(February 1941)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale date
1940-12-12
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.


Curse of the Black Venom (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Celardo ?
Inks
John Celardo ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob
Reprints
Keywords
leopards

Indexer Notes

I know why we're calling this Celardo, BUT it looks very different from signed Celardo cover on #27

Curse of the Black Venom (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
Taking life easy after their last adventure, Sheena...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; M'lobo; Mbika; Gindii Oro; Dr. Mohammed Bey
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title is taken from cover.

[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
Yes, Bobby, collecting stamps is a very fine...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Gramps; Soapy; Petrovich; Jed

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

The Hawk / comic story / 10 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
Bound for a port in the mysterious tropics...
Genre
historical
Characters
Villains: Red Gregory; Fluth; Jeremy; Sagua

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 / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Teller Tayles]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A spine-tingling story in which Lightning sends...
Genre
superhero
Characters
General Larkin; nameless saboteurs

Indexer Notes

Very grotesque art.

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

Jumbo Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We'll be smashed to pieces!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

If this is Bob Kane, then these must be reprints.

The Ghost In the Pantry (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Alexander
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
children
Characters
Nip; Tuck

Indexer Notes

Feature includes 1/3 page Ownership Statement. Owner is J.G. Scott; T.T. Scott is Business Manager. 461-8th Ave. NYC

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

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
Last month, Peter and his companions reached the...
Genre
children
Characters
Colonel/King Riffraff; Professor Botts; Doctor Strom; Zula's robot
Reprints

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

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The age old desire of man for a...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Doctor Hayward; Laura Hayward

Indexer Notes

Possibly this is a collaged reprint from some of the early Jack Kirby episodes. The splash panel is certainly a reuse of the Stuart Taylor figure on the cover of Jumbo #10.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An ancient and long disused chateau is the...
Genre
spy
Characters
Dr. Villiare; Johnny; Manya; De Gruz
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Many diverse hands, and possibly a collage of earlier strips - certainly the splash panel is "adapted" from the cover of Jumbo #11.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The killer indian meets the vengeance of white...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Snorty; Sagawan; Gabby Wacko; Mexican Joe

Indexer Notes

Art is by a Lou Fine wannabe - or collaged from earlier Wilton strips?

The Mystery of the Two-Headed Lady of the Circus (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mitzi Dolan; Flora Dolan; Giglio the clown; Tino Marco the swordswallower

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

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, three American pilots fighting...
Characters
Von Herman Leicher; Carl

Indexer Notes

Possible George Tuska involvement on page two.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Curse of the Black Venom
    Sheena
  2. 1. Curse of the Black Venom
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Yes, Bobby, collecting stamps is a very fine..."]
    Bobby
  4. 3. ["Bound for a port in the mysterious tropics..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["A spine-tingling story in which Lightning sends..."]
    Lightning
  6. 5. ["We'll be smashed to pieces!"]
    Jumbo Laffs
  7. 6. The Ghost In the Pantry
  8. 7. ["Last month, Peter and his companions reached the..."]
    Peter Pupp
  9. 8. ["The age old desire of man for a..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  10. 9. ["An ancient and long disused chateau is the..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  11. 10. ["The killer indian meets the vengeance of white..."]
    Wilton of the West
  12. 11. The Mystery of the Two-Headed Lady of the Circus
    Inspector Dayton
  13. 12. ["Tom, Dick, and Harry, three American pilots fighting..."]
    Tom, Dick and Harry
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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