(October 1938)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss
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

This issue has variants.

Color cover with B & W interior; oversized

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Charlie McCarthy & Edgar Bergen / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

[The Moon Shot: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Peter Pupp / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Peter Pupp; The Weather Man; Merkin (first appearance); Buddah the Genie (first appearance); The Cloud Men [Zeke (first appearance; villain); Zeke, Jr. (first appearance; villain)]

[Vendetta With Merrystone: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
V: Merrystone
Reprints:
  • Reprints pages 46-50 of the Eisner-Iger sydicated "Hawks of the Seas" Sunday strip - full size, without color

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jest Laffs / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Phil-Os-Sappies / filler / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
3 one-panel jokes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Tom Swift
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Barney Oldfield; Mrs. Oliver Grinell; Felix Carvajal

[Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as Jack Curtiss] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Kirby [as Jack Curtiss] (signed)
Letters:
Jack Kirby

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Letters credit identified by Greg Theakston and later Harry Mendryk on the Jack Kirby Museum web page http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2369, 31 October 2008 (retrieved 15 December 2014).

Inker credit by Craig Delich.

[The Man Who Lived Twice: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Spencer Steel / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dennis Colebrook (signed)
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lucky Lucifer (villain)

[Bobby In Hollywood: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
S. M. Iger (signed)
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Attack!! (Table of Contents)

Modern Planes and Model Building / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Les Marshall
Pencils:
Les Marshall
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Carl Heck (signed)
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Experiment of Kromo: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as Curt Davis] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Kirby [as Curt Davis] (signed)
Letters:
?; Jack Kirby (page 3)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mr. Eternity (introduction); Kromo (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit identified by Greg Theakston and later Harry Mendryk on the Jack Kirby Museum web page http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2369, 31 October 2008 (retrieved 15 December 2014).

[The Origin of Sheena: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Morgan Thomas]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena (origin continued); Prof. Van Dyke; the witch doctor; Cardweel Rivington (first appearance; death; flashback; Sheena's father); Bat Morgan (first appearance; villain)
Reprints:

[Bart Lugar's Cutthroats: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Fred Sande] (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby
Letters:
?; Jack Kirby (pages 3 and 4)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bart Lugar (villain, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit identified by Greg Theakston and later Harry Mendryk on the Jack Kirby Museum web page http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2369, 31 October 2008 (retrieved 15 December 2014).

Inker credit by Jack Kirby Museum.

Red Fang (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Linton Davies
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
lead character named Johnny Storm

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
S. M. Iger (signed)
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

A Letter of Introduction (Table of Contents)

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell?
Inks:
Bob Powell?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

adaptation of Universal movie

Chapter 6: A Rescue and a Plot; Ch. 7: Love and a Story; Ch. 8: Bitter-Sweet (Table of Contents)

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

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

Sanctuary (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

Hunchback of Notre Dame / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Briefer (signed)
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

[The Ace of Spades Gang: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Thatcher (signed)
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Ace of Spades Gang (villains)

[An Adding Machine] (Table of Contents)

Jumboners / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jumbo Jim

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jumbo Jim's Prize Party / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Contest info

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jest Laffs / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Phil-Os-Sappies / filler / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Horse Thief (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Hap Casey
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Goose-Neck Trammell

[The Transovanian War: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Charlie McCarthy & Edgar Bergen
  2. 1. [The Moon Shot: Part 2]
    Peter Pupp
  3. 2. [Vendetta With Merrystone: Part 2]
    Hawks of the Seas
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Jest Laffs
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Phil-Os-Sappies
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Heroes of Sport
  7. 6. [Part 2]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  8. 7. [The Man Who Lived Twice: Part 2]
    Spencer Steel
  9. 8. [Bobby In Hollywood: Part 2]
    Bobby
  10. 9. Attack!!
    Modern Planes and Model Building
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Otto
  12. 11. [The Experiment of Kromo: Part 2]
    The Diary of Dr. Hayward
  13. 12. [The Origin of Sheena: Part 2]
    Sheena
  14. 13. [Bart Lugar's Cutthroats: Part 2]
    Wilton of the West
  15. 14. Red Fang
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Pee Wee
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Gilda Gay
  18. 17. A Letter of Introduction
    Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
  19. 18. Chapter 6: A Rescue and a Plot; Ch. 7: Love and a Story; Ch. 8: Bitter-Sweet
    Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  20. 19. Sanctuary (Part 2)
    Hunchback of Notre Dame
  21. 20. [The Ace of Spades Gang: Part 2]
    Inspector Dayton
  22. 21. [An Adding Machine]
    Jumboners
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Jumbo Jim's Prize Party
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Jest Laffs
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Phil-Os-Sappies
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Puzzle Phun
  27. 26. Horse Thief
  28. 27. [The Transovanian War: Part 2]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky