(May 1944)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
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

Slaves for Horror's Harem (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; slave coffles; traditional Zulu woman's hat; whips

Slaves for Horror's Harem (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Ouangas (African tribe); N'geeso; Jim Thornton; Rongo (elephant); Rada
Synopsis:
The Ouangas are operating a supposedly closed gold mine and, fearing interference when Kaänga leads the new colonial commissioner into their jungle, attack Kaänga and company.
Keywords:
bondage; falcons; gold mines; mandrills; pile drivers; snakes

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Stalk softly, Kaänga...for the trail that leads into Gorka lands is fraught with danger..."

["At the fullness of the moon, Chief Klini of the Knapu tribe summons his pygmy subjects..."] (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:
Klini; Knapus (African tribe); Simba
Synopsis:
For many years a pygmy tribe has worshiped Simba and left him offerings of food. Now they are being attacked by another tribe and he comes to their defense.
Keywords:
lion worship; stereotyping of African natives

["Thunder clouds darken the sky as Tabu, the jungle wizard follows a mysterious trail..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Mack]
Pencils:
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Inks:
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu
Synopsis:
A tribe prepares to sacrifice a maiden to a water demon, but Tabu offers to slay the demon. On investigation, he finds that it is a tyrannosaurid dinosaur. He kills it and drags it back to the village.
Keywords:
crocodiles; elephants; human sacrifice; landslides; lightning; rain; rhinoceroses; storms; tyrannosaurs

Monkey Business -- The Tree-Folk of Africa (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Norman Leslie]
Pencils:
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks:
Fran Hopper (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of several species of monkey.
Reprints:
Keywords:
de brazzas; drills; gelada baboons; guenons; guerezas; macaques; monkeys; red-headed magabeys; roloways; spider monkeys; talapoins

Indexer Notes

De brazzas and spider monkeys are native to South America.

["Heavy rains have ruined Wambi's tree home..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Ogg; Tawn
Synopsis:
A group of European refugees, building a town in Wambi's jungle, are being plagued by disappearances that they blame on the natives. Wambi proves that the natives are not to blame and proves that a crocodile is responsible.
Keywords:
caves; crocodiles; displaced persons; refugees; treehouses; World War II

Indexer Notes

One third of page three is an advertisement.

["Sidh Akhim, the camel driver, brings bad news to Terry --"] (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; Sidh Akhim; Anderson the Arab
Synopsis:
Terry battles a band of Arab bandits.
Keywords:
bondage; torture; whips

Blood -- and Water (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dan Stockman]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

White Gorilla! (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; George; Jack; jungle man
Synopsis:
Escorting two hunters into gorilla country, Camilla encounters a jungle man living with the gorillas. The hunters agree to leave him in the jungle.
Keywords:
gorillas; lions; quicksand; the Tenbu Rock; wagons; whips
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Slaves for Horror's Harem
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Slaves for Horror's Harem
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["At the fullness of the moon, Chief Klini of the Knapu tribe summons his pygmy subjects..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Thunder clouds darken the sky as Tabu, the jungle wizard follows a mysterious trail..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. Monkey Business -- The Tree-Folk of Africa
  6. 5. ["Heavy rains have ruined Wambi's tree home..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  7. 6. ["Sidh Akhim, the camel driver, brings bad news to Terry --"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. Blood -- and Water
  9. 8. White Gorilla!
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.