(March 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); 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 Thundering Herds (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Thundering Herds ["You gave us a start - Who are you?"] (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:
Bob; Chief Kaklonga

Indexer Notes

title is taken from cover blurb. Strip is signed by Powell on last panel.

["Shortbread, Peter and Tinymite have joined the chiefs..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Golleh]
Pencils:
Dick Briefer?
Inks:
Dick Briefer?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fooy-On-Yu; Shortbred; Tinymite

Indexer Notes

Actually a rather interesting and accomplished artist - especially obvious on page 2. "Golleh" is "Hello G" backwards or "Golly" spelled phonetically - mean anything?

The Treasure of Skull Isle ["After many months of voyaging, the Hawk's ship..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Caleb; Jeremy; Fluth; Dr. Snyde (D); Maria Montilla; Sagua; Mr. Ready

Indexer Notes

title taken from the cover

["Sure, an' I stopped one that time, eh, Steel?"] (Table of Contents)

Spencer Steel / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Pencils:
George Tuska; ?
Inks:
George Tuska; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Mack; Eli Beggs; Susan Stammers [Beggs]; Ed Barney

Indexer Notes

Tuska is evident is some panels, but the overall feel is of a different artist.

["Mr. Batt, my Aunt Mamie gave me a..."] (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

The Tunnel of Terror (Table of Contents)

Ken Hammond / text story / 1.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Lin Davies
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Basuta; Nikki-Tikki; Dick Walsh; Monnga; Kuri

Indexer Notes

story stops before climax. Rest of page is Statement of Ownership. Editor: Malcolm Reiss. Managing Editor: T.T. Scott. Owners: Real Adventures Publishing Co. and J.G. Scott. 9/28/39

["In the magnificent laboratory, which is their own, ..."] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Laura; Ronald of Glen

["The days go by quickly, as ZX-5 slowly..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Manya Massal; Vladek; Taddeuz; General Miaha; Captain Vybral
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The "Powell-Henkel" artist, but more Henkel - except on the women.

["Wilton and Snorty are 'loping across the eastern..."] (Table of Contents)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 6.8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Snorty

The Case of the Diamond Death: Case #1 File-A Clue 1 (Table of Contents)

Bullseye Bannon / filler / 0.2 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bullseye Bannon

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Bullseye Bannon is on the inside front cover of this issue.

["Completing the Igor Brudd case, Inspector Dayton takes..."] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
Witmer Williams?; Bob Powell?; Arthur Peddy?
Inks:
Witmer Williams?; Bob Powell?; Arthur Peddy?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Wini Damien; Gil Hickey; Carlo Ibneza;

Indexer Notes

Many hands. These "shop jobs" would be much more understandable if these were reprints. Were strips other than "Hawks of the Seas" reprinted from overseas syndicated material?

["A new face graces the luxurious home of...] (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]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Haydee [the daughter of Ali Pasha]; Jocopo; Danglars; Madame Mondego; Count de Morcerf [Ferdinand Mondego]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Thundering Herds
    Sheena
  2. 1. The Thundering Herds ["You gave us a start - Who are you?"]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Shortbread, Peter and Tinymite have joined the chiefs..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. The Treasure of Skull Isle ["After many months of voyaging, the Hawk's ship..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["Sure, an' I stopped one that time, eh, Steel?"]
    Spencer Steel
  6. 5. ["Mr. Batt, my Aunt Mamie gave me a..."]
    Bobby
  7. 6. The Tunnel of Terror
    Ken Hammond
  8. 7. ["In the magnificent laboratory, which is their own, ..."]
    Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  9. 8. ["The days go by quickly, as ZX-5 slowly..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["Wilton and Snorty are 'loping across the eastern..."]
    Wilton of the West
  11. 10. The Case of the Diamond Death: Case #1 File-A Clue 1
    Bullseye Bannon
  12. 11. ["Completing the Igor Brudd case, Inspector Dayton takes..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  13. 12. ["A new face graces the luxurious home of...]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Jim Stangas
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky