(April 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen Kel Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); Gene Fawcette (Art Director)
Color:
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions:
Early Issues Standard Golden Age U.S.; Later Issues Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Caveman Killers (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Nick Cardy [as Viscardi] (signed)
Inks:
Nick Cardy [as Viscardi] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
mammoths

Caveman Killers (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Soths (cavemen); Soth queen (introduction, villain); The Hut Men and their chief (introduction); Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis:
Kaänga and Ann wander into a lost valley where prehistoric peoples and animals still survive. They help a group of semi-civilized people defeat a tribe of marauding cave men.
Keywords:
cave men; caves; dinosaurs; lost valleys; mastodons; sabre-toothed tiger

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kaänga, while exploring the wild central Congo, loses Ann, his jungle comrade..."

["The screams of a fierce tribe of head-hunters echo along the jungle coast..."] (Table of Contents)

Red Panther / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as J.J. King]
Pencils:
Saul Rosen
Inks:
Saul Rosen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
a tribe of headhunters (introduction, villains); Red Panther
Synopsis:
The Panther rescues a group of white dancers who were kidnapped by native headhunters.
Keywords:
dancers; headhunters; kidnapping; shrunken heads; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

["Turning sadly on the ruins of her beloved city, Camilla gives orders for the southern trek."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Frank Frollo ?
Inks:
Frank Frollo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
The Mobazi (introduction, villains); Camilla; Karto; Urgal
Synopsis:
Camilla and her people leave their ruined city and strive to create a new home in the jungle.
Keywords:
pygmies; stereotyping of African natives; wooden stockades

["A safari hunts black ivory in the Congo..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils:
Sam Citron ?
Inks:
Sam Citron ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Muju (introduction, death); a band of slavers (introduction, villains); Tabu
Synopsis:
Tabu summons an army of zombies to free and enslaved tribe from their Arab captors.
Keywords:
ivory; slave auctions; slavers; slaves; stereotyping of African natives; stereotyping of Arabs; zombies

Indexer Notes

Another possibility as artist is Don Lynch, although he's not known for such a dynamic, heroic style.

["To make a motion picture of savage tribal customs and dances..."] (Table of Contents)

Roy Lance / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Jock Campbell]
Pencils:
Tom Gill ?
Inks:
Tom Gill ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Colo (introduction, villain, death); Roy Lance
Synopsis:
Roy's translator betrays him and steals a jewel, a gift from a pygmy chief.
Keywords:
jewels; motion picture projector; motion pictures; pygmies; Uganda

The Dwarf That Played Giant (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Arthur Garnett]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Simba bounds from his lair as the crackle of gunfire breaks the jungle calm."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
Al Walker
Inks:
Al Walker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Col. Intrec (introduction); Sonny Intrec (introduction); Ms. Intrec (introduction); Simba
Synopsis:
Simba protects a pair of children, lost in the jungle following an attack on a French jungle outpost.
Keywords:
French army; jackals; World War II

["One day Wambi is playing with his treetop friends."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Rajah of Kaahki (introduction); Wambi; Maggo (parrot); Tawn (elephant); Reynar (fox); Saina (elephant); Ogg (ape); Stria (zebra); Shikkar (tiger)
Synopsis:
A newborn white elephant is captured and made a part of the Rajah's court. Wambi prevents a tiger from killing the Rajah and secures the elephants freedom and protection.
Keywords:
big game hunting; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

The baby elephant in this story is supposed to be white, but is never colored anything but gray.

["Anderson, the cook says a pie is missing from the kitchen."] (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:
a madman (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis:
After a mad arsonist sets a forest fire, Anderson and Kismet become trapped and must wait on Terry and Vincent for rescue.
Keywords:
forest fires; sand wagons

["Her supernatural vision reveals a safari being attacked by great apes..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as W.B. Hovious]
Pencils:
Robert Pious ?
Inks:
Robert Pious ?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Orid Dass (introduction, villain); Fantomah
Synopsis:
Fantomah rescues a honeymooning couple captured by mad scientist Orid Dass.
Keywords:
apemen; iradium; uranium beam
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Caveman Killers
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Caveman Killers
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The screams of a fierce tribe of head-hunters echo along the jungle coast..."]
    Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Turning sadly on the ruins of her beloved city, Camilla gives orders for the southern trek."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. ["A safari hunts black ivory in the Congo..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["To make a motion picture of savage tribal customs and dances..."]
    Roy Lance
  7. 6. The Dwarf That Played Giant
  8. 7. ["Simba bounds from his lair as the crackle of gunfire breaks the jungle calm."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  9. 8. ["One day Wambi is playing with his treetop friends."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  10. 9. ["Anderson, the cook says a pie is missing from the kitchen."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  11. 10. ["Her supernatural vision reveals a safari being attacked by great apes..."]
    Fantomah
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