(December 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale date
1940-10-09
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.


Victims of the Super-Ape (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena
Keywords
apes

Victims of the Super-Ape (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So that is where Chim has been keeping...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Chim; Panzee; Orang; Reginald Barrows; Colonel Picard; Sergeant Korilenko; Memsa Siba; Luigi; A giant gorilla

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

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
Bobby, my frand, when you put on theez...
Genre
humor
Characters
Shoyn Du, Mr. Von Snitzel; Mr. De Flicker

Indexer Notes

This is a parody of Little Nemo.

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

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

Script
? [as Willis Rensie]
Pencils
Will Eisner; Art Saaf
Inks
Will Eisner; Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After his last treasure hunt, The Hawk returns...
Genre
historical
Characters
Lord Conway; Jeremy; Carlos Sandos; Bruce

Indexer Notes

Retelling of The Hawk's origin.

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).

Sabotage (Table of Contents: 4)

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
General Larkin; Mr. Morrose; Voneer

The 13th Notch (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Alexander
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Big Buck Conovan; Weasel

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

Peter Pupp / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the last installments our friends are trapped...
Genre
humor
Characters
Zula; Budah; Tinymite
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Golleh" on previous episodes is here spelled "Golly" as if to explain the joke.

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

Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils
shop
Inks
shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dr. Hayward's amazing time machine speeds the time...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Stuart Taylor; Doctor Hayward; Laura; Queen Starina; Lina (death)
Synopsis
Somewhere in the past Stuart Taylor has to rescue Dr. Hayward and Laura from the clutches of Queen Starina and her wizard.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tuska, Celardo, Cardy, and perhaps others - someone swiping Lou Fine or doing a decent imitation. Possibly collaged from earlier strips a la "Hawk." See "Inspector Dayton" later in this issue. Bill Black reports the artist as being Lou Fine in Golden-Age Men of Mystery #12.

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

Pee Wee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger [as Jerry Iger]
Pencils
S. M. Iger
Inks
S. M. Iger
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aunt Minnie's been expecting you, Mister Bore!
Genre
humor; children

Burglars (Table of Contents: 9)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

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

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Morgan Thomas]
Pencils
Frank Frollo ?; R. L. Golden ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Raiding bombers scream across the peaceful plains to...
Genre
spy
Characters
Operator 22; Baron Rathskull; Otto

Indexer Notes

other hands at work including Art Peddy, R.L. Golden? Possibly collaged from earlier episodes. Note also the "W. Morgan Thomas" loses his first initial in this episode.

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

Wilton of the West / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The map of the ancient Montezuma treasure takes...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Samuel Carson; Steve

Indexer Notes

"Fred" Sande returns.

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

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

Script
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils
Bob Powell ?
Inks
Bob Powell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the temple of the Si-Lun, Mongi Lin, wrathful...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mongi Lin; Doctor Sung; Wini; Martha

Indexer Notes

This resembles a very early Bob Powell style and some panels are certainly collaged from earlier strips. The car in the first two panels of page two is traced from the ZX-5 story in Jumbo #10, for instance.

Introducing Tom Dick and Harry (Table of Contents: 13)

Tom Dick and Harry / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Charles Tansul]
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Swenson (First Appearance); Tom Devlin (First Appearance); Harry Carson (First Appearance)

Indexer Notes

"Tansul" is "Sultan" spelled sideways.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Victims of the Super-Ape
    Sheena
  2. 1. Victims of the Super-Ape
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Bobby, my frand, when you put on theez..."]
    Bobby
  4. 3. ["After his last treasure hunt, The Hawk returns..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. Sabotage
    Lightning
  6. 5. The 13th Notch
  7. 6. ["In the last installments our friends are trapped..."]
    Peter Pupp
  8. 7. ["Dr. Hayward's amazing time machine speeds the time..."]
    Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  9. 8. ["Aunt Minnie's been expecting you, Mister Bore!"]
    Pee Wee
  10. 9. Burglars
    Uncle Otto
  11. 10. ["Raiding bombers scream across the peaceful plains to..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  12. 11. ["The map of the ancient Montezuma treasure takes..."]
    Wilton of the West
  13. 12. ["In the temple of the Si-Lun, Mongi Lin, wrathful..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  14. 13. Introducing Tom Dick and Harry
    Tom Dick and Harry
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Mitchell Maglio
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky