(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
Related Scans
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.