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Issue Details

Issue #21
Published November 1940
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 68
Editing Malcolm Reiss (Editor); William E. Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)

Cover Details - "Prey of the Giant Vultures"

Genre jungle
Pencils Dan Zolnerowich
Inks Dan Zolnerowich

10 page Sheena story Prey of the Giant Vultures ["In the territory just north of Mount Kenya..."]

Characters Bob; Kishni; Professor Pete Woods; Chief M'Rugu; Chim; N'Gagi
Genre jungle
Script ? [as W. Morgan Thomas]
Pencils Bob Powell
Inks Bob Powell

3 page Peter Pupp story "Peter and Tinymite are helping an old scientist..."

Characters Tinymite; Zula; Professor Botts; Budah
Genre humor
Script ? [as Golleh]
Pencils Bob Kane
Inks Bob Kane
Reprinted from Jumbo Comics (Fiction House, 1938 series) #4

7 page The Hawk story "Down the waterfront stroll the Hawk, Jeremy, and..."

Characters Jeremy; Fluth; Black Andrew Dirk
Genre period
Script ? [as Willis Rensie]
Pencils Will Eisner
Inks Will Eisner; shop
Notes This is the beginning of the "mock-Eisner" period of The Hawk. From here on, all of the "Eisner" touches are actually swipes or stats from earlier episodes used by Iger to maintain the Eisner "look and feel" since Eisner had moved on to The Spirit and Quality Comics. The "inker" could be Webb or Heames or just about anyone at the Iger Shop.
Reprinted any art attributed to Will Eisner in this story is reprinted, although used in a new context.

8 page Lightning story "At the order of a great European dictator, ..."

Characters General Von Gore; General Larkin; President Varla; Rorez Varla; Miguel Guardia
Genre super hero
Script ? [as Teller Tayles]
Pencils Charles Wotjkoski
Inks Art Pinajian?; Maurice Gutwirth?

2 page text story "Jungle Pup"

Characters Dirk Hardy; Bonbo-bongo
Genre jungle
Letters Typeset

1 page Bobby filler "I'm sick of seeing that guy Bobby around..."

Genre humor
Script S. M. Iger
Pencils S. M. Iger
Inks S. M. Iger
Reprinted from Jumbo Comics (Fiction House, 1938 series) #6

1 page Uncle Otto filler "[wordless pantomime strip]; A Bone of Contention"

Genre gags
Script Will Eisner [as Heck]
Pencils Will Eisner [as Heck]
Inks Will Eisner [as Heck]
Notes Two strips on one page, one wordless, one titled.

8 page Stuart Taylor story "In an effort to help the victims of..."

Characters Dr. Hayward; Laura; Tsing; Sun Chu
Genre science fiction
Script ? [as Curt Davis]
Pencils Frank Frollo?

2 page Nick and Nack filler "Come on drop 'em sigars, and fight like..."

Characters Riley; Mr. Hasbeen
Genre humor
Script George Hamilton [as Geo. Hamilton]
Pencils George Hamilton [as Geo. Hamilton]
Inks George Hamilton [as Geo. Hamilton]
Notes This is a very Jacquet-like strip and seems quite out of place at Fiction House.

8 page ZX-5 Spies In Action story "During the silence of night, ominous shadows of..."

Genre spy
Script ? [as Major Thorpe]
Notes Shop work, possibly some Charles Sultan, George Appel, or Jack Alderman involvement.

8 page Wilton of the West story "Trapped by a band of cattle rustlers, Wiley..."

Characters Snorty; General Montcalm; Slim; Lucas
Genre western
Script ? [as George Sande]
Pencils Charles Sultan
Inks Charles Sultan
Notes house by-line is now "George" instead of "Fred" Sande.

5 page Inspector Dayton story "The fifthe column! A group of saboteurs, spies..."

Characters Bruno Kuhnk; Spike; Clancy
Genre spy
Script ? [as George Thatcher]
Pencils Arthur Peddy
Inks Arthur Peddy