(June 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1940-04-17
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 451878.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner; Will Eisner Shop
Colors:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

While the cover has several story title blurbs, the scene depicted reflects none of the interior stories.

Giant of Jupiter ["From Jupiter, an enormous Rocket ship lands on..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Arthur King]
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
V: A Jovian giant (I)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["Pirate Prince Blaga Daru, in his plan to..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
V: Blaga Daru; GS: Jack North; I: Chub

The Dinosaur Men of Mercury ["Flint Baker and Mimi rocket to the unexplored..."] (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:
GS: Mimi Wilson; V: Mercurians (I, D)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["Auro encounters the fanged ruler of bug-men and..."] (Table of Contents)

Auro Lord of Jupiter / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Hans Corben]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
V: Ogre and the Bug-Men (I for all); I: Jane

The Destruction of the Atomic Universe (Table of Contents)

Don Granval / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as G.O. Garsh]
Pencils:
Nick Cardy?
Inks:
Nick Cardy?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
I: Don Granval, Claire, John; I: Queen of a micro-world; V: Monsters of the micro-world (I)

Indexer Notes

The title blurb on the cover calls this "King of the Atom Empire."

["An interplanetary transport company hires trouble-shooter Payson who..."] (Table of Contents)

Planet Payson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Herman Bolstein? [as Dusty Rhodes]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
V: Pytho (I)

Indexer Notes

HS sees traces of Witmer Williams. Previous entry here had Bolstein listed as the artist.

The Star Pirates (Table of Contents)

Dexter Ames / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [sd Lin Davies]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

["In the observatories throughout the world scientists observe..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Bob Jordan]
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Inks:
Gene Fawcette (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
V: Torga (I)

The Ray Pirates of Venus ["Spurt Hammond, who pilots a rocket transport, is..."] (Table of Contents)

Spurt Hammond / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
I: Queen Veloptan (of Venus), Dr. Escalda, Lacidar; V: King Todrax (of Mercury; I, D)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover burb.

["Fero, the great interplanetary detective, has his office..."] (Table of Contents)

Fero Interplanetary Detective / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
I: A Grand Councilman and Brenda (his daugher); V: An alien king (I)

["At the airport in Clay, a tiny midwestern..."] (Table of Contents)

Crash Barker and the Zoom sled / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Quinlan?
Pencils:
Charles Quinlan (signed)
Inks:
Charles Quinlan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
I & O: Crash Barker, Wheel Barrow, Betty; V: Bart Clay (I), Hugo and other enemy agents (I)

["The hand of war moves destructively on towards..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Air Force / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
GS: President of Earth; V: Gregor (I)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Giant of Jupiter ["From Jupiter, an enormous Rocket ship lands on..."]
    The Red Comet
  3. 2. ["Pirate Prince Blaga Daru, in his plan to..."]
    Gale Allen of the Girl Patrol
  4. 3. The Dinosaur Men of Mercury ["Flint Baker and Mimi rocket to the unexplored..."]
    Flint Baker
  5. 4. ["Auro encounters the fanged ruler of bug-men and..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  6. 5. The Destruction of the Atomic Universe
    Don Granval
  7. 6. ["An interplanetary transport company hires trouble-shooter Payson who..."]
    Planet Payson
  8. 7. The Star Pirates
    Dexter Ames
  9. 8. ["In the observatories throughout the world scientists observe..."]
    Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol
  10. 9. The Ray Pirates of Venus ["Spurt Hammond, who pilots a rocket transport, is..."]
    Spurt Hammond
  11. 10. ["Fero, the great interplanetary detective, has his office..."]
    Fero Interplanetary Detective
  12. 11. ["At the airport in Clay, a tiny midwestern..."]
    Crash Barker and the Zoom sled
  13. 12. ["The hand of war moves destructively on towards..."]
    Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Air Force
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Mike Nielsen
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