(March 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:
John C. Mitchell
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Land of Laughing Bones (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:
bondage; burning at the stake; lions; stereotyping of African natives

Land of Laughing Bones (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Saul Rosen
Inks:
Saul Rosen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Pomgo the Lion Man; Zanzibar Sue; Benwazi; Clarke; Tiki; Ubona; Bantus (African tribe); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Topaz (lion); Ajuba; Leo (lion)
Synopsis:
Two criminals retrace their steps to find a sack of diamonds they cached, but they run afoul of Kaänga.
Keywords:
balls and chains; bondage; burning at the stake; diamonds; giants; gnus; gorillas; hangings; jails; Juju Mountain; scaffolds; signal drums

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The moon casts an eerie glow over west Africa..."

["Vicious beasts stalk one another...and their prey..."] (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; Fantomah; Horus; Fury
Synopsis:
Sheri's Arabs lay siege to Kherfra.
Keywords:
bondage; leopards; stereotyping of Arabs

["There is a spirit in the jungle...kill or be killed..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Andrew van Druck; Evelyn van Druck
Synopsis:
A hunter is indiscriminately shooting at animals and insults Tabu. Tabu summons jungle animals who kill the hunter.
Keywords:
bondage; gorillas; lions; rhinoceroses

["Into the far reaches of Wambi's jungle home, a greedy hand stretches covetous fingers grasping for wealth..."] (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; Lia (leopard); Ogg; Doctor Wilson; Helen Wilson; Jim Travis; Tawn; Shirkar (tiger)
Synopsis:
Wambi stops a hunting safari from killing in his jungle. The safari guide steals jewels from the eyes of a sacred idol.
Keywords:
baboons; bear traps; human skulls; idols

Claws of the Night (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ted Roscoe]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Simba comes to a jungle road in time to hear four little cubs squeal in fright..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba
Synopsis:
Simba protects four orphaned lion cubs.
Keywords:
automobiles; pythons; rhinoceroses

Indexer Notes

One third of page five is occupied by a vertical strip of advertisements.

["Zom...zom...azo...zom!"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Chaka; Jonjac (gorilla); Trader Davis; Khiva; Tuska (warthog); Vaheera (leopard)
Synopsis:
A lawyer, seeking a lost heir to a fortune, is captured by a tribe led by a white woman with the ability to drive animals mad.
Keywords:
altars; caves; Hoab's scepter; human sacrifice; hunting leopards; lions; quicksand

["Activity on the long awaited second front swings Captain Thunder and his pal Andy into the teeth of vicious spy operations."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis:
Terry and the gang prevent a German attack on a British tank column.
Keywords:
dynamite; espionage; machine guns; radio transmitter; tanks; Tumba (Arab town); World War II
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Land of Laughing Bones
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Land of Laughing Bones
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Vicious beasts stalk one another...and their prey..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  4. 3. ["There is a spirit in the jungle...kill or be killed..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Into the far reaches of Wambi's jungle home, a greedy hand stretches covetous fingers grasping for wealth..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Claws of the Night
  7. 6. ["Simba comes to a jungle road in time to hear four little cubs squeal in fright..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  8. 7. ["Zom...zom...azo...zom!"]
    Camilla
  9. 8. ["Activity on the long awaited second front swings Captain Thunder and his pal Andy into the teeth of vicious spy operations."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
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