(July 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Every month
On-sale date:
1941-05-06
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. 3.


Revolt of the Man-Apes! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
The great chief, Hatulangi, has sent his men into the jungle to fight his enemies.
Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Hatulangi
Synopsis:
Kaänga persuades Hatulangi to call of his jungle raids if Kaänga can bring him the Sacred Skull. After he has done so, he must also rescue Ann from a gorilla.
Keywords:
pygmies; stereotyping of African natives; the Sacred Skull

Indexer Notes

This story appears to have been made by cutting and pasting other stories together. Hatuglangi, marauding pygmies, the Sacred Skull, and a gorilla kidnapping Ann all have nothing to do with each other.

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

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

Script:
? [as J. J. King]
Pencils:
Al Gabrielle ?
Inks:
Al Gabrielle ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
An erupting volcano pours molten lava over the jungle.
Genre:
jungle
Characters:
The Red Panther
Synopsis:
The Red Panther battles a leopard-killing gorilla.
Keywords:
gorillas; volcanos

Indexer Notes

The Red Panther acquires a new costume and leopard companions in this story. The costume consists of a leopard-print loin cloth and a leopard headdress. No explanation is given for either change.

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

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

Script:
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils:
Joe Doolin
Inks:
Joe Doolin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Tabu, sensing evil forces at work, makes a small magic fire.
Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Jobo (elephant)
Synopsis:
Tabu rescues a safari seeking the Temple of the Green Buddha from cannibals.
Keywords:
bondage; cannibalism; stereotyping of African natives; the Temple of the Green Buddha; witch doctors

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

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Bob Hebberd ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
With Eric, her Viking ally, Camilla explores the vast lake bordering her empire.
Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Camilla; Eric
Synopsis:
Camilla and her Vikings encounter a hostile black tribe during their explorations of the lost empire's lake.
Keywords:
longboats; stereotyping of African natives; Vikings

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

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

Script:
? [as Cary Masters]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the chameleon, the green mamba, and the python.
Keywords:
chameleons; green mambas; lizards; pythons; snakes

Temple of Black Death (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Bob Anthony]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
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:
Al Stahl ?
Inks:
Al Stahl ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Terry's friends are only acting for his good own good when they decide to plan his next campaign...
Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Kismet; Anderson the Arab; Vincent
Synopsis:
During a siege of the fort by Arabs, a mutiny by one of Terry's men is planned.
Keywords:
airplanes; stereotyping of African natives; stereotyping of Arabs; Yabas (African tribe)

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

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:
Homeward bound from a waterhole, Simba, far in the lead, does not sense the danger his cub has seen.
Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Simba's cub
Synopsis:
Simba protects a prospector and his daughter (who has befriended Simba's cub) from murderous thieves.
Keywords:
gnus; gold panning; jackals; whips

[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:
In the village of the Wungi, Balla the chief is challenged to a fight for leadership by Daga...
Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Balla; Daga; von Deutch; Namu (lion); Tawn (elephant); Jono (hippopotamus)
Synopsis:
Wambi helps restore an exiled chief to his village and foils a plan to stir up a jungle war.
Keywords:
automobiles; Azus (African tribe); bondage; mongooses; stereotyping of Germans; Wungis (African tribe); zebras

Indexer Notes

The ink lines seem heavier than those in earlier issues, casting some doubt on the Kiefer credit.

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

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
She finds a witch doctor and two servants dragging a black panther to a cave.
Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Fantomah; Fury (leopard); Guluba
Synopsis:
The witch doctor Guluba shrinks Fantomah and her new pet, Fury, to the size of mice. Fury protects Fantomah until she can break the spell. Guluba transforms himself into a leopard and is killed by Fury.
Keywords:
bondage; leopards; rats; shape shifting; shrinking; stereotyping of African natives; whips; witch doctors

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

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

Script:
? [as Courtney Thomason]
Pencils:
Seymour Reit
Inks:
Seymour Reit
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Holding the tiller of his new outboard motor, Roy heads his dugout canoe toward his camp...
Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Roy Lance; Bambo; Old Jeff
Synopsis:
A pair of natives, seeking a white man to capture, forcing the police to release their chief's son, meet their match in Roy and his new outboard motor.
Keywords:
canoes; outboard motors; rafts; stereotyping of African natives
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Revolt of the Man-Apes!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["The great chief, Hatulangi, has sent his men into the jungle to fight his enemies."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["An erupting volcano pours molten lava over the jungle."]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Tabu, sensing evil forces at work, makes a small magic fire."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. ["With Eric, her Viking ally, Camilla explores the vast lake bordering her empire."]
    Camilla
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Facts
  7. 6. Temple of Black Death
  8. 7. ["Terry's friends are only acting for his good own good when they decide to plan his next campaign..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["Homeward bound from a waterhole, Simba, far in the lead, does not sense the danger his cub has seen."]
    Simba
  10. 9. ["In the village of the Wungi, Balla the chief is challenged to a fight for leadership by Daga..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  11. 10. ["She finds a witch doctor and two servants dragging a black panther to a cave."]
    Fantomah
  12. 11. ["Holding the tiller of his new outboard motor, Roy heads his dugout canoe toward his camp..."]
    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
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.