(September 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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Nick Cardy?
Inks:
Nick Cardy?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover title blurbs for various features, but none for the Flint Baker featured image.

Invasion From Uranus ["The mystery man of space reveals the secret..."] (Table of Contents)

The Red Comet / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Thomas Marlin]
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
The Red Comet (origin); The Uranians (villains, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

World Without Light ["Captain Hammond, here are your credentials, accrediting you..."] (Table of Contents)

Spurt Hammond / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
King Thermo of Mercury (introduction); Baron Burno (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["In a desperate attempt to gain revenge upon..."] (Table of Contents)

Gale Allen / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Fred Nelson]
Pencils:
Witmer Williams
Inks:
Witmer Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jack North (guest-star); Blaga Daru (villain)

["Flint and Mimi have chosen Mars as their..."] (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Martians (villains)

What Are the Actual Possibilities of Space Travel? (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette
Inks:
Gene Fawcette
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Oddly, this one page feature has the number six in the lower right hand corner.

An Elementary Course In Astronautics (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Fawcette: Witmer Williams?
Inks:
Gene Fawcette?; Witmer Williams?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Another anomaly, these are numbered pages two and three - making it likely that this is actually a three page feature and belongs with the previous "Space Travel" filler.

Moon Monster (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum? [as Jack Anthony]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

Menace of the Shrinking People (Table of Contents)

Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Princess Eelo (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

Stampede on the Star Trail ["Into the satellite above the planet Saturn flies..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jytern (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["All our crops are ruined! We face famine!"] (Table of Contents)

"Crash" Parker / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dirk (introduction); Martians (villains)

Indexer Notes

Character's name is changed from "Barker" to "Parker" perhaps to avoid confusion with "Flint Baker."

Death From the Deep ["Neptune is besieged by sea tanks, but Don..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as G.O. Garsh]
Pencils:
Witmer Williams
Inks:
Witmer Williams?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rogo (introduction); Rigoro (villain, introduction, death)

["The young dare-devil stunt flier of space!!! He'll..."] (Table of Contents)

Cosmo Corrigan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ray Alexander]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Cosmo Corrigan (introduction); Plutonians (guest-star)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Flint Baker
  2. 1. Invasion From Uranus ["The mystery man of space reveals the secret..."]
    The Red Comet
  3. 2. World Without Light ["Captain Hammond, here are your credentials, accrediting you..."]
    Spurt Hammond
  4. 3. ["In a desperate attempt to gain revenge upon..."]
    Gale Allen
  5. 4. ["Flint and Mimi have chosen Mars as their..."]
    Flint Baker
  6. 5. What Are the Actual Possibilities of Space Travel?
  7. 6. An Elementary Course In Astronautics
  8. 7. Moon Monster
  9. 8. Menace of the Shrinking People
    Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force
  10. 9. Stampede on the Star Trail ["Into the satellite above the planet Saturn flies..."]
    Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol
  11. 10. ["All our crops are ruined! We face famine!"]
    "Crash" Parker
  12. 11. Death From the Deep ["Neptune is besieged by sea tanks, but Don..."]
    Don Granval
  13. 12. ["The young dare-devil stunt flier of space!!! He'll..."]
    Cosmo Corrigan
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