(August 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale date
1940-06-17
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

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.


Safari into Shadowland (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga
Keywords
lions

Safari into Shadowland (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Jim Gorr (introduction, villain); Mogo
Synopsis
Criminals drive out the workers of a diamond mine and bring in their own natives to work the mine. Kaänga, together with a group of black-maned lions, restores the mine to its rightful owners.
Keywords
bondage; diamond mines; dynamite; lions; machine guns; Persian slippers; picks; revolvers; shovels; stereotyping of African natives; superstition; turbans

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The black maned lion, terror of the jungle and Kaanga, lord of this dark land..."

Throughout this story, Kaänga's name is spelled without the dieresis.

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

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
Left to die horribly deep in the dark jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
The Red Panther
Synopsis
After a savage tribe wipes out a group of missionaries, the Panther sees to it that they are punished by a flood that leaves their leader dead.
Keywords
bondage; flooding; lightning; missionaries; rain; stereotyping of African natives; storm; torture

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

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
Winding aimlessly through the jungle, Tabu, the great wizard, stumble upon a scene of horror and suffering...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; ratmen (introduction, villains); a band of Egyptians (introduction, villains); Dr. Denman Falls
Synopsis
A group of scientists are stricken with a plague after they open an ancient Egyptian tomb in the jungle. Tabu goes to a lost ancient Egyptian outpost for a cure. At the outposts, the descendants of the Egyptians force Tabu to battle and defeat a group of degenerate ratmen and a giant serpent before they give him the cure for the plague.
Keywords
ancient Egypt; crocodiles; Nuchi River; snake monsters; tomb of Fautra

[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
During the ball following Sir Champion's knighting, a sentry rushing to the court notifies Queen Camilla of a large enemy army approaching the lost empire.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Sir Champion; Goro (a gorilla)(introduction); Kato Tah-Kee (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis
With the aid of a band of gorillas, Camilla and her army repulse an attack by a medieval Asian army.
Reprints
Keywords
battle maps; chariots; gorillas; zebras

The Dark Horde (Table of Contents: 5)

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: 6)

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
Kismet, the camel left by Gloria, misbehaves with monotonous regularity.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Terry Thunder; Yak-Ho (introduction, villain); Kismet (camel)
Synopsis
Yak-ho and his savage tribe attack the peaceful Kadahs. Terry uses a stick of chewing gum as a bribe to stop the attacks, but later must exorcise the evil spirit of the gum with a piece of jewelry.
Keywords
Abi (African village); blow guns; bondage; chewing gum; Kadahs (African tribe); Lake Chad; lockets; stereotyping of African natives; taboos

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

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
One day, he receives a message from Hoag, the hawk...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; The Inga tribe (introduction); Hoag (hawk); Decca (zebra); Ogg (ape); Pan (leopard); Kara (chimpanzee); Tawn (elephant); Dr. Wade
Synopsis
The Ingas, weakened by disease, are attacked by the Kurgas. Wambi goes to the military outpost to get both military and medical assistance.
Keywords
Kurgas (African tribe); stereotyping of African natives; thrones

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

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
Roy Lance, globe trotter, finds adventure and a girl in the remote heart of Africa...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Roy Lance; Mr. White; June White; Buono
Synopsis
Roy helps a diamond mine owner find his mine with the aid of the thieves who stole the map to the mine.
Keywords
bondage; caves; Congo; diamond mines; Falls of Tanganyika; human sacrifice; idols; Kenya; Mombasa; stereotyping of African natives; waterfalls

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

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

Script
William M. Allison ?
Pencils
William M. Allison (signed)
Inks
William M. Allison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Simba is watching the strangest sight of his life...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Jack Williams (introduction); Ann (introduction); a group of kidnappers (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Simba rescues the pilot of a crashed airplane who is looking for his kidnapped fiance. With the help of Simba and some apes, he frees the girl and captures the kidnappers.
Keywords
airplanes; apes; kidnapping; machine guns

The Strange Aardvark; The Bird of Paradise (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
A brief natural history of the aardvark and the bird of paradise.
Keywords
aardvarks; birds of paradise

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

Fantomah / comic story / 7 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
She sees a white man heading for a secret spot far in the heart of the jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Mr. X (introduction, villain); volcano people (introduction)
Synopsis
When Mr. X steals a mystical headpiece that causes a boiling mud-pit to overflow into the jungle, he is confronted by Fantomah who transforms him into a mud being and condemns him to live underground forever.
Reprints
Keywords
biplanes; mud pits; sacred masks; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

First line of text reads: "Fantomah, the most remarkable woman ever known, has such keen insight that she can see all that happens in the jungle... she devotes her great abilities to protecting the jungle-born..."

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Safari into Shadowland
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Safari into Shadowland
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Left to die horribly deep in the dark jungle..."]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Winding aimlessly through the jungle, Tabu, the great wizard, stumble upon a scene of horror and suffering..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. ["During the ball following Sir Champion's knighting, a sentry rushing to the court notifies Queen Camilla of a large enemy army approaching the lost empire."]
    Camilla
  6. 5. The Dark Horde
  7. 6. ["Kismet, the camel left by Gloria, misbehaves with monotonous regularity."]
    Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers
  8. 7. ["One day, he receives a message from Hoag, the hawk..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. ["Roy Lance, globe trotter, finds adventure and a girl in the remote heart of Africa..."]
    Roy Lance
  10. 9. ["Simba is watching the strangest sight of his life..."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  11. 10. The Strange Aardvark; The Bird of Paradise
    Jungle Facts
  12. 11. ["She sees a white man heading for a secret spot far in the heart of the jungle..."]
    Fantomah
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
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  • Gregory Fischer
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