(January 1944)

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

Lair of the King-Serpent (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Doolin
Inks:
Joe Doolin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
pythons

Lair of the King-Serpent (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Howard Larsen ?; ?
Inks:
Saul Rosen ?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Jules Rousseau; Babes Malloy
Synopsis:
A pair of wanted murderers come to Kaänga's jungle, thinking themselves out of the reach of the law.
Keywords:
Belgian Congo; boars; bondage; Casablanca; Juju Mountain; leopards; lions; machine guns; maps; saddle giraffes; Tanganyika; wanted posters

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "From a hidden lookout perch, a pygmy leader watches a strange procession unfold on the veldt below..."

This is the same artist from issue 46 with possibly some facial touch-ups by Saul Rosen. It's possible that this is Howard Larsen very early in his career.

["Peace in Simba's kingdom?"] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Tiku (monkey); Llambas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
The remaining two tiglons kill lone villagers when they can find them, until Simba puts an end to their predation.
Keywords:
hybrids; tigers; tiglons

["Cauldron, cauldron, burning bright.. smoke high in the sky tonight..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Alicia; Kuandos (African tribe)
Synopsis:
An entomologist and his daughter are captured by natives who believe that the whites are working great magic by putting bugs in bottles. Tabu rescues them, using fireworks to show that his magi is strong.
Keywords:
bondage; entomology; fireworks; rhinoceroses; totem poles

["As Wambi swings through the trees, he sees below him the ravages of the dreaded drought..."] (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; Ogg; Buanas (African tribe); Tawn
Synopsis:
In the midst of a drought, a village refuses to give Wambi food for his jungle friends. Later, that same tribe asks Wambi for help when they are attacked by neighbors and Wambi complies.
Keywords:
carnivorous plants; drought; tigers; water buffalo

The Blood Trail (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ring Steffin]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Bruce Kerman

Indexer Notes

The story is copyright "1929 Fiction House, Inc."

["Ghazia, vengeful priestess of the vulture-headed goddess, plots to kill the lost city's girl ruler."] (Table of Contents)

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ghazia; Fantomah; Fury; Horus; N'gulo; Spotted Men
Synopsis:
Ghazia, lusting after Fantomah's throne disguises the spotted men as mummies and sets them on the city of Khefra. Fantomah calls on the ancient gods of Egypt to turn the Spotted Men into real mummies and they crumble into dust as Ghazia flees the city.
Reprints:
Keywords:
mummmies; senit; vultures; worship of Nekhbet

["Blood hatreds erupt in a volcano of molten madness..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Hookahs (Arab tribe); Ibn; Vino (donkey); Irita
Synopsis:
While Terry attempts to work out a peace treaty with the Hookahs, Andy helps the sheik's daughter run away.
Keywords:
artillery; lovers' hearts

["The promise was made to ease the tortured brain of a madman..."] (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:
Camilla; Fran
Synopsis:
Camilla rescues a little girl, orphaned and taken by bizarre little men to be their goddess.
Keywords:
elephants; leopards; lions; prayer; pythons
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Lair of the King-Serpent
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Lair of the King-Serpent
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Peace in Simba's kingdom?"]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Cauldron, cauldron, burning bright.. smoke high in the sky tonight..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. ["As Wambi swings through the trees, he sees below him the ravages of the dreaded drought..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. The Blood Trail
  7. 6. ["Ghazia, vengeful priestess of the vulture-headed goddess, plots to kill the lost city's girl ruler."]
    Fantomah
  8. 7. ["Blood hatreds erupt in a volcano of molten madness..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["The promise was made to ease the tortured brain of a madman..."]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.