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(June 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Every month
On-sale date:
1940-04-12
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, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 451777.


Tigress of the Deep Jungle Swamp (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?; Will Eisner ? (see notes)
Inks:
?; Will Eisner ? (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga

Indexer Notes

Tony Rose believes that the cover has been heavily re-touched by Eisner but that at the very least, the Kaänga figure was penciled by someone else.

["Don't miss this sensational offer!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Trapped in the treacherous swamps by two of the cruelest forces of the jungle, ..."] (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); Anitra (introduction); Kula; Ann Mason; Cheba (leopard)
Synopsis:
Anitra rescues Kaänga from yet another attack by Sam Broot and his men, but when Kaänga refuses to become her king, she prepares to sacrifice him. Ann and Cheba arrive and prevent the execution and Anitra allows Kaänga to go free because of his love for Ann. Later, however, Anitra dispatches her men to kidnap Ann and feed her to the crocodiles. Kaänga manages to rescue Ann at the last second and once again delivers a pasting to Sam Broot.
Keywords:
bondage; crocodiles; poison; sedan chairs; stereotyping of African natives; swimsuits; thrones

["The black orchid! Scientists have searched in vain for this exotic flower."] (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; Dr. Grayson (introduction); Dr. Grayson's daughter (introduction); Sneed
Synopsis:
Despite the Panther's warnings, a botanist pursues collecting a black orchid. He is followed by a gang of thugs who want to sell the flower. The plant is located and one of the thugs touches it and dies. The other thugs flee and the botanist extends his gratitude to the Panther for his warning.
Keywords:
black orchids; bondage; botanists; torture

["The lost empire, dependent on its salt supply from the nearby mines..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Camilla; Count Knuten (villain, death); Caredodo (introduction); Gerald; Arndt
Synopsis:
The deaf hunchback, Caredodo, is persuaded by Count Knuten to assassinate Camilla. Caredodo follows her to the salt mines where she is attempting to discover the reason for the failure of salt deliveries. Camilla saves Caredodo's life during a cave in, however, both are captured by the monkey creatures who have killed the miners. Camilla's army arrives and during the battle with the monkey creatures, Cardodo kills Knuten and flees.
Keywords:
caverns; monkey creatures; saddle zebras; salt mines

Indexer Notes

The depiction of Caredodo is an homage to Charles Laughton's portrayal of the hunchback, Quasimodo, in the 1939 film, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

["A lost white race, enslaved in a hidden African jungle village!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Roy Lance; Gov. Malraux (introduction, villain); Jill March (introduction)
Synopsis:
Roy escorts immunologist Jill March into the jungle to eradicate sleeping sickness. They are captured and imprisoned in a village where the governor is using white slaves to manufacture illegal firearms. The governor and his mean are defeated when they are overcome with sleeping sickness and only Roy and Jill can save them.
Keywords:
Angola; French equitorial Africa; gun running; ocean liners' tsetse flies; sedan chairs; slavery; sleeping sickness; stereotyping of African natives' arms manufacturing

The White Slave (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ran-Tog [formerly Ron-Tog]

["She had always watched the growth of a certain white boy, now grown to manhood..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 6 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 Jungle Demon (introduction, villain); Powerhouse (python)
Synopsis:
Eating strange jungle berries transforms a man, raised in the jungle by a python, into the Jungle Demon whose goal is to strip the jungle of all its diamonds and emeralds. Fantomah cure him of his berry-induced madness and take him and his foster parent, Powerhouse, to a remote plateau where that can live together in peace.
Reprints:
Keywords:
pythons; stereotyping of African natives

["Simba, walking along a jungle trail, hears a commotion and turns aside."] (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; Golox (introduction, villain, death)(ape); Gloria
Synopsis:
Golox, leader of the apes, decides that Simba has ruled the jungle too long. Golox confronts Simba and they begin to battle as a film crew arrives. During the confusion, Golox makes off with Gloria, the crew's actress. Simba pursues Golox and kills him, rescuing Gloria.
Keywords:
apes; motion picture productions

["Men, we're going to have company! A woman!"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers / comic story / 6.917 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Bossert ?
Inks:
Bill Bossert ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Terry Thunder; Gloria Frazier (introduction)
Synopsis:
Gloria, a general's daughter visits the fort and is taken captive by Arabs. Terry rides to her rescue.
Keywords:
bondage; spanking; torture

["Fireworks for the 4th of July"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.083 page (report information)

["The savage Mbuti tribe performs the weird ceremony of crowning their new chief..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Robert Lewis]
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Batau (introduction, villain, death); Loula; Mbono; Waluri
Synopsis:
A white boy, designated as the heir to the previous village leader, has his position usurped by Batau, who rules as a tyrant. Tabu restores the boy to the leadership position and the villagers burn Batau at the stake.
Keywords:
bondage; burning at the stake; human sacrifice; stereotyping of African natives; thrones; torture

["Mapowi, strongest native of the Kenya colonies of Africa..."] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Leo Lyons]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
A collection of miscellaneous trivia related to Africa.
Keywords:
crabs; devilfish; turtles

["Wambi visits his friends, the pygmies, as they celebrate their feast of plenty."] (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; Ogg (ape); Tawn (elephant); Erp (baboon); Tara (lioness); Circa (eagle)
Synopsis:
Wambi's animal friends help a village of pygmies recover their homes after they are driven out by a neighboring tribe.
Keywords:
blowguns; bondage; idols; pygmies; stereotyping of African natives

["if you want quality comic magazines -- look for the bull's-eye when you buy!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["This beautiful desk for only $1.00"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Tigress of the Deep Jungle Swamp
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["Don't miss this sensational offer!"]
  3. 2. ["Trapped in the treacherous swamps by two of the cruelest forces of the jungle, ..."]
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["The black orchid! Scientists have searched in vain for this exotic flower."]
    The Red Panther
  5. 4. ["The lost empire, dependent on its salt supply from the nearby mines..."]
    Camilla
  6. 5. ["A lost white race, enslaved in a hidden African jungle village!"]
    Roy Lance
  7. 6. The White Slave
  8. 7. ["She had always watched the growth of a certain white boy, now grown to manhood..."]
    Fantomah
  9. 8. ["Simba, walking along a jungle trail, hears a commotion and turns aside."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  10. 9. ["Men, we're going to have company! A woman!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers
  11. 10. ["Fireworks for the 4th of July"]
  12. 11. ["The savage Mbuti tribe performs the weird ceremony of crowning their new chief..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  13. 12. ["Mapowi, strongest native of the Kenya colonies of Africa..."]
    Jungle Facts
  14. 13. ["Wambi visits his friends, the pygmies, as they celebrate their feast of plenty."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  15. 14. ["if you want quality comic magazines -- look for the bull's-eye when you buy!"]
  16. 15. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.