(April 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 (editor); Jerry Iger (feature editor); William E. 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, l0,5" x 14.5". Full color cover, black and white interior pages.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sheena; Spencer Steel; Peter Pup / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sheena; Spencer Steel; Peter Pup

["I think I'm the guy for the part."] (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. De Flicker; Tubby

Birds That Don't Fly; Snaring the Sun (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don DeConn [as Don]
Inks:
Don DeConn [as Don]
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Wampu; Kalua

["Unknown to the Hawk, Doctor Snyde is also..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Jeremy; Gor; Caleb
Reprints:
  • Reprints pages 67-70 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]
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Uncle Otto

["Katherine (sic) Hepburn has a hobby of collecting hats."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Toni Rossert [as Lora Lane]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Katharine Hepburn and other movie stars

Jupiter (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

Indexer Notes

["Les Marshall" is signed at the bottom of the page. It might be a valid credit.]

["King Riffraff, his aides, and Peter Pupp are..."] (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 Pupp; King Riffraff; Zula

["Katherine Rawls, one of the most versatile women..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Katherine Rawls and various sports figures

["Montgomery, Alabama: The Alabama supreme court outlawed traffic..."] (Table of Contents)

News Facts / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

["You have often heard the expression, rich as..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (adaptor); Alexandre Dumas (original author)
Pencils:
Lou Fine [as Jack Cortez]
Inks:
Lou Fine [as Jack Cortez]
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Edmond Dantes; Abbe Faria; Don Spada

["My mom sure has her hands full. My..."] (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:
humor
Characters:
Pee Wee; Uncle Willie

["Did you know, Gilda, we've known each other..."] (Table of Contents)

Gilda Gay / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (1st strip); Ed Laughlin (2nd strip)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (1st strip); Ed Laughlin (2nd strip)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gilda Gay; Monty

["Frightened by the arrival of the plane, the..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob; Sandy; Kona

["Who says I can't walk a straight line?"] (Table of Contents)

Jest Laffs / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[pantomime 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

["Youse guys can't get away with kidnapping me..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

[artwork resembles someone imitating Norman Marsh]

["Clopin's aides, realizing that Phoebus knows of..."] (Table of Contents)

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; Phoebus; Jehan; Clopin; Esmeralda

["On board a southbound plane, the spy Alexi.."] (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; Alexi; Magda

Indexer Notes

[artwork looks blended, a mixture suggesting styles
from Eisner to Alden McWilliams]

Jungle of the Giants (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

["At Euclid Hall, Dr. Blitzen's secretary reveals the..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spencer Steel; Lucky Lucifer; Doaks; Soapy Snead

["I am pleased to know that you have..."] (Table of Contents)

Diary of Dr. Heyward / 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; Dr. Hayward; Laura

["I'll keep clear of open country for a..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wilton; Fleetfoot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sheena; Spencer Steel; Peter Pup
  2. 1. ["I think I'm the guy for the part."]
    Bobby
  3. 2. Birds That Don't Fly; Snaring the Sun
    The Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  4. 3. ["Unknown to the Hawk, Doctor Snyde is also..."]
    Hawks of the Seas
  5. 4. [pantomime gag strip]
    Uncle Otto
  6. 5. ["Katherine (sic) Hepburn has a hobby of collecting hats."]
    Stars On Parade
  7. 6. Jupiter
    Modern planes and model building
  8. 7. ["King Riffraff, his aides, and Peter Pupp are..."]
    Peter Pupp
  9. 8. ["Katherine Rawls, one of the most versatile women..."]
    Heroes of Sport
  10. 9. ["Montgomery, Alabama: The Alabama supreme court outlawed traffic..."]
    News Facts
  11. 10. The Color Twins.
    Puzzle Phun
  12. 11. ["You have often heard the expression, rich as..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  13. 12. ["My mom sure has her hands full. My..."]
    Pee Wee
  14. 13. ["Did you know, Gilda, we've known each other..."]
    Gilda Gay
  15. 14. ["Frightened by the arrival of the plane, the..."]
    Sheena
  16. 15. ["Who says I can't walk a straight line?"]
    Jest Laffs
  17. 16. [pantomime strip]
    Uncle Otto
  18. 17. ["Youse guys can't get away with kidnapping me..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  19. 18. ["Clopin's aides, realizing that Phoebus knows of..."]
    Hunchback of Notre Dame
  20. 19. ["On board a southbound plane, the spy Alexi.."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  21. 20. Jungle of the Giants
    Ken Hammond
  22. 21. ["At Euclid Hall, Dr. Blitzen's secretary reveals the..."]
    Spencer Steel
  23. 22. ["I am pleased to know that you have..."]
    Diary of Dr. Heyward
  24. 23. ["I'll keep clear of open country for a..."]
    Wilton of the West
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Jumbo Jim's Prize Page
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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