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(May 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Every month
On-sale date:
1940-03-19
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 453477.


[none] (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

HS suggests that perhaps Powell had some input here.

["A treacherous plot to throw the whole solar..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Beekman Terrill]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Morgo (villain, introduction, death); Zirgo (villain, introduction, death); The president of Earth (introduction)
Reprints:

["In 1990 AD, Prince Blaga Daru, notorious interplanetary..."] (Table of Contents)

Gale Allen of the Girls' Patrol / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Fred Nelson]
Pencils:
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gale Allen; Jack North (guest-star); Prince Blaga Daru (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

In the spirit of complete contrariety, this issue's cover lists this feature as "Gale Allen of the Women's Space Patrol."

["Fero, scientist of the occult, super-detective of the..."] (Table of Contents)

Fero, Planet Detective / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Allison Brant]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Fero (introduction); A werewolf from Pluto (villain, introduction, death); vampire from Pluto (villain, introduction, death); Dr. John Wade (introduction); Phyllis Wade (his daughter, introduction)
Reprints:

["An expedition from Earth, searching for the strange..."] (Table of Contents)

Auro, Lord of Jupiter / comic story / 5.75 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Jed Ganey]
Pencils:
Bob Powell; ?
Inks:
Bob Powell?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
June (introduction); other scientists (introduction)
Reprints:

Case 3: File 1: Clue 4 ["Called to the scene of Ezra Ark's death..."] (Table of Contents)

Strange Case of Ezra Ark: / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Reprints:

["One man, the Red Comet, mysterious adventurer against..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Thomas Marlen] (signed)
Pencils:
Don Rico
Inks:
Don Rico
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Red Comet; J. G. (villain, introduction, death); other warmongers (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis:
Red Comet exiles all criminals from Earth
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified via Rico interview in Alter Ego #114 (December 2012) and added by Craig Delich 2012-12-24.

Slave of the Lizard-Men (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Don Varick]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

The Doomed Universe (Table of Contents)

Space Admiral Curry / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Walt Scott]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Space Admiral Curry (introduction); the Universal President (introduction); Rocko (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints:

["American pilot of an interplanetary transport rocket is..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Orson Herr]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
V: Morono [king of Pluto] (villain, introduction); King Satius (introduction); his daughter (introduction)
Reprints:

["Trapped on a weird planet, ruled by insane..."] (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:
The flower people of an asteroid (villains, introduction, death); Headless men of the asteroid (introduction)
Reprints:

Adventures on a New World (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Grangonians (villains); Mimi Wilson (guest-star)
Reprints:

["No, you're not on another planet, Mr. Goldbucks."] (Table of Contents)

Planet Puns / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Jupitor] (sic)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

These appear to be reprints of earlier gag cartoons which have been recaptioned to serve as science fiction-themed puns.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [none]
    Flint Baker
  2. 1. ["A treacherous plot to throw the whole solar..."]
    Captain Nelson Cole
  3. 2. ["In 1990 AD, Prince Blaga Daru, notorious interplanetary..."]
    Gale Allen of the Girls' Patrol
  4. 3. ["Fero, scientist of the occult, super-detective of the..."]
    Fero, Planet Detective
  5. 4. ["An expedition from Earth, searching for the strange..."]
    Auro, Lord of Jupiter
  6. 5. Case 3: File 1: Clue 4 ["Called to the scene of Ezra Ark's death..."]
    Strange Case of Ezra Ark:
  7. 6. ["One man, the Red Comet, mysterious adventurer against..."]
    The Red Comet
  8. 7. Slave of the Lizard-Men
  9. 8. The Doomed Universe
    Space Admiral Curry
  10. 9. ["American pilot of an interplanetary transport rocket is..."]
    Spurt Hammond
  11. 10. ["Trapped on a weird planet, ruled by insane..."]
    Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol
  12. 11. Adventures on a New World
    Flint Baker
  13. 12. ["No, you're not on another planet, Mr. Goldbucks."]
    Planet Puns
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.