(April 1939)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1939-02-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (editor); Jerry Iger (feature editor); William E. Eisner (art director)
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

Oversized, l0,5" x 14.5". Full color cover, black and white interior pages.

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 404728.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[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 / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Bobby; Mr. De Flicker; Tubby

Indexer Notes

from Wags (UK) 1937 series

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
Reprints:

["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:

[See the Great Ima Wriggling] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 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

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features 8-17-37 and 7-12-37

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

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features- 4/19/37. second strip date illegible

Jupiter (Table of Contents)

Modern planes and model building / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation
Reprints:

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

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

Heroes of Sport / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features 9-6-37. first strip undated.

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

News Facts / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

The Color Twins. (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Reprints:

["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
Reprints:

["My mom sure has her hands full. My..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pee Wee; Uncle Willie

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gilda Gay; Monty

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features 7-19-37. 2nd strip undated.

["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
Reprints:

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

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

["Say, Uncle Otto, why don'tcha toss out yer anchor."] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 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

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

["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
Reprints:

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
Reprints:

["On board a southbound plane, the spy Alexi.."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Will Eisner ? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
Will Eisner (layouts); Bob Powell ?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
ZX-5; Alexi; Magda
Reprints:

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:
Ed Laughlin [as Dennis Colebrook]
Inks:
Ed Laughlin [as Dennis Colebrook]
Letters:
?

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

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

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; Dr. Hayward; Laura
Reprints:

["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

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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. [See the Great Ima Wriggling]
    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. ["Say, Uncle Otto, why don'tcha toss out yer anchor."]
    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. Hayward
  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
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky