(September 1940)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Every month
On-sale date
1940-07-15
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.


Captive of the Voodoo Master (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga

Captive of the Voodoo Master (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
King Tongo (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Mogo; Togo (elephant)
Synopsis
Suffering from amnesia, Kaänga becomes King Tongo's chief warrior and assists in the capture of a group of monks and Ann. Ann's voice restores Kaänga's memory and he frees the captives and ensures Tonga's death at the hands of his pet elephant.
Keywords
amnesia; idols; monks; red fever; slavery; stereotyping of African natives; swimsuits; Temple of Akifra; Viking longships

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The jungle man falls victim to a tropic fever and prey to a madman's schemes."

The dieresis is used inconsistently in Kaänga's name.

[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
In the heart of the jungle stands a strange stone building...
Genre
jungle
Characters
a mad scientist (introduction, villain, death); the Red Panther
Synopsis
A mad scientist develops a process for granting humans super-human strength at the cost of their minds. The Panther forces the scientist to reverse the process. The scientist then perishes in a laboratory explosion.
Keywords
chemical laboratories; gorillas

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

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Camilla and Sir Champion battle Amura, chief of the Arab slave traders...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sir Champion; Amura (introduction, villain, death); Camilla; Gorgo (gorilla)
Synopsis
Sir Champions saves the city from a herd of stampeding elephants who had been set on the city by Arab slavers.
Keywords
bondage; ray guns; saddle zebras; slavers

Jungle Justice (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Roy Lance; Tony; Maurice
Synopsis
Roy puts a stop to the brutal treatment by a jungle rubber company of their native employees.
Keywords
automobiles; bondage; Jungle Rubber Company; Rangusi (African village); stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "When the white man introduced his civilization into the jungle..."

Burnt Alive (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bob Anthony]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dirk Hardy (introduction)

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

Fantomah / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a beautiful jungle valley, known only to the natives...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Mark Lord (introduction, villain); Fantomah
Synopsis
Mark Lord captures 50,000 giant royal panthers to use in his plan to destroy civilization by loosing them on the streets of New York. Fantomah takes the panthers back to the jungle and then transforms Lord into a caveman to await his fate at the hands of the panthers.
Reprints
Keywords
biplanes; royal panthers; tiger traps

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

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 hears a woman's scream and lopes through the underbrush.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Allerton (introduction); Jean Allerton (introduction); Antonio (introduction, villain, death); Simba: Miguel
Synopsis
Simba assists a pair of missionaries in disposing of a white gang of slavers.
Keywords
machine guns; missionaries; slavers; stereotyping of African natives; tiger traps

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

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
Treason, camels and Arabs mix in a big 'stew' of desert trouble...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Lt. Joe Snile (introduction, villain, death); Abdulla (introduction, death); Terry Thunder; Kismet (camel)
Synopsis
Terry must retake his fort after it is captured by Arabs led by a treacherous soldier.
Keywords
bayonets; hand grenades; machine guns; stereotyping of Arabs

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

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
Diamonds! Found in a small creek near Tangayika... [sic]
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu
Synopsis
Tabu dispatches some unscrupulous diamond miners by hurling them off a cliff to their death.
Keywords
diamonds; hanging; rope bridges

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

Jungle Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that bird's nest doing on your head, Fitzhugh?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Four single panel gag cartoons.

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

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
Look, brothers, a strange new bird! It comes toward us!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Nat Zittler (introduction, villain); Wambi; Tawn (elephant); Lupa (wolf); Oger (eagle)
Synopsis
Zittler, planning on stealing native land, hypnotizes Wambi and passes him off to one group of natives as a god. Wambi's jungle friends realize that something is wrong and take Wambi to a nearby waterhole where they restore his will. Then Wambi and his friends expose Zittler's chicanery and induce the warring natives to peaceful relations.
Keywords
airplanes; drugs; hypnosis; idols; Orka (African village); stereotyping of African natives
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Captive of the Voodoo Master
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Captive of the Voodoo Master
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["In the heart of the jungle stands a strange stone building..."]
    The Red Panther
  4. 3. ["Camilla and Sir Champion battle Amura, chief of the Arab slave traders..."]
    Camilla
  5. 4. Jungle Justice
    Roy Lance
  6. 5. Burnt Alive
  7. 6. ["In a beautiful jungle valley, known only to the natives..."]
    Fantomah
  8. 7. ["Simba hears a woman's scream and lopes through the underbrush."]
    Simba, King of the Beasts
  9. 8. ["Treason, camels and Arabs mix in a big 'stew' of desert trouble..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers
  10. 9. ["Diamonds! Found in a small creek near Tangayika... [sic]"]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  11. 10. ["What's that bird's nest doing on your head, Fitzhugh?"]
    Jungle Laffs
  12. 11. ["Look, brothers, a strange new bird! It comes toward us!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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