(January 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1942-10-22
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, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 1.

Inferno on the Fifth Moon (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Flint Baker

Indexer Notes

Several other features are given titles on the cover.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer ?; Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks
Henry Kiefer ?; Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
2 thrilling jungle books!
Characters
Sheena; Wambi

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. House ad for Sheena, Queen of the Jungle and Wambi, Jungle Boy.

[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
Under the impenetrable, cloud-hidden surface of the mystery planet...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bill Taylor (introduction); unnamed scientist (an old scientist, introduction, death); Zagro (introduction, death, villain); Saturnians (villains); Mars; Flo Davis
Synopsis
Mars inhabits the body of Zagro; Zagro then plots to capture passengers from a space-liner to build a fleet of spaceships to conquer the solar system.
Keywords
kalomite; Saturn; vitrane

Sorceress of Xalan (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Exploring Neptune's strange and adventurous inner world, Reef...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Reef Ryan; Vara; Tabess of Xalan (guest star); Barda (introduction, villain); Wasel (introduction)
Synopsis
The Barda acquires a charm potion that allows him to influence the Tabess; the Barda convinces the Tabess that Reef Ryan was responsible for the death of her husband. Furthermore, with the aid of the charm potion, the Tabess is also persuaded to marry the Barda.
Reprints
Keywords
batar; Sylta Mines; tants; Xalan

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

Mad Master of Venus (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
In the unknown vastness of outer space, Gale...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gale Allen; Girl Squadron; High Priestess of Har (introduction, death, villain); High Priest of Har (introduction, villain); Bull god worshippers (introduction)
Synopsis
Gale and her squadron recover the mummy of King Rogert.
Keywords
Endless Hills; Venus

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

[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 fantastic wizardry takes place in the bowels...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Auro; The Frog People and their leader (introduction, death, villains)
Synopsis
Auro rescues a kidnapped girl from the Frog People.
Keywords
tyrannosso

The Ultimate Earthman (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Montague Truex, Ph. D.]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you've been wondering the why and how of things.
Genre
science fiction

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

The Lost World / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Thorncliffe Herrick]
Pencils
Nick Cardy [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Earth was a shambles when Hunt Bowman, the...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hunt Bowman; Lyssa; Villains: Yak Bar (introduction); Snagg (introduction); Nupa (introduction); Lizto (introduction); Iqor; Voltamen; Basil
Synopsis
Hunt and Lyssa try to unite two tribes of humans, but find their way blocked by the Valley of Fire. Meanwhile, Iqor has returned to the Lost World to exact revenge on Hunt.
Reprints
Keywords
spirax

Indexer Notes

One vertical third of one page is comprised of an ad.

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

The Age of Chemistry / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's free this new book of special interest to every boy and girl

Indexer Notes

Ad for the book, "The Age of Chemistry." Located on page 4 of "The Lost World" sequence.

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

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, Frosting, and Jolie return to Pluto after...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Norge Benson; Hatrack (deer); Frosting (bear); Guest Star: Jolie; Villain: Icthysaurus Tyrannosaurus Giganticus (introduction, death, a dinosaur)
Synopsis
Norge devises a plan to "save" Pluto from a horrible beast so that he can be hailed as a hero.
Keywords
penguins; Pluto

[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, bold Robin Hood of the space lanes...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Star Pirate; Trody; Roger (introduction); Margo (daughter of Dictator, introduction); Villains: Robber Red (introduction); the Dictator of Zev (introduction); One-Eye Pete
Synopsis
Star Pirate travels to Zev to help the inhabitants against the Dictator of Zev.
Reprints
Keywords
Zev (planetoid)

Inferno on the Fifth Moon (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Strife blazes into bloody war on the Fifth Moon...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Flint Baker; Mimi; Xuak and other miners (introduction); Queen Tehya; Gorelle; Madlyn (death); other Lunar Amazons; Ferot
Synopsis
Xuak leads a revolt by ore miners against their female overlords on the Fifth Moon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Xuak is also spelled Xauk throughout the story - even within the same panel.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich; ?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich; ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why guess? Get the best
Characters
KaƤnga; Sheena; Flint Baker

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. House ad for six Fiction House titles.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The 97 pound weakling--who became "the world's most perfectly developed man"
Characters
Charles Atlas (photo)

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for the "Dynamic Tension" method of bodybuilding.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Inferno on the Fifth Moon
    Flint Baker
  2. 1. ["2 thrilling jungle books!"]
    Sheena, Queen of the Jungle; Wambi, Jungle Boy
  3. 2. ["Under the impenetrable, cloud-hidden surface of the mystery planet..."]
    Mars, God of War
  4. 3. Sorceress of Xalan
    Reef Ryan
  5. 4. Mad Master of Venus
    Gale Allen and Her Girl Squadron
  6. 5. ["What fantastic wizardry takes place in the bowels..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  7. 6. The Ultimate Earthman
  8. 7. ["Earth was a shambles when Hunt Bowman, the..."]
    The Lost World
  9. 8. ["It's free this new book of special interest to every boy and girl"]
    The Age of Chemistry
  10. 9. ["Norge, Frosting, and Jolie return to Pluto after..."]
    Norge Benson
  11. 10. ["Star Pirate, bold Robin Hood of the space lanes..."]
    Star Pirate
  12. 11. Inferno on the Fifth Moon
    Flint Baker
  13. 12. ["Why guess? Get the best"]
  14. 13. ["The 97 pound weakling--who became "the world's most perfectly developed man""]
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