(November 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 (editor); Will Eisner [as William E. Eisner] (art director); S. M. Iger (feature 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

Black & White; oversized (10½" x 14½")


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Joe Penner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Joe Penner (from the RKO campus comedy movie "Mr. Doodle Kicks Off"); Sheena (feature panel); ZX-5 (feature panel); The Count of Monte Cristo (feature panel); Pee Wee (cameo panel); The Hawk (cameo panel); Bobby (cameo panel); Uncle Otto (cameo panel)
Keywords
football

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Peter Pupp / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Peter, before continuing his long journey to the moon...
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Pupp; Buddah the Genie; Tiny Mite
Synopsis
Trip to the Moon, Part 3. Peter buys a secret formula to grow hair from a barber on another planet.
Reprints

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

Bobby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
S'long, Bobby. See ya again...
Genre
humor
Characters
Eddie Cantor; Bobby; Teeny; Mr. De Flicker
Synopsis
Bobby In Hollywood: Part 3

Indexer Notes

from Wags [UK] (Editors Press Service, 1937 series)

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

Hawks of the Seas / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After the garrison was taken by The Hawk's...
Genre
historical
Characters
Hawks of the Seas; Merrystone (villain); Claw Carlos (intro); Sagua; Governor Lathrop
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: 4)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Jake Kilrain; Babe Ruth; Bill Tilden; Kitty Rawls, Primo Carnera

Indexer Notes

Four panels of a sports strip from Universal Phoenix Syndicate. The Rawls strip is dated 9/27/37.

The Flying Auto (Table of Contents: 5)

Modern 'Planes and Model Building / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Les Marshall
Pencils
Les Marshall
Inks
Les Marshall
Letters
?

Reprints
Keywords
models

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uncle Otto, meet Greta Glammer, your new leading...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Lucky' Lucifer has miraculously escaped death with the...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Spencer Steele; Lucky Lucifer (villain)
Synopsis
The Man Who Lived Twice: Part 3
Reprints

Revenge Ride (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Hap' Casey]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
western-frontier

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pee Wee, will you go in the next room...
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • Four Universal Phoenix Features strips. Dates are 4-19, undated, 5-24, 9-6-37

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dull party, isn't it?" "Why-er, yes!
Genre
humor
Characters
Gilda Gay - The Modern Girl
Reprints
  • Four Universal Phoenix Features syndicate strips, dated: undated, 10-4-37, undated, 5-17.

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

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pipe down, girls! Mrs. Sweeney is answering another...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On his way to the High Court to free his...
Genre
adventure
Synopsis
Part three.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Sheena / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sheena has sent Bob to investigate the safari...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds; Bat Morgan (villain); Prof. Van Dyke
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 20-23

Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (Table of Contents: 14)

Joe Penner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

adaptation of RKO Radio Film. Art looks very competent, a la Tom Hickey or Al McWilliams.

The Law of the Bat (Part 1) (Table of Contents: 15)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils
Will Eisner? [as George Thatcher]
Inks
Eisner & Iger Shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Dayton; Col. Case (first appearance; villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wags 60-63?
If Eisner did indeed pencil this story, he probably also inked it assisted by other shop personnel.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Curt Davis] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kirby [as Curt Davis] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A scream of horror echoes through the rotting...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. Heyward; Stuart Taylor; Lora Lake; Mr. Eternity; Kromo (villain)
Synopsis
Hayward reverses Kromo's mind transfer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 9-12 of an extended story.

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).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Jack Cortez]
Inks
Lou Fine [as Jack Cortez]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, my dear father, I have decided to blame...
Characters
Edmond Dantes; Villefort; Mercedes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Paes 9 through 12 of an extended adaptation.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Jest For Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you expect me to write my jokes...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Syndicate

Jungle Boy (Table of Contents: 19)

Ken Hammond / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Linton Davies]
Pencils
Lou Fine (signed)
Inks
Lou Fine (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ken Hammond (first appearance; origin)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Adventures of Jumbo Jim / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lack-a-day--- Jumbo ol' pal, I sure am a...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shhh! Don't look now, but there's a funny...
Keywords
contest

Ch. 9: Prelude To An Attack; Ch. 10: A Timely Warning; Ch. 11: Indian Treachery (Table of Contents: 22)

Adventures of Tom Sherrill / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Don De Conn [as Don]
Pencils
Don De Conn [as Don]
Inks
Don De Conn [as Don]
Letters
Don De Conn [as Don]

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Cjoef Pow-wow; Bitter-Sweet; Jim Murray
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chapters 9 through 11 of an extended story. Each page is one chapter, with an individual title.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
ZX-5, disguised as a crippled student, makes his...
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
ZX-5
Synopsis
ZX-5 tries to sneak into the enemy barracks but he is identified. He escapes by hijacking a plane, but the pilot ejects him by doing an immelman and tossing ZX-5 out of the open cockpit.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 9 through 12 of an extended storyline.

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

Puzzle Phun / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don De Conn (signed)
Pencils
Don De Conn (signed)
Inks
Don De Conn (signed)
Letters
Don De Conn

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you help these travelers who are lost...
Reprints
Keywords
Puzzle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Stars on Parade / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Toni Rossett] (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Baily ?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ann Sothern is an expert lacrosse player.
Genre
non-fiction; biography

Indexer Notes

Four Universal Phoenix Features syndicate "daily strips". Dated: 8/30/37, undated, undated, 8/16/37

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wouldn't act so hasty, young fellow.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wilton; The Hooded Archer [Fleetfoot] (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Syndicate. 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).

Full inks verified by Jack Kirby Museum.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Joe Penner
  2. 1. ["Peter, before continuing his long journey to the moon..."]
    Peter Pupp
  3. 2. ["S'long, Bobby. See ya again..."]
    Bobby
  4. 3. ["After the garrison was taken by The Hawk's..."]
    Hawks of the Seas
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Heroes of Sport
  6. 5. The Flying Auto
    Modern 'Planes and Model Building
  7. 6. ["Uncle Otto, meet Greta Glammer, your new leading..."]
    Uncle Otto
  8. 7. ["'Lucky' Lucifer has miraculously escaped death with the..."]
    Spencer Steel
  9. 8. Revenge Ride
  10. 9. ["Pee Wee, will you go in the next room..."]
    Pee Wee
  11. 10. ["Dull party, isn't it?" "Why-er, yes!"]
    Gilda Gay
  12. 11. ["Pipe down, girls! Mrs. Sweeney is answering another..."]
    Jest Laffs
  13. 12. ["On his way to the High Court to free his..."]
    Hunchback of Notre Dame
  14. 13. ["Sheena has sent Bob to investigate the safari..."]
    Sheena
  15. 14. Mr. Doodle Kicks Off
    Joe Penner
  16. 15. The Law of the Bat (Part 1)
    Inspector Dayton
  17. 16. ["A scream of horror echoes through the rotting..."]
    The Diary of Dr. Heyward
  18. 17. ["Well, my dear father, I have decided to blame..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  19. 18. ["How do you expect me to write my jokes..."]
    Jest For Fun
  20. 19. Jungle Boy
    Ken Hammond
  21. 20. ["Lack-a-day--- Jumbo ol' pal, I sure am a..."]
    Adventures of Jumbo Jim
  22. 21. ["Shhh! Don't look now, but there's a funny..."]
    Jumbo Jim's Prize Party
  23. 22. Ch. 9: Prelude To An Attack; Ch. 10: A Timely Warning; Ch. 11: Indian Treachery
    Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  24. 23. ["ZX-5, disguised as a crippled student, makes his..."]
    ZX-5 Spies in Action
  25. 24. ["Can you help these travelers who are lost..."]
    Puzzle Phun
  26. 25. ["Ann Sothern is an expert lacrosse player."]
    Stars on Parade
  27. 26. ["I wouldn't act so hasty, young fellow."]
    Wilton of the West
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Per Sandell
  • 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