(September 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 Bone-Grinders of B' Zambi (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rafael Astarita
Inks:
Rafael Astarita
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bondage; torture

Who is Commando Ranger? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Terror stalks the damp green jungles!"] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira ? (pp 1-5); Rafael Astarita (pp 6-12)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
The Baroness (white ruler of natives); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Wah Fang; Voogai; Zambis (African tribe); Cairo Joe; Dr. Leeds; T'moula; Bamtos (African tribe); N'zogu; Blodda
Synopsis:
The Baroness, the white ruler of a band of native outlaws is dying from drug use. Cairo Joe, her partner devises a scheme to replace her with Ann and make the natives think that their goddess has risen from the dead. Kaänga manages to rescue Ann and the outlaws kill the white leaders.
Keywords:
Arkazoab (African region); bondage; elephants; hydrocyanic acid; leopards; poisoning; rope bridges; stereotyping of African natives; suicide; torture; Voodoo Lake; witch doctors

Battle to the Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
Richard Case ?
Inks:
E.H. Hart ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; M'lo; Tiku (monkey); G'lo (stinging insect)
Synopsis:
Simba's kingship is challenged by a mad bull from the natives' herd.
Keywords:
bulls

["A grinning idol nods, and human blood must stain the altar at its feet."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Zwaf; Largoos (African tribe); Katu; Malb; Mago
Synopsis:
A witch doctor schemes to rule his tribe, first murdering the chief and then attempting to murder the chief's son and daughter-in-law. Tabu exposes him as a fraud.
Keywords:
bondage; crocodiles; gorillas; human sacrifice; hunting leopards; idols; poison; statues of Toba (native god); stereotyping of African natives

["Destruction comes swiftly to the homes of the jungle dwellers..."] (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:
Magoo (macaw); Tawn (elephant); the rajah; Ogg; the rajah's daughter
Synopsis:
A rajah decides to build a dam to make his sandalwood logs easier to transport. The lake being formed floods Wambi's jungle. Wambi and his jungle friends pull down the dam. The rajah's daughter is caught in the torrent and is saved by Wambi who extracts a promise from the rajah to leave the jungle as it was before.
Keywords:
apes; bondage; dams; flooding; logging; sandalwood

["A new king wears the crown of Ar, Khefra's neighbor realm..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Fantomah; Fury; Adjeb; Horus; king of Ar
Synopsis:
Fantomah challenges the visiting king of Ar to a chariot race, playing directly into his plans to murder her and assume her crown as well as his own. Fury comes to her rescue, leading to the king's death as his horse runs wild.
Keywords:
Ar (African kingdom); chariot racing; chariots; horses; racehorses; slaves; whips

White Man's Juju (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Bob Paige]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["The tom-toms have a hundred voices that whisper into the jungle depths..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Robert Webb
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Roy; Toomas (African tribe); Peno; Anderson the Arab; Kismet
Synopsis:
A renegade leader stirs up trouble by kidnapping a local chief's daughter. Terry rides to her rescue.
Keywords:
rope bridges; signal drums; Upper Maroba River; witch doctors

["Back at his post, Trader Davis ponders strange documents..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Trader Davis
Synopsis:
Nazi agents are hiding treasures pilfered from all over Europe in the African jungle.
Keywords:
elephants; gorillas; leopards; lightning; Nazi treasure; rain; rhinoceroses; storms; the Louvre; World War II
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Bone-Grinders of B' Zambi
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Who is Commando Ranger?
  3. 2. ["Terror stalks the damp green jungles!"]
    Kaänga
  4. 3. Battle to the Death!
    Simba, King of Beasts
  5. 4. ["A grinning idol nods, and human blood must stain the altar at its feet."]
    Tabu
  6. 5. ["Destruction comes swiftly to the homes of the jungle dwellers..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["A new king wears the crown of Ar, Khefra's neighbor realm..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharaohs
  8. 7. White Man's Juju
  9. 8. ["The tom-toms have a hundred voices that whisper into the jungle depths..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  10. 9. ["Back at his post, Trader Davis ponders strange documents..."]
    Camilla
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