(September 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

Monster of the Dismal Swamp (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Monster of the Dismal Swamp (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:
Malu (introduction, villain); Wumi (introduction, villain); the Storm Monster (introduction, villain, death)(a dinosaur); Kobo (introduction); Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis:
Kaänga puts an end to human sacrifices to appease the Storm Monster by killing the beast.
Keywords:
bondage; human sacrifice; lightning; storms

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kaänga and Ann are in the Wungi village..."

["That stupid native steered them into the waterfall!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as J.J. King]
Pencils:
Al Gabriele
Inks:
Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Prof. Gordon (introduction); Rex Moore (introduction); Red Panther; Kinto (leopard)
Synopsis:
The Panther rescues a geologist and a pilot from pygmies and then helps them find a large radium deposit.
Keywords:
bondage; fire gods; human sacrifice; pygmies; radium

["Tabu, champion of justice, sees an Indian princess abusing her servant in their camp in the African jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Darya (introduction, death); vulture worshipers; vulture priest (introduction, villain, death); Siki (introduction); Tabu
Synopsis:
Tabu rescues a boy from a vulture worshiping cult.
Keywords:
bondage; human sacrifice; human skeletons; vulture gods; whips

["One day, Fantomah is set upon by three evil slavers."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Fantomah; Fury (Fantomah's black panther); the Monkey Cult; Kalat (introduction); the Cobra Men (villains, introduction, many die)
Synopsis:
After being kidnapped and taken to India by slavers, Fantomah escapes and meets Kalat, a friendly native whose people are beset by cobra cultists. Both are captured by the cobra cultists and Fantomah is forced into a pit of cobras to die. She calls on Damballah, the god of snakes, and the cobras are transformed into ropes. The monkey cultists arrive and the cobra cultists are defeated.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
cobra cults; cobras; harems; India; monkey cults; slavers; tigers

The Reaching Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle

["Yes, your highness...yes, your grace..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Al Stahl ?
Inks:
Al Stahl ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis:
Anderson, Kismet, and Vincent each dream that Terry is their slave after Terry punishes them by making them do chores.
Keywords:
brooms; domestic chores; dreams; slavery

["Near a white man's camp Simba sees young Bert Lewis playing..."] (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:
Bert Lewis (introduction); Mr. Lewis (introduction); Simba
Synopsis:
Simba rescues a hunter's son from a gorilla.
Keywords:
gorillas

["One day, Wambi see his friend Maggo, the macaw arguing with Hissa, the snake."] (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:
Captain Force (introduction); Otto Schmutzig (introduction, villain); Pete (introduction, villain, death); Pete's partner (introduction, villain, death); Wambi; Maggo (parrot); Hissa (snake); Ogg (ape)
Synopsis:
Wambi and his jungle friends help a planter escape from a pair of contract killers.
Keywords:
bondage; dynamite; mines; Rangoon

["Murderous Arabs watch as a killer elephant, followed by its baby, charges Camilla and Eric."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Eric; Arabs (villain); Camilla
Synopsis:
Camilla induces a tribe of pygmies to help her liberate Eric from Arabs who are holding him.
Keywords:
pygmies; stereotyping of African natives; stereotyping of Arabs; Vikings

["Roy Lance, intrepid explorer, sits with his pal, Art Kennedy, famous news photographer..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Art Kennedy (introduction); The Tutans (introduction, villain); Roy Lance; Lobo
Synopsis:
Determined to capture the famous Crocodile Marsh on film, Roy's friend, Art, antagonizes the Tutan tribe before Roy manipulates the natives into thinking that a movie camera is a weapon.
Keywords:
caves; motion picture cameras; stereotyping of African natives; still cameras; superstition; the Crocodile Marsh