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(February 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

Vengeance of the Gorilla Hordes (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Appel
Inks:
George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Purple gorillas; Kaänga

Vengeance of the Gorilla Hordes (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Red Bradey]
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Jim Keane (introduction); Simia (introduction, villain, death); unnamed apes (introduction, villains, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis:
A one-time pet, Simia the gorilla, leads a gorilla war against humans.
Keywords:
gorillas

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "To Kaänga and Ann's jungle home come many friendly beasts..."

["The Red Panther sees in the obscure forces of nature the shape of forthcoming events."] (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:
John (introduction, villain, death); David Van Ives (introduction); Brenda (introduction); Red Panther
Synopsis:
The Panther helps a group of treasure hunters avoid what he has seen as their fate.
Keywords:
lightning; stereotyping of African natives; storms; treasure maps

["Sir Champion calls Camilla to come and see the phenomena which has occurred outside her city."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sir Champion; a tyrant (villain); Camilla
Synopsis:
Camilla and Champion battle an extra-dimensional tyrant who commands great magical powers. The tyrant is turned into a potato (honest!!).
Keywords:
flying carpets; magic; stereotyping of African natives

["Resentful tribes in the Belgian Congo rebel against the interference of white man's commerical interests."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Courtney Thomason]
Pencils:
Bob Jenney ?
Inks:
Bob Jenney ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Roy Lance; Jim
Synopsis:
Roy pushes through cannibal country on his way to unexplored wilderness in the Congo.
Keywords:
bondage; cannibalism; log stockades; maps; stereotyping of African natives; torture

The Sirocco Strikes (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ken Marsden (introduction)

["She suddenly senses a monstrous plot..."] (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; Zomax (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis:
Fantomah prevents Zomax, a mad scientist once tormented by jungle animals, from killing all of the animals with a tidal wave of his creation. She uses her powers to turn the tidal wave back on him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
air planes; parachutes; telescopes; tidal waves

["Simba, king of the beasts, once again the guardian of jungle justice, intervenes in a fierce feud."] (Table of Contents)

Simba / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Johnson Melville]
Pencils:
George Appel
Inks:
George Appel ?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Simba
Synopsis:
Simba forces an ape and the black panther that stole the ape's child to end their feud and let peace reign in the jungle again.
Keywords:
feuds; stereotyping of African natives

["Terry Thunder and his trouble-brewing brood, Kismet, Andy and Vincent go to market..."] (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; Kismet; Vincent; Terry Thunder; sandwagon;
Synopsis:
Desert bandits attempt to steal machine guns meant for Terry's men.
Keywords:
locomotives; Masoujian Railroad; Mura-Zai (Arab village); railroads; village markets

["Tabu finds that men will use any weapon, even jungle sorcery..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Jed Blunt (introduction, villain); a tribal chieftain (introduction, villain); Mr. Hascomb (introduction); Ronnie Hascomb (introduction)
Synopsis:
When a fortune hunter convinces a witch doctor to murder a girl's father, Tabu intervenes.
Keywords:
stereotyping of African natives; voodoo dolls; witch doctors

["One day a white hunter invades the land of peace."] (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:
a hunter (introduction, villain, death); Wambi; Rani (tigress); Rena (leopard); Maggo (parrot); Tawn (elephant); Babo (baboon); Rajah (tiger)
Synopsis:
Wambi and his jungle friends drive a trophy hunter from their jungle.
Keywords:
stereotyping of African natives
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Vengeance of the Gorilla Hordes
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Vengeance of the Gorilla Hordes
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The Red Panther sees in the obscure forces of nature the shape of forthcoming events."]
    Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Sir Champion calls Camilla to come and see the phenomena which has occurred outside her city."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. ["Resentful tribes in the Belgian Congo rebel against the interference of white man's commerical interests."]
    Roy Lance
  6. 5. The Sirocco Strikes
  7. 6. ["She suddenly senses a monstrous plot..."]
    Fantomah
  8. 7. ["Simba, king of the beasts, once again the guardian of jungle justice, intervenes in a fierce feud."]
    Simba
  9. 8. ["Terry Thunder and his trouble-brewing brood, Kismet, Andy and Vincent go to market..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["Tabu finds that men will use any weapon, even jungle sorcery..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  11. 10. ["One day a white hunter invades the land of peace."]
    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
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.