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(June 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every month
On-sale date:
1940-04-12
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 451776.


The Lightning Strikes Twice! (Table of Contents)

Lightning / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lightning
Reprints:
Keywords:
automobiles; yachts

Indexer Notes

art is very much in homage to Lou Fine.

["Bob, look! Kuba the buffalo is attacking that..."] (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; Memba Sasa; Corporal Rodney Gates; Chim; Sultani Modera

["Peter Pupp and his new associte, Tinymite, are..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Golleh]
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tinymite; Watt A. Dogg

Indexer Notes

Supposedly reprinted from Jumbo Comics #1.

["As dawn breaks over the tropical town of..."] (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Sagua; Merrystone; Monk; Fluth

Indexer Notes

Much abridged reprints of pages 41-50 of the original Eisner-Iger syndicated strip, reconfigured and reworked to fit the aspect ratio of the comic book page.

["Behind the grey, grim walls of the state..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Teller Tayles]
Pencils:
Charles Wotjkoski
Inks:
Charles Wotjkoski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin; Sledge

["Young man, why do you stare at me?"] (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

["Pee Wee Myers won't be at school today..."] (Table of Contents)

Pee Wee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

The Crocodile Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lin Davies
Pencils:
Dan Zolerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Nikki-Tikki; Pubala

["In their time-space ship, Dr. Hayward, Stuart Taylor..."] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Hayward; Laura; Zingala; King Molat

Indexer Notes

possibly Alex Blum on last page. Who is Courtney Thompson [listed in original index for this story]?

["Disregarding the possibility of a world conflict, and..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
George Tuska [page 1-3]; Pierce Rice [page 4-8]
Inks:
George Tuska [page 1-3]; Pierce Rice [page 4-8]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Josoix; Herr Gottler; Manya

Indexer Notes

page 8 may be by yet another artist.

["Wilton hears the report of a gun. He..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Fred Sande]
Pencils:
Art Pinajian?; Charles Wotjkoski?
Inks:
Art Pinajian?; Charles Wotjkoski?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mr. Prinz

Indexer Notes

Some material "inspired" by Lou Fine.

["In the grey dawn of the next day..."] (Table of Contents)

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mercedes; Albert; Fernand Mondego; Jocopo; Villefort; Danglars; Foché

["In the depths of China, the small province of..."] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Lo Sing; Wini; Dr. Sung; Mong
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Lightning Strikes Twice!
    Lightning
  2. 1. ["Bob, look! Kuba the buffalo is attacking that..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Peter Pupp and his new associte, Tinymite, are..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["As dawn breaks over the tropical town of..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["Behind the grey, grim walls of the state..."]
    Lightning
  6. 5. ["Young man, why do you stare at me?"]
    Bobby
  7. 6. ["Pee Wee Myers won't be at school today..."]
    Pee Wee
  8. 7. The Crocodile Death
    Ken Hammond
  9. 8. ["In their time-space ship, Dr. Hayward, Stuart Taylor..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  10. 9. ["Disregarding the possibility of a world conflict, and..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  11. 10. ["Wilton hears the report of a gun. He..."]
    Wilton of the West
  12. 11. ["In the grey dawn of the next day..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  13. 12. ["In the depths of China, the small province of..."]
    Inspector Dayton
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • 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:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky