(July 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Every month
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

Scan & some info supplied by Al Dellinges thanks to Henry R. Kujawa's report to GCD error list.


Live Sacrifice (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bondage; human sacrifice

Indexer Notes

First "Ann-in-bikini" cover.

["Easy money for you!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Live Sacrifice (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; Red Longjohn (introduction); Romey (introduction, villain); the Monkey Men (introduction, villains, death); Ann Mason; Lethor (lion)
Synopsis:
Kaänga guides an explorer to a lost valley inhabited by descendents of ancient Romans and cannibalistic monkey me.
Keywords:
Ancient Rome; bondage; cannibalism

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A search for the lost valley into whose depths many an adventurer has vanished,..."

["Black beady-eyed vultures circle around an isolated part of 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; Boku (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Panther restores a deposed chief to his position in his village.
Keywords:
blowguns; stereotyping of African natives

["After her narrow escape from the salt mines..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Camilla; Caredodo [becomes Sir Champion] (guest); Mephistopheles (introduction, villain); Temptation (introduction, villain); Satan (introduction, villain); The Angel of Faith (introduction)
Synopsis:
Camilla and Caredodo brave the Cave of Sighs, the entrance to the supernatural underworld. Captured by Satan, Camilla carves a crosses that repulses the monster. The Angel of Faith rescues them and rewards Caredodo by transforming him from an ugly hunchback into a tall, handsome knight. Camilla dubs him "Sir Champion" and makes him her prime minister.
Keywords:
angels; Cave of Sighs; Christian crosses; devil

["The jungle lust for gold drives brother against brother in combat as savage as the primitive beasts and natives!"] (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; Prof. Manners (introduction); Faith Manners (introduction); Joe Manners (introduction, villain); Champ (gorilla)
Synopsis:
Joe Manners captures his explorer brother and plans to murder him to secure his inheritance. Roy attempts to rescue the explorer and only succeeds with the assistance of a tribe of giant gorillas.
Keywords:
cave men; gorillas

The Claw of Simba (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ran-Tog

["She has discovered a plot by crooks to enslave the inhabitants of a native village..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Fantomah
Synopsis:
A group of criminals enslave a village in Fantomah's jungle in order to use them as labor in a diamond mine. Fantomah frees the slaves and takes the four criminals to the Secret Pit of Jungle Horrors where she transforms the four into one man and abandons him to his horrible fate.
Reprints:
Keywords:
airplanes; anti-aircraft guns; diamond mines; monsters; Secret Pit of Jungle Horrors; slavery; white cobras

["Simba, out for a stroll along a favorite trail..."] (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:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba
Synopsis:
A wounded Simba makes friends with a wounded white girl, lost from her safari. Simba escorts her back to her father where they discover that the father is being tortured by criminals looking for his stash of gold. Simba rescues the man but then he, the father, and the daughter fall into a tiger trap and the criminals begin to bury them alive. Simba call on his animal subjects to rescue them.
Keywords:
bondage; spring traps; stereotyping of African natives; tiger traps; torture

["Miss Gloria Frazier's visit to Terry's fort is nearly over."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Bill Bossert
Inks:
Bill Bossert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Terry Thunder; Gloria Frazier; Abou Ben Ali (introduction, villain); Kismet (camel); Slim Lennon; Tubs Hedge; Sahabid
Synopsis:
Gloria is tricked into a treasure hunt by an Arab merchant who then kidnaps her. Terry rescues her and his two men that he ordered to accompany her on her hunt.
Keywords:
Arabs; camels; Dibella (Arab village); stereotyping of Arabs; treasure maps

["A terrible wind, blowing over Africa, turns villages into a shambles and bends century old trees to the ground..."] (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; the wind-god (introduction, villain); a witch doctor (introduction); Sirocco
Synopsis:
To prevent the destruction of a village, Tabu imprisons a wind spirit. This angers the wind god who sends terrible storms, lightning, and a tornado to the village. Tabu agrees to release the spirit if the god will never attack the village again. The god agrees. Once the winds are gone, the villagers discover that their valley is no longer fertile. Tabu transforms four slain elephants into banana, coconut, and breadfruit trees.
Keywords:
bananas; coconuts; lightning; stereotyping of African natives; storms; tornados; wind

["In daylight, lions will not attack unprovoked."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Stan Johnson]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Folklore regarding lions and elephants.
Keywords:
elephants; lions

["In the midst of a laughing water game, Wambi hears a strange sound..."] (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; the provincial governor (introduction); the governor's wife (introduction); Kathy (the governor's daughter) (introduction); Kaga (crocodile); Toga; Ongagis (African tribe); Tawn (elephant); Rouma (lion); Kaa (python); Core (condor); Ogg (ape); Dirk
Synopsis:
The provincial governor's daughter is kindapped and held for ransom, but she is rescued by Wambi and his jungle friends.
Keywords:
kidnapping; 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. Live Sacrifice
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["Easy money for you!"]
  3. 2. Live Sacrifice
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["Black beady-eyed vultures circle around an isolated part of the jungle."]
    The Red Panther
  5. 4. ["After her narrow escape from the salt mines..."]
    Camilla
  6. 5. ["The jungle lust for gold drives brother against brother in combat as savage as the primitive beasts and natives!"]
    Roy Lance
  7. 6. The Claw of Simba
  8. 7. ["She has discovered a plot by crooks to enslave the inhabitants of a native village..."]
    Fantomah
  9. 8. ["Simba, out for a stroll along a favorite trail..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  10. 9. ["Miss Gloria Frazier's visit to Terry's fort is nearly over."]
    Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers
  11. 10. ["A terrible wind, blowing over Africa, turns villages into a shambles and bends century old trees to the ground..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  12. 11. ["In daylight, lions will not attack unprovoked."]
    Jungle Facts
  13. 12. ["In the midst of a laughing water game, Wambi hears a strange sound..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  14. 13. ["if you want quality comic magazines -- look for the bull's-eye when you buy!"]
  15. 14. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00"]
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