(1953)

Fiction House, 1953 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Flying Stories, Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
J. F. Byrne (managing editor); Jerry Iger (art director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Available as a scan at digitalcomicmuseum.com.


He Gambled With Satan and Lost (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Maurice Whitman
Inks:
Maurice Whitman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Harry Ralston; Sylvia Gregory; Dr. Hinsdale

["Reduce keep slim at home with relaxing, soothing massage!"] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Big Six Of The Comics! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Monster (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dr. Hinsdale; Dr. Gregory; Sylvia Gregory; Harry Ralston; Nicholas [Satan]; Mother Shimley
Synopsis:
London, 1853. Scientist Hinsdale works on a potion to alter man for the better. When he transforms a rival into a hideous fiend, he won’t complain either. In the end the beast turns against his creator – who had been tricked all along by the forces of evil.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence info by Frank Motler, 2002-08-22. (Per Sandell ed.). Update from actual comic by Jim Ludwig 2005-09-02.
Art looks familiar and like the artist on some Hell's Angels stories in Sparkling Stars.

The Mirror (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [from Iger Shop]
Pencils:
? [from Iger Shop]
Inks:
? [from Iger Shop]
Colors:
? [from Iger Shop]
Letters:
? [from Iger Shop]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jim Brady; Charles Fox, Jr.; Christine Fox; Charles Fox
Synopsis:
A big mirror sucks people into it – probably to rejuvenate an evil woman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence info by Frank Motler, 2002-08-22. (Per Sandell ed.). Update 2005-09-02 by Jim Ludwig. Story contains some Milt Caniff Dragon Lady Swipes as well as some good girl art swipes that look like they came from Blue Beetle.

[""Pulling boners" on stamps, as described in a previous article, is the making of embarressing mistakes by engravers who produce the designs which appear on stamps."] (Table of Contents: 5)

Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sidney M. Elias
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Mistakes made on stamps.

["Amazing new invention makes drawing easy"] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Traitor's House (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Anthony D'Adamo (signed)
Inks:
Anthony D'Adamo?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Willie the Weeper; Jonathan; John B. Fletcher; Anton
Synopsis:
Foreign agents use a derelict house to hide and torture an American scientist. Ghosts from the past come to the rescue.
Reprints:

The Philosopher's Stone (Table of Contents: 8)

Dr. Drew / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Marilyn Mercer
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti ?; Will Eisner ?
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti ?; Will Eisner ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dr. Drew; Gordon Kyle; Mrs. Kyle; Sgt. Dawson; Count St. Germain
Synopsis:
The philosoper's stone is sought and used. 2.000 year old count St. Germain regains possession of the famed “Philosopher’s Stone”, granting him eternal life. Dr. Drew gets in his way and after battling with magic, the stone is destroyed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from original story.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Tillmann Courth.
"Dr. Drew" ran originally in RANGERS COMICS # 47 - #60.
We believe that only the “Dr. Drew” stories in RANGERS COMICS #57 - #60 are by Grandenetti.
This is probably not, although it is signed by Grandenetti.

[Artistic Similes of Fine Diamond & Gold Rings] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Hi there, pal!"] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Get Prizes... Make Money] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. He Gambled With Satan and Lost
  2. 1. ["Reduce keep slim at home with relaxing, soothing massage!"]
  3. 2. The Big Six Of The Comics!
    Fiction House Comics
  4. 3. The Monster
  5. 4. The Mirror
  6. 5. [""Pulling boners" on stamps, as described in a previous article, is the making of embarressing mistakes by engravers who produce the designs which appear on stamps."]
    Stamp Page
  7. 6. ["Amazing new invention makes drawing easy"]
  8. 7. Traitor's House
  9. 8. The Philosopher's Stone
    Dr. Drew
  10. 9. [Artistic Similes of Fine Diamond & Gold Rings]
  11. 10. ["Hi there, pal!"]
  12. 11. [Get Prizes... Make Money]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Jim Stangas
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome