(October 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1940-08-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); William E. Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)
Color
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
Early Issues Standard Golden Age U.S.; Later Issues Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.


Lair of the Renegade Killer (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga

Lair of the Renegade Killer (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga (origin); "The Boss" (introduction, villain, death); Tola; Barton; Chuck
Synopsis
Kaänga rescues a kidnapping victim from the same slaver who sold Kaänga into captivity many years before.
Keywords
Cape Town; gorillas; kidnapping; rowboats; sailing ships; sea planes; slavery; South Africa

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kidnappers from the civilized world meet the wrath of jungle justice,..."

Ann does not appear in this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Red Panther is asked to help Toni Beltan with her stratoplane.
Genre
jungle; science fiction
Characters
Toni Beltan (introduction); Kogh (introduction, villain); Mercurians (introduction, vilain); Red Panther
Synopsis
The Panther and Toni fly Toni's stratoplane to Mercury, where the Panther defeats the giant bats that were plaguing the Mercurians.
Keywords
extraterrestrials; giant bats; Mercury (planet); rayguns; spaceships; stratoplane

Primates or Apes (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
? [as Leo Lyon]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural history of gorillas, chimapanzees, and baboons.
Keywords
baboons; chimpanzees; gorillas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tabu rallies the ghost animals of a peaceful valley against a band of ruthless hunters...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu
Synopsis
Hunters, using poison gas and electrified water holes, slaughter the animals in Tabu's jungle. Tabu retaliates by conjuring up the ghosts of the dead animals and the hunters are chased into a stream and Tabu converts into quicksand.
Keywords
airplanes; big game hunting; ghosts; lightning; poison gas; quicksand; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadaboncouer posits that the art is possibly by John Rosenberger; Wilhelms may have touched up the more polished faces on page two.

Fight To the Finish (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
? [as Robert Lewis]
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ig (hornbill); Ag (hornbill); Ogg (ape); Tana (deer); Tawn (elephant); Lupi (wolf); Suga (water buffalo); Oga (owl); Kira (leopard)
Synopsis
A black panther has been killing Wambi's jungle friends. A jungle council is called and the other animals persuade the panther to live with them in peace and to be a useful jungle citizen.

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Zari dead! Who did this useless killing?"

Jitterbug in the Jungle (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [asToni Boone]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Dirk Hardy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Chambers ?
Inks
Jim Chambers ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Across the great inland sea comes a scouting party from Cartho...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sir Champion; Chrisa (introduction); Hitlo (introduction, villain, death); Horo (introduction, villain); Camilla (in a bikini for first time)
Synopsis
Camilla is kidnapped by the Carthonians and Sir Champion quickly constructs a fleet to rescue her. In the course of the rescue, the deposed Carthonian king, Chrisa, is restored to his throne.
Keywords
bondage; Cartho (kingdom); caves; rowboats

Indexer Notes

Another possibility for pencils credit is Jim Mooney.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Roy Lance / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Courtney Thomason]
Pencils
John Celardo ?
Inks
John Celardo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A new and startling adventure befalls the jungle explorer as he battles the most terrifying invasion the earth has ever known...
Genre
jungle; science fiction
Characters
Sram (introduction, villain, dream creature); Sunev (introduction, villain, dream creature); Otlup (introduction, villain, dream creature); Roy Lance
Synopsis
Roy is in command of the earth's space defenses against alien invaders. He discovers that water poisons the invaders and defeats them. Then, he wakes up and finds that the science fiction adventure was a dream.
Keywords
artillery; dreaming; extraterrestrials; Lotup (planet); Mras (planet); Neuvs (planet); observatories; poison; slavery; space ships; telepathy; telescopes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Her phenomenal sight enables her to see a terrifying condition.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Angel Eyes (introduction, villain, death); Fantomah
Synopsis
A mad scientist creates "flaming claws" with which he attacks the jungle people and animals. Fantomah turns the claws against the scientist, who dies of fright.
Reprints
Keywords
laboratories

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mogah, a giant gorilla, wanders across the grasslands...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Mogah (introduction, villain, a gorilla); Simba
Synopsis
Mogah the gorillas challenges Simba for the kingship of the jungle, only to be humiliated when a forest fire threatens all the jungle.
Keywords
forest fires

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Stahl ?
Inks
Al Stahl ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Weak with fatigue, his brave heart almost bursting...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Anderson the Arab (introduction); Ali Bahd (introduction, villain); Kismet (camel); Terry Thunder
Synopsis
Terry, disguised as a muezzin, helps the deposed Anderson recover his throne.
Keywords
Abi Shag (Arab town); bondage; Islam; minarets; mosques; muezzins; sandstorms; statues; torture; whips
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Lair of the Renegade Killer
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Lair of the Renegade Killer
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The Red Panther is asked to help Toni Beltan with her stratoplane."]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. Primates or Apes
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["Tabu rallies the ghost animals of a peaceful valley against a band of ruthless hunters..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. Fight To the Finish
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. Jitterbug in the Jungle
  8. 7. ["Across the great inland sea comes a scouting party from Cartho..."]
    Camilla
  9. 8. ["A new and startling adventure befalls the jungle explorer as he battles the most terrifying invasion the earth has ever known..."]
    Roy Lance
  10. 9. ["Her phenomenal sight enables her to see a terrifying condition."]
    Fantomah
  11. 10. ["Mogah, a giant gorilla, wanders across the grasslands..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  12. 11. ["Weak with fatigue, his brave heart almost bursting..."]
    Terry Thunder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.