(May 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
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 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

Valley of The Killer-Birds (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints:
Keywords:
pteranodons

Valley of the Killer-Birds (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis:
Kaänga and Ann are briefly lost in a lost valley where prehistoric creatures survive to today.
Keywords:
caves; dinosaurs; gorilla monsters; lost valleys; pteranodons; pterodactyls

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Each year a mighty wind sweeps the jungle..."

["Racing through the jungle tree tops, the Red Panther suddenly hears a cry for help!"] (Table of Contents)

The Red Panther / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Red Panther; Carolyn Bruce; Hattie; El Hassid
Synopsis:
Crashed pilot Carolyn is pursued by Arab slavers until the Panther manages her rescue.
Keywords:
airplanes; bondage; Indian rope trick; slave auctions; slavers; slaves; stereotyping of Arabs

["Pygmy poison darts, a renegade doctor's evil plans, an ancient spell...all these lie in the path of Tabu..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Babs
Synopsis:
Tabu rescues the niece of a diamond hunter who is determined to seize a cursed gem.
Keywords:
diamonds; human sacrifice; maps; pygmies; stereotyping of African natives

["Camilla goes on a hunting trip far into the land of the friendly pygmies..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Stanley Zuckerberg ?
Inks:
Stanley Zuckerberg ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Juntye; Kasil; Erika
Synopsis:
Pygmies attack Camilla's people, seeking revenge for the death of their chief's son.
Keywords:
blowguns; poison; pygmies; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

Birds of the African Jungle (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the secretary bird, the weaver bird, and the crocodile bird.
Keywords:
cobras; crocodile birds; crocodiles; secretary birds; weaver birds

Sacred River of Gold (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle

["Poor Vincent! He's squawking in the unhappy position of royalty in warfare!"] (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:
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent; Blubber Ben [Benito Mussolini]
Synopsis:
Disguised as Mussolini, Blubber Ben incites war between the Wazans and Stabwans, using Vincent as a symbol.
Keywords:
cobras; imposture; sand wagon; Stabwans (African tribe); stereotyping of African natives; Wazans (African tribe); World War II

["As Simba, mighty monarch of the jungle, seeks to remedy injustices..."] (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:
Simba
Synopsis:
Simba protects a plague stricken orphan from the killers of the jungle and leads him to a safari with a doctor.
Keywords:
plagues; tiger trap; tigers; water buffalo

["Your highness, the professor is stubborn! He'll tell us nothing, I fear!"] (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:
Wambi; Mary Parker; Tawn (elephant); Ven (asp); Assam; Dr. Parker
Synopsis:
Wambi rescues a scientist from the dungeons of the sultan.
Keywords:
bondage; cobras; Kasbah emerald; snake charmers; Tagora (town); torture

["Fantomah detects trouble far away..."] (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:
Fantomah; N'Goku
Synopsis:
Fantomah encourages an evil witch doctor to use his wisdom for the good of this people.
Keywords:
bondage; diamonds; masks; seven-headed witch spear; stereotyping African natives

["The adventure-seeking African explorer Roy Lance follows the trail of a glowing gem..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Courtney Thompson]
Pencils:
Frank Frollo ?
Inks:
Frank Frollo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Roy Lance; Songhen; Jim Hawley; Doris Hawley
Synopsis:
Roy rescues an explorer who is trying to get out of the jungle with the Azali Ruby.
Keywords:
bondage; gems; quicksand; rubies; Swahibis (African tribe); the Azali Ruby; torture