(July 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale date
1940-05-13
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

Scan & some info supplied by Al Dellinges thanks to Henry R. Kujawa's report to GCD error list.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


Live Sacrifice (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; human sacrifice

Indexer Notes

First "Ann-in-bikini" cover.

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

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

Live Sacrifice (Table of Contents: 2)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Red Bradey]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Red Longjohn (introduction); Romey (introduction, villain); the Monkey Men (introduction, villains, death); Ann Mason; Lethor (lion)
Synopsis
Kaänga guides an explorer to a lost valley inhabited by descendents of ancient Romans and cannibalistic monkey me.
Keywords
Ancient Rome; bondage; cannibalism

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A search for the lost valley into whose depths many an adventurer has vanished,..."

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Black beady-eyed vultures circle around an isolated part of the jungle.
Genre
jungle
Characters
The Red Panther; Boku (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis
The Panther restores a deposed chief to his position in his village.
Keywords
blowguns; stereotyping of African natives

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

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ted Carter]
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After her narrow escape from the salt mines...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Camilla; Caredodo [becomes Sir Champion] (guest); Mephistopheles (introduction, villain); Temptation (introduction, villain); Satan (introduction, villain); The Angel of Faith (introduction)
Synopsis
Camilla and Caredodo brave the Cave of Sighs, the entrance to the supernatural underworld. Captured by Satan, Camilla carves a crosses that repulses the monster. The Angel of Faith rescues them and rewards Caredodo by transforming him from an ugly hunchback into a tall, handsome knight. Camilla dubs him "Sir Champion" and makes him her prime minister.
Keywords
angels; Cave of Sighs; Christian crosses; devil

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The jungle lust for gold drives brother against brother in combat as savage as the primitive beasts and natives!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Roy Lance; Prof. Manners (introduction); Faith Manners (introduction); Joe Manners (introduction, villain); Champ (gorilla)
Synopsis
Joe Manners captures his explorer brother and plans to murder him to secure his inheritance. Roy attempts to rescue the explorer and only succeeds with the assistance of a tribe of giant gorillas.
Keywords
cave men; gorillas

The Claw of Simba (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bob Clark]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ran-Tog

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

Fantomah / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She has discovered a plot by crooks to enslave the inhabitants of a native village...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah
Synopsis
A group of criminals enslave a village in Fantomah's jungle in order to use them as labor in a diamond mine. Fantomah frees the slaves and takes the four criminals to the Secret Pit of Jungle Horrors where she transforms the four into one man and abandons him to his horrible fate.
Reprints
Keywords
airplanes; anti-aircraft guns; diamond mines; monsters; Secret Pit of Jungle Horrors; slavery; white cobras

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

Simba, King of the Beasts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Simba, out for a stroll along a favorite trail...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
A wounded Simba makes friends with a wounded white girl, lost from her safari. Simba escorts her back to her father where they discover that the father is being tortured by criminals looking for his stash of gold. Simba rescues the man but then he, the father, and the daughter fall into a tiger trap and the criminals begin to bury them alive. Simba call on his animal subjects to rescue them.
Keywords
bondage; spring traps; stereotyping of African natives; tiger traps; torture

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Gloria Frazier's visit to Terry's fort is nearly over.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Terry Thunder; Gloria Frazier; Abou Ben Ali (introduction, villain); Kismet (camel); Slim Lennon; Tubs Hedge; Sahabid
Synopsis
Gloria is tricked into a treasure hunt by an Arab merchant who then kidnaps her. Terry rescues her and his two men that he ordered to accompany her on her hunt.
Keywords
Arabs; camels; Dibella (Arab village); stereotyping of Arabs; treasure maps

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

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

Script
? [as Robert Lewis]
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A terrible wind, blowing over Africa, turns villages into a shambles and bends century old trees to the ground...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; the wind-god (introduction, villain); a witch doctor (introduction); Sirocco
Synopsis
To prevent the destruction of a village, Tabu imprisons a wind spirit. This angers the wind god who sends terrible storms, lightning, and a tornado to the village. Tabu agrees to release the spirit if the god will never attack the village again. The god agrees. Once the winds are gone, the villagers discover that their valley is no longer fertile. Tabu transforms four slain elephants into banana, coconut, and breadfruit trees.
Keywords
bananas; coconuts; lightning; stereotyping of African natives; storms; tornados; wind

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

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

Script
? [as Stan Johnson]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In daylight, lions will not attack unprovoked.
Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Folklore regarding lions and elephants.
Reprints
Keywords
elephants; lions

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the midst of a laughing water game, Wambi hears a strange sound...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; the provincial governor (introduction); the governor's wife (introduction); Kathy (the governor's daughter) (introduction); Kaga (crocodile); Toga; Ongagis (African tribe); Tawn (elephant); Rouma (lion); Kaa (python); Core (condor); Ogg (ape); Dirk
Synopsis
The provincial governor's daughter is kindapped and held for ransom, but she is rescued by Wambi and his jungle friends.
Keywords
kidnapping; stereotyping of African natives

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

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Live Sacrifice
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["Easy money for you!"]
  3. 2. Live Sacrifice
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["Black beady-eyed vultures circle around an isolated part of the jungle."]
    The Red Panther
  5. 4. ["After her narrow escape from the salt mines..."]
    Camilla
  6. 5. ["The jungle lust for gold drives brother against brother in combat as savage as the primitive beasts and natives!"]
    Roy Lance
  7. 6. The Claw of Simba
  8. 7. ["She has discovered a plot by crooks to enslave the inhabitants of a native village..."]
    Fantomah
  9. 8. ["Simba, out for a stroll along a favorite trail..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  10. 9. ["Miss Gloria Frazier's visit to Terry's fort is nearly over."]
    Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers
  11. 10. ["A terrible wind, blowing over Africa, turns villages into a shambles and bends century old trees to the ground..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  12. 11. ["In daylight, lions will not attack unprovoked."]
    Jungle Facts
  13. 12. ["In the midst of a laughing water game, Wambi hears a strange sound..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  14. 13. ["if you want quality comic magazines -- look for the bull's-eye when you buy!"]
  15. 14. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00"]
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