(March 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every other month
On-sale Date
1940-12-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Love Romances Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (editor); Will Eisner [as 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

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 1.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Giant Killer of Jupiter (Table of Contents)

The Red Comet / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy ?
Inks
Gene Fawcette ?
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Giant Killer of Jupiter (Table of Contents: 1)

The Red Comet / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Arthur King]
Pencils
?
Inks
George Appel ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The terrible giants of Jupiter are pitted...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
King Sinto of Jupiter (villain, introduction, death); Bruto (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Gale Allen of the Girl Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Fred Nelson]
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blaga Daru is getting restless again. Abandoning his...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Blaga Daru (villain, death); Jack North (guest-star); Queen of Venus (introduction)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Don Granval / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as G. O. Garsh]
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
Robert Webb; Art Saaf ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don Granval has become a marine scientist on...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
last appearance
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain in the Earth's interplanetary traffic system, pilots...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Murda (king of the Lobster Men of Mercury, introduction); Queen Merca (introduction); Arco (introduction); Deco (introduction); Prof. Morta (villain, introduction)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
? [as Jed Ganey]
Pencils
Don Rico; ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A strange balloon floats over Auro's home. Dinner...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chung Wei (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Don Rico's unmistakeable cross-hatching can be seen according to Hames Ware, but others are involved.

Hitch-Hike in Space (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum ? [as Tom Alexander]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One third of the second page is occupied by an Ownership Statement.

[The Tyrant of Jupiter's Moon] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
? [as Beekman Terrill]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
King of Coros (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

Revolt of the Robots (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On Mars towers a huge glittering city...of...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martian robots (introduction, death, villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Leonard Frank
Inks
Leonard Frank; Don Lynch
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The stirring adventure of the kurmen and the...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Marna (introduction); The Kurmen (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Don Lynch has tried to elevate some panels, according to Hames Ware.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

"Crash" Parker / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After many adventures on Uranus, Crash and Betty...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Graeco (villain, introduction); Wizo (introduction)
Reprints

Chorus Girls Wanted (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
? [as Ray Alexander]
Pencils
Sy Reit
Inks
Sy Reit
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Cosmo Corrigan (last appearance) Mercurians (villains); Ellen (introduction); Helen (introduction)
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Giant Killer of Jupiter
    The Red Comet
  2. 1. Giant Killer of Jupiter
    The Red Comet
  3. 2. ["Blaga Daru is getting restless again. Abandoning his..."]
    Gale Allen of the Girl Patrol
  4. 3. ["Don Granval has become a marine scientist on..."]
    Don Granval
  5. 4. ["Captain in the Earth's interplanetary traffic system, pilots..."]
    Spurt Hammond
  6. 5. ["A strange balloon floats over Auro's home. Dinner..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  7. 6. Hitch-Hike in Space
  8. 7. [The Tyrant of Jupiter's Moon]
    Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force
  9. 8. Revolt of the Robots
    Flint Baker
  10. 9. ["The stirring adventure of the kurmen and the..."]
    Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol
  11. 10. ["After many adventures on Uranus, Crash and Betty..."]
    "Crash" Parker
  12. 11. Chorus Girls Wanted
    Cosmo Corrigan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jochen G.
  • Peter Croome
  • Mitchell Maglio
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.