(May 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every month
On-sale date:
1940-03-12
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:10.5 x 14 1/2 (#1-8); 8.5 x 10.5 inches (#9); Standard Golden Age U.S. (#10 onwards)
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 448449.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; Bob
Keywords:
lions

["Good bye, Kakomongo! Perhaps we shall meet again."] (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:
Friar Ivan; Bob; Chim; Kala; Grodo; Kidi

["Synopsis: Pouring glue over the floor of the..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fooy On Yu; Shortbred; Ah Choo

["After many thrilling adventures, Captain Clogg's treasure was..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Jeremy Clogg; Maria Mantilla [revealed as Princess Dolora Cordova]; Master Chaldeigh;

Indexer Notes

Pages 1-4 are a reconfigured reprint of original pages 121-123 of the syndicated Eisner-Iger strip. Pages 5-8 appear to be new material done for this issue of Jumbo Comics.

The Strange Case of Ezra Ark: Case 3: File 1: Clue 1 (Table of Contents)

Bullseye Bannon / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
A. Williams; Ezra Ark

["On a little island in the harbor of..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Teller Tales]
Pencils:
Charles Wotjkoski
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich?; Charles Wotjkoski?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lightning (first appearance; Fred Larkin); Gen. Morgan Larkin (his father); Dr. Evil (first appearance; Dr. Live)

Indexer Notes

Hames sees signs of Al Bryant inks, but I think it's more like Frank Frollo.

Mountain of Gold (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lin Davies
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Pubala; Nikki-Tikki; Kinat;

["With their time helmets, Dr. Hayward and Stuart..."] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils:
Charles Mazoujian
Inks:
Charles Mazoujian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Hayward; Laura; Bick Zingala

["His country threatened by invasion, ZX-5, disguised as..."] (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
Frank Frollo?; George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Paro Zuba; Josoix; Manya

Indexer Notes

Different inker on the first part of the strip.

["The ghost of moose ridge gives Wiley and..."] (Table of Contents)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Fred Sande]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Snorty; Ghost of Don Alfredo; Crimson Rider

["You see, Mondego, I knew you would not..."] (Table of Contents)

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Mondego

["Haw haw! Boy, those are some whoppers you..."] (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; children

["There is only one solution to most of..."] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 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

["A mysterious girl was found clawed to death..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sid Showem; Ann Segal; Miranda Arlo; Reginald Arlo; Conrad Corey;
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sheena
  2. 1. ["Good bye, Kakomongo! Perhaps we shall meet again."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Synopsis: Pouring glue over the floor of the..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["After many thrilling adventures, Captain Clogg's treasure was..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. The Strange Case of Ezra Ark: Case 3: File 1: Clue 1
    Bullseye Bannon
  6. 5. ["On a little island in the harbor of..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Mountain of Gold
    Ken Hammond
  8. 7. ["With their time helmets, Dr. Hayward and Stuart..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  9. 8. ["His country threatened by invasion, ZX-5, disguised as..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["The ghost of moose ridge gives Wiley and..."]
    Wilton of the West
  11. 10. ["You see, Mondego, I knew you would not..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  12. 11. ["Haw haw! Boy, those are some whoppers you..."]
    Bobby
  13. 12. ["There is only one solution to most of..."]
    Uncle Otto
  14. 13. ["A mysterious girl was found clawed to death..."]
    Inspector Dayton
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky