(May 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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

[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: / filler / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell

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:
?

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 / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
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
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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  • Per Sandell
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