(May 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale date
1940-03-19
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 in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 453477.


[none] (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

HS suggests that perhaps Powell had some input here.

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

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
$50.00 given away free

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. A page offering $50 total for the 32 best responses to four questions.

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

Captain Nelson Cole / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Beekman Terrill]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A treacherous plot to throw the whole solar...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Morgo (villain, introduction, death); Zirgo (villain, introduction, death); The president of Earth (introduction); Nelson Cole
Reprints
Keywords
Cato

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

Gale Allen of the Girls' Patrol / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Fred Nelson]
Pencils
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1990 AD, Prince Blaga Daru, notorious interplanetary...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gale Allen; Jack North (guest-star); Prince Blaga Daru (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the spirit of complete contrariety, this issue's cover lists this feature as "Gale Allen of the Women's Space Patrol."

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

Fero, Planet Detective / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Allison Brant]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fero, scientist of the occult, super-detective of the...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Fero (introduction); A werewolf from Pluto (villain, introduction, death); vampire from Pluto (villain, introduction, death); Dr. John Wade (introduction); Phyllis Wade (his daughter, introduction)
Reprints

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

Auro, Lord of Jupiter / comic story / 5.75 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jed Ganey]
Pencils
Bob Powell; ?
Inks
Bob Powell ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An expedition from Earth, searching for the strange...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
June (introduction); other scientists (introduction); Auro
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaurs; lomo plant; saber-toothed tiger

Case 3: File 1: Clue 4 (Table of Contents: 6)

Strange Case of Ezra Ark: / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Called to the scene of Ezra Ark's death...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bull's-Eye Bannon; Ezra Ark
Reprints

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

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

Script
? [as Thomas Marlen] (signed)
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Don Rico
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One man, the Red Comet, mysterious adventurer against...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Red Comet; J. G. (villain, introduction, death); other warmongers (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
Red Comet exiles all criminals from Earth
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified via Rico interview in Alter Ego #114 (December 2012) and added by Craig Delich 2012-12-24.

Slave of the Lizard-Men (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Don Varick]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Dexter Ames, guiding the spaceship Discoverer out of gloomy canyon walls for a survey of the mysterious planet...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dexter Ames; Dr. Phillips; Gunner Hatch; lizard-men; unnamed giant humanoid
Reprints
Keywords
Alpha Astra

The Doomed Universe (Table of Contents: 9)

Space Admiral Curry / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Walt Scott]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From an unknown universe, ominous, crafty creatures make a bold attempt to take the sun's vital energy away from Earth...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Space Admiral Curry (introduction); the Universal President (introduction); Rocko (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

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

Spurt Hammond / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Orson Herr]
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
American pilot of an interplanetary transport rocket is...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Morono [king of Pluto] (villain, introduction); King Satius (introduction); his daughter (introduction); Spurt Hammond; Plutonians
Reprints
Keywords
Pluto

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

Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bob Jordan]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trapped on a weird planet, ruled by insane...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The flower people of an asteroid (villains, introduction, death); Headless men of the asteroid (introduction); Buzz Crandall; Sandra Curan
Reprints

Adventures on a New World (Table of Contents: 12)

Flint Baker / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Starr Gayza]
Pencils
Arthur Peddy
Inks
Arthur Peddy
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Flint Baker, pioneer space explorer, and his news reporter friend, Mimi, have just rocketed from the Earth--
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Grangonians (villains); Mimi Wilson (guest-star); Flint Baker
Reprints
Keywords
dinosaurs; Grango; transforming ray

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

Planet Puns / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Jupitor] (sic)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, you're not on another planet, Mr. Goldbucks.
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Goldbucks
Reprints

Indexer Notes

These appear to be reprints of earlier gag cartoons which have been recaptioned to serve as science fiction-themed puns.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [none]
    Flint Baker
  2. 1. ["$50.00 given away free"]
  3. 2. ["A treacherous plot to throw the whole solar..."]
    Captain Nelson Cole
  4. 3. ["In 1990 AD, Prince Blaga Daru, notorious interplanetary..."]
    Gale Allen of the Girls' Patrol
  5. 4. ["Fero, scientist of the occult, super-detective of the..."]
    Fero, Planet Detective
  6. 5. ["An expedition from Earth, searching for the strange..."]
    Auro, Lord of Jupiter
  7. 6. Case 3: File 1: Clue 4
    Strange Case of Ezra Ark:
  8. 7. ["One man, the Red Comet, mysterious adventurer against..."]
    The Red Comet
  9. 8. Slave of the Lizard-Men
  10. 9. The Doomed Universe
    Space Admiral Curry
  11. 10. ["American pilot of an interplanetary transport rocket is..."]
    Spurt Hammond
  12. 11. ["Trapped on a weird planet, ruled by insane..."]
    Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol
  13. 12. Adventures on a New World
    Flint Baker
  14. 13. ["No, you're not on another planet, Mr. Goldbucks."]
    Planet Puns
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Per Sandell
  • Nuno Miranda
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.