(January 1941)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale date
1940-11-12
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, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1.


Swamp of the Green Terror (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob
Keywords
alligators; elephants; rifles

Swamp of the Green Terror (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
I've never ridden an elephant as easy to...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob; Queen Nada; Chim; Buta

Indexer Notes

Title is from the cover. Signed on last panel.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the last installment Peter and his friends...
Genre
humor
Characters
Tinymite; Zula; Professor Watt A. Dogg
Reprints

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

The Hawk / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A carriage draws up before the four bell...
Genre
historical
Characters
Fluth; Claw Carlos; Count Richelle; Princess Helena; Murdock

Indexer Notes

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 / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lightning strikes once, twice, three times to save...
Genre
superhero
Characters
General Larkin

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Bobby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee whiz! Just when the tenth chapter of...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Mr. Von Snitzel
Reprints

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

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine; shop?
Inks
shop?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Taylor and Hayward have escaped my power,
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ali Pasha; Dr. Hayward; The Great Khan

Indexer Notes

This has all of the signs of a collage of panels from an early Lou Fine episode, tied together with shop art.

Murder By Telephone (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Alexander
Pencils
Nick Cardy ?
Inks
Nick Cardy ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes sir, I am Jim Carson. What can...
Genre
spy
Characters
Mike the "Mac"; Mary Lynn; Johnny the "Newsy"

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

Wilton of the West / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Fred Sande]
Pencils
Lou Fine ?
Inks
Lou Fine ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Galloping across the purple sage of the plains,
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Mark Johnson; Amy Dolson; Pete Dolson; Sagawan

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

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Inspector Dayton is at home when an urgent...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Wini; Oriental villain called only "The Master."

Indexer Notes

This feels like early "Inspector Dayton" art reused. The style is very erratic and doesn't seem to be very unified. The story lacks cohesion as well.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom, Dick and Harry, American aviators who have...
Genre
war
Characters
Lord Angus McGregor; Jock
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Swamp of the Green Terror
    Sheena
  2. 1. Swamp of the Green Terror
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["In the last installment Peter and his friends..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["A carriage draws up before the four bell..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["Lightning strikes once, twice, three times to save..."]
    Lightning
  6. 5. ["Gee whiz! Just when the tenth chapter of..."]
    Bobby
  7. 6. ["Taylor and Hayward have escaped my power,"]
    Stuart Taylor
  8. 7. Murder By Telephone
  9. 8. ["Yes sir, I am Jim Carson. What can..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["Galloping across the purple sage of the plains,"]
    Wilton of the West
  11. 10. ["Inspector Dayton is at home when an urgent..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  12. 11. ["Tom, Dick and Harry, American aviators who have..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ralf Haring
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky