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(March 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); Gene Fawcette (Art Director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Terror of the Voodoo Cauldron (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
apes; skeletons

Indexer Notes

First cover with Ann more prominently featured than Kaänga.

Art credits confirmed by the artist through John Coates (August 2010).

Terror of the Voodoo Cauldron (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:
a gang of crooks (introduction, villain, death of one); Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis:
Kaänga stops the looting of a native temple by white men.
Keywords:
apes; bondage; cauldrons; jewelry; masks; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "In the midst of the primitive jungle Ann bedecks herself with fine jewels..."

["In the black heart of the jungel, primitive warfare rages once again."] (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:
a European army officer (introduction, villain, death); Red Panther
Synopsis:
An officer of a European power sets out to conquer all the jungle with a tank. Red Panther defeats him with a single arrow.
Keywords:
Bogoras (African tribe); hot springs; stereotyping of African natives; tanks

["The tiger will not attack man unprovoked..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Stan Johnson]
Pencils:
William M. Allison ?
Inks:
William M. Allison ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A brief natural history of tigers, lions, and leopards.
Reprints:
Keywords:
leopards; lions; tigers

["In the black ivory palace of Lomar a chief lies dying..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Akina (introduction, villain); Tabu; Kali
Synopsis:
The new queen of Lomar must be shown that her magic is not as great as Tabu's.
Keywords:
giant lizards; giants; Lomar (hidden city); stereotyping of African natives; the Stone of Hanniban; witch doctors

["One day Wambi observes a curious ceremony."] (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:
Buono (introduction); Moa (introduction); Taro (introduction, villain, death); Wambi; Ogg (ape); Lupa (wolf); Trix (cockatoo); Tawn (elephant); Tamu (warthog)
Synopsis:
The kidnapping of the chief's daughter causes Buono's manhood initiation rite to go awry, and he and Wambi must rescue the girl.
Keywords:
adulthood initiation ceremonies; dolls; kidnapping; stereotyping of African natives; whips; witch doctors

Bush Fire (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle

["Sir Champion, I've a strange feeling..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sir Champion; Milor (introduction)(a wizard); Renardo (introduction, villain, death); Rudo (introduction, villain, death ?); Camilla
Synopsis:
In a bid to force Camilla to marry him, Renardo arranges the destruction of her city, but she refuses him and slays him in a duel.
Keywords:
stereotyping of African natives

["In the bustling native mart at Mombasa..."] (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:
Dana Lowe (introduction); two poachers (introduction, villain); Roy Lance; Rami; Ogu
Synopsis:
Unscrupulous poachers follow museum hunter, Dana Lowe, with the intention of stealing her giraffe trophy, but Roy puts an end to their plans.
Keywords:
automobiles; giraffes; Kenya; marketplaces; Mombasa; sedan chairs; skeletons; stereotyping of African natives

["Her vigilant eye is attracted to a native named Org..."] (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:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Org (introduction, villain, death); Fantomah
Synopsis:
Would-be conqueror Org, using a jungle drum, hypnotizes a herd of giant spiders to do his bidding. Fantomah breaks his spell and feeds him to a giant spider before she reduces them all to normal spider size.
Reprints:
Keywords:
giant spiders; hypnosis

["White men bring their movie cameras to the primitive land of the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba
Synopsis:
Overfed by a motion picture crew, Simba is slow in defending himself when he is attacked by a leopard and loses the confidence of the pride. Later, understanding his mistake, he prevents the rest of the pride from eating the movie crews' treats and defeats a water buffalo threatening the pride and is restored to position.
Keywords:
leopards; motion picture cameras; water buffalo

["Terry, at his desert outpost, has his hands full stamping out cannibalism among the natives..."] (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; Jerry (introduction); Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis:
Anderson is taken by a group of cannibals and must be rescued by Terry, Kismet, and Vincent.
Keywords:
bondage; cannibalism; gorillas; sand wagon; stereotyping of African natives
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Terror of the Voodoo Cauldron
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Terror of the Voodoo Cauldron
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["In the black heart of the jungel, primitive warfare rages once again."]
    Red Panther
  4. 3. ["The tiger will not attack man unprovoked..."]
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["In the black ivory palace of Lomar a chief lies dying..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["One day Wambi observes a curious ceremony."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Bush Fire
  8. 7. ["Sir Champion, I've a strange feeling..."]
    Camilla
  9. 8. ["In the bustling native mart at Mombasa..."]
    Roy Lance
  10. 9. ["Her vigilant eye is attracted to a native named Org..."]
    Fantomah
  11. 10. ["White men bring their movie cameras to the primitive land of the jungle..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  12. 11. ["Terry, at his desert outpost, has his hands full stamping out cannibalism among the natives..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Philip Frey
  • Ramon Schenk
  • 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.