(December 1939-January 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every other month
On-sale Date
1939-10-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (editor); Will Eisner [as William E. Eisner] (art director); S. M. Iger (feature editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 431356.

The War of the Emerald Gas (Table of Contents)

ZX-5 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy

Indexer Notes

Appears to be a science fiction cover and has nothing to do with the ZX-5 story inside.

[Land of Giant Men] (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob Reynolds; Mr. Barker; Inez Barker; Chim

Indexer Notes

Title from last issue blurb; first line, "From the jungle's darkness into the clearing emerges..."

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

Peter Pupp / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Synopsis While Peter and Tinymite ran to tell...
Genre
humor
Characters
Peter Pupp; Tinymite; Fooy on Yu;

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

The Hawk / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
- - It is morning, as the early mists rise...
Genre
historical
Characters
The Hawk; Jeremy; Ogly; Caprini

[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
My dad knows a man who says he...
Genre
humor
Characters
Bobby

Indexer Notes

1/2 page of "Prize Winners in August-September 1939 Jumbo Comics Gag Contest" appear above "Bobby."

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

Spencer Steel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Dennis Colbrook]
Pencils
Klaus Nordling ?
Inks
Klaus Nordling ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After his suprise elopement, and short honeymoon, Spencer...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Spencer Steel; Nora Steel; "Pixie" Panto; Inga; Phillip Danbury; Nancy Danbury; Count Georgi Puskri; Alonzo Snead

Indexer Notes

Note: "Colebrook" is spelled without the "E". Different style from #10. But it's still a shop job, and you can see some panels done by Tuska...overall feel...Klaus Nordling.

City of Treachery (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Lin Davies
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Letters
Typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ken Hammond; Dick Walsh - the Leopard Man; Nikki-Tikki; Mongga; Kuri

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

Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your daughter a captive in Moki's castle?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Stuart Taylor; Melani; Moki; Dr. Hayward; Laura

Indexer Notes

Hints of George Brenner in the art.

The War of the Green Gas (Table of Contents: 8)

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils
Bob Powell ?
Inks
Vern Henkel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
ZX-5; King Genghis; Major Hastings; General Kutani;

Indexer Notes

Same artwork as in #10 - a mixture: including Bob Powell and perhaps Witmer Williams, Frank Frollo, or Vern Henkel. Caniff swipes.

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

Wilton of the West / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the western hills comes Wilton to...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wilton; Wiley; Snorty

The Death Drum (Table of Contents: 10)

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils
Bob Powell ?
Inks
Vern Henkel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Dayton; Paul Goodshaw; Wini Damien; Ella Fitzhugh; Gene

Indexer Notes

Powell and/or Henkel - I can't tell, but I'm more inclined to think is might not be Powell. Other possibilities: Frollo and/or Zolnerowich.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Early in the year 1838, an elegant carriage...
Genre
historical
Characters
Vampa; Albert de Morcerf; Jocopo; Count of Monte Cristo
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The War of the Emerald Gas
    ZX-5
  2. 1. [Land of Giant Men]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Synopsis While Peter and Tinymite ran to tell..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["- - It is morning, as the early mists rise..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["My dad knows a man who says he..."]
    Bobby
  6. 5. ["After his suprise elopement, and short honeymoon, Spencer..."]
    Spencer Steel
  7. 6. City of Treachery
    Ken Hammond
  8. 7. ["Your daughter a captive in Moki's castle?"]
    Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  9. 8. The War of the Green Gas
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["Out of the western hills comes Wilton to..."]
    Wilton of the West
  11. 10. The Death Drum
    Inspector Dayton
  12. 11. ["Early in the year 1838, an elegant carriage..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
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