(March 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every month
On-sale date:
1940-02-05
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 previous issue.
Publication date of January 15, 1940 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 441853.


Crocodiles of Death River (Table of Contents)

Kaanga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga

Indexer Notes

Kaänga's name on the cover has no diaeresis (dots above either 'a').

["Calling all manhunters!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Crocodiles of Death River (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Jackson (signed)
Inks:
Ken Jackson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Sam Broot (introduction, villain); Mobu (introduction); Cheba (leopard)
Synopsis:
Kaänga overthrows a fraudulent witch doctor.
Keywords:
bondage; drums; human sacrifice; idols; Lassu (native tribe); leopards; pythons; stereotyping of African natives; stereotyping of African-Americans

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "After escaping from the island, Kaanga and Ann pause to rest in a sheltered place..."

Kaänga is now spelled with the dots over the second 'a'.

["The Red Panther comes to the bottom of a steep waterfall."] (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:
Red Panther; Randall (introduction); Miss Randall (introduction); a witch doctor (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
The Panther prevents the sacrifice of a white miner to a native god.
Keywords:
bondage; canoes. stereotyping of African natives; human sacrifice; waterfalls

["A native village is thrown into wild confusion..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 6.8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
R. L. Golden [as Robert Lewis]
Inks:
R. L. Golden [as Robert Lewis]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Blackwall (introduction, villain, death); Snake-Eye (introduction); Gog (monkey); Tegra (crocodile); Vilma Day
Synopsis:
A group of white criminals take over a village in Tabu's jungle to use as a haven from the law. Tabu kills them and restores the villagers' freedom.
Keywords:
bondage; elephants; leopards; stereotyping of African natives; torture

The Case of the Diamond Death: Case 1: File-A: Clue Two (Table of Contents)

Bullseye Bannon / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell ?
Inks:
Bob Powell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bullseye Bannon
Synopsis:
The second clue in a murder mystery story story competition described on the inside front cover.

Indexer Notes

the bottom one fifth of the sixth page of the Tabu story.

["Jon Dale, with Ruth, is returning to explore the ruins of the lost empire..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle; science fiction
Characters:
Jon Dale; Ruth Birch; Camilla (villain)
Synopsis:
Exploring the ruins of Camilla's city, Jon and Ruth are taken captive by Camilla's men. Camilla again asks Jon to marry her. When he refuses, Camilla has Ruth thrown in a magic pool that ages her prematurely. Jon uses Camilla's fountain of youth to restore Ruth's youth and then destroys the fountain, insuring that Camilla will age.
Keywords:
fountain of youth; immortality

Indexer Notes

This story creates a sort of amalgam of the Camilla stories in the first two issues as back story.

The Crawling Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pete Wentworth]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Nice work! Captain of an African outpost and nothing to do!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita
Inks:
Rafael Astarita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Ben Salub (introduction, villain, death); Winters
Synopsis:
Terry and his men subdue a murderous; renegade tribe.
Keywords:
horses; N'Dorobos (African tribe); stereotyping of African natives

["To the jungle home of Wambi, young friend of all the beasts, comes the unscrupulous Buck Larson..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Buck Larsen (introduction, villain); Wambi; Fria (tigress); Tarro (tiger); Tia (cockatoo); Ogg (ape); Tawn (elephant); Klar (owl)
Synopsis:
Ogg and Tawn rescue Wambi and Tarro when they are captured by hunters seeking animals for a circus.
Keywords:
monkeys; tiger traps

["Roy Lance, famous African explorer, visits the peace-loving, cattle raising tribe o the Wasangora..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Roy Lance; Jujo
Synopsis:
Roy helps his friends the Wasangoras protect their cattle from raiders.
Keywords:
cattle; Nyamas (African tribe); stereotyping of African natives; Wasangoras (African tribe)

["A small white boy, lost in the brush and weak from hunger, is staggering along a game trail."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
a boy (introduction); boy's father (introduction)
Synopsis:
Simba temporarily adopts a lost child who then saves the pride from hunters. Simba reunites the boy with his father and saves the father's safari from a rhinoceros.
Keywords:
pythons; rhinoceroses; safaris

Indexer Notes

One half of final page is devoted to an advertisement.

["A bike for you"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["...by using her strange powers, she has discovered two white men planning to rob the jungle of its most sacred treasure..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Fletcher ? [as Barclay Flagg]
Pencils:
Henry Fletcher
Inks:
Henry Fletcher
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Fletcher ?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Fantomah; two hunters (villains, turned into insect-men)
Synopsis:
Fantomah prevents the looting of a sacred jungle city by transforming the looters into hideous insect men and ordering them to return to civilization.
Reprints:
Keywords:
airplanes; green death plague; idols; jewels; mandrills; the Great Avenger (a jewel)

["For rip roaring action and adventure..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Crocodiles of Death River
    Kaanga
  2. 1. ["Calling all manhunters!"]
  3. 2. Crocodiles of Death River
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["The Red Panther comes to the bottom of a steep waterfall."]
    The Red Panther
  5. 4. ["A native village is thrown into wild confusion..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. The Case of the Diamond Death: Case 1: File-A: Clue Two
    Bullseye Bannon
  7. 6. ["Jon Dale, with Ruth, is returning to explore the ruins of the lost empire..."]
    Camilla
  8. 7. The Crawling Death
  9. 8. ["Nice work! Captain of an African outpost and nothing to do!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["To the jungle home of Wambi, young friend of all the beasts, comes the unscrupulous Buck Larson..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  11. 10. ["Roy Lance, famous African explorer, visits the peace-loving, cattle raising tribe o the Wasangora..."]
    Roy Lance
  12. 11. ["A small white boy, lost in the brush and weak from hunger, is staggering along a game trail."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  13. 12. ["A bike for you"]
  14. 13. ["...by using her strange powers, she has discovered two white men planning to rob the jungle of its most sacred treasure..."]
    Fantomah
  15. 14. ["For rip roaring action and adventure..."]
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