(May 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale date
1940-03-12
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)
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 448449.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Bob
Keywords
lions

[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
Good bye, Kakomongo! Perhaps we shall meet again.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Friar Ivan; Bob; Chim; Kala; Grodo; Kidi

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Synopsis: Pouring glue over the floor of the...
Genre
humor
Characters
Fooy On Yu; Shortbred; Ah Choo

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After many thrilling adventures, Captain Clogg's treasure was...
Genre
historical
Characters
Jeremy Clogg; Maria Mantilla [revealed as Princess Dolora Cordova]; Master Chaldeigh;
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 1-4 are a reconfigured reprint of original pages 121-123 of the syndicated Eisner-Iger strip. Pages 5-8 appear to be new material done for this issue of Jumbo Comics.

The Strange Case of Ezra Ark: Case 3: File 1: Clue 1 (Table of Contents: 4)

Bullseye Bannon / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
A. Williams; Ezra Ark

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

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Teller Tales]
Pencils
Charles Wotjkoski
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich?; Charles Wotjkoski?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a little island in the harbor of...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lightning (first appearance; Fred Larkin); Gen. Morgan Larkin (his father); Dr. Evil (first appearance; Dr. Live)

Indexer Notes

Hames sees signs of Al Bryant inks, but I think it's more like Frank Frollo.

Mountain of Gold (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Lin Davies
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Pubala; Nikki-Tikki; Kinat;

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

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils
Charles Mazoujian
Inks
Charles Mazoujian
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With their time helmets, Dr. Hayward and Stuart...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Hayward; Laura; Bick Zingala

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

ZX-5 Spies In Action / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Frank Frollo?; George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
His country threatened by invasion, ZX-5, disguised as...
Genre
spy
Characters
Paro Zuba; Josoix; Manya

Indexer Notes

Different inker on the first part of the strip.

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

Wilton of the West / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Fred Sande]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The ghost of moose ridge gives Wiley and...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Snorty; Ghost of Don Alfredo; Crimson Rider

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

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You see, Mondego, I knew you would not...
Genre
historical
Characters
Mondego

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

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
Haw haw! Boy, those are some whoppers you...
Genre
humor; children

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is only one solution to most of...
Genre
humor

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

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

Script
? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
?; George Tuska?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A mysterious girl was found clawed to death...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sid Showem; Ann Segal; Miranda Arlo; Reginald Arlo; Conrad Corey;
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sheena
  2. 1. ["Good bye, Kakomongo! Perhaps we shall meet again."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Synopsis: Pouring glue over the floor of the..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["After many thrilling adventures, Captain Clogg's treasure was..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. The Strange Case of Ezra Ark: Case 3: File 1: Clue 1
    Bullseye Bannon
  6. 5. ["On a little island in the harbor of..."]
    Lightning
  7. 6. Mountain of Gold
    Ken Hammond
  8. 7. ["With their time helmets, Dr. Hayward and Stuart..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  9. 8. ["His country threatened by invasion, ZX-5, disguised as..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["The ghost of moose ridge gives Wiley and..."]
    Wilton of the West
  11. 10. ["You see, Mondego, I knew you would not..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  12. 11. ["Haw haw! Boy, those are some whoppers you..."]
    Bobby
  13. 12. ["There is only one solution to most of..."]
    Uncle Otto
  14. 13. ["A mysterious girl was found clawed to death..."]
    Inspector Dayton
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky