(March 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale date
1940-02-05
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 previous issue.
Publication date of January 15, 1940 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 441853.


Crocodiles of Death River (Table of Contents)

Kaanga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga

Indexer Notes

Kaänga's name on the cover has no diaeresis (dots above either 'a').

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

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

Crocodiles of Death River (Table of Contents: 2)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Jackson (signed)
Inks
Ken Jackson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Sam Broot (introduction, villain); Mobu (introduction); Cheba (leopard)
Synopsis
Kaänga overthrows a fraudulent witch doctor.
Keywords
bondage; drums; human sacrifice; idols; Lassu (native tribe); leopards; pythons; stereotyping of African natives; stereotyping of African-Americans

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "After escaping from the island, Kaanga and Ann pause to rest in a sheltered place..."

Kaänga is now spelled with the dots over the second 'a'.

[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
The Red Panther comes to the bottom of a steep waterfall.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Red Panther; Randall (introduction); Miss Randall (introduction); a witch doctor (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
The Panther prevents the sacrifice of a white miner to a native god.
Keywords
bondage; canoes. stereotyping of African natives; human sacrifice; waterfalls

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

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 6.8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
R. L. Golden [as Robert Lewis]
Inks
R. L. Golden [as Robert Lewis]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A native village is thrown into wild confusion...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Blackwall (introduction, villain, death); Snake-Eye (introduction); Gog (monkey); Tegra (crocodile); Vilma Day
Synopsis
A group of white criminals take over a village in Tabu's jungle to use as a haven from the law. Tabu kills them and restores the villagers' freedom.
Keywords
bondage; elephants; leopards; stereotyping of African natives; torture

The Case of the Diamond Death: Case 1: File-A: Clue Two (Table of Contents: 5)

Bullseye Bannon / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell ?
Inks
Bob Powell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bullseye Bannon
Synopsis
The second clue in a murder mystery story story competition described on the inside front cover.

Indexer Notes

the bottom one fifth of the sixth page of the Tabu story.

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

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jon Dale, with Ruth, is returning to explore the ruins of the lost empire...
Genre
jungle; science fiction
Characters
Jon Dale; Ruth Birch; Camilla (villain)
Synopsis
Exploring the ruins of Camilla's city, Jon and Ruth are taken captive by Camilla's men. Camilla again asks Jon to marry her. When he refuses, Camilla has Ruth thrown in a magic pool that ages her prematurely. Jon uses Camilla's fountain of youth to restore Ruth's youth and then destroys the fountain, insuring that Camilla will age.
Keywords
fountain of youth; immortality

Indexer Notes

This story creates a sort of amalgam of the Camilla stories in the first two issues as back story.

The Crawling Death (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pete Wentworth]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nice work! Captain of an African outpost and nothing to do!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Terry Thunder; Ben Salub (introduction, villain, death); Winters
Synopsis
Terry and his men subdue a murderous, renegade tribe.
Keywords
horses; N'Dorobos (African tribe); stereotyping of African natives

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To the jungle home of Wambi, young friend of all the beasts, comes the unscrupulous Buck Larson...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Buck Larsen (introduction, villain); Wambi; Fria (tigress); Tarro (tiger); Tia (cockatoo); Ogg (ape); Tawn (elephant); Klar (owl)
Synopsis
Ogg and Tawn rescue Wambi and Tarro when they are captured by hunters seeking animals for a circus.
Keywords
monkeys; tiger traps

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Roy Lance, famous African explorer, visits the peace-loving, cattle raising tribe o the Wasangora...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Roy Lance; Jujo
Synopsis
Roy helps his friends the Wasangoras protect their cattle from raiders.
Keywords
cattle; Nyamas (African tribe); stereotyping of African natives; Wasangoras (African tribe)

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

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A small white boy, lost in the brush and weak from hunger, is staggering along a game trail.
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
a boy (introduction); boy's father (introduction)
Synopsis
Simba temporarily adopts a lost child who then saves the pride from hunters. Simba reunites the boy with his father and saves the father's safari from a rhinoceros.
Keywords
pythons; rhinoceroses; safaris

Indexer Notes

One half of final page is devoted to an advertisement.

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Fantomah / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...by using her strange powers, she has discovered two white men planning to rob the jungle of its most sacred treasure...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; two hunters (villains, turned into insect-men)
Synopsis
Fantomah prevents the looting of a sacred jungle city by transforming the looters into hideous insect men and ordering them to return to civilization.
Reprints
Keywords
airplanes; green death plague; idols; jewels; mandrills; the Great Avenger (a jewel)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Crocodiles of Death River
    Kaanga
  2. 1. ["Calling all manhunters!"]
  3. 2. Crocodiles of Death River
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["The Red Panther comes to the bottom of a steep waterfall."]
    The Red Panther
  5. 4. ["A native village is thrown into wild confusion..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  6. 5. The Case of the Diamond Death: Case 1: File-A: Clue Two
    Bullseye Bannon
  7. 6. ["Jon Dale, with Ruth, is returning to explore the ruins of the lost empire..."]
    Camilla
  8. 7. The Crawling Death
  9. 8. ["Nice work! Captain of an African outpost and nothing to do!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["To the jungle home of Wambi, young friend of all the beasts, comes the unscrupulous Buck Larson..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  11. 10. ["Roy Lance, famous African explorer, visits the peace-loving, cattle raising tribe o the Wasangora..."]
    Roy Lance
  12. 11. ["A small white boy, lost in the brush and weak from hunger, is staggering along a game trail."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  13. 12. ["A bike for you"]
  14. 13. ["...by using her strange powers, she has discovered two white men planning to rob the jungle of its most sacred treasure..."]
    Fantomah
  15. 14. ["For rip roaring action and adventure..."]
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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