(August-September 1939)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every other month
On-sale date
1939-06-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Reiss; 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

Slightly wider than golden age, 8.25" x 10.25". Full color.

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 421288.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob
Keywords
gorillas; monsters; rifles

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

Sheena / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils
Bob Powell; ?
Inks
Bob Powell; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Goaded by the tales of a fantastic city...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds; Agani; Thad Barker
Reprints

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

Peter Pupp / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger ?
Pencils
S. M. Iger ?
Inks
Klaus Nordling ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Peter and Tinymite are exploring the moon...
Genre
children
Characters
Peter Pupp; Tinymite; Cyclone Sam

Indexer Notes

new story?

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

The Hawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the misty realm of the unknown...
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hawk; Jeremy; Burke; Dr. Snyde; Gor; Caleb
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Formerly Hawk of the Seas. Now reprinted from Wags (Australia). Pages are reformatted to fit the smaller size of Jumbo with many pages being made into two and a splash panel added. Reprint runs from v3#26 to v3#33.

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

Bobby / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wat'cha cryin' for, little feller?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gwan! Tell your big big brother I'll knock...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pee Wee

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

Spencer Steele / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edwin Laughlin? [as Dennis Colbrook]
Inks
Edwin Laughlin? [as Dennis Colbrook]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chitland, a small town resting snugly in the...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Spencer Steel; Joe Doaks; Mr. Shear; Kinkaid; Heinie
Schmdt; Editor Hardrok

Indexer Notes

Reprinted from Wags (Australia)? v3#31 et seq.

Green Terror (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ken Hammond

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

Weird Stories of the Supernatural / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine [ as Curt Davies]
Inks
Lou Fine [ as Curt Davies]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A skull?? In a twentieth century laboratory--that...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Stuart Taylor; Dr. Hayward; Ali Pascha; King
Mnchung; Moki
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly The Diary of Dr. Hayward

[Over the Rail] (Table of Contents: 9)

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]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Otto
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

Sport Shorts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Willie Hoppe former world's billiard champion often shakes...
Genre
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

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

Script
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's the photo of Alexi Akimo, the notorious...
Genre
spy
Characters
ZX-5; Alexi Akimo; Major Mannering
Reprints

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

Jest Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure that's an octopus, Joe--times are so...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

The Crimson Rider (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Introduction: Crimson Rider

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

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

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Geo. Thatcher]
Inks
? [as Geo. Thatcher]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After many weeks of careful work, Inspector Dayton...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Dayton; Anderson Case; Patch; Mr. Sung;
Wang; Chen Fu; Tom Dawson
Reprints
  • from Wags (UK) 70? et seq

Indexer Notes

[artwork very crude--could be anybody]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (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]
    Sheena
  2. 1. ["Goaded by the tales of a fantastic city..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Peter and Tinymite are exploring the moon..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["Out of the misty realm of the unknown..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["Wat'cha cryin' for, little feller?"]
    Bobby
  6. 5. ["Gwan! Tell your big big brother I'll knock..."]
    Pee Wee
  7. 6. ["Chitland, a small town resting snugly in the..."]
    Spencer Steele
  8. 7. Green Terror
    Ken Hammond
  9. 8. ["A skull?? In a twentieth century laboratory--that..."]
    Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  10. 9. [Over the Rail]
    Uncle Otto
  11. 10. ["Willie Hoppe former world's billiard champion often shakes..."]
    Sport Shorts
  12. 11. ["Here's the photo of Alexi Akimo, the notorious..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  13. 12. ["Sure that's an octopus, Joe--times are so..."]
    Jest Laffs
  14. 13. The Crimson Rider
    Wilton of the West
  15. 14. ["After many weeks of careful work, Inspector Dayton..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jumbo Jim's Prize Party
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dan Kocher
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
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