(June-July 1939)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1939-04-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); Will 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 and white, oversized.

New York World's Fair Special Edition.

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 413306.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hawks; Wilton; Sheena; Bobby / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine; Will Eisner
Inks
Lou Fine; Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints
Keywords
1939 New York World's Fair; baseball

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Peter Pupp has destroyed Zula's mechanical monster,...
Genre
humor
Characters
Peter Pupp; Zula; King Riffraff; The Invisible Knight; Tinymite;
Reprints

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

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
In a sea battle, between the 'Spider' and...
Genre
historical
Characters
Hawk; Caleb; Fluth; Gem Burke; Jeremy; Dr. Synde;
Reprints

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

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
As Ye Sow So Shall Ye Reap
Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Otto

Indexer Notes

Two silent strips. Rest of page is occupied by list of winners to Jumbo Jim's January & February Prize Parties. Universal Phoenix Features dated 5-10-37 and 6-21-37

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

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
Bobby, until we select another story for your...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby; Mr. Deflicker; Bobby's mom, Aunt Kate; Mr. Shoyn Du; Mr. Von Snitzel

Indexer Notes

Two separate 'episodes'. from Wags [UK] (Editors Press Service, 1937 series)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Steel and Dr. Blitzen are being held prisoners...
Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dennis Colebrook is listed in the Who's Who as a pen name for Ed Laughlin, but Laughlin SIGNS the Gilda Gay strip in this issue and some don't think it's the same artist, arguing this artist is BETTER than Laughlin.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ben Johnson - Winner of the Rodman Wanamaker Trophy!
Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Ben Johnson; Mega Taylor; Helene Rains; Jim Turner; Joe Louis; Kitty Rawls

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dakar, Africa. A black panther has been attacking...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features. Strips are signed 'George' but the various illustrations appear to be in different styles.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Frankie, my daddy joined a lodge the other...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pee Wee

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features 8-9-37, 7-5-37

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Laughlin (signed)
Inks
Ed Laughlin (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm through with that, Doris Williams, girl.
Genre
humor
Characters
Gilda Gay

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the morning sun rises above the horizon,...
Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

strip does not appear in issues #9 or #10.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There, the police think that you're here...
Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

from Wags [UK] (Editors Press Service, 1937 series). Episodes 12-14.

Jumbo Presents The World's Fair (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 4 pages (report information)

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

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kane ?
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dunk quick, George-the waiter isn't looking now.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

[wagging idea] (Table of Contents: 14)

Uncle Otto / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Otto

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

Why the Rabbit's Ears Are Long (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Don DeConn
Pencils
Don DeConn
Inks
Don DeConn
Letters
?

Genre
children

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

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
We turn back the clock to see the tragedy...
Genre
historical
Reprints

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

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

Script
Will Eisner ? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils
Vernon Henkel ?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The castle Strausberg in Lower Chesterland...
Genre
spy
Characters
ZX-5; Alex Detrovy; Magda; Ambassador Mayerling
Synopsis
ZX-5 disguises himself as Alex in order to rescue the Ambassador, but Magda is suspicious.
Reprints

Lord of the Leopards (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
? [as Lin Davies]
Pencils
Lou Fine ?
Inks
Lou Fine ?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ken Hammond

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

Wilton of the West / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I appreciate your willingness to help, Ace...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wiley Wilton; Fleetfoot; Snorty
Synopsis
Snorty saves Wiley from an attack by Fleetfoot but is injured. Wilton brings him to the doctor's where he is recognized and arrested.

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These Mongols have taken me for some kind...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hayward; Doogah; Melani; Zania; Prince Moki
Synopsis
Doogah, an Eastern mystic uses a strange machine to teach Hayward his language. Melani tries to kill Zania.
Reprints

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

Sheena / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Escaping from Sandy and his men in a...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hawks; Wilton; Sheena; Bobby
  2. 1. ["Peter Pupp has destroyed Zula's mechanical monster,..."]
    Peter Pupp
  3. 2. ["In a sea battle, between the 'Spider' and..."]
    Hawks of the Seas
  4. 3. ["As Ye Sow So Shall Ye Reap"]
    Uncle Otto
  5. 4. ["Bobby, until we select another story for your..."]
    Bobby
  6. 5. ["Steel and Dr. Blitzen are being held prisoners..."]
    Spencer Steel
  7. 6. ["Ben Johnson - Winner of the Rodman Wanamaker Trophy!"]
    Heroes of Sport
  8. 7. ["Dakar, Africa. A black panther has been attacking..."]
    News Facts
  9. 8. ["Frankie, my daddy joined a lodge the other..."]
    Pee Wee
  10. 9. ["I'm through with that, Doris Williams, girl."]
    Gilda Gay
  11. 10. ["As the morning sun rises above the horizon,..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  12. 11. ["There, the police think that you're here..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  13. 12. Jumbo Presents The World's Fair
  14. 13. ["Dunk quick, George-the waiter isn't looking now."]
    Jest Laffs
  15. 14. [wagging idea]
    Uncle Otto
  16. 15. Why the Rabbit's Ears Are Long
    The Adventures of Tom Sherrill
  17. 16. ["We turn back the clock to see the tragedy..."]
    Hunchback of Notre Dame
  18. 17. ["The castle Strausberg in Lower Chesterland..."]
    ZX-5 Spies in Action
  19. 18. Lord of the Leopards
    Ken Hammond
  20. 19. ["I appreciate your willingness to help, Ace..."]
    Wilton of the West
  21. 20. ["These Mongols have taken me for some kind..."]
    The Diary of Dr. Hayward
  22. 21. ["Escaping from Sandy and his men in a..."]
    Sheena
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky