(April 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale date
1940-02-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Real Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); William E. 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

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 443884.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lightning / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lightning appears on cover only
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original art credits to Charles Sultan? but Bob Powell comes from ALTER EGO #66 (Mar'07), scan & info supplied by Jonathan C. Jensen thanks to Henry R. Kujawa's report to GCD error list.

The Elephants' Graveyard ["Well, it looks like a pretty heated argument!"] (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
Bob; Chim; Goda

Indexer Notes

title is taken from the cover.

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

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

Script
? [as Golleh]
Pencils
Al Stahl?; Dick Briefer?
Inks
Tex Blaisdell?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Peter and Tinymite seek refuge behind a toadstool...
Genre
humor
Characters
Tinymite; Fooy on Yu

The Siege of Thunder Isle ["Somewhere in the pirate-filled Caribbean, the tiny English-owned..." (Table of Contents: 3)

The Hawk / comic story / 7.8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Governor Chauncey; Caleb; Captain Smollet; Nina; Carlos
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title is taken from the cover. While all other Hawk episodes to date are reprinted from earlier Eisner-Iger syndicated material, this appears to have been done especially for Jumbo Comics and does not appear in the complete "Hawks of the Seas" reprint volume from Kitchen Sink.

Case of the Frightened Killer: Case 2 / File-A / Clue-1 (Table of Contents: 4)

Bulls-Eye Bannon / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Titus; Clarence; Nora; Miss Kane

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

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
Mom do you mind if I don't go...
Genre
humor; children

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

Uncle Otto / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? [as Carl Heck]
Pencils
Will Eisner? [as Carl Heck]
Inks
Will Eisner? [as Carl Heck]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uncle Otto, meet Miss Greta Glammer, your new...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

characters speak for the first time which makes us think that this is probably NOT by Eisner.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spencer Steel and his wife, vacation bound to...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Nora Steel; Charles Korda; Jock Macduff; McCarthy

Indexer Notes

Shop - Hames sees Powell on females. An interesting artist, Nordling is just a guess. Has a Jack Hearne feel, but probablly too early.

Dark Mountain Magic (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
? [as Art Hunt]
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Dick Walsh; Nandi; Nikki-Tikki; Pubala

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

Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils
Lou Fine (pages 1-5); Charles J. Mazoujian (pages 6-9)
Inks
Lou Fine (pages 1-5); Charles J. Mazoujian (pages 6-9)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks to you, Stuart, we've been able to...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rufus (introduction, death); Commander Ronald; Dr. Hayward

Indexer Notes

Possible involvement by Witmer Williams?

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

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils
Vern Henkel ? (pages 1-5); George Tuska (pages 6-9)
Inks
Vern Henkel ? (pages 1-5); George Tuska (pages 6-9)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
ZX-5 and his fiancee, Manya Massal have been...
Genre
spy
Characters
Manya Massal; Baron Felix Orga; Yum Ling; Sin Fu; Lan Tsu; Karol Attra

Indexer Notes

Or possibly Powell [or "Powell-Henkel"] in the beginning or Frank Frollo or a weak Astarita.

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

Wilton of the West / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Fred Sande]
Pencils
Lou Fine (pages 1-3); Frank Frollo ? (page 4); Charles Wojtkoski (pages 5, 6)
Inks
Lou Fine (pages 1-3); Frank Frollo ? (page 4); Charles Wojtkoski (pages 5, 6)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Down a dusty road, silhouetted against the setting...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Snorty; Crimson Rider

Indexer Notes

Lee seems pretty certain of his IDs, so I went with them. Fine looks okay to me in the beginning. I wouldn't know CW at this stage. Hames also sees Frollo on one page?

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

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sung, what are you doing in America? Why...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sung Sin; Wang; Anderson Case; Commissioner Conroy; Patch

Indexer Notes

art changes after 4 pages, from okay to poor. Possibly Art Peddy in the begining??? Comparing Powell art on "Sheena" makes it unlikely that he is here UNLESS this is reprinted from much earlier material.

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

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I knew you were Edmond Dantes as soon...
Genre
historical
Characters
Mercedes; Fernand Mondego
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lightning
  2. 1. The Elephants' Graveyard ["Well, it looks like a pretty heated argument!"]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Peter and Tinymite seek refuge behind a toadstool..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. The Siege of Thunder Isle ["Somewhere in the pirate-filled Caribbean, the tiny English-owned..."
    The Hawk
  5. 4. Case of the Frightened Killer: Case 2 / File-A / Clue-1
    Bulls-Eye Bannon
  6. 5. ["Mom do you mind if I don't go..."]
    Bobby
  7. 6. ["Uncle Otto, meet Miss Greta Glammer, your new..."]
    Uncle Otto
  8. 7. ["Spencer Steel and his wife, vacation bound to..."]
    Spencer Steel
  9. 8. Dark Mountain Magic
    Ken Hammond
  10. 9. ["Thanks to you, Stuart, we've been able to..."]
    Stuart Taylor in Weird Stories of the Supernatural
  11. 10. ["ZX-5 and his fiancee, Manya Massal have been..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  12. 11. ["Down a dusty road, silhouetted against the setting..."]
    Wilton of the West
  13. 12. ["Sung, what are you doing in America? Why..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  14. 13. ["I knew you were Edmond Dantes as soon..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky