(May 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 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

The King Ape Feeds at Dawn (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:
gorillas

The King Ape Feeds at Dawn (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:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Ngeeso; Bwiqa; Barudas (African tribe); Gozae; Daowgi; Devil Men (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Kaänga, Ann, Ngeeso, and his people travel to Lake Regina to fish. When they arrive, they are beset by tribe of gorilla worshipers.
Keywords:
elephant stampedes; elephants; gorilla worship; gorillas; green mamba; Lake Regina; nuhana fish; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Africa's dreaded devil men decree death for all who defy the sacred waters of their monstrous diety." [sic]

["War casts its hated shadows on the jungle's most peaceful depths..."] (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:
Simba; Kurt Todtmann
Synopsis:
A German army deserter finds his way into Simba's territory and begins to kill animals for the mad love of killing.
Keywords:
German Wehrmacht; monkeys; Nazis; World War II

["A fiendish monster, a trader in human lives for gleaming gems, finds Tabu the jungle wizard daring to oppose him..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu
Synopsis:
A white diamond hunter, disguised as a witch doctor kidnaps a native boy and forces him to dive in the river for diamonds.
Keywords:
diamonds; disguises; hippopotamus hides; leopards; rowboats

["Blistering heat scalds dry the scarce and shallow watering holes of the jungle..."] (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; Ogg
Synopsis:
The hyena frames Wambi for the murder of a deer and the jungle animals all shun Wambi for violating the jungle law.
Keywords:
baboons; drought; hornets; hyenas; pythons

["Fantomah and Horus stroll through Khefra's picturesque bazaars..."] (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:
Fantomah; Horus; Hedjaz; Fury
Synopsis:
Hedjaz the fakir attempts to undermine the people of Khefra's faith in Fantomah by destroying buildings and causing rivers to flood.
Keywords:
bondage; fakirs; knife throwing; maps; market places; picks; Tower of Bal

The Living Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["North of the Congo jungles lies Africa's sirocco swept sands..."] (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:
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent; Koba; Amebaa
Synopsis:
A group of Arab horse thieves murder an honest horse trader and make a deal with the Nazis for the horses. Terry and the lancers attack the Arabs and force them to surrender the horses to the trader's grandson.
Keywords:
horses; Nazis; poisoning; World War II

Indexer Notes

Possible continued Stahl art, but more likely Webb instilling some stylistic continuity.

["Gifts of gaudy trinkets mesmerize simple jungle natives..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Nick Cardy (pp. 1-3); ? (pp. 4-10)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Zeegos (African tribe); Mina; Honest John; Talgo; Limey; Barney
Synopsis:
Con man Honest John convinces the Zeego men that he is their best friend as he and his confederates plan to steal the tribes diamonds. The women of the tribe, however, are rallied by Camilla and save the day.
Keywords:
bondage; diamonds; dogs; horns; human skeletons; lions; mandrills; staked out over an ant hill; stereotyping of African natives; swimming; totem poles; water buffalo

Indexer Notes

The not-penciled-by-Cardy pages were done in a rougher hand and the inks show indications of multiple inkers.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The King Ape Feeds at Dawn
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The King Ape Feeds at Dawn
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["War casts its hated shadows on the jungle's most peaceful depths..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["A fiendish monster, a trader in human lives for gleaming gems, finds Tabu the jungle wizard daring to oppose him..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Blistering heat scalds dry the scarce and shallow watering holes of the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["Fantomah and Horus stroll through Khefra's picturesque bazaars..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  7. 6. The Living Death
  8. 7. ["North of the Congo jungles lies Africa's sirocco swept sands..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["Gifts of gaudy trinkets mesmerize simple jungle natives..."]
    Camilla
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.