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I am 58 years old, semi retired and have just completed a history of Fiction House Publishing from 1921-1954. To my knowledge there has never been a single comprehensive history written about this major Golden Age publisher. I have recently found a publisher and am ready to get the thing out there.

 

The book features an introduction by Hames Ware (co-editor of the four volume Who's Who Of American Comics) and original scans of Mort Meskin's work on the first two Sheena appearances in Jumbo Comics,which I have gotten permission to use. Also included in the book are many never before published memos from the Fiction House office that provide a real look at the internal workings of the company. I've also gotten a great deal of help from David Saunders and Trina Robbins to produce what I hope is the most comprehensive look at Fiction House that has been written. The greatest reward for working on this project is the fact that I've gotten to know some pretty great people.

 

In order for images to work properly in book form they need to be 300 dpi resolution or higher. I am looking for anyone who would be willing to send me some Fiction House scans at higher resolutions? I would make absolutely sure that you are credited in the book and also that you get a copy. I would be more than happy to provide you with a list of the specific pages I used in the book, or if it is easier you can just sand me any higher resolution scans that you may have and I will incorporate those into the book. Anything you could provide would be a huge help!

 

If you are interested please reply to this post or directly to me at my email address

 

 

 

Have a great day!

 

 

sholmes202@gmail.com

 

 

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I am 58 years old, semi retired and have just completed a history of Fiction House Publishing from 1921-1954. To my knowledge there has never been a single comprehensive history written about this major Golden Age publisher. I have recently found a publisher and am ready to get the thing out there.

 

The book features an introduction by Hames Ware (co-editor of the four volume Who's Who Of American Comics) and original scans of Mort Meskin's work on the first two Sheena appearances in Jumbo Comics,which I have gotten permission to use. Also included in the book are many never before published memos from the Fiction House office that provide a real look at the internal workings of the company. I've also gotten a great deal of help from David Saunders and Trina Robbins to produce what I hope is the most comprehensive look at Fiction House that has been written. The greatest reward for working on this project is the fact that I've gotten to know some pretty great people.

 

In order for images to work properly in book form they need to be 300 dpi resolution or higher. I am looking for anyone who would be willing to send me some Fiction House scans at higher resolutions? I would make absolutely sure that you are credited in the book and also that you get a copy. I would be more than happy to provide you with a list of the specific pages I used in the book, or if it is easier you can just sand me any higher resolution scans that you may have and I will incorporate those into the book. Anything you could provide would be a huge help!

 

If you are interested please reply to this post or directly to me at my email address

 

 

 

Have a great day!

 

 

sholmes202@gmail.com

 

 

Do you care about the condition of the comics? I have a couple that haven't been CGC'd yet, but they are in VG or lower condition. I can send you scans up to 2400 dpi (those are HUGE though :eek: )

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Condition is no problem. That would be absolutely fantastic! Thanks so much!

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This typically works much better if you provide a list. You wrote the book you ought to know what you'd like to have ...

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I can certainly do that! Thanks for the suggestion!

 

Holmes

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Here is a list of some of the pages I am looking for (Thanks Scrooge!!). I will be posting up the balance shortly. In addition ANY cover scans would be very much appreciated. I got a note from the publisher and he would like to do a large cover gallery as well as print a few full stories.

 

I'd like to stress that ANY FH image in high resolution would be a huge help!

 

Once again, thanks in advance for any help anyone may provide!

 

Holmes

 

Fight Comics #1 - cover

Fight Comics #1 - Page 17

Fight Comics #19 - Page 53

Fight Comics #20 - Page 7

Fight Comics #22 - Page 55

Fight Comics #30 - Page 13

Fight Comics #45 - Page 5

Fight Comics #45 – Cover

Fight Comics #52 - Page 30 - RECEIVED

Fight Comics #56 – Cover

Fight Comics #63 - Page 46

Fight Comics #80 – Page 4

Ghost Comics #7 - Page 6

Ghost Comics #8 - Page 17

Jumbo Comics #11 - Page 9

Jumbo Comics #19 - Page 13

Jumbo Comics #2 - Page 16

Jumbo Comics #20 - Page 44

Jumbo Comics #21 - Page 24

Jumbo Comics #21 - Page 44

Jumbo Comics #21 - Page 58

Jumbo Comics #27 - Page 1

Jumbo Comics #28 Cover

Jumbo Comics #29 - Page 7

Jumbo Comics #30 Cover

Jumbo Comics #42 - Page 15

Jumbo Comics #5 - Page 31

Jumbo Comics #51 - Page 31

Jumbo Comics #6 - Page 23

Jumbo Comics #68 - Page 26

Jumbo Comics #8 - Page 26

Jungle Comics #1 - Page 61

Jungle Comics #113 - Page 20

Jungle Comics #115 - Page 13

Jungle Comics #21 - Page 12

Jungle Comics #22 - Page 47

Jungle Comics #3 - Page 60

Jungle Comics #31 - Page 35

Jungle Comics #39 - Page 50

Jungle Comics #45 - Page 52

Jungle Comics #5 - Page 41

Jungle Comics #51 – Cover

Jungle Comics #69 - Page 18

Jungle Comics #74 - Page 17

Jungle Comics Cover #18

 

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Planet Comics Cover #7 - Page 2

Planet Comics #1 - Page 33

Planet Comics #10 - Page 24

Planet Comics #10 - Page 36

Planet Comics #12 - Page 45

Planet Comics #14 - Page 24

Planet Comics #17 - Page 49

Planet Comics #17 Cover

Planet Comics #19 - Page 68

Planet Comics #27 - Page 35

Planet Comics #30 - Page 26

Planet Comics #30 - Page 32

Planet Comics #31 - Page 36

Planet Comics #32 - Page 36

Planet Comics #37 - Page 37

Planet Comics #47 - Page 36

Planet Comics #54 - Page 15

Planet Comics #63 - Page 16

Planet Comics #8 Cover- Page 1

Planet Comics #8 - Page 46

Planet Comics #8 - Page 56

Ranger Comics #11 - Page 29

Ranger Comics #16 - Page 1

Ranger Comics #16 - Page 11

Ranger Comics #2 - Page 53

Ranger Comics #23 - Page 27

Ranger Comics #29 - Page 34

Ranger Comics #3 - Page 31

Ranger Comics #31 - Page 16

Ranger Comics #31 – Cover

Ranger Comics #33 - Page 37

Ranger Comics #36 - Page 13

Ranger Comics #36 - Page 13

Ranger Comics #39 - Page 46

Ranger Comics #39 – Cover

Ranger Comics #47 - Page 16

Ranger Comics #60 - Page 7

Ranger Comics #68 - Page 14

Ranger Comics #9 - Page 15

Rangers Ranger Comics #44

Wings Comics #1 - Page 54

Wings Comics #100 - Page 30

Wings Comics #116 - Page 7

Wings Comics #117 - Page 26

Wings Comics #20 - Page 36

Wings Comics #3 - Page 3 - RECEIVED

Wings Comics #39- Page 35

Wings Comics #46 - Page 50

Wings Comics #66 - Page 15

Wings Comics #67 - Page 28

Wings Comics #68 - Page 42

Wings Comics Cover #87

 

 

 

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Fight Comics #1 - Page 34

Fight Comics #1 - Page 56

Fight Comics #12 - Cover

Fight Comics #19 - Page 29

Fight Comics #2 - Page 26

Fight Comics #20 - Page 13

Fight Comics #21 - Page 38

Fight Comics #34 - Page 44

Fight Comics #36 - Page 41

Fight Comics #4 – Cover

Fight Comics #41 - Page 25

Fight Comics #47 - Cover

Fight Comics #81 - Page 15

Fight Comics #9 – Page 58

Ghost Comics #8 – Cover

Jumbo Comics #13 – Cover

Jumbo Comics #157 - Page 30

Jumbo Comics #28 - Page 47

Jumbo Comics #36 - Page 20

Jumbo Comics #41 - Page 44

Jumbo Comics #44 - Page 38

Jumbo Comics #57 - Page 17

Jumbo Comics #6 - Page 22

Jumbo Comics #6 - Page 26

Jumbo Comics #74 - Page 21

Jumbo Comics #74 - Page 26

Jungle Comics #1 – Cover

Jungle Comics #10 - Page 56

Jungle Comics #100 - Page 42

Jungle Comics #118 - Page 21

Jungle Comics #118 - Page 42

Jungle Comics #133 – Cover

Jungle Comics #154 – Cover

Jungle Comics #2 - Page 21

Jungle Comics #2 - Page 4

Jungle Comics #30 - Page 3

Jungle Comics #40 - Page 50

Jungle Comics #43 – Cover

Jungle Comics #56 - Page 21

Jungle Comics #56 - Page 44

Jungle Comics #82 - Page 42

Planet Comics #1 - Page 18

Planet Comics #10 - Page 43

Planet Comics #12 - Page 17

Planet Comics #13 - Page 38

Planet Comics #19 - Page 15

Planet Comics #35 – Cover

Planet Comics #41 - Page 33

Planet Comics #44 - Page 44

Planet Comics #47 - Page 5

Planet Comics #53 - Page 37

Planet Comics #59 - Page 19

Planet Comics #9 - Page 17

Ranger Comics #14 - Page 34

Ranger Comics #28 - Page 40

Ranger Comics #3 - Page 28

Ranger Comics #33 - Page 19

Ranger Comics #4 - Page 53

Ranger Comics #5 - Page 39

Rangers Comics #5 - Page 3

Wings Comics #102 - Page 29

Wings Comics #120 - Page 20

Wings Comics #122 - Page 30

Wings Comics #22 - Page 3

Wings Comics #36 - Page 3

Wings Comics #41 - Page 51

Wings Comics #44 - Page 3

Wings Comics #45 - Page 28

Wings Comics #45 - Page 33

Wings Comics #48 - Page 34

Wings Comics #50 - Page 39

Wings Comics #58 - Page 21

Wings Comics #66 - Page 37

Wings Comics #66 - Page 9

Wings Comics #9 - Page 19

 

Thanks!

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Please let me know where I can find the book once its published, I will probably purchase a copy.

 

Cheers

 

Jason

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Is this the type of thing your looking for?

 

<a  href=https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8456775734_8405f455f2_z.jpg' alt='8456775734_8405f455f2_z.jpg'>IMG FIGHT COMICS #45

 

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Here is a list of some of the pages I am looking for (Thanks Scrooge!!). I will be posting up the balance shortly. In addition ANY cover scans would be very much appreciated. I got a note from the publisher and he would like to do a large cover gallery as well as print a few full stories.

 

I'd like to stress that ANY FH image in high resolution would be a huge help!

 

Once again, thanks in advance for any help anyone may provide!

 

Holmes

 

Fight Comics #1 - cover

Fight Comics #1 - Page 17

Fight Comics #19 - Page 53

Fight Comics #20 - Page 7

Fight Comics #22 - Page 55

Fight Comics #30 - Page 13

Fight Comics #45 - Page 5

Fight Comics #45 Cover

Fight Comics #52 - Page 30

Fight Comics #56 Cover

Fight Comics #63 - Page 46

Fight Comics #80 Page 4

Ghost Comics #7 - Page 6

Ghost Comics #8 - Page 17

Jumbo Comics #11 - Page 9

Jumbo Comics #19 - Page 13

Jumbo Comics #2 - Page 16

Jumbo Comics #20 - Page 44

Jumbo Comics #21 - Page 24

Jumbo Comics #21 - Page 44

Jumbo Comics #21 - Page 58

Jumbo Comics #27 - Page 1

Jumbo Comics #28 Cover

Jumbo Comics #29 - Page 7

Jumbo Comics #30 Cover

Jumbo Comics #42 - Page 15

Jumbo Comics #5 - Page 31

Jumbo Comics #51 - Page 31

Jumbo Comics #6 - Page 23

Jumbo Comics #68 - Page 26

Jumbo Comics #8 - Page 26

Jungle Comics #1 - Page 61

Jungle Comics #113 - Page 20

Jungle Comics #115 - Page 13

Jungle Comics #21 - Page 12

Jungle Comics #22 - Page 47

Jungle Comics #3 - Page 60

Jungle Comics #31 - Page 35

Jungle Comics #39 - Page 50

Jungle Comics #45 - Page 52

Jungle Comics #5 - Page 41

Jungle Comics #51 Cover

Jungle Comics #69 - Page 18

Jungle Comics #74 - Page 17

Jungle Comics Cover #18

 

D84 had a copy of Fight #52 up for sale yesterday on the board. If you send him a PM, maybe he could scan that page you need. I would act quick, before he sends the book out to the lucky guy that bought it.

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Planet Comics #1 - Page 18

Planet Comics #10 - Page 43

Planet Comics #12 - Page 17

Planet Comics #13 - Page 38

Planet Comics #19 - Page 15

Planet Comics #35 – Cover

Planet Comics #41 - Page 33

Planet Comics #44 - Page 44

Planet Comics #47 - Page 5

Planet Comics #53 - Page 37

Planet Comics #59 - Page 19

Planet Comics #9 - Page 17

 

Have you or have you considered reaching out to P.S. Artbook for the scans of the Planets? After all they must all of those in Hi Res as part of their Planet Hard Cover reprint series. Hopefully they can help you and your publisher out.

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Planet Comics #1 - Page 18

Planet Comics #10 - Page 43

Planet Comics #12 - Page 17

Planet Comics #13 - Page 38

Planet Comics #19 - Page 15

Planet Comics #35 – Cover

Planet Comics #41 - Page 33

Planet Comics #44 - Page 44

Planet Comics #47 - Page 5

Planet Comics #53 - Page 37

Planet Comics #59 - Page 19

Planet Comics #9 - Page 17

 

Have you or have you considered reaching out to P.S. Artbook for the scans of the Planets? After all they must all of those in Hi Res as part of their Planet Hard Cover reprint series. Hopefully they can help you and your publisher out.

 

That's a great idea. I'll approach them as well!

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Condition is no problem. That would be absolutely fantastic! Thanks so much!

 

Check your gmail. If this works for you I have a few others on that list...

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Any interest in foreign editions? I have some Australian Planets and Jumbos.

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Any interest in foreign editions? I have some Australian Planets and Jumbos.

 

Sure!! I think those would be wonderful! A way to show the popularity of FH.

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One of the posters very kindly asked me what I was covering in my book. I think that since I have asked for help that it is only fair to the TOC.

 

1 – Acknowledgments

 

2 – Introduction by Hames Ware

 

3 – The Secret Origin of Fiction House – Foreword

 

4 – Chapter 1 – Bearcat and Friends (The Pulp Years)

 

5 – Chapter 2 – All In Color For A Dime (Well Almost Anyway!) (Getting into the comics)

 

6 – Chapter 3 - The Big Six (and non big six titles)

 

7 – Chapter 4 – There is Nothin' Like A Dame – The Women of Fiction House (Fictional and non fictional)

 

8 – Chapter 5 – From Hartford to DC – The Demise of Fiction House

 

9 – Chapter 6 – From Albright to Zolnerowich – The Fiction House Creators

 

Bibliography and Sources

 

 

Fiction House – From Pulp to Panels

 

Mitch Maglio

 

 

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Very cool project! I'll be very interested to read the book. Best of luck. (thumbs u

 

I should be able to field at least a couple of these page scans. Will need a bit of time but will look into it and let you know.

 

 

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