(June 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
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Blood Bride of the Crocodile (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; crocodiles; human sacrifice; stereotyping of African natives

Blood Bride of the Crocodile (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Art Saaf
Inks:
Art Saaf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Toga; Lkuans (African tribe); Luan; Hagua
Synopsis:
Hagua, a crocodile priestess kidnaps the maidens of the village for a blood sacrifice.
Keywords:
banishment; concealed nudity; crocodile idols; crocodile worship; disguises; human sacrifice; leopards; lions; medicinal herbs; signal drums; skills contests; snares; swimming; Temple of the Crocodile God; water buffalo

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Wah! Kaänga catch mate as easily as white man catch ball!"

["One day, as Simba strides across the veldt, a storm breaks with sudden tropical fury..."] (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; Alais (African tribe); Kimpu; N'gino
Synopsis:
Simba rescues an orphaned native boy from drowning in a flood.
Keywords:
flooding; lightning; rain; storms

["Look, Tabu, over there, near that tree!"] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Inks:
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; K'mut
Synopsis:
K'mut, angered because Tabu prevents him from killing a lioness, attempts to murder him with a booby-trapped spear.
Keywords:
lions; moon worship; pythons; water buffalo

Jungle Raiders (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Garold S. Hatfield]
Pencils:
Fran Hopper
Inks:
Fran Hopper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Zuzus (African tribe); Wasunis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
The Zuzu raiders are defeated by the prepared Wasunis.
Keywords:
stereotyping of African natives

["One morning, as Wambi fashions a new drinking cup..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Tawn; Zugg (water buffalo); Ali (cobra); Ambo
Synopsis:
Wambi discovers the identity of the thief plaguing a local village.
Keywords:
Cape buffalo; crocodiles; fakirs; sheep; signal drums; tigers

["Haj, chief of the river people, dashes into the lancers citadel..."] (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; Haj; Anderson the Arab; Lun, Beni Khartoum; Sabina; river people
Synopsis:
Terry must rescue the daughters of the river people from Arab slavers.
Keywords:
harems; slavers; stereotyping of Arabs

Cobra Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Major E. L. Dyer]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Red Sager

["Bwana-san Camilla, greater are you than Wedo, the rainbow goddess!"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tesumba; Camilla; Benton; Sneed; Tegelis (African tribe); Songhais (African tribe);
Synopsis:
Camilla is framed for murder and is only cleared when the tribes of the region unite to find the real killer.
Keywords:
crocodiles; Gbo the war god; human skeletons; jewelry; leopards; signal drums; stereotyping of African natives; Wedo the rainbow goddess
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Blood Bride of the Crocodile
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Blood Bride of the Crocodile
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["One day, as Simba strides across the veldt, a storm breaks with sudden tropical fury..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Look, Tabu, over there, near that tree!"]
    Tabu
  5. 4. Jungle Raiders
  6. 5. ["One morning, as Wambi fashions a new drinking cup..."]
    Wambi
  7. 6. ["Haj, chief of the river people, dashes into the lancers citadel..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. Cobra Death
  9. 8. ["Bwana-san Camilla, greater are you than Wedo, the rainbow goddess!"]
    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
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.