don DeConn
Pencils:
Don DeConn
Inks:
Don DeConn
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Tom Sherrill; Ellen Sherrill; Chief Pow-Pow
Reprints:

["Transovania has declared war and early one morning..."] (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Morgan Thomas]
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner; ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
ZX-5; Major Jason
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artwork mostly by Eisner.

["Tom McAuliffe of Buffalo, the armless golfer, played..."] (Table of Contents)

Heroes of Sport / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Tom Swift]
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Edwin Loughlin; Erwin
Inks:
Will Eisner; Edwin Loughlin; Erwin
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Island of Gold (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Capt. Dennis Drake]
Pencils:
? (illegible)
Inks:
? (illegible)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Three illustrations, two different artists. Possible translation of art signatures: "R. Thomay" and "Hofer."

Jumbo Jim's Prize Party (Table of Contents)

advertising a cartoon contest for readers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
Will Eisner; ?
Inks:
Will Eisner; ?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jumbo Jim
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional circulation builder

["Inspector Day (sic) has come upon a smuggling ring..."] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
Jack Kirby ?
Inks:
Jack Kirby ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Dayton; Joe the Fink; "Ace of Spades"
Reprints:

["The sherrif (sic) and his men are trapped in..."] (Table of Contents)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wilton; Bart Lugar; Luke Reed; Billy Danson; Major Murdock
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Complete Jack Kirby (Pure Imagination, 1997 series) #1 1917-1940
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Otto; Hawks of the Seas; Peter Pupp; Sheena
  2. 1. ["Hello, folks--before we start out on this..."]
    Peter Pupp
  3. 2. ["Merrystone's soldiers are scheming to seize the Hawk..."]
    Hawks of the Seas
  4. 3. ["It's a pleasure to meet you, young man."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Can you paint Paddy in the bright and..."]
    Puzzle Phun
  6. 5. ["On February 24, 1815, the stout ship Pharoah..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  7. 6. The Man Who Lived Twice (Part 1)
    Spencer Steel
  8. 7. ["In the world of science a long forgotten..."]
    The Diary of Dr. Hayward
  9. 8. "Sanitary hot dog factory--visitors invited"
    Uncle Otto
  10. 9. ["One of the loveliest girls in Hollywood, Fay..."]
    Stars On Parade
  11. 10. ["If you split, I'll give you the combination."]
    Jest Laffs
  12. 11. ["Say, Pee Wee, what do you call a guy..."]
    Pee Wee
  13. 12. ["In search of the mysterious Sheena, Bob Reynolds..."]
    Sheena, Queen of the Jungle
  14. 13. Build the Flash
    Modern Planes and Model Building
  15. 14. ["Gosh, Gilda, this is the tenth time I've..."]
    Gilda Gay
  16. 15. ["Jane loved to strut in diamonds and satin"]
    Puzzle Phun
  17. 16. Lost in the Arctic
  18. 17. ["Paris 1482. The narrow street of the ancient..."]
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  19. 18. ["Chapter one. Escape. The story of a sturdy..."]
    The Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  20. 19. ["Transovania has declared war and early one morning..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  21. 20. ["Tom McAuliffe of Buffalo, the armless golfer, played..."]
    Heroes of Sport
  22. 21. Island of Gold
  23. 22. Jumbo Jim's Prize Party
    advertising a cartoon contest for readers
  24. 23. ["Inspector Day (sic) has come upon a smuggling ring..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  25. 24. ["The sherrif (sic) and his men are trapped in..."]
    Wilton of the West
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
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