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Publication: Planet Stories, Summer 1940

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  • Publication: Planet Stories, Summer 1940Publication Record # 60031 (View All Issues) (View Issue Grid)
  • Editor: Malcolm Reiss
  • Date: 1940-05-01
  • Publisher: Love Romances Publishing Co., Inc.
  • 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: Planet Stories, Summer 1940 by A. Drake
  • Webpages:
  • Notes:
    • Vol 1, No 3.
    • Page numbers run 1-128.
    • Spine has "Fiction House Magazines" logo.
    • Cover art is not credited; the artwork is signed "A. Drake."
    • Contents page states an issue date of May 1, 1940.
    • Interior art is not credited.
    • Story art for "Space-Liner X-87" on pages 2-3 is signed "Paul." The story title is given thus on the contents page, the cover, and the page headers; it is "Space-Liner X87" at the start of the story.
    • Story art for "Sphere of the Never-Dead" on page 28 is signed "Wm Edwards."
    • Story art for "The Forbidden Dream" on page 41 is signed "DL."
    • Story art for "Exiles of the Three Red Moons" on page 55 is signed "Leo Morey."
    • Story art for "Star Pirate" on page 69 is signed "Eron." The story author is given as "Frederick Arnold Kummer, Jr." at the start of the story and as Frederick A. Kummer, Jr. on thet contents page (first name ending in "k" in both cases).
    • Story art for "The Cosmic Juggernaut" on page 82 is signed "Eron."
    • Story art for "Asteroid H277—Plus" on page 99 is signed "Leo Morey."
    • Story art for "The Dark Swordsmen of Saturn" on page 106 is signed "Ed Smalle."
    • "P.S.'s Feature Flash" has several sections: a profile/interview with Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.; a profile/interview with Harry Walton; a short profile of artists Don Lynch and Ed Smalley (artists for whom this issue is said to be their first published pulp work); and a short list of fan publications.
    • "The Vizigraph" is a letters column.
Cover art supplied by Galactic Central
Editor Title: Planet Stories - 1940 • [Planet Stories] • (1940) • edited by Malcolm Reiss

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