(March 1949)

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.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Jack Byrne (credited as J. F. Byrne) (managing editor); Thurman Scott (credited as T. T. Scott) (business manager)

Issue Notes

Owners: Love Romances Pub. Co., Inc.; J. G. Scott
According to the Statement of Ownership, there's no editor.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Doolin
Inks
John Celardo; H. C. Kiefer ? (female head)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This looks like Doolin on pencils with mainly Celardo inks except for the head of the heroine, which may be inked by Kiefer.

The Big 6 of the Comics (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

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

The Lost World / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Thornecliffe Herrick]
Pencils
George Evans (signed)
Inks
George Evans (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To all members of Volta planetary union, greetings...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Voltamen (villain); Rasarc (aka "Abel"; intro; dies; villain); Shaloff (intro; dies; villain); Beetle (villain); the Broodunians (villain); Octopodians (villain); Hunt Bowman; Lyssa
Synopsis
A Voltaman poses as a human to create a fake peace treaty between the Earthlings and the Voltamen.
Reprints

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

Futura / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as John Douglas]
Pencils
Enrico Bagnoli
Inks
Enrico Bagnoli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Haunting shadows flit Futura's mind and she writhes...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Futura [Marcia Reynolds]; Omma (villain, dies); Yrina (villain); Lizard-Men (villain, introduction); Blargo (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When their ship crashes, Futura and Yrina must escape from the Lizard-Men.
Reprints

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

Star Pirate / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Len Dodson]
Pencils
Leonard Starr (signed)
Inks
Leonard Starr (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cargo ships missing in outer void X! was the...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Star Pirate; Blacky; Zaroth (villain, introduction); Fura (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Zaroth and Fura send a distress call in an attempt to capture Star Pirate.
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jack Byrne (credited as J. F. Byrne) (managing editor)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

A Trip to the Moon (Table of Contents: 6)

Life on Other Worlds / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bay
Inks
Bay
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Same art style as is signed "BAY" in issue #60.

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

Auro / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Dick Charles]
Pencils
Graham Ingels?
Inks
Graham Ingels?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The marvel of the millineum! One fair maiden...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Auro; Zarixa (introduction); Dr. Tor (introduction); Sala (villain, introduction); Akim (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Auro battles monsters in a space carnival.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art is probably by someone imitating Ingels. Auro is no longer "Lord of Jupiter" in this episode.

Varnog of Venus (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Thornecliffe Herrick]
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

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

Space Rangers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Hugh Fitzhugh] (credited)
Pencils
Frank Fermonetti [as Fermo#] (signed)
Inks
Frank Fermonetti [as Fermo#] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The deadly swamps of Maremma had claimed too...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Space Rangers [Flint Baker; Reef Ryan]; Slagger (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

Revolt on Planet Xanthia! (Table of Contents: 10)

Mysta of the Moon / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ross Gallun]
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Ray Osrin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mysta of the Moon; Guest Stars: Dirk Garro; Bron II; Thord Vara (introduction); Starn Valdur (villain, introduction, death?); Ana (villain, introduction, death?)
Synopsis
Starn Valdur attempts to take over the planet Xanthia, but he is stopped by Mysta.
Reprints

Boys! Give Your Bike the Roar of a Motorcycle! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Nelson-Charles Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys! Girls! Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Big 6 of the Comics
  3. 2. ["To all members of Volta planetary union, greetings..."]
    The Lost World
  4. 3. ["Haunting shadows flit Futura's mind and she writhes..."]
    Futura
  5. 4. ["Cargo ships missing in outer void X! was the..."]
    Star Pirate
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. A Trip to the Moon
    Life on Other Worlds
  8. 7. ["The marvel of the millineum! One fair maiden..."]
    Auro
  9. 8. Varnog of Venus
  10. 9. ["The deadly swamps of Maremma had claimed too..."]
    Space Rangers
  11. 10. Revolt on Planet Xanthia!
    Mysta of the Moon
  12. 11. Boys! Give Your Bike the Roar of a Motorcycle!
    Nelson-Charles Co.
  13. 12. Learn Radio by Practicing in Spare Time
    National Radio Institute
  14. 13. Boys! Girls! Prizes Given
    American Seed Co.
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