(December 1941)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale Date
1941-10-16
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. 4.


Claws of the Devil-Cat (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; Bob Reynolds
Keywords
leopards

Claws of the Devil-Cat (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
The dreaded scourge of dry timberlands...fire...sweeps...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds; M'Bongo; Kurt Doon; Kalli; Chim; W'Abu

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the cover.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The gaslight days are back...when men wore...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Laura; Steve Brodie; Jim Casey

[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
To be or not to be, that is...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby; Bobby's mother; Bobby's friend Tex

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fearlessly, the great wild horse of the western...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rick; Mal Villers; Sad Sam Hendricks; Joe; El Tigre

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

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Teller Tales] (credited)
Pencils
Bob Webb
Inks
David Heames ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Streaking against saboteurs goes the one-man blitz, Lightning...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lightning [Fred Wilcox]; Major Wilcox; the three Jones sisters

Revenge Rides the Range (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Lewis N. Clark] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

[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
Into the ice of a northern winter goes...
Genre
detective-mystery

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

Jumbo Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as I. M. Laffin] (credited)
Pencils
Bob Kane ?
Inks
Bob Kane ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wait! Spud and Chink will be here next...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • probably reprints.
    Four unrelated gag panels.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
ZX-5, ace undercover agent, has received a mysterious...
Genre
spy

Indexer Notes

Inker's name is the name of the boat in the story. Ink style is lighter than earlier issues that were probably by Al Bryant.

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

Tom, Dick, and Harry / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Charles Tansul] (credited)
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ace American trio of the R.A.F., Tom...
Genre
war

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pee Wee, will you go in the next...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pee Wee; Pee Wee's father

[No Dogs or Pets Allowed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Reprints
  • probably reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Hawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a distant spot of the southern sea...
Genre
historical
Characters
Jeremy; Caleb; Sir Percival Stuart Leicester

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. Claws of the Devil-Cat
    Sheena
  2. 1. Claws of the Devil-Cat
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["The gaslight days are back...when men wore..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["To be or not to be, that is..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Fearlessly, the great wild horse of the western..."]
    Midnight The Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["Streaking against saboteurs goes the one-man blitz, Lightning..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Revenge Rides the Range
  8. 7. ["Into the ice of a northern winter goes..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. ["Wait! Spud and Chink will be here next..."]
    Jumbo Laffs
  10. 9. ["ZX-5, ace undercover agent, has received a mysterious..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  11. 10. ["Ace American trio of the R.A.F., Tom..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  12. 11. ["Pee Wee, will you go in the next..."]
    Pee Wee
  13. 12. [No Dogs or Pets Allowed]
    Uncle Otto
  14. 13. ["In a distant spot of the southern sea..."]
    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:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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