Publication: Fantastic Adventures, April 1940

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  • Publication: Fantastic Adventures, April 1940 Publication Record # 58064 (View All Issues) (View Issue Grid)
  • Editors: Raymond A. Palmer
  • Date: 1940-04-00
  • Publisher: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
  • Price: $0.20
  • Pages: 100
  • Binding: bedsheet
  • Type: MAGAZINE
  • Title Reference: Fantastic Adventures - 1940
  • Cover: Frank R. Paul
  • Notes:
    • Vol 2, No 4.
    • Page numbers run 3-98.
    • The front cover illustrates "The Blue Tropics."
    • Front cover art is credited to "Frank R. Paul" and is signed "Paul." Back cover art is credited to "Frank R. Paul" and is signed "Paul."
    • Interior art is not credited individually by story, but the contents page states "Illustrations by Julian S. Krupa, Frank R. Paul, Rod Ruth, Leo Morey, H. R. Hammond, Joe Sewell."
    • Story art for "The Blue Tropics" on page 7 is signed "Paul."
    • Art for "Romance of the Elements....Boron" is signed "Rod Ruth."
    • Story art for "The Man the World Forgot" on page 19 is signed "Julian Krupa."
    • Story art for "Land of Wooden Men" on pages 24-25 is signed "Julian Krupa"; that on page 35 shows no signature.
    • Story art for "Fantastic Hoaxes: George Psalmanazar" on page 40 is signed "Joe Sewell."
    • Story art for "The Judging of the Priestess" on pages 42-43 is signed "Julian Krupa"; that on page 57 shows no signature.
    • Story art for "Queen of the Metal Men" on page 63 is signed "H. R. Hammond."
    • Story art for "The Madness of Lancelot Biggs" on page 70 is signed "Julian Krupa."
    • Story art for "Norris Tapley's Sixth Sense" on page 78 shows no signature. Possibly by Leo Morey since he is the only credited artist not found in the magazine.
    • "Introducing the Author" contains a short essay by Bloch.
    • "Quiz Page" is a series of science questions for the reader. Answers are on page 95.
    • "Reader's Page" is a letters column.
    • "Story Contest" solicits reader votes on the best story in each issue. The top two authors get cash prizes. Winners for the February issue are Bertrand L. Shurtleff (First Prize) and Nelson S. Bond (Second Prize).
    • "Correspondence Corner" is a compilation of requests from readers for pen pals, trading partners, etc.
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