(May 1944)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
?
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

The Dwarf-Makers (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob
Keywords:
canoes; crocodiles

The Dwarf-Makers ["Bob! What's that you're making?"] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover. Webb is fairly evident on the first two pages but the art quickly fades into generic shop.

["Night in a German coastal town."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Villain: Grunner; Hilda Grunner (Introduction for both); Nazis

Indexer Notes

Alex Blum seems to do touch-ups in a few places, but Hicks is the main artist.

["Many a base and evil sight finds cover..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Villain: Mrs. Flogg (Introduction)

Indexer Notes

This is only superficially Webb. Probably generic Iger shop imitating him.

["The time travelers probe the legend of England's..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Introduction: Boadicea. Villain: Paulinus (Introduction); Romans

Indexer Notes

I keep trying to see Webb on the pencils without any luck. Perhaps it's the less-talented inkers or perhaps these are very rushed jobs. It's also possible that he's simply not here and the shop has assumed some of these strips.

["Oh, it's you, Midnight old boy! So ye..."] (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
Characters:
Villain: Bart King; Bart King's partner (Introduction, Death for both). Introduction: Mr. Turner; Miss Turner

["Yeh, inspector Dayton speaking...that you, Creep?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Villains: Max; Max's girl (Introduction for both)

Indexer Notes

Alex Blum reworks several of the faces, but he's not that evident in the general pencils.

The Merchantmen Meet a Lorelei (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

["Confidential Record from the files of Drew Murdoch"] The Esther Reardon case (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:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Villain: Dr. Lamb (Introduction, Death); Esther Reardon (Introduction, Death, R (?)); Dr. Lamb's nurse (Introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Dwarf-Makers
    Sheena
  2. 1. The Dwarf-Makers ["Bob! What's that you're making?"]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Night in a German coastal town."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  4. 3. ["Many a base and evil sight finds cover..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["The time travelers probe the legend of England's..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  6. 5. ["Oh, it's you, Midnight old boy! So ye..."]
    Midnight The Wild Black Stallion
  7. 6. ["Yeh, inspector Dayton speaking...that you, Creep?"]
    Inspector Dayton and the Creep
  8. 7. The Merchantmen Meet a Lorelei
  9. 8. ["Confidential Record from the files of Drew Murdoch"] The Esther Reardon case
    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
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