(September 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

Captive of the Voodoo Master (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga

Captive of the Voodoo Master (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:
King Tongo (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Mogo; Togo (elephant)
Synopsis:
Suffering from amnesia, Kaänga becomes King Tongo's chief warrior and assists in the capture of a group of monks and Ann. Ann's voice restores Kaänga's memory and he frees the captives and ensures Tonga's death at the hands of his pet elephant.
Keywords:
amnesia; idols; monks; red fever; slavery; stereotyping of African natives; swimsuits; Temple of Akifra; Viking longships

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The jungle man falls victim to a tropic fever and prey to a madman's schemes."

The dieresis is used inconsistently in Kaänga's name.

["In the heart of the jungle stands a strange stone building..."] (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:
a mad scientist (introduction, villain, death); the Red Panther
Synopsis:
A mad scientist develops a process for granting humans super-human strength at the cost of their minds. The Panther forces the scientist to reverse the process. The scientist then perishes in a laboratory explosion.
Keywords:
chemical laboratories; gorillas

["Camilla and Sir Champion battle Amura, chief of the Arab slave traders..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sir Champion; Amura (introduction, villain, death); Camilla; Gorgo (gorilla)
Synopsis:
Sir Champions saves the city from a herd of stampeding elephants who had been set on the city by Arab slavers.
Keywords:
bondage; ray guns; saddle zebras; slavers

Jungle Justice (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Roy Lance; Tony; Maurice
Synopsis:
Roy puts a stop to the brutal treatment by a jungle rubber company of their native employees.
Keywords:
automobiles; bondage; Jungle Rubber Company; Rangusi (African village); stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "When the white man introduced his civilization into the jungle..."

Burnt Alive (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Bob Anthony]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Dirk Hardy (introduction)

["In a beautiful jungle valley, known only to the natives..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Mark Lord (introduction, villain); Fantomah
Synopsis:
Mark Lord captures 50,000 giant royal panthers to use in his plan to destroy civilization by loosing them on the streets of New York. Fantomah takes the panthers back to the jungle and then transforms Lord into a caveman to await his fate at the hands of the panthers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
biplanes; royal panthers; tiger traps

["Simba hears a woman's scream and lopes through the underbrush."] (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:
Allerton (introduction); Jean Allerton (introduction); Antonio (introduction, villain, death); Simba: Miguel
Synopsis:
Simba assists a pair of missionaries in disposing of a white gang of slavers.
Keywords:
machine guns; missionaries; slavers; stereotyping of African natives; tiger traps

["Treason, camels and Arabs mix in a big 'stew' of desert trouble..."] (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:
Lt. Joe Snile (introduction, villain, death); Abdulla (introduction, death); Terry Thunder; Kismet (camel)
Synopsis:
Terry must retake his fort after it is captured by Arabs led by a treacherous soldier.
Keywords:
bayonets; hand grenades; machine guns; stereotyping of Arabs

["Diamonds! Found in a small creek near Tangayika..." [sic]] (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
Synopsis:
Tabu dispatches some unscrupulous diamond miners by hurling them off a cliff to their death.
Keywords:
diamonds; hanging; rope bridges

["What's that bird's nest doing on your head, Fitzhugh?"] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Four single panel gag cartoons.

["Look, brothers, a strange new bird! It comes toward us!"] (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:
Nat Zittler (introduction, villain); Wambi; Tawn (elephant); Lupa (wolf); Oger (eagle)
Synopsis:
Zittler, planning on stealing native land, hypnotizes Wambi and passes him off to one group of natives as a god. Wambi's jungle friends realize that something is wrong and take Wambi to a nearby waterhole where they restore his will. Then Wambi and his friends expose Zittler's chicanery and induce the warring natives to peaceful relations.
Keywords:
airplanes; drugs; hypnosis; idols; Orka (African village); stereotyping of African natives
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Captive of the Voodoo Master
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Captive of the Voodoo Master
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["In the heart of the jungle stands a strange stone building..."]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Camilla and Sir Champion battle Amura, chief of the Arab slave traders..."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. Jungle Justice
    Roy Lance
  6. 5. Burnt Alive
  7. 6. ["In a beautiful jungle valley, known only to the natives..."]
    Fantomah
  8. 7. ["Simba hears a woman's scream and lopes through the underbrush."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  9. 8. ["Treason, camels and Arabs mix in a big 'stew' of desert trouble..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers
  10. 9. ["Diamonds! Found in a small creek near Tangayika..." [sic]]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  11. 10. ["What's that bird's nest doing on your head, Fitzhugh?"]
    Jungle Laffs
  12. 11. ["Look, brothers, a strange new bird! It comes toward us!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.