(July 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale Date
1940-05-20
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

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


Invasion of the Cyclops-Men of Mars (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

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

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

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

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

Script
? [as Thomas Marlin]
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The mystery man of space matches wits with...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Stickers (villains, introduction, death); Red Comet
Reprints

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

Captain Nelson Cole / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Beekman Terrill]
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich ?; Arthur Peddy ?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich?; ? [shop]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Treachery lurks in the cosmic clouds of space...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Crag (villain, introduction, death); the Golden Avengers (villains, introduction, death); Nelson Cole; President Largo
Reprints
Keywords
Mercury

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

Auro Lord of Jupiter / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Herman Bolstein ? [as Jed Ganey]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After a short period of rest, Auro leads...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Agh (villain, introduction, death); Auro; Auro's lieutenant
Reprints

The Rockmen of Jupiter (Table of Contents: 5)

Spurt Hammond / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Spurt Hammond, pilot of an interplanetary transport rocket, is called before the President of Earth to receive an important assignment.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Rock Men of Jupiter (villains, introduction); Mary Joyce (introduction); Spurt Hammond; President of Earth; Commander Pary
Reprints
Keywords
disintegrator cannon; Jupiter

Indexer Notes

The cover blurb specifically lists the Spurt Hammond story as "Pre-Historic Beasts of Pluto." Go figure.

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

Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Buzz Crandall lives on the highly civilized planet...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Buzz Crandall; Sandra Hale; Lepus the Fiend (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Lepus the Fiend tries to destroy the Earth and Venus by altering their orbits so that the two planets collide into each other.
Reprints
Keywords
interplanetary gun; Venus

Indexer Notes

Oddly, the Buzz Crandall feature is listed on the cover as "Revolt of the Rock-Men," a title more apt for the Spurt Hammond story.

Lost World of Time (Table of Contents: 7)

Dexter Ames / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Lin Davies]
Pencils
Witmer Williams ?
Inks
Witmer Williams; ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Dexter Ames, biting his lip, stood spraddle-legged in the control cabin of the space ship Discoverer...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dexter Ames; Dr. Phillips; Morgan; Gunner Hatch
Synopsis
Dexter and his crew, on the spaceship Discoverer, are en route to the asteroid Medona to make repairs when they suddenly find the planet Earth in their path - only the Earth is supposed to be over 2 million miles away. Adding to the mystery, the crew of the Discoverer find that they have traveled to the past to the time of the Roman Empire.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

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

Fero Interplanetary Detective / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death strikes at Gornnia. a strange towering city...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Prime Minister of Mars (villain, introduction); King of Mars (introduction, death); Fero
Synopsis
Fero hunts down the person who assassinated the King of Mars.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mars; Saturn

The Menace of the Magno-Universe (Table of Contents: 9)

Don Granval / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In his laboratory, young Dr. Granval bends over his beloved test tubes.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Explorer from a macro-universe (introduction); woman from a macro-universe (introduction); Dr. Don Granval; Claire
Reprints

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

Crash Barker and the Zoom Sled / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Quinlan ?
Pencils
Charles Quinlan (signed)
Inks
Charles Quinlan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Crash Barker, his sweetheart Betty, and 'wheel" Barrow...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bart Clay (villain, death); Hugo (villain, death); other spies (villain, death); Jim; Crash Barker; Betty; Barrow
Reprints

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

Planet Payson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Morley Starr]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ionite, a new metal discovered on Mercury, is...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hal (villain, introduction); gang of smugglers (villains, introduction); Planet Payson; Kneely; Jim
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Hawken Field; ionite

Invasion of the Cyclops-Men of Mars (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 and Mimi are back on Earth...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
A Martian Cyclops (villain, introduction, death); Flint Baker; Mimi
Reprints
Keywords
Venus

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

[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) /

Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Invasion of the Cyclops-Men of Mars
    Flint Baker
  2. 1. ["Easy Money for You!"]
  3. 2. ["The mystery man of space matches wits with..."]
    The Red Comet
  4. 3. ["Treachery lurks in the cosmic clouds of space..."]
    Captain Nelson Cole
  5. 4. ["After a short period of rest, Auro leads..."]
    Auro Lord of Jupiter
  6. 5. The Rockmen of Jupiter
    Spurt Hammond
  7. 6. ["Buzz Crandall lives on the highly civilized planet..."]
    Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol
  8. 7. Lost World of Time
    Dexter Ames
  9. 8. ["Death strikes at Gornnia. a strange towering city..."]
    Fero Interplanetary Detective
  10. 9. The Menace of the Magno-Universe
    Don Granval
  11. 10. ["As Crash Barker, his sweetheart Betty, and 'wheel" Barrow..."]
    Crash Barker and the Zoom Sled
  12. 11. ["Ionite, a new metal discovered on Mercury, is..."]
    Planet Payson
  13. 12. Invasion of the Cyclops-Men of Mars
    Flint Baker
  14. 13. ["If you want quality comic magazines--"]
  15. 14. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00"]
    Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Del Gruber
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Nuno Miranda
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.