(September 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

Warriors of the Bush (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell [Sheena figure only]; ?
Inks:
Bob Powell [Sheena figure only]; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sheena
Keywords:
gorillas

Indexer Notes

Other than Sheena and the ape, the art here is very crude.

Warriors of the Bush ["By force and treachery, king Kwaba, ruler of..."] (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:
Ikwaba; Bob; Chim; Rene and Michel (two French soldiers)

Indexer Notes

Title is from the cover.

["In the last installment, Peter made a new..."] (Table of Contents)

Peter Pupp / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tinymite
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Signed on last panel.

["The swashbuckling outlaw of the waves, daring Robin..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Willis Rensie]
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Caleb; Fluth; Jeremy; Sagua; George Washington

["In the home of General Larkin, Fred Larkin..."] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
General Larkin; Frank Larkin; Paul LeRat

Indexer Notes

Suggestions of Witmer Williams and Maurice Gutwirth in places.

Hands of Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Tom Alexander]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

["I want a cake of soap, please."] (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

["Hey, Uncle Otto, your secretary is here."] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Otto / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Heck]
Pencils:
Will Eisner [as Heck]
Inks:
Will Eisner [as Heck]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Stuart Taylor trails the thief of the time..."] (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 Hayward; Rogro

Indexer Notes

Celardo is probably involved on some pages.

["Miss Pokerface-take a letter!"] (Table of Contents)

Jumbo Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as I. M. Leffin]
Pencils:
Bob Kane?
Inks:
Bob Kane?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

['ZX-5 is assigned to apprehend a man known..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils:
E. J. Smalle?
Inks:
E. J. Smalle?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Manya; The High Lama [ZX-5 in disguise]; Ghoro

Indexer Notes

While not known to have work at Iger/Eisner, this bears many EJS traits. Possible some Charles Sultan input.

["Once again, the redman breaks faith with his..."] (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:
Black Hawk; Colonel Sharp; Lieutenant Burke; Snorty

["Into New York harbor steams the 'Beggars' Yacht..."] (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:
Boss Goring; Johnny Brown; Wini Damian;
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Warriors of the Bush
    Sheena
  2. 1. Warriors of the Bush ["By force and treachery, king Kwaba, ruler of..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["In the last installment, Peter made a new..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["The swashbuckling outlaw of the waves, daring Robin..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["In the home of General Larkin, Fred Larkin..."]
    Lightning
  6. 5. Hands of Death
  7. 6. ["I want a cake of soap, please."]
    Bobby
  8. 7. ["Hey, Uncle Otto, your secretary is here."]
    Uncle Otto
  9. 8. ["Stuart Taylor trails the thief of the time..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  10. 9. ["Miss Pokerface-take a letter!"]
    Jumbo Laffs
  11. 10. ['ZX-5 is assigned to apprehend a man known..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  12. 11. ["Once again, the redman breaks faith with his..."]
    Wilton of the West
  13. 12. ["Into New York harbor steams the 'Beggars' Yacht..."]
    Inspector Dayton
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
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