(May 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale date
1941-03-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen Kel Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); Gene Fawcette (Art Director)
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. 2.


Valley of The Killer-Birds (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
pteranodons

Valley of the Killer-Birds (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis
Kaänga and Ann are briefly lost in a lost valley where prehistoric creatures survive to today.
Keywords
caves; dinosaurs; gorilla monsters; lost valleys; pteranodons; pterodactyls

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Each year a mighty wind sweeps the jungle..."

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

The Red Panther / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as J. J. King]
Pencils
Saul Rosen ?
Inks
Saul Rosen ?; Al Gabrielle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Racing through the jungle tree tops, the Red Panther suddenly hears a cry for help!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Red Panther; Carolyn Bruce; Hattie; El Hassid
Synopsis
Crashed pilot Carolyn is pursued by Arab slavers until the Panther manages her rescue.
Keywords
airplanes; bondage; Indian rope trick; slave auctions; slavers; slaves; stereotyping of Arabs

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

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils
Sam Citron ?
Inks
Sam Citron ?; Frank Schwarz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pygmy poison darts, a renegade doctor's evil plans, an ancient spell...all these lie in the path of Tabu...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Babs
Synopsis
Tabu rescues the niece of a diamond hunter who is determined to seize a cursed gem.
Keywords
diamonds; human sacrifice; maps; pygmies; stereotyping of African natives

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

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Stanley Zuckerberg ?
Inks
Stanley Zuckerberg ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Camilla goes on a hunting trip far into the land of the friendly pygmies...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Juntye; Kasil; Erika
Synopsis
Pygmies attack Camilla's people, seeking revenge for the death of their chief's son.
Keywords
blowguns; poison; pygmies; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

Birds of the African Jungle (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of the secretary bird, the weaver bird, and the crocodile bird.
Keywords
cobras; crocodile birds; crocodiles; secretary birds; weaver birds

Sacred River of Gold (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Arthur Garnett]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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
Poor Vincent! He's squawking in the unhappy position of royalty in warfare!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent; Blubber Ben [Benito Mussolini]
Synopsis
Disguised as Mussolini, Blubber Ben incites war between the Wazans and Stabwans, using Vincent as a symbol.
Keywords
cobras; imposture; sand wagon; Stabwans (African tribe); stereotyping of African natives; Wazans (African tribe); World War II

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

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Al Walker
Inks
Al Walker
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Simba, mighty monarch of the jungle, seeks to remedy injustices...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Simba protects a plague stricken orphan from the killers of the jungle and leads him to a safari with a doctor.
Keywords
plagues; tiger trap; tigers; water buffalo

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

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your highness, the professor is stubborn! He'll tell us nothing, I fear!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Mary Parker; Tawn (elephant); Ven (asp); Assam; Dr. Parker
Synopsis
Wambi rescues a scientist from the dungeons of the sultan.
Keywords
bondage; cobras; Kasbah emerald; snake charmers; Tagora (town); torture

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

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. B. Hovious]
Pencils
Robert Pious ?
Inks
Robert Pious ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fantomah detects trouble far away...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; N'Goku
Synopsis
Fantomah encourages an evil witch doctor to use his wisdom for the good of this people.
Keywords
bondage; diamonds; masks; seven-headed witch spear; stereotyping African natives

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

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

Script
? [as Courtney Thompson]
Pencils
Frank Frollo ?
Inks
Frank Frollo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The adventure-seeking African explorer Roy Lance follows the trail of a glowing gem...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Roy Lance; Songhen; Jim Hawley; Doris Hawley
Synopsis
Roy rescues an explorer who is trying to get out of the jungle with the Azali Ruby.
Keywords
bondage; gems; quicksand; rubies; Swahibis (African tribe); the Azali Ruby; torture
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Valley of The Killer-Birds
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Valley of the Killer-Birds
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Racing through the jungle tree tops, the Red Panther suddenly hears a cry for help!"]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Pygmy poison darts, a renegade doctor's evil plans, an ancient spell...all these lie in the path of Tabu..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. ["Camilla goes on a hunting trip far into the land of the friendly pygmies..."]
    Camilla
  6. 5. Birds of the African Jungle
    Jungle Facts
  7. 6. Sacred River of Gold
  8. 7. ["Poor Vincent! He's squawking in the unhappy position of royalty in warfare!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["As Simba, mighty monarch of the jungle, seeks to remedy injustices..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  10. 9. ["Your highness, the professor is stubborn! He'll tell us nothing, I fear!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  11. 10. ["Fantomah detects trouble far away..."]
    Fantomah
  12. 11. ["The adventure-seeking African explorer Roy Lance follows the trail of a glowing gem..."]
    Roy Lance
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
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