(September 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
published every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fight Stories, Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rip Regan

Indexer Notes

Art attribution by John Coates, confirmed by the artist (August 2010). Previous indexer had "Nick Cardy ? John Celardo ?" for pencils only.

Prey of the War-Eagle ["After circling the globe in thrilling adventure, Chip..."] (Table of Contents)

Chip Collins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Chip Collins; A Chinese man (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["In response to an urgent plea for help..."] (Table of Contents)

Rip Regan, the Power-Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Herman Bolstein? (credited)
Pencils:
John Celardo? (credited); Witmer Williams?
Inks:
Witmer Williams?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rip Regan

Indexer Notes

Although by-lined 'by John Celardo $ Herm Bolstein' this is only faintly similar to previous strips and the presence of Celardo has to be taken on faith - if he's here at all.

["Come! Swallow this! It's better than a bullet..."] (Table of Contents)

Shark Brodie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Prof. Gustoff (villain, introduction); Basil (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

This story appears to have been 'padded' to extend the page count. Two pages consist of four panels each that appear to be printed at twice the size of the rest of the story. Inks are not typical for Tuska.

The True Life Story of Fitzsimmons (Table of Contents)

filler / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports

["Spencer Steel takes Nora to the 77 Club..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Shivers Mayo (villain, introduction); the Jinxes (villain, introduction); Joe Stag (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introductions)

Indexer Notes

Art is reminiscent of one particular Timely artist who drew a few Whizzer strips.

The Louis-Braddock Fight (Table of Contents)

Remember When? / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Jim Topps]
Pencils:
Jim Topps (signed)
Inks:
Jim Topps (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

We have no reason NOT to believe that 'Jim Topps' is a real person.

["The fighter without a punch--either a knockout..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (1 panel art)
Inks:
? (1 panel art)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports

Escape From Reality (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:
Joe the Shrimp (villain, introduction)

["Some vacation! Away two days, and ..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Broder
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

The art in this story is collaged from previous episodes. Highly unlikely that Broder is still involved in such a travesty.

["Big Red" leaves the northwoods to spend a few days in Frisco.. he hopes to find Sally Breen." ] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Big Red McLane (last appearance); Tom Farr; Sally Breen (introduction); Bulldog Brice (introduction); Battling Gatzo (introduction); Mike Stone (introduction)
Synopsis:
Big Red travels to Frisco to search for his one-time fiancee Sally Breen. While there, he is substituted into a boxing match when he breaks the jaw of one of the boxers in a sparring session.
Reprints:

["Whatsa matter, Oran, you sick? You haven't said..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

["Due to rebellious disorders in a part of..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war

["Kayo dreams of the great champions of the past..."] (Table of Contents)

Kayo Kirby / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Chuck Walker]
Pencils:
Ray Burley
Inks:
Ray Burley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kayo Kirby [Red Kirby]; GUEST STARS: John L. Sullivan; Jim Corbett; Bob Fitzsimmons (in a dream; all beat Kayo Kirby)

["One day, early in the twenty-first century, the...] (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:
An inventor (villain, introduction, death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for Jumbo Comics #19, Jungle Comics #9, and Planet Comics #8.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rip Regan the Power-Man
  2. 1. Prey of the War-Eagle ["After circling the globe in thrilling adventure, Chip..."]
    Chip Collins
  3. 2. ["In response to an urgent plea for help..."]
    Rip Regan, the Power-Man
  4. 3. ["Come! Swallow this! It's better than a bullet..."]
    Shark Brodie
  5. 4. The True Life Story of Fitzsimmons
  6. 5. ["Spencer Steel takes Nora to the 77 Club..."]
    Spencer Steel
  7. 6. The Louis-Braddock Fight
    Remember When?
  8. 7. ["The fighter without a punch--either a knockout..."]
    Keeping Fit
  9. 8. Escape From Reality
    Slug-Nutty Sam
  10. 9. ["Some vacation! Away two days, and ..."]
    Kinks Mason
  11. 10. ["Big Red" leaves the northwoods to spend a few days in Frisco.. he hopes to find Sally Breen." ]
    Big Red McLane
  12. 11. ["Whatsa matter, Oran, you sick? You haven't said..."]
    Oran of the Jungle
  13. 12. ["Due to rebellious disorders in a part of..."]
    "Strut" Warren
  14. 13. ["Kayo dreams of the great champions of the past..."]
    Kayo Kirby
  15. 14. ["One day, early in the twenty-first century, the...]
    The Spy Fighter
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John P. Selegue
  • Katie
  • Dan Kocher
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Terry Jeffress
  • Ramon Schenk
  • 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.