(December 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; William E. Eisner (art director); S. M. Iger (features editor)
Color:
Black and White (#1-8); Color (#9 onwards)
Dimensions:
Tabloid:10.5 x 14 1/2 (#1-8); 8.5 x 10.5 inches (#9); Standard Golden Age U.S. (#10 onwards)
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

B & W; oversized

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
S. M. Iger ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
stereotyping of African-Americans; Thanksgiving; turkeys

[Bobby In Hollywood: Part 4] (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)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

from Wags (UK) 1937 series

[The Law of the Bat: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner ? [as George Thatcher] (signed)
Pencils:
Will Eisner ? [as George Thatcher] (signed)
Inks:
? [as George Thatcher] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Dayton; Patch; Col. Case (villain)

Indexer Notes

from Wags (UK) 64-65?

[The Origin of the Hawk] (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:
The Hawk (origin,fb); Madeline (flashback; the Hawk's ex-fiancee); Madeline's Brother (Villain, Intro, Death, flashback)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck] (signed)
Pencils:
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck] (signed)
Inks:
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Syndicate. Second one is dated 7/19/37

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Stars on Parade / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Lora Lane]
Pencils:
Bernard Baily ?
Inks:
Bernard Baily ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; biography

The Hughes Racer (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

plane used by Howard Hughes. From Wags (UK) #31?

[The Moon Shot: Part 4] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Pupp; Buddah the Genie; Zula (first appearance; villain); Prof. Botts (first appearance); Prof. Botts' daughter (first appearance)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Heroes of Sport / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

Second one dated 9/20/37. Universal Phoenix Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

News Facts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? [as George]
Pencils:
? [as George]
Inks:
? [as George]
Letters:
? [as George]

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

Complete These Letters for a Well-Known Nursery Rhyme (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don DeConn
Pencils:
Don DeConn
Inks:
Don DeConn
Letters:
Don DeConn

Reprints:

[Part 4] (Table of Contents)

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:
?

Characters:
Edmond Dantes; Napoleon Bonaparte
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features. 7/12/37 and 5/31/37

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gilda Gay / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Laughlin (signed)
Inks:
Ed Laughlin (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

[The Origin of Sheena: Part 4] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Prof. Van Dyke; the witch doctor; Bat Morgan (villain; death)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane [as Robert Kane]
Pencils:
Bob Kane [as Robert Kane]
Inks:
Bob Kane [as Robert Kane]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Ch. 12: A Way Out; Ch. 13: A Repeated Attack (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Tom Sherrill / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don DeConn
Pencils:
Don DeConn
Inks:
Don DeConn
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

[Part 4] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; drama
Reprints:

[The Transovanian War: Part 4] (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
ZX-5
Synopsis:
ZX-5 excapes death and then immediately gets himself in trouble again.
Reprints:

The Lost City (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lin Davies
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Man Who Lived Twice: Part 4] (Table of Contents)

Spencer Steel / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dennis Colebrook] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Laughlin ? [as Dennis Colebrook] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Dennis Colebrook] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Spencer Steele; Lucky Lucifer (villain); Doaks
Reprints:

[The Experiment of Kromo: Part 4] (Table of Contents)

Diary of Dr. Hayward / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine [as Curt Davis]
Inks:
Lou Fine [as Curt Davis]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dr. Hayward; Mr. Eternity; Kromo (villain; death); Stuart Taylor; Lora

Indexer Notes

from Wags (UK) 1937 series #76?-77?

[The Experiment of Ali Pasha: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Diary of Dr. Hayward / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine [as Curt Davis]
Inks:
Lou Fine [as Curt Davis]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dr. Hayward; Ali Ben Pasha (first appearance; villain); Stuart Taylor; Lora
Synopsis:
Ali Ben Pasha has discovered the secret of invisibility.

Indexer Notes

from Wags (UK) 1937 series #78?-79?

[The Hooded Archer: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine [as Fred Sande]
Inks:
Lou Fine [as Fred Sande]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wiley Wilton; Henry Fleetfoot (villain); Geoffrey; Marcia
Synopsis:
Wilton rescues Geoffrey and Marcia from a bandit.

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Bobby In Hollywood: Part 4]
    Bobby
  3. 2. [The Law of the Bat: Part 2]
    Inspector Dayton
  4. 3. [The Origin of the Hawk]
    Hawks of the Seas
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Otto
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Stars on Parade
  7. 6. The Hughes Racer
    Modern Planes and Model Building
  8. 7. [The Moon Shot: Part 4]
    Peter Pupp
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Heroes of Sport
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    News Facts
  11. 10. Complete These Letters for a Well-Known Nursery Rhyme
    Puzzle Phun
  12. 11. [Part 4]
    Count of Monte Cristo
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Pee Wee
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Gilda Gay
  15. 14. [The Origin of Sheena: Part 4]
    Sheena
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jest Laffs
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Otto
  18. 17. Ch. 12: A Way Out; Ch. 13: A Repeated Attack
    Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  19. 18. [Part 4]
    Hunchback of Notre Dame
  20. 19. [The Transovanian War: Part 4]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  21. 20. The Lost City
    Ken Hammond
  22. 21. [The Man Who Lived Twice: Part 4]
    Spencer Steel
  23. 22. [The Experiment of Kromo: Part 4]
    Diary of Dr. Hayward
  24. 23. [The Experiment of Ali Pasha: Part 1]
    Diary of Dr. Hayward
  25. 24. [The Hooded Archer: Part 2]
    Wilton of the West
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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