(February 1939)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1938-12-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (editor); Jerry Iger (feature editor); Will Eisner (art director)
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

Oversized, 10.5" x 14.5". Full color cover, black and white interior.

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 1. Second class permit. Copyright number 403545.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bobby / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Reprints
Keywords
policemen; snow; snowballs

Names of Prize Winners (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jumbo Jim / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Bobby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
S. M. Iger
Inks
S. M. Iger
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These are just a few of the rushes, Bobby.
Genre
children
Characters
Bobby; Philip Fadeout; Montmorency
Reprints

Indexer Notes

from Wags (UK) 1937 series

The Legend of the Greedy Girl: A Pueblo Fable (Table of Contents: 3)

The Adventures of Tom Sherrill / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don DeConn
Pencils
Don DeConn
Inks
Don DeConn
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Toka
Reprints

The Magic Arrow: A Navajo Legend (Table of Contents: 4)

The Adventures of Tom Sherrill / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don DeConn
Pencils
Don DeConn
Inks
Don DeConn
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Noki
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dr. Synde has killed one of the crew...
Genre
historical
Characters
Jeremy; Fluth; Caleb; Bogg; Sagua
Reprints

[Life Guard] (Table of Contents: 6)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Otto

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

Stars On Parade / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? [as Lora Lane]
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Constance Bennett was sent a letter by a...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
various Hollywood stars

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Syndicate one strip dated 1?-9-37

The Fleetwood High Performance Glider (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

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

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our four friends, Peter, Tinymite, Professor Botts, and...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter; Tinymite; Professor Botts; Zula
Reprints

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

Heroes of Sport / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
K.O. Morgan, the Scotch bantam-weight. K.O. is...
Genre
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features. 2nd strip dated 4-19-37

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

News Facts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? [as George]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Canton, China. Because Shih Kwantung could not come...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

The Color Twins (Table of Contents: 12)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald DeConn
Pencils
Donald DeConn
Inks
Donald DeConn
Letters
?

Genre
children
Reprints

Indexer Notes

coloring page

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You tried to escape before? Tell me about...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Edmund Dantes; Abbe Faria
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Pee Wee / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
S. M. Iger
Inks
S. M. Iger
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mom, am I gonna have a little sister?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby; his mom

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features 4-28-37 and 7-26-37

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

Gilda Gay / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think I'll go in for a dip...
Genre
humor
Characters
Gilda; Monty

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features 7-5-37 and 7-19-37

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

Life in the Roar / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane ? [as Robert]
Inks
Bob Kane ? [as Robert]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is terrible, I told her I'd meet...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

Pee Wee / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
S. M. Iger
Inks
S. M. Iger
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mister, are you the man who gave my...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pee Wee

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

Sport Short / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Frank Crosetti, the Horatio Alger hero of baseball...
Genre
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features 4-26-37

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Sheena / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sheena pauses in her trek through the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob; white oil prospectors
Reprints

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

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kane [as Robert Kane]
Pencils
Bob Kane [as Robert Kane]
Inks
Bob Kane [as Robert Kane]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hear she went out with one of...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

[Over the Rail] (Table of Contents: 21)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Otto

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features 5-3-37

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

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils
Frank Frollo?
Inks
Frank Frollo?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Inspector Dayton, your statement is preposterous. You mean...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Dayton; Anderson Case; Joe the Hop; Big Eddie
Reprints
  • from Wags (UK) 1937 series 60?-61? (Episodes 9-10)

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

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

Script
? (adaptor); Victor Hugo (original author)
Pencils
Dick Briefer
Inks
Dick Briefer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After an unsuccessful attempt to redeem his life...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Quasimodo; Esmeralda; Gringoire; Phoebus
Reprints

Indexer Notes

adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo.

Marked for Death (Table of Contents: 24)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner ? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils
Will Eisner (layouts); Bob Powell ?
Inks
Vern Henkel?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, hello, airport? Have a pursuit plane...
Genre
spy
Characters
ZX-5; Major Hasting; Magda; Alexi
Synopsis
ZX-5 believes he is being trailed by enemy agents.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

has that Eisner laid out look and the curious blend that Lee has called "Powell/Henkel" art. I can see where he gets that as a name to use for this style. The females DO look like Powell but the overall art is more mediocre than either Powell or Henkel...but it worked well for me to use as we went along.

The Elephants' Burial Ground (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Lin Davies
Pencils
Lou Fine (illo)
Inks
Lou Fine (illo)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
jungle

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

Spencer Steel / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Inks
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, I don't understand this. First you hit...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Spencer Steel; Doaks; Daisy Darrow; Lucky Lucifer
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Curt Davis]
Inks
Lou Fine [as Curt Davis]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a fine mess we're gotten ourselves into...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ali Pasha; Stuart Taylor; Laura; Dr. Hayward
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
? [as Fred Sands]
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that you said about Fleetfoot, sheriff?
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wilton; Rusty; Snorty; Marcia

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Jumbo Jim's Prize Party / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bobby
  2. 1. Names of Prize Winners
    Jumbo Jim
  3. 2. ["These are just a few of the rushes, Bobby."]
    Bobby
  4. 3. The Legend of the Greedy Girl: A Pueblo Fable
    The Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  5. 4. The Magic Arrow: A Navajo Legend
    The Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  6. 5. ["Dr. Synde has killed one of the crew..."]
    Hawks of the Seas
  7. 6. [Life Guard]
    Uncle Otto
  8. 7. ["Constance Bennett was sent a letter by a..."]
    Stars On Parade
  9. 8. The Fleetwood High Performance Glider
    Modern Planes and Model Building
  10. 9. ["Our four friends, Peter, Tinymite, Professor Botts, and..."]
    Peter Pupp
  11. 10. ["K.O. Morgan, the Scotch bantam-weight. K.O. is..."]
    Heroes of Sport
  12. 11. ["Canton, China. Because Shih Kwantung could not come..."]
    News Facts
  13. 12. The Color Twins
    Puzzle Phun
  14. 13. ["You tried to escape before? Tell me about..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  15. 14. ["Mom, am I gonna have a little sister?"]
    Pee Wee
  16. 15. ["I think I'll go in for a dip..."]
    Gilda Gay
  17. 16. ["This is terrible, I told her I'd meet..."]
    Life in the Roar
  18. 17. ["Mister, are you the man who gave my..."]
    Pee Wee
  19. 18. ["Frank Crosetti, the Horatio Alger hero of baseball..."]
    Sport Short
  20. 19. ["Sheena pauses in her trek through the jungle..."]
    Sheena
  21. 20. ["I hear she went out with one of..."]
    Jest Laffs
  22. 21. [Over the Rail]
    Uncle Otto
  23. 22. ["Inspector Dayton, your statement is preposterous. You mean..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  24. 23. ["After an unsuccessful attempt to redeem his life..."]
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  25. 24. Marked for Death
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  26. 25. The Elephants' Burial Ground
    Ken Hammond
  27. 26. ["Hey, I don't understand this. First you hit..."]
    Spencer Steel
  28. 27. ["What a fine mess we're gotten ourselves into..."]
    The Diary of Dr. Hayward
  29. 28. ["What's that you said about Fleetfoot, sheriff?"]
    Wilton of the West
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Jumbo Jim's Prize Party
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky