(March 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Love Romances Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss; 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 Warrior-Maid of Mercury (Table of Contents)

Mars, God of War / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

3 Smash Hits (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
House ad for three Fiction House titles, including Wambi #1, with small cover reproductions

Indexer Notes

This is the inside-front cover

The Warrior-Maid of Mercury ["Mars, god of war, stares down at the..."] (Table of Contents)

Mars, God of War / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ross Gallun]
Pencils:
Joe Doolin
Inks:
Joe Doolin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Anton (villain, introduction); Prof. Stone (introduction); Dave Stone (introduction); Commander Telma (introduction); a hermit (introduction)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["Things are mighty quiet with Sarku gone, Reef."] (Table of Contents)

Reef Ryan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Vara (guest-star); Nepon (guest-star); Repul (villain); Mordas Krad (villain, introduction); King Aquara (introduction)

[Our Solar System] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["On Pluto, the planet of ice and snow..."] (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:
Prof. Squint (guest-star); The Gooleys (villains, introduction, death?); Presto (a penguin magician, introduction)

["From the fetid core of Auto's realm arise..."] (Table of Contents)

Auro Lord of Jupiter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Nick Charles]
Pencils:
Seymour Reit
Inks:
Seymour Reit
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Islandmen (villains, introduction); Marron (introduction); Ronno (introduction)

Invisible People (Table of Contents)

Jeff Drake / text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Bjorn Tagens]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Blast Bragen

Indexer Notes

One third of second page is taken up by the Ownership Statement.

["As the space ship Rogue Star hurtles toward..."] (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Al Schmidt]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Erik (villain, introduction, death); other Vikings (villains, introduction)

["As Gale and the girl squadron explore a..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Douglas McKee]
Pencils:
George Carl Wilhelms
Inks:
George Carl Wilhelms
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lura (a Girl Squadron member, introduction); Pocatl (villain, introduction, death)

The Graveyard of Space (Table of Contents)

Star Pirate / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Leonardo Vinci]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dagara (villain); Ted (introduction); his father (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Note that the strip title drops "The" and becomes simply "Star Pirate."

["Defeated and humbled, the arch fiend Rasnel, lord..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Cy Thatcher]
Pencils:
Saul Rosen
Inks:
Saul Rosen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rasnel; Dolores Taylor; Rusty
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

The Big Six (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for sixe Fiction House titles, with small cover reproductions

Indexer Notes

This is the inside-back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Warrior-Maid of Mercury
    Mars, God of War
  2. 1. 3 Smash Hits
  3. 2. The Warrior-Maid of Mercury ["Mars, god of war, stares down at the..."]
    Mars, God of War
  4. 3. ["Things are mighty quiet with Sarku gone, Reef."]
    Reef Ryan
  5. 4. [Our Solar System]
  6. 5. ["On Pluto, the planet of ice and snow..."]
    Norge Benson
  7. 6. ["From the fetid core of Auto's realm arise..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  8. 7. Invisible People
    Jeff Drake
  9. 8. ["As the space ship Rogue Star hurtles toward..."]
    Flint Baker
  10. 9. ["As Gale and the girl squadron explore a..."]
    Gale Allen and the Girl Squadron
  11. 10. The Graveyard of Space
    Star Pirate
  12. 11. ["Defeated and humbled, the arch fiend Rasnel, lord..."]
    The Red Comet
  13. 12. The Big Six
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