(August-September 1939)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every other month
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 (#1-8); 8.5x 10.5 inches (#9); Standard Golden Age U.S. (#10 onwards)
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

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


[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 / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Bobby

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

Pee Wee / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["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 / filler / 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)

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

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