(November 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale date
1940-09-17
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 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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We have to find Ann Mason if we expect to get anything out of her father's fortune...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Robert [Mason?](introduction, villain)(Ann's cousin); Cora [Mason?](introduction, villain)(Ann's cousin); Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis
To escape from Ann's fortune-hunting cousins, Kaänga and Ann hide in a valley populated by prehistoric monsters.
Keywords
dinosaurs; flying lizards; giant tortoises

Indexer Notes

The creator's house name is now "Brady" instead of "Bradey".

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

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
Somewhere a girl needs his help. She runs terror stricken...
Genre
jungle
Characters
the "mad hermit" (introduction, villain, death); mad hermit's daughter (introduction); Red Panther
Synopsis
The Panther helps a young woman from her father, a jungle-mad hermit.
Keywords
baboons

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ted Carter]
Pencils
Jim Mooney ?
Inks
Jim Mooney ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Camilla and Sir Champion stand overlooking the lost city's pavillions and gardens...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sir Champion; Warlock (introduction); Thoth (introduction, villain, death?); Camilla
Synopsis
Camilla is kidnapped by the sorcerer Thoth. Warlock, the city's wiseman, sends Champion with a magic sword and shield to rescue her.
Keywords
caves; magic; Sword of Tor; the Magician's Pool

Indexer Notes

Hames Ware suggests Al Gabrielle as another artist.

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

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

Script
? [as Courtney Thomason]
Pencils
Sam Cooper ?
Inks
Sam Cooper ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Roy Lance is searching for the secret power of Sheshonk...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Nancy Lance (introduction) (Roy's sister); Lord Carvon (introduction, death); Tera Bey (introduction); Pharoah (introduction) (a mummy); Roy Lance; Ahram
Synopsis
Roy seeks the power of Sheshonk, father-in-law of the biblical Solomon.
Keywords
ancient Egypt; Cairo; camels; Egypt; mummies; Nile River; pyramids; sandstorms; sarcophagi; the Great Sphinx; tombs

When the Drums Stopped (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum? [ asTom Alexander]
Pencils
Charles Sultan?
Inks
Charles Sultan?; ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Dirk Hardy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Watching from her secret observatory, Fantomah sees an appalling sight...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Arco (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis
When the ancient Egyptian mummy and scientist, Arco, uses his "Scarlet Shadow" to blind the jungle natives, he is punished by Fantomah. She blinds him and feeds him to crocodiles.
Reprints
Keywords
blindness; telescopes; the Scarlet Shadow

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Simba makes his way through the thick jungle growths on the trail of a friendly scent...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tuska (introduction, death)(an elephant); Simba; Metor (elephant); Kubar (elephant); Brock
Synopsis
Simba saves an elephant herd from ivory hunters.
Keywords
ivory

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you're fighting, you're eating! Com'ere!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Anderson the Arab; Heza Dunki (introduction, villain, death); Kismet (camel); Terry Thunder
Synopsis
Terry and Anderson recover the stolen statue of Kismet.
Keywords
statues; stereotyping of Arabs

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Far to the southeast of the Congo roams Tabu master of magic...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Stephen Jordan (introduction); Clark (introduction); Nela (introduction); the fishmen (introduction, villain); Tabu; Zani
Synopsis
Tabu and group of explorers are thrown into a prehistoric world through a whirlpool. There they meet the beautiful Nela and, with her assistance, escape their fishmen captors.
Keywords
brontosaurus; dinosaurs; sailing ships; whirlpools

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A player in a most dangerous sport -- his is a game in which you must always win --
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Characters
Sasha Siemel; Fred Sparkinson
Synopsis
A description of some amazing battles with wild animals.
Keywords
arrows; bows; deep sea diving suits; sharks

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What have you there, Bimi, give it to me.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Dr. George Ambler (introduction); Mary Ambler (introduction); Wambi; Bimi (honey bear); Kaa (python); Reni (fox); Ogg (ape); Maggo (parrot); Shirkar (tiger); Twan (elephant)
Synopsis
Wambi and George, a photographer, use motion picture footage of a tiger to rescue George's wife from being sacrificed to a flamingo god.
Keywords
bondage; film laboratory dark rooms; flamingos; human sacrifice; idols; Lake of the Sacred Flamingos; motion picture cameras; motion picture projector; photgraphy; stereotyping of African natives
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["We have to find Ann Mason if we expect to get anything out of her father's fortune..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Somewhere a girl needs his help. She runs terror stricken..."]
    Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Camilla and Sir Champion stand overlooking the lost city's pavillions and gardens..."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. ["Roy Lance is searching for the secret power of Sheshonk..."]
    Roy Lance
  6. 5. When the Drums Stopped
  7. 6. ["Watching from her secret observatory, Fantomah sees an appalling sight..."]
    Fantomah
  8. 7. ["Simba makes his way through the thick jungle growths on the trail of a friendly scent..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  9. 8. ["If you're fighting, you're eating! Com'ere!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["Far to the southeast of the Congo roams Tabu master of magic..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  11. 10. ["A player in a most dangerous sport -- his is a game in which you must always win -- "]
    Jungle Facts
  12. 11. ["What have you there, Bimi, give it to me."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Darci
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.