(February 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
1940-12-10
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.


Vengeance of the Gorilla Hordes (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Appel
Inks
George Appel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Purple gorillas; Kaänga

Vengeance of the Gorilla Hordes (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Red Bradey]
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Jim Keane (introduction); Simia (introduction, villain, death); unnamed apes (introduction, villains, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis
A one-time pet, Simia the gorilla, leads a gorilla war against humans.
Keywords
gorillas

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "To Kaänga and Ann's jungle home come many friendly beasts..."

[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
The Red Panther sees in the obscure forces of nature the shape of forthcoming events.
Genre
jungle
Characters
John (introduction, villain, death); David Van Ives (introduction); Brenda (introduction); Red Panther
Synopsis
The Panther helps a group of treasure hunters avoid what he has seen as their fate.
Keywords
lightning; stereotyping of African natives; storms; treasure maps

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

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sir Champion calls Camilla to come and see the phenomena which has occurred outside her city.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sir Champion; a tyrant (villain); Camilla
Synopsis
Camilla and Champion battle an extra-dimensional tyrant who commands great magical powers. The tyrant is turned into a potato (honest!!).
Keywords
flying carpets; magic; stereotyping of African natives

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

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

Script
? [as Courtney Thomason]
Pencils
Bob Jenney ?
Inks
Bob Jenney ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Resentful tribes in the Belgian Congo rebel against the interference of white man's commerical interests.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Roy Lance; Jim
Synopsis
Roy pushes through cannibal country on his way to unexplored wilderness in the Congo.
Keywords
bondage; cannibalism; log stockades; maps; stereotyping of African natives; torture

The Sirocco Strikes (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ken Marsden (introduction)

[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
She suddenly senses a monstrous plot...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Zomax (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis
Fantomah prevents Zomax, a mad scientist once tormented by jungle animals, from killing all of the animals with a tidal wave of his creation. She uses her powers to turn the tidal wave back on him.
Reprints
Keywords
air planes; parachutes; telescopes; tidal waves

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

Simba / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Johnson Melville]
Pencils
George Appel
Inks
George Appel ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Simba, king of the beasts, once again the guardian of jungle justice, intervenes in a fierce feud.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Simba forces an ape and the black panther that stole the ape's child to end their feud and let peace reign in the jungle again.
Keywords
feuds; stereotyping of African natives

[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
Terry Thunder and his trouble-brewing brood, Kismet, Andy and Vincent go to market...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent; Terry Thunder; sandwagon;
Synopsis
Desert bandits attempt to steal machine guns meant for Terry's men.
Keywords
locomotives; Masoujian Railroad; Mura-Zai (Arab village); railroads; village markets

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tabu finds that men will use any weapon, even jungle sorcery...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Jed Blunt (introduction, villain); a tribal chieftain (introduction, villain); Mr. Hascomb (introduction); Ronnie Hascomb (introduction)
Synopsis
When a fortune hunter convinces a witch doctor to murder a girl's father, Tabu intervenes.
Keywords
stereotyping of African natives; voodoo dolls; witch doctors

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

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
One day a white hunter invades the land of peace.
Genre
jungle
Characters
a hunter (introduction, villain, death); Wambi; Rani (tigress); Rena (leopard); Maggo (parrot); Tawn (elephant); Babo (baboon); Rajah (tiger)
Synopsis
Wambi and his jungle friends drive a trophy hunter from their jungle.
Keywords
stereotyping of African natives
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Vengeance of the Gorilla Hordes
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Vengeance of the Gorilla Hordes
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The Red Panther sees in the obscure forces of nature the shape of forthcoming events."]
    Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Sir Champion calls Camilla to come and see the phenomena which has occurred outside her city."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. ["Resentful tribes in the Belgian Congo rebel against the interference of white man's commerical interests."]
    Roy Lance
  6. 5. The Sirocco Strikes
  7. 6. ["She suddenly senses a monstrous plot..."]
    Fantomah
  8. 7. ["Simba, king of the beasts, once again the guardian of jungle justice, intervenes in a fierce feud."]
    Simba
  9. 8. ["Terry Thunder and his trouble-brewing brood, Kismet, Andy and Vincent go to market..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["Tabu finds that men will use any weapon, even jungle sorcery..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  11. 10. ["One day a white hunter invades the land of peace."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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