(January 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Prey Of The Slavers (Table of Contents)

Käanga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

Prey of the Slavers ["Käanga, mysterious white man of the jungle, is..."] (Table of Contents)

Käanga / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Blum [as Alex Boon]
Inks:
Alex Blum [as Alex Boon]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Käanga (introduction and origin); Ann Mason [Ann] (introduction and origin); Prof. Mason (D; Ann's father) (introduction, death); Bill Blacton (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Käanga appeared previously in Fiction House's JUNGLE STORIES pulp; The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

["In a ruined city deep in the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

White Panther / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Taylor Martin (signed)
Inks:
Taylor Martin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
The White Panther (introduction and origin); White Panther's father (introduction); Dr. White (introduction); Dr. White's daughter (introduction); Prof. Zaroff (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Signed by "Taylor Martin" and since several of the artists involved did sign their names to their features in this first issue, we'll guess Martin.

["Deep in the heart of the jungle reigns a man with a sixth sense..." [The Slave Raiders]] (Table of Contents)

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Fletcher Hanks [as Henry Fletcher] (signed)
Pencils:
Fletcher Hanks [as Henry Fletcher] (signed)
Inks:
Fletcher Hanks [as Henry Fletcher] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fletcher Hanks

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu (introduction and origin); witch doctor (introduction); A band of slavers (villains, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Tabu tracks and defeats a group of slave raiders.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Spelled "Taboo" on cover.

Queen of the Lost Empire ["The young scientist, Jon Dale, seeks a lost..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. A. Winter
Inks:
C. A. Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Camilla (introduction and origin); Jon Dale (introduction); Dr. Birch (introduction); Ruth Birch (introduction)(his daughter)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb. Outline of story is similar to Camilla story in Jungle Comics #2, though she dies in this story, per Anthony Durrant, August 2008.

["Deep in the African jungles, overlooking the headwaters..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Captain Terry Thunder (introduction and origin); the Congo Lancers (introduction and origin); a band of slavers (introduction, villain)

["Wambi, jungle boy, the mysterious denizen of the..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi (introduction); Ricco (introduction, villain); Sven (introduction, villain)

["A wealthy Englishman enters a bar-room in Capetown."] (Table of Contents)

White Hunters of the African Safari / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Wilson (signed)
Inks:
George Wilson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Buck (introduction); Rex (introduction); Slim (introduction)

Indexer Notes

This is signed George Wilson, so we're inclined to use that as our guess. It's such amaterish stuff that almost anybody could have done it.

["This is the story of Simba, king of..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William M. Allison (signed)
Inks:
William M. Allison (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Simba (a lion) (introduction and origin); Slita (another lion) (villain, death)

["Africa. Out of the crawling fever-ridden jungle come..."] (Table of Contents)

Drums of the Leopard Men / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Buck Barton (introduction); Marc Vandell (introduction); The Leopard Men (introduction, villain); Zan Markov (introduction, villain, death)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prey Of The Slavers
    Käanga
  2. 1. Prey of the Slavers ["Käanga, mysterious white man of the jungle, is..."]
    Käanga
  3. 2. ["In a ruined city deep in the jungle..."]
    White Panther
  4. 3. ["Deep in the heart of the jungle reigns a man with a sixth sense..." [The Slave Raiders]]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. Queen of the Lost Empire ["The young scientist, Jon Dale, seeks a lost..."]
    Camilla
  6. 5. ["Deep in the African jungles, overlooking the headwaters..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers
  7. 6. ["Wambi, jungle boy, the mysterious denizen of the..."]
    Wambi
  8. 7. ["A wealthy Englishman enters a bar-room in Capetown."]
    White Hunters of the African Safari
  9. 8. ["This is the story of Simba, king of..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  10. 9. ["Africa. Out of the crawling fever-ridden jungle come..."]
    Drums of the Leopard Men
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.