(June-July 1939)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1939-04-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); Will Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature 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

Black and white, oversized.

New York World's Fair Special Edition.

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 413306.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hawks; Wilton; Sheena; Bobby / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Fine; Will Eisner
Inks:
Lou Fine; Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:
Keywords:
1939 New York World's Fair; baseball

["Peter Pupp has destroyed Zula's mechanical monster,..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Kane?
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Pupp; Zula; King Riffraff; The Invisible Knight; Tinymite;

["In a sea battle, between the 'Spider' and..."] (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:
Hawk; Caleb; Fluth; Gem Burke; Jeremy; Dr. Synde;

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 / 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

Two silent strips. Rest of page is occupied by list of winners to Jumbo Jim's January & February Prize Parties.

["Bobby, until we select another story for your..."] (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. Deflicker; Bobby's mom, Aunt Kate; Mr. Shoyn Du; Mr. Von Snitzel

Indexer Notes

Two separate 'episodes'.

["Steel and Dr. Blitzen are being held prisoners..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Pencils:
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Inks:
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

The art here is very sophisticated. Dennis Colebrook is listed in the Who's Who as a pen name for Ed Laughlin, but Laughlin SIGNS the Gilda Gay strip in this issue and we don't think it's the same artist. This artist is BETTER than Laughlin.

["Ben Johnson - Winner of the Rodman Wanamaker Trophy!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Characters:
Ben Johnson; Mega Taylor; Helene Rains; Jim Turner; Joe Louis; Kitty Rawls

["Dakar, Africa. A black panther has been attacking..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Strips are signed 'George' but the various illustrations appear to be in different styles.

["Frankie, my daddy joined a lodge the other..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pee Wee

["I'm through with that, Doris Williams, girl."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gilda Gay

["As the morning sun rises above the horizon,..."] (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

Indexer Notes

strip does not appear in issues #9 or #10.

["There, the police think that you're here..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Thatcher
Inks:
George Thatcher
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

Jumbo Presents The World's Fair (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 4 pages (report information)

["Dunk quick, George-the waiter isn't looking now."] (Table of Contents)

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Pantomime gag strip] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 0.25 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

Why the Rabbit's Ears Are Long (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clyde Yeadon?
Pencils:
Clyde Yeadon [as Don]
Inks:
Clyde Yeadon [as Don]
Letters:
?

Genre:
children

["We turn back the clock to see the tragedy..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical

["The castle Strausberg in Lower Chesterland..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel?
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy

Lord of the Leopards (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Lin Davies]
Pencils:
Lou Fine?
Inks:
Lou Fine?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ken Hammond

["I appreciate your willingness to help, Ace..."] (Table of Contents)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

["These Mongols have taken me for some kind..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction

["Escaping from Sandy and his men in a..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Chuck Mazoujian?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hawks; Wilton; Sheena; Bobby
  2. 1. ["Peter Pupp has destroyed Zula's mechanical monster,..."]
    Peter Pupp
  3. 2. ["In a sea battle, between the 'Spider' and..."]
    Hawks of the Seas
  4. 3. [Pantomime gag strip]
    Uncle Otto
  5. 4. ["Bobby, until we select another story for your..."]
    Bobby
  6. 5. ["Steel and Dr. Blitzen are being held prisoners..."]
    Spencer Steel
  7. 6. ["Ben Johnson - Winner of the Rodman Wanamaker Trophy!"]
    Heroes of Sport
  8. 7. ["Dakar, Africa. A black panther has been attacking..."]
    News Facts
  9. 8. ["Frankie, my daddy joined a lodge the other..."]
    Pee Wee
  10. 9. ["I'm through with that, Doris Williams, girl."]
    Gilda Gay
  11. 10. ["As the morning sun rises above the horizon,..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  12. 11. ["There, the police think that you're here..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  13. 12. Jumbo Presents The World's Fair
  14. 13. ["Dunk quick, George-the waiter isn't looking now."]
    Jest Laffs
  15. 14. [Pantomime gag strip]
    Uncle Otto
  16. 15. Why the Rabbit's Ears Are Long
    The Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  17. 16. ["We turn back the clock to see the tragedy..."]
    Hunchback of Notre Dame
  18. 17. ["The castle Strausberg in Lower Chesterland..."]
    ZX-5 Spies in Action
  19. 18. Lord of the Leopards
    Ken Hammond
  20. 19. ["I appreciate your willingness to help, Ace..."]
    Wilton of the West
  21. 20. ["These Mongols have taken me for some kind..."]
    The Diary of Dr. Hayward
  22. 21. ["Escaping from Sandy and his men in a..."]
    Sheena
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky