(August-September 1939)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every other month
On-sale date:
1939-06-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss; Jerry Iger (feature editor); Will 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

Slightly wider than golden age, 8.25" x 10.25". Full color.

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 421288.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob
Keywords:
gorillas; monsters; rifles

["Goaded by the tales of a fantastic city..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils:
Bob Powell; ?
Inks:
Bob Powell; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob Reynolds; Agani; Thad Barker

["Peter and Tinymite are exploring the moon..."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Pupp / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
S.M. Iger?
Pencils:
S.M. Iger?
Inks:
Klaus Nordling?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Peter Pupp; Tinymite; Cyclone Sam

["Out of the misty realm of the unknown..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Hawk; Jeremy; Burke; Dr. Snyde; Gor; Caleb

Indexer Notes

formerly Hawk of the Seas

["Wat'cha cryin' for, little feller?"] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Bobby

["Gwan! Tell your big big brother I'll knock..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pee Wee

["Chitland, a small town resting snugly in the..."] (Table of Contents)

Spencer Steele / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edwin Laughlin? [as Dennis Colbrook]
Inks:
Edwin Laughlin? [as Dennis Colbrook]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spencer Steel; Joe Doaks; Mr. Shear; Kinkaid; Heinie
Schmdt; Editor Hardrok

Indexer Notes

The pen name is spelled 'Colbrook' in this issue and not 'Colebrook' as listed in the Who's Who.

Green Terror (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ken Hammond

["A skull?? In a twentieth century laboratory--that..."] (Table of Contents)

Weird Stories of the Supernatural / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Stuart Taylor; Dr. Hayward; Ali Pascha; King
Mnchung; Moki

Indexer Notes

formerly The Diary of Dr. Hayward

[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]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Uncle Otto

["Willie Hoppe former world's billiard champion often shakes..."] (Table of Contents)

Sport Shorts / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

["Here's the photo of Alexi Akimo, the notorious..."] (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
ZX-5; Alexi Akimo; Major Mannering

["Sure that's an octopus, Joe--times are so..."] (Table of Contents)

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane? (perhaps)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

The Crimson Rider (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Introduction: Crimson Rider

["After many weeks of careful work, Inspector Dayton..."] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Geo. Thatcher]
Inks:
? [as Geo. Thatcher]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Dayton; Anderson Case; Patch; Mr. Sung;
Wang; Chen Fu; Tom Dawson

Indexer Notes

[artwork very crude--could be anybody]

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

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sheena
  2. 1. ["Goaded by the tales of a fantastic city..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Peter and Tinymite are exploring the moon..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["Out of the misty realm of the unknown..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["Wat'cha cryin' for, little feller?"]
    Bobby
  6. 5. ["Gwan! Tell your big big brother I'll knock..."]
    Pee Wee
  7. 6. ["Chitland, a small town resting snugly in the..."]
    Spencer Steele
  8. 7. Green Terror
    Ken Hammond
  9. 8. ["A skull?? In a twentieth century laboratory--that..."]
    Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  10. 9. [pantomime gag strip]
    Uncle Otto
  11. 10. ["Willie Hoppe former world's billiard champion often shakes..."]
    Sport Shorts
  12. 11. ["Here's the photo of Alexi Akimo, the notorious..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  13. 12. ["Sure that's an octopus, Joe--times are so..."]
    Jest Laffs
  14. 13. The Crimson Rider
    Wilton of the West
  15. 14. ["After many weeks of careful work, Inspector Dayton..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jumbo Jim's Prize Party
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dan Kocher
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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