(December 1942)

Fiction House, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1942-09-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Flying Stories, Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Larabie Cunningham (credited) (editor); Gene Fawcette (credited) (art director)

Issue Notes

Indicia title: Rangers Comics.
Contents copyrighted, 1942, by Flying Stories, Inc.

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.

Sabres of Defiance (Table of Contents)

U. S. Rangers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich (signed as ZOLNE ROWICH)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich (signed as ZOLNE ROWICH)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Logo trademark information: (Submission) Serial #: 456,529. Flying Stories, Inc. New York, N. Y., Filed Oct. 30, 1942. "Rangers Comics" (logo design). The word "Comics" is disclaimed apart from the mark. For Periodical. Claims in use since July 20, 1942. Trademark submission posted in the Official Gazette for the United States Patent Office, Volume 546, January 19, 1943, p. 427.

Sabres of Defiance (Table of Contents: 1)

U. S. Rangers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
R. W. Colt (credited as Capt. Raymond Colt)
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson ? (signed as AA) (see notes); ? [as AA] (signed) (see notes)
Inks
Ruth Atkinson ? (signed as AA) (see notes); ? [as AA] (signed) (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
U. S. Rangers (formerly Rangers of Freedom (II)); Jade (villain, introduction, death); The Japanese (villains)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb. Art is signed with a colophon that can be interpreted as either "RA" or "AR" or "AA". If this is, indeed, Ruth Atkinson, she is being assisted by a more experienced artist/inker. Other possibilities include Al Avison or Aldo Rubano, but the art doesn't support those as well.

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

Glory Forbes Vigilante / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Hickok (credited) (house name)
Pencils
Pagsilang Isip (signed as Rey Isip)
Inks
Pagsilang Isip (signed as Rey Isip)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chinese New Year...The steep streets of Frisco's...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Yaki Su (villain); Lun Din (introduction, death); Tu Kang; Jasmine

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

The Werewolf Hunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Armand Weygand] (credited)
Pencils
Gus Schrotter ?
Inks
Gus Schrotter ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Werewolfery (see Lycanthropy, Encyclopedia Britannica) plays a prominent...
Genre
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Characters
Professor Broussard [The Werewolf Hunter] (introduction); Danny O'Shea (Broussard's assistant, introduction); Jacques Duval (a werewolf, villain, introduction, death); Marie (introduction); Michele (introduction)

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

The Sea Devil / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Capt. Nelson Jones] (credited)
Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the Dewey Shipyards at Tampa, Alexander Dewey...
Genre
military; war
Characters
The Sea Devil; Tiny (villain); Mungo (villain, introduction); Kapitan Wezel (villain, introduction); Nazis (villains)

Treachery On Timor (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Russell (credited)
Pencils
? (two panels illustration art)
Inks
? (two panels illustration art)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

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

Rocky Hall Jungle Stalker / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Buck Masters] (credited)
Pencils
Rudy Palais (pages 1-7); Richard Case (page 8)
Inks
Saul Rosen ?; Richard Case (page 8)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cannibal slavers cook up more terror and destruction...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Rocky Hall; The Ubandos (villains, introduction); An Arab Chieftain (introduction); Sarika (Chieftain's daughter, introduction)

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

Private Elmer Pippin and the Colonel's Daughter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as George R. Cracker] (credited)
Pencils
Al Walker
Inks
Al Walker
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sergeant Boyle, nursemaid to the carrier pigeons, stares...
Genre
humor
Characters
Private Elmer Pippin; Colonel's Daughter; Hans (villain, introduction); another unnamed spy (villain, introduction)

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

Tex Rainger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Savitt (credited as Hank Houston)
Pencils
Sam Savitt (credited as Hank Houston)
Inks
Sam Savitt (credited as Hank Houston)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Saturday night, after the roundup, Tex Rainger and...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Rainger; Jake (villain, introduction, death); other bandits (introduction)

Indexer Notes

next appearance in PIONEER WEST ROMANCES #7

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

The Phantom Falcons / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as William Brooks] (credited)
Pencils
Art Saaf (signed as A. Saaf)
Inks
Art Saaf (signed as A. Saaf)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Striking with the fury of their feathered namesakes...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
The Phantom Falcons; Admiral Kamatoto (villain, introduction); The Japanese
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sabres of Defiance
    U. S. Rangers
  2. 1. Sabres of Defiance
    U. S. Rangers
  3. 2. ["Chinese New Year...The steep streets of Frisco's..."]
    Glory Forbes Vigilante
  4. 3. ["Werewolfery (see Lycanthropy, Encyclopedia Britannica) plays a prominent..."]
    The Werewolf Hunter
  5. 4. ["In the Dewey Shipyards at Tampa, Alexander Dewey..."]
    The Sea Devil
  6. 5. Treachery On Timor
  7. 6. ["Cannibal slavers cook up more terror and destruction..."]
    Rocky Hall Jungle Stalker
  8. 7. ["Sergeant Boyle, nursemaid to the carrier pigeons, stares..."]
    Private Elmer Pippin and the Colonel's Daughter
  9. 8. ["Saturday night, after the roundup, Tex Rainger and..."]
    Tex Rainger
  10. 9. ["Striking with the fury of their feathered namesakes..."]
    The Phantom Falcons
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