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(November 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Every month
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen Kel Publishing Co., Inc.
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Reprints:

["We have to find Ann Mason if we expect to get anything out of her father's fortune..."] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Robert [Mason?](introduction, villain)(Ann's cousin); Cora [Mason?](introduction, villain)(Ann's cousin); Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis:
To escape from Ann's fortune-hunting cousins, Kaänga and Ann hide in a valley populated by prehistoric monsters.
Keywords:
dinosaurs; flying lizards; giant tortoises

Indexer Notes

The creator's house name is now "Brady" instead of "Bradey".

["Somewhere a girl needs his help. She runs terror stricken..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
the "mad hermit" (introduction, villain, death); mad hermit's daughter (introduction); Red Panther
Synopsis:
The Panther helps a young woman from her father, a jungle-mad hermit.
Keywords:
baboons

["Camilla and Sir Champion stand overlooking the lost city's pavillions and gardens..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ted Carter]
Pencils:
Jim Mooney ?
Inks:
Jim Mooney ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sir Champion; Warlock (introduction); Thoth (introduction, villain, death?); Camilla
Synopsis:
Camilla is kidnapped by the sorcerer Thoth. Warlock, the city's wiseman, sends Champion with a magic sword and shield to rescue her.
Keywords:
caves; magic; Sword of Tor; the Magician's Pool

Indexer Notes

Hames Ware suggests Al Gabrielle as another artist.

["Roy Lance is searching for the secret power of Sheshonk..."] (Table of Contents)

Roy Lance / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Courtney Thomason]
Pencils:
Sam Cooper ?
Inks:
Sam Cooper ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Nancy Lance (introduction) (Roy's sister); Lord Carvon (introduction, death); Tera Bey (introduction); Pharoah (introduction) (a mummy); Roy Lance; Ahram
Synopsis:
Roy seeks the power of Sheshonk, father-in-law of the biblical Solomon.
Keywords:
ancient Egypt; Cairo; camels; Egypt; mummies; Nile River; pyramids; sandstorms; sarcophagi; the Great Sphinx; tombs

When the Drums Stopped (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum? [ asTom Alexander]
Pencils:
Charles Sultan?
Inks:
Charles Sultan?; ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dirk Hardy

["Watching from her secret opbservatory, Fantomah sees an appalling sight..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Fantomah; Arco (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis:
When the ancient Egyptian mummy and scientist, Arco, uses his "Scarlet Shadow" to blind the jungle natives, he is punished by Fantomah. She blinds him and feeds him to crocodiles.
Reprints:
Keywords:
blindness; telescopes; the Scarlet Shadow

["Simba makes his way through the thick jungle growths on the trail of a friendly scent..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tuska (introduction, death)(an elephant); Simba; Metor (elephant); Kubar (elephant); Brock
Synopsis:
Simba saves an elephant herd from ivory hunters.
Keywords:
ivory

["If you're fighting, you're eating! Com'ere!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Bill Bossert ?
Inks:
Bill Bossert ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Anderson the Arab; Heza Dunki (introduction, villain, death); Kismet (camel); Terry Thunder
Synopsis:
Terry and Anderson recover the stolen statue of Kismet.
Keywords:
statues; stereotyping of Arabs

["Far to the southeast of the Congo roams Tabu master of magic..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Robert Lewis]
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Stephen Jordan (introduction); Clark (introduction); Nela (introduction); the fishmen (introduction, villain); Tabu; Zani
Synopsis:
Tabu and group of explorers are thrown into a prehistoric world through a whirlpool. There they meet the beautiful Nela and, with her assistance, escape their fishmen captors.
Keywords:
brontosaurus; dinosaurs; sailing ships; whirlpools

["A player in a most dangerous sport -- his is a game in which you must always win -- "] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Stan Johnson]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Characters:
Sasha Siemel; Fred Sparkinson
Synopsis:
A description of some amazing battles with wild animals.
Keywords:
arrows; bows; deep sea diving suits; sharks

["What have you there, Bimi, give it to me."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dr. George Ambler (introduction); Mary Ambler (introduction); Wambi; Bimi (honey bear); Kaa (python); Reni (fox); Ogg (ape); Maggo (parrot); Shirkar (tiger); Twan (elephant)
Synopsis:
Wambi and George, a photographer, use motion picture footage of a tiger to rescue George's wife from being sacrificed to a flamingo god.
Keywords:
bondage; film laboratory dark rooms; flamingos; human sacrifice; idols; Lake of the Sacred Flamingos; motion picture cameras; motion picture projector; photgraphy; stereotyping of African natives
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["We have to find Ann Mason if we expect to get anything out of her father's fortune..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Somewhere a girl needs his help. She runs terror stricken..."]
    Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Camilla and Sir Champion stand overlooking the lost city's pavillions and gardens..."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. ["Roy Lance is searching for the secret power of Sheshonk..."]
    Roy Lance
  6. 5. When the Drums Stopped
  7. 6. ["Watching from her secret opbservatory, Fantomah sees an appalling sight..."]
    Fantomah
  8. 7. ["Simba makes his way through the thick jungle growths on the trail of a friendly scent..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  9. 8. ["If you're fighting, you're eating! Com'ere!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["Far to the southeast of the Congo roams Tabu master of magic..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  11. 10. ["A player in a most dangerous sport -- his is a game in which you must always win -- "]
    Jungle Facts
  12. 11. ["What have you there, Bimi, give it to me."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.