(April 1944)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Claude Lapham (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

First 52-page issue. Claude Lapham replaces John Byrne as editor.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Valley of Golden Death (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; lions

Valley of Golden Death ["There's a safari ahead, Bob! Let's see where..."] (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:
Villain: Bronson; Ligao; Creeper; another crook (Introduction, Death for all). Introduction: Zagula (Death); Zagula's daughter

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the cover.

["Inside a mountain hangar in occupied Holland, a..."] (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Introduction: Mr. Grynn; Miss Grynn. Villain: Oberleutnant Krager; Kapitan Mueller (Introduction, Death for both)

["In a private room of a noisy pub..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Willis Rensie]
Pencils:
Robert Webb
Inks:
Ann Brewster?; ? (shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Introduction: Captain Snyde; Miss Snyde. Villain: Captain Morg; Thomas (both Introduction, Death)

["A burly minion of the law gives time..."] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils:
Robert Webb?; ? (shop)
Inks:
? (shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Introduction: Sir Robert Peel; Sir Clarence

["From a nearby knoll Midnight's herd mills around..."] (Table of Contents)

Midnight The Wild Black Stallion / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as West Erner]
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
? (shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

["Inspector Dayton! There's Olson, the town character with..."] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton and the Creep / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
Arnold Hicks
Inks:
Arnold Hicks?; ? (shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Introduction: Olson; James (Death). Villain: Lawson; Lawson's secretary (Introduction for both)

Star Spangled Bundle (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war

["Howard Ross. Chicago. That spring night of so..."] (Table of Contents)

The Ghost Gallery / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Drew Murdoch]
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum?; ? (shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Introduction: Howard Ross; Thelda (Death); Leila D'Adorr; Sen. Payne; Baldy Dana (latter three are ghosts); other ghosts
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Valley of Golden Death
    Sheena
  2. 1. Valley of Golden Death ["There's a safari ahead, Bob! Let's see where..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Inside a mountain hangar in occupied Holland, a..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  4. 3. ["In a private room of a noisy pub..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["A burly minion of the law gives time..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  6. 5. ["From a nearby knoll Midnight's herd mills around..."]
    Midnight The Wild Black Stallion
  7. 6. ["Inspector Dayton! There's Olson, the town character with..."]
    Inspector Dayton and the Creep
  8. 7. Star Spangled Bundle
  9. 8. ["Howard Ross. Chicago. That spring night of so..."]
    The Ghost Gallery
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky