(September 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
Every other month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Love Romances Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); 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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flint Baker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy?
Inks
Nick Cardy?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover title blurbs for various features, but none for the Flint Baker featured image.

Invasion From Uranus ["The mystery man of space reveals the secret..."] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Red Comet / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Red Comet (origin); The Uranians (villains, introduction, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

World Without Light ["Captain Hammond, here are your credentials, accrediting you..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

Spurt Hammond / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
King Thermo of Mercury (introduction); Baron Burno (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

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

Gale Allen / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Fred Nelson]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a desperate attempt to gain revenge upon...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jack North (guest-star); Blaga Daru (villain)
Reprints

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

Flint Baker / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Flint and Mimi have chosen Mars as their...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martians (villains)
Reprints

What Are the Actual Possibilities of Space Travel? (Table of Contents: 5)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Fawcette
Inks
Gene Fawcette
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Oddly, this one page feature has the number six in the lower right hand corner.

An Elementary Course In Astronautics (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Fawcette: Witmer Williams?
Inks
Gene Fawcette?; Witmer Williams?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Another anomaly, these are numbered pages two and three - making it likely that this is actually a three page feature and belongs with the previous "Space Travel" filler.

Moon Monster (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum? [as Jack Anthony]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Menace of the Shrinking People (Table of Contents: 8)

Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Princess Eelo (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

Stampede on the Star Trail ["Into the satellite above the planet Saturn flies..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jytern (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

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

"Crash" Parker / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All our crops are ruined! We face famine!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dirk (introduction); Martians (villains)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Character's name is changed from "Barker" to "Parker" perhaps to avoid confusion with "Flint Baker."

Death From the Deep ["Neptune is besieged by sea tanks, but Don..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Don Granval / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as G. O. Garsh]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rogo (introduction); Rigoro (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

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

Cosmo Corrigan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ray Alexander]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The young dare-devil stunt flier of space!!! He'll...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Cosmo Corrigan (introduction); Plutonians (guest-star)
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Flint Baker
  2. 1. Invasion From Uranus ["The mystery man of space reveals the secret..."]
    The Red Comet
  3. 2. World Without Light ["Captain Hammond, here are your credentials, accrediting you..."]
    Spurt Hammond
  4. 3. ["In a desperate attempt to gain revenge upon..."]
    Gale Allen
  5. 4. ["Flint and Mimi have chosen Mars as their..."]
    Flint Baker
  6. 5. What Are the Actual Possibilities of Space Travel?
  7. 6. An Elementary Course In Astronautics
  8. 7. Moon Monster
  9. 8. Menace of the Shrinking People
    Captain Nelson Cole of the Solar Force
  10. 9. Stampede on the Star Trail ["Into the satellite above the planet Saturn flies..."]
    Buzz Crandall of the Space Patrol
  11. 10. ["All our crops are ruined! We face famine!"]
    "Crash" Parker
  12. 11. Death From the Deep ["Neptune is besieged by sea tanks, but Don..."]
    Don Granval
  13. 12. ["The young dare-devil stunt flier of space!!! He'll..."]
    Cosmo Corrigan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jochen G.
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.