(December 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Art Saaf
Inks:
Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

["To the weird notes of a flute, an enchantress of death dances near the Zombali village..."] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Zombalis (African tribe); G'muko; Sali
Synopsis:
Sali, a former slave of an Arab sheik, lures young Zombali men into the jungle where they fight each other -- to the death -- for her favors. After Kaänga proves that she is not a vampire, the chief kills her in revenge for the death of his son.
Keywords:
bondage; crocodiles; dancing; flutes; hashish; hypnotism; leopards; rhinoceroses; vampirism; water buffalo; witch doctors

["What makes a king??"] (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; Wasari (African tribe); Bakru; Toko
Synopsis:
Old witch doctor Bakru is cast out of his village when he becomes ill with fever. Simba nurses him back to health and returns with him to his village and stands with him as he reclaims his office.
Keywords:
blow guns; jungle fever; poisoned darts; witch doctors

["Deep in the jungle, a strange white man enters a tiny village..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Kela
Synopsis:
Tabu helps a village plagued by a shapeshifting leopard-woman.
Keywords:
leopards; shapeshifting; therianthropy

["Wambi, the jungle boy, was elected king of the monkey people..."] (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; Chuki (monkey); Haga (hyena); Ogg; Tawn
Synopsis:
Haga the hyena tricks the monkeys into stranding Wambi in a hut in the middle of the lake.
Keywords:
bondage; crocodiles; hippopotamuses; swans

Indexer Notes

The monkeys are tail-less.

Jungle Code (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Kirk Diamond]

Genre:
jungle
Reprints:

["Cautiously Fantomah, Horus, and Fury skirt the "Cliffs of Doom"..."] (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
Synopsis:
Fantomah and Horus explore a cave system and discover a hidden world where prehistoric creatures have survived to today.
Keywords:
cavemen; caves; ceratopsians; dinosaurs; lightning; storms

["Many days of trekking have brought Terry to the village of Isaah..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Richard Case
Inks:
Richard Case
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Zeb; Wahris (African tribe); Kara
Synopsis:
Terry rescues the women of Isaah from slavers.
Keywords:
green mambas; slave auctions; slaves

["In this book I have recorded the story of Steven and Camilla Dane..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Trader Davis; Camilla; Ruando; Wuzus (African tribe); Steven Dane; Camilla Dane; Popos (African tribe)
Synopsis:
The story of Camilla's parents, her birth, and their deaths.
Keywords:
diaries; leopards; lions; mandrills; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

Returns "Empire" to the subtitle of the strip. Presents the origin of the Camilla character that began in issues #27 and #28 when the earlier version wandered into the jungle alone and mysteriously turned into another woman who never was the queen of a jungle empire.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["To the weird notes of a flute, an enchantress of death dances near the Zombali village..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["What makes a king??"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Deep in the jungle, a strange white man enters a tiny village..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Wambi, the jungle boy, was elected king of the monkey people..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Jungle Code
  7. 6. ["Cautiously Fantomah, Horus, and Fury skirt the "Cliffs of Doom"..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  8. 7. ["Many days of trekking have brought Terry to the village of Isaah..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["In this book I have recorded the story of Steven and Camilla Dane..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
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:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.