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(April 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1940-02-14
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

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 443883.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rip Regan

["Shark meets a strange opponent on the far-off..."] (Table of Contents)

Shark Brodie / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Shark Brodie; Stubby (Intro); Fritz (Intro); Blackie and his gang (Villain, Intro)

["Kinks and friends are cruising about on a..."] (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; Sneely (Villain, Intro)

["Starring Saber, the mightiest and most intelligent man..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Saber [Spy Fighter]; A group of spies (Villain, Intro, Death)

["Haw! This guy that you're fighting tonight is..."] (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

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer assigned script also to Schwab. We cannot corraborate.

["Chip and his brave Skull Squad fight their way out..."] (Table of Contents)

Chip Collins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Chip Collins; Wang Chi (Villain, Intro, Death); Chin Lo and his daughter (Intro)

["I'll get behind this market racket if it's..."] (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; Big John (Intro, Death); Racketeers (Villain, Intro)

Indexer Notes

Signs of Sid Greene in the inks seen by all three indexers. Could be coincidence, but seems consistent in early Celardo stories.

["In this article we give the novice champ..."] (Table of Contents)

Keeping Fit / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports

["'Big Red,' as Tom Farr's new partner, has discovered..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Fletcher Hanks [as Charles Netcher] (signed)
Pencils:
Fletcher Hanks [as Charles Netcher] (signed)
Inks:
Fletcher Hanks [as Charles Netcher] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fletcher Hanks

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Big Red McLane; Tom Farr
Synopsis:
Big Red stops a group of lumber raiders who turn out to be wanted murderers.
Reprints:

["The kid is great, Mary! A mere youngster..."] (Table of Contents)

Kayo Kirby / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kayo Kirby; The Kid (Guest-Star); Sidney Snowden (Villain, Intro); Buck (Villain, Intro); assorted gangsters (Villain, Intro)

The True Life Story of Tony Canzoneri (Table of Contents)

Tony Canzoneri / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Tony Canzoneri

Case 2: File-A: Clue-3 (Table of Contents)

The Case of the Frightened Killer / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime

["Born to defend himself in the dark continent..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Hugh Bartlett]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska?; Art Saaf?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Oran; The Champ (Villain, Intro); Boss Murphy (Villain, Intro); Mike (Villain, Intro, Death)

["Returning to the marine barracks from an evening..."] (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; Karawai (Villain, Intro)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rip Regan the Power-Man
  2. 1. ["Shark meets a strange opponent on the far-off..."]
    Shark Brodie
  3. 2. ["Kinks and friends are cruising about on a..."]
    Kinks Mason
  4. 3. ["Starring Saber, the mightiest and most intelligent man..."]
    The Spy Fighter
  5. 4. ["Haw! This guy that you're fighting tonight is..."]
    Slug-Nutty Sam
  6. 5. ["Chip and his brave Skull Squad fight their way out..."]
    Chip Collins
  7. 6. ["I'll get behind this market racket if it's..."]
    Rip Regan the Power-Man
  8. 7. ["In this article we give the novice champ..."]
    Keeping Fit
  9. 8. ["'Big Red,' as Tom Farr's new partner, has discovered..."]
    Big Red McLane
  10. 9. ["The kid is great, Mary! A mere youngster..."]
    Kayo Kirby
  11. 10. The True Life Story of Tony Canzoneri
    Tony Canzoneri
  12. 11. Case 2: File-A: Clue-3
    The Case of the Frightened Killer
  13. 12. ["Born to defend himself in the dark continent..."]
    Oran of the Jungle
  14. 13. ["Returning to the marine barracks from an evening..."]
    Strut Warren
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Peter Croome
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.