(August 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every month
On-sale date:
1940-07-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); William E. 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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from previous issue (below the indicia).


Satan's Safari (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Powell ? [on Sheena]; Charles Sultan ?
Inks:
Bob Powell ? [on Sheena]; Charles Sultan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Keywords:
leopards

Watch Your Newsstand for Wings (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
House ad for the new Fiction House comic: Wings (no illustrations or cover reproduction)

Indexer Notes

This is the inside-front cover

Satan's Safari ["In the tiny coastal village of Karba, just..."] (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:
GS: Kirk and Sybil Dunton; V: Karen, Pasha Kamur (D), Mahmoud (I)

Indexer Notes

Title taken from cover.

["Peter Pupp and "tiny," on their way to..."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Pupp / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tiny; The Weather Man; Merkin

Indexer Notes

Reprinted from JUMBO COMICS #2. Hames says it's not Bob Kane. Did he not originate the strip?

["Juroby in Chesterland, an east African province is ..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Bouchy

["Ready, Stuart? We can't keep a famous archaelogist..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Hayward; Laura Rodgers; Professor Hardwell; Ramses

["Do you know that if you're bad and..."] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Vote for Joe T Durp for...'] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / cartoon / 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

The Underground Desperadoes ["General Morgan Larkin, U.S.A., confers with..."] (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 Morgan Larkin; Giblin; Grime; Ann Giblin; Ricco; Mr. Lefage

Indexer Notes

Title taken from the cover.

The Witch of Allah (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Nikki-Tikki' Pubala

["A drowsy southwestern town awakens to find itself..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Fred Sande]
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Eddie; The Crimson Rider; Bud-Eye Sondiss; Al

["In a lonely street in Chinatown..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils:
Nick Viscardi
Inks:
Nick Viscardi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Ah Sung; Smiley; Roque; John Damian; Wini Damian

["While his ship lies anchored in a cove..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Willis B. Rensie]
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Hutch; Tom the cabin boy; Maria de Cordoba; Caleb; Pinez

Indexer Notes

Diverse hands at work on occasional panels.

The Bull's-Eye on the Cover Means... (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for the other 3 Fiction House titles: Jungle, Fight and Planet, with cover reproductions.

Indexer Notes

This is the inside-back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Satan's Safari
    Sheena
  2. 1. Watch Your Newsstand for Wings
  3. 2. Satan's Safari ["In the tiny coastal village of Karba, just..."]
    Sheena
  4. 3. ["Peter Pupp and "tiny," on their way to..."]
    Peter Pupp
  5. 4. ["Juroby in Chesterland, an east African province is ..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  6. 5. ["Ready, Stuart? We can't keep a famous archaelogist..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  7. 6. ["Do you know that if you're bad and..."]
    Bobby
  8. 7. ["Vote for Joe T Durp for...']
    Uncle Otto
  9. 8. The Underground Desperadoes ["General Morgan Larkin, U.S.A., confers with..."]
    Lightning
  10. 9. The Witch of Allah
    Ken Hammond
  11. 10. ["A drowsy southwestern town awakens to find itself..."]
    Wilton of the West
  12. 11. ["In a lonely street in Chinatown..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  13. 12. ["While his ship lies anchored in a cove..."]
    The Hawk
  14. 13. The Bull's-Eye on the Cover Means...
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
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