(June 1941)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale Date
1941-04-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); S. M. Iger (art director)

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.

The Devil of the Congo (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich (signed as Zolne Rowich)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich (signed as Zolne Rowich)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena
Keywords
crocodiles; stereotyping of African natives

The Devil of the Congo (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. Morgan Thomas] (credited)
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
Robert Webb
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An annual ceremonial visit of good will to...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds; Chim; Commissioner Fletcher; Mrs. Fletcher; Great Black Father

Indexer Notes

Story title is taken from the cover. Is Bob Powell still doing the Sheena figures? Keith Chandler agrees with this suggestion - the inking, at least.

[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
From what dark past did civilization come? ...to...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Stuart Taylor; Dr. Hayward; 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
Do ya like rain drops, Stub?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby; Stub

[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, captured as a colt by the ranger's...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Red Beard; Cisco Kid [Rick in disguise]

[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
Army air corps planes crash mysteriously...the Texas...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lightning [Fred Larkin]; General Larkin

Indexer Notes

Same artist as last issue. Slight indications of Elkan here, but this artist is more sophisticated than LATER signed Elkan at Quality (Samar) and there's a humorous aspect to this that is not present in known early Elkan.

Vulture Bait (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
Rex Griffin; Tommy

[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
The dealer of death shuffles his pack of...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Dayton; Dr. Sung; Squealer; Red Bruser

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

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

Script
? [as Major Thorpe] (credited)
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
Mort Leav
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This precision anti-aircraft shell will be most valuable...
Genre
spy
Characters
ZX-5; Herr Brecker; Gretchen Brecker; Captain Bung

[Sale $4.50] (Table of Contents: 9)

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: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! You shoulda seen Spec juggle four balls...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pee Wee Myers; Frankie

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

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

Script
? [as Charles Tansul] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
Maxwell Elkan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Same artist as previously seen on Lightning, perhaps with help from Rudy Palais on last page. Hames sees Maxwell Elkan here, but likely to be only on inks.
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 tiny island of Cay Verde in the...
Genre
historical
Characters
The Hawk; Caleb; Fluth; Villain: Don Rafiello Castagna; Fat Tom; Corgo (Introduction for all); Introduction: Marguerite Cortes

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. The Devil of the Congo
    Sheena
  2. 1. The Devil of the Congo
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["From what dark past did civilization come? ...to..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["Do ya like rain drops, Stub?"]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Midnight, captured as a colt by the ranger's..."]
    Midnight the Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["Army air corps planes crash mysteriously...the Texas..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Vulture Bait
  8. 7. ["The dealer of death shuffles his pack of..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. ["This precision anti-aircraft shell will be most valuable..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. [Sale $4.50]
    Uncle Otto
  11. 10. ["Gee! You shoulda seen Spec juggle four balls..."]
    Pee Wee
  12. 11. ["Tom, Dick and Harry...American buddies, fly for..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  13. 12. ["The tiny island of Cay Verde in the..."]
    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