(February 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale Date
1939-12-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); Will Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 439396.

Buccaneer Vengeance (Table of Contents)

The Hawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
The Hawk
Reprints
Keywords
pirates; sailing ships; swords

The Captive Tigress (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Under a broiling sun, the small village...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Pasha Kamur; Abu Cred; Sheena; Chim; Beda; Bob; Karen

Indexer Notes

story title is from cover

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

Peter Pupp / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Briefer?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A posse searches for Peter and Tinymite after...
Genre
children
Characters
Peter Pupp; Tinymite; Shortbred

Indexer Notes

Briefer's a wild guess, but Hunchback is finished and he was probably doing SOMETHING.

Buccaneer Vengeance (Table of Contents: 3)

The Hawk / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
War brews on Mantilla Isle...in a little...
Genre
historical
Characters
The Hawk; Jeremy; Rocco; Jose Mantilla; Tonda [called Tito later on]; Maria Mantilla; Caleb; Sagua

Indexer Notes

title is from the cover

[While riding the range, Wilton finds an old...] (Table of Contents: 4)

Wilton of the West / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wilton; Snorty; Tokanas

Thunder God (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Lin Davies
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ken Hammond; Dick Walsh, the Leopard Man; Basuta; Nikki-Tikki

Indexer Notes

previous page has "Winners of the October-November '39 Jumbo Comics Contest."

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

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
Inventors of a machine that can transmit a...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Scarpo; Queen Lenore; the devil

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Learning of a revolt in the north, ZX-5...
Genre
spy
Characters
Mr. Heil; Yum Ling [daughter of Genghis Khan]

Indexer Notes

"Powell-Henkel" - same as in #11. Bob Powell and others, possibly Henkel or Frollo.

Terror Grips City As Voters Are Beaten Up (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Pencils
? [shop work]; George Tuska ?; Klaus Nordling ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Joe the Dip; Slugger; Hunky Joe; Mack; Bull Gordon

Indexer Notes

If Dennis Colebrook (or Colbrook) is a real person, there is every reason to believe that he is NOT the person doing this strip at this time. Perhaps some Tuska involvement?

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death visits the Harmon family, and Dayton reports...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sgt. McGee; Igor Brudd; Ronald Harmon; Big Joe

Indexer Notes

Another questionable ID, probably a shop job with traces of others, too. Hames sees definite Powell and possible Beorge Brenner involvement.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One fine morning, the carriage of Madame Villefort....
Genre
historical
Characters
Madame Villefort; Monsieur Villefort; Fouché; Baron Danglars; Haydee [daughter of Ali Pasha]
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Buccaneer Vengeance
    The Hawk
  2. 1. The Captive Tigress
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["A posse searches for Peter and Tinymite after..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. Buccaneer Vengeance
    The Hawk
  5. 4. [While riding the range, Wilton finds an old...]
    Wilton of the West
  6. 5. Thunder God
    Ken Hammond
  7. 6. ["Inventors of a machine that can transmit a..."]
    Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  8. 7. ["Learning of a revolt in the north, ZX-5..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  9. 8. Terror Grips City As Voters Are Beaten Up
    Spencer Steel
  10. 9. ["Death visits the Harmon family, and Dayton reports..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  11. 10. ["One fine morning, the carriage of Madame Villefort...."]
    Count of Monte Cristo
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