(May 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

[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 / filler / 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:
I: Lightning (Fred Larkin), Gen. Morgan Larkin (his father); V: Dr. Evil (I; 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 / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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

Uncle Otto / filler / 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:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky