(May 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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

Empire Of The Ape Men (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Reprints:

Empire of the Ape-Men ["Once again, the arch enemy of Kaänga strikes..."] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Red Bradey]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Sam Broot (villain); Ann (Ann's first "bathing suit" appearance.)

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb. Sam Broot is miscolored as a Caucasian.

["Deep in the jungle stands a group of..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
The Red Panther; The Ant Woman (introduction, villain, death)

Indexer Notes

If this is Peddy, it is very diluted.

["No power on earth is as great as..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Robert Lewis]
Pencils:
George Carl Wilhelms?
Inks:
George Carl WIlhelms?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; The Zsingos (introduction, villain, death)

Strange Case of Ezra Ark: Case 3: File 1: Clue 2 (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

["Restoring the eternal fountain of youth, Camilla rules..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Tad Carter]
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Camilla; Lief Thorgson (introduction, villain, death); Count Knuten (introduction, villain); Count Knuten's cousin (introduction, villain)

Death of the Laughing Terror (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Lin Davies]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ran-Tog

["The masked arrows, a band of thieving natives..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Bossert
Inks:
Bill Bossert?; Leonard Frank?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Terry Thunder; The Masked Arrows (introduction, villain, death)

["We'll find plenty of tuskers in there..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Wolf Lawsen (introduction, villain, death)

["Angered savage tribes, whipped to fierce action by..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Harold Morley]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Roy Lance

["Simba approaches the water hole to slake..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Simba; John Mason; Dick Mason

["Fantomah, the most remarkable woman ever born, has..." [Mundoor and the Giant Reptiles]] (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; Mundoor (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
Discovering the eggs of giant reptiles on a fallen asteroid, Mundoor raises the reptiles in an attempt to take over the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first lines of text read: "Fantomah, the most remarkable woman ever born, has such keen insight that she foresees all the events of jungle life. Through her strange wizardry, she guards the jungle's secrets and avenges the evil deeds against the jungle-born........"

["You're lucky - my doctor says I can only..."] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Roars / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Lore]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

A Jungle Tale (Table of Contents)

Prof. Dunk / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Eisner? [as Heck?]
Inks:
Will Eisner? [as Heck?]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Empire Of The Ape Men
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Empire of the Ape-Men ["Once again, the arch enemy of Kaänga strikes..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Deep in the jungle stands a group of..."]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["No power on earth is as great as..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. Strange Case of Ezra Ark: Case 3: File 1: Clue 2
  6. 5. ["Restoring the eternal fountain of youth, Camilla rules..."]
    Camilla
  7. 6. Death of the Laughing Terror
  8. 7. ["The masked arrows, a band of thieving natives..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["We'll find plenty of tuskers in there..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  10. 9. ["Angered savage tribes, whipped to fierce action by..."]
    Roy Lance
  11. 10. ["Simba approaches the water hole to slake..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  12. 11. ["Fantomah, the most remarkable woman ever born, has..." [Mundoor and the Giant Reptiles]]
    Fantomah
  13. 12. ["You're lucky - my doctor says I can only..."]
    Jungle Roars
  14. 13. A Jungle Tale
    Prof. Dunk
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