(April 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Every month
On-sale date:
1940-02-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Love Romances Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); William E. Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)
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 the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 448363.


Slave Planet (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Slave Planet ["Flint and Mimi are returning from an adventure..."] (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Starr Gayza]
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
GS: Mimi Wilson; V: "The Great Eye" (I, D?)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover. HS notes that the last three pages show evidence of Eisner.

["Auro and his loyal followers save the universe..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Nick Charles]
Pencils:
Sid Greene?
Inks:
Sid Greene?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
V: Thogra (I, D); I: Jano

["The traveler through space, whose magic prowess adds..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Arthur King]
Pencils:
Alex Blum?; Dan Zolnerowich?
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich?; ? [shop]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

["A banquet celebrating the third centenary of the..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Nelson Cole / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Beekman Terrill]
Pencils:
Charles Sultan?
Inks:
Charles Sultan?; Richard Case?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
V: Felon
Synopsis:
Capt. Cole stops World War II on Earth; obviously an alternate universe story!

Mist Men of Mercury (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Arnot Bissel]
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Space Islands of Destruction ["A young American space pilot, in the year..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Wm. S. Mott]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
V: Mercurian pirates (I); I: Janice Dale

Indexer Notes

Story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["Adventure at the center of the moon. Buzz..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Bob Jordan]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
V: Dr. Zynnon (I, D)

Kenny Carr of the Martian Lancers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Stan Ford]
Pencils:
Larry Antonette?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
I: Capt. Kenny Carr; only appearance

["Captain Jack North of the Universal Space Patrol..."] (Table of Contents)

Gale Allen of the Women's Space Battalion / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Fred Nelson]
Pencils:
R.A. Burley?+
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
I: Gale Allen and the Women's Space Battalion; I: Capt. Jack North; V: Plutonians

Indexer Notes

On the cover, this feature is billed as "Gale Allen of the Girls' Space Patrol."

["The Ancient Egyptians believed that the Milky Way..."] (Table of Contents)

Space Facts / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
? [by Lunar]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

Case 2....File-A....Clue 4 (Table of Contents)

The Case of the Frightened Killer / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

The Strongest Man In the Universe (Table of Contents)

Jim Giant / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ned Small]
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
I: Jim Giant (only appearance); V: An unnamed bad guy (I)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Slave Planet
    Flint Baker
  2. 1. Slave Planet ["Flint and Mimi are returning from an adventure..."]
    Flint Baker
  3. 2. ["Auro and his loyal followers save the universe..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  4. 3. ["The traveler through space, whose magic prowess adds..."]
    The Red Comet
  5. 4. ["A banquet celebrating the third centenary of the..."]
    Captain Nelson Cole
  6. 5. Mist Men of Mercury
  7. 6. Space Islands of Destruction ["A young American space pilot, in the year..."]
    Spurt Hammond
  8. 7. ["Adventure at the center of the moon. Buzz..."]
    Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol
  9. 8. Kenny Carr of the Martian Lancers
  10. 9. ["Captain Jack North of the Universal Space Patrol..."]
    Gale Allen of the Women's Space Battalion
  11. 10. ["The Ancient Egyptians believed that the Milky Way..."]
    Space Facts
  12. 11. Case 2....File-A....Clue 4
    The Case of the Frightened Killer
  13. 12. The Strongest Man In the Universe
    Jim Giant
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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