(December 1943)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1943-10-06
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 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.

Sky-Altar of the Thunder-Birds (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena
Reprints
Keywords
bows and arrows; skeletons; vultures

The Big Six of the Comic Magazines (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Sky-Altar of the Thunder-Birds (Table of Contents: 2)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There, Bob, our new tree home is finished.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds; Rogo; K'Haga; Tony Cappozi; Inspector Lawson; Dolores; Chim (chimpanzee); Luando
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from the cover.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A speeding plane...a rendezvous in France...cargo...
Genre
spy
Characters
Camille; Raoul

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

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

Script
? [as Willis Rensie]
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
David Heames; ? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you blame them for gaping? She's none...
Genre
historical
Characters
Fluth; Jeremy; Princess Markka; Caleb

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

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

Script
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils
Arnold Hicks
Inks
? [shop]; Arnold Hicks ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A lovely Chinese princess, Ching-Ling, kneels before...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hu-Le; Ching-Ling; Ching-Ling of ancient China; Emperor Shi-Hwang Ti

Indexer Notes

Signs of Peddy and Blum and Lee J. Ames, also. Mostly just shop work.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The great gray horse was a killer...its...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Brandon; a killer horse; Miss Larkin; Helen; Rick

Indexer Notes

At first glance this appears to be Blum, but it is not.

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

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

Script
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils
Nina Albright; John Cassone ?
Inks
Nina Albright ?; ? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The coin box jingled as the passengers paid...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Creep; Georgia Mason; Slapsie Braxon; Nicky Marston

Indexer Notes

Note CLAIRE on ship on page 5.

A Monster's Exit (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum (Tom Alexander)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

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
The long last mile...past death row cells...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jedwick; Vito Messina; Rowena; Bender; a governor; Johnny Blake; Warden Yates; Doc Wiener; Lester Burke (a ghost)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Strong Bob Hebberd style on the inks.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sky-Altar of the Thunder-Birds
    Sheena
  2. 1. The Big Six of the Comic Magazines
  3. 2. Sky-Altar of the Thunder-Birds
    Sheena
  4. 3. ["A speeding plane...a rendezvous in France...cargo..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  5. 4. ["Do you blame them for gaping? She's none..."]
    The Hawk
  6. 5. ["A lovely Chinese princess, Ching-Ling, kneels before..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  7. 6. ["The great gray horse was a killer...its..."]
    Midnight The Wild Black Stallion
  8. 7. ["The coin box jingled as the passengers paid..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  9. 8. A Monster's Exit
  10. 9. ["The long last mile...past death row cells..."]
    Ghost Gallery
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