(March 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale Date
1940-01-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Love Romances Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (editor); Will Eisner [as William E. Eisner] (art director); S. M. Iger (feature editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 444353.


The Weird Void of Outer Space (Table of Contents)

The Planetary Adventures of Flint Baker on Pluto / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Flint Baker
Reprints

Calling All Manhunters! Can You Solve a Crime? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Bull's-Eye Bannon / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

The Planetary Adventures of Flint Baker on Pluto / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Herman Bolstein [as Starr Gayza] (signed)
Pencils
Bob Powell ?
Inks
? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bidding goodbye to their Martian friends and Princess...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Fletcher "Flint" Baker; Mimi Wilson; Plutonian King (villain, introduction); The Plutonians (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Instead of returning to Earth, Mimi sets the controls to Pluto, where they arrive out of fuel. Immediately, Flint is attacked by weird half-man, half-amphibian creatures and captured.
Reprints
Keywords
Disintegrator Ray; Pluto

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

Pencils credit from Roy Thomas Presents Planet Comics (PS Artbooks, 2012 series) #1.

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

Amazona the Mighty Woman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Blum [as Wilson Locke] (byline)
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich; shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the vast cold reaches of the far north lives Amazona, woman of surpassing strength and unmatched beauty.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Amazona (introduction, origin); Blake Manners (newspaperman, explorer, introduction, only appearance); Hennigan (Blake's newspaper Editor, introduction); unnamed cab driver (introduction); gang of jewel robbers (villains, introduction for all, most die)
Synopsis
Amazona and her people, the last survivors of a super race that perished during the last ice age, live in the far north reaches of the Arctic. They are visited by Blake, the only survivor of an exploratory expedition. Wanting to return to America, a land Amazona know nothing about, Blake finds himself accompanied on the trip by Amazona, who is bored with her true home.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit from Roy Thomas Presents Planet Comics (PS Artbooks, 2012 series) #1.

Toni Blum and Dan Zolnerowich credits from Men of Mystery Comics (AC, 1999 series) #100.

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

Red Comet / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Jackson ? [as Major Thorp] (byline)
Pencils
Ken Jackson ?; Alex Blum ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Red Comet, mystery explorer of the universe, cruising through space in search of adventure, suddenly gets a strange message...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Red Comet; Golo (villain, ruler of the giants, introduction); the Giants (villains, introduction for all, many die)
Synopsis
While crusing the universe, Red Comet gets a strange message from a ruler on Jupiter, who challenges the entire solar system to battle with his forces.
Reprints
Keywords
Jupiter

Indexer Notes

Hames Ware suggests Don Lynch or Newt Alfred as possibilities for penciler.

Script and pencils credits from Roy Thomas Presents Planet Comics (PS Artbooks, 2012 series) #1.

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

Spurt Hammond, Planet-Flyer / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spurt Hammond is passing through space within the orbit of Mercury, when the spheroid of his astragraph picks up an alarming sight...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spurt Hammond; Princess Zilla (introduction); Radgio (villain, Zilla's Prime Minister, introduction, death); Radgio's Councilmen (villains, introduction for all); Radgio's monsters (villains, introduction for all, some die)
Synopsis
While cruising near Mercury, Spurt's astragraph picks up the images of a young girl being roughly seized by brutal captors, and he heads to the planet to investigate. He saves Princess Zilla and learns that her prime minister is turning people into monsters, seeking to conquer the world.
Reprints
Keywords
astragraph; Mercury

The Lizard-Men of Alpha Astra (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Lin Davies] (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Dexter Ames caught his breath.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Dexter Ames; Doctor Phillips; Cara Phillips (the doctor's daughter); Sept Morgan (ship's Engineer); Gunner Hatch (crew member); The Lizard Men (villains, many die)
Synopsis
Ames and Phillips visit a mystery planet and come face to face with rodent-faced Lizard Men!
Reprints
Keywords
Columbus (a space ship); Planet Alpha Astra

Indexer Notes

Story occurs in the year 21,000 A.D.

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

Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bob Jordan] (byline)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lieutenant of the Space Patrol, Buzz Crandall's life is one of thrilling adventure.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lieutenant Buzz Crandall; Sabdra Coran; Moon Bats (villains); Lunar Land Squid (villain, death)
Synopsis
Sandra and Buzz report to Post 82 on the Moon and discover that all communication with Post 83 has been cut off, so the pair go and investigate.
Reprints
Keywords
Autoped; Cosmic Gun; Post 82; The Moon

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

Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force / comic story / 12.75 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Beekman Terrill] (byline)
Pencils
Leonard Frank
Inks
Leonard Frank
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pirate ships attack defenseless space transports.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Nelson Cole; unnamed Chief of the Solar Force; Felon (villain, space pirate leader, introduction, death?); space pirates (villains, introduction for all, many die)
Synopsis
The Chief of the Solar Force puts Captain Cole in charge of finding the space pirates that are attacking defenseless space transports.
Reprints
Keywords
Iconoscope

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Roy Thomas Presents Planet Comics (PS Artbooks, 2012 series) #1.

The Case of the Diamond Death: Case 1: File-A: Clue No. 4 (Table of Contents: 9)

Bull's-Eye Bannon / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pulling a gun won't help, Bonse...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bulls-Eye Bannon; Tom Peerce (mention only, death); Bonse (villain); two unnamed criminals (villains)
Synopsis
Bannon captures the last suspect in the murder of Tom Peerce.
Reprints

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

Auro Lord of Jupiter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Herman Bolstein
Pencils
R. Louis Golden [as R. L. Golden] (signed)
Inks
R. Louis Golden [as R. L. Golden] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the palace grounds, mighty Auro retains his wonderful build, by practicing hair-raising stunts!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Auro (King of Jupiter); Auro's unnamed guard; the Dragon Man (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A strange character approaches Auro's throne and asks him if he intends to kill a dragon responsible for the deaths of many of Auro's people. Soon Auro learns that this man, called the Dragon Man, is, in fact, the dragon.
Reprints
Keywords
Jupiter

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

The blurb of last issue's story indicated that the story for this issue was "The Dragon God".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Mysteries of the Universe / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is no surface on the sun, it...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrated, two panel factual information featurette on the origin of the Earth and the fact there is no surface to the Sun.

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

advertisement / 0.05 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Weird Void of Outer Space
    The Planetary Adventures of Flint Baker on Pluto
  2. 1. Calling All Manhunters! Can You Solve a Crime?
    Bull's-Eye Bannon
  3. 2. ["Bidding goodbye to their Martian friends and Princess..."]
    The Planetary Adventures of Flint Baker on Pluto
  4. 3. ["In the vast cold reaches of the far north lives Amazona, woman of surpassing strength and unmatched beauty."]
    Amazona the Mighty Woman
  5. 4. ["Red Comet, mystery explorer of the universe, cruising through space in search of adventure, suddenly gets a strange message..."]
    Red Comet
  6. 5. ["Spurt Hammond is passing through space within the orbit of Mercury, when the spheroid of his astragraph picks up an alarming sight..."]
    Spurt Hammond, Planet-Flyer
  7. 6. The Lizard-Men of Alpha Astra
  8. 7. ["Lieutenant of the Space Patrol, Buzz Crandall's life is one of thrilling adventure."]
    Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol
  9. 8. ["Pirate ships attack defenseless space transports."]
    Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force
  10. 9. The Case of the Diamond Death: Case 1: File-A: Clue No. 4
    Bull's-Eye Bannon
  11. 10. ["On the palace grounds, mighty Auro retains his wonderful build, by practicing hair-raising stunts!"]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  12. 11. ["There is no surface on the sun, it..."]
    Mysteries of the Universe
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Matthias Hofmann
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.