(April 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); William E. Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Monster of Madness (Table of Contents)

Rip Regan the Power-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Death Rides High ["Chip remembered that he left some of his..."] (Table of Contents)

Chip Collins / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ted Torrence]
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas?
Inks:
Charles Nicholas?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
A band of invaders (villains, introductions, deaths)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb. HW offers another possibility for the art as Frank Frollo?.

["When Shark Brodie looks for action, he's sure..."] (Table of Contents)

Shark Brodie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as George Aksut]
Pencils:
Al Bryant?
Inks:
Al Bryant?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Nazis (villains)

["Starring Saber, the mighty man with the piercing..."] (Table of Contents)

The Spy Fighter / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Frank
Inks:
Leonard Frank
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dictator of Krieglandia (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story now set in 2041

The Life Story of Joe Gans (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Bryant?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

["Warm tropic breezes lure Kinks south to palm-fringed..."] (Table of Contents)

Kinks Mason / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Steve Broder]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Witmer Williams?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red McGill (villain, introduction)

["I guess I'll have to give my readers..."] (Table of Contents)

Keeping Fit / text article / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as The Trainer]
Pencils:
Al Bryant (signed)
Inks:
Al Bryant (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

One third of the second page is taken up with an Ownership Statement. One illustration is initialled "AB".

["A strange fish is caught in the nets..."] (Table of Contents)

Oran of the Jungle / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Hugh Bartlett]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zarita (villain, introduction, death)

Monster of Madness ["Deep in the hidden heart of the south..."] (Table of Contents)

Rip Regan the Power-Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Herman Bolstein?
Pencils:
Witmer Williams
Inks:
Witmer Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
A mad scientist (villain, introduction); a giant (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb. A previous indexer assigned the script to Bolstein? and we cannot confirm nor deny.

["Strut's ship, which has been cruising in far..."] (Table of Contents)

Strut Warren / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ed Norris]
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling?
Inks:
Seymour Reit?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Japanese spies (villains, introductions)

["Dawn... the city dozes in peaceful quiet. Suddenly..."] (Table of Contents)

Spencer Steel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Boss (villain, introduction); Petey (villain, introduction); Joe (villain, introduction)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

["Kayo and Mary, out for an aimless stroll..."] (Table of Contents)

Kayo Kirby / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Chuck Walker]
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall; Maxwell Elkan?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Karne (villain, introduction); Tuffy (villain, introduction); the Big Boss (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introductions)

["Three months without a fight.. If the phone..."] (Table of Contents)

Slug-Nutty Sam / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Fist E. Cuffs]
Pencils:
Seymour Reit
Inks:
Seymour Reit
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["In the northernmost outpost of Alaska, Frosty North..."] (Table of Contents)

Frosty North / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Franchot Renaud]
Pencils:
George Appel
Inks:
George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Joe (villain, introduction); X-7 (a female spy, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Monster of Madness
    Rip Regan the Power-Man
  2. 1. Death Rides High ["Chip remembered that he left some of his..."]
    Chip Collins
  3. 2. ["When Shark Brodie looks for action, he's sure..."]
    Shark Brodie
  4. 3. ["Starring Saber, the mighty man with the piercing..."]
    The Spy Fighter
  5. 4. The Life Story of Joe Gans
  6. 5. ["Warm tropic breezes lure Kinks south to palm-fringed..."]
    Kinks Mason
  7. 6. ["I guess I'll have to give my readers..."]
    Keeping Fit
  8. 7. ["A strange fish is caught in the nets..."]
    Oran of the Jungle
  9. 8. Monster of Madness ["Deep in the hidden heart of the south..."]
    Rip Regan the Power-Man
  10. 9. ["Strut's ship, which has been cruising in far..."]
    Strut Warren
  11. 10. ["Dawn... the city dozes in peaceful quiet. Suddenly..."]
    Spencer Steel
  12. 11. ["Kayo and Mary, out for an aimless stroll..."]
    Kayo Kirby
  13. 12. ["Three months without a fight.. If the phone..."]
    Slug-Nutty Sam
  14. 13. ["In the northernmost outpost of Alaska, Frosty North..."]
    Frosty North
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