(May 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every other month
On-sale date:
1942-03-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Love Romances Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
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

Issue Notes

on-sale date from previous issue


The Vampire-Men of Neptune (Table of Contents)

Reef Ryan / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Reef Ryan; Vara
Keywords:
bondage; ray guns; torture

["Mars, god of war, drives a crumbling civilization toward destruction under 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:
Marina (villain, introduction); Telma; Bruce (introduction); Mars
Synopsis:
Bruce and Telma thwart Mars' scheme to induce rebellion among the women of Salus.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dinosaurs; knives; saber-toothed cats; Salus (planet); slavery

["The Red Comet smashes into action against Randi, the power-mad..."] (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:
Dolores Taylor; Rusty; Randi (villain, introduction); Prince Orman (introduction); King Tyrus (introduction); Red Comet
Synopsis:
Red Comet prevents a coup against King Tyrus.
Keywords:
Mercury

["W-w-welcome to the w-w-wintry p-p-planet P-P-Pluto, home of..."] (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:
Slug (villain); Norge Benson; Frosting; Hatrack; Wiggins
Synopsis:
Norge and his companions rescue penguins shanghied by Slug as a crew for his whaling ship.
Keywords:
Moby Dick; penguins; reading; Rears and Sawbuck catalog (parody of Sears and Roebuck); sailing ships; Waddle Inn; whales; whaling

["Through the brooding Jupiterian forest race two excited figures..."] (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:
Bixo (villain, introduction); Rella (introduction); Amno (introduction); Auro
Synopsis:
Auro convinces Bixo to accept his new son-in-law.
Reprints:
Keywords:
castles; dinosaurs; elopement; spears

The Temple of Time (Table of Contents)

Jeff Drake / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

The Vampire-Men of Neptune ["Reef, please don't go...it's dangerous in those..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Vara; Nepon; Mordras Krad (villain); the Kraddaks (villain, introduction); Reef Ryan
Synopsis:
Reef and Vara thward Krad's schemes for conquest of Corraam.
Keywords:
bondage; catapults; Corraam; torture; vulbat

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover.

["Gale Allen's flagship is cruising over the mountains..."] (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:
Jack North; Zang (villain, introduction, death); Queen of Vanam (introduction); Gale Arden
Synopsis:
Gale and the girls rescue the queen of Vanam from Zang, the exile.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crowns; mining; octopoid monsters; royalty; silium mines; Vanam (planet)

Intra Space Combat Rocket (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette
Inks:
Gene Fawcette
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

["Star Pirate, Robin Hood of the space lanes, crosses swords again with Dagara,..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dagara (villain); Slade (villain, introduction); Star Pirate; Trody
Synopsis:
Star Pirate prevents pirates from taking a cargo of medicine.
Keywords:
cutlasses; pirates; plastma; saloons; sarsparex; skeletons; space helmets; teklin; walking the plank

["As the Rogue Star hurtles through space, Flint..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tolgamo (villain, introduction, death); Micho (introduction); Flint Baker; Mimi
Synopsis:
Flint secures the throne of Foressa for Prince Micho.
Keywords:
Foressa; knives; prisons; skeletons; swords; Uranus
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Vampire-Men of Neptune
    Reef Ryan
  2. 1. ["Mars, god of war, drives a crumbling civilization toward destruction under the...']
    Mars, God of War
  3. 2. ["The Red Comet smashes into action against Randi, the power-mad..."]
    The Red Comet
  4. 3. ["W-w-welcome to the w-w-wintry p-p-planet P-P-Pluto, home of..."]
    Norge Benson
  5. 4. ["Through the brooding Jupiterian forest race two excited figures..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  6. 5. The Temple of Time
    Jeff Drake
  7. 6. The Vampire-Men of Neptune ["Reef, please don't go...it's dangerous in those..."]
    Reef Ryan
  8. 7. ["Gale Allen's flagship is cruising over the mountains..."]
    Gale Allen and the Girl Squadron
  9. 8. Intra Space Combat Rocket
  10. 9. ["Star Pirate, Robin Hood of the space lanes, crosses swords again with Dagara,..."]
    Star Pirate
  11. 10. ["As the Rogue Star hurtles through space, Flint..."]
    Flint Baker
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