(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)

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
Bob Webb
Inks
Bob 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 (a chimpanzee); W'Abu

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the cover.

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

Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural / 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
The gaslight days are back...when men wore...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Stuart Taylor; Laura Hayward; 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 / 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; animal
Characters
Midnight (a black stallion); 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 Larkin]; Major Larkin; 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
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
? (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
? (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Larry Ford narrowed hi seyes...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Larry Ford; Nick Jarburn; Steve Farrell; Joe Doran

Indexer Notes

The author pseudonym is a pun on explorers Lewis and Clark.

[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
Characters
Inspector Dayton

[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

Indexer Notes

Probably reprints, as Kane was firmly ensconced on Batman by this time.

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
Characters
ZX-5

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
Characters
Tom Devlin; Dick Swenson; Harry Carson

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

Indexer Notes

Probably a reprint.

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

Hawks of the Seas / The Hawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a distant spot of the southern sea...
Genre
historical; adventure
Characters
The Hawk; Jeremy Clogg; 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 in Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  4. 3. ["To be or not to be, that is..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Fearlessly, the great wild horse of the western..."]
    Midnight
  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..."]
    Hawks of the Seas / The Hawk
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Keith Chandler
  • Peter Croome
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Patrick Shaughnessy
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Len Wolinsky