(June 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale date
1940-04-12
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 451776.


The Lightning Strikes Twice! (Table of Contents)

Lightning / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lightning
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; yachts

Indexer Notes

art is very much in homage to Lou Fine.

[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
Bob, look! Kuba the buffalo is attacking that...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Bob; Memba Sasa; Corporal Rodney Gates; Chim; Sultani Modera

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

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

Script
? [as Golleh]
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Peter Pupp and his new associte, Tinymite, are...
Genre
humor
Characters
Tinymite; Watt A. Dogg

Indexer Notes

Supposedly reprinted from Jumbo Comics #1.

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

The Hawk / comic story / 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
As dawn breaks over the tropical town of...
Genre
historical
Characters
Sagua; Merrystone; Monk; Fluth

Indexer Notes

Much abridged reprints of pages 41-50 of the original Eisner-Iger syndicated strip, reconfigured and reworked to fit the aspect ratio of the comic book page.

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

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Teller Tayles]
Pencils
Charles Wotjkoski
Inks
Charles Wotjkoski
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behind the grey, grim walls of the state...
Genre
superhero
Characters
General Larkin; Sledge

[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
Young man, why do you stare at me?
Genre
humor; children

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

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
Pee Wee Myers won't be at school today...
Genre
humor; children

The Crocodile Death (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Lin Davies
Pencils
Dan Zolerowich
Inks
Dan Zolerowich
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Nikki-Tikki; Pubala

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

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In their time-space ship, Dr. Hayward, Stuart Taylor...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Hayward; Laura; Zingala; King Molat

Indexer Notes

possibly Alex Blum on last page. Who is Courtney Thompson [listed in original index for this story]?

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

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

Script
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils
George Tuska [page 1-3]; Pierce Rice [page 4-8]
Inks
George Tuska [page 1-3]; Pierce Rice [page 4-8]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Disregarding the possibility of a world conflict, and...
Genre
spy
Characters
Josoix; Herr Gottler; Manya

Indexer Notes

page 8 may be by yet another artist.

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

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

Script
? [as Fred Sande]
Pencils
Art Pinajian?; Charles Wotjkoski?
Inks
Art Pinajian?; Charles Wotjkoski?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilton hears the report of a gun. He...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Mr. Prinz

Indexer Notes

Some material "inspired" by Lou Fine.

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

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the grey dawn of the next day...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Mercedes; Albert; Fernand Mondego; Jocopo; Villefort; Danglars; Foché

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

Inspector Dayton / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the depths of China, the small province of...
Genre
spy
Characters
Lo Sing; Wini; Dr. Sung; Mong
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Lightning Strikes Twice!
    Lightning
  2. 1. ["Bob, look! Kuba the buffalo is attacking that..."]
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Peter Pupp and his new associte, Tinymite, are..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["As dawn breaks over the tropical town of..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["Behind the grey, grim walls of the state..."]
    Lightning
  6. 5. ["Young man, why do you stare at me?"]
    Bobby
  7. 6. ["Pee Wee Myers won't be at school today..."]
    Pee Wee
  8. 7. The Crocodile Death
    Ken Hammond
  9. 8. ["In their time-space ship, Dr. Hayward, Stuart Taylor..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  10. 9. ["Disregarding the possibility of a world conflict, and..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  11. 10. ["Wilton hears the report of a gun. He..."]
    Wilton of the West
  12. 11. ["In the grey dawn of the next day..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  13. 12. ["In the depths of China, the small province of..."]
    Inspector Dayton
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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