(February 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every month
On-sale date:
1940-01-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen Kel Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); William E. Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 440629.


Terror of the Bush (Table of Contents)

Käanga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Keywords:
elephants; rifles

["Your chance of a lifetime to get these eleven (11) rare pictures!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Terror of the Bush (Table of Contents)

Käanga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Red Bradey]
Pencils:
Ken Jackson
Inks:
Ken Jackson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Dr. Wratt (introduction, villain, death); Dr. Wratt's man-apes (introduction, villain, death); Ann Mason; Tampi (elephant)
Synopsis:
Ann is kidnapped by the mad scientist, Dr. Wratt, who controls a group of man-apes through hypnotism. Kaänga rescues her and Dr. Wratt is killed by his man-apes during Kaänga and Ann's escape.
Keywords:
crocodiles; hunting; hypnotism; lions; man-apes; zebras

Indexer Notes

The location of the diaeresis (the two dots over the "a" in "Kaänga," vary between the cover and the story.

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Feeling hungry, Kaänga waits above the water hole for prey."

["Deep in the jungle, a missionary and his daugher, teaching the doctrine of tolerance..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Taylor Martin]
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tortug (introduction, villain, death); a missionary (introduction); Joan (missionary's daughter) (introduction); Red Panther
Synopsis:
The Red Panther rescues a missionary and his daughter from their captor, the witch doctor Tortug.
Keywords:
bondage; missionaries; stereotyping of African natives; swords; tiger traps; tigers; torture; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

In the previous issue, the Red Panther was referred to as the White Panther.

["John Brooks and his son, Jim, world renowned explorers..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
R. L. Golden (signed)
Inks:
R. L. Golden (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; John Brooks; Jim Brooks; Sanders (introduction, villain, death); Spike (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis:
The criminal Sanders kills an explorer for his map to the elephants' graveyard. Tabu leads the explorer's son to the graveyard where Tabu extracts revenge against the criminal.
Keywords:
crocodiles; elephants' graveyard; gorillas; ivory; safaris; skeletons

["Captain John Stanley is on his way to the coast with a cargo of ivory to dispose of."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. A. Winter [as CAW]
Inks:
C. A. Winter [as CAW]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle; science fiction
Characters:
Capt. John Stanley (introduction); Camilla; Gaba
Synopsis:
Stanley, an ivory hunter, is captured by Camilla's guards. She asks him to join her and command her forces; when he refuses, she threatens to kill him with flexodium rays. Stanley uses the rays to destroy Camilla's city. Camilla refuses to leave the ruins.
Keywords:
flexodium (element); ivory; Kaza (African village); machine guns; ray guns; safaris; spaceships

Indexer Notes

This is a re-working of the story from the previous issue. Here, Camilla said to be a descendant of Genghis Khan instead of Vikings and survives.

["Captain Thunder calling headquarters."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita
Inks:
Rafael Astarita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Le Jacque (introduction, villain, death); Krostoff (introduction, villain, death); Hienrach (introduction, villain, death); Vasacoff (introduction, villain, death); Saunders (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis:
A group of French Foreign Legionnaires mutinies during an attack by Arabs and Terry must overcome both groups of adversaries.
Keywords:
French Foreign Legion; Kislah (Arab city)

["Deep in the jungle, Ricco, the white renegade, plots with Wazee, the witch doctor."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Mitchell ? (signed)[as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer (signed) [as Dekerosett]
Inks:
Henry Kiefer ? (signed)[as Dekerosett]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ricco (villain); Wazee (introduction, villain); Wambi; Keeta (monkey); Tawn (elephant); Ogg (ape); Balu (leopard)
Synopsis:
A slaver persuades a village to attack the local British garrison, believing that if the garrison can be destroyed, the slave trade will become easier. Wambi hurries to the next, larger garrison and brings back relief forces that drive away the natives.
Keywords:
British army; monkeys; slave traders; slavery; slaves; stereotyping of African natives

The Revolt of the Black Continent (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Roy Lance (introduction); John Abbott (introduction); Joan Sarret (introduction); Dawambo (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
Dawambo unites all the savage tribes of central Africa in revolt against the European powers. John Abbot, a movie producer, takes his star, Joan Sarret, to Africa to shoot footage of the rebellion. Hunter Roy Lance acts as their guide. Their safari is captured by Dawambo and a combination of Lance's fists and Abbot's movie projector win them their freedom.
Reprints:
  • US in Vooda (Farrell, 1955 series) #20 (April 1955) [Roy Lance character is called "Kit" in the reprinted version, presumably for legal reasons. Possibly Fiction House owned the rights to the character and these had been passed to Charlton, s0 Ajax/Farrell had to avoid using the name "Roy Lance".]
Keywords:
motion picture projectors; safari; spanking; stereotyping of African natives

["John Mason, a naturalist, has brought his young son, Dick, on an expedition to Africa."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
William Allison
Inks:
William Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
John Mason (introduction); Dick Mason (introduction); Simba (lion)
Synopsis:
Simba rescues a naturalist and his son from a water buffalo attack.
Keywords:
safaris; water buffalo

["No white man knows where the elephant goes..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Fantomah (introduction); two ivory hunters (introduction, death); Maula (elephant)
Synopsis:
Fantomah stops two ivory hunters from raiding the elephants' graveyard by using their own greed against them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bloodhounds; elephants' graveyard; ivory; jewels; quicksand

Indexer Notes

One half of final page is occupied by an advertisement.

A Bike for You (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Cromwell-Collier Publishing Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["If you like sizzling slash-bang action --"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Terror of the Bush
    Käanga
  2. 1. ["Your chance of a lifetime to get these eleven (11) rare pictures!"]
  3. 2. Terror of the Bush
    Käanga
  4. 3. ["Deep in the jungle, a missionary and his daugher, teaching the doctrine of tolerance..."]
    The Red Panther
  5. 4. ["John Brooks and his son, Jim, world renowned explorers..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["Captain John Stanley is on his way to the coast with a cargo of ivory to dispose of."]
    Camilla
  7. 6. ["Captain Thunder calling headquarters."]
    Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers
  8. 7. ["Deep in the jungle, Ricco, the white renegade, plots with Wazee, the witch doctor."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. The Revolt of the Black Continent
    Roy Lance
  10. 9. ["John Mason, a naturalist, has brought his young son, Dick, on an expedition to Africa."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  11. 10. ["No white man knows where the elephant goes..."]
    Fantomah
  12. 11. A Bike for You
    Cromwell-Collier Publishing Company
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. ["If you like sizzling slash-bang action --"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Peter Croome
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.