(December 1943)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
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 the rear "half."


Sky-Altar of the Thunder-Birds (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Reprints:
Keywords:
bows and arrows; skeletons; vultures

Sky-Altar of the Thunder-Birds ["There, Bob, our new tree home is finished."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Bob; Rogo; K'Haga; Tony Cappozi; Inspector Lawson; Dolores; Chim; Luando
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the cover.

["A speeding plane...a rendezvous in France...cargo..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Camille; Raoul

["Do you blame them for gaping? She's none..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Fluth; Jeremy; Princess Markka; Caleb

["A lovely Chinese princess, Ching-Ling, kneels before..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hu-Le; Ching-Ling; Ching-Ling of ancient China; Emperor Shi-Hwang Ti

Indexer Notes

Signs of Peddy and Blum and Lee J. Ames, also. Mostly just shop work.

["The great gray horse was a killer...its..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Brandon; a killer horse; Miss Larkin; Helen; Rick

Indexer Notes

At first glance this appears to be Blum, but it is not.

["The coin box jingled as the passengers paid..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Creep; Georgia Mason; Slapsie Braxon; Nicky Marston

Indexer Notes

Note CLAIRE on ship on page 5.

A Monster's Exit (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum (Tom Alexander)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["The long last mile...past death row cells..."] (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:
Jedwick; Vito Messina; Rowena; Bender; a governor; Johnny Blake; Warden Yates; Doc Wiener; Lester Burke (a ghost)

Indexer Notes

Strong Bob Hebberd style on the inks.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Sky-Altar of the Thunder-Birds
    Sheena
  2. 1. Sky-Altar of the Thunder-Birds ["There, Bob, our new tree home is finished."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["A speeding plane...a rendezvous in France...cargo..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  4. 3. ["Do you blame them for gaping? She's none..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["A lovely Chinese princess, Ching-Ling, kneels before..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  6. 5. ["The great gray horse was a killer...its..."]
    Midnight The Wild Black Stallion
  7. 6. ["The coin box jingled as the passengers paid..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  8. 7. A Monster's Exit
  9. 8. ["The long last mile...past death row cells..."]
    Ghost Gallery
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky