(February 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
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 volume numbering reverts with this issue from 2 to 1.


Gorillas of the Witch-Queen (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

Gorillas of the Witch-Queen (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ngeeso; Ann Mason; White Queen of the Apes
Synopsis
The White Queen of the Apes kidnaps Ann to use as leverage to force Kaänga to marry her.
Keywords
blowguns; bondage; burning at the stake; poison darts; pygmies

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kaänga, white lord of the jungle, is returning from a hunting expedition..."

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of the giraffe, the locust, and the snake.
Keywords
giraffes; locusts; snakes

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

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
To Wambi comes Coco, the cockatoo with grave news.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Coco (cockatoo); Ogg; Tawn; Rajah of Harik; Rhan; Gubo
Synopsis
Wambi tries to persuade the rajah to curtail his hunting which has made game animals very scarce in the jungle.
Keywords
black bucks; hunting cheetahs; rubies; tigers

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

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Near a little African coast town, a girl paddles her canoe along a jungle-bound stream...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Gai Taylor; Iglana; Mogu; Taylor
Synopsis
Natives kidnap Gai in order to extort rifles from her trading post father. Tabu rescues her and causes the natives to be eaten by vultures.
Keywords
bondage; caves; stereotyping of African natives

["From a perch high in the trees, Red Panther hears a burly guide tell his employer!" [sic]] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Red Panther / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as J. J. King]
Pencils
George Appel
Inks
George Appel ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Red Panther; Clark; N'Komo; Dr. Tate; Kurt Tadgen's daughter
Synopsis
Red Panther leads treasure hunters to a distant valley where they learn that their treasure map's treasure is the long-lost daughter of the map maker.
Keywords
diaries; Gone-gone Valley

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

The Python Trap (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
All Vincent wants is a little love from his own kind...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent; Doris Kane; Bob Kane
Synopsis
Despondent Vincent, pining for his own kind, leaves the gang but searching for him leads to a pair of explorers in need of rescue.

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

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
George Appel
Inks
George Appel ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Camilla's hall, a great torch-feast has been prepared for her friends, the pygmies.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Tzais (African tribe); Eric
Synopsis
Camilla must overcome a mutinous longboat crew on her way to rescue her pygmy friends from one of their neighboring tribes.
Keywords
blowgun; bondage; lightning; longboats; poison darts; pygmies; stereotyping of African natives; storms; Vikings

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

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Al Walker
Inks
Al Walker
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Proud and valiant, with unconquerable fighting spirit that is his heritage from countless generations of mighty lions...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Boko
Synopsis
Simba rescues a murdered chief's son from a kidnapper. The boy elects to stay with Simba and share his jungle life.

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

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

Script
? [as Courtney Thomasen]
Pencils
Robert Webb ?
Inks
Robert Webb ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Relentless foe of injustice toward man and beast alike, adventurer Roy Lance enlists his aid on the side of the Free French...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Roy Lance; General Badeaux
Synopsis
Roy is the object of a murder-by-leopard attempt by the pro-Nazi General Badeaux.
Keywords
Free French; World War II

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A vast explosion shakes the dawn-lit jungle.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Ken; Fury (leopard); Vroon
Synopsis
Ken is taken captive by a treasure hunter who has dammed a river in order to expose an ancient Egyptian city filled with gold.
Keywords
Ancient Egypt; gold; idols
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Gorillas of the Witch-Queen
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Gorillas of the Witch-Queen
    Kaänga
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Jingles
  4. 3. ["To Wambi comes Coco, the cockatoo with grave news."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. ["Near a little African coast town, a girl paddles her canoe along a jungle-bound stream..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["From a perch high in the trees, Red Panther hears a burly guide tell his employer!" [sic]]
    The Red Panther
  7. 6. The Python Trap
  8. 7. ["All Vincent wants is a little love from his own kind..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["In Camilla's hall, a great torch-feast has been prepared for her friends, the pygmies."]
    Camilla
  10. 9. ["Proud and valiant, with unconquerable fighting spirit that is his heritage from countless generations of mighty lions..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  11. 10. ["Relentless foe of injustice toward man and beast alike, adventurer Roy Lance enlists his aid on the side of the Free French..."]
    Roy Lance
  12. 11. ["A vast explosion shakes the dawn-lit jungle."]
    Fantomah
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
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