(September 1940)

Fiction House, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale Date
1940-07-15
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)
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.


Warriors of the Bush (Table of Contents)

Sheena / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell [Sheena figure only]; ?
Inks
Bob Powell [Sheena figure only]; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena
Keywords
gorillas

Indexer Notes

Other than Sheena and the ape, the art here is very crude.

Warriors of the Bush (Table of Contents: 1)

Sheena / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. Morgan Thomas] (credited)
Pencils
Bob Powell (signed as Powell)
Inks
Bob Powell (signed as Powell)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By force and treachery, king Kwaba, ruler of...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheena; Ikwaba; Bob Reynolds; Chim; Rene and Michel (two French soldiers)

Indexer Notes

Title is from the cover.

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

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

Script
? [as Golleh] (credited)
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the last installment, Peter made a new...
Genre
humor
Characters
Tinymite
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signed on the penultimate panel of page 1.

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

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

Script
? [as Willis Rensie] (credited)
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The swashbuckling outlaw of the waves, daring Robin...
Genre
historical
Characters
Caleb; Fluth; Jeremy; Sagua; George Washington

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

Lightning / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Teller Tayles] (credited)
Pencils
Charles Wotjkoski
Inks
shop?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the home of General Larkin, Fred Larkin...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lightning [Fred Larkin]; General Larkin; Frank Larkin; Paul LeRat

Indexer Notes

Suggestions of Witmer Williams and Maurice Gutwirth in places.

Hands of Death (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Tom Alexander] (credited)
Pencils
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
none named

Indexer Notes

Written in the first person.

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

Bobby / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger (signed)
Pencils
S. M. Iger (signed)
Inks
S. M. Iger (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want a cake of soap, please.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby; unnamed storekeeper

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Uncle Otto, your secretary is here.
Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Otto

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stuart Taylor trails the thief of the time...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Hayward; Laura Hayward; Rogro

Indexer Notes

John Celardo is probably involved on some pages.

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

Jumbo Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as I. M. Leffin] (credited)
Pencils
Bob Kane ?
Inks
Bob Kane ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Pokerface-take a letter!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Four unrelated gag panels.

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

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

Script
? [as Major Thorpe] (credited)
Pencils
Ed Smalle ?
Inks
Ed Smalle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
ZX-5 is assigned to apprehend a man known...
Genre
spy
Characters
Manya; The High Lama [ZX-5 in disguise]; Ghoro

Indexer Notes

While not known to have worked at the Iger/Eisner shop, this bears many Ed Smalle traits, possibly with some Charles Sultan input.

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

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

Script
? [as Fred Sande] (credited)
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once again, the redman breaks faith with his...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Hawk; Colonel Sharp; Lieutenant Burke; Snorty

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

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

Script
? [as George Thatcher] (credited)
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Into New York harbor steams the 'Beggars' Yacht...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Boss Goring; Johnny Brown; Wini Damian
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Warriors of the Bush
    Sheena
  2. 1. Warriors of the Bush
    Sheena
  3. 2. ["In the last installment, Peter made a new..."]
    Peter Pupp
  4. 3. ["The swashbuckling outlaw of the waves, daring Robin..."]
    The Hawk
  5. 4. ["In the home of General Larkin, Fred Larkin..."]
    Lightning
  6. 5. Hands of Death
  7. 6. ["I want a cake of soap, please."]
    Bobby
  8. 7. ["Hey, Uncle Otto, your secretary is here."]
    Uncle Otto
  9. 8. ["Stuart Taylor trails the thief of the time..."]
    Stuart Taylor
  10. 9. ["Miss Pokerface-take a letter!"]
    Jumbo Laffs
  11. 10. ["ZX-5 is assigned to apprehend a man known..."]
    ZX-5 Spies In Action
  12. 11. ["Once again, the redman breaks faith with his..."]
    Wilton of the West
  13. 12. ["Into New York harbor steams the 'Beggars' Yacht..."]
    Inspector Dayton
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  • Keith Chandler
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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