(December 1939-January 1940)

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 (Editor); William E. 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

The War of the Emerald Gas (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
spy

Indexer Notes

Appears to be a science fiction cover and has nothing to do with the ZX-5 story inside.

[Land of Giant Men] (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; Mr. Barker; Inez Barker; Chim

Indexer Notes

Title from last issue blurb; first line, "From the jungle's darkness into the clearing emerges..."

["Synopsis While Peter and Tinymite ran to tell..."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Pupp / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter Pupp; Tinymite; Fooy on Yu;

["- - It is morning, as the early mists rise..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Hawk; Jeremy; Ogly; Caprini

["My dad knows a man who says he..."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bobby

Indexer Notes

1/2 page of "Prize Winners in August-September 1939 Jumbo Comics Gag Contest" appear above "Bobby."

["After his suprise elopement, and short honeymoon, Spencer..."] (Table of Contents)

Spencer Steel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dennis Colbrook]
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling?
Inks:
Klaus Nordling?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Spencer Steel; Nora Steel; "Pixie" Panto; Inga; Phillip Danbury; Nancy Danbury; Count Georgi Puskri; Alonzo Snead

Indexer Notes

Note: "Colebrook" is spelled without the "E". Different style from #10. But it's still a shop job, and you can see some panels done by Tuska...overall feel...Klaus Nordling.

City of Treachery (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lin Davies
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ken Hammond; Dick Walsh - the Leopard Man; Nikki-Tikki; Mongga; Kuri

["Your daughter a captive in Moki's castle?"] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Stuart Taylor; Melani; Moki; Dr. Hayward; Laura

Indexer Notes

Hints of George Brenner in the art.

The War of the Green Gas (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
Bob Powell?
Inks:
Vern Henkel?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
ZX-5; King Genghis; Major Hastings; General Kutani;

Indexer Notes

Same artwork as in #10 - a mixture: including Bob Powell and perhaps Witmer Williams, Frank Frollo, or Vern Henkel. Caniff swipes.

["Out of the western hills comes Wilton to...] (Table of Contents)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wilton; Wiley; Snorty

The Death Drum (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
Bob Powell?
Inks:
Vern Henkel?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Dayton; Paul Goodshaw; Wini Damien; Ella Fitzhugh; Gene

Indexer Notes

Powell and/or Henkel - I can't tell, but I'm more inclined to think is might not be Powell. Other possibilities: Frollo and/or Zolnerowich.

["Early in the year 1838, an elegant carriage..."] (Table of Contents)

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Jack Cortez]
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Vampa; Albert de Morcerf; Jocopo; Count of Monte Cristo
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The War of the Emerald Gas
    ZX-5
  2. 1. [Land of Giant Men]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Synopsis While Peter and Tinymite ran to tell..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["- - It is morning, as the early mists rise..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["My dad knows a man who says he..."]
    Bobby
  6. 5. ["After his suprise elopement, and short honeymoon, Spencer..."]
    Spencer Steel
  7. 6. City of Treachery
    Ken Hammond
  8. 7. ["Your daughter a captive in Moki's castle?"]
    Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  9. 8. The War of the Green Gas
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["Out of the western hills comes Wilton to...]
    Wilton of the West
  11. 10. The Death Drum
    Inspector Dayton
  12. 11. ["Early in the year 1838, an elegant carriage..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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