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(May 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1940-03-14
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, publisher, and volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 449461.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Will Eisner; shop
Inks:
Lou Fine?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rip Regan

["Dr. Austin, a famous chemist, and a very..."] (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); Sid Greene?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rip Regan; Prof. Morland (Villain, Intro); Prof. Moreland's hireling (Villain, Intro); A gorilla (Villain, Intro)

Indexer Notes

Either early Celardo has similarities to Sid Greene or he is assisting Celardo here.

["An ambitious military power makes a desperate attempt..."] (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; Govenor Blane (Intro); Kuloff (Villain, Intro); The Sibonians (Villain, Intro)

Indexer Notes

Very fine line inks here.

["A foreign power plans to shoot armed troop units..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Franklin Harding]
Pencils:
Don Rico?
Inks:
Leonard Frank?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Saber [Spy Fighter]; The Prussanians (Villain, Intro)

The True Life Story of John L. (Table of Contents)

John L. / comic story / 3.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
John L.

Case 3: File 1: Clue 3 (Table of Contents)

The Strange Case of Ezra Ark / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime

["In a hidden Malayan temple, Chip Collins encounters..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Chip Collins; A priestess (Villain, Intro, Death); Wong (Villain, Intro, Death); other Orientals (Villain, Intro, Death)

Indexer Notes

Possibility of Nick Cardy artwork from The Art of Nick Cardy.

["A group of scientists is persuading Kinks to..."] (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; The Link People (Villain, Intro)

["All right, fist fans, you are now ready...."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Trainer]
Pencils:
? (2 panels art)
Inks:
? (2 panels art)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports

["Big Red's partner Tom Farr has hired a husky city man." ] (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:
When Tom Farr's new hire turns out to be a member of a gang out to wreck his business, he must be stopped by Big Red McLane.
Reprints:

["The scheming Goliath, circus strong man, and all..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Oran; Goliath (Villain, Intro); Pete Winch (Villain, Intro)

In the Virgin Islands (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

["We ain't been offered a fight for six months..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slug-Nutty Sam
Reprints:

["Kayo Kirby and the Kid are leaving the..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Kayo Kirby [Red Kirby]; Zingo Catrez (Villain, Intro); Pedro (Villain, Intro); Gregorio (Villain, Intro); Alexio (Villain, Intro); Dominico (Villain, Intro)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rip Regan the Power-Man
  2. 1. ["Dr. Austin, a famous chemist, and a very..."]
    Rip Regan the Power-Man
  3. 2. ["An ambitious military power makes a desperate attempt..."]
    Shark Brodie
  4. 3. ["A foreign power plans to shoot armed troop units..."]
    Spy Fighter
  5. 4. The True Life Story of John L.
    John L.
  6. 5. Case 3: File 1: Clue 3
    The Strange Case of Ezra Ark
  7. 6. ["In a hidden Malayan temple, Chip Collins encounters..."]
    Chip Collins
  8. 7. ["A group of scientists is persuading Kinks to..."]
    Kinks Mason
  9. 8. ["All right, fist fans, you are now ready...."]
    Keeping Fit
  10. 9. ["Big Red's partner Tom Farr has hired a husky city man." ]
    Big Red McLane
  11. 10. ["The scheming Goliath, circus strong man, and all..."]
    Oran of the Jungle
  12. 11. In the Virgin Islands
    Strut Warren
  13. 12. ["We ain't been offered a fight for six months..."]
    Slug-Nutty Sam
  14. 13. ["Kayo Kirby and the Kid are leaving the..."]
    Kayo Kirby
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • 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.