(March 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Love Romances Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss; Gene Fawcette (Art Director)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

The Warrior-Maid of Mercury (Table of Contents)

Mars, God of War / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich [as Zolne Rowich] (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich [as Zolne Rowich] (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

3 Smash Hits (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Warrior-Maid of Mercury (Table of Contents: 2)

Mars, God of War / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ross Gallun]
Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mars, god of war, stares down at the...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Anton (villain, introduction); Prof. Stone (introduction); Dave Stone (introduction); Commander Telma (introduction); a hermit (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

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

Reef Ryan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Hugh Fitzhugh]
Pencils
George Appel ?
Inks
Al Gabriele ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Things are mighty quiet with Sarku gone, Reef.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Vara (guest-star); Nepon (guest-star); Repul (villain); Mordas Krad (villain, introduction); King Aquara (introduction)
Reprints

Our Solar System (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

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

Norge Benson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Olaf Bjorn]
Pencils
Al Walker
Inks
Al Walker
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On Pluto, the planet of ice and snow...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Prof. Squint (guest-star); The Gooleys (villains, introduction, death?); Presto (a penguin magician, introduction)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Auro Lord of Jupiter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Nick Charles]
Pencils
Seymour Reit
Inks
Seymour Reit
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the fetid core of Auto's realm arise...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Islandmen (villains, introduction); Marron (introduction); Ronno (introduction)
Reprints

Invisible People (Table of Contents: 7)

Jeff Drake / text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bjorn Tagens]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Blast Bragen

Indexer Notes

One third of second page is taken up by the Ownership Statement.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
? [as Al Schmidt]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the space ship Rogue Star hurtles toward...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Erik (villain, introduction, death); other Vikings (villains, introduction)

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

Gale Allen and the Girl Squadron / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Douglas McKee]
Pencils
George Carl Wilhelms
Inks
George Carl Wilhelms
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Gale and the girl squadron explore a...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lura (a Girl Squadron member, introduction); Pocatl (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

The Graveyard of Space (Table of Contents: 10)

Star Pirate / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Leonardo Vinci]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dagara (villain); Ted (introduction); his father (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Note that the strip title drops "The" and becomes simply "Star Pirate."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
? [as Cy Thatcher]
Pencils
Saul Rosen
Inks
Saul Rosen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Defeated and humbled, the arch fiend Rasnel, lord...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rasnel; Dolores Taylor; Rusty
Reprints

The Big Six (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Warrior-Maid of Mercury
    Mars, God of War
  2. 1. 3 Smash Hits
  3. 2. The Warrior-Maid of Mercury
    Mars, God of War
  4. 3. ["Things are mighty quiet with Sarku gone, Reef."]
    Reef Ryan
  5. 4. Our Solar System
  6. 5. ["On Pluto, the planet of ice and snow..."]
    Norge Benson
  7. 6. ["From the fetid core of Auto's realm arise..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  8. 7. Invisible People
    Jeff Drake
  9. 8. ["As the space ship Rogue Star hurtles toward..."]
    Flint Baker
  10. 9. ["As Gale and the girl squadron explore a..."]
    Gale Allen and the Girl Squadron
  11. 10. The Graveyard of Space
    Star Pirate
  12. 11. ["Defeated and humbled, the arch fiend Rasnel, lord..."]
    The Red Comet
  13. 12. The Big Six
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