(July 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Love Romances Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); Gene Fawcette (Art Director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Brute of Mars (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich [as Zolne Rowich] (signed)
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich [as Zolne Rowich] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

"The Red Comet, good will ambassador from Earth..."] (Table of Contents)

The Red Comet / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Cy Thatcher]
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich; Reed Crandall; Joe Doolin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Zorix (villain); Queen Lura (introduction); King of Uranus (introduction)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

["Crash Parker takes off from Earth on a..."] (Table of Contents)

Crash Parker / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as S.A. Selwyn]
Pencils:
Joe Doolin
Inks:
Joe Doolin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Princess Vona (introduction); Otog (villain, introduction, death)

["Reef Ryan, fearless explorer from Earth, lands on..."] (Table of Contents)

Reef Ryan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Hugh Fitzhugh]
Pencils:
Al Gabriele?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Reef Ryan (introduction); Vara (introduction); Nepon (introduction); Sarku (villain, introduction)

["Gale leaves her headquarters in Vanam, the canalled..."] (Table of Contents)

Gale Allen of the Girl Squadron / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Douglas McKee]
Pencils:
Robert Webb
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jack North (guest-star); Mercurian pirates (villains, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Notice again how they can't seem to keep the name of the strip consistent.

["Auro swings through the trees toward a celebration..."] (Table of Contents)

Auro Lord of Jupiter / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Charlie Ackerman]
Pencils:
Don Rico
Inks:
Don Rico
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Klints (villains, introduction); King Faro (introduction); his daughter (introduction)

The Sargasso Sea of Space (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum? [as Bjorn Tagens]
Pencils:
? (2 panels art)
Inks:
? (2 panels art)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Brute of Mars ["In the blue-green part of Mars, Flint and..."] (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Al Schmidt]
Pencils:
Leo Morey
Inks:
? (shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
A band of anarchists (villains, introduction); Red Martians (villains, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["The mysterious disappearance of the moon scepter causes..."] (Table of Contents)

Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as William Hyer]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Marna (guest-star); Rusty (introduction); Kurmen (villain); the Moon-Master (villain, introduction)

["To enforce peace, Earth scientists have developed a..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Nelson Cole / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Aurelius]
Pencils:
? (shop)
Inks:
? (shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Clud (villain, introduction); the Mist-Men (villains, introduction); Princess Jupra (introduction); King Juxor (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Signs of Schwarz, Appel, Rice, and others.

["A fierce aerial battle follows the 'It' men's..."] (Table of Contents)

The Star Pirate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Rey Isip (signed)
Pencils:
Pagsilang Rey Isip (signed)
Inks:
Pagsilang Rey Isip (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
V: The "It" Men (I), Stino (I); I: Verna, Lynturne

Indexer Notes

I see no reason to doubt Isip's credit here. He's certainly capable of this work.

["Norge Benson and his polar bear, Frosting, are..."] (Table of Contents)

Norge Benson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Olaf Bjorn]
Pencils:
Al Walker
Inks:
Al Walker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Butch (villain); Slug (villain); other hoodlum penguins (villains, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Brute of Mars
    Flint Baker
  2. 1. "The Red Comet, good will ambassador from Earth..."]
    The Red Comet
  3. 2. ["Crash Parker takes off from Earth on a..."]
    Crash Parker
  4. 3. ["Reef Ryan, fearless explorer from Earth, lands on..."]
    Reef Ryan
  5. 4. ["Gale leaves her headquarters in Vanam, the canalled..."]
    Gale Allen of the Girl Squadron
  6. 5. ["Auro swings through the trees toward a celebration..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  7. 6. The Sargasso Sea of Space
  8. 7. The Brute of Mars ["In the blue-green part of Mars, Flint and..."]
    Flint Baker
  9. 8. ["The mysterious disappearance of the moon scepter causes..."]
    Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol
  10. 9. ["To enforce peace, Earth scientists have developed a..."]
    Captain Nelson Cole
  11. 10. ["A fierce aerial battle follows the 'It' men's..."]
    The Star Pirate
  12. 11. ["Norge Benson and his polar bear, Frosting, are..."]
    Norge Benson
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