(February 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
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

Renegades' Lair (Table of Contents)

Shark Brodie; Kayo Kirby; Chip Collins / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Shark Brodie; Kayo Kirby; Chip Collins

Renegades' Lair ["Shark Brodie meets plenty of trouble on an island..."] (Table of Contents)

Shark Brodie / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
George Tuska [as George Aksut)
Inks:
George Tuska [as George Aksut)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Shark Brodie; Cannin (intro); Cannin's daughter (intro); VILLAINS: Skinny (intro; dies); Skinny's gang (intro; some die)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

The Life Story of Joe Louis (Table of Contents)

Joe Louis / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Joe Louis

Indexer Notes

One quarter of the last page is occupied by a Fiction House ad.

Pedro Montanez (Table of Contents)

The Boxing Hall of Fame / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Topp (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Pedro Montanez

['Starring Saber, the man with the keenest mind..."] (Table of Contents)

The Spy Fighter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner?
Pencils:
Leonard Frank (signed)
Inks:
Leonard Frank (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Saber [Spy Fighter]; VILLAINS: The Antarcticans (intro)

Indexer Notes

A previous indexer listed Eisner as Scripter. We assume they knew something we don't.

["A gang of crooked managers is anxious to get..."] (Table of Contents)

Kayo Kirby / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Chuck Walker]
Pencils:
William Wills (signed)
Inks:
William Wills (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kayo Kirby [Red Kirby]: Willy (intro)

["The News. Another ship sinks in Gulf! Navy sends..."] (Table of Contents)

Kinks Mason / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Steve Broder]
Pencils:
Steve Broder (signed)
Inks:
Steve Broder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Kinks Mason; VILLAINS: The Weed People and their Queen (intro; all die)

["'Big Red' is a loyal lumberjack for the Great..."] (Table of Contents)

Big Red McLane / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Fletcher
Inks:
Henry Fletcher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Big Red McLane; GUEST STAR: Mr. Farlow; VILLAIN: The Red River Lumber Co.
Reprints:

["Oran, who won fame in America as a..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Oran; VILLAINS: Jim Murphy and a gang of crooks (intro for all)

["Terry O'Brian, gang smasher, plays a new role..."] (Table of Contents)

Terry O'Brien Gang Smasher / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Al Tener]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Terry O'Brien (last appearance); K.O. O'Brien (Terry's father; intro); VILLAINS: Jake Kelly (intro); Silk (intro); Killer Casey (intro)

[Corporal! Hey....Corporal Warren!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cpl. Strut Warren; VILLAINS: The Japanese

["Chip Collins and the Skull Squad fly to the..."] (Table of Contents)

Chip Collins / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Chip Collins; VILLAIN: Chung Hang (intro)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Renegades' Lair
    Shark Brodie; Kayo Kirby; Chip Collins
  2. 1. Renegades' Lair ["Shark Brodie meets plenty of trouble on an island..."]
    Shark Brodie
  3. 2. The Life Story of Joe Louis
    Joe Louis
  4. 3. Pedro Montanez
    The Boxing Hall of Fame
  5. 4. ['Starring Saber, the man with the keenest mind..."]
    The Spy Fighter
  6. 5. ["A gang of crooked managers is anxious to get..."]
    Kayo Kirby
  7. 6. ["The News. Another ship sinks in Gulf! Navy sends..."]
    Kinks Mason
  8. 7. ["'Big Red' is a loyal lumberjack for the Great..."]
    Big Red McLane
  9. 8. ["Oran, who won fame in America as a..."]
    Oran of the Jungle
  10. 9. ["Terry O'Brian, gang smasher, plays a new role..."]
    Terry O'Brien Gang Smasher
  11. 10. [Corporal! Hey....Corporal Warren!"]
    Strut Warren
  12. 11. ["Chip Collins and the Skull Squad fly to the..."]
    Chip Collins
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