(August 1943)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
John F. Byrne (Editor)
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

Brand emblem has the Fiction House bull's eye but is missing the text.


Congo Kill (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob
Keywords
African natives; canoes; elephants; swords

Congo Kill (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
Ann Brewster?; [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Bob; Chim; Queen Thara-an; Ashor; Ganvar; Ganvar
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover.

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

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

Script
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils
Nina Albright?; ?
Inks
[shop]; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Off the dark coast of Italy... We'll have...
Genre
spy
Characters
La Martinique; Benito Mussolini; Don Venardi

Indexer Notes

Some effort is made early on to mimic Mort Leav, but it is soon abandoned. Signs of Blum and Webb probably indicate shop mimics. Albright seems to be the most obvious contributor.

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

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

Script
? [as Willis B. Rensie]
Pencils
Robert Webb?
Inks
[shop]; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Devil-infested are the waters that wash the...
Genre
historical
Characters
The Slasher; Fluth; Jeremy; Caleb

Indexer Notes

Here, also, Webb indications are probably the result of shop mimics. A great appreciator of ships, it's likely that Webb drew these or that they were lifted from those he'd rendered in earlier episodes.

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

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

Script
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils
Homer Fleming?; Alex Blum?; ? [shop]
Inks
Lee Ames?; Homer Fleming?; ? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Space is breached and time rolled back by...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Laura; Dr. Hayward; Nero

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

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

Script
? [as West Erner]
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
[shop]; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The black market! This is the latest menace...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rick; Helen; Hank; Bart

Indexer Notes

Very awkward pencils with wildly disproportioned figures and horse - one more indication that it is unlikely that Blum was drawing the horses. He usually had shop specialists assist on his animal art.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils
Rafael Astarita?; Nina Albright?
Inks
Nina Albright?; ? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From a grim prison cell, the scheming...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Gardenia Clay; Joe Daly; Creep

Shrouds of Ice (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Alexander
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

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

Ghost Gallery / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Drew Murdoch]
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gloria and Dale...song and dance team...follow...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Gloria; Dale; Poirett; Dixon; Captain Voorhis; Mrs. Poirett
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The inkers are still attempting to mimic Bob Hebberd. A shop artist [Cassone or ?] is drawing the girl.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Congo Kill
    Sheena
  2. 1. Congo Kill
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Off the dark coast of Italy... We'll have..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  4. 3. ["Devil-infested are the waters that wash the..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["Space is breached and time rolled back by..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  6. 5. ["The black market! This is the latest menace..."]
    Midnight The Wild Black Stallion
  7. 6. ["From a grim prison cell, the scheming..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  8. 7. Shrouds of Ice
  9. 8. ["Gloria and Dale...song and dance team...follow..."]
    Ghost Gallery
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