(June 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

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 / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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

Pee Wee / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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
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