(November 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1942-08-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Love Romances Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Larabie Cunningham (Editor); Gene Fawcette (Art Director)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 4.

The Green Legions of Xalan (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
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

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

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
Looking down at the universe, Mars, god of...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
A first mate (villain, introduction); Capt. Jim Defi (introduction); Dave (introduction); an old man (introduction); Princess Neo (introduction); Mars, God of War
Synopsis
Captain Defi's spaceship lands on Venus. He and his men meet Princess Neo and her people. Mars causes Defi's first mate and the rest of the crew--except for old Sam and cabin boy Dave--to attack and plunder the Venusians. Princess Neo tricks the villains into drinking the juice of a local plant, which causes them to pass out. Defi will go back to Earth and his crew will be charged with mutiny.
Reprints
Keywords
Venus

The Green Legions of Xaltan (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
? [as Hugh Fitzhugh]
Pencils
Pagsilang Rey Isip
Inks
Pagsilang Rey Isip
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reef Ryan, Earthman, and Vara, suddenly find themselves...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Reef Ryan; Vara; Xalanites (introduction); Tab (introduction); Tabess of Xalan (introduction); Tab of Guirtha (villain, introduction, death); Rooka (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
In the Inner-World of Neptune, Reef and Vara are captured and sold as slaves to rival chieftains. Reef saves his "owner," the Tab of Xalan, from an assassination plot and is rewarded with his freedom. He asks help in recovering Vara. In a battle, the Tab of Xalan is mortally wounded by the Tab of Guirtha; the dying king asks Reef to aid his wife the Tabess in her fight against the Guirthites. Tab and Vara are reunited and promise to help her.

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

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

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

Script
? [as Douglas McKee]
Pencils
Saul Rosen
Inks
Saul Rosen ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gale's wrist receiver buzzes ominously.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lief (introduction); Vormants (villain, introduction); Jed Hukk (villain, introduction, death); Gale Allen
Synopsis
The Vormants raid a mining town on the rim of Venus. Gale and her squadron arrive and join young Lief, son of the discoverer of the mine. He says his father's foreman Jed is behind the attack. Gale and the others are captured by the Vormants but Leif drugs the bandits with sugar that makes them drunk. Leif kills Jed and will take over the mine once more.
Reprints
Keywords
Venus

Indexer Notes

Yet another permutation of this strip's title.

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

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

Script
? [as Dick Charles]
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What know we puny Earthlings of the weird...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Haga (villain, introduction); Dasa (introduction); Tona (introduction); King of the Sun People (introduction); Auro
Synopsis
Tona loves Dasa, daughter of the king of Jupiter's Sun People. She steals a radium jewel that will allow them to survive in the forbidden valley--which has "dense air"--and the couple flees. They are captured by Haga's Mist People. Auro intervenes on the side of the Sun People: he exiles Haga and destroys the machines that "densify" the air in the valley, which will now be available to all people. The King says Tona and Dasa may wed.

Will the Insects Conquer the World? (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Kelsey Morrison, M. S., PhD.]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Lost World / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Thorncliffe Herrick]
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only one man could win the fight for...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hunt Bowman (introduction, origin); Lyssa (introduction, origin); Iqor (villain, introduction); the Voltamen (villains, introduction); Basil (villain, introduction); Akan
Synopsis
"Ravaged by planet wars and the resulting plague, Earth in the 33rd century is uninhabited by human life," except "lone archer" Hunt Bowman. He is captured by Iqor, a creature from Volta. Hunt and Lyssa, another prisoner, take over the Volta ship and crash on her planet, the "Lost World." Lyssa's subject Basil fears Hunt wants to become king and revolts, attempting to sacrifice Hunt and Lyssa to the Spirax monster. Hunt kills the monster with an arrow and Basil flees.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First story of the series.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Norge, now ambassador at large, has launched the most wonderful plan of all time.
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Norge; Jolie (guest-star); The Amazon Ambassador of Amazonia (introduction); Ambassador Fourflush of Mars (introduction); Secretary Minx of Jinx (introduction); Frosting
Synopsis
Princess Jolie sends Norge and his polar bear Frosting from Pax to Jupiter on a peace mission. On their way, they are captured by Amazons and stop off at the planet Indigo. Norge promises the warring factions many things and takes them to Pax, but they're arguing again when they arrive. Norge, Frosting and Jolie leave hurriedly, but crashland on Pluto.

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

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, scourge of the ruthless space channel...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Muigela (villain, introduction, death); Gurn (villain, introduction); Mika (villain, introduction, death); Wista (introduction); Sir Gayda (introduction); Star Pirate; Trody
Synopsis
Star Pirate and his sidekick Trody visit the deserted planetoid where they cache their booty and discover Sir Gayda and Wista stranded there. When pirate Muigela's ship lands, Star Pirate learns the villain is dead and defeats Gurn and Mika to become the crew's new leader. The pirates attack a space liner but the crew mutinies when Star Pirate orders no one harmed. The Space Patrol captures them all. Star is sentenced to hang but Sir Gayda reveals himself to be the king of Pluto and pardons him.

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

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

Script
? [as Huxley Haldane]
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Art Saaf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Murderous intrigue via the milky way sets a...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Axtur (villain, introduction); his Locust Men (villains, introduction); Quinn (villain, introduction, death), Dr. Quinn (villain, introduction, death); Flint Baker; Col. Stone; Mimi
Synopsis
Flint Baker and Mimi are sent to prevent "Milky Way guerrilla chief" Axtur and his locust men from raiding a defense outpost on Saturn. Thanks to traitor Quinn, Axtur captures Flint and Mimi and uses Flint's ship to attack the outpost. Flint gets the upper hand and captures Axtur.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Green Legions of Xalan
    Reef Ryan
  2. 1. ["Don't miss Glory Forbes Vigilante in Rangers Comics"]
  3. 2. ["Looking down at the universe, Mars, god of..."]
    Mars, God of War
  4. 3. The Green Legions of Xaltan
    Reef Ryan
  5. 4. ["Gale's wrist receiver buzzes ominously."]
    Gale Allen and Her Girl Squadron
  6. 5. ["What know we puny Earthlings of the weird..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  7. 6. Will the Insects Conquer the World?
  8. 7. ["Only one man could win the fight for..."]
    The Lost World
  9. 8. ["Norge, now ambassador at large, has launched the most wonderful plan of all time."]
    Norge Benson
  10. 9. ["Star Pirate, scourge of the ruthless space channel..."]
    Star Pirate
  11. 10. ["Murderous intrigue via the milky way sets a..."]
    Flint Baker
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