(January 1939)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss; Jerry Iger (feature editor); Will Eisner (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

oversized, 10.5" x 14.5". Full color cover, black and white interior

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sheena; the Hawk; Spencer Steel; Doctor Hayward
Reprints:
Keywords:
sleds; snow

["Bobby, you'd better hurry, it's time for you..."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Bobby; Mr. Von Snitzel; Mr. De Flicker; Laurel & Hardy (Cameo); Marx Brothers (Cameo); Bert Wheeler (Cameo); Edward G. Robinson (Cameo); Charlie McCarthy (Cameo); Edgar Bergen (Cameo)

["Tony, you've got to tell me who beat..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Dayton; Anderson Case

Indexer Notes

Different artwork than was in Jumbo #1 under George Thatcher by-line.

Treasure of the Dead [Part 1] (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:
adventure
Characters:
the Hawk; Governor Lathrop; Captain Clogg; Jeremy; Doctor Snyde
Reprints:
  • Reprints pages 59-62 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

[pantomime gag strip] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Uncle Otto

Indexer Notes

strip is wordless.

["Errol Flynn, while rehearsing a boxing sequence for..."] (Table of Contents)

Stars on Parade / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Audrey Blum Bossert [as Lora Lane]
Pencils:
Audrey Blum Bossert [as Lora Lane]
Inks:
Audrey Blum Bossert [as Lora Lane]
Letters:
?

Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Audrey Blum Bossert is more commonly known as Toni Blum. Various stars appear.

The Army Pursuit (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Les Marshall]
Pencils:
? [as Les Marshall]
Inks:
? [as Les Marshall]
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["In the last installment Peter and his friends..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter Pupp; Zula; Budah
Reprints:

["Irvin Jaffee is a native New Yorker. As..."] (Table of Contents)

Heroes of Sport / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Tom Swift]
Inks:
? [as Tom Swift]
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Irving Jaffee; Simon Byrne

Indexer Notes

Although the second strip is signed ERWIN, supposedly an Eisner pen name, it is WAY too crude to be even the earliest Eisner IMHO.

["London, England. On a recent visit here, Robert..."] (Table of Contents)

News Facts / filler / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Robert Taylor; others
Synopsis:

Indexer Notes

pseudo-daily-strip

["Complete the faces of Cinderella, her sisters, and..."] (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Phun / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Donald DeConn
Pencils:
Donald DeConn
Inks:
Donald DeConn
Letters:
?

Genre:
children

["For a hundred glorious days, the armies of..."] (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]
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Edmond Dantes; Abbe Faria

["Tommy, how did ya get so many freckles?"] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Pee Wee; Tommy

["Ah, there's Gilda. Hello, Gilda, say when you..."] (Table of Contents)

Gilda Gay / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Bernard Baily
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gilda Gay

["Gee whiz! Just when the tenth chapter of..."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Bobby

["There is grave trouble in the Latonga tribe..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils:
Mort Meskin ?
Inks:
Mort Meskin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob Reynolds; natives

["Shall I tuck you in?"] (Table of Contents)

Jest Laffs / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[pantomime gag strip] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Uncle Otto

Chapter 14: A Water Attack (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Donald DeConn
Pencils:
Donald DeConn
Inks:
Donald DeConn
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Tom Sherrill; Sneerface; Jim

["Clopin, king of the Paris underworld, suddenly halts..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama; historical
Characters:
Clopin; Esmeralda; Jehan; Gringoire
Keywords:
adaptation

Indexer Notes

adapted from novel by Victor Hugo

["Upon ZX-5's timely information, the Chesterlian troops move..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
ZX-5; "her highness"

Slave Safari (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lin Davies
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ken Hammond

["Gee, Spence was to meet me here in..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dennis Colebrook
Inks:
Dennis Colebrook
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spencer Steel; Doaks; Fence Andrews; Mouthpiece
Moffitt

["Yes gentlemen, before you is a man posessing..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine (Curt Davis)
Inks:
Lou Fine
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Stuart Taylor; Dr. Hayward; Lora Hayward; Ali Pasha

["Hmm. That Indian is out cold. I'll get..."] (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]
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wilton; Miss Marcia; Geoffrey

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Bobby, you'd better hurry, it's time for you..."]
    Bobby
  3. 2. ["Tony, you've got to tell me who beat..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  4. 3. Treasure of the Dead [Part 1]
    Hawks of the Seas
  5. 4. [pantomime gag strip]
    Uncle Otto
  6. 5. ["Errol Flynn, while rehearsing a boxing sequence for..."]
    Stars on Parade
  7. 6. The Army Pursuit
    Modern Planes and Model Building
  8. 7. ["In the last installment Peter and his friends..."]
    Peter Pupp
  9. 8. ["Irvin Jaffee is a native New Yorker. As..."]
    Heroes of Sport
  10. 9. ["London, England. On a recent visit here, Robert..."]
    News Facts
  11. 10. ["Complete the faces of Cinderella, her sisters, and..."]
    Puzzle Phun
  12. 11. ["For a hundred glorious days, the armies of..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  13. 12. ["Tommy, how did ya get so many freckles?"]
    Pee Wee
  14. 13. ["Ah, there's Gilda. Hello, Gilda, say when you..."]
    Gilda Gay
  15. 14. ["Gee whiz! Just when the tenth chapter of..."]
    Bobby
  16. 15. ["There is grave trouble in the Latonga tribe..."]
    Sheena
  17. 16. ["Shall I tuck you in?"]
    Jest Laffs
  18. 17. [pantomime gag strip]
    Uncle Otto
  19. 18. Chapter 14: A Water Attack
    The Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  20. 19. ["Clopin, king of the Paris underworld, suddenly halts..."]
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  21. 20. ["Upon ZX-5's timely information, the Chesterlian troops move..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  22. 21. Slave Safari
    Ken Hammond
  23. 22. ["Gee, Spence was to meet me here in..."]
    Spencer Steel
  24. 23. ["Yes gentlemen, before you is a man posessing..."]
    The Diary of Dr. Hayward
  25. 24. ["Hmm. That Indian is out cold. I'll get..."]
    Wilton of the West
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Jumbo Jim's Prize Party
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky