(January 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
2
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

Stalker of the Beasts (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason

Stalker of the Beasts (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:
DeMoire (introduction, villain, death); Ingan (introduction, villain, death); the Skipper (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Bodo; Ann Mason
Synopsis:
DeMoire, a mad scientist concocts a potion that turns human beings into super-strong monsters under his control. DeMoire unleashes one of these monsters which turns on him and kills him. The monsters is tricked by Kaänga into a tiger trap where Kaänga and Ann bury him alive.
Keywords:
bondage; laboratories; premature burial; sailing ships; tiger traps

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Once more the native peace of the jungle is shaken by the coming of the white man..."

["War spreads to the dark continent!"] (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:
The Nazis (villains); Red Panther
Synopsis:
A Nazi invasion of the Panther's jungle is thwarted by the Panther and his native allies.
Keywords:
bomber planes; globes; stereotyping of African natives; World War II

["No one knows when archery began."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A brief history of indigenous bows.
Keywords:
arrows; bows

["Against the powerful forces of a mad scientist, Tabu pits his powers of wizardry."] (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:
Zalov Varno (introduction, villain, death); Don McTavish (introduction); Tabu; Yamin
Synopsis:
Mad scientist Varno attempts to take control of an African oil field.
Keywords:
bondage; oil derricks; oil fields of Debra; oil pipelines; stereotyping of African natives; Tabuk (African village)

["For many moons, life has been easy in the jungle..."] (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:
The Japanese (villains); Wambi; Akka (monkey); Oger (owl); Ogg (ape); Tawn (elephant); Lupa (wolf); Ama; Bobo (beaver)
Synopsis:
In order to mine gold, the Japanese army dams the river and creates a drought in the jungle. Wambi and his animal friends unleash a torrent above the Japanese camp and wash them away.
Keywords:
drought; gold mining; Japanese Imperial Army; Nagaris (African tribe); slavery; World War II

The Wrath of Black Panther (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum? [as Bob Anthony]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Camilla, the beautiful queen, is pondering over some rare books of magic left to her from the days of the lost empire..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Tad Carter]
Pencils:
Robert Webb
Inks:
David Heames ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sir Champion; Princess Zira (introduction, villain, death); Camilla
Synopsis:
Zira, a sorceress, kidnaps Champion and as ransom, demands all of Camilla's magic. Camilla offers to make Zira beautiful if she will release Champion. Zira agrees but attempts to keep Champion despite her promise. As Camilla and Zira begin to fight, Champion slays Zira.
Keywords:
magic; monkey monsters; saddle zebras; the Palace of the Black Heart

["Two Nazi spies enter a village in French Equatorial Africa..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Harold Morley]
Pencils:
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Inks:
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Chief Winiki (villain); the Nazis (villains); Roy Lance; Paki
Synopsis:
Roy prevents a Nazi inspired tribal war.
Keywords:
airplanes; French Equatorial Africa; Narobis (African tribe); Nazis; stereotyping of African natives; World War II

["Her phenomenal senses suddenly detect an approaching menace."] (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 Vahines (introduction, villains, death)
Synopsis:
When the tiger-women known as the Vahines invade the jungle bent on destroying all the other women in the world, Fantomah causes the animals to rise up and stop them. She then imprisons them in a giant moonstone and sends it crashing into Mars.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mars; moonstones; tigers; Wildmoon Mountain

["With rare courage and judgment, Simba defends his pack from the deadly guns of hunters."] (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:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Kither (introduction); Simba
Synopsis:
Simba impresses a pair of hunters with his courage and tactics and, in the end, they refuse to shoot him.

["Terry's mascot, Kismet the camel, with the help of Anderson the Arab and Vincent the vulture..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Anderson the Arab; Grasalories (introduction); Mongawahas (introduction); Vincent (vulture); Kismet (camel); Slim; Terry Thunder
Synopsis:
Anderson is made a god by a tribe and then leads them into battle.
Keywords:
bondage; sandwagon; stereotyping of African natives; torture
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Stalker of the Beasts
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Stalker of the Beasts
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["War spreads to the dark continent!"]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["No one knows when archery began."]
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["Against the powerful forces of a mad scientist, Tabu pits his powers of wizardry."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["For many moons, life has been easy in the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. The Wrath of Black Panther
  8. 7. ["Camilla, the beautiful queen, is pondering over some rare books of magic left to her from the days of the lost empire..."]
    Camilla
  9. 8. ["Two Nazi spies enter a village in French Equatorial Africa..."]
    Roy Lance
  10. 9. ["Her phenomenal senses suddenly detect an approaching menace."]
    Fantomah
  11. 10. ["With rare courage and judgment, Simba defends his pack from the deadly guns of hunters."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  12. 11. ["Terry's mascot, Kismet the camel, with the help of Anderson the Arab and Vincent the vulture..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
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