(August 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

Safari into Shadowland (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga
Keywords:
lions

Safari into Shadowland (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; Jim Gorr (introduction, villain); Mogo
Synopsis:
Criminals drive out the workers of a diamond mine and bring in their own natives to work the mine. Kaänga, together with a group of black-maned lions, restores the mine to its rightful owners.
Keywords:
bondage; diamond mines; dynamite; lions; machine guns; Persian slippers; picks; revolvers; shovels; stereotyping of African natives; superstition; turbans

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The black maned lion, terror of the jungle and Kaanga, lord of this dark land..."

Throughout this story, Kaänga's name is spelled without the dieresis.

["Left to die horribly deep in the dark 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
Synopsis:
After a savage tribe wipes out a group of missionaries, the Panther sees to it that they are punished by a flood that leaves their leader dead.
Keywords:
bondage; flooding; lightning; missionaries; rain; stereotyping of African natives; storm; torture

["Winding aimlessly through the jungle, Tabu, the great wizard, stumble upon a scene of horror and suffering..."] (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; ratmen (introduction, villains); a band of Egyptians (introduction, villains); Dr. Denman Falls
Synopsis:
A group of scientists are stricken with a plague after they open an ancient Egyptian tomb in the jungle. Tabu goes to a lost ancient Egyptian outpost for a cure. At the outposts, the descendants of the Egyptians force Tabu to battle and defeat a group of degenerate ratmen and a giant serpent before they give him the cure for the plague.
Keywords:
ancient Egypt; crocodiles; Nuchi River; snake monsters; tomb of Fautra

["During the ball following Sir Champion's knighting, a sentry rushing to the court notifies Queen Camilla of a large enemy army approaching the lost empire."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Sir Champion; Goro (a gorilla)(introduction); Kato Tah-Kee (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis:
With the aid of a band of gorillas, Camilla and her army repulse an attack by a medieval Asian army.
Reprints:
Keywords:
battle maps; chariots; gorillas; zebras

The Dark Horde (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ran-Tog

["Kismet, the camel left by Gloria, misbehaves with monotonous regularity."] (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; Yak-Ho (introduction, villain); Kismet (camel)
Synopsis:
Yak-ho and his savage tribe attack the peaceful Kadahs. Terry uses a stick of chewing gum as a bribe to stop the attacks, but later must exorcise the evil spirit of the gum with a piece of jewelry.
Keywords:
Abi (African village); blow guns; bondage; chewing gum; Kadahs (African tribe); Lake Chad; lockets; stereotyping of African natives; taboos

["One day, he receives a message from Hoag, the hawk..."] (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 Inga tribe (introduction); Hoag (hawk); Decca (zebra); Ogg (ape); Pan (leopard); Kara (chimpanzee); Tawn (elephant); Dr. Wade
Synopsis:
The Ingas, weakened by disease, are attacked by the Kurgas. Wambi goes to the military outpost to get both military and medical assistance.
Keywords:
Kurgas (African tribe); stereotyping of African natives; thrones

["Roy Lance, globe trotter, finds adventure and a girl in the remote heart of Africa..."] (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; Mr. White; June White; Buono
Synopsis:
Roy helps a diamond mine owner find his mine with the aid of the thieves who stole the map to the mine.
Keywords:
bondage; caves; Congo; diamond mines; Falls of Tanganyika; human sacrifice; idols; Kenya; Mombasa; stereotyping of African natives; waterfalls

["Simba is watching the strangest sight of his life..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
William M. Allison ?
Pencils:
William M. Allison (signed)
Inks:
William M. Allison (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Jack Williams (introduction); Ann (introduction); a group of kidnappers (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
Simba rescues the pilot of a crashed airplane who is looking for his kidnapped fiance. With the help of Simba and some apes, he frees the girl and captures the kidnappers.
Keywords:
airplanes; apes; kidnapping; machine guns

The Strange Aardvark; The Bird of Paradise (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:
A brief natural history of the aardvark and the bird of paradise.
Keywords:
aardvarks; birds of paradise

["She sees a white man heading for a secret spot far in the heart of the jungle..."] (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; Mr. X (introduction, villain); volcano people (introduction)
Synopsis:
When Mr. X steals a mystical headpiece that causes a boiling mud-pit to overflow into the jungle, he is confronted by Fantomah who transforms him into a mud being and condemns him to live underground forever.
Reprints:
Keywords:
biplanes; mud pits; sacred masks; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

First line of text reads: "Fantomah, the most remarkable woman ever known, has such keen insight that she can see all that happens in the jungle... she devotes her great abilities to protecting the jungle-born..."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Safari into Shadowland
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Safari into Shadowland
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Left to die horribly deep in the dark jungle..."]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Winding aimlessly through the jungle, Tabu, the great wizard, stumble upon a scene of horror and suffering..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. ["During the ball following Sir Champion's knighting, a sentry rushing to the court notifies Queen Camilla of a large enemy army approaching the lost empire."]
    Camilla
  6. 5. The Dark Horde
  7. 6. ["Kismet, the camel left by Gloria, misbehaves with monotonous regularity."]
    Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers
  8. 7. ["One day, he receives a message from Hoag, the hawk..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. ["Roy Lance, globe trotter, finds adventure and a girl in the remote heart of Africa..."]
    Roy Lance
  10. 9. ["Simba is watching the strangest sight of his life..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  11. 10. The Strange Aardvark; The Bird of Paradise
    Jungle Facts
  12. 11. ["She sees a white man heading for a secret spot far in the heart of the jungle..."]
    Fantomah
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  • Lou Mazzella
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael Hoskin
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