(June-July 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); Will Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)
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

B & W; oversized. New York World's Fair Special Edition.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[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:
?

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 / 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

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 / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
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 / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
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 / filler / 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 / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pee Wee

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

Gilda Gay / filler / 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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Selected highlights of the Fair are featured including The World of Tomorrow and Frank Buck's Jungle Land.

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

Jest Laffs / filler / 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 / filler / 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 / filler / 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)

Thw 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
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..."]
    Thw Diary of Dr. Hayward
  22. 21. ["Escaping from Sandy and his men in a..."]
    Sheena
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:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky