(August 1946)

Fiction House, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Flying Stories, Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Jack Byrne (Managing Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is Ranger Comics; cover title is Rangers Comics


none (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Doolin
Inks:
Joe Doolin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Cover image does not relate to any interior feature.

The Big Six of the Comics! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

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

Firehair / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as John Starr]
Pencils:
August Froehlich; Bob Lubbers
Inks:
August Froehlich; Bob Lubbers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
This is the story of the wooing of Firehair.
Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Dakota Chief Tehama; Red Lance (wooer of Firehair);
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The artwork is Froehlich with the exception of Lubbers redrawing of Firehair's face throughout.

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

Crusoe Island / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Skipper Martin]
Pencils:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Connie Courtney, newspaper reporter, en route to a China assignment...
Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Intro of: Connie Courtney (reporter); Paul Harris, Jr. (son of famous General); Loo Fey (Chinese priness)

Indexer Notes

First appearance

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

Sky Rangers featuring Captain Morgan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as R. W. Colt]
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Postal Union -- Captain Morgan -- Hotel Westmore -- St. Louis...
Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Hal Morgan (pilot); Mr. Graham (the 'tall Texan')

Indexer Notes

This is the former U.S. Rangers strip marshalled out of the service and into civilian life. Even the house-name of the "author" has been decomissioned.
The Rangers apply for and get their job with Graham Enterprises

The Ghost of Dutch Emil (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ed Lacy]
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
crime

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

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

Script:
? [as Armand Broussard]
Pencils:
Lily Renee (signed)
Inks:
Lily Renee (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
There had been a weird note of anxiety and mystery in my sudden summons...
Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Prof. Armand Broussard [The Werewolf Hunter]; Dr. Richard Howe (haunted explorer; thief & murderer)

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

Glory Forbes / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Bob Hickok]
Pencils:
Al Walker
Inks:
Al Walker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Glory, you know professor Ledeaux, the distinguished art critic...
Genre:
adventure

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

Tiger Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Eric Marlin]
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
She was dead now, the girl Bob Benton loved, the girl who betrayed him...
Genre:
crime
Characters:
Bob Benton [Tiger Man]; Pali (his Hindu assisstant); The GFrog (villain; killer of Nan Benton)

Indexer Notes

JV - I would almost bet on inks by Gene Fawcette.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. none
  2. 1. The Big Six of the Comics!
  3. 2. ["This is the story of the wooing of Firehair."]
    Firehair
  4. 3. ["Connie Courtney, newspaper reporter, en route to a China assignment..."]
    Crusoe Island
  5. 4. ["Postal Union -- Captain Morgan -- Hotel Westmore -- St. Louis..."]
    Sky Rangers featuring Captain Morgan
  6. 5. The Ghost of Dutch Emil
  7. 6. ["There had been a weird note of anxiety and mystery in my sudden summons..."]
    The Werewolf Hunter
  8. 7. ["Glory, you know professor Ledeaux, the distinguished art critic..."]
    Glory Forbes
  9. 8. ["She was dead now, the girl Bob Benton loved, the girl who betrayed him..."]
    Tiger Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Peter Croome
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.