(January 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The One-Eyed Monsters of Mars (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Flint Baker
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lou Fine cover pencil and ink credits confirmed by one-time owner of the original art, Roger Hill, and confirmed to him by a conversation he had with Will Eisner (2010-1-5).

The One-Eyed Monster Men from Mars (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Fletcher "Flint" Baker (introduction, origin); Harry Parks (introduction); Phil Godwin (introduction); Cliff Grant (introduction, death); Mimi Wilson (introduction); King of Mars (introduction); Princess Viga; Sarko (villain, introduction, death)

["Early in the twenty-first century, a cruise ship..."] (Table of Contents)

Auro Lord of Jupiter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Malcolm Kildale
Inks:
Malcolm Kildale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Auro [Hardwich] (introduction, origin); Tara (pet saber-tooth tiger); Professor John Hardwich (introduction, Auro's father, death); Mrs. John Hardwich (introduction, Auro's mother, death); Martha Gale (an assistant pilot); King of Neptune (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
After a rocket ship crash that kills his parents, Auro is raised by a saber-tooth tiger. He is approached by a young woman named Martha to help save her friends who have been taken as slaves by the fiendish ruler of Neptune.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Neptune

["Hurtling through space with the speed of light..."] (Table of Contents)

Red Comet / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Jackson
Pencils:
Ken Jackson
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
The Red Comet (introduction); un-named Police Captain (introduction); The Munitions King [J.G.] (villain, introduction, death); Munition King's war-profiteers (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis:
While the public is amazed and elated that no crimes have been committed for two weeks, the Police feel that their jobs are less secure because of the crime busting activities of the Red Comet. His magical powers seem to draw him like a magnet to the criminal element, and he has rounded them up with amazing speed, taking each to a different uninhabited but inhabitable planet in the universe and dropping them off to fend for themselves.
Reprints:
  • in Mystery Men Comics (AC, 1999 series) #92 (2014) (in black and white)
Keywords:
The Star

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from ? to Jackson by Craig Delich, verified by the Who's Who.

Inker revision from Ken Jackson to ? by Craig Delich. The Who's Who indicates that Jackson only penciled the feature in 1940 (so did Alex Blum) and there is no evidence elsewhere to contradict this.

["Sudden danger threatens the inhabitants of the solar..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Nelson Cole (introduction); Bud (Cole's sidekick, introduction); Zan (villain, introduction); Zan's woman (villain, introduction)

The War Lords of the Moon (Table of Contents)

Spurt Hammond / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Spurt Hammond (introduction); The Lunerzons (villains, introduction for all); The Mooniacs (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Spurt and his companions must fend off the attacks of the Luzerons, who occupy the polar regions of the Moon, and who are in the business of robbing interplanetary transports.
Reprints:

["Crossing through space in their atom-powered ship, Buzz..."] (Table of Contents)

Buzz Crandall and the Space Patrol / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Buzz Crandall (introduction); Dr. Curan (introduction); Nancy Curan (Dr. Curan's daughter, introduction); The Sharkmen (villains, introduction, death)

The Man Who Stole a World (Table of Contents)

Quorak, Space Pirate / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Quorak (villain, introduction); Lt. Gary Blake (introduction); Joan Perry (introduction, only appearance)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The One-Eyed Monsters of Mars
    Flint Baker
  2. 1. The One-Eyed Monster Men from Mars
    Flint Baker
  3. 2. ["Early in the twenty-first century, a cruise ship..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  4. 3. ["Hurtling through space with the speed of light..."]
    Red Comet
  5. 4. ["Sudden danger threatens the inhabitants of the solar..."]
    Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force
  6. 5. The War Lords of the Moon
    Spurt Hammond
  7. 6. ["Crossing through space in their atom-powered ship, Buzz..."]
    Buzz Crandall and the Space Patrol
  8. 7. The Man Who Stole a World
    Quorak, Space Pirate
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
  • Ralf Haring
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.