(July 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
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Land of Shrunken Skulls (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
Keywords:
stereotyping of African natives

Land of Shrunken Skulls (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich ?; ?
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich ?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sinya (introduction, villain); Ubuji (introduction, villain); a witch doctor (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Ngeeso; Mr. Auker; Dwolo; Caesar (leopard); Leo (leopard); Topaz (leopard)
Synopsis:
Kaänga and Ann must rescue Ngeeso from a tribe of headhunters, led by a white woman with trained leopards.
Keywords:
headhunters; stereotyping of African natives; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "With the fury of a savage beast, the white lord of the jungle struggles against mysterious and deadly foes..."

It's likely that there is actually very little real Zolnerowich art here. This has all the earmarks of a pastiche with swipes and tracings pieced together from earlier Zolnerowich strips.

Spoils for the Congo Amazons (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Jebba (introduction, villain); Fantomah; Horus; Mazaans (white African tribe); Fury (leopard)
Synopsis:
Fantomah defeats the leader of the Mazaans in single combat.

["Across the veldt a white woman and her guide flee in terror..."] (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:
a governor (introduction, villain, death); Julie Sands (introduction); Swalis (African tribe); Mobuttos (African tribe)
Synopsis:
A corrupt governor attempts to start a war between two jungle tribes in order to make their land available for lease.
Keywords:
bondage; hemp; horses; Indian rope trick; smoke signals; stereotyping of African natives

["Patrick Panda went out to play on a bright moonlit jungle May."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Synopsis:
An illustrated poem about a bear's search for honey.
Keywords:
bears; bees; honey; sloths

Lion Country Renegade (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Sheridan Gray]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Now what?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Abdul Hadda (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis:
Andy develops an anti-aircraft weapon but in its demonstration, manages to insult Abdul Hadda, local Arab leader. The Arabs attack the fort and take Terry captive, leaving his rescue for the rest of the gang with the new weapon.
Keywords:
anti-aircraft guns; bondage; burning at the stake; jeeps; World War II

["Surrounded by the weird clamor of a bewitched jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Captain Stark (introduction); Kali (introduction, villain); Wambi; Babu (baboon); Tawn; Ogg; Hupis (African tribe); Maggo (parrot); Lia (lion); Bo (wild dog)
Synopsis:
After secretly looting the Temple of Jamu, witch doctor Kali exhorts his tribe to drive white men from the jungle.
Keywords:
bondage; jewels; Temple of Jamu; treasure chests; waterfalls

["One day as Simba and the boy Boko cross the veldt..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
Al Walker
Inks:
Al Walker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Boko; Hassan (introduction, villain, death); N'Dongo (villain); Simba; Akunas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
N'Dongo tells Hassan of his theory that Boko is the lost Yoruban prince. Hassan attempts to capture the boy but is driven away by Simba.
Keywords:
Afghan hounds; arm-band of Kpo; dogs; gorillas; horses; hunting cheetahs; ostriches

["Camilla's vow to a dead man hurls her in the path of renegade greed..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Nick Cardy [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Inks:
Nick Cardy [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Jake (introduction, villain, death); the Black Cobra Tribe (introduction, villains); Ben Austin; Camilla; Black Cobra priest
Synopsis:
Camilla and Ben help the Black Cobra tribe protect their treasure from renegades.
Keywords:
cobras; stereotyping of African natives
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Land of Shrunken Skulls
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Land of Shrunken Skulls
    Kaänga
  3. 2. Spoils for the Congo Amazons
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  4. 3. ["Across the veldt a white woman and her guide flee in terror..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. ["Patrick Panda went out to play on a bright moonlit jungle May."]
    Jungle Jingles
  6. 5. Lion Country Renegade
  7. 6. ["Now what?"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["Surrounded by the weird clamor of a bewitched jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. ["One day as Simba and the boy Boko cross the veldt..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  10. 9. ["Camilla's vow to a dead man hurls her in the path of renegade greed..."]
    Camilla
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