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Jungle Comics
PublisherFiction House | Date: | Lang: English
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PublicationJanuary 1940 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 1 | Frequency: every other month
CoverPrey of the Slavers
CreditsPencils: Lou Fine | Inks: Lou Fine | Letters: typeset
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Käanga
Publisher advertisement"Read about this amazing free offer" (1 page)
SynopsisFiction House offers a set of airplane art prints in exchange for 4 coupons from Fiction House titles.
CreditsLetters: typeset
Notesinside front cover
Comic StoryPrey of the Slavers (11 pages)
SynopsisKaänga rescues Ann from the slaver, Blacton, and tells her how he came to live in the jungle.
CreditsPencils: Alex Blum [as Alex Boon] | Inks: Alex Blum [as Alex Boon]
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Kaänga (introduction and origin); Ann Mason (introduction and origin); Prof. Mason (death; Ann's father)(introduction, death); Bill Blacton (villain, introduction, death); Slattery
NotesThe diaeresis (the two dots over the letter "a") in Kaänga's name are not placed consistently between the story and the cover. Kaänga appeared previously in Fiction House's JUNGLE STORIES pulp; The story title is taken from the cover blurb. first line: "Kaänga, mysterious white man of the jungle, is..."
Comic Story"In a ruined city deep in the jungle..." (6 pages)
SynopsisThe White Panther is dispatched by his father to help Dr. White recover curative gems and to protect the Whites from Zaroff, an unethical competitor.
FeaturingWhite Panther
CreditsPencils: Taylor Martin (signed) | Inks: Taylor Martin (signed)
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: The White Panther (introduction and origin); White Panther's father (introduction); Dr. White (introduction); Dr. White's daughter (introduction); Prof. Zaroff (villain, introduction, death)
NotesSigned by "Taylor Martin" and since several of the artists involved did sign their names to their features in this first issue, we'll guess Martin.
Comic StoryThe Slave Raiders (8 pages)
SynopsisIn return for rescuing a witch doctor, Tabu is given a "six sense" and amazing powers which he uses to combat evil and injustice in the jungle. He tracks and defeats a group of slave raiders, terrorizing them with his powers and attacks by obedient animals, finally transforming himself into a "tree-vine" and crushing them to death.
FeaturingTabu, Wizard of the Jungle
CreditsScript: Fletcher Hanks [as Henry Fletcher] (signed) | Pencils: Fletcher Hanks [as Henry Fletcher] (signed) | Inks: Fletcher Hanks [as Henry Fletcher] (signed) | Letters: Fletcher Hanks
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Tabu (introduction and origin); witch doctor (introduction); a band of slavers (villains, introduction, death)
NotesSpelled "Taboo" on cover. Story title taken from cover. first line: "Deep in the heart of the jungle reigns a man with a sixth sense..."
Comic StoryQueen of the Lost Empire (8 pages)
SynopsisExplorer Jon Dale discovers a lost city in the jungle, ruled by Queen Camilla. Daily human sacrifices are necessary for Camilla and her people to retain their immortality. Jon stops the sacrifice of a captured scientist's daughter and the people of the city, including Camilla, perish.
CreditsPencils: C. A. Winter | Inks: C. A. Winter
ContentCharacters: Camilla (introduction and origin); Jon Dale (introduction); Dr. Birch (introduction); Ruth Birch (introduction); Omar (tiger)
NotesThe story title is taken from the cover blurb. first line: "The young scientist, Jon Dale, seeks a lost civilization in Africa..." This story is re-worked and re-told in the next issue.
Comic Story"Deep in the African jungles, overlooking the headwaters of the river used by the slave trade..." (6 pages)
SynopsisTerry and his lancers are assigned to a fort, deep in the jungle, and are charged with interrupting the slave trade.
FeaturingCaptain Terry Thunder of the Congo Lancers
CreditsPencils: Arthur Peddy | Inks: Arthur Peddy
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Captain Terry Thunder (introduction and origin); the Congo Lancers (introduction and origin)[Kerrigan; Doyle; Red]; a band of slavers (introduction, villain)
Comic Story"Wambi, jungle boy, the mysterious denizen of the jungle tree-tops..." (7 pages)
SynopsisGunrunners sell guns to the natives in Wambi's jungle, which they then use to steal gold from local prospectors. Wambi reports the crimes to the local constabulary who defeat the natives.
CreditsPencils: Henry Kiefer | Inks: Henry Kiefer
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Wambi (introduction); Ricco (introduction, villain); Sven (introduction, villain); Tawn (elephant); Kimba (leopard); Balu (leopard)
Comic Story"A wealthy Englishman enters a bar-room in Capetown." (6 pages)
SynopsisCog bails out petty criminals Buck, Rex, and Slim to use as overseers of his safari. Cog drives the natives too hard and they rebel. His new overseers manage to rescue him and his daughter.
FeaturingWhite Hunters of the African Safari
CreditsPencils: George Wilson (signed) | Inks: George Wilson (signed)
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Buck (introduction); Rex (introduction); Slim (introduction); Mr. Cog; Mr. Cog's daughter; Ralph
NotesThis is signed George Wilson, so we're inclined to use that as our guess. It's such amaterish stuff that almost anybody could have done it.
Comic Story"This is the story of Simba, king of..." (6 pages)
SynopsisAging Simba saves the life of his rival, Slita and then barely manages to prevent being usurped by the younger Slita. Simba concedes his pride Slita and departs.
FeaturingSimba, King of the Beasts
CreditsPencils: William M. Allison (signed) | Inks: William M. Allison (signed)
ContentGenre: Animal; Jungle | Characters: Simba (lion)(introduction); Slita (lion)(death)
Comic StoryDrums of the Leopard Men (6 pages)
SynopsisSafari guide Buck Barton infiltrates a leopard cult to rescue his client.
CreditsPencils: Dick Briefer | Inks: Dick Briefer | Letters: Dick Briefer?
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Buck Barton (introduction); Marc Vandell (introduction); The Leopard Men (introduction, villains); Zan Markov (introduction, villain, death); Kito
SynopsisAn advertisement for Johnson Smith & Co. novelties.
CreditsLetters: typeset
Notesinside back cover
Publisher advertisement"3 more comic magazines that you'll enjoy like a million --" (1 page)
SynopsisAn in-house promotional advertisement for Fight Comics, Planet Comics, and Jumbo Comics.
Notesback cover
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