(December 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:
?
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:
?

Genre:
jungle

The Devil's Death-Trap ["A trim yacht cuts the spray out of..."] (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)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb. The art style softens as the story progresses and HW suggests that perhaps Art Saaf might be involved with the inks.

["A huge tawny beast sights its prey - the..."] (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

["Early one morning an exhausted explorer stumbles to..."] (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 (guest); Von Blumb (introduction, villain, death)

["An adventure-seeking debutante, Diana Storm, has asked to..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Diana Storm (introduction)

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

["Fantomah, the most remarkable woman that ever lived..." [The New Blitzers]] (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:
Fantomah causes the animals of the African and South American jungles to rise up and destroy a Fifth Column invasion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First line of text reads: "Fantomah, the most remarkable woman that ever lived, devotes her phenomenal abilities to protecting the jungle-born..."

["The village of the fierce warrior chieftain, Wuga..."] (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)

["Captain Terry thought the Arabs and savages were..."] (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:
?

Characters:
Anderson the Arab (guest); Vincent (introduction)(a vulture)

["In the heart of darkest Africa, far inland..."] (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)

Gorilla; Cobra; Black Panther (Table of Contents)

Jungle Facts / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["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)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Devil's Death-Trap
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Devil's Death-Trap ["A trim yacht cuts the spray out of..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A huge tawny beast sights its prey - the..."]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Early one morning an exhausted explorer stumbles to..."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. ["An adventure-seeking debutante, Diana Storm, has asked to..."]
    Roy Lance
  6. 5. Violent Death
  7. 6. ["Fantomah, the most remarkable woman that ever lived..." [The New Blitzers]]
    Fantomah
  8. 7. ["The village of the fierce warrior chieftain, Wuga..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  9. 8. ["Captain Terry thought the Arabs and savages were..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["In the heart of darkest Africa, far inland..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  11. 10. Gorilla; Cobra; Black Panther
    Jungle Facts
  12. 11. ["You say that Tawn and Tunno are fighting?"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
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