(October 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale Date
1940-08-21
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)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.

Spoilers of the Wild (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena
Keywords
lions; spears

Spoilers of the Wild (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. Morgan Thomas] (credited)
Pencils
Bob Powell [as Powell] (signed)
Inks
Bob Powell [as Powell] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bored with the routine of village life, Sheena...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds; Keela; Rogo (an ape)
Synopsis
Sheena and Bob set off to explore the territory beyond the Grandanga mountain range, where no white man has apparently been before. They discover a tribe of gorillas seemingly led by a white woman named Keela, who is able to best a gorilla in combat. They teach her to speak English, and she falls for Bob, much to Sheena's annoyance. Eventually the two women fight in hand-to-hand combat, and Keela falls into an active volcano. When the volcano erupts Sheena and Bob retreat towards their own land.

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the cover blurb.

Signature found in final panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Peter Pupp and his pal, Tinymite, have finally...
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction
Characters
Peter Pupp; Tinymite; Buddah [a genie]
Synopsis
Peter and Tinymite's rocket lands on the Moon. In a cave they encounter a huge dragon, which they bypass, and climbing some stairs reach a door guarded by a giant man wielding a scimitar. As he attacks them Peter rubs his magic ring, from which his genie Buddah emerges and saves them. Beyond the door they find an old man strapped to a dias while a device with dozens of knives descend towards him. They rescue him, but a mysterious figure appears menacingly before them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages in the original sources are both credited and signed by Bob Kane.

Continued from the previous issue and into the next.

Pirate Island (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
? [as Willis Rensie] (credited)
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Amid intrigue in the near east, on the...
Genre
historical
Characters
The Hawk; Pasha Ahib; Sarita; Caleb; Jeremy; Sagua
Synopsis
The Hawk has retired from roaming the high seas, but has become bored of farming life. He and Sagua visit the nearest town and learn that pirates are raiding nearby settlements by bombarding them from the sea, setting fire to them and then looting. The Hawk decides to pursue them and once again mans his ship. They eventually spot the pirate ship, only to find that captain and crew are all female. The Hawk and his men capture the ship and the captain hurls herself to her death.

Indexer Notes

The title is from the cover blurb.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Teller Tayles] (credited)
Pencils
Charles Wotjkoski
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a towering western mountainside, far from the...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lightning [Fred Larkin]; Dr. Tol; Rogan; Slug

Indexer Notes

Possible inkers: Maurice Gutwirth; Jim Mooney; Arthur Pinajian; shop?

Visitor from Space (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell [as W. Morgan Thomas] (signed) (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
Bob Powell [as W. Morgan Thomas] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dicky McGuire

Indexer Notes

One panel is SIGNED "W. Morgan Thomas" - the house name for the Sheena strip. Odd.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
? [as Curt Davis] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stuart Taylor, a young scientist, and his assistant...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
V: Gegin (I, D), Limpy (I); cover title, "Treasure of the Ancient Mandarin", has NOTHING to do with this story so it is not used

Indexer Notes

Reminiscent of a "Batman" artist. Keith Chandler doesn't see this at all.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Bobby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger (signed)
Pencils
S. M. Iger (signed)
Inks
S. M. Iger (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think I'm the guy for the part.
Genre
humor
Characters
Bobby; Mr. De Flicker; Smudge (a street urchin)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
? [as Major Thorpe] (credited)
Pencils
Charles A. Winter
Inks
Charles A. Winter
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the Newport torpedo base, ZX-5 hears important...
Genre
spy
Characters
The Baron

[wordless pantomime strip] (Table of Contents: 9)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Heck] (signed)
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Heck] (signed)
Inks
Will Eisner [as Heck] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Otto
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
? [as Fred Sande] (credited)
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The fantastic nightmare of a series of horrible...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff Parker; Bobby Jones; Mrs. Jones; Crazy Mike

The Case of the Crooked Dagger (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
? [as George Thatcher] (credited)
Pencils
Frank Schwarz ?
Inks
Frank Schwarz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Miss Belton; Doc Black

Indexer Notes

Frank Schwarz is credited in the Who's Who as having worked on this strip during this year.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Spoilers of the Wild
    Sheena
  2. 1. Spoilers of the Wild
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Peter Pupp and his pal, Tinymite, have finally..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. Pirate Island
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["On a towering western mountainside, far from the..."]
    Lightning
  6. 5. Visitor from Space
  7. 6. ["Stuart Taylor, a young scientist, and his assistant..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  8. 7. ["I think I'm the guy for the part."]
    Bobby
  9. 8. ["At the Newport torpedo base, ZX-5 hears important..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. [wordless pantomime strip]
    Uncle Otto
  11. 10. ["The fantastic nightmare of a series of horrible..."]
    Wilton of the West
  12. 11. The Case of the Crooked Dagger
    Inspector Dayton
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin