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(July 1949)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Love Romances Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
J. F. Byrne (Managing Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Brute in the Bubble (Table of Contents)

The Lost World / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

The Brute in the Bubble ["To conquer a planet, devastate its cities and..."] (Table of Contents)

The Lost World / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Thorncliffe Herrick]
Pencils:
George Evans
Inks:
George Evans
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Zog (introduction); Mummy-Men (introduction); Voltamen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb. Note that the "house name" is missing the first "e".

["Oceania, the aqua planet, gracefully glides its orbit..."] (Table of Contents)

Futura / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as John Douglas] (signed)
Pencils:
Enrico Bagnoli
Inks:
Enrico Bagnoli (p. 1-4); Antonio Canale (p. 5-6)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Futura [Marcia Reynolds]; Guest Star: Blargo, the Lawless; The Heads (villains, introduction); a duplicate Futura (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Futura and Blargo are taken prisoner on Oceania by a group called the Heads, and are cast into a sea of sand, that transforms men into monsters.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The inking varies tremendously on this episode. They are especially simplified on page five. Both reprints are 'titled' Futura.

Unposted (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Thornecliffe Herrick]
Pencils:
? [as J. Bixby]
Inks:
? [as J. Bixby]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

["The air was sweet to smell, and the..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Dick Charles]
Pencils:
Graham Ingels
Inks:
Graham Ingels
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Auro Lord of Jupiter; Guest Stars: Dorna; Commander Gorth (intro); Villain: Krio (intro)

["The reel of documentary film in the space rangers'..."] (Table of Contents)

Space Rangers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Hugh Fitzhugh]
Pencils:
Lee Elias; Frank Doyle
Inks:
Lee Elias; Frank Doyle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Space Rangers [Flint Baker; Reef Ryan]; Gettor (introduction); Norta
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Doyle provides panels two, three and the final panel and the story is revamped to eliminate about a page and a half of the original story.

["Long life, self-government, peace and luxury...all these..."] (Table of Contents)

Star Pirate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Len Dodson]
Pencils:
Leonard Starr
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Star Pirate; Flura Benson (intro); Villain: Tabor (intro)

Rhea (Table of Contents)

Life On Other Worlds / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction

["Cargo X25, consigned on space freighter Eroica for..."] (Table of Contents)

Mysta of the Moon / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ross Gallun]
Pencils:
Charles A. Winter
Inks:
Charles A. Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mysta of the Moon [Technician 106]; Guest Stars: Dirk Garro; Lorne (intro; dies); Villains: Kaarin (intro; dies); the Llarns (intro; monsters)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mysta's secret i.d. now "Technician 106".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Brute in the Bubble
    The Lost World
  2. 1. The Brute in the Bubble ["To conquer a planet, devastate its cities and..."]
    The Lost World
  3. 2. ["Oceania, the aqua planet, gracefully glides its orbit..."]
    Futura
  4. 3. Unposted
  5. 4. ["The air was sweet to smell, and the..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  6. 5. ["The reel of documentary film in the space rangers'..."]
    Space Rangers
  7. 6. ["Long life, self-government, peace and luxury...all these..."]
    Star Pirate
  8. 7. Rhea
    Life On Other Worlds
  9. 8. ["Cargo X25, consigned on space freighter Eroica for..."]
    Mysta of the Moon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.