(April 1939)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1939-02-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (editor); Jerry Iger (feature editor); Will Eisner [as William E. 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, l0,5" x 14.5". Full color cover, black and white interior pages.

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 404728.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sheena; Spencer Steel; Peter Pup / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sheena; Spencer Steel; Peter Pup

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

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
I think I'm the guy for the part.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby; Mr. De Flicker; Tubby

Indexer Notes

from Wags (UK) 1937 series

Birds That Don't Fly; Snaring the Sun (Table of Contents: 2)

The Adventures of Tom Sherrill / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don DeConn [as Don]
Inks
Don DeConn [as Don]
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Wampu; Kalua
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unknown to the Hawk, Doctor Snyde is also...
Genre
historical
Characters
Jeremy; Gor; Caleb
Reprints

[See the Great Ima Wriggling] (Table of Contents: 4)

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 8-17-37 and 7-12-37

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Katherine (sic) Hepburn has a hobby of collecting hats.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Katharine Hepburn and other movie stars

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features- 4/19/37. second strip date illegible

Jupiter (Table of Contents: 6)

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: 7)

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

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
King Riffraff, his aides, and Peter Pupp are...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Pupp; King Riffraff; Zula
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Katherine Rawls, one of the most versatile women...
Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Katherine Rawls and various sports figures

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features 9-6-37. first strip undated.

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

News Facts / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Montgomery, Alabama: The Alabama supreme court outlawed traffic...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

The Color Twins. (Table of Contents: 10)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald DeConn
Pencils
Donald DeConn
Inks
Donald DeConn
Letters
?

Genre
children
Reprints

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

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

Script
? (adaptor); Alexandre Dumas (original author)
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Jack Cortez]
Inks
Lou Fine [as Jack Cortez]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You have often heard the expression, rich as...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Edmond Dantes; Abbe Faria; Don Spada
Reprints

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

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
My mom sure has her hands full. My...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pee Wee; Uncle Willie

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)(1st strip); Ed Laughlin (signed)(2nd strip)
Inks
Bernard Baily (1st strip); Ed Laughlin (2nd strip)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you know, Gilda, we've known each other...
Genre
humor
Characters
Gilda Gay; Monty

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features 7-19-37. 2nd strip undated.

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

Sheena / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Frightened by the arrival of the plane, the...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob; Sandy; Kona
Reprints

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

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 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
Who says I can't walk a straight line?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Uncle Otto, why don'tcha toss out yer anchor.
Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Otto

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Youse guys can't get away with kidnapping me...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Dayton; Patch; Anderson Case
Reprints

Indexer Notes

[artwork resembles someone imitating Norman Marsh]

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

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
Clopin's aides, realizing that Phoebus knows of...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Quasimodo; Phoebus; Jehan; Clopin; Esmeralda
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On board a southbound plane, the spy Alexi..
Genre
spy
Characters
ZX-5; Alexi; Magda
Reprints

Indexer Notes

[artwork looks blended, a mixture suggesting styles
from Eisner to Alden McWilliams]

Jungle of the Giants (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Lin Davies
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ken Hammond

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At Euclid Hall, Dr. Blitzen's secretary reveals the...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Spencer Steel; Lucky Lucifer; Doaks; Soapy Snead
Reprints

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

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
I am pleased to know that you have...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ali Pasha; Stuart Taylor; Dr. Hayward; Laura
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll keep clear of open country for a...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wilton; Fleetfoot

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sheena; Spencer Steel; Peter Pup
  2. 1. ["I think I'm the guy for the part."]
    Bobby
  3. 2. Birds That Don't Fly; Snaring the Sun
    The Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  4. 3. ["Unknown to the Hawk, Doctor Snyde is also..."]
    Hawks of the Seas
  5. 4. [See the Great Ima Wriggling]
    Uncle Otto
  6. 5. ["Katherine (sic) Hepburn has a hobby of collecting hats."]
    Stars On Parade
  7. 6. Jupiter
    Modern planes and model building
  8. 7. ["King Riffraff, his aides, and Peter Pupp are..."]
    Peter Pupp
  9. 8. ["Katherine Rawls, one of the most versatile women..."]
    Heroes of Sport
  10. 9. ["Montgomery, Alabama: The Alabama supreme court outlawed traffic..."]
    News Facts
  11. 10. The Color Twins.
    Puzzle Phun
  12. 11. ["You have often heard the expression, rich as..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  13. 12. ["My mom sure has her hands full. My..."]
    Pee Wee
  14. 13. ["Did you know, Gilda, we've known each other..."]
    Gilda Gay
  15. 14. ["Frightened by the arrival of the plane, the..."]
    Sheena
  16. 15. ["Who says I can't walk a straight line?"]
    Jest Laffs
  17. 16. ["Say, Uncle Otto, why don'tcha toss out yer anchor."]
    Uncle Otto
  18. 17. ["Youse guys can't get away with kidnapping me..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  19. 18. ["Clopin's aides, realizing that Phoebus knows of..."]
    Hunchback of Notre Dame
  20. 19. ["On board a southbound plane, the spy Alexi.."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  21. 20. Jungle of the Giants
    Ken Hammond
  22. 21. ["At Euclid Hall, Dr. Blitzen's secretary reveals the..."]
    Spencer Steel
  23. 22. ["I am pleased to know that you have..."]
    Diary of Dr. Hayward
  24. 23. ["I'll keep clear of open country for a..."]
    Wilton of the West
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Jumbo Jim's Prize Page
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • 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