(March 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Every month
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.


[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 / filler / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
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)

filler / 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 / filler / 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:
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.