(February 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
every month
On-sale date
1940-01-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen Kel Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Malcolm Reiss (Editor); William E. Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)
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

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 440629.


Terror of the Bush (Table of Contents)

Käanga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga
Keywords
elephants; rifles

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Terror of the Bush (Table of Contents: 2)

Käanga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Red Bradey]
Pencils
Ken Jackson
Inks
Ken Jackson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Dr. Wratt (introduction, villain, death); Dr. Wratt's man-apes (introduction, villain, death); Ann Mason; Tampi (elephant)
Synopsis
Ann is kidnapped by the mad scientist, Dr. Wratt, who controls a group of man-apes through hypnotism. Kaänga rescues her and Dr. Wratt is killed by his man-apes during Kaänga and Ann's escape.
Keywords
crocodiles; hunting; hypnotism; lions; man-apes; zebras

Indexer Notes

The location of the diaeresis (the two dots over the "a" in "Kaänga," vary between the cover and the story.

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Feeling hungry, Kaänga waits above the water hole for prey."

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

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

Script
? [as Taylor Martin]
Pencils
Arthur Peddy
Inks
Arthur Peddy
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the jungle, a missionary and his daugher, teaching the doctrine of tolerance...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tortug (introduction, villain, death); a missionary (introduction); Joan (missionary's daughter) (introduction); Red Panther
Synopsis
The Red Panther rescues a missionary and his daughter from their captor, the witch doctor Tortug.
Keywords
bondage; missionaries; stereotyping of African natives; swords; tiger traps; tigers; torture; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

In the previous issue, the Red Panther was referred to as the White Panther.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
R. L. Golden (signed)
Inks
R. L. Golden (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
John Brooks and his son, Jim, world renowned explorers...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; John Brooks; Jim Brooks; Sanders (introduction, villain, death); Spike (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis
The criminal Sanders kills an explorer for his map to the elephants' graveyard. Tabu leads the explorer's son to the graveyard where Tabu extracts revenge against the criminal.
Keywords
crocodiles; elephants' graveyard; gorillas; ivory; safaris; skeletons

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

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
C. A. Winter [as CAW]
Inks
C. A. Winter [as CAW]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain John Stanley is on his way to the coast with a cargo of ivory to dispose of.
Genre
jungle; science fiction
Characters
Capt. John Stanley (introduction); Camilla; Gaba
Synopsis
Stanley, an ivory hunter, is captured by Camilla's guards. She asks him to join her and command her forces; when he refuses, she threatens to kill him with flexodium rays. Stanley uses the rays to destroy Camilla's city. Camilla refuses to leave the ruins.
Keywords
flexodium (element); ivory; Kaza (African village); machine guns; ray guns; safaris; spaceships

Indexer Notes

This is a re-working of the story from the previous issue. Here, Camilla said to be a descendant of Genghis Khan instead of Vikings and survives.

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

Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Thunder calling headquarters.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Le Jacque (introduction, villain, death); Krostoff (introduction, villain, death); Hienrach (introduction, villain, death); Vasacoff (introduction, villain, death); Saunders (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis
A group of French Foreign Legionnaires mutinies during an attack by Arabs and Terry must overcome both groups of adversaries.
Keywords
French Foreign Legion; Kislah (Arab city)

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

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John Mitchell ? (signed)[as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (signed) [as Dekerosett]
Inks
Henry Kiefer ? (signed)[as Dekerosett]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the jungle, Ricco, the white renegade, plots with Wazee, the witch doctor.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ricco (villain); Wazee (introduction, villain); Wambi; Keeta (monkey); Tawn (elephant); Ogg (ape); Balu (leopard)
Synopsis
A slaver persuades a village to attack the local British garrison, believing that if the garrison can be destroyed, the slave trade will become easier. Wambi hurries to the next, larger garrison and brings back relief forces that drive away the natives.
Keywords
British army; monkeys; slave traders; slavery; slaves; stereotyping of African natives

The Revolt of the Black Continent (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
? [as Courtney Thompson]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Roy Lance (introduction); John Abbott (introduction); Joan Sarret (introduction); Dawambo (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Dawambo unites all the savage tribes of central Africa in revolt against the European powers. John Abbot, a movie producer, takes his star, Joan Sarret, to Africa to shoot footage of the rebellion. Hunter Roy Lance acts as their guide. Their safari is captured by Dawambo and a combination of Lance's fists and Abbot's movie projector win them their freedom.
Reprints
  • US in Vooda (Farrell, 1955 series) #20 (April 1955) [Roy Lance character is called "Kit" in the reprinted version, presumably for legal reasons. Possibly Fiction House owned the rights to the character and these had been passed to Charlton, s0 Ajax/Farrell had to avoid using the name "Roy Lance".]
Keywords
motion picture projectors; safari; spanking; stereotyping of African natives

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
William Allison
Inks
William Allison
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
John Mason, a naturalist, has brought his young son, Dick, on an expedition to Africa.
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
John Mason (introduction); Dick Mason (introduction); Simba (lion)
Synopsis
Simba rescues a naturalist and his son from a water buffalo attack.
Keywords
safaris; water buffalo

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

Fantomah / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
Fletcher Hanks [as Barclay Flagg] (signed)
Pencils
Fletcher Hanks [as Barclay Flagg] (signed)
Inks
Fletcher Hanks [as Barclay Flagg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Fletcher Hanks

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No white man knows where the elephant goes...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah (introduction); two ivory hunters (introduction, death); Maula (elephant)
Synopsis
Fantomah stops two ivory hunters from raiding the elephants' graveyard by using their own greed against them.
Reprints
Keywords
bloodhounds; elephants' graveyard; ivory; jewels; quicksand

Indexer Notes

One half of final page is occupied by an advertisement.

A Bike for You (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Cromwell-Collier Publishing Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Terror of the Bush
    Käanga
  2. 1. ["Your chance of a lifetime to get these eleven (11) rare pictures!"]
  3. 2. Terror of the Bush
    Käanga
  4. 3. ["Deep in the jungle, a missionary and his daugher, teaching the doctrine of tolerance..."]
    The Red Panther
  5. 4. ["John Brooks and his son, Jim, world renowned explorers..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. ["Captain John Stanley is on his way to the coast with a cargo of ivory to dispose of."]
    Camilla
  7. 6. ["Captain Thunder calling headquarters."]
    Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers
  8. 7. ["Deep in the jungle, Ricco, the white renegade, plots with Wazee, the witch doctor."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. The Revolt of the Black Continent
    Roy Lance
  10. 9. ["John Mason, a naturalist, has brought his young son, Dick, on an expedition to Africa."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  11. 10. ["No white man knows where the elephant goes..."]
    Fantomah
  12. 11. A Bike for You
    Cromwell-Collier Publishing Company
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. ["If you like sizzling slash-bang action --"]
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