(October 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
On-sale date
1940-07-15
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

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.


The Power Man Smashes the Steel-Clad Invaders (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
Keywords
tanks

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 (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After circling the globe in thrilling adventure, Chip...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Chip Collins; A Chinese man (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In response to an urgent plea for help...
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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come! Swallow this! It's better than a bullet...
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: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; sports

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spencer Steel takes Nora to the 77 Club...
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: 6)

Remember When? / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The fighter without a punch--either a knockout...
Genre
sports

Escape From Reality (Table of Contents: 8)

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)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Broder
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some vacation! Away two days, and ...
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.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Big Red' leaves the northwoods to spend a few days in Frisco.. he hopes to find Sally Breen.
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whatsa matter, Oran, you sick? You haven't said...
Genre
adventure

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Due to rebellious disorders in a part of...
Genre
war

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kayo dreams of the great champions of the past...
Genre
sports
Characters
Kayo Kirby [Red Kirby]; GUEST STARS: John L. Sullivan; Jim Corbett; Bob Fitzsimmons (in a dream; all beat Kayo Kirby)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Frank (signed)
Inks
Leonard Frank (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day, early in the twenty-first century, the...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
An inventor (villain, introduction, death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Power Man Smashes the Steel-Clad Invaders
    Rip Regan the Power-Man
  2. 1. Prey of the War-Eagle
    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. ["The bull's eye on the cover means top-flight quality..."]
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  • Dan Kocher
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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