(February 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen Kel Publishing 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

Duel of the Congo Destoryers (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:
quicksand

Duel of the Congo Destroyers (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Johannes Volmer (introduction); Julie Volmer (introduction); Ted (introduction); Hendrik (introduction, villain, death); Jalmud (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Ngeeso; K'lua; K'bona (elephant)
Synopsis:
Kaanga protects a trading party from Senegalese raiders.
Keywords:
cobras; horses; Kwati (African village); rhinoceroses; waterfalls; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The jungle trail to Kwati is blazed with blood..."

["Fantomah could be very happy enjoying the antics of her funny little trained monkey..."] (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:
Sheri (introduction, villain); Fantomah; Horus; Fury
Synopsis:
Sheri, an Arab, convinces a group of Ethiopians that she is the rightful queen of Khefra and they aid her in an effort to overthrow Fantomah.
Keywords:
animal sacrifice; dancing; flutes; monkeys; music; pythons; sarcophagi; stereotyping of African natives; Tomb of Rexor; whips

["From the gloom of the jungle night..."] (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; Akmed; Ali; Ungogos (African tribe); N'mala; Ben Hamid
Synopsis:
Ben Hamid's Arabs kidnap a girl in order to trade her to cannibals for platinum. Tabu comes to her rescue.
Keywords:
bondage; cannibals; driver ants; horses; human skulls; leopards; medicinal herbs; platinum; stereotyping of Arabs

Witch Doctor's Juju Trap (Table of Contents)

text story / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Trevor McLane]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Dated 9/29/1942.

["The Allied stronghold in far-off Egypt stands like an impassable barrier before the attacking enemy forces..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tula (introduction, villain); Abis (introduction, villain); Bato (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis:
Terry and Andy are captured in Alexandria by Nazi agents. They manage to escape and, with Kismet and Vincent's help, sink a German submarine.
Keywords:
Alexandria; bondage; British Royal Navy; Egypt; German Kriegsmarine; submarines; swastikas; torture; u-boats; whips; World War II

["Jungle tomtoms beat...beat...a symphony of death!!"] (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:
a masked priest (introduction, villain); Lucy Gaynor (introduction); Charles Gaynor (introduction); Wambi; Ogg; Janguas (African tribe); Tawn; Lea (lion)
Synopsis:
Wambi and his jungle friends rescue a missionary's daughter from being sacrificed by a priest seeking revenge against her father.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; colonial police; crocodiles; hippopotamuses; human sacrifice; idols; missionaries; paddle wheel steamboat; saddle zebras; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

["Simba purrs contentedly as a flying squirrel leaps past him..."] (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:
Simba attempts to warn a white animal collector and his daughter of their impending betrayal by their safari.
Keywords:
blow guns; flying squirrels; poison darts

Greed! (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; Sam Redbeard (introduction, villain, death); Redbeard's sister (introduction); Camilla; Zugos (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Angered by business reversals, Sam vows to steal the sacred jewels of the Zugos. He is killed by a booby-trapped idol.
Keywords:
caves; crocodiles; idols; jewels; leopards; lockets; photographs; pythons; vampire bats; Zugo Diamond
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Duel of the Congo Destoryers
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Duel of the Congo Destroyers
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Fantomah could be very happy enjoying the antics of her funny little trained monkey..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  4. 3. ["From the gloom of the jungle night..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. Witch Doctor's Juju Trap
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. ["The Allied stronghold in far-off Egypt stands like an impassable barrier before the attacking enemy forces..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["Jungle tomtoms beat...beat...a symphony of death!!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. ["Simba purrs contentedly as a flying squirrel leaps past him..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  10. 9. Greed!
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.