(August 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); Will Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Lair of the Vulture (Table of Contents)

Chip Collins / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Chip Collins
Keywords:
fighter planes; machine guns; parachuting

["Again the Power-man pits his strength against great..."] (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 Termite-Men (Villain, Intro, Death)
Reprints:

The Headhunters of New Hebrides (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Shark Brodie; Mogo and other headhunters (Villain, Intro)

Lair of the Vulture ["In the waking dawn of early morning, a..."] (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; Pierre Villon (Villain, Intro, Death)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["Kinks is on his way to dive for..."] (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 (Kink's fighting seal partner, Intro)

Indexer Notes

Battler is featured in the previous story by name, so this episode is out of sequence and should have preceded the story in issue #7.

["Here's the man for the job, sir ..."] (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; A gang of spies (Villain, Intro)

Tamer of the Wild ["A criminal's greed forces Oran into combat with..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Oran; Bolo (Intro); Tony Siro (Villain, Intro)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["An important problem in boxing is getting out..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy ?; ?
Inks:
Nick Cardy ?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

Probably Cardy solo on smaller illustrations.

["Hey, Bill! Your fighter is in the ring..."] (Table of Contents)

Slug-Nutty Sam / comic story / 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

["Fresh air and sunshine! Boy, can I stand..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Spencer Steel; Ratty Morone (Villain, Intro)
Reprints:

["Big Red" McLane wanders into a new lumber district and steps into a strange death trap.."] (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; The Monk (Villain, Introduction, Death)
Synopsis:
Big Red is taken prisoner in order to be used in one of The Monk's rocket tests.
Reprints:

Dumbells for Hire (Table of Contents)

How Not To Keep Fit! / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Heza Knutt]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Kid McCoy, the Lone Wolf of Fistiana (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography; sports
Synopsis:
Life story of world middleweight boxing champion Charles "Kid" McCoy.

Secret Legion ["Early in the twenty-first century the southwestern states..."] (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]; Garr Storm (Villain, Intro)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["Kayo Kirby looks down upon the private boxing ring..."] (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]; Clip Davis (Villain, Intro); J. B. Van Gilt (Villain, Intro)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Lair of the Vulture
    Chip Collins
  2. 1. ["Again the Power-man pits his strength against great..."]
    Rip Regan the Power-Man
  3. 2. The Headhunters of New Hebrides
    Shark Brodie
  4. 3. Lair of the Vulture ["In the waking dawn of early morning, a..."]
    Chip Collins
  5. 4. ["Kinks is on his way to dive for..."]
    Kinks Mason
  6. 5. ["Here's the man for the job, sir ..."]
    Strut Warren
  7. 6. Tamer of the Wild ["A criminal's greed forces Oran into combat with..."]
    Oran of the Jungle
  8. 7. ["An important problem in boxing is getting out..."]
    Keeping Fit
  9. 8. ["Hey, Bill! Your fighter is in the ring..."]
    Slug-Nutty Sam
  10. 9. ["Fresh air and sunshine! Boy, can I stand..."]
    Spencer Steel
  11. 10. ["Big Red" McLane wanders into a new lumber district and steps into a strange death trap.."]
    Big Red McLane
  12. 11. Dumbells for Hire
    How Not To Keep Fit!
  13. 12. Kid McCoy, the Lone Wolf of Fistiana
  14. 13. Secret Legion ["Early in the twenty-first century the southwestern states..."]
    The Spy Fighter
  15. 14. ["Kayo Kirby looks down upon the private boxing ring..."]
    Kayo Kirby
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Walls
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.