(March 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

The Golden Lion of Genghis Khan (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bondage; human skeletons; lions

The Golden Lion of Genghis Khan (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; Khafus (African tribe); Lotura; Bantus (African tribe); Gordon
Synopsis:
Seeking radium for medical purposes, Gordon enters the Khafu country with Kaänga, Ann, and N'geeso. The queen of the Khafus captures Ann and plans to kill her by exposing her to radium, but Kaänga comes to Ann's rescue and the queen suffers the fate she had planned for Ann.
Keywords:
boars; bondage; elephants; human skeletons; radium; sleight of hand

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "N'Geeso! You're leaving the trail!"

["The jungle monarch proudly stands guard over his mate and their newly born heir-apparent..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
Howard Larsen ?; Ruth Atkinson ?
Inks:
Howard Larsen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba; Tiku; Dwando; Tamba; Karia; Bjata
Synopsis:
During a native lion hunt, Simba's cub is killed. In the village, the old chief dies and the witch doctor Dwando assumes his place. When the old chief's daughter returns to the village with a newborn son, Dwando attempts to kill the child but is stopped by Simba.
Keywords:
leopards

[" 'I cannot die!' boasted the smooth-cheeked conquistador..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as "Mac"]
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira ?; Anthony Cataldo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; the Don
Synopsis:
Tabu comes across a conquistador who has been drinking from a fountain of youth for hundreds of years. However, he is overdue for a drink so he and Tabu hurry through the jungle and barely make it in time to save the Don's life.
Keywords:
apes; conquistadors; crocodiles; fountain of youth; immortality; lions; pythons

["Ready... get set... go!"] (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; Mary; Ogg; Maggo
Synopsis:
A brain-damaged British flyer kidnaps the daughter of scientists who are visiting Wambi's jungle to collect snake venom. Wambi and his jungle friends rescue the girl and the scientists agree to treat the flyer.
Keywords:
mambas; tigers

Elephant Code (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Craig Cornell]

Genre:
jungle

["...and on the golden vault of the four-eyed cobra is inscribed 'cursed forever be who disturbs my place'..."] (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; Wang; El Hamid; Fury
Synopsis:
An old friend of Fantomah's father leads her to a treasure cached by her father in her youth.
Keywords:
cannibals; cobras; four-headed snake; jewelry; stereotyping of African natives; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

["Dawn glows red over a peaceful desert..."] (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; Farida; Ali Raschid; Ben Aouli
Synopsis:
Ben Aouli kidnaps the sheik's daughter and Terry and Andy ride to her rescue.
Keywords:
bondage; burning at the stake; el Halamid (Arab city); quartering; torture; whips

The Golden Death (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Trader Davis; Joe; Sil; B'jutis (African tribe); N'gat
Synopsis:
The B'jutis' witch doctor gives tribal treasures to white treasure hunters and blames the boy, N'gat. Camilla capture the thieves and clears N'gat's name.
Keywords:
gold; idols; lions; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

No 'Queen of the Jungle' sub-title.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Golden Lion of Genghis Khan
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Golden Lion of Genghis Khan
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The jungle monarch proudly stands guard over his mate and their newly born heir-apparent..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. [" 'I cannot die!' boasted the smooth-cheeked conquistador..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Ready... get set... go!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Elephant Code
  7. 6. ["...and on the golden vault of the four-eyed cobra is inscribed 'cursed forever be who disturbs my place'..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  8. 7. ["Dawn glows red over a peaceful desert..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. The Golden Death
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • 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.