(January 1943)

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

Scaly Sentinel of Taboo Swamp (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:
dinosaurs

Scaly Sentinel of Taboo Swamp (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
George Tuska (signed)
Inks:
George Tuska (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Doris Mason; Dr. Sheldon Brayne (introduction); Cutroni (introduction, villain, death); Mungo Joe (introduction, villain, death); Lpoma (introduction, villain, death); Hymie Goran (introduction, villain, death); a Lascar (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Ngeeso; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis:
A gang of criminals believe that a scientist can lead them to a giant, solid gold statue. Kaänga pursues them into the Voodoo Swamp where they all learn that the idol is a living dinosaur.
Keywords:
Baltimore; Boma (African city); dinosaurs; hotels; machine gun; signal drums; treasure maps; Voodoo Swamp

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Shrouded in darkest mystery the American naturalist, Dr. Brayne, brings a strange carving back to Africa..."

["Fantomah's court scribe, going over newly discovered manuscripts, stops short in surprise."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
a rajah (introduction, villain, death); a scribe (introduction, villain, death); Fantomah; Horus; Fury
Synopsis:
An Indian rajah comes to Khefra in order to steal the ancient Black Diamonds of Kaa.
Keywords:
Black Diamonds of Kaa; bondage; caves; Mount of Revenge; sedan chairs; tigers; treasure chests

["Deep in the jungle, Tabu scrutinizes a native village."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Steve (introduction, villain, death); Jean (introduction); Joe (introduction); a tribe of mute men (introduction); tribe's queen (introduction); Tabu
Synopsis:
Ivory hunters penetrate deep into Tabu's jungle where they encounter a tribe of mute men who kidnap Steve, the safari leader. Tabu learns that Steve had visited the tribe many years before and, after killing their king, had ordered the men's tongues cut out. The king's daughter has her revenge of Steve, with Tabu's approval.
Keywords:
beheadings; ivory; muteness; tattoos; whips

Blood Moon over Bandiagara (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Tom Russell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Oh happy day!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
two counterfeiters (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis:
Counterfeiters swindle Andy but lose their counterfeiting plates in the process.
Keywords:
automobiles; currency; currency counterfeiting; locomotives; lovers' hearts; music; printing presses; singing

["Strange are the jungle gods which are worshipped by native tribesmen..."] (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:
Ahab (introduction); a rajah (introduction); Princess Lalla (introduction); Wambi; Ogg; Tawn
Synopsis:
An unscrupulous Arab convinces a native village that a new lava formation is a god and orders them to bring him treasure.
Keywords:
idols; leopards; stereotyping of Arabs; volcanos

["A wild bull elephant runs berserk in the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba
Synopsis:
A rogue bull elephant makes trouble for the elephant herd before he is driven away by Simba and a monkey.
Keywords:
elephants; monkeys

["At the trading post deep in the jungle, Camilla chats with her friend, Trader Davis."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Trader Davis; a leopard cult (introduction, villains); Camilla
Synopsis:
In order to prevent a leopard cult from driving a tribe off their land, Camilla must select a jungle animal to battle a leopard. She chooses a water buffalo and the buffalo is triumphant.
Keywords:
bondage; elephants; funerary customs; leopard cults; leopards; water buffalo
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Scaly Sentinel of Taboo Swamp
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Scaly Sentinel of Taboo Swamp
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Fantomah's court scribe, going over newly discovered manuscripts, stops short in surprise."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  4. 3. ["Deep in the jungle, Tabu scrutinizes a native village."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. Blood Moon over Bandiagara
  6. 5. ["Oh happy day!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["Strange are the jungle gods which are worshipped by native tribesmen..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["A wild bull elephant runs berserk in the jungle..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  9. 8. ["At the trading post deep in the jungle, Camilla chats with her friend, Trader Davis."]
    Camilla
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