(December 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

Battle of the Beasts (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
Wehrmacht; World War II

Battle of the Beasts (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; the Nazis (villain); the Muballis (African tribe)(introduction); Ann Mason
Synopsis
Kaänga and united jungle tribes defeat a Nazi panzer force.
Keywords
stereotyping of Germans; tanks; tiger traps; Wehrmacht; World War II

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A horrible new destructive force invades the peaceful jungle where Kaänga dwells."

The upper half of last story page is taken up by an advertisement for the introduction of the patriotic hero, Captain Fight, in Fight Comics. Art by Rudy Palais.

[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
Into the gloom and mire and treachery of the black continent...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Roy Lance; Mike (introduction); Bonga (introduction); the Osakis (African tribe)(villains, introduction, death); John
Synopsis
Roy rescues a hunter from the murderous Golden Skull cult.
Keywords
bondage; caves; darts; Golden Skull; stereotyping of African natives; volcanos

Indexer Notes

The "Golden Skull" is not a golden skull; it is depicted here as an enormous, red devil statue.

Tabu Wizard of the Jungle and the Zombie Witch (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils
George Carl Wilhelms
Inks
George Carl Wilhelms
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Celie (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Celie, a voodoo priestess, uses zombies as slaves in her gold mine until she is killed by one of her white overseers and Tabu seals the mine with magic lightning.
Keywords
caves; funeral customs; gold; Juju Mountain; lightning; mines; whips; witch doctors; zombies

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

Fantomah / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the jungle Fantomah talks to her new-found friend...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Ken; Hal (villain, introduction); Steve (villain, introduction); Fury (leopard)
Synopsis
Fantomah new charge, Ken, is kidnapped by hunters who hope to exchange him for Fury, whom they plan to sell in America. Fantomah calls on the ape gods to turn them into apes and Fury chases them into the bush.
Keywords
ape gods; bondage; kidnapping

Indexer Notes

Upper half of last story page occupied by an ad for Rangers Comics #2.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of the bushbuck and the black rhinoceros and a brief description of the use of papyrus as sail cloth.
Keywords
busbucks; papyrus; rhinoceroses; sail boats

The Valley of the Kings (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum? [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
Sissies! Can't you take it? Let's go fora little walk...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Ali Ben (villain, introduction); Abdul (villain, introduction); Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis
Anderson, Kismet, and Vincent stowaway on the train Terry take for a vacation. Jewel thieves hide a stolen gem in Anderson's turban and the gang captures them and turns them over to the police.
Keywords
jewels; railroads; star sapphires; the Great Pyramid; the Great Sphinx; the Mogul Star; trains; vacations

[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
Brenda Lloyd, with Tipandu, wise old Moori native...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Tipandu (introduction); Brenda Lloyd (introduction); a tribe of giants (introduction, villains); Mooris (African tribe)
Synopsis
Simba rescues an exploring party from murderous giants.
Keywords
caves; giants; pygmies

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

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Schwarz ?
Inks
Frank Schwarz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aboard a pirate ship near the Lost Empire...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Sigurd (introduction, villain, death); Olaf (introduction, villain); other pirates (introduction, villains); Eric; Tagen
Synopsis
Pirates kidnap Camilla and take what they believe to be a chest of jewels. Eric rescues Camilla, and the chest is revealed to be empty.
Keywords
bondage; longboats; pirates; treasure chests; 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
One day Wambi and Babu, his baboon pal, hear shots in the distance.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Allan Ford (introduction); Matu (introduction); Demaras (African tribe)(introduction); Worumba (introduction, villain); Babu (baboon); Maggo (macaw); Zella (zebra); Osssa (ostrich); Corna (rhinoceros); Colonel Brent
Synopsis
Drought drives the Demara tribe to rebellion.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; drought; saddle zebras; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

[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
Evil work is being done in the jungle!
Genre
jungle
Characters
The Red Panther; Luala (introduction); Ubandas (African tribe); Ubanda chief (introduction); Mike (introduction, villain); Mike's partner (introduction, villain); Arab slavers (introduction, villains)
Synopsis
The Panther prevents the theft of the Ubandas' gold.
Keywords
bondage; fire gods; gold; slavers; slaves; stereotyping of African natives; stereotyping of Arabs; witch doctors
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Battle of the Beasts
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Battle of the Beasts
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Into the gloom and mire and treachery of the black continent..."]
    Roy Lance
  4. 3. Tabu Wizard of the Jungle and the Zombie Witch
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. ["Deep in the jungle Fantomah talks to her new-found friend..."]
    Fantomah
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Jingles
  7. 6. The Valley of the Kings
  8. 7. ["Sissies! Can't you take it? Let's go fora little walk..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["Brenda Lloyd, with Tipandu, wise old Moori native..."]
    Simba
  10. 9. ["Aboard a pirate ship near the Lost Empire..."]
    Camilla
  11. 10. ["One day Wambi and Babu, his baboon pal, hear shots in the distance."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  12. 11. ["Evil work is being done in the jungle!"]
    The Red Panther
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • 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.