(May 1941)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale Date
1941-03-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); S. M. Iger (art director)
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. 2.


Sabre-Tooth Terror (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Celardo [as Celardo] (signed)
Inks
John Celardo [as Celardo] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds
Keywords
sabre-toothed tigers; spears

Indexer Notes

I think this is the first signed Celardo we've seen.

Saber-Tooth Terror (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 12 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 hum-drum village life, Sheena, Bob and...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds; Chim; Capt. Starling of the R.A.F.
Synopsis
A primitive land beneath an active volcano can be reached on foot and by plane.

Indexer Notes

Signature found in final panel.

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

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stuart travels to l5th century Venice via the...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Stuart Taylor; Lucretia Borgia; Dr. Hayward; The Duke of Farrara; Laura

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

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
Mister, if you're paintin' our old club house...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby; Shinynose; Tubby; Slim Pickens; Tiny

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

Midnight the Black Stallion / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
Robert Webb
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Midnight is now a two year old, tamed...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Mexican Joe; Pedro

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

Lightning / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Teller Tayles] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
Maxwell Elkan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Glad you came to see our war games...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lightning [Fred Larkin]; General Larkin; nameless saboteurs

Indexer Notes

This is a good artist, and some of the poses call to mind Captain Marvel... Hames suggests Maxwell Elkan, but I don't see him in the pencils.

Jungle Juggernaut (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Marshall] (credited)
Pencils
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Jim Evans; Randi; Battleship the elephant

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

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

Script
? [as Geo. Thatcher] (credited)
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Into a fog-bound harbor steams a freighter returning...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Dayton; Pu Kang; Tong Brothers of the Gold Cobra; Hai Foon; Dr. Sung; Wini; Pock Ning

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

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

Script
? [as Major Thorpe] (credited)
Pencils
Witmer Williams; Iger shop
Inks
Witmer Williams; Iger shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A wild chase through the war-covered hills of...
Genre
spy
Characters
ZX-5; Colonel Sparting; Fraulein X

Indexer Notes

Same "shadow" artist as on #25 & 26, but Witmer Williams takes over on pages 3 and 5-8.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, here comes lazy Lenny down the street...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pee Wee Myers; Lazy Lenny
Reprints

[Black Thoughts] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Otto

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

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

Script
? [as Charles Tansul] (credited)
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
Robert Webb
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom Devlin, Dick Swenson, and Harry Carson, American buddies...
Genre
war
Characters
Tom Devlin; Dick Swenson; Harry Carson; Sally

Indexer Notes

Note that "Tansul" is an anagram of "Sultan".

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

The Hawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner ? [as Willis B. Rensie] (credited); Art Saaf
Pencils
Will Eisner; Art Saaf
Inks
Will Eisner; Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The New Orleans wharves swarm with the riff-raff...
Genre
historical
Characters
The Hawk; Edmund Burley [The Hawk's double]; Rosina; Caleb; Fluth; Jeremy

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).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sabre-Tooth Terror
    Sheena
  2. 1. Saber-Tooth Terror
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Stuart travels to l5th century Venice via the..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["Mister, if you're paintin' our old club house..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Midnight is now a two year old, tamed..."]
    Midnight the Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["Glad you came to see our war games..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Jungle Juggernaut
  8. 7. ["Into a fog-bound harbor steams a freighter returning..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. ["A wild chase through the war-covered hills of..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["Gosh, here comes lazy Lenny down the street..."]
    Pee Wee
  11. 10. [Black Thoughts]
    Uncle Otto
  12. 11. ["Tom Devlin, Dick Swenson, and Harry Carson, American buddies..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  13. 12. ["The New Orleans wharves swarm with the riff-raff..."]
    The Hawk
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky