(June 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale date
1941-04-14
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.


Trap of the Tawny Killer (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the reprint in Jungle Comics #42, Kaänga's head is redrawn by Moreira and Zolne's signature is removed.

Trap of the Tawny Killer (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis
Kaänga and Ann are captured by pygmies for sacrifice to their sacred leopards.
Keywords
elephants' graveyard; flutes; music; pygmies; skeletons

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kaänga, jungle lord, and Ann happen on one of the jungle's strangest mysteries."

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

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Near the shore of the great inland sea bordering the lost empire are the hulls of ancient ships...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla
Synopsis
Camilla and her Vikings find their ancestors' lost treasure.
Keywords
bondage; caves; jewelry; longboats; snakes; stereotyping of African native; treasure chests; Vikings

Indexer Notes

This story does not follow the continuity established in the last several Camilla stories.

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

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

Script
? [as J. J. King]
Pencils
Tom Gill ?
Inks
Tom Gill ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Inside a trading post far up the Congo, an archeologist and his son see two natives fighting savagely.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Dr. Adams; Red Panther; Zorlu; Dr. Adams' son
Synopsis
The Panther warns Dr. Adams that there is a witch doctor's curse on the cave that he wants to explore.
Keywords
archeology; cave paintings; lightning

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

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

Script
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils
Arnold Hicks
Inks
Arnold Hicks
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The safari of Joan Edmonds and her brother Bill has made camp for the night...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Joan Edmonds; Tabu; Bill Edmonds; Ortiz
Synopsis
Bill and Joan's safari is captured by Ortiz, the magician king. When he attempts their rescue, Tabu is captured, as well. However, he uses his powers to transform the torturer's fire into snakes and then calls down lighting to destroy Ortiz and his warriors.
Keywords
bondage; burning at the stake; lightning; staked over an anthill; stereotyping of African natives; torture

[no title indexed] (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 aardvark, the loris, the hyena, and the zebra.
Keywords
aardvarks; hyenas; lorises; zebras

Temple of the Lost Empire (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)

Wambi / 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
As our story opens this month, we see two strangers in the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Professor Brent; Davy Brent; Ogg (ape); Tawn (elephant); Lia (leopard); Kea (python); Enno (hippopotamus)
Synopsis
Professor Brent is taken captive by the Aggagis, who plan to sacrifice him to the god of steam. Wambi and Brent's son Davy manage to rescue him with the help of Wambi's jungle friends.
Keywords
Aggagis (African tribe); bondage; human sacrifice; ibis; snakes; stereotyping of African natives; tigers; witch doctors

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

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 Thunder gets a well-earned vacation but Kismet, Vincent and Andy have to butt in, so ..
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Kismet; Anderson the Arab; Vincent; Margaret
Synopsis
Terry must help an Oxford-educated tribal chief get his plans for sending native warriors to assist the British in Libya to the British general.
Keywords
automobiles; Libya; railroad conductors; sand wagon; stereotyping of African natives; trains; World War II

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

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. B. Hovious]
Pencils
Richard Case ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fantomah, spirit of the jungle, spies a bloody combat between the warriors of two villages.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Koru; Onga
Synopsis
Two young lovers from separate villages come under the protection of Fantomah. When Fantomah causes a volcano to erupt, Koru saves his lover's father from the lava and the two villages are united.
Keywords
stereotyping of African natives; volcanos

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Superstition is the supreme law of the savage tribes of the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Roy Lance; Doc Bender; Mugo; Carol Wells
Synopsis
While searching for the daughter of a deceased comrade, Roy gets the opportunity to help a white doctor, condemned by natives who misunderstand Western medicine.
Keywords
Bangalis (African tribe); Bongasis (African tribe); stereotyping of African natives

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

Simba / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Simba, king of the jungle, plays with his youngest cub while zebras graze at a near-by water hole...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Simba protects a pair of photographers who have befriended his youngest cub from a killer lion.
Keywords
motion picture cameras
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Trap of the Tawny Killer
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Trap of the Tawny Killer
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Near the shore of the great inland sea bordering the lost empire are the hulls of ancient ships..."]
    Camilla
  4. 3. ["Inside a trading post far up the Congo, an archeologist and his son see two natives fighting savagely."]
    The Red Panther
  5. 4. ["The safari of Joan Edmonds and her brother Bill has made camp for the night..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Facts
  7. 6. Temple of the Lost Empire
  8. 7. ["As our story opens this month, we see two strangers in the jungle..."]
    Wambi
  9. 8. ["Terry Thunder gets a well-earned vacation but Kismet, Vincent and Andy have to butt in, so .."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["Fantomah, spirit of the jungle, spies a bloody combat between the warriors of two villages."]
    Fantomah
  11. 10. ["Superstition is the supreme law of the savage tribes of the jungle..."]
    Roy Lance
  12. 11. ["Simba, king of the jungle, plays with his youngest cub while zebras graze at a near-by water hole..."]
    Simba
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