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Jungle Comics
PublisherFiction House | Date: | Lang: English
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PublicationMay 1940 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 68 | Frequency: Every month | Editing: Malcolm Reiss (Editor); William E. Eisner (Art Director); S. M. Iger (Feature Editor)
NotesOn sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 449460.
CoverEmpire of the Ape Men
CreditsPencils: Will Eisner | Inks: Will Eisner | Letters: typeset
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Kaänga
NotesWhile the text suggests that this cover depicts a scene from a story in the comics, there is no such story here.
Publisher advertisement"$50.00 given away free" (1 page)
SynopsisAn in-house promotional advertisement offering cash prizes for fan letters written to Fiction House.
CreditsLetters: typeset
Notesinside front cover
Comic Story"Once again, the arch enemy of Kaänga strikes." (10 pages)
SynopsisAnn and Cheeba help Kaänga escape after he is captured by Broot. Kaänga then uses the animals of the jungle to chase away Broot's army.
CreditsScript:? [as Red Bradey] | Pencils: George Tuska | Inks: George Tuska
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Kaänga; Sam Broot (villain); Ann Mason; Cheeba (leopard)
NotesSam Broot is miscolored as a Caucasian.
Comic Story"Deep in the jungle stands a group of giant ant hills, home of the poisonous red ants --" (5 pages)
SynopsisAfter the Red Panther rescues a safari from poisonous ants, the Ant Woman vows revenge on the Panther and the safari leaders. However, their capture, the Panther turns the tables on the Ant Woman and she is killed by her own ants.
FeaturingThe Red Panther
CreditsScript:? [as Taylor Martin] | Pencils: Arthur Peddy?
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: The Red Panther; The Ant Woman (introduction, villain, death)
NotesThe previous indexer doubts that this is Peddy's artwork.
Comic Story"The screams of a caged leopard resounds throughout the jungle,..." [sic] (7.75 pages)
SynopsisThe leopard cultist Zsingos kidnap the children of the Jibus to sacrifice to their gods. The children are rescued by Tabu after he uses his own magic to overcome the magic traps set for him by the Zsingos.
FeaturingTabu, Wizard of the Jungle
CreditsScript:? [as Robert Lewis] | Pencils: George Carl Wilhelms? | Inks: George Carl Wilhelms?
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Tabu; The Zsingos (African tribe)(introduction, villains, death); Jibus (African tribe)
Comic StoryStrange Case of Ezra Ark: Case 3: File 1: Clue 2
SynopsisIn this installment of the Fiction House serialized mystery of the month, Ark's nephew threatens to kill him.
CreditsPencils: Bob Powell?
ContentGenre: Detective-mystery | Characters: Ark
Comic Story"Restoring the eternal fountain of youth, Camilla rules her lost empire in pefect peace and harmony..." (6 pages)
SynopsisCamilla thwarts the Viking king Lief Thorgson through superior magic. After Thorgson's death at Camilla's hand, his men agree to follow her.
CreditsScript:? [as Tad Carter] | Pencils: Bob Powell | Inks: Bob Powell;?
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Camilla; Lief Thorgson (introduction, villain, death); Count Knuten (introduction, villain); Count Knuten's cousin (introduction, villain)
Text StoryDeath of the Laughing Terror (2 pages)
CreditsScript:? [as Lin Davies] | Letters: typeset
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Ran-Tog
Comic Story"The masked arrows, a band of thieving natives attack Captain Thunder's fort..." (7 pages)
SynopsisThe Masked Arrows capture the fort and Terry must get assistance from the local tribes to re-take it.
FeaturingCaptain Terry Thunder
CreditsPencils: Bill Bossert | Inks: Bill Bossert?; Leonard Frank?
ContentGenre: Adventure; Jungle | Characters: Captain Terry Thunder; The Masked Arrows (introduction, villains, death); Astbis (African tribes)
Comic Story"We'll find plenty of tuskers in there..." (7 pages)
SynopsisWambi and his animal friends rescue a herd of elephants from an ivory hunter and then destroy him and his steamboat with his own dynamite.
FeaturingWambi, The Jungle Boy
CreditsScript:? [as Roy L. Smith] | Pencils: Henry Kiefer | Inks: Henry Kiefer?;?
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Wambi; Wolf Lawsen (introduction, villain, death); Raga (crocodile); Nostro (hippopotomus); Ogg (ape); Tawn (elephant); Bimi (badger)
Comic Story"Angered savage tribes, whipped to fierce action by the cruelty of African slavers..." (6 pages)
SynopsisRoy helps members of the Kubutti escape from slavers.
FeaturingRoy Lance
CreditsScript:? [as Harold Morley]
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Roy Lance; Kubuttis (African tribe)
Comic Story"Simba approaches the water hole to slake his thirst." (5 pages)
SynopsisUnscrupulous hunters poison the water hole and take the Masons captive. Simba rescues the Masons, who then detoxify the water hole.
FeaturingSimba, King of the Beasts
CreditsPencils: William M. Allison | Inks: William M. Allison
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Simba; John Mason; Dick Mason
Comic Story"Fantomah, propelling herself on powerfully developed thought waves; glides swiftly over the silent jungle." (7 pages)
SynopsisDiscovering the eggs of giant reptiles on a fallen asteroid, Mundoor raises the reptiles in an attempt to take over the world. Fantomah uses her astounding powers to break Mundoor's hypnotic control over the reptiles and sends Mundoor, the reptiles, and the asteroid into deep space.
CreditsScript: Fletcher Hanks [as Barclay Flagg] (signed) | Pencils: Fletcher Hanks [as Barclay Flagg] (signed) | Inks: Fletcher Hanks [as Barclay Flagg] (signed) | Letters: Fletcher Hanks
ContentGenre: Jungle | Characters: Fantomah; Mundoor (introduction, villain)
Cartoon"You're lucky -- my doctor says I can only eat lean meat!"
FeaturingJungle Roars
CreditsScript:? [as Lore]
ContentGenre: Humor
Notes1 panel cartoon
Cartoon"This parrots from the jungle, he can do everything but talk"
FeaturingJungle Roar
CreditsScript:? [as Lore]
ContentGenre: Humor
Notes1 panel cartoon
Comic StoryA Jungle Tale
SynopsisA monkey with a magnifying glass puts the professor on the hot seat.
FeaturingProf. Dunk
CreditsPencils: Will Eisner? [as Heck?] | Inks: Will Eisner? [as Heck?]
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Professor Dunk
Notesmime strip Tony Rose doubts the art is Eisner's but can see the resemblance between the signature and Eisner's traditional signature.
Publisher advertisement"Have you read these magazines?" (1 page)
SynopsisAn in-house promotional advertisement for Jumbo Comics, Fight Comics, and Planet Comics
CreditsLetters: typeset
Notesinside back cover
Advertisement"Money and big prizes" (1 page)
SynopsisAn advertisement from the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, seeking magazine subscription sellers, offering prizes and cash as inducements.
CreditsLetters: typeset
Notesback cover
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