(July 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale date
1940-05-13
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

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


Cannibal Fury (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Powell (on Sheena); Will Eisner
Inks
Bob Powell (on Sheena); Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; The Lightning; The Hawk; Stuart Taylor; ZX-5
Keywords
African natives

Cannibal Fury (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
A Masai runner, carrying a note on the...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ali Rash (introduction, villain, death); Karen; Pasha Kamur; N'Gagi (introduction, a gorilla); Kirk Dunston; Sybil Dunston (his sister)

Indexer Notes

Story title is taken from cover.

[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 pal Tinymite are shot...
Genre
humor
Characters
Tinymite
Reprints
  • from Jumbo Comics (Fiction House, 1938 series) #1 or #2?

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

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Wotjkoski
Inks
Charles Wotjkoski
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A powerful foreign power engages a ruthless gang...
Genre
superhero
Characters
General Larkin; Joe (a saboteur); Rattler (his boss)

[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 grandpa, who is 99 years, gives me...
Genre
humor; children

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

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
No Smoking
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a more decorative style than usual for Eisner.

The Ape-Master (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Lin Davies
Pencils
Art Saaf ?
Inks
Art Saaf ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Nikki-Tikki; Pubala; Dr. Filipe Silvera

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

Stuart Taylor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A quiet evening at home begins the long-sought...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Hayward; Laura; Alexander the Great

Indexer Notes

Cardy ID is from HS original Index. If so, and I have no reason to doubt it, the first two pages are by a different artist. Henry suggests a resemblance to Edd Cartier.

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

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

Script
? [as Major Thorpe]
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
ZX-5 is present at Army Air Force headquarters.
Genre
spy
Characters
Arnold Crews; Manya; Erich; Edgar Harmon; Steve Clark; A. Himmled

Indexer Notes

Sultan from original HS Index and Hames and I agree. Lee suggests Mazoujian again and I don't see the connection with previous attributions. Henry's current guess is early Nick Cardy.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Across the Arizona desert, under a blazing sun...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Snorty; Crimson Rider; city of tiny people

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Wojikowski
Inks
Wojikowski
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The crime smashing inspector foils the mechanical slave...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Wini; Bob (a scientist); Mecho (a robot)

Indexer Notes

Henry, Lee, and indexer all have unknown. Hames says Wojtkoski and shop. Last page is by a different artist.

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

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
Villefort and Danglars have shot each other, after...
Genre
historical
Characters
Villefort; Count Danglars; Fouche; Mercedes; Jocopo; Haydee
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Final episode.

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

The Hawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Willis B. Resnie]
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich ?; Charles Mazoujian ?; ?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich ?; Charles Mazoujian ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you make of her, Caleb?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Caleb; Captain Cortez; Maria; Nina Olez; Chauncy; Philip

Indexer Notes

A shop art job, with primary work by Zolnerowich. Signs of Mazoujian and others.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cannibal Fury
    Sheena
  2. 1. Cannibal Fury
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["Peter Pupp and his pal Tinymite are shot..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["A powerful foreign power engages a ruthless gang..."]
    Lightning
  5. 4. ["My grandpa, who is 99 years, gives me..."]
    Bobby
  6. 5. ["No Smoking"]
    Uncle Otto
  7. 6. The Ape-Master
    Ken Hammond
  8. 7. ["A quiet evening at home begins the long-sought..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  9. 8. ["ZX-5 is present at Army Air Force headquarters."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  10. 9. ["Across the Arizona desert, under a blazing sun..."]
    Wilton of the West
  11. 10. ["The crime smashing inspector foils the mechanical slave..."]
    Inspector Dayton
  12. 11. ["Villefort and Danglars have shot each other, after..."]
    Count of Monte Cristo
  13. 12. ["What do you make of her, Caleb?"]
    The Hawk
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Len Wolinsky