(July 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle

Blood Money ["Rackets...the easy way for the smart guys..."] (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; Moronie (Villain, Intro)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["Good thing you came by, Shark! I've been..."] (Table of Contents)

Shark Brodie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Shark Brodie; Rocky and his gang (Villain, Intro); Mr. Allen (Intro); Pat Allen (Intro); Joey Allen (Intro)

["A peace conference of all the nations of..."] (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]

Luis Angel Firpo, the Wild Bull of the Pampas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports

["In a bungalow in Kabul, Chip Collins is..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Chip Collins; Prince Bara (Intro); Abdulla (Villain, Intro, Death)

["Looks like my best detective on my squad..."] (Table of Contents)

Spencer Steel / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edwin Laughlin? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Inks:
Edwin Laughlin? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Spencer Steel (Last appeared in JUMBO COMICS #14); Spencer Steel, Jr. (Intro, born in this story); The Berge gang (Villain, Intro)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dennis Colebrook is a penname of Ed Laughlin, but it appears that the name eventually turns into a 'housename' and becomes disassociated with Laughlin. Is this actually Laughlin? Who knows?

["The following are the words of a trainer..."] (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

["The government is worried over continued poaching under..."] (Table of Contents)

Kinks Mason / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Kinks Mason; Battler (Intro, Kinks's trained seal); A gang of poachers (Villain, Intro)

Indexer Notes

This story out of sequence, should follow one in issue #8.

["Are youse de Slug-Nutty outfit?"] (Table of Contents)

Slug-Nutty Sam / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab [as Fist E. Cuffs]
Pencils:
Fred Schwab [as Fist E. Cuffs]
Inks:
Fred Schwab [as Fist E. Cuffs]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slug-Nutty Sam

["Big Red and his partner have bought a tract of timber..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Fletcher Hanks [as Chas Netcher]
Pencils:
Fletcher Hanks [as Chas Netcher]
Inks:
Fletcher Hanks [as Chas Netcher]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fletcher Hanks

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Big Red McLane; Tom Farr; Sledge Sloan (Villain, Introduction)
Synopsis:
Having bought a tract of land in territory controlled by lumber hijackers, Big Red must protect his investment from Sledge Sloan.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprinted with changes as Ted Kane story in Fight Comics. See index for Witty Comics #1 for outline of changes.
First line of text reads: "Big Red McLane and his partner have bought a tract of timber in a district controlled by a gang of cut-throat lumber hijackers."

["Joe Louis - The youngest heavyweight champion..."] (Table of Contents)

Fight Facts / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Watt A. Socker]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

["Maddened beasts of the jungle meet their match..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Oran

["Corporal Warren is stationed with his company in..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cpl. Strut Warren; Muipo (Villain, Intro)

Indexer Notes

Splash panel has a Strut Warren paper doll.

Dr. Dynamite ["Kayo's training camp is located in the wilderness..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kayo Kirby [Red Kirby]; Bull (Villain, Intro)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Blood Money ["Rackets...the easy way for the smart guys..."]
    Rip Regan the Power-Man
  3. 2. ["Good thing you came by, Shark! I've been..."]
    Shark Brodie
  4. 3. ["A peace conference of all the nations of..."]
    The Spy Fighter
  5. 4. Luis Angel Firpo, the Wild Bull of the Pampas
  6. 5. ["In a bungalow in Kabul, Chip Collins is..."]
    Chip Collins
  7. 6. ["Looks like my best detective on my squad..."]
    Spencer Steel
  8. 7. ["The following are the words of a trainer..."]
    Keeping Fit
  9. 8. ["The government is worried over continued poaching under..."]
    Kinks Mason
  10. 9. ["Are youse de Slug-Nutty outfit?"]
    Slug-Nutty Sam
  11. 10. ["Big Red and his partner have bought a tract of timber..."]
    Big Red McLane
  12. 11. ["Joe Louis - The youngest heavyweight champion..."]
    Fight Facts
  13. 12. ["Maddened beasts of the jungle meet their match..."]
    Oran of the Jungle
  14. 13. ["Corporal Warren is stationed with his company in..."]
    Strut Warren
  15. 14. Dr. Dynamite ["Kayo's training camp is located in the wilderness..."]
    Kayo Kirby
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.