(October 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Lair of the Renegade Killer (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga

Lair of the Renegade Killer (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Red Bradey]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga (origin); "The Boss" (introduction, villain, death); Tola; Barton; Chuck
Synopsis:
Kaänga rescues a kidnapping victim from the same slaver who sold Kaänga into captivity many years before.
Keywords:
Cape Town; gorillas; kidnapping; rowboats; sailing ships; sea planes; slavery; South Africa

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kidnappers from the civilized world meet the wrath of jungle justice,..."

Ann does not appear in this story.

["The Red Panther is asked to help Toni Beltan with her stratoplane."] (Table of Contents)

The Red Panther / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Taylor Martin]
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle; science fiction
Characters:
Toni Beltan (introduction); Kogh (introduction, villain); Mercurians (introduction, vilain); Red Panther
Synopsis:
The Panther and Toni fly Toni's stratoplane to Mercury, where the Panther defeats the giant bats that were plaguing the Mercurians.
Keywords:
extraterrestrials; giant bats; Mercury (planet); rayguns; spaceships; stratoplane

Primates or Apes (Table of Contents)

Jungle Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Leo Lyon]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural history of gorillas, chimapanzees, and baboons.
Keywords:
baboons; chimpanzees; gorillas

["Tabu rallies the ghost animals of a peaceful valley against a band of ruthless hunters..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Robert Lewis]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?; George Carl Wilhelms ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu
Synopsis:
Hunters, using poison gas and electrified water holes, slaughter the animals in Tabu's jungle. Tabu retaliates by conjuring up the ghosts of the dead animals and the hunters are chased into a stream and Tabu converts into quicksand.
Keywords:
airplanes; big game hunting; ghosts; lightning; poison gas; quicksand; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadaboncouer posits that the art is possibly by John Rosenberger; Wilhelms may have touched up the more polished faces on page two.

Fight To the Finish (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Robert Lewis]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Ig (hornbill); Ag (hornbill); Ogg (ape); Tana (deer); Tawn (elephant); Lupi (wolf); Suga (water buffalo); Oga (owl); Kira (leopard)
Synopsis:
A black panther has been killing Wambi's jungle friends. A jungle council is called and the other animals persuade the panther to live with them in peace and to be a useful jungle citizen.

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Zari dead! Who did this useless killing?"

Jitterbug in the Jungle (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum [asToni Boone]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dirk Hardy

["Across the great inland sea comes a scouting party from Cartho..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers ?
Inks:
Jim Chambers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sir Champion; Chrisa (introduction); Hitlo (introduction, villain, death); Horo (introduction, villain); Camilla (in a bikini for first time)
Synopsis:
Camilla is kidnapped by the Carthonians and Sir Champion quickly constructs a fleet to rescue her. In the course of the rescue, the deposed Carthonian king, Chrisa, is restored to his throne.
Keywords:
bondage; Cartho (kingdom); caves; rowboats

Indexer Notes

Another possibility for pencils credit is Jim Mooney.

["A new and startling adventure befalls the jungle explorer as he battles the most terrifying invasion the earth has ever known..."] (Table of Contents)

Roy Lance / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Courtney Thomason]
Pencils:
John Celardo ?
Inks:
John Celardo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle; science fiction
Characters:
Sram (introduction, villain, dream creature); Sunev (introduction, villain, dream creature); Otlup (introduction, villain, dream creature); Roy Lance
Synopsis:
Roy is in command of the earth's space defenses against alien invaders. He discovers that water poisons the invaders and defeats them. Then, he wakes up and finds that the science fiction adventure was a dream.
Keywords:
artillery; dreaming; extraterrestrials; Lotup (planet); Mras (planet); Neuvs (planet); observatories; poison; slavery; space ships; telepathy; telescopes

["Her phenomenal sight enables her to see a terrifying condition."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Fletcher Hanks (signed)[as Barclay Flagg]
Pencils:
Fletcher Hanks [as Barclay Flagg](signed)
Inks:
Fletcher Hanks [as Barclay Flagg](signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fletcher Hanks ?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Angel Eyes (introduction, villain, death); Fantomah
Synopsis:
A mad scientist creates "flaming claws" with which he attacks the jungle people and animals. Fantomah turns the claws against the scientist, who dies of fright.
Reprints:
Keywords:
laboratories

["Mogah, a giant gorilla, wanders across the grasslands..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William M. Allison
Inks:
William M. Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Mogah (introduction, villain, a gorilla); Simba
Synopsis:
Mogah the gorillas challenges Simba for the kingship of the jungle, only to be humiliated when a forest fire threatens all the jungle.
Keywords:
forest fires

["Weak with fatigue, his brave heart almost bursting..."] (Table of Contents)

Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Stahl ?
Inks:
Al Stahl ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Anderson the Arab (introduction); Ali Bahd (introduction, villain); Kismet (camel); Terry Thunder
Synopsis:
Terry, disguised as a muezzin, helps the deposed Anderson recover his throne.
Keywords:
Abi Shag (Arab town); bondage; Islam; minarets; mosques; muezzins; sandstorms; statues; torture; whips
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Lair of the Renegade Killer
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Lair of the Renegade Killer
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The Red Panther is asked to help Toni Beltan with her stratoplane."]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. Primates or Apes
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["Tabu rallies the ghost animals of a peaceful valley against a band of ruthless hunters..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. Fight To the Finish
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Jitterbug in the Jungle
  8. 7. ["Across the great inland sea comes a scouting party from Cartho..."]
    Camilla
  9. 8. ["A new and startling adventure befalls the jungle explorer as he battles the most terrifying invasion the earth has ever known..."]
    Roy Lance
  10. 9. ["Her phenomenal sight enables her to see a terrifying condition."]
    Fantomah
  11. 10. ["Mogah, a giant gorilla, wanders across the grasslands..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  12. 11. ["Weak with fatigue, his brave heart almost bursting..."]
    Terry Thunder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.