(January 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale date
1940-11-12
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, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1.


Stalker of the Beasts (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason

Stalker of the Beasts (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
DeMoire (introduction, villain, death); Ingan (introduction, villain, death); the Skipper (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Bodo; Ann Mason
Synopsis
DeMoire, a mad scientist concocts a potion that turns human beings into super-strong monsters under his control. DeMoire unleashes one of these monsters which turns on him and kills him. The monsters is tricked by Kaänga into a tiger trap where Kaänga and Ann bury him alive.
Keywords
bondage; laboratories; premature burial; sailing ships; tiger traps

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Once more the native peace of the jungle is shaken by the coming of the white man..."

[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
War spreads to the dark continent!
Genre
jungle
Characters
The Nazis (villains); Red Panther
Synopsis
A Nazi invasion of the Panther's jungle is thwarted by the Panther and his native allies.
Keywords
bomber planes; globes; stereotyping of African natives; World War II

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No one knows when archery began.
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
A brief history of indigenous bows.
Keywords
arrows; bows

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

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
Against the powerful forces of a mad scientist, Tabu pits his powers of wizardry.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Zalov Varno (introduction, villain, death); Don McTavish (introduction); Tabu; Yamin
Synopsis
Mad scientist Varno attempts to take control of an African oil field.
Keywords
bondage; oil derricks; oil fields of Debra; oil pipelines; stereotyping of African natives; Tabuk (African village)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
For many moons, life has been easy in the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
The Japanese (villains); Wambi; Akka (monkey); Oger (owl); Ogg (ape); Tawn (elephant); Lupa (wolf); Ama; Bobo (beaver)
Synopsis
In order to mine gold, the Japanese army dams the river and creates a drought in the jungle. Wambi and his animal friends unleash a torrent above the Japanese camp and wash them away.
Keywords
drought; gold mining; Japanese Imperial Army; Nagaris (African tribe); slavery; World War II

The Wrath of Black Panther (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum? [as Bob Anthony]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

Camilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Tad Carter]
Pencils
Robert Webb
Inks
David Heames ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Camilla, the beautiful queen, is pondering over some rare books of magic left to her from the days of the lost empire...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sir Champion; Princess Zira (introduction, villain, death); Camilla
Synopsis
Zira, a sorceress, kidnaps Champion and as ransom, demands all of Camilla's magic. Camilla offers to make Zira beautiful if she will release Champion. Zira agrees but attempts to keep Champion despite her promise. As Camilla and Zira begin to fight, Champion slays Zira.
Keywords
magic; monkey monsters; saddle zebras; the Palace of the Black Heart

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

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

Script
? [as Harold Morley]
Pencils
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two Nazi spies enter a village in French Equatorial Africa...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Chief Winiki (villain); the Nazis (villains); Roy Lance; Paki
Synopsis
Roy prevents a Nazi inspired tribal war.
Keywords
airplanes; French Equatorial Africa; Narobis (African tribe); Nazis; stereotyping of African natives; World War II

[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 senses suddenly detect an approaching menace.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; The Vahines (introduction, villains, death)
Synopsis
When the tiger-women known as the Vahines invade the jungle bent on destroying all the other women in the world, Fantomah causes the animals to rise up and stop them. She then imprisons them in a giant moonstone and sends it crashing into Mars.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars; moonstones; tigers; Wildmoon Mountain

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

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
With rare courage and judgment, Simba defends his pack from the deadly guns of hunters.
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Kither (introduction); Simba
Synopsis
Simba impresses a pair of hunters with his courage and tactics and, in the end, they refuse to shoot him.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Terry's mascot, Kismet the camel, with the help of Anderson the Arab and Vincent the vulture...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Anderson the Arab; Grasalories (introduction); Mongawahas (introduction); Vincent (vulture); Kismet (camel); Slim; Terry Thunder
Synopsis
Anderson is made a god by a tribe and then leads them into battle.
Keywords
bondage; sandwagon; stereotyping of African natives; torture
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Stalker of the Beasts
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Stalker of the Beasts
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["War spreads to the dark continent!"]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["No one knows when archery began."]
    Jungle Facts
  5. 4. ["Against the powerful forces of a mad scientist, Tabu pits his powers of wizardry."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["For many moons, life has been easy in the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. The Wrath of Black Panther
  8. 7. ["Camilla, the beautiful queen, is pondering over some rare books of magic left to her from the days of the lost empire..."]
    Camilla
  9. 8. ["Two Nazi spies enter a village in French Equatorial Africa..."]
    Roy Lance
  10. 9. ["Her phenomenal senses suddenly detect an approaching menace."]
    Fantomah
  11. 10. ["With rare courage and judgment, Simba defends his pack from the deadly guns of hunters."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  12. 11. ["Terry's mascot, Kismet the camel, with the help of Anderson the Arab and Vincent the vulture..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
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