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(March 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Every month
On-sale date:
1940-01-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fight Stories, Inc.
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

Issue Notes

Contents of this magazine are copyrighted, 1940, by Fight Stories, Inc.

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 444545.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Cover possibly intended for PLANET COMICS

["Shark clashes with a treacherous band of desperados, in..."] (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; Ford Kennedy (Intro); Matey (Intro); Boss Bullard and his gang (Villains, Intro, Dies)

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer listed script as by Eisner. We can't corraborate.

["Starring Saber, the spy fighter, the mightiest and..."] (Table of Contents)

The Spy Fighter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Saber [Spy Fighter]; A gang of traitors (Villain, Intro)
Synopsis:
Story now set in 1998.

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer assigned script to Eisner. We are unable to corraborate.

The Life of Tony Galento (Table of Contents)

Tony Galento / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; biography; sports
Characters:
Tony Galento

["At his camp in the country, Kayo is..."] (Table of Contents)

Kayo Kirby / comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Chuck Walker]
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kayo Kirby [Red Kirby]; The Kid (Intro); Bendelli (Villain, Intro); Slam Deman (Villain, Intro); Bob Benton (Villain, Intro)

The Case of the Diamond Death: Case 1, File-A: Clue No. 3 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

The Graveyard of Forgotten Ships ["There has been a noticeable shortage of salt..."] (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; Amphibians (Villain, Intro)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

Fight Tips For Beginners (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (2 panels art)
Inks:
? (2 panels art)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports

["'Big Red' is wandering along through the togging (sic) country."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Big Red McLane; Mr. Farr (Intro)
Synopsis:
After stopping a group of thieves Big Red is made Mr. Farr's partner.
Reprints:

["Oran, who won world-wide fame in the ring..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Hugh Bartlett]
Pencils:
August Froehlich?
Inks:
Edd Ashe?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Oran; The Malengas (Villain, Intro); Two crooks (Villain, Intro)

[Come on, ya' big lug, have you forgotten..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Herman Bolstein
Pencils:
John Celardo (signed)
Inks:
John Celardo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rip Regan (the Power-Man) (Intro, Origin); Dr. Austin (Intro); Punchy Bogart (Intro); The Skull (Villain, Intro)

["Okay, Corporal Warren, you can knock off for..."] (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; A mad scientist (Villain, Intro, Death)

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer assigned script to Nordling. We cannot corraborate.

["Look, Sam! I just dug up a fight..."] (Table of Contents)

Slug-Nutty Sam / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab [as Fred Ricks]
Pencils:
Fred Schwab [as Fred Ricks]
Inks:
Fred Schwab [as Fred Ricks]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slug-Nutty Sam [formerly Slap-Happy Sam]

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer assigned script to Schwab. We are unable to corraborate.

["Chip and his Skull Squad have flown to..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Ted Torrence]
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Leo Morey?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Chip Collins; The Japanese (Villains)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Shark clashes with a treacherous band of desperados, in..."]
    Shark Brodie
  3. 2. ["Starring Saber, the spy fighter, the mightiest and..."]
    The Spy Fighter
  4. 3. The Life of Tony Galento
    Tony Galento
  5. 4. ["At his camp in the country, Kayo is..."]
    Kayo Kirby
  6. 5. The Case of the Diamond Death: Case 1, File-A: Clue No. 3
  7. 6. The Graveyard of Forgotten Ships ["There has been a noticeable shortage of salt..."]
    Kinks Mason
  8. 7. Fight Tips For Beginners
  9. 8. ["'Big Red' is wandering along through the togging (sic) country."]
    Big Red McLane
  10. 9. ["Oran, who won world-wide fame in the ring..."]
    Oran of the Jungle
  11. 10. [Come on, ya' big lug, have you forgotten..."]
    Rip Regan the Power-Man
  12. 11. ["Okay, Corporal Warren, you can knock off for..."]
    Strut Warren
  13. 12. ["Look, Sam! I just dug up a fight..."]
    Slug-Nutty Sam
  14. 13. ["Chip and his Skull Squad have flown to..."]
    Chip Collins
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Peter Croome
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.