(June 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Gene Fawcette (Art Director)
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

Claws of the Black Terror (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason

Claws of the Black Terror (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Rudy Palais
Inks:
Rudy Palais ?; Maxwell Elkan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Dr. Norris (introduction); a chieftain (introduction); a witch doctor (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Maxwell; Ngeeso; Fang (leopard)
Synopsis:
Kaänga helps a lost physician treat a chief whom the witch doctor is determined to kill.
Keywords:
bondage; burning at the stake; butterflies; butterfly collecting; fire worship; human sacrifice; moon worship; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kaänga faces weird mystery and terrible death when he comes face to face with a madman and his strange companion."

Hames Ware suggests the Maxwell Elkan inks credit.

["Fantomah and her stalwart captain of the guards leave the lost city of Khefra to make sure of the valley's defenses."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as W.B. Hovious] (credited)
Pencils:
George Appel
Inks:
George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Fantomah; Fury (a leopard); Horus (Captain of the Guards); The Mzilis (an African tribe); Ghazia (villain, Priestess of Nekbi); Koba (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Ghazia continues to plot to seize Fantomah's throne, so Fantomah calls on the vulture goddess to save her and Horus from being burned at the stake.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery (AC, 1999 series) #100 (2016) (in black and white)
Keywords:
bondage; burning at the stake; Nekhbet [Nekbi] worship; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

Story line continued next issue.

["Unknown terror stalks through the vast jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Joe Doolin (pencils p 1)(layouts pp 2-10 ?); Henry Kiefer (pencils pp 2-10)
Inks:
Henry Kiefer ?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Jojo (introduction, villain, death); Jojo's master (introduction, villain, death); Linga (introduction); the Oka chief (introduction); Wambi; Barca (bear); Ogg (ape); Leo (lion); Lita (leopard); Okas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
A mad scientist and his subhuman assistant capture young animals and a chief's young daughter for mysterious experiments.
Keywords:
hypodermic syringes

Indexer Notes

It is not clear in the story what the scientist is doing to his test subjects.

Death Songs of Malaya (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ted Roscoe]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Peter Scarlet

["Africa, land of mystery..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils:
George Carl Wilhelms
Inks:
George Carl Wilhelms
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
'Nmzani [Mobu] (introduction); Mobu's father (introduction, death); Bletcher (introduction, villain, death); Bletcher's two partners (introduction, villains, death); Tabu
Synopsis:
Tabu aids a young man in his quest for revenge against his father's killers.
Keywords:
voodoo

["Wow! At this rate we'll be movin' right inta heaven!"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Al Stahl ?
Inks:
Al Stahl ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rajah Shirkel (introduction); Fatima (introduction); Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent; Leganna; Bruno (lion)
Synopsis:
As a reward for saving the Rajah's life, he offers Andy and Terry the hospitality of his home and the company of his daughters.
Keywords:
bondage; Cairo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Webb ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the gemsbuck, the elephant, and the cobra.
Keywords:
cobras; elephants; gemsbucks

["A lone Akuna hunter peering from his concealment sees Simba and Boko..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
Pagsilang Rey Isip (signed)
Inks:
Pagsilang Rey Isip (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Boko; N'Dongo (introduction, villain); Simba; Akunas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Believing Boko to be the Yoruban prince, witch doctor N'Donga captures Simba to lure Boko to a trap. However, Boko outwits the doctor and together with Simba, escapes.
Keywords:
witch doctors

["Even the mighty storm god could not cheat the jungle justice which safeguards Camilla, its queen, from death!"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Frank Frollo ?
Inks:
Frank Frollo ?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
the "storm god" tribe (introduction, villains); Ben Austin; Camilla
Synopsis:
Seeking shelter from a terrible storm, Camilla and Ben run afoul of a storm worshiping tribe.
Keywords:
elephant stampedes; human sacrifice; lightning; storm worship; storms; white elephants
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Claws of the Black Terror
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Claws of the Black Terror
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Fantomah and her stalwart captain of the guards leave the lost city of Khefra to make sure of the valley's defenses."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  4. 3. ["Unknown terror stalks through the vast jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. Death Songs of Malaya
  6. 5. ["Africa, land of mystery..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  7. 6. ["Wow! At this rate we'll be movin' right inta heaven!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Jingles
  9. 8. ["A lone Akuna hunter peering from his concealment sees Simba and Boko..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  10. 9. ["Even the mighty storm god could not cheat the jungle justice which safeguards Camilla, its queen, from death!"]
    Camilla
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