(December 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

The Devil's Death-Trap (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga

The Devil's Death-Trap (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Mickey Malloy (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis:
Gangsters from American attempt to take over Kaänga's jungle.
Keywords:
automobiles; blow guns; machine guns; ocean liner; poison; quicksand; stereotyping of African natives; tiger traps

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A trim yacht cuts the spray out of New York harbor,..."

The art style softens as the story progresses, and Hames Ware suggests that perhaps Art Saaf might be involved with the inks.

["A huge tawny beast sights its prey."] (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
Characters:
Red Panther
Synopsis:
The Panther rescues a party of scientists from a native tribe and then leads them to diamonds so that they can afford to carry on their scientific research.
Keywords:
bondage; caves; diamonds; gold; human sacrifice; stereotyping of African natives; tigers

["Early one morning an exhausted explorer stumbles to the gates of Camilla's city..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ted Carter]
Pencils:
Bob Powell ?
Inks:
Bob Powell ?; Saul Rosen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sir Champion; Von Blumb (introduction, villain, death); Camilla
Synopsis:
Camilla and Champion are shrunken to insect size by a mad scientist.
Keywords:
insects; radium; reducing serum; shrinking; spiders

["An adventure-seeking debutante, Diana Storm, has asked to accompany Roy Lance into the interior of Africa..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Courtney Thomason]
Pencils:
Nick Cardy ?
Inks:
Nick Cardy ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Diana Storm (introduction); Roy Lance
Synopsis:
Roy helps stops a cattle raiding tribe from plundering the herds of a peaceful village.
Keywords:
cattle; Nyamas (African tribe); stereotyping of African natives

Violent Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Bob Anthony]
Pencils:
Lou Fine?
Inks:
Lou Fine?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dirk Hardy

["Here keen insight and super vision enable Fantomah to see an alarming situation."] (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; The Fifth Column (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis:
A European army plans to use bases in Africa and South America to destroy democracy. Fantomah gives African lions the power of flight to destroy the European airborne assault in South American and causes the survivors of the attack to land on a remote plateau in Brazil where they are eaten by dinosaurs that have survived extinction there.
Reprints:
Keywords:
aircraft; Brazil; dinosaurs; lightning; parachutes; paratroops; siroccos; slavery; stereotyping of African natives

["The village of the fierce warrior chieftain, Wuga Moro, in the Kafari Forest..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Johnson Melville]
Pencils:
Witmer Williams
Inks:
Witmer Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wuga Moro (introduction, villain, death?); Jack (introduction); Ellen (introduction); Simba
Synopsis:
Simba helps rescue a couple taken hostage by the savage chieftain, Wuga Moro.
Keywords:
bondage; Kafari Forest; stereotyping of African natives; tiger traps

["Captain Terry thought the Arabs and savages were trouble until kicking little Kismet trotted into his life..."] (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; Vincent (introduction)(a vulture); Terry Thunder; Kismet (camel)
Synopsis:
Terry outwits a group of Arabs determined to destroy an oil pipeline.
Keywords:
oil pipelines; stereotyping of Arabs

["Across a small valley a vulture flies in a tireless circle..."] (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:
Baron Logh (introduction, villain, death); Father Andre (introduction, death); Tabu
Synopsis:
Tabu liberates a group of slaves working in a mine for the evil Baron Logh.
Keywords:
Bactu (African village); mines; mining; missionaries; slavery; slaves

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Short natural histories of the gorilla; the panther, and the cobra.
Keywords:
cobras; gorillas; leopards; snake charming

["You say that Tawn and Tunno are fighting?"] (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:
Captain Schlact (introduction, villain, death); the Baron (introduction, villain, death); Wambi; Ogg (ape); Tawn (elephant); Tunno (rhinoceros); Bora (boa constrictor); Kala; Barka (baboon); Maggo (parrot)
Synopsis:
Wambi prevents a Nazi-planned tribal war.
Keywords:
Bwanos (African tribe); forest fire; Nazis; quicksand; stereotyping of African natives; Wasawaris (African tribe); World War II
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Devil's Death-Trap
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Devil's Death-Trap
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A huge tawny beast sights its prey."]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Early one morning an exhausted explorer stumbles to the gates of Camilla's city..."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. ["An adventure-seeking debutante, Diana Storm, has asked to accompany Roy Lance into the interior of Africa..."]
    Roy Lance
  6. 5. Violent Death
  7. 6. ["Here keen insight and super vision enable Fantomah to see an alarming situation."]
    Fantomah
  8. 7. ["The village of the fierce warrior chieftain, Wuga Moro, in the Kafari Forest..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  9. 8. ["Captain Terry thought the Arabs and savages were trouble until kicking little Kismet trotted into his life..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["Across a small valley a vulture flies in a tireless circle..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Facts
  12. 11. ["You say that Tawn and Tunno are fighting?"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.