(September 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
every month
On-sale date
1941-07-08
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.


Monster of the Dismal Swamp (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
Keywords
monsters

Monster of the Dismal Swamp (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
Malu (introduction, villain); Wumi (introduction, villain); the Storm Monster (introduction, villain, death)(a dinosaur); Kobo (introduction); Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis
Kaänga puts an end to human sacrifices to appease the Storm Monster by killing the beast.
Keywords
bondage; human sacrifice; lightning; storms

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kaänga and Ann are in the Wungi village..."

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That stupid native steered them into the waterfall!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Prof. Gordon (introduction); Rex Moore (introduction); Red Panther; Kinto (leopard)
Synopsis
The Panther rescues a geologist and a pilot from pygmies and then helps them find a large radium deposit.
Keywords
bondage; fire gods; human sacrifice; pygmies; radium

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

Tabu / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tabu, champion of justice, sees an Indian princess abusing her servant in their camp in the African jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Darya (introduction, death); vulture worshipers; vulture priest (introduction, villain, death); Siki (introduction); Tabu
Synopsis
Tabu rescues a boy from a vulture worshiping cult.
Keywords
bondage; human sacrifice; human skeletons; vulture gods; whips

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

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day, Fantomah is set upon by three evil slavers.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Fury (Fantomah's black panther); the Monkey Cult; Kalat (introduction); the Cobra Men (villains, introduction, many die)
Synopsis
After being kidnapped and taken to India by slavers, Fantomah escapes and meets Kalat, a friendly native whose people are beset by cobra cultists. Both are captured by the cobra cultists and Fantomah is forced into a pit of cobras to die. She calls on Damballah, the god of snakes, and the cobras are transformed into ropes. The monkey cultists arrive and the cobra cultists are defeated.
Reprints
Keywords
cobra cults; cobras; harems; India; monkey cults; slavers; tigers

The Reaching Death (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Yes, your highness...yes, your grace...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis
Anderson, Kismet, and Vincent each dream that Terry is their slave after Terry punishes them by making them do chores.
Keywords
brooms; domestic chores; dreams; slavery

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

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
Near a white man's camp Simba sees young Bert Lewis playing...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Bert Lewis (introduction); Mr. Lewis (introduction); Simba
Synopsis
Simba rescues a hunter's son from a gorilla.
Keywords
gorillas

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

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
One day, Wambi see his friend Maggo, the macaw arguing with Hissa, the snake.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Captain Force (introduction); Otto Schmutzig (introduction, villain); Pete (introduction, villain, death); Pete's partner (introduction, villain, death); Wambi; Maggo (parrot); Hissa (snake); Ogg (ape)
Synopsis
Wambi and his jungle friends help a planter escape from a pair of contract killers.
Keywords
bondage; dynamite; mines; Rangoon

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

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Murderous Arabs watch as a killer elephant, followed by its baby, charges Camilla and Eric.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Eric; Arabs (villain); Camilla
Synopsis
Camilla induces a tribe of pygmies to help her liberate Eric from Arabs who are holding him.
Keywords
pygmies; stereotyping of African natives; stereotyping of Arabs; Vikings

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

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
Roy Lance, intrepid explorer, sits with his pal, Art Kennedy, famous news photographer...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Art Kennedy (introduction); The Tutans (introduction, villain); Roy Lance; Lobo
Synopsis
Determined to capture the famous Crocodile Marsh on film, Roy's friend, Art, antagonizes the Tutan tribe before Roy manipulates the natives into thinking that a movie camera is a weapon.
Keywords
caves; motion picture cameras; stereotyping of African natives; still cameras; superstition; the Crocodile Marsh
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Monster of the Dismal Swamp
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Monster of the Dismal Swamp
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["That stupid native steered them into the waterfall!"]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Tabu, champion of justice, sees an Indian princess abusing her servant in their camp in the African jungle..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["One day, Fantomah is set upon by three evil slavers."]
    Fantomah
  6. 5. The Reaching Death
  7. 6. ["Yes, your highness...yes, your grace..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["Near a white man's camp Simba sees young Bert Lewis playing..."]
    Simba
  9. 8. ["One day, Wambi see his friend Maggo, the macaw arguing with Hissa, the snake."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  10. 9. ["Murderous Arabs watch as a killer elephant, followed by its baby, charges Camilla and Eric."]
    Camilla
  11. 10. ["Roy Lance, intrepid explorer, sits with his pal, Art Kennedy, famous news photographer..."]
    Roy Lance
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Peter Croome
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