(February 1939)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (editor); 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, b&w interior.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
policemen; snow; snowballs

Names of Prize Winners (Table of Contents)

Jumbo Jim / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Includes a 3-panel comic strip
This is the inside-front cover

["These are just a few of the rushes, Bobby."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Bobby; Philip Fadeout; Montmorency

The Legend of the Greedy Girl: A Pueblo Fable (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Tom Sherrill / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Toka

The Magic Arrow: A Navajo Legend (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Tom Sherrill / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Noki

[Dr. Synde has killed one of the crew...] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Will Eisner [as Willis Rensie]
Pencils:
Will Eisne
Inks:
Will Eisne
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Jeremy; Fluth; Caleb; Bogg; Sagua
Reprints:
  • Reprints pages 63-66 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 feature] (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

["Constance Bennett was sent a letter by a..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
various Hollywood stars.

The Fleetwood High Performance Glider (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Our four friends, Peter, Tinymite, Professor Botts, and..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Peter; Tinymite; Professor Botts; Zula

["K.O. Morgan, the Scotch bantam-weight. K.O. is..."] (Table of Contents)

Heroes of Sport / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Canton, China. Because Shih Kwantung could not come..."] (Table of Contents)

News Facts / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Color Twins (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Phun / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children

Indexer Notes

coloring page

["You tried to escape before? Tell me about..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Edmund Dantes; Abbe Faria

["Mom, am I gonna have a little sister?"] (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:
Bobby; his mom

["I think I'll go in for a dip..."] (Table of Contents)

Gilda Gay / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gilda; Monty

["This is terrible, I told her I'd meet..."] (Table of Contents)

Life in the Roar / filler / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Mister, are you the man who gave my..."] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / filler / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pee Wee

["Frank Crosetti, the Horatio Alger hero of baseball..."] (Table of Contents)

Sport Short / filler / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Sheena pauses in her trek through the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob; white oil prospectors

["I hear she went out with one of..."] (Table of Contents)

Jest Laffs / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Kane
Inks:
Robert Kane
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[pantomime feature] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / filler / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Heck
Pencils:
Carl Heck
Inks:
Carl Heck
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Uncle Otto

["Inspector Dayton, your statement is preposterous. You mean..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Dayton; Anderson Case; Joe the Hop; Big Eddie

["After an unsuccessful attempt to redeem his life..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (adaptor); Victor Hugo (original author)
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Quasimodo; Esmeralda; Gringoire; Phoebus

Indexer Notes

adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo.

["Hello, hello, airport? Have a pursuit plane..."]; Marked for Death (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
ZX-5; Major Hasting; Magda; Alexi

Indexer Notes

has that Eisner laid out look and the curious blend that Lee has called "Powell/Henkel" art. I can see where he gets that as a name to use for this style. The females DO look like Powell but the overall art is more mediocre than either Powell or Henkel...but it worked well for me to use as we went along.

The Elephants' Burial Ground (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lin Davies
Pencils:
Lou Fine (illo)
Inks:
Lou Fine (illo)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
jungle

[Hey, I don't understand this. First you hit..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Spencer Steel; Doaks; Daisy Darrow; Lucky Lucifer

[What a fine mess we're gotten ourselves into..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

[What's that you said about Fleetfoot, sheriff?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wilton; Rusty; Snorty; Marcia

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jumbo Jim's Prize Party / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bobby
  2. 1. Names of Prize Winners
    Jumbo Jim
  3. 2. ["These are just a few of the rushes, Bobby."]
    Bobby
  4. 3. The Legend of the Greedy Girl: A Pueblo Fable
    The Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  5. 4. The Magic Arrow: A Navajo Legend
    The Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  6. 5. [Dr. Synde has killed one of the crew...]
    Hawks of the Seas
  7. 6. [pantomime feature]
    Uncle Otto
  8. 7. ["Constance Bennett was sent a letter by a..."]
    Stars On Parade
  9. 8. The Fleetwood High Performance Glider
    Modern Planes and Model Building
  10. 9. ["Our four friends, Peter, Tinymite, Professor Botts, and..."]
    Peter Pupp
  11. 10. ["K.O. Morgan, the Scotch bantam-weight. K.O. is..."]
    Heroes of Sport
  12. 11. ["Canton, China. Because Shih Kwantung could not come..."]
    News Facts
  13. 12. The Color Twins
    Puzzle Phun
  14. 13. ["You tried to escape before? Tell me about..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  15. 14. ["Mom, am I gonna have a little sister?"]
    Pee Wee
  16. 15. ["I think I'll go in for a dip..."]
    Gilda Gay
  17. 16. ["This is terrible, I told her I'd meet..."]
    Life in the Roar
  18. 17. ["Mister, are you the man who gave my..."]
    Pee Wee
  19. 18. ["Frank Crosetti, the Horatio Alger hero of baseball..."]
    Sport Short
  20. 19. ["Sheena pauses in her trek through the jungle..."]
    Sheena
  21. 20. ["I hear she went out with one of..."]
    Jest Laffs
  22. 21. [pantomime feature]
    Uncle Otto
  23. 22. ["Inspector Dayton, your statement is preposterous. You mean..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  24. 23. ["After an unsuccessful attempt to redeem his life..."]
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  25. 24. ["Hello, hello, airport? Have a pursuit plane..."]; Marked for Death
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  26. 25. The Elephants' Burial Ground
    Ken Hammond
  27. 26. [Hey, I don't understand this. First you hit..."]
    Spencer Steel
  28. 27. [What a fine mess we're gotten ourselves into..."]
    The Diary of Dr. Hayward
  29. 28. [What's that you said about Fleetfoot, sheriff?"]
    Wilton of the West
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Jumbo Jim's Prize Party
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky