(June 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
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

Master of the Moon-Beasts (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich; Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich; Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; human skulls; leopards; whips

Indexer Notes

The cover is a signed Zolnerowich image reprinted from the cover of Jungle Comics #18 with Kaänga's head redrawn by Moreira and Zolnerowich's signature removed.

Master of the Moon-Beasts (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell] (credited)
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; N'geeso; Ann Mason; Adouba; Taluva; Zeti; Jaeckel
Synopsis:
A rhinoceros stampede leads Kaänga to a moon worshiping cult in the Mountains of the Moon. Ann is kidnapped by the white man who manipulates the natives cult. He intends to substitute her for his daughter, whom the natives believe to be the goddess, Tluva, kill her, and then revive her by replacing Ann's body with the live Taluva. Taluva is not made aware of the scheme and takes Ann's place before the execution and is killed by her father.
Keywords:
bondage; branding; concealed nudity; disguises; jewelry; moon goddesses; moon worship; Mountains of the Moon; rhinoceroses; sedan chairs; swimming; the Moon Gem; whips; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Terror seethes over the grim walls of a jungle temple..."

Frank Riddell is a by-line used at Fiction House.

Traditionally the inks have been credited to Moreira, but according to Robert Barrett, Reed Crandall indicated to him that these were his own inks.

Crandall art credits confirmed in Alter Ego #129 (November, 2014) by Alberto Bacattini.

["A small child toddles away from his mother, and before anyone is aware of it, he thrashes about, drowning in the river!"] (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
Synopsis:
Simba saves a chief's son from drowning and then protects the village from thieving baboons.
Keywords:
baboons; crocodiles; tiger traps

["The woman was young and beautiful and cruel..."] (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; Tawn; Ogg; Maya; Akmar
Synopsis:
Wambi and his jungle friends drive a cruel prince's hunting caravan from the jungle.
Keywords:
Baroka (Indian kingdom); deer; hippopotamus; howdahs; hyenas; monkeys; tigers

["A courageous explorer, Hakoan, returns to Khefra with tales of an amazing new land beyond the hills..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Hakoan; Fantomah; Fury; Sheb
Synopsis:
Khefra claims new land and battles cannibals and pirates to keep it.
Keywords:
cannibals; maps; pirates; poison; stereotyping of African natives

The Madman's Ape (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Buck Stanley]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["In the native settlement of Baou, a village bordering on Captain Thunder's fortress..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Raina; Anderson the Arab
Synopsis:
Nazis persuade an African village to store fuel for them. Terry and the lancers capture the Germans.
Keywords:
Baou (African village) bondage; burning at the stake; forest fire; German Wehrmacht; horses; kerosene; stereotyping of African natives; swastikas; V for victory; World War II

["Death in a thousand forms lurks behind every twist and turn of the dark jungle trails..."] (Table of Contents)

Camillla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Art Saaf
Inks:
Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Ellen DaCosta; Trader Davis; DaCosta; Zugos (African tribe); John
Synopsis:
An animal trapper named DaCosta takes the contract that has been issued on Camilla's life by those trying to steal her inheritance. He and his partner are killed when they create an animal stampede at Trader Davis's.
Keywords:
stereotyping of African natives; waterfalls
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Master of the Moon-Beasts
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Master of the Moon-Beasts
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A small child toddles away from his mother, and before anyone is aware of it, he thrashes about, drowning in the river!"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The woman was young and beautiful and cruel..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. ["A courageous explorer, Hakoan, returns to Khefra with tales of an amazing new land beyond the hills..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  6. 5. The Madman's Ape
  7. 6. ["In the native settlement of Baou, a village bordering on Captain Thunder's fortress..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["Death in a thousand forms lurks behind every twist and turn of the dark jungle trails..."]
    Camillla
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • 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.