(July 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

Cannibal Fury (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Powell [on Sheena]; Will Eisner
Inks:
Bob Powell [on Sheena]; Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena; The Lightning; The Hawk; Stuart Taylor; ZX-5
Keywords:
African natives

Cannibal Fury ["A Masai runner, carrying a note on the..."] (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:
V: Ali Rash (I, D), Karen, Pasha Kamur; I: N'Gagi (a gorilla), Kirk Dunston, Sybil Dunston (his sister)

Indexer Notes

Story title is taken from cover.

["Peter Pupp and his pal Tinymite are shot..."] (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
Reprints:
  • from Jumbo Comics (Fiction House, 1938 series) #1 or #2? Do you know which Henry?

["A powerful foreign power engages a ruthless gang..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Wotjkoski
Inks:
Charles Wotjkoski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin; Joe [a saboteur]; Rattler [his boss]

["My grandpa, who is 99 years, gives 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

["No Smoking"] (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

Indexer Notes

This is a more decorative style that I'm used to from Eisner.

The Ape-Master (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lin Davies
Pencils:
Art Saaf?
Inks:
Art Saaf?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Nikki-Tikki; Pubala; Dr. Filipe Silvera

["A quiet evening at home begins the long-sought..."] (Table of Contents)

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Hayward; Laura; Alexander the Great

Indexer Notes

Cardy ID is from HS original Index. If so, and I have no reason to doubt it, the first two pages are by a different artist. Henry suggests a resemblance to Edd Cartier.

["ZX-5 is present at Army Air Force headquarters."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Arnold Crews; Manya; Erich; Edgar Harmon; Steve Clark; A. Himmled

Indexer Notes

Sultan from orig. HS Index and Hames and I agree. Lee suggests Mazoujian again and I don't see the connection with previous attributions. Henry's current guess is early Viscardi.

["Across the Arizona desert, under a blazing sun..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Snorty; Crimson Rider; city of tiny people

["The crime smashing inspector foils the mechanical slave...'] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Wini; Bob [a scientist]; Mecho [a robot]

Indexer Notes

Henry, Lee, and I all have ??? Hames says Wojtkoski and shop. So I'm totally confused - especially as this style is maddeningly familiar. Last page is by a different artist.

["Villefort and Danglars have shot each other, after..."] (Table of Contents)

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:
Villefort; Count Danglars; Fouche; Mercedes; Jocopo; Haydee
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Final episode

["What do you make of her, Caleb?"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Willis B. Resnie]
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich?; Charles Mazoujian?
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich?; Charles Mazoujian?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Caleb; Capt. Cortez; Maria; Nina Olez; Chauncy; Philip;

Indexer Notes

A shop art job, with primary work by Zolnerowich. Signs of Mazoujian and others.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Cannibal Fury
    Sheena
  2. 1. Cannibal Fury ["A Masai runner, carrying a note on the..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Peter Pupp and his pal Tinymite are shot..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["A powerful foreign power engages a ruthless gang..."]
    Lightning
  5. 4. ["My grandpa, who is 99 years, gives me..."]
    Bobby
  6. 5. ["No Smoking"]
    Uncle Otto
  7. 6. The Ape-Master
    Ken Hammond
  8. 7. ["A quiet evening at home begins the long-sought..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  9. 8. ["ZX-5 is present at Army Air Force headquarters."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["Across the Arizona desert, under a blazing sun..."]
    Wilton of the West
  11. 10. ["The crime smashing inspector foils the mechanical slave...']
    Inspector Dayton
  12. 11. ["Villefort and Danglars have shot each other, after..."]
    Count of Monte Cristo
  13. 12. ["What do you make of her, Caleb?"]
    The Hawk
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky