(July 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

The White Sheik (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason

The White Shiek (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Awassis (African tribe); Halaam; N'geeso; Mouga (giant ape)
Synopsis:
Kaänga and Ann are taken prisoner by an Arab slaver who is using his slaves to excavate an ancient Egyptian temple, hoping to find treasure. The treasure is found, but the Arab is killed by his ape guard.
Keywords:
ancient Egyptian temples; giant apes; human skeletons; Juju Mountain; slavers; stereotyping of Arabs; treasure chests; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "From the Valley of Grinning Skulls, surge cold-blooded fiends to wreak terror and disaster."

The art includes many swipes.

"One day, as Simba naps at ease, a yapping chorus wakens him..." (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Chakas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Simba is humiliated by a pack of hyenas and then trapped by native hunters. He escapes and drives the hyenas into a crocodile pool.
Keywords:
hyenas; tiger traps

["You who desire wealth and power...what torturous and crooked path will you not travel to attain your evil ends?"] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Rajah of Bendali; Shahab; Ogg; Wambi; Shirkar (tiger); Tawn; Sayaa; Sainaab
Synopsis:
The rajah's minister, Shahab, in an effort to curry the rajah's favor, falsely identifies Wambi as the rajah's long-lost son. The rajah's men make both Tawn and Ogg prisoners but when Shahab plots to kill Wambi to avoid the rajah becoming too attached, the animals escape. Wambi exposes Shahab's treachery and returns to the jungle.
Keywords:
tigers

The Jackal Jests with Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Marshall]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

Weapons for Victory (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Synopsis:
Kaänga and Ann make new spears and explain that in battle you are helpless without weapons.
Keywords:
leopards; Patriotic; war savings stamps; World War II

Indexer Notes

War stamps appeal.

["In a dim cave, dug in white rock at the edge of a vast desert..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ras Re-Hü; Fantomah; Horus; Fury
Synopsis:
Fantomah take starving hunting leopards away from their trainer and makes them her pets.
Keywords:
apes; crossbows; hunting leopards

["Endowed with a strange sixth sense, Tabu, the jungle wizard detects a mysterious evil force..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils:
Saul Rosen
Inks:
Saul Rosen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Wazi
Synopsis:
Anticipating a flood, Tabu and the chief of the lake people make preparations that save the villagers.
Keywords:
ants; bondage; flooding; lightning; rain; signal drums; storms; torture; witch doctors

["Beyond the chasm void was the smoky land where terror dwelt."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Nick Cardy [as Viscardi] (signed)
Inks:
Nick Cardy [as Viscardi] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; N'golo; Matbo; Lua; Nola; Khadni; Jocheur; Swahilis (African tribe); Pegleg; Mr. Fingers (gorilla)
Synopsis:
A white drug lord uses African slave to farm poppies. Camilla frees the slaves and burns the farm.
Keywords:
aerial trams; leopards; opium; poppy farming; taxidermy; vultures
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The White Sheik
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The White Shiek
    Kaänga
  3. 2. "One day, as Simba naps at ease, a yapping chorus wakens him..."
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["You who desire wealth and power...what torturous and crooked path will you not travel to attain your evil ends?"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. The Jackal Jests with Death
  6. 5. Weapons for Victory
    Kaänga
  7. 6. ["In a dim cave, dug in white rock at the edge of a vast desert..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  8. 7. ["Endowed with a strange sixth sense, Tabu, the jungle wizard detects a mysterious evil force..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. ["Beyond the chasm void was the smoky land where terror dwelt."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.