(October 1941)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
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

Lair of the Winged Fiend (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
jungle

Lair of the Winged Fiend (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; Zuko; Sawabi
Synopsis
Zuko, owner of artificial wings that allow him to fly, agrees to rid the jungle of Kaänga in return for diamonds.
Keywords
artificial wings; diamonds; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "High above the jungle, in the branches of massive trees, is the domain of Zuko, the bird king..."

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

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

Script
? [as Courtney Thomasen] (sic)
Pencils
Seymour Reit
Inks
Seymour Reit
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The intrepid explorer overthrows tyranny in the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Roy Lance
Synopsis
Roy helps a tribe rescue their chief and his sons, kidnapped by a white adventurer.
Keywords
stereotyping of African natives; whips; witch doctors

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

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

Script
Ted Brodie-Mack [as "Mack"] (signed)
Pencils
George Carl Wilhelms
Inks
George Carl Wilhelms
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Glamor girl pilot off on jungle jaunt.
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; jungle
Characters
Tabu; Trina Tarrington (glamour girl); village warriors (villains)
Synopsis
A young glamour girl crash lands on a volcanic island. Tabu comes to rescue her, but both are captured by some warriors from the "smoking mountain" who plan on sacrificing them to the volcano. Tabu uses his magic and causes the volcano to erupt and kill the natives.
Reprints
Keywords
airplanes; bondage; human sacrifice; newspapers; stereotyping of African natives; volcano gods; volcanos

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Craig Delich.

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

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
As Fantomah bends over a waterhole to drink...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Holu; Fury (leopard); Ilog
Synopsis
Fantomah is accused of poisoning a native village. Her investigation reveals that their water originates in a mountain stream that is contaminated by a dead mammoth. She uses her magic to cure the villagers and they seek a new water source.
Keywords
cavemen; lost valleys; mammoths; sabre-toothed tigers; stereotyping of African natives; water contamination; witch doctors

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Peppe ?
Inks
Mike Peppe ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of the honey guide, the dog-faced baboon, and the hissing tree.
Keywords
baboons; birds; trees

White Thunder (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're sitting on top of the world now, Andy, but it's awfully high when you start falling!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis
Anderson gets rich in diamonds and decides to go to America, but he is dissuaded when his passenger liner is attacked by airplanes.
Keywords
diamond mines; S.S. Aquamania; sand wagon; slavers; stereotyping of African natives; treasure maps; World War II

[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
Joan Wells travels along a river near the little coast town which is her home...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Joan Wells; Bill Walker
Synopsis
Simba is captured by hunters but manages to save them from a cheetah. He then leads them to a village where a white woman is held captive.
Keywords
snares; stereotyping of African natives

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

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Camilla and Eric swim near the lost empire...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Eric; the ragnor
Synopsis
Camilla and Eric seeks a buried treasure, while the Ragnor plots their murder.
Keywords
bondage; swimming; swimsuits; treasure chests; treasure maps; Vikings

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

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
...but trouble stalks through the jungle when greedy white men cross its borders.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Nagis (African tribe); Halu; Zelda (zebra); Baba (baboon); Tawn (elephant); Lia (leopard)
Synopsis
Wambi and his jungle friends free a village from slavers.
Keywords
slavers

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

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
From his perch in the trees, Red Panther sees a white man unmericifully abusing a warrior...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Red Panther; M'Logas (African tribe); Kipo; Matu; Wedo
Synopsis
The Panther rescues a chief and his sons from white kidnappers.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Lair of the Winged Fiend
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Lair of the Winged Fiend
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The intrepid explorer overthrows tyranny in the jungle..."]
    Roy Lance
  4. 3. ["Glamor girl pilot off on jungle jaunt."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. ["As Fantomah bends over a waterhole to drink..."]
    Fantomah
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Facts
  7. 6. White Thunder
  8. 7. ["You're sitting on top of the world now, Andy, but it's awfully high when you start falling!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["Joan Wells travels along a river near the little coast town which is her home..."]
    Simba
  10. 9. ["Camilla and Eric swim near the lost empire..."]
    Camilla
  11. 10. ["...but trouble stalks through the jungle when greedy white men cross its borders."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  12. 11. ["From his perch in the trees, Red Panther sees a white man unmericifully abusing a warrior..."]
    The Red Panther
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.