(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)
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.


The Devil of the Congo (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena
Keywords
crocodiles; stereotyping of African natives

The Devil of the Congo ["An annual ceremonial visit of good will to..."] (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Bob; 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?

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From what dark past did civilization come? ...to...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Hayward; Laura

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

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
Do ya like rain drops, Stub?
Genre
humor; children

[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]
Pencils
?
Inks
Maxwell Elkan?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Army air corps planes crash mysteriously...the Texas...
Genre
superhero
Characters
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
Frank Marshall
Pencils
?
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 George Thatcher]
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
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]
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
Herr Brecker; Gretchen Brecker; Captain Bung

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

Pee Wee / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

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

[Sale $4.50] (Table of Contents: 10)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 0.33 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: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom, Dick and Harry...American buddies, fly for...
Genre
war

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.

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

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

Script
? [as Willis B. Rensie]
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
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 ["An annual ceremonial visit of good will to..."]
    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. ["Gee! You shoulda seen Spec juggle four balls..."]
    Pee Wee
  11. 10. [Sale $4.50]
    Uncle Otto
  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
  • 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