(April 1940)

Komos Publications, 1940 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1940-03-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
Editing
Hugo Gernsback

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mitey Powers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Paul
Inks
Frank Paul
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

The Martians on the Moon (Table of Contents: 1)

Mitey Powers / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Hornig
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mitey Powers (introduction); Prof. Wingate (introduction); Nina Wingate (introduction); The Martians (villain, introduction, death)

The Invisible Avenger (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Charles Hornig [as Derwin Lesser]
Pencils
Ray Burley
Inks
Ray Burley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Buzz Allen (introduction, origin); Will Lawrence (introduction); Yates (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Hornig claims Lesser as his pen name in the book "Partners of Wonder" (1999).

Introducing Hip Knox, Super Hypnotist (Table of Contents: 3)

Hip Knox / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Hornig
Pencils
Jack Alderman
Inks
Jack Alderman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Hip Knox (introduction, origin, hypnotist); Professor Knox (introduction); Eric McFadden (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Some people credit Gernsback with originating the term "science fiction". He originated and published Amazing Stories pulp magazine.

Arch villain McFadden was likely based and inspired by Gernsback's rival publisher (and kooky body builder), Bernarr MacFadden, who had manipulated things behind the scenes to cause Gernsback to fail and go into debt, thus allowing MacFadden to seize Amazing Stories.

Art credit by Craig Delich.

Continued next issue.

The Worm Turns (Table of Contents: 4)

Fables In Rhyme / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Helfant
Pencils
Art Helfant
Inks
Art Helfant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover (Table of Contents: 5)

Fables In Rhyme / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Helfant
Pencils
Art Helfant
Inks
Art Helfant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

Humans and Martians (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Hugo Gernsback
Pencils
Frank Paul (illustration)
Inks
Frank Paul (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

She Fibs (Table of Contents: 7)

Alibi Alice / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Ruth Leslie
Pencils
Ruth Leslie
Inks
Ruth Leslie
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Alibi Alice (introduction)

The Case of Super-Speed (Table of Contents: 8)

Detective Crane / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Homer Porter
Pencils
Homer Porter
Inks
Homer Porter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Detective Crane (introduction)

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

Educatin' Edgar / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Helfant
Pencils
Art Helfant
Inks
Art Helfant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

He Knows It All (Table of Contents: 10)

Smarty Artie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Macery
Pencils
John Macery
Inks
John Macery
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Little Nemo / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Winsor McCay
Pencils
Winsor McCay
Inks
Winsor McCay
Colors
Bob McCay ?
Letters
Winsor McCay

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

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

Dream of the Mince Pie Fiend / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Winsor McCay [as Silas]
Pencils
Winsor McCay [as Silas]
Inks
Winsor McCay [as Silas]
Colors
Bob McCay ?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints
  • from Dream of the Rarebit Fiend (New York Evening Telegram)

Indexer Notes

Silas was an alias of Winsor McCay for Dream of the Rarebit Fiend. His son Robert McCay was a contributor for this magazine so this is probably by him or a repurposed comic strip.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mitey Powers
  2. 1. The Martians on the Moon
    Mitey Powers
  3. 2. The Invisible Avenger
    Buzz Allen
  4. 3. Introducing Hip Knox, Super Hypnotist
    Hip Knox
  5. 4. The Worm Turns
    Fables In Rhyme
  6. 5. You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover
    Fables In Rhyme
  7. 6. Humans and Martians
  8. 7. She Fibs
    Alibi Alice
  9. 8. The Case of Super-Speed
    Detective Crane
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Educatin' Edgar
  11. 10. He Knows It All
    Smarty Artie
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Little Nemo
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Dream of the Mince Pie Fiend
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