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Publication: Marvel Science Stories, April-May 1939

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  • Publication: Marvel Science Stories, April-May 1939 Publication Record # 255671 (View All Issues) (View Issue Grid)
  • Editor: Robert O. Erisman
  • Date: 1939-04-00
  • Publisher: Western Fiction Publishing Co.
  • Price: $0.15
  • Pages: 132
  • Format:
    pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
  • Type: MAGAZINE
  • Cover: Marvel Science Stories, April-May 1939 by Norman Saunders
  • Notes:
    • No Editor stated.
    • "A Red Circle Magazine" logo on front cover and spine.
    • Pages are numbered 3-130.
    • Cover art is credited to "Norman Saunders"; signature "Saunders" on the artwork.
    • Cover illustration is a visualization of a "beauty parlor of the future." The Binder essay "A Mechanical Fountain of Youth" on the ToC page has the sub-heading "A Discussion of This Month's Cover by Eando Binder."
    • "Under the Lens" is a letters column.
    • "Excursion to Possibility n" is a feature in which each installment describes a location popular in science fiction. Note: The title is given as "Excursion to Possibility N" in the Toc and on the page headers of the feature. The "n" or "N" is superscripted in all cases.
    • "What's Your Question?" is a feature answering reader questions on scientific subjects. Essentially a letters column, but with a restricted theme and lengthy responses.
    • "What's Your Answer?" is a feature posing science questions to the reader. Answers are on page 130.
    • None of the story art is credited.
    • Story art for "Tomorrow" is signed "H. Wesso."
    • Story art for "Newscast" is signed "Alex Schomburg."
Cover art supplied by Galactic Central

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