(November 1938)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (editor); William E. Eisner (art director); S. M. Iger (features 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

Issue Notes

Black & White; oversized (10½" x 14½")

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Joe Penner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Joe Penner (from the RKO campus comedy movie "Mr. Doodle Kicks Off"); Sheena (feature panel); ZX-5 (feature panel); The Count of Monte Cristo (feature panel); Pee Wee (cameo panel); The Hawk (cameo panel); Bobby (cameo panel); Uncle Otto (cameo panel)
Keywords:
football

["Peter, before continuing his long journey to the moon..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
GS: Buddah the Genie
Synopsis:
Trip to the Moon, Part 3.

["S'long, Bobby. See ya again..."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Eddie Cantor
Synopsis:
Bobby In Hollywood: Part 3

["After the garrison was taken by The Hawk's..."] (Table of Contents)

Hawks of the Seas / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Hawks of the Seas; Merrystone (villain); Claw Carlos (intro); Sagua; Governor Lathrop
Reprints:
  • from Hawks of the Seas Sunday (Eisner-Iger, ? series) [pages 51-54 of the sydicated 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. First comic book appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Jake Kilrain; Babe Ruth; Bill Tilden; Kitty Rawls, Primo Carnera

Indexer Notes

Four panels of a sports strip from Universal Phoenix Syndicate. The Rawls strip is dated 9/27/37.

The Flying Auto (Table of Contents)

Modern 'Planes and Model Building / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Keywords:
models

["Uncle Otto, meet Greta Glammer, your new leading..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • Four Universal Phoenix Features syndicate humor strip reprints: undated
  • 8-30-37
  • 5-24
  • 4-5-37

["'Lucky' Lucifer has miraculously escaped death with the..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Lucky Lucifer (villain)
Synopsis:
The Man Who Lived Twice: Part 3

Revenge Ride (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Hap' Casey]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

["Pee Wee, will you go in the next room..."] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • Four Universal Phoenix Features strips. Dates are 4-19, undated, 5-24, 9-6-37

["Dull party, isn't it?" "Why-er, yes!"] (Table of Contents)

Gilda Gay / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bernard Baily?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gilda Gay - The Modern Girl
Reprints:
  • Four Universal Phoenix Features syndicate strips, dated: undated, 10-4-37, undated, 5-17.

["Pipe down, girls! Mrs. Sweeney is answering another..."] (Table of Contents)

Jest Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["On his way to the High Court to free his..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
Part three.

["Sheena has sent Bob to investigate the safari..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Bat Morgan (villain); Prof. Van Dyke

Indexer Notes

Pages 20-23

Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (Table of Contents)

Joe Penner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

adaptation of RKO Radio Film. Art looks very competent, a la Tom Hickey or Al McWilliams.

The Law of the Bat (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
S.M. Iger? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
Will Eisner?
Inks:
Eisner & Iger Shop [Will Eisner?]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Col. Case (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

If Eisner did indeed pencil this story, he probably also inked it assisted by other shop personnel.

["A scream of horror echoes through the rotting..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mr. Eternity; Kromo (villain)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Pages 9-12 of an extended story.

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).

["Well, my dear father, I have decided to blame..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine [as Jack Cortez]
Inks:
Lou Fine [as Jack Cortez]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Paes 9 through 12 of an extended adaptation.

["How do you expect me to write my jokes..."] (Table of Contents)

Jest For Fun / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane?
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Jungle Boy (Table of Contents)

Ken Hammond / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Linton Davies]
Pencils:
Lou Fine (signed)
Inks:
Lou Fine (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Ken Hammond (first appearance; origin)

["Lack-a-day--- Jumbo ol' pal, I sure am a..."] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Jumbo Jim / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Shhh! Don't look now, but there's a funny..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Keywords:
contest

Ch. 9: Prelude To An Attack; Ch. 10: A Timely Warning; Ch. 11: Indian Treachery (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Tom Sherrill / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Don De Conn [as Don]
Pencils:
Don De Conn [as Don]
Inks:
Don De Conn [as Don]
Letters:
Don De Conn [as Don]

Indexer Notes

Chapters 9 through 11 of an extended story. Each page is one chapter, with an individual title.

["ZX-5, disguised as a crippled student, makes his..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
Will Eisner?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Pages 9 through 12 of an extended storyline.

["Can you help these travelers who are lost..."] (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don De Conn (signed)
Pencils:
Don De Conn (signed)
Inks:
Don De Conn (signed)
Letters:
Don De Conn

Keywords:
Puzzle

["Ann Sothern is an expert lacrosse player."] (Table of Contents)

Stars on Parade / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Toni Rossett (signed)
Pencils:
Bernard Baily?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Four Universal Phoenix Features syndicate "daily strips". Dated: 8/30/37, undated, undated, 8/16/37

["I wouldn't act so hasty, young fellow."] (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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Hooded Archer [Fleetfoot] (villain, introduction)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

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).

Full inks verified by Jack Kirby Museum.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Joe Penner
  2. 1. ["Peter, before continuing his long journey to the moon..."]
    Peter Pupp
  3. 2. ["S'long, Bobby. See ya again..."]
    Bobby
  4. 3. ["After the garrison was taken by The Hawk's..."]
    Hawks of the Seas
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Heroes of Sport
  6. 5. The Flying Auto
    Modern 'Planes and Model Building
  7. 6. ["Uncle Otto, meet Greta Glammer, your new leading..."]
    Uncle Otto
  8. 7. ["'Lucky' Lucifer has miraculously escaped death with the..."]
    Spencer Steel
  9. 8. Revenge Ride
  10. 9. ["Pee Wee, will you go in the next room..."]
    Pee Wee
  11. 10. ["Dull party, isn't it?" "Why-er, yes!"]
    Gilda Gay
  12. 11. ["Pipe down, girls! Mrs. Sweeney is answering another..."]
    Jest Laffs
  13. 12. ["On his way to the High Court to free his..."]
    Hunchback of Notre Dame
  14. 13. ["Sheena has sent Bob to investigate the safari..."]
    Sheena
  15. 14. Mr. Doodle Kicks Off
    Joe Penner
  16. 15. The Law of the Bat (Part 1)
    Inspector Dayton
  17. 16. ["A scream of horror echoes through the rotting..."]
    The Diary of Dr. Heyward
  18. 17. ["Well, my dear father, I have decided to blame..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  19. 18. ["How do you expect me to write my jokes..."]
    Jest For Fun
  20. 19. Jungle Boy
    Ken Hammond
  21. 20. ["Lack-a-day--- Jumbo ol' pal, I sure am a..."]
    Adventures of Jumbo Jim
  22. 21. ["Shhh! Don't look now, but there's a funny..."]
    Jumbo Jim's Prize Party
  23. 22. Ch. 9: Prelude To An Attack; Ch. 10: A Timely Warning; Ch. 11: Indian Treachery
    Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  24. 23. ["ZX-5, disguised as a crippled student, makes his..."]
    ZX-5 Spies in Action
  25. 24. ["Can you help these travelers who are lost..."]
    Puzzle Phun
  26. 25. ["Ann Sothern is an expert lacrosse player."]
    Stars on Parade
  27. 26. ["I wouldn't act so hasty, young fellow."]
    Wilton of the West
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky