Fight Comics #39

Fight Comics #39

Fiction House, a publisher of pulp magazines and comic books active from the 1920s to the 1950s, is renowned for its distinctive approach to blending pinup-style good girl art across its entire portfolio of titles. This tactic, characterized by titillating cover art, is exemplified in Fight Comics.

Fight Comics #43

Fight Comics #43

A quintessential example of this can be found on the cover of issue #39* from August 1945, featuring artwork by Joe Doolin, with Lily Renee contributing to the depiction of Senorita Rio. Senorita Rio, also known by her alias “Consuela Maria Ascencion De Las Vegas,” commands attention with her formidable presence, capable of halting assailants in their tracks with her large guns.

Issue #43* from April 1946, also illustrated by Joe Doolin, showcases an Aztec goddess menacing an innocent flapper girl—an image unrelated to the stories inside, which notably feature the talents of acclaimed good girl artist Matt Baker, illustrating characters like Kayo Kirby and Tiger Girl.

Fight Comics #78

Fight Comics #78

Issue #78* boasts a classic “taillight” cover, leaving little doubt about the intended audience of Fight Comics.

Among the collection are other noteworthy issues, including #46*, which presents Señorita Rio depicted by Joe Doolin in what could be one of the earliest examples of a zombie, complete with a green face and pirate-like hook hand.

Fight Comics #46

Fight Comics #46

Fight Comics #47

Fight Comics #47

Issue #47* from January 1947 features another portrayal of Señorita Rio, this time by Lily Renee., the artist most associated with the character. Inside, readers encounter the usual lineup of characters like “Hooks Devlin,” along with the introduction of Patsy Pinup, attributed to the curious pseudonym “Swing Sista,” in a single-page filler.

Fight Comics #27

Noteworthy entries include Fight Comics #27 from August 1943, sporting a cover titled “War-Loot for the Mikado” by Dan Zolnerowich, starring character Rip Carson. Fight Comics #35*, from December 1944, stands out as one of the series’ most sought-after and rare comics, featuring an almost unprecedented “topless” cover.

Additionally, issues #10* and #24* from October 1940 and February 1943 respectively, feature captivating covers by Dan Zolnerowich. These thick 68-page volumes are filled with stories illustrated by renowned artists such as George TuskaAlex Blum and Nick Cardy.

In the colorful realm of Fiction House’s Fight Comics, every issue stands tall, a champion of adventure that never fails to enthrall.

Fight Comics #24

Fight Comics #24

Fight Comics #10

Fight Comics #10

 

 

* Sold copy