(November 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 (credited)
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 Moon Pool (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; hippopotamus; totem pole

Indexer Notes

The cover is a recreation by Astarita of one of Mooney's panels from the Kaänga story.

Monster of the Moon Pool (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Muranda; Rongo (elephant); Dr. Sutton
Synopsis:
Muranda, a white woman, leads a tribe of natives in collecting very expensive cobra venom. Muranda, fearing interference in her business, captures Ann and attempts to execute her via hippopotamus. Kaänga rescues Ann, and Muranda is killed by her cobras.
Keywords:
bondage; chariots; cobra venom; cobras; hippopotamus; lions; totem poles; whips; zebras

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "From a castle of armed warriors rises a cold murdering menace..."

["One bright morning, the usual quiet of Simba's jungle is shattered by a strange snarling sound."] (Table of Contents)

Simba / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Dr. Wilson; Tiku (monkey)
Synopsis:
A tiger is brought to Africa as part of an experiment to breed lion-tiger hybrids: tiglons. Oneof the tiglo cubs escapes and, when grown to adulthood, challenges Simba for the kingship of the jungle.
Keywords:
animal breeding; hybrids; tigers; tiglons

["A murdered Riff returns to rule again his horror citadel of bones..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Arnold Hicks ?
Inks:
Nina Albright; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Khafris (Arab tribe); the Riff; Sari; a hermit
Synopsis:
Terry helps determine that the "ghost" haunting an Arab fortress is a hermit looking for treasure.
Keywords:
dungeons; ghosts; human skeletons; Senegalese; wells

["The jungle folk were an easy prey to the crafty white raiders..."] (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; Bruno (bear); Kurt; Leo (lion)
Synopsis:
White hunters capture all of Wambi's jungle friends, save Bruno the bear. Wambi and Bruno rescue them by tricking the hunters into thinking that their partners are dishonest.
Keywords:
cobras; coins; crowns; gold; idols; temples; treasure chests

["To the gates of Khefra, Fantomah's imperial city, staggers a wan young man..."] (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; Hamid; Horus; Fury; Ali
Synopsis:
Fantomah and Horus investigate an oasis where travelers are being robbed.
Keywords:
lions; oases; stereotyping of Arabs; treasure chests

Curse of the Juju Diamond (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dick Thomas]

Genre:
jungle

["Tabu, the jungle wizard, scorns the countless dangers lurking behind each shadowed tangle..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Pierre; Snake Queen
Synopsis:
A tribe, ruled by a white Snake Queen, robs prospectors of their gems until they rob a friend of Tabu's.
Keywords:
animal hides; diamonds; disguises; leopards; pythons

The Jungle Is Haunted! (Table of Contents)

Camilla, Queen of the Jungle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Laeea; Blab
Synopsis:
A girl is sacrificed to a crocodile pool by a village. Later, her ghost begins to haunt them. Camilla determines that the girls was rescued by Blab, a man who lives with baboons.
Keywords:
baboons; blindness; dogs; lions; monkeys; treehouses

Indexer Notes

Up until this issue, Camilla has been "Queen of the Jungle Empire."

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Monster of the Moon Pool
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Monster of the Moon Pool
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["One bright morning, the usual quiet of Simba's jungle is shattered by a strange snarling sound."]
    Simba
  4. 3. ["A murdered Riff returns to rule again his horror citadel of bones..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  5. 4. ["The jungle folk were an easy prey to the crafty white raiders..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["To the gates of Khefra, Fantomah's imperial city, staggers a wan young man..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  7. 6. Curse of the Juju Diamond
  8. 7. ["Tabu, the jungle wizard, scorns the countless dangers lurking behind each shadowed tangle..."]
    Tabu
  9. 8. The Jungle Is Haunted!
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.