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(August 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:
Larabie Cunningham (Editor); Gene Fawcette (Art Director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Curse of the King-Beast (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

Curse of the King-Beast (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:
The Wombos (introduction, villains); Kaänga; Ngeeso; Ann Mason; Ben Tilden
Synopsis:
The Wombos attempt to kill the sacred lion of Ngeeso's tribe. Kaänga defeats them and it is discovered that the lion has a treasure map tattooed on its flank.
Keywords:
bondage; executions; gorillas; pygmies; rhinoceros stampede; sacred lions; stereotyping of African natives; tattoos; torture; treasure maps

Indexer Notes

Title taken from cover.

first line: "When stark disaster threatens the lives and homes of his pygmy friends, Kaänga faces the savage onslaught alone..."

["Fantomah and Horus, captain of her guard, relax on her royal barge..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Jebba (villain, death); Zarn (introduction, villain, death); Horus; Fantomah; Fury (leopard); the Manzaans
Synopsis:
Jebba, queen of the Manzaans, plots to have her jester kill Fantomah and when that fails, she invites her to her castle and attempts to poison her.
Keywords:
dogs; jesters

["Treachery blazes a trail of terror into a jungle swamp where Tabu must offer to kill an innocent girl to appease the blood-lust of sinsister cult."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
The Python Men (introduction, villains, some die); Alan Caldwell (introduction); Martha Caldwell (introduction); Bwabola
Synopsis:
Python skin hunters are abducted by a python cult and must be rescued by Tabu.
Keywords:
bondage; disguises; green mamba venom; masks; python cults; python worship

Leopard Ruse (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle

["Well! If that ain't the mos' colossal noive!"] (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:
Punja (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Kismet; Vincent; Anderson the Arab
Synopsis:
A band of camel thieves, using the camels to smuggle Italian weapons into the interior for a big attack on the British, take Kismet who must be rescued by the gang.
Keywords:
camels; World War II

["The bared fangs of a maddened beast edge slowly...slowly...like enormous daggers toward the white throat!"] (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:
Leta (introduction); Ali (introduction); the Prince of Meka (introduction); The Rajah of Ruhrah (introduction, villain); Wambi; Ogg; Fang (tiger); Tawn; Gena (hartebeast)
Synopsis:
Wambi and his jungle friends help overthrow a treacherous rajah.
Keywords:
disguises; hornets; tigers

["Boko yawns and stretches after a comfortable nap on Simba's tawny side..."] (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:
a witch woman (introduction, villain, death); Boko; Simba
Synopsis:
A witch woman kidnaps Boko in order to learn the language of lions.
Keywords:
bondage; torture; whips

["Jungle fever...the sickness that poisons within..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
The White Volcano Men (introduction, villains, death); Black Cobra tribe; Ben Austin; Camilla
Synopsis:
Ben attempts to fetch herbs to heal a jungle fever but is captured by a tribe of white men living in a volcano. Camilla rides to his rescue with help from a member of the Black Cobra tribe.
Keywords:
bondage; fever; gorillas; medicinal herbs; signal drums; volcanos; whips
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Curse of the King-Beast
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Curse of the King-Beast
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Fantomah and Horus, captain of her guard, relax on her royal barge..."]
    Fantomah
  4. 3. ["Treachery blazes a trail of terror into a jungle swamp where Tabu must offer to kill an innocent girl to appease the blood-lust of sinsister cult."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. Leopard Ruse
  6. 5. ["Well! If that ain't the mos' colossal noive!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["The bared fangs of a maddened beast edge slowly...slowly...like enormous daggers toward the white throat!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["Boko yawns and stretches after a comfortable nap on Simba's tawny side..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  9. 8. ["Jungle fever...the sickness that poisons within..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.