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Publication: Comet, May 1941

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  • Publication: Comet, May 1941Publication Record # 221841 (View All Issues) (View Issue Grid)
  • Editor: F. Orlin Tremaine
  • Date: 1941-05-00
  • Publisher: H-K Publications
  • Price:
    $0.20?$: US dollar
  • 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: Comet, May 1941 by Frank R. Paul
  • Webpages:
  • Notes:
    • Vol 1, No 4.
    • Page numbers run 1-128.
    • Cover art is credited to "Frank R. Paul"; the artwork is signed Paul."
    • Interior art is not credited for each story separately, but the contents page states "Illustrations by Paul, Forte, Mirando." Signatures confirm individual attributions.
    • Story art for "Ice Planet" on pages 4-5 is signed "Paul."
    • Story art for "The Facts of Life" on pages 25 is signed "Mirando."
    • Story art for "We Are One" on pages 34-35 is signed "John Forte."
    • Story art for "Derelicts of Uranus" on page 54 is signed "John Forte."
    • Story art for "When Time Rolled Back" on page 69 is signed "Mirando."
    • Story art for "The Ransom for Toledo" on pages 80-81 is signed "Mirando."
    • Story art for "Space Blackout" on page 105 is signed "John Forte."
    • Story art for "Into the Sun" on page 116 is signed "Mirando."
    • Story art for "Earth's Maginot Line" on page 119 is signed with a difficult-to-interpret monogram.
    • "New to Science-Fiction" is listed as "New to Science-Fiction (Editorial)" on the contents page.
    • "The Comet and Denver" announces a contest soliciting reader essays for "the person who overcomes the greatest handicap in order to attend" the 1941 Denvention.
    • "The Spacean" is described on the contents page as "a journal of interplanetary events and gossip." It is a fictional newsletter containing news flashes, future history items, and even fake advertisements.
    • "Rocket Mail" is a letters column.
Cover art supplied by Galactic Central
Editor Title: Comet - 1940-1941 • [Comet (Orlin Tremaine)] • (1940) • edited by F. Orlin Tremaine

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