(April 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

Killer Plague (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

Killer Plague (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:
Varez (introduction, villain, death); Garez (introduction, villain); Zomdi (introduction, villain); Zulus (introduction, villain); Zulus (African tribe); N'geeso; Ann Mason; Kaänga
Synopsis:
A white hunter has set up a rendering plant and is indiscriminately killing men and animals to feed the vat of boiling fat.
Keywords:
fat; leopards; Portuguese East Africa

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The wanton killing of men and beasts arouses the jungle lord..."

["Early morning in a sleepy African border town -- a traveling carnival parked on the town's green stirs lazily..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 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:
Kagu (ape)(introduction, villain, death); Simba
Synopsis:
Simba kills an escaped circus ape.
Keywords:
apes; circuses

["As disastrous as the ravaging of the holocaust in a blazing jungle inferno is the brewing of distrust..."] (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:
Kuda (introduction); Wambi; Ogg; Numa (lion); Maggo (macaw); Lupa (wolf); Tawn
Synopsis:
The jungle animals believe that Wambi is responsible for a forest fire that endangers them all.
Keywords:
aircraft; forest fires; pilots

The Scorpion! (Table of Contents)

Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
The Scorpion Cult of Kta (introduction, villains, death); high priest of Kta (introduction, villain, death); Fantomah; Horus; Fury
Synopsis:
The cult of the scorpion god, Kata, comes to Khefra to establish a temple.
Keywords:
scorpions

["Bedouins...Africa's craftiest, deadliest nomad tribe -- strike again..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bedouins (villains); Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis:
Terry receives word that a nearby outpost is being besieged by Bedouins and rides with his lancers to the rescue. However, it is a trap and Terry and his men are captured and then rescued by Andy and the gang.
Keywords:
horses; Kesch (a British desert outpost); machine guns; singing; stereotyping of Arabs

The Jungle Empress (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Tom O'Neill]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Deep in the jungle, strange companions march silently side by side..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Mackenzie]
Pencils:
Richard Case
Inks:
Richard Case
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Magla (introduction, villain, death); The Zugos (African tribe)(introduction); Timo (rhinoceros)
Synopsis:
A white woman with a trained rhinoceros steals the idol of the Zugos. Tabu recovers the statue and returns it.
Keywords:
blow guns; crocodile worship; elephants; idols; poison darts; pygmies; rhinoceroses; stereotyping of African natives; wild dogs

["The message a harmless note...but between its lines was doom for Queen Camilla!"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Trader Davis; Josephine Jordan (introduction); Jim Rodney (introduction); Akkua (introduction); Silkidor (introduction, villain, death); Moko (introduction, villain, death); Camilla; Obogos (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Josephine Jordan, Camilla's cousin (unknown to both Josephine and Camilla), is in the jungle with attorney Jim Rodney to try and learn the fate of Josephine's uncle, Camilla's father. She is kidnapped by a European criminal and rescued by Camilla with help from the Obongos.
Keywords:
jungle fevers; leopards; market places; Naroba (tribal town); stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

The previous indexer credited the art to Nick Cardy, but Tony Rose has strong reservations regarding that identification, 03-09-2015.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Killer Plague
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Killer Plague
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Early morning in a sleepy African border town -- a traveling carnival parked on the town's green stirs lazily..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["As disastrous as the ravaging of the holocaust in a blazing jungle inferno is the brewing of distrust..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. The Scorpion!
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  6. 5. ["Bedouins...Africa's craftiest, deadliest nomad tribe -- strike again..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. The Jungle Empress
  8. 7. ["Deep in the jungle, strange companions march silently side by side..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  9. 8. ["The message a harmless note...but between its lines was doom for Queen Camilla!"]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony Oliva
  • 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.