(August 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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Brides for the Rainmaker Raj (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Rainmaker
Keywords:
bondage; crocodiles; lions; witch doctors

Blood Brides for the Rainmaker Raj (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Maxwell Elkan ?; Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; Rainmaker; N'geeso; N'tana; Tuaka; El Cairn
Synopsis:
A witch doctor, travels from village to village taking two maidens from each to use as "helpers." In reality, he is selling them as slaves. He takes Ann and all the slaves are liberated by Kaänga.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cavern of Mists; disguises; leopards; rhinoceroses; sedan chairs; slave auctions; slavery; stereotyping of Arabs

["The jungle monarch is startled from his drinking..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba
Synopsis:
Simba prevents a tribe of raiders from plundering a local village.
Keywords:
blowguns; dogs; signal drums; stereotyping of African natives

["Ghost marauders skulked the jungle depths and struck silently from hidden trails."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Claw (leopard); Fang (leopard); Bantus (African tribe)
Synopsis:
A white explorer is convinced that the can eat the flesh of the young and become young himself.
Keywords:
bondage; cannibalism; gorillas; hunting leopards; torture

["Ho, Ogg! Where are you, brother?"] (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:
Wambi and Ogg fall into a snake pit. They make their way out by using the bones of earlier victims as a ladder.
Keywords:
caves; ladders; skeletons; snakes; swimming

Indexer Notes

final page of story is 2/3 with an advertisement.

["A river packet plies the Congo rivers..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Ahmid; Senegalese; Kogos (African tribe); Anderson the Arab
Synopsis:
Terry rescues a group of natives taken by slavers.
Keywords:
bondage; paddle wheel steamers; signal drums; slavers; whips

Indexer Notes

One third of last page is an advertisement.

Killer Made of Carbon (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as dan

Genre:
jungle

["'Treacherous attack on lone trading post...'"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Marcia Snyder (signed)
Inks:
Marcia Snyder (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Trader Davis; Lon Becker; Jimmy Monroe; Blacky
Synopsis:
Disguised as Masais, ivory trader Becker and his men burn out and kill his rival Monroe. Monroe's son, believing the Masais to blame, steals into the village and kidnaps the chief's daughter. Camilla tracks him down and returns him to Becker's trading camp where they discover Becker's deception.
Keywords:
disguises; ivory; signal drums
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Brides for the Rainmaker Raj
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Blood Brides for the Rainmaker Raj
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The jungle monarch is startled from his drinking..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["Ghost marauders skulked the jungle depths and struck silently from hidden trails."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Ho, Ogg! Where are you, brother?"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. ["A river packet plies the Congo rivers..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. Killer Made of Carbon
  8. 7. ["'Treacherous attack on lone trading post...'"]
    Camilla
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