(December 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
1940-10-09
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.


The Devil's Death-Trap (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga

The Devil's Death-Trap (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Mickey Malloy (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis
Gangsters from American attempt to take over Kaänga's jungle.
Keywords
automobiles; blow guns; machine guns; ocean liner; poison; quicksand; stereotyping of African natives; tiger traps

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A trim yacht cuts the spray out of New York harbor,..."

The art style softens as the story progresses, and Hames Ware suggests that perhaps Art Saaf might be involved with the inks.

[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
A huge tawny beast sights its prey.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Red Panther
Synopsis
The Panther rescues a party of scientists from a native tribe and then leads them to diamonds so that they can afford to carry on their scientific research.
Keywords
bondage; caves; diamonds; gold; human sacrifice; stereotyping of African natives; tigers

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

Camilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ted Carter]
Pencils
Bob Powell ?
Inks
Bob Powell ?; Saul Rosen ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Early one morning an exhausted explorer stumbles to the gates of Camilla's city...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sir Champion; Von Blumb (introduction, villain, death); Camilla
Synopsis
Camilla and Champion are shrunken to insect size by a mad scientist.
Keywords
insects; radium; reducing serum; shrinking; spiders

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

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

Script
? [as Courtney Thomason]
Pencils
Nick Cardy ?
Inks
Nick Cardy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An adventure-seeking debutante, Diana Storm, has asked to accompany Roy Lance into the interior of Africa...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Diana Storm (introduction); Roy Lance
Synopsis
Roy helps stops a cattle raiding tribe from plundering the herds of a peaceful village.
Keywords
cattle; Nyamas (African tribe); stereotyping of African natives

Violent Death (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bob Anthony]
Pencils
Lou Fine?
Inks
Lou Fine?
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
Her keen insight and super vision enable Fantomah to see an alarming situation.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; The Fifth Column (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis
A European army plans to use bases in Africa and South America to destroy democracy. Fantomah gives African lions the power of flight to destroy the European airborne assault in South American and causes the survivors of the attack to land on a remote plateau in Brazil where they are eaten by dinosaurs that have survived extinction there.
Reprints
Keywords
aircraft; Brazil; dinosaurs; lightning; parachutes; paratroops; siroccos; slavery; stereotyping of African natives

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

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Johnson Melville]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The village of the fierce warrior chieftain, Wuga Moro, in the Kafari Forest...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wuga Moro (introduction, villain, death?); Jack (introduction); Ellen (introduction); Simba
Synopsis
Simba helps rescue a couple taken hostage by the savage chieftain, Wuga Moro.
Keywords
bondage; Kafari Forest; stereotyping of African natives; tiger traps

[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
Captain Terry thought the Arabs and savages were trouble until kicking little Kismet trotted into his life...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Anderson the Arab; Vincent (introduction)(a vulture); Terry Thunder; Kismet (camel)
Synopsis
Terry outwits a group of Arabs determined to destroy an oil pipeline.
Keywords
oil pipelines; 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
Across a small valley a vulture flies in a tireless circle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Baron Logh (introduction, villain, death); Father Andre (introduction, death); Tabu
Synopsis
Tabu liberates a group of slaves working in a mine for the evil Baron Logh.
Keywords
Bactu (African village); mines; mining; missionaries; slavery; slaves

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

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Short natural histories of the gorilla, the panther, and the cobra.
Keywords
cobras; gorillas; leopards; snake charming

[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
You say that Tawn and Tunno are fighting?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Captain Schlact (introduction, villain, death); the Baron (introduction, villain, death); Wambi; Ogg (ape); Tawn (elephant); Tunno (rhinoceros); Bora (boa constrictor); Kala; Barka (baboon); Maggo (parrot)
Synopsis
Wambi prevents a Nazi-planned tribal war.
Keywords
Bwanos (African tribe); forest fire; Nazis; quicksand; stereotyping of African natives; Wasawaris (African tribe); World War II
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Devil's Death-Trap
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Devil's Death-Trap
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A huge tawny beast sights its prey."]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Early one morning an exhausted explorer stumbles to the gates of Camilla's city..."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. ["An adventure-seeking debutante, Diana Storm, has asked to accompany Roy Lance into the interior of Africa..."]
    Roy Lance
  6. 5. Violent Death
  7. 6. ["Her keen insight and super vision enable Fantomah to see an alarming situation."]
    Fantomah
  8. 7. ["The village of the fierce warrior chieftain, Wuga Moro, in the Kafari Forest..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  9. 8. ["Captain Terry thought the Arabs and savages were trouble until kicking little Kismet trotted into his life..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["Across a small valley a vulture flies in a tireless circle..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Facts
  12. 11. ["You say that Tawn and Tunno are fighting?"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Katie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Darci
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.