(October 1943)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1943-08-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
John F. Byrne (Editor); S. M. Iger (Art Director)

Issue Notes

The page count [60 pages] is correct. There are four sheets in the front "half" of the book that do not wrap around to the rear "half."

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 4.

Sabre Monsters of the Aba-Zanai (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena
Keywords
African natives; warthogs

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits from Steve Saaf (September 2, 2006).

Sabre Monsters of the Aba-Zanzi (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
W. Morgan Thomas
Pencils
Bob Webb
Inks
? (shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fear-crazed lioness started it--a renegade gun-bearer...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Bob; Chim; Ruando (villain, introduction, death); the Kulus (villain, introduction); Alicia (introduction); Gordon (introduction); Alicia and Gordon's daughter (introduction)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover. This is probably an example of Webb drawing the females. However, it is very likely that Richard Case or another specialist is drawing the animals.

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

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

Script
Mort Leav
Pencils
Bob Webb ?; ?
Inks
Arnold Hicks ?; Al Feldstein (backgrounds); ? (shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They say Japan is a sealed empire, spy-proof...
Genre
spy
Characters
Madame Terror (villain, introduction, death); Baron Thoja (villain, introduction, death); Adm. Moki (villain, introduction); the Japanese (villain); Kyoto (introduction, death); Kyoto's lover (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Leav swipe on splash panel. Hints of Nina Albright.

Note that Oriental lettering on sign [panel 1, page 8] clearly spells out "CLAIRE", and the lettering on the right sign of the same panel reads "SZEP". These were added by Al Feldstein, since Claire Szep was his wife-to-be. They were married about a year after this issue came out.

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

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

Script
? [as Willis B. Rensie]
Pencils
Bob Webb; John Cassone ? (on girls)
Inks
? (shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Facing the lashing sea or the thunder of...
Genre
historical
Characters
Caleb; Jeremy; Cap'n Tiger (a woman, introduction); The Claw (villain, introduction, death)

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

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

Script
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Lee Ames ?; Arnold Hicks ?; ? (shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stuart, Laura, and Doctor Hayward attend a jive-joint...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Laura; Dr. Hayward; Pizarro (introduction); Linca (introduction); Cuzco (villain, introduction, death)

[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
String him up, yelled the mob. A long...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rick; Helen

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

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

Script
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils
Nina Albright ?; Arnold Hicks ?
Inks
Chu F. Hing ?; ? (shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Coney Island, the land of thrills, chills, and...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Creep; Micky Masters (villain, introduction); Dolly LaVarre (villain, introduction); Blackie (villain, introduction); their gang (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

In places the inks resemble the work of Astarita or Camy, but probably are by neither.

Attu Incident (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum (credited as Tom Alexander)
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

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

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

Script
Drew Murdoch
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
? (shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why did the ghost of a murdered moon-shiner...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Alvin Butler (villain, introduction, death); Hodge Williams (villain, introduction, death); Josh Butler (a ghost, death in flashback, introduction), Miss Barlow (introduction); Millie Potter (introduction): Mr. Potter (introduction, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Bob Hebberd feel is still maintained. The female seems to be by another hand.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sabre Monsters of the Aba-Zanai
    Sheena
  2. 1. Sabre Monsters of the Aba-Zanzi
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["They say Japan is a sealed empire, spy-proof..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  4. 3. ["Facing the lashing sea or the thunder of..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["Stuart, Laura, and Doctor Hayward attend a jive-joint..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  6. 5. ["String him up, yelled the mob. A long..."]
    Midnight The Wild Black Stallion
  7. 6. ["Coney Island, the land of thrills, chills, and..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  8. 7. Attu Incident
  9. 8. ["Why did the ghost of a murdered moon-shiner..."]
    Ghost Gallery
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