(October 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 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

Bait for the Spotted Fury (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

Bait for the Spotted Fury (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; The "White Giant" (introduction, villain, death); Ann Mason; Ngeeso; Jimwa
Synopsis:
A white trader convinces a tribe to make sacrifice to the idol of Tozak.
Keywords:
baboons; horses; human sacrifice; idols; leopard hides; machine guns; statue of Tozak; stereotyping of African natives; yuccas

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Behind the horror of human sacrifice lay a madman's secret enterprise..."

The art appears to be a Zolnerowich pastiche, rather than actually drawn by him.

["Thut-a-mose, king of the lower river, sends his ambassador to ask a boon of Fantomah..."] (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:
Fantomah; Hassim (villain, death); Horus; Fury (leopard)
Synopsis:
Bedouin bandits threaten Fantomah's gold shipments to her allies.
Keywords:
bondage; Ghaz (ancient Egyptian city); gold; horses; stereotyping of Arabs; torture

["Terror reigns in Tabu's jungleland when a mad outcast follows the bloody trail of a ten ton juggernaut..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils:
Saul Rosen
Inks:
Saul Rosen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Mukil [Bwala] (introduction, villain, death); Prof. Norton (introduction); Myra Norton (introduction); Paul Norton (introduction); V'nogas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Tabu prevents Mukil from seizing the throne of the V'nogas and secures some ivory for the bankrupt Nortons.
Keywords:
bondage; cobras; ivory

Black Ghost of Sudan (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Buck Stanley]
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Boys will be boys and girls will be girls..."] (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:
Terry Thunder; Pasha Albi (introduction); Pasha's daughter (introduction); Allaben (introduction); Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis:
The pasha attempts to reclaim the land on which the fort was built.
Keywords:
sandstorms

["A mysterious secret brings death and terror into the hearts of peaceful natives..."] (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:
Wambi; Yola (introduction); Kuminus (African tribe); Tawn; Ogg; Sana (lion); Oku
Synopsis:
Wambi and his animal friends venture into a haunted valley to get medicinal herbs for the Kuminu tribe.
Keywords:
caves; fevers; human skeletons; medicinal herbs; statues of Buddha; swords; torture

["Having nothing better to do one day, Boko explores a remote section of the jungle."] (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:
Simba; a voodoo priestess (introduction, villain); Boko
Synopsis:
Exploring a cave behind a waterfall, Boko is taken captive by hippopotamus-worshiping cannibals and is eventually rescued by Simba who kills the hippopotamus god.
Keywords:
cannibalism; caves; hippopotamus worship; stereotyping of African natives; waterfalls

["Deep in the jungle, Camilla nurses an injured monkey."] (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:
Camilla; Jean Thomas (introduction); Peter Cummings (introduction); a lion cult (introduction, villain); Davis
Synopsis:
Jean Thomas comes to the jungle to find her fiance, Peter Cummings. Camilla helps her in her search. The two are captured by a tribe that attempts to sacrifice them to a lion god. A gorilla appears and aids them and is then revealed to be the amnesiac Peter wearing an ape suit. His memory restored, he and Jean return to America.
Keywords:
amnesia; crocodiles; disguise; gorillas; stereotyping of African natives