(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); Will Eisner [as William E. Eisner] (art director); S. M. Iger (feature editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dr. Austin, a famous chemist, and a very...
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An ambitious military power makes a desperate attempt...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Shark Brodie; Govenor Blane (Intro); Kuloff (Villain, Intro); The Sibonians (Villain, Intro)

Indexer Notes

Very fine line inks here.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A foreign power plans to shoot armed troop units...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Saber [Spy Fighter]; The Prussanians (Villain, Intro)

The True Life Story of John L. (Table of Contents: 4)

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: 5)

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

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

Genre
crime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a hidden Malayan temple, Chip Collins encounters...
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Kinks Mason / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A group of scientists is persuading Kinks to...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kinks Mason; The Link People (Villain, Intro)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, fist fans, you are now ready....
Genre
sports

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Big Red's partner Tom Farr has hired a husky city man.
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The scheming Goliath, circus strong man, and all...
Genre
sports
Characters
Oran; Goliath (Villain, Intro); Pete Winch (Villain, Intro)

In the Virgin Islands (Table of Contents: 11)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We ain't been offered a fight for six months...
Genre
humor
Characters
Slug-Nutty Sam
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kayo Kirby and the Kid are leaving the...
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
Related Scans
Series Information
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
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