Jungle Comics #v2#1 [25]
(January 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale date
1941-11-17
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

Listed on the cover and in the indicia as Vol. 2, No. 1. Actually is issue #25, but this number appears nowhere in the magazine.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.


Kaghis the Blood God (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; Kaghis
Keywords
Ancient Egypt; idols

Kahgis the Blood God (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Kaghis; a priestess
Synopsis
An ancient idol and an ancient Egyptian princess come to life when their temple is opened. However, the priestess perishes for want of blood and the living idol carries her back into the tomb.
Keywords
Ancient Egypt; idols; mummies; suspended animation; tombs

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Entombed for countless ages, an Egyptian idol and a beautiful priestess slept their timeless sleep..."

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

Tabu / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tabu is exploring a wild unknown region of darkest Africa...
Genre
historical; jungle
Characters
Tabu; Dahgran; Kahir; Elia
Synopsis
Tabu is captured and brought before the pharaoh. Using his magic, Tabu saves the pharaoh's life, engendering a great deal of jealousy from the rest of the court, who then plot against him.
Keywords
Ancient Egypt; Darfur (ancient Egyptian city); statues; Temple of Isis

Indexer Notes

This story is apparently set in ancient times.

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

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the African jungle there lives a peace-loving tribe...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Fury (leopard); M'Dobis (African tribe); Ogui; Steve
Synopsis
Fantomah recovers a native idol from white thieves.
Keywords
Father of Fathers (statue); idols; stereotyping of African natives

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

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
Wambi finds Ogg one day curiously inspecting an army canteen.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Ogg; Otto; Fritz; Tawn; Hans
Synopsis
Wambi and Ogg help raise a siege of a British jungle outpost under by German soldiers.
Keywords
British Army; canteens; German Army; gunpowder; machine guns; World War II

Boy King of the Tuskers (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Bob Anthony]
Pencils
?
Inks
George Tuska ?; Pat Masulli ?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
jungle

Indexer Notes

Credits from Saltarella who states "spot illustration on first page of story looks to me like George Tuska or Pat Masulli (from the way the folds in the elephant skin are inked)".

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through the blackness of a jungle night, Roy and two natives paddle up a narrow river.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Roy Lance; Manu; Miss Blane; Miss Blane's guardian
Synopsis
Roy rescues an heiress from her murderous guardian.
Keywords
signal drums; yachts

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Bill Bossert ?
Inks
Al Stahl ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Snap it, Andy, before our faces freeze into this grin!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent; Barbara Lewis; Beni Ahmed Ali; von Doomer
Synopsis
Terry and the gang assist an undercover spy posing as a archaeologist.
Keywords
cameras; magazines; sand wagon; stereotyping of Germans; sunbathing; telescopes; World War II

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of the camel, the chimpanzee, and the okapi.
Keywords
camels; chimpanzees; okapis

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

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
Deep in the heart of the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Dorothy Lane; Red Panther; N'Logas (African tribe); Don Lane; Banti
Synopsis
The Panther leads a woman to her lost brother.
Keywords
bondage; poison herbs; signal drums

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

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
From a peaceful slumber, Simba is rudely awakened...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Simba; al-Farabie; Lohab; Sami; Musar; Ahkehn
Synopsis
Simba is captured by Arabs for arena fighting against tigers. He escapes with the help of the sheik's son.
Keywords
tiger traps; tigers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Frank Schwarz ?
Inks
Frank Schwarz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For many years a policy of good will has existed between Camilla, queen of the lost empire, and her friend Orth...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Orth; Slaag; Eric
Synopsis
Driven mad by a scorpion's sting, Camilla's friend Orth makes war on her lost empire.
Keywords
scorpions; Vikings
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Kaghis the Blood God
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Kahgis the Blood God
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Tabu is exploring a wild unknown region of darkest Africa..."]
    Tabu
  4. 3. ["Deep in the African jungle there lives a peace-loving tribe..."]
    Fantomah
  5. 4. ["Wambi finds Ogg one day curiously inspecting an army canteen."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Boy King of the Tuskers
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. ["Through the blackness of a jungle night, Roy and two natives paddle up a narrow river."]
    Roy Lance
  9. 8. ["Snap it, Andy, before our faces freeze into this grin!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Jingles
  11. 10. ["Deep in the heart of the jungle..."]
    The Red Panther
  12. 11. ["From a peaceful slumber, Simba is rudely awakened..."]
    Simba
  13. 12. ["For many years a policy of good will has existed between Camilla, queen of the lost empire, and her friend Orth..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
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