(August 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

Monster of the Boiling Pool (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Reprints:
Keywords:
crocodiles

Monster of the Boiling Pool (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Baboon Men; Roog
Synopsis:
After N'geeso suffers a crocodile bite, Kaänga and Ann go to the country of the Baboon Men for a medicinal moss. They learn that headhunters have targeted the Baboon Men. Kaänga tricks the headhunters into running into a hot spring where many of them drown.
Keywords:
baboons; crocodiles; disguises; headhunters; horns; hot springs; leopards; medicinal plants; pythons; treehouses

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "A strange quest into treacherous jungles finds Kaänga caught amid the fury of tribal war."

["A new name of fear whispers through the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
Robert Webb
Inks:
E. H. Hart ?; Jack Kamen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Tondar (white rhinoceros)
Synopsis:
Simba's role as king of the jungle is challenged by a white rhinoceros.
Keywords:
elephants; gorillas; rhinoceroses; water buffalo

["An old freighter docks an an African coastal town."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Melini; Mengos (African tribe); Migi
Synopsis:
Melini uses trickery to convince the Mengos that he has magic power. Tabu does a stage trick of his own and exposes Melini.
Keywords:
disguises; elephants; gorilla gods; gorillas; stage magic; stereotyping of African-Americans

Elephant's Graveyard! (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; Zingos (African tribe); Dr. Burman; Ogg
Synopsis:
Tawn, wounded by ivory hunters, makes his way to the elephants' graveyard, followed by Wambi and Dr. Burman. Dr. Burman removes the bullet from Tawn and he makes a quick recovery.
Keywords:
animal skeletons; bondage; caves; elephants' graveyard; helgrop gas; ivory; ivory hunters; jungle fever; sulphur springs; vultures; White Moon Military Post

["It is distasteful to me, but I must sentence you to life at hard labor at clay banks."] (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:
Fantomah; Horus; Fury; Lupa (leopard)
Synopsis:
A convict's wife, devastated by his life sentence, leads a slave revolt against Fantomah.
Keywords:
boars; hunting leopards; slaves; Tomb of Amun-el-bob

Lion Bait (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Buck Stanley]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Remote, mysterious, and uncivilized as the jungle may be..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita
Inks:
Rafael Astarita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent; Jacques; Schlang
Synopsis:
Terry and the gang free a Free French jungle outpost from the Nazis.
Keywords:
automobiles; Bayo Jungle; executions; firing squads; Free French; Nazis; sandstorms; World War II

["Beneath the Broadway bright lights a devil's plot was hatched..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Marcia Blake; Joel Webb; Trader Davis; Toma; Fin; Steven Dane; Camilla Jordan Dane
Synopsis:
A con man plans a trip to Africa; on his return he planned to present an actress as the long lost daughter of Steven and Camilla Jordan Dane so that she could "inherit" the Jordan fortune. But the plot runs afoul of Camilla, who remains ignorant of her origins.
Keywords:
elephants; Gladeport (African city); gorillas; lions; rhinoceroses; telegrams; whips; Zulu Star (ship)

Indexer Notes

The Saaf credit is from Hames Ware.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Monster of the Boiling Pool
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Monster of the Boiling Pool
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["A new name of fear whispers through the jungle..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["An old freighter docks an an African coastal town."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. Elephant's Graveyard!
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["It is distasteful to me, but I must sentence you to life at hard labor at clay banks."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  7. 6. Lion Bait
  8. 7. ["Remote, mysterious, and uncivilized as the jungle may be..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["Beneath the Broadway bright lights a devil's plot was hatched..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • 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.