(August 1944)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1944-06-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co. Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Claude Lapham (Editor); S.M. Iger (Art Director)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1944, New Series, Vol. 39, No. 3.

Valley of Monsters (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds
Keywords
monsters

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

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

Valley of Monsters (Table of Contents: 2)

Sheena / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils
Bob Webb
Inks
David Heames; ? (Iger shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beyond the swamps of Aro-Zan, beyond the lava...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds; Geheta; Doranda
Synopsis
Geheta must retrieve the Golden Sceptre from the Juju Temple in order to succeed his father as chief of M'Hombe Village.
Keywords
Bubbling Lands; Golden Sceptre; M'Hombe Village

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover.

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

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
? (Iger shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the spot, Captain! And you're sure...
Genre
spy
Characters
ZX-5; Jones; Nazis
Synopsis
ZX-5 investigates a mysterious water spout, which leads him to a Nazi plot to build a tunnel to England beneath the English Channel.

Indexer Notes

Definitely pencils & inks by Gus Schrotter on final panel. He's not obvious elsewhere, but it's very likely that he's here.

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

Hawks of the Seas / The Hawk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Willis B. Rensie]
Pencils
Bob Webb
Inks
Ann Brewster ?; ? (Iger shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, lass...there ye stand...twixt two flags...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Capt. Hawk; Velvet; Jeremy; Caleb; Tartar Jack
Synopsis
Capt. Jack pulls the Lady Scarlett into port and Velvet runs into an old acquaintance.
Keywords
Lady Scarlett (ship)

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

The Creep and Inspector Dayton / comic story / 4.66 pages (report information)

Script
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils
Alex Blum; Henry Kiefer
Inks
? (Iger shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come, come, inspector. This wave of robberies sweeping...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Creep [Napoleon]; Inspector Dayton; Gordon; Count Blackton [Blackie]
Synopsis
Inspector Dayton is directed to solve a series of robberies targeting war benefits.

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

advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

Strange Wings (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Alexander (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Less than a half mile across from the Japanese supply station where constant sounds of...
Genre
war
Characters
Bill; Fred; General Ajima
Keywords
Juluit; World War II

Indexer Notes

The house name 'Tom Alexander' was used at time for stories by both Ruth Roche and Toni Blum.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils
Harvey Fuller
Inks
Harvey Fuller
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My feet hurt, Laura! Haven't we seen enough...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Stuart Taylor; Laura Hayward; Dr. Hayward; Drusilla; Torquemada
Synopsis
Stuart and the Haywards travel back in time to fifteenth century Spain.
Keywords
Spain; time travel

Indexer Notes

Fuller puts his initials, HKF, in the lower left corner of the map on page two.

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

advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

[The Jennifer Kent Case] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Ghost Gallery / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Confidential record from the files of Drew Murdoch.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Drew Murdoch; Franklyn; Jennifer Kent; Mrs. Busby; Claude
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Very good inks. Could this be Jack Kamen or Al Feldstein who is making Blum look so good?

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

Collier's Magazine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wonderscope / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Valley of Monsters
    Sheena
  2. 1. ["Why guess? Get the best!"]
  3. 2. Valley of Monsters
    Sheena
  4. 3. ["This is the spot, Captain! And you're sure..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  5. 4. ["Well, lass...there ye stand...twixt two flags..."]
    Hawks of the Seas / The Hawk
  6. 5. ["Come, come, inspector. This wave of robberies sweeping..."]
    The Creep and Inspector Dayton
  7. 6. ["New enlargement"]
  8. 7. Strange Wings
  9. 8. ["New strange glamour for your hair, dress, or coat"]
  10. 9. ["My feet hurt, Laura! Haven't we seen enough..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  11. 10. ["Beautiful simulated birthstone ring given away"]
  12. 11. [The Jennifer Kent Case]
    The Ghost Gallery
  13. 12. ["These can be yours"]
    Collier's Magazine
  14. 13. ["Free! with this amazing offer red and white wig wag signal flags and authentic code instruction"]
    Wonderscope
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Patrick Shaughnessy
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore