(May 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every other month
On-sale Date
1942-03-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Love Romances Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Gene Fawcette (art director)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the previous issue.

The Vampire-Men of Neptune (Table of Contents)

Reef Ryan / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Reef Ryan; Vara
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; ray guns; torture

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Rangers of Freedom; Sheena; Wambi, Jungle Boy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (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, drives a crumbling civilization toward destruction under the...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Marina (villain, introduction); Telma; Bruce (introduction); Mars
Synopsis
Bruce and Telma thwart Mars' scheme to induce rebellion among the women of Salus.
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaurs; knives; saber-toothed cats; Salus (planet); slavery

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

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
The Red Comet smashes into action against Randi, the power-mad...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dolores Taylor; Rusty; Randi (villain, introduction); Prince Orman (introduction); King Tyrus (introduction); Red Comet; Krazene
Synopsis
Red Comet prevents a coup against King Tyrus.
Reprints
Keywords
Mercury; Tyronus

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

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
W-w-welcome to the w-w-wintry p-p-planet P-P-Pluto, home of...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Slug (villain); Norge Benson; Frosting; Hatrack; Wiggins
Synopsis
Norge and his companions rescue penguins shanghied by Slug as a crew for his whaling ship.
Reprints
Keywords
Moby Dick; penguins; reading; Rears and Sawbuck catalog (parody of Sears and Roebuck); sailing ships; Waddle Inn; whales; whaling

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

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
Through the brooding Jupiterian forest race two excited figures...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bixo (villain, introduction); Rella (introduction); Amno (introduction); Auro
Synopsis
Auro convinces Bixo to accept his new son-in-law.
Reprints
Keywords
castles; dinosaurs; elopement; spears

The Temple of Time (Table of Contents: 6)

Jeff Drake / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum? [as Bjorn Tagens]
Pencils
? (2 panels art)
Inks
? (2 panels art)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The great cavern hummed with the preparations for a march to battle.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jeff Drake; Mort Woodruff; Blast Bragen; King Regna; Princess Lustra; Redmond
Synopsis
King Regna and his people, with the aid of Earthmen, seek to overthrow the usurper Queen Morla.
Reprints
Keywords
Temple of Time

The Vampire-Men of Neptune (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
? [as Hugh Fitzhugh]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reef, please don't go...it's dangerous in those...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Vara; King Nepon; Mordras Krad (villain); the Kraddaks (villain, introduction); Reef Ryan; Coraamites
Synopsis
Reef and Vara thwart Krad's schemes for conquest of Corraam.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; catapults; Corraam; prism-rays of death; torture; vulbat

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover.

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

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
Gale Allen's flagship is cruising over the mountains...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jack North; Zang (villain, introduction, death); Queen of Vanam (introduction); Gale Allen
Synopsis
Gale and the girls rescue the queen of Vanam from Zang, the exile.
Reprints
Keywords
crowns; mining; octopoid monsters; royalty; silium mines; Vanam (planet)

Intra Space Combat Rocket (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here is an imaginative design that may someday...
Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Speculative feature about the possible design of a future spaceship.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Star Pirate, Robin Hood of the space lanes, crosses swords again with Dagara,...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dagara (villain); Slade (villain, introduction); Star Pirate; Trody
Synopsis
Star Pirate prevents pirates from taking a cargo of medicine.
Reprints
Keywords
cutlasses; pirates; plastma; saloons; sarsparex; skeletons; space helmets; teklin; walking the plank

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

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

Script
? [as Al Schmidt] (signed)
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the Rogue Star hurtles through space, Flint...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Flint Baker; Mimi; Prince Micho (son of King Morrin, introduction); Morrin (former King of Uranus, death); Tolgamo (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Flint and Mimi are heading for Foressa, the tree kingdom on the planet Uranus, unaware that Tolgamo has taken over. Flint then helps secure the throne of Foressa for Prince Micho.
Reprints
Keywords
Foressa; knives; prisons; Rogue Star (rocket ship); skeletons; swords; Uranus

Indexer Notes

Al Schmidt is a house name and not the actual name of any person.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Modern Concise Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Vampire-Men of Neptune
    Reef Ryan
  2. 1. ["3 bull's-eye hits!"]
    Rangers of Freedom; Sheena; Wambi, Jungle Boy
  3. 2. ["Mars, god of war, drives a crumbling civilization toward destruction under the..."]
    Mars, God of War
  4. 3. ["The Red Comet smashes into action against Randi, the power-mad..."]
    The Red Comet
  5. 4. ["W-w-welcome to the w-w-wintry p-p-planet P-P-Pluto, home of..."]
    Norge Benson
  6. 5. ["Through the brooding Jupiterian forest race two excited figures..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  7. 6. The Temple of Time
    Jeff Drake
  8. 7. The Vampire-Men of Neptune
    Reef Ryan
  9. 8. ["Gale Allen's flagship is cruising over the mountains..."]
    Gale Allen and the Girl Squadron
  10. 9. Intra Space Combat Rocket
  11. 10. ["Star Pirate, Robin Hood of the space lanes, crosses swords again with Dagara,..."]
    Star Pirate
  12. 11. ["As the Rogue Star hurtles through space, Flint..."]
    Flint Baker
  13. 12. ["Why guess? Get the best"]
  14. 13. ["Amazing gift offer to Planet readers!"]
    Modern Concise Encyclopedia
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