(October 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

Lair of the Winged Fiend (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle

Lair of the Winged Fiend (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; Zuko; Sawabi
Synopsis:
Zuko, owner of artificial wings that allow him to fly, agrees to rid the jungle of Kaänga in return for diamonds.
Keywords:
artificial wings; diamonds; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "High above the jungle, in the branches of massive trees, is the domain of Zuko, the bird king..."

["The intrepid explorer overthrows tyranny in the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Courtney Thomasen] (sic)
Pencils:
Seymour Reit
Inks:
Seymour Reit
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Roy Lance
Synopsis:
Roy helps a tribe rescue their chief and his sons, kidnapped by a white adventurer.
Keywords:
stereotyping of African natives; whips; witch doctors

["Glamor girl pilot off on jungle jaunt."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edward Brodie Mack [as "Mack"] (signed)
Pencils:
George Carl Wilhelms
Inks:
George Carl Wilhelms
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Trina Tarrington (glamour girl); village warriors (villains)
Synopsis:
A young glamour girl crash lands on a volcanic island. Tabu comes to rescue her, but both are captured by some warriors from the "smoking mountain" who plan on sacrificing them to the volcano. Tabu uses his magic and causes the volcano to erupt and kill the natives.
Reprints:
Keywords:
airplanes; bondage; human sacrifice; newspapers; stereotyping of African natives; volcano gods; volcanos

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Craig Delich.

["As Fantomah bends over a waterhole to drink..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Fantomah; Holu; Fury (leopard); Ilog
Synopsis:
Fantomah is accused of poisoning a native village. Her investigation reveals that their water originates in a mountain stream that is contaminated by a dead mammoth. She uses her magic to cure the villagers and they seek a new water source.
Keywords:
cavemen; lost valleys; mammoths; sabre-toothed tigers; stereotyping of African natives; water contamination; witch doctors

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Peppe ?
Inks:
Mike Peppe ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the honey guide, the dog-faced baboon, and the hissing tree.
Keywords:
baboons; birds; trees

White Thunder (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Bob Anthony]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
jungle

["You're sitting on top of the world now, Andy, but it's awfully high when you start falling!"] (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 gets rich in diamonds and decides to go to America, but he is dissuaded when his passenger liner is attacked by airplanes.
Keywords:
diamond mines; S.S. Aquamania; sand wagon; slavers; stereotyping of African natives; treasure maps; World War II

["Joan Wells travels along a river near the little coast town which is her home..."] (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; Joan Wells; Bill Walker
Synopsis:
Simba is captured by hunters but manages to save them from a cheetah. He then leads them to a village where a white woman is held captive.
Keywords:
snares; stereotyping of African natives

["Camilla and Eric swim near the lost empire..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Eric; the ragnor
Synopsis:
Camilla and Eric seeks a buried treasure, while the Ragnor plots their murder.
Keywords:
bondage; swimming; swimsuits; treasure chests; treasure maps; Vikings

["...but trouble stalks through the jungle when greedy white men cross its borders."] (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; Nagis (African tribe); Halu; Zelda (zebra); Baba (baboon); Tawn (elephant); Lia (leopard)
Synopsis:
Wambi and his jungle friends free a village from slavers.
Keywords:
slavers

["From his perch in the trees, Red Panther sees a white man unmericifully abusing a warrior..."] (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:
Red Panther; M'Logas (African tribe); Kipo; Matu; Wedo
Synopsis:
The Panther rescues a chief and his sons from white kidnappers.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Lair of the Winged Fiend
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Lair of the Winged Fiend
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The intrepid explorer overthrows tyranny in the jungle..."]
    Roy Lance
  4. 3. ["Glamor girl pilot off on jungle jaunt."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. ["As Fantomah bends over a waterhole to drink..."]
    Fantomah
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Facts
  7. 6. White Thunder
  8. 7. ["You're sitting on top of the world now, Andy, but it's awfully high when you start falling!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["Joan Wells travels along a river near the little coast town which is her home..."]
    Simba
  10. 9. ["Camilla and Eric swim near the lost empire..."]
    Camilla
  11. 10. ["...but trouble stalks through the jungle when greedy white men cross its borders."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  12. 11. ["From his perch in the trees, Red Panther sees a white man unmericifully abusing a warrior..."]
    The Red Panther
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