(January 1945)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Jack Byrne (credited)(managing editor); 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

Curse of the Blood Madness (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Curse of the Blood Madness (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; N'geeso; Tokakis (African tribe); N'gali; Wakina; Kuanis (African tribe); Damba'llah (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Disgraced witch doctor N'gali uses his mind control drugs on Ann to prove to all the villages of the jungle that he controls great magic.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; caves; crocodiles; drugs; human sacrifice; mind control; stereotyping of African natives; warthogs; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kaänga, why do we take this stream?"

["One morning...as Wambi strolls through the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Ogg
Synopsis:
Wambi and Ogg trick a pack of savage gwahali dogs into falling into a cobra pit.
Keywords:
bats; cobras; gwahali dogs; idols; the Temple of Kranda

["There were three of them, the daughters of the mists, and the swamps of N'kambo..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Mack]
Pencils:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Waskilis (African tribe); Bomo-ngi; Tabu
Synopsis:
A trio of female vampires stalk the jungle. Tabu uses his magic to transform them into jackals.
Reprints:
Keywords:
jackals; vampires

The Secret Continent (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dan Stockman]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Kalo, my son, you are of warrior age..."] (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:
Kalo; Simba; Darjil
Synopsis:
Simba is captured and used by Darjil in a plot rigged to kill his cousin Kalo during Kalo's manhood ritual.
Keywords:
mandrills; stereotyping of African natives; whips

The Cat Tribe (Table of Contents)

African Wild Life / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis:
Brief natural histories of the leopard, the lynx, the lion, the serval, the cheetah, the fossa, the civet, and the genet.
Keywords:
cheetahs; civets; fossas; genets; leopards; lions; lynxes; servals

["A Tuareg horseman, sagging wearily in his saddle, gallops across the 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:
Hassan; Terry Thunder; Tuaregs
Synopsis:
A Tuareg tribe attacks the outpost and in single combat, Terry exposes their chief as a woman.
Keywords:
signal drums

["The pygmy tribe had been betrayed --"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; T'ali; B'gunti
Synopsis:
Treasure hunters steal a sacred elephant, hoping that it will lead them to a valuable jewel.
Reprints:
Keywords:
blow guns; elephant worship; elephants; gorillas; howdahs; jewels; lions; pygmies; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Curse of the Blood Madness
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Curse of the Blood Madness
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["One morning...as Wambi strolls through the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  4. 3. ["There were three of them, the daughters of the mists, and the swamps of N'kambo..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. The Secret Continent
  6. 5. ["Kalo, my son, you are of warrior age..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  7. 6. The Cat Tribe
    African Wild Life
  8. 7. ["A Tuareg horseman, sagging wearily in his saddle, gallops across the desert..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  9. 8. ["The pygmy tribe had been betrayed --"]
    Camilla, Queen of the Jungle Empire
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dan Kocher
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.