(November 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale date
1940-09-17
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:10.5 x 14 1/2 (#1-8); 8.5 x 10.5 inches (#9); Standard Golden Age U.S. (#10 onwards)
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

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.


Prey of the Giant Vultures (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena
Keywords
treasure chests; vultures

Prey of the Giant Vultures (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the territory just north of Mount Kenya...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Bob; Kishni; Professor Pete Woods; Chief M'Rugu; Chim; N'Gagi

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Peter and Tinymite are helping an old scientist...
Genre
humor
Characters
Tinymite; Zula; Professor Botts; Budah
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Will Eisner; Art Saaf
Inks
Will Eisner; Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Down to the waterfront stroll the Hawk, Jeremy, and...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jeremy; Fluth; Black Andrew Dirk

Indexer Notes

This is the beginning of the "mock-Eisner" period of The Hawk. From here on, all of the "Eisner" touches are actually swipes or stats from earlier episodes used by Iger to maintain the Eisner "look and feel" since Eisner had moved on to The Spirit and Quality Comics. Per Mort Leav, Art Saaf was given old Eisner material and assigned to re-write, re-compose, and fill in the gaps to create "new" Eisner Hawk stories (Robin Snyder's The Comics).

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

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Teller Tayles]
Pencils
Charles Wotjkoski
Inks
Art Pinajian ?; Maurice Gutwirth ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the order of a great European dictator, ...
Genre
superhero
Characters
General Von Gore; General Larkin; President Varla; Rorez Varla; Miguel Guardia

Jungle Pup (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Dirk Hardy; Bonbo-bongo

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

Bobby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sick of seeing that guy Bobby around...
Genre
humor; children
Reprints

A Bone of Contention (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Will Eisner [as Heck]
Inks
Will Eisner [as Heck]
Colors
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Two strips on one page, one wordless, one titled.

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

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

Script
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils
Frank Frollo ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In an effort to help the victims of...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Hayward; Laura; Tsing; Sun Chu

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Nick and Nack / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Hamilton [as Geo. Hamilton]
Pencils
George Hamilton [as Geo. Hamilton]
Inks
George Hamilton [as Geo. Hamilton]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on drop 'em sigars, and fight like...
Genre
humor
Characters
Riley; Mr. Hasbeen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a very Jacquet-like strip and seems quite out of place at Fiction House.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
During the silence of night, ominous shadows of...
Genre
spy

Indexer Notes

Shop work, possibly some Charles Sultan, George Appel, or Jack Alderman involvement.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trapped by a band of cattle rustlers, Wiley...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Snorty; General Montcalm; Slim; Lucas

Indexer Notes

house by-line is now "George" instead of "Fred" Sande.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils
Arthur Peddy
Inks
Arthur Peddy
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The fifth column! A group of saboteurs, spies...
Genre
spy
Characters
Bruno Kuhnk; Spike; Clancy
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prey of the Giant Vultures
    Sheena
  2. 1. Prey of the Giant Vultures
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Peter and Tinymite are helping an old scientist..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["Down to the waterfront stroll the Hawk, Jeremy, and..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["At the order of a great European dictator, ..."]
    Lightning
  6. 5. Jungle Pup
  7. 6. ["I'm sick of seeing that guy Bobby around..."]
    Bobby
  8. 7. A Bone of Contention
    Uncle Otto
  9. 8. ["In an effort to help the victims of..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  10. 9. ["Come on drop 'em sigars, and fight like..."]
    Nick and Nack
  11. 10. ["During the silence of night, ominous shadows of..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  12. 11. ["Trapped by a band of cattle rustlers, Wiley..."]
    Wilton of the West
  13. 12. ["The fifth column! A group of saboteurs, spies..."]
    Inspector Dayton
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
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