(February 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
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

Buccaneer Vengeance (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Hawk
Keywords:
pirates; sailing ships; swords

The Captive Tigress ["Under a broiling sun, the small village..."] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Pasha Kamur; Abu Cred; Sheena; Chim; Beda; Bob; Karen

Indexer Notes

story title is from cover

["A posse searches for Peter and Tinymite after..."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Pupp / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Briefer?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Peter Pupp; Tinymite; Shortbred

Indexer Notes

Briefer's a wild guess, but Hunchback is finished and he was probably doing SOMETHING.

Buccaneer Vengeance ["War brews on Mantilla Isle...in a little..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Hawk; Jeremy; Rocco; Jose Mantilla; Tonda [called Tito later on]; Maria Mantilla; Caleb; Sagua

Indexer Notes

title is from the cover

[While riding the range, Wilton finds an old...] (Table of Contents)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

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

Thunder God (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lin Davies
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ken Hammond; Dick Walsh, the Leopard Man; Basuta; Nikki-Tikki

Indexer Notes

previous page has "Winners of the October-November '39 Jumbo Comics Contest."

["Inventors of a machine that can transmit a..."] (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:
Scarpo; Queen Lenore; the devil

["Learning of a revolt in the north, ZX-5..."] (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:
Mr. Heil; Yum Ling [daughter of Genghis Khan]

Indexer Notes

"Powell-Henkel" - same as in #11. Bob Powell and others, possibly Henkel or Frollo.

Terror Grips City As Voters Are Beaten Up (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Pencils:
? [shop work]; George Tuska?; Klaus Nordling?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Joe the Dip; Slugger; Hunky Joe; Mack; Bull Gordon

Indexer Notes

If Dennis Colebrook (or Colbrook) is a real person, there is every reason to believe that he is NOT the person doing this strip at this time. Perhaps some Tuska involvement?

["Death visits the Harmon family, and Dayton reports..."] (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:
Sgt. McGee; Igor Brudd; Ronald Harmon; Big Joe

Indexer Notes

Another questionable ID, probably a shop job with traces of others, too. Hames sees definite Powell and possible Beorge Brenner involvement.

["One fine morning, the carriage of Madame Villefort...."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Madame Villefort; Monsieur Villefort; Fouché; Baron Danglars; Haydee [daughter of Ali Pasha]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Buccaneer Vengeance
    The Hawk
  2. 1. The Captive Tigress ["Under a broiling sun, the small village..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["A posse searches for Peter and Tinymite after..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. Buccaneer Vengeance ["War brews on Mantilla Isle...in a little..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. [While riding the range, Wilton finds an old...]
    Wilton of the West
  6. 5. Thunder God
    Ken Hammond
  7. 6. ["Inventors of a machine that can transmit a..."]
    Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  8. 7. ["Learning of a revolt in the north, ZX-5..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  9. 8. Terror Grips City As Voters Are Beaten Up
    Spencer Steel
  10. 9. ["Death visits the Harmon family, and Dayton reports..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  11. 10. ["One fine morning, the carriage of Madame Villefort...."]
    Count of Monte Cristo
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky