(April 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
every month
On-sale date:
1940-03-05
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 February 19, 1940 found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 449460.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Keywords:
rhinoceroces

Indexer Notes

Here Kaänga's name is spelled "Kaȧnga," with a dot, rather than the diaeresis.

["The mighty white man of the jungle, Kaänga, is the only man feared by the ruthless Broot..."] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Red Brady]
Pencils:
Ken Jackson (signed)
Inks:
Ken Jackson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Sam Broot (villain); Ann Mason; Cheba (leopard)
Synopsis:
Kaänga and Ann are captured by Broot, who forces Kaänga to labor for him as an act of humiliation. Cheba, rescues the pair and Broot and his mean are left in a tiger trap.
Keywords:
Balak (jungle); bondage; canoes; iguanak; stereotyping of African natives; tiger traps

["Two ex-convicts beat their way through the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

The Red Panther / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
The Red Panther; two crooks (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Panther prevents two lost criminals from plundering the pitchblende of a tribe in his jungle. As punishment, he rolls the men in the pitchblende and releases them. A week later he finds them dead of radiation poisoning.
Keywords:
idols; pitchblende; stereotyping of African natives; tigers; water buffalo

["There's that jungle wizard, Tabu! Hello there!"] (Table of Contents)

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 6.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Tom Barton (introduction); the Bargonans (African tribe)(introduction, villains)
Synopsis:
Tabu rescues a naturalist from the Bargonans, who breed lion-leopard hybrids to eat their enemies.
Keywords:
crocodiles; leopards; lion-leapards; rafts; safaris; stereotyping of African natives

The Case of the Frightened Killer: Case 2: File A: Clue 2 (Table of Contents)

Bullseye Bannon / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bullseye Bannon; Titus
Synopsis:
The second clue in the murder mystery that is serialized across the Fiction House titles this month.

Indexer Notes

Located on the lower one quarter of the final page of the Tabu story.

["Camilla, bemoaning the loss of the spring of her eternal youth and knowing her beauty and power are waning..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 7 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 Burch; Camilla
Synopsis:
Camilla is exiled by her people for her cruelty. She encounters Jon and Ruth and transforms Jon into an ice statue and tells Ruth that if she will help her find the fountain of youth, Jon will be restored. Together they locate the fountain and Jon is returned to human form, and Camilla is once more restored to immortality. Sensing a change in Camilla, Jon and Ruth ask her people to return her to her throne and they agree.
Keywords:
fountain of youth; immortality

Son of the Lion (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Bob Clark]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ron-tog (a jungle boy) (introduction)

["A fierce jungle tribe attacks the lonely outpost..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Buck Johnson]
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita
Inks:
Rafael Astarita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Captain Terry Thunder; the Ingaras (African tribe)
Synopsis:
The Ingaras attack Fort Death and capture Terry's men. He barely escapes and makes his way to the next outpost to raise a rescue party.
Keywords:
bondage; torture

Thundering Herds (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Buck Larsen (villain, death); Tawn (elephant); Ogg (ape); Lupa (wolf); Kaa (python)
Synopsis:
Tawn and Ogg are captured by Larsen who plans to use them to lure Wambi to his death. Wambi and Lupa turn the tables on Larsen and free all the captured animals.

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Buck Larsen, renegade, goes back to the scene of his recent defeat at the hands of Wambi..."

["A terrific storm is lashing the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba
Synopsis:
During a terrific storm, two of Simba's cubs become trapped beneath a fallen tree. Simba seeks the help of an elephant to free them.
Keywords:
elephants; leopards; lightning; storms

["She sees, in a far-off laboratory, a famous scientist..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 7 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; The Doctor (introduction, villain, death); Mac (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis:
Fantomah stops a mad scientist who has taken control of the gorillas in the jungle, using a serum to make them super-intelligent. As punishment, she allows the gorillas to rip him to pieces, and then she restores them to normal intelligence.
Reprints:
Keywords:
airplanes; gorillas; laboratories; safaris

Indexer Notes

First line of text reads: "Fantomah, the most remarkable woman ever known, has such strange powers and insight, that she foresees all that is to happen in connection with jungle life..."

The cover illustration and title of the 2009 Fantagraphics book "You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation!" come from the last page of this story.

["The young adventurous African explorer meets with more treachery..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Roy Lance; The Zungos (introduction, villains, some die); John Mitchell (introduction); Ellen Mitchell (introduction)
Synopsis:
Roy rescues his safari clients from the savage Zungos.
Keywords:
bondage; Buwaga (African village); idols; safaris; stereotyping of African natives; torture; Uzanza (African village); witch doctors
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["The mighty white man of the jungle, Kaänga, is the only man feared by the ruthless Broot..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Two ex-convicts beat their way through the jungle..."]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["There's that jungle wizard, Tabu! Hello there!"]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. The Case of the Frightened Killer: Case 2: File A: Clue 2
    Bullseye Bannon
  6. 5. ["Camilla, bemoaning the loss of the spring of her eternal youth and knowing her beauty and power are waning..."]
    Camilla
  7. 6. Son of the Lion
  8. 7. ["A fierce jungle tribe attacks the lonely outpost..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. Thundering Herds
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  10. 9. ["A terrific storm is lashing the jungle..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  11. 10. ["She sees, in a far-off laboratory, a famous scientist..."]
    Fantomah
  12. 11. ["The young adventurous African explorer meets with more treachery..."]
    Roy Lance
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.