(October 1938)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Reiss; Will Eisner [as William E. Eisner] (art director); S. M. Iger (features 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

This issue has variants.

Color cover with B & W interior; oversized


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Charlie McCarthy & Edgar Bergen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[The Moon Shot: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 1)

Peter Pupp / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
?

Characters
Peter Pupp; The Weather Man; Merkin (first appearance); Buddah the Genie (first appearance); The Cloud Men [Zeke (first appearance; villain); Zeke, Jr. (first appearance; villain)]
Reprints

[Vendetta With Merrystone: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 2)

Hawks of the Seas / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie]
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Hawk; Merrystone (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprinted -- re-translated into English -- in Will Eisner's Hawks of the Seas (Kitchen Sink Press, Inc., 1986 series) #1

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

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who the heck says we're contented!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Syndicate material.

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

Phil-Os-Sappies / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They say exercise will kill all germs...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
3 one-panel jokes

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Syndicate material.

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

Heroes of Sport / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Swift
Pencils
? [as Erwin]
Inks
? [as Erwin]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The manly art of self defense...
Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Barney Oldfield; Mrs. Oliver Grinell; Felix Carvajal

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Syndicate material. Dated 6/21/37,6/7/37 and 5/31/37. Other strip isn't dated.

[Part 2] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Jack Curtiss] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kirby [as Jack Curtiss] (signed)
Letters
Jack Kirby

Genre
adventure
Characters
Edmond Dantes; Villefort; Danglars; Fernard Mondego
Synopsis
Dantes is arrested on trumped up charges.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit identified by Greg Theakston and later Harry Mendryk on the Jack Kirby Museum web page http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2369, 31 October 2008 (retrieved 15 December 2014).

Inker credit by Craig Delich.

[The Man Who Lived Twice: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 7)

Spencer Steel / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Dennis Colebrook] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Dennis Colebrook] (signed)
Inks
? [as Dennis Colebrook] (signed)
Letters
?

Characters
Spencer Steele; Lucky Lucifer (villain)
Reprints

[Bobby In Hollywood: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 8)

Bobby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger (signed)
Pencils
S. M. Iger (signed)
Inks
S. M. Iger (signed)
Letters
?

Characters
Bobby; Mister De Flicker

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features Syndicate.

Attack!! (Table of Contents: 9)

Modern Planes and Model Building / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Les Marshall
Pencils
Les Marshall
Inks
Les Marshall
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck] (signed)
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck] (signed)
Inks
Will Eisner [as Carl Heck] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features. One Dated 8/23/37. The other three are not dated.

[The Experiment of Kromo: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Diary of Dr. Hayward / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Curt Davis] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kirby [as Curt Davis] (signed)
Letters
?; Jack Kirby (page 3)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. Hayward; Mr. Eternity (introduction); Kromo (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit identified by Greg Theakston and later Harry Mendryk on the Jack Kirby Museum web page http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2369, 31 October 2008 (retrieved 15 December 2014).

[The Origin of Sheena: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 12)

Sheena / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Morgan Thomas]
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena (origin continued); Prof. Van Dyke; the witch doctor; Cardweel Rivington (first appearance; death; flashback; Sheena's father); Bat Morgan (first appearance; villain)
Reprints

[Bart Lugar's Cutthroats: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 13)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Fred Sande] (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Letters
?; Jack Kirby (pages 3 and 4)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wilton; Bart Lugar (villain, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit identified by Greg Theakston and later Harry Mendryk on the Jack Kirby Museum web page http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2369, 31 October 2008 (retrieved 15 December 2014).

Inker credit by Jack Kirby Museum. Episodes 5-8.

Red Fang (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Linton Davies
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
lead character named Johnny Storm

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Pee Wee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
S. M. Iger (signed)
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, here comes Lazy Lenny down the street...
Genre
humor; children
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Syndicate strips dated 10/4/37, 8/23/37. Two with no date.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Gilda Gay / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Johnny doesn't love me any more.
Genre
humor
Characters
Gilda; Judy

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Syndicate date 12/6/37, 11/22/37. Two with no date.

A Letter of Introduction (Table of Contents: 17)

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell ?
Inks
Bob Powell ?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

adaptation of Universal movie

Chapter 6: A Rescue and a Plot; Ch. 7: Love and a Story; Ch. 8: Bitter-Sweet (Table of Contents: 18)

Adventures of Tom Sherrill / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don DeConn
Pencils
Don DeConn
Inks
Don DeConn
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tom Sherrill; Chief Pow-Wow; Bitter-Sweet.
Reprints

Sanctuary (Part 2) (Table of Contents: 19)

Hunchback of Notre Dame / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Briefer (signed)
Inks
Dick Briefer (signed)
Letters
?

Characters
Esmeralda; Quasimodo
Reprints

[The Ace of Spades Gang: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 20)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as George Thatcher] (signed)
Pencils
? [as George Thatcher] (signed)
Inks
? [as George Thatcher] (signed)
Letters
?

Characters
Inspector Dayton; Ace of Spades Gang (villains)
Reprints
  • from Wags 56?-59? (1937 series)

[An Adding Machine] (Table of Contents: 21)

Jumboners / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jumbo Jim

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Jumbo Jim's Prize Party / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Contest info

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sorry, madame, but I'll have to...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Phil-Os-Sappies / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The man who made a million in spaghetti...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Syndicate

Nursery-Krazy Kivilt-Puzzle (Table of Contents: 25)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don DeConn
Pencils
Don DeConn
Inks
Don DeConn
Letters
?

Reprints

Horse Thief (Table of Contents: 26)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hap Casey
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Goose-Neck Trammell

[The Transovanian War: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 27)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Major Thorpe]
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
ZX-5; Baron de Rolf (villain)
Synopsis
ZX-5 doubles back and captures his pursuers and then uses them to get over the border.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Charlie McCarthy & Edgar Bergen
  2. 1. [The Moon Shot: Part 2]
    Peter Pupp
  3. 2. [Vendetta With Merrystone: Part 2]
    Hawks of the Seas
  4. 3. ["Who the heck says we're contented!"]
    Jest Laffs
  5. 4. ["They say exercise will kill all germs..."]
    Phil-Os-Sappies
  6. 5. ["The manly art of self defense..."]
    Heroes of Sport
  7. 6. [Part 2]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  8. 7. [The Man Who Lived Twice: Part 2]
    Spencer Steel
  9. 8. [Bobby In Hollywood: Part 2]
    Bobby
  10. 9. Attack!!
    Modern Planes and Model Building
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Otto
  12. 11. [The Experiment of Kromo: Part 2]
    The Diary of Dr. Hayward
  13. 12. [The Origin of Sheena: Part 2]
    Sheena
  14. 13. [Bart Lugar's Cutthroats: Part 2]
    Wilton of the West
  15. 14. Red Fang
  16. 15. ["Gosh, here comes Lazy Lenny down the street..."]
    Pee Wee
  17. 16. ["Johnny doesn't love me any more."]
    Gilda Gay
  18. 17. A Letter of Introduction
    Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
  19. 18. Chapter 6: A Rescue and a Plot; Ch. 7: Love and a Story; Ch. 8: Bitter-Sweet
    Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  20. 19. Sanctuary (Part 2)
    Hunchback of Notre Dame
  21. 20. [The Ace of Spades Gang: Part 2]
    Inspector Dayton
  22. 21. [An Adding Machine]
    Jumboners
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Jumbo Jim's Prize Party
  24. 23. ["I'm sorry, madame, but I'll have to..."]
    Jest Laffs
  25. 24. ["The man who made a million in spaghetti..."]
    Phil-Os-Sappies
  26. 25. Nursery-Krazy Kivilt-Puzzle
    Puzzle Phun
  27. 26. Horse Thief
  28. 27. [The Transovanian War: Part 2]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky