(April 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lightning appears on cover only
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original art credits to Charles Sultan? but Bob Powell comes from ALTER EGO #66 (Mar'07), scan & info supplied by Jonathan C. Jensen thanks to Henry R. Kujawa's report to GCD error list.

The Elephants' Graveyard ["Well, it looks like a pretty heated argument!"] (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:
Bob; Chim; Goda

Indexer Notes

title is taken from the cover.

["Peter and Tinymite seek refuge behind a toadstool..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Golleh]
Pencils:
Al Stahl?; Dick Briefer?
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tinymite; Fooy on Yu

The Siege of Thunder Isle ["Somewhere in the pirate-filled Caribbean, the tiny English-owned..." (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 7.8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Governor Chauncey; Caleb; Captain Smollet; Nina; Carlos

Indexer Notes

Title is taken from the cover. While all other Hawk episodes to date are reprinted from earlier Eisner-Iger syndicated material, this appears to have been done especially for Jumbo Comics and does not appear in the complete "Hawks of the Seas" reprint volume from Kitchen Sink.

Case of the Frightened Killer: Case 2 / File-A / Clue-1 (Table of Contents)

Bulls-Eye Bannon / filler / 0.2 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Titus; Clarence; Nora; Miss Kane

["Mom do you mind if I don't go..."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Uncle Otto, meet Miss Greta Glammer, your new..."] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

characters speak for the first time which makes us think that this is probably NOT by Eisner.

["Spencer Steel and his wife, vacation bound to..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Nora Steel; Charles Korda; Jock Macduff; McCarthy

Indexer Notes

Shop - Hames sees Powell on females. An interesting artist, Nordling is just a guess. Has a Jack Hearne feel, but probablly too early.

Dark Mountain Magic (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Art Hunt]
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dick Walsh; Nandi; Nikki-Tikki; Pubala

["Thanks to you, Stuart, we've been able to..."] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils:
Lou Fine [pgs. 1-5]; Charles J. Mazoujian [pgs. 6-9]
Inks:
Lou Fine [pgs. 1-5]; Charles J. Mazoujian [pgs. 6-9]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
I: Rufus (D); Commander Ronald; Dr. Hayward;

Indexer Notes

Possible involvement by Witmer Williams?

["ZX-5 and his fiancee, Manya Massal have been..."] (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
Vern Henkel? [pgs. 1-5]; George Tuska [pgs. 6-9]
Inks:
Vern Henkel? [pgs. 1-5]; George Tuska [pgs. 6-9]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Manya Massal; Baron Felix Orga; Yum Ling; Sin Fu; Lan Tsu; Karol Attra

Indexer Notes

Or possibly Powell [or "Powell-Henkel"] in the beginning or Frank Frollo or a weak Astarita.

["Down a dusty road, silhouetted against the setting..."] (Table of Contents)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Fred Sande]
Pencils:
Lou Fine [pgs. 1-3];Frank Frollo? [pg. 4]; Charles Wojtkoski [pgs. 5,6]
Inks:
Lou Fine [pgs. 1-3];Frank Frollo? [pg. 4]; Charles Wojtkoski [pgs. 5,6]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Snorty; Crimson Rider

Indexer Notes

Lee seems pretty certain of his IDs, so I went with them. Fine looks okay to me in the beginning. I wouldn't know CW at this stage. Hames also sees Frollo on one page?

["Sung, what are you doing in America? Why..."] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sung Sin; Wang; Anderson Case; Commissioner Conroy; Patch

Indexer Notes

art changes after 4 pages, from okay to poor. Possibly Art Peddy in the begining??? Comparing Powell art on "Sheena" makes it unlikely that he is here UNLESS this is reprinted from much earlier material.

["I knew you were Edmond Dantes as soon..."] (Table of Contents)

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Mercedes; Fernand Mondego
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lightning
  2. 1. The Elephants' Graveyard ["Well, it looks like a pretty heated argument!"]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Peter and Tinymite seek refuge behind a toadstool..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. The Siege of Thunder Isle ["Somewhere in the pirate-filled Caribbean, the tiny English-owned..."
    The Hawk
  5. 4. Case of the Frightened Killer: Case 2 / File-A / Clue-1
    Bulls-Eye Bannon
  6. 5. ["Mom do you mind if I don't go..."]
    Bobby
  7. 6. ["Uncle Otto, meet Miss Greta Glammer, your new..."]
    Uncle Otto
  8. 7. ["Spencer Steel and his wife, vacation bound to..."]
    Spencer Steel
  9. 8. Dark Mountain Magic
    Ken Hammond
  10. 9. ["Thanks to you, Stuart, we've been able to..."]
    Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  11. 10. ["ZX-5 and his fiancee, Manya Massal have been..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  12. 11. ["Down a dusty road, silhouetted against the setting..."]
    Wilton of the West
  13. 12. ["Sung, what are you doing in America? Why..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  14. 13. ["I knew you were Edmond Dantes as soon..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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