(December 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

Battle of the Beasts (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:
Wehrmacht; World War II

Battle of the Beasts (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; the Nazis (villain); the Muballis (African tribe)(introduction); Ann Mason
Synopsis:
Kaänga and united jungle tribes defeat a Nazi panzer force.
Keywords:
stereotyping of Germans; tanks; tiger traps; Wehrmacht; World War II

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A horrible new destructive force invades the peaceful jungle where Kaänga dwells."

The upper half of last story page is taken up by an advertisement for the introduction of the patriotic hero, Captain Fight, in Fight Comics. Art by Rudy Palais.

["Into the gloom and mire and treachery of the black continent..."] (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; Mike (introduction); Bonga (introduction); the Osakis (African tribe)(villains, introduction, death); John
Synopsis:
Roy rescues a hunter from the murderous Golden Skull cult.
Keywords:
bondage; caves; darts; Golden Skull; stereotyping of African natives; volcanos

Indexer Notes

The "Golden Skull" is not a golden skull; it is depicted here as an enormous, red devil statue.

Tabu Wizard of the Jungle and the Zombie Witch (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Celie (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
Celie, a voodoo priestess, uses zombies as slaves in her gold mine until she is killed by one of her white overseers and Tabu seals the mine with magic lightning.
Keywords:
caves; funeral customs; gold; Juju Mountain; lightning; mines; whips; witch doctors; zombies

["Deep in the jungle Fantomah talks to her new-found friend..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Fantomah; Ken; Hal (villain, introduction); Steve (villain, introduction); Fury (leopard)
Synopsis:
Fantomah new charge, Ken, is kidnapped by hunters who hope to exchange him for Fury, whom they plan to sell in America. Fantomah calls on the ape gods to turn them into apes and Fury chases them into the bush.
Keywords:
ape gods; bondage; kidnapping

Indexer Notes

Upper half of last story page occupied by an ad for Rangers Comics #2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the bushbuck and the black rhinoceros and a brief description of the use of papyrus as sail cloth.
Keywords:
busbucks; papyrus; rhinoceroses; sail boats

The Valley of the Kings (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle

["Sissies! Can't you take it? Let's go fora little walk..."] (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; Ali Ben (villain, introduction); Abdul (villain, introduction); Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis:
Anderson, Kismet, and Vincent stowaway on the train Terry take for a vacation. Jewel thieves hide a stolen gem in Anderson's turban and the gang captures them and turns them over to the police.
Keywords:
jewels; railroads; star sapphires; the Great Pyramid; the Great Sphinx; the Mogul Star; trains; vacations

["Brenda Lloyd, with Tipandu, wise old Moori native..."] (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; Tipandu (introduction); Brenda Lloyd (introduction); a tribe of giants (introduction, villains); Mooris (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Simba rescues an exploring party from murderous giants.
Keywords:
caves; giants; pygmies

["Aboard a pirate ship near the Lost Empire..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Schwarz ?
Inks:
Frank Schwarz ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Sigurd (introduction, villain, death); Olaf (introduction, villain); other pirates (introduction, villains); Eric; Tagen
Synopsis:
Pirates kidnap Camilla and take what they believe to be a chest of jewels. Eric rescues Camilla, and the chest is revealed to be empty.
Keywords:
bondage; longboats; pirates; treasure chests; Vikings

["One day Wambi and Babu, his baboon pal, hear shots in the distance."] (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; Allan Ford (introduction); Matu (introduction); Demaras (African tribe)(introduction); Worumba (introduction, villain); Babu (baboon); Maggo (macaw); Zella (zebra); Osssa (ostrich); Corna (rhinoceros); Colonel Brent
Synopsis:
Drought drives the Demara tribe to rebellion.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; drought; saddle zebras; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

["Evil work is being done in the jungle!"] (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:
The Red Panther; Luala (introduction); Ubandas (African tribe); Ubanda chief (introduction); Mike (introduction, villain); Mike's partner (introduction, villain); Arab slavers (introduction, villains)
Synopsis:
The Panther prevents the theft of the Ubandas' gold.
Keywords:
bondage; fire gods; gold; slavers; slaves; stereotyping of African natives; stereotyping of Arabs; witch doctors
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Battle of the Beasts
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Battle of the Beasts
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Into the gloom and mire and treachery of the black continent..."]
    Roy Lance
  4. 3. Tabu Wizard of the Jungle and the Zombie Witch
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. ["Deep in the jungle Fantomah talks to her new-found friend..."]
    Fantomah
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Jingles
  7. 6. The Valley of the Kings
  8. 7. ["Sissies! Can't you take it? Let's go fora little walk..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["Brenda Lloyd, with Tipandu, wise old Moori native..."]
    Simba
  10. 9. ["Aboard a pirate ship near the Lost Empire..."]
    Camilla
  11. 10. ["One day Wambi and Babu, his baboon pal, hear shots in the distance."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  12. 11. ["Evil work is being done in the jungle!"]
    The Red Panther
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • 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.