(April 1942)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-02-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
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, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 2.

Death-Trap of the River Demons (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
crocodiles

Death Trap of the River Demons (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Snarling, plunging beasts, surrounded by the hysterical laughter...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds; Chim
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover. Slick inker on main characters.

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

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

Script
? [as Curt Davis] (credited)
Pencils
Lee Ames
Inks
Lee Ames ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In bold, brazen letters ancient Mongol historians recorded...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Stuart Taylor; Dr. Hayward; Laura; Genghis Khan; Tangut

Indexer Notes

Still has signs of Reit, but perhaps it's just Ames doing an imitation of him to maintain artistic continuity. NOT solo Reit by any means.

[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
Bobby, I'm awfully sorry my cat scratched your...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby; Spud

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Across the wild western plains gallops a mighty...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rick; Helen

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

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Teller Tayles] (credited)
Pencils
John Cassone; ?
Inks
John Cassone; Iger shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No one knows that private Fred Larkin, son...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lightning [Fred Larkin]; General Larkin; Fritz; Armstrong; Hans

Indexer Notes

The grotesque aspects of Cassone are accentuated here, possibly due to someone like Ken Battefield - though he is supposed to be on staff at Cinema Comics at this date, so he doesn't seem to be a likely candidate.

Assignment for Jail (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Thomas Miller] (credited)
Pencils
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
George Ball; Joe Manna; Shorty

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

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

Script
? [as George Thatcher] (credited)
Pencils
Charles A. Winter
Inks
Don Cameron ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
America at war! And inspector Dayton, ace sleuth...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Dayton; Lois

[wordless pantomime strip] (Table of Contents: 8)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 1 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
  • reprint from ?

[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 [as Leav] (signed)
Inks
Al Bryant ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
ZX-5 stands as a symbol of democratic strength...
Genre
spy
Characters
ZX-5; Colonel Jameson; Simpson; Craig [from Scotland Yard]; Mr. Kay

Indexer Notes

Leav signs the last panel.

[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
In England's hour of peril, the three distinguished...
Genre
war
Characters
Tom Devlin; Dick Swenson; Harry Carson; Wandy

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

Pee Wee / comic story / 1 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
Boy! Dogs sure are swell pets, ain't they...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pee Wee Myers

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Destiny maps an adventure studded trail for the...
Genre
historical
Characters
The Hawk; Jeremy; Fluth; Caleb
Reprints
  • All Eisner material is reprinted.

Indexer Notes

Eisner art has been excerpted from earlier issues and collaged together with new panels (by Blum?) to tell a new story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Death-Trap of the River Demons
    Sheena
  2. 1. Death Trap of the River Demons
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["In bold, brazen letters ancient Mongol historians recorded..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  4. 3. ["Bobby, I'm awfully sorry my cat scratched your..."]
    Bobby
  5. 4. ["Across the wild western plains gallops a mighty..."]
    Midnight The Wild Black Stallion
  6. 5. ["No one knows that private Fred Larkin, son..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Assignment for Jail
  8. 7. ["America at war! And inspector Dayton, ace sleuth..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. [wordless pantomime strip]
    Uncle Otto
  10. 9. ["ZX-5 stands as a symbol of democratic strength..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  11. 10. ["In England's hour of peril, the three distinguished..."]
    Tom, Dick, and Harry
  12. 11. ["Boy! Dogs sure are swell pets, ain't they..."]
    Pee Wee
  13. 12. ["Destiny maps an adventure studded trail for the..."]
    The Hawk
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