(May 1945)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
Every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Love Romances Pub. Co., Inc.
Editing
Paul Payne
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Colossus of the Blood-Moon (Table of Contents)

Gale Allen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gale Allen
Reprints

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

The Lost World / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Thornecliffe Herrick]
Pencils
Lily Renee?; ?
Inks
Graham Ingels?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Too long have Hunt Bowman and Lyssa wandered...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bruce (intro; brain transplanted to a Voltaman's body); Bonnie (intro); Robin (intro); Villains: Voltamen (1st story in which they use Latin syntax speak); Prince Guth (intro; death; body used as receptacle for Bruce's brain)

Indexer Notes

The art here is reminiscent of both Renee and Ingels but is not clearly by either of them.

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

Mysta of the Moon / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ross Gallun]
Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
Joe Doolin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And why does Mars laugh? Did not the...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mysta of the Moon; Mysta's robot (intro); Mars, God of War (cameo); Villains: Superbrain (intro; death); Bela (intro)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Despite this being a continuation/revamping of the Mars strip, the cover blurb still reads "Mars God of War."

Colossus of the Blood-Moon (Table of Contents: 3)

Gale Allen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Douglas McKee]
Pencils
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks
Fran Hopper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the diary of Gale Allen: Until our...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gale Allen; Villains: Colossus (intro; death); two brothers (intro; death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

Doorway To Destruction (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Garold S. Hatfield]
Pencils
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks
Fran Hopper (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

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

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

Script
? [as Len Dodson]
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that--? Red light flashing!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Star Pirate; Blackbeard (intro; appears in most stories from now on); Villains: A lady pirate and her band (intro for all)

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

Space Rangers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Huxley Haldane]
Pencils
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dust clouds swirled through the ether waves, Earthward...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Space Rangers [Flint Baker; Reef Ryan]; Villains: Grada (intro; death); Zru (intro; death); other aliens (intro; death)
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Colossus of the Blood-Moon
    Gale Allen
  2. 1. ["Too long have Hunt Bowman and Lyssa wandered..."]
    The Lost World
  3. 2. ["And why does Mars laugh? Did not the..."]
    Mysta of the Moon
  4. 3. Colossus of the Blood-Moon
    Gale Allen
  5. 4. Doorway To Destruction
  6. 5. ["What's that--? Red light flashing!"]
    Star Pirate
  7. 6. ["Dust clouds swirled through the ether waves, Earthward..."]
    Space Rangers
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.