(September 1945)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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

Brides for the Serpent King (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; elephants; stereotyping of African natives

The Revenge of the Mozambi Juju (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

Indexer Notes

Story appears on inside front and inside back covers.

Dead Who Could Not Sleep? (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Marmo (elephant); N'ganas (African tribe); Nelson
Synopsis:
Unscrupulous archaeologists trick the N'ganas into believing that the N'gana gods are alive. Kaänga and N'geeso expose their plans to steal the N'ganas' treasures.
Reprints:
Keywords:
chariots; idols; leopards; medicinal herbs; mummies; sangai snake; sarcophagi; temples

["Banty, the pygmy boy plays jungle baseball with Wambi and Ogg --"] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
? (Iger Shop)
Inks:
? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Ogg; Banty; T'kanis (African tribe)
Synopsis:
A witch doctor is kidnapping boys from the village and sacrificing them to his snake god.
Keywords:
baseball; caves; human sacrifice; hypnosis; snake worship; snakes; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

Some parts of the art hint at Joe Doyle or Jack Keller, but no individual Iger shop members can be identified.

["'Death to the leader who cannot lead!'"] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu; Meme; N'kolis (African tribe); Logo
Synopsis:
A witch doctor forces his tribe to attack the pygmies, but Tabu convinces the tribe that the pygmies are protected by the animals of the jungle and to disavow their witch doctor.
Keywords:
chariots; crocodiles; elephants; gorillas; howdahs; leopards; pygmies; rhinoceroses; suicide; warthogs; witch doctors

["The golden scourge strikes."] (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:
?

Characters:
Terry Thunder; Keeto; Banu
Synopsis:
A white woman, painted gold, uses the natives awe at a "golden woman" to persuade them to capture slaves to work in her mines. Terry exposes her fraud.
Keywords:
bondage; cosmetics; slaves; stereotyping of African natives; whips

["Ho, what means this? The very ground shakes in anger!"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
Matt Baker; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Mozambas (African tribe); G'hamas (African tribe); Fang (dog); Tantu
Synopsis:
Mozambas raid the G'hamas and carry the entire village away into slavery; they also capture Fang. Camilla pursues them to their own village where she kills their chief and frees the slaves and Fang.
Keywords:
lions; saddle zebras; slave coffles; slaves; tripwires
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Brides for the Serpent King
    Kaänga
  2. 1. The Revenge of the Mozambi Juju
  3. 2. Dead Who Could Not Sleep?
    Kaänga
  4. 3. ["Banty, the pygmy boy plays jungle baseball with Wambi and Ogg --"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. ["'Death to the leader who cannot lead!'"]
    Tabu
  6. 5. ["The golden scourge strikes."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["Ho, what means this? The very ground shakes in anger!"]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.