(June 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
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Trap of the Tawny Killer (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In the reprint in Jungle Comics #42, Kaänga's head is redrawn by Moreira and Zolne's signature is removed.

Trap of the Tawny Killer (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis:
Kaänga and Ann are captured by pygmies for sacrifice to their sacred leopards.
Keywords:
elephants' graveyard; flutes; music; pygmies; skeletons

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kaänga, jungle lord, and Ann happen on one of the jungle's strangest mysteries."

["Near the shore of the great inland sea bordering the lost empire are the hulls of ancient ships..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla
Synopsis:
Camilla and her Vikings find their ancestors' lost treasure.
Keywords:
bondage; caves; jewelry; lonbgboats; snakes; stereotyping of African native; treasure chests; Vikings

Indexer Notes

This story does not follow the continuity established in the last several Camilla stories.

["Inside a trading post far up the Congo, an archeologist and his son see two natives fighting savagely."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as J.J. King]
Pencils:
Tom Gill ?
Inks:
Tom Gill ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dr. Adams; Red Panther; Zorlu; Dr. Adams' son
Synopsis:
The Panther warns Dr. Adams that their is a witch doctor's curse on the cave that he wants to explore.
Keywords:
archeology; cave paintings; lightning

["The safari of Joan Edmonds and her brother Bill has made camp for the night..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils:
Arnold Hicks
Inks:
Arnold Hicks
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Joan Edmonds; Tabu; Bill Edmonds; Ortiz
Synopsis:
Bill and Joan's safari is captured by Ortiz, the magician king. When he attempts their rescue, Tabu is captured, as well. However, he uses his powers to transform the torturer's fire into snakes and then calls down lighting to destroy Ortiz and his warriors.
Keywords:
bondage; burning at the stake; lightning; staked over an anthill; stereotyping of African natives; torture

[no title indexed] (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 aardvark, the loris, the hyena, and the zebra.
Keywords:
aardvarks; hyenas; lorises; zebras

Temple of the Lost Empire (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle

["As our story opens this month, we see two strangers in the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Professor Brent; Davy Brent; Ogg (ape); Tawn (elephant); Lia (leopard); Kea (python); Enno (hippopotamus)
Synopsis:
Professor Brent is taken captive by the Aggagis, who plan to sacrifice him to the god of steam. Wambi and Brent's son Davy manage to rescue him with the help of Wambi's jungle friends.
Keywords:
Aggagis (African tribe); bondage; human sacrifice; ibis; snakes; stereotyping of African natives; tigers; witch doctors

["Terry Thunder gets a well-earned vacation but Kismet, Vincent and Andy have to butt in, so .."] (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; Kismet; Anderson the Arab; Vincent; Margaret
Synopsis:
Terry must help an Oxford-educated tribal chief get his plans for sending native warriors to assist the British in Libya get the plans to the British general.
Keywords:
automobiles; Libya; railroad conductors; sand wagon; stereotyping of African natives; trains; World War II

["Fantomah, spirit of the jungle, spies a bloody combat between the warriors of two villages."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as W.B. Hovious]
Pencils:
Richard Case ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Fantomah; Koru; Onga
Synopsis:
Two young lovers from separate villages come under the protection of Fantomah. When Fantomah causes a volcano to erupt, Koru saves his lover's father from the lava and the two villages are united.
Keywords:
stereotyping of African natives; volcanos

["Superstition is the supreme law of the savage tribes of the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Roy Lance; Doc Bender; Mugo; Carol Wells
Synopsis:
While searching for the daughter of a deceased comrade, Roy gets the opportunity to help a white doctor, condemned by natives who misunderstand Western medicine.
Keywords:
Bangalis (African tribe); Bongasis (African tribe); stereotyping of African natives

["Simba, king of the jungle, plays with his youngest cub while zebras graze at a near-by water hole..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba / 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 pair of photographers who have befriended his youngest cub from a killer lion.
Keywords:
motion picture cameras
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Trap of the Tawny Killer
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Trap of the Tawny Killer
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Near the shore of the great inland sea bordering the lost empire are the hulls of ancient ships..."]
    Camilla
  4. 3. ["Inside a trading post far up the Congo, an archeologist and his son see two natives fighting savagely."]
    The Red Panther
  5. 4. ["The safari of Joan Edmonds and her brother Bill has made camp for the night..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Facts
  7. 6. Temple of the Lost Empire
  8. 7. ["As our story opens this month, we see two strangers in the jungle..."]
    Wambi
  9. 8. ["Terry Thunder gets a well-earned vacation but Kismet, Vincent and Andy have to butt in, so .."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["Fantomah, spirit of the jungle, spies a bloody combat between the warriors of two villages."]
    Fantomah
  11. 10. ["Superstition is the supreme law of the savage tribes of the jungle..."]
    Roy Lance
  12. 11. ["Simba, king of the jungle, plays with his youngest cub while zebras graze at a near-by water hole..."]
    Simba
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • 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.