(July 1941)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale Date
1941-05-06
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. 3.

Elephant-Scourge! (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds
Keywords
African natives; elephants; spears

Indexer Notes

Title and credits added by Craig Delich (Jan. 2006).

Elephant-Scourge (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. Morgan Thomas] (credited)
Pencils
Bob Webb (signed as R. H. Webb)
Inks
Bob Webb (signed as R. H. Webb)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stampeding beasts and treacherous pygmies clash with deadly...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds

Indexer Notes

Title taken from cover.
Possible Bob Powell inks on Sheena's face.

[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
A strange journey through time and space whisks...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Stuart Taylor; Dr. Hayward; Jir Haffa; "Kings of Darkness"

[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
How many kites can I make out of...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Midnight is a three year old now and...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Mex; Jim Burton; Helen Burton; Ted Wilmot

[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
Major Larkin responds to a frantic call from...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lightning [Fred Larkin]; Major Larkin; Pandro

Indexer Notes

Same art as previous three issues. The penciller is quite good - too good, in my opinion, to be Elkan, although Hames keeps seeing him here. I would concur if restricted to inks.

Red Magic (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch (credited)
Pencils
? (2 panels)
Inks
? (2 panels)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Since Dana Dutch is a real person, does this imply that the other text story writing credits are also real?
Keith Chandler says, we know that "Tom Alexander" is Toni Blum, but some others may be real people.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Months of gang busting and crook catching have...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Dayton; Ol' Doc Filberry; Jug-Haid Jeffers; Jeb Jeffers; Lou Barton; Mutton Jeffers; The Brewsters

[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
Al Bryant ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paris in wartime is loyal to her native...
Genre
spy
Characters
ZX-5; Apaches [René & Emile]; Enrique; Mimi; Gaston; Alphonse

Indexer Notes

Inks definitely improve with this episode, so Al Bryant is a strong contender for the reason why.

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

Pee Wee / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the matter, son?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pee Wee Myers
Reprints
  • At least the joke (if not the art) is recycled.

[No Smoking][Speed Limit 15 Miles Per Hour] (Table of Contents: 10)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Otto
Reprints

[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
The god of war rides the air lanes...
Genre
war
Characters
Tom Devlin, Dick Swenson; Harry Carson

Indexer Notes

Is Elkan here, too? Penciller may be the same but the inks are somewhat cruder. This is about contemporaneous with signed Elkan at Quality. There he takes after Reed Crandall - a style NOT evident here.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Piracy on the high seas!!...The Caribbean is...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
The Hawk; Captain Petrie; Fluth; Caleb; Maru

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. Elephant-Scourge!
    Sheena
  2. 1. Elephant-Scourge
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["A strange journey through time and space whisks..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["How many kites can I make out of..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Midnight is a three year old now and..."]
    Midnight the Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["Major Larkin responds to a frantic call from..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Red Magic
  8. 7. ["Months of gang busting and crook catching have..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. ["Paris in wartime is loyal to her native..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["What's the matter, son?"]
    Pee Wee
  11. 10. [No Smoking][Speed Limit 15 Miles Per Hour]
    Uncle Otto
  12. 11. ["The god of war rides the air lanes..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  13. 12. ["Piracy on the high seas!!...The Caribbean is..."]
    The Hawk
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