(December 1951)

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:
J.F. Byrne (Managing Editor)(credited); John C. Mitchell (editor)(credited); Jerry Iger (Art Director)(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

Quest of the Dragon's Claw (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Maurice Whitman
Inks:
Maurice Whitman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Quest of the Dragon's Claw (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
? (as Frank Riddell)
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Whitman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
LeRoy lettering

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
El Hammid (introduction, villain); N'Gando (introduction, villain); Nyika (introduction); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Bafwasendes (African tribe); Golu; Zulu
Synopsis:
Kaänga, disguised, enters the kingship contest of the Bafwasendes in the place of the wounded Nyika. Despite the interference of the the witch doctor, Nyika recovers in time to complete the contest on his own.
Keywords:
ascension rituals; disguises; elephants; howdahs; idols; lions; Quest for the Dragon Claw; rope bridges; shipwrecks; slavers; slaves; stereotyping of Arabs; Temple of the Blood Moon; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

first line: "El Hammid, slaver king of the Congo wilds, had struck in the dead of night..."

["Deep in Wambi's jungle, a big water buffalo is tangled in a maze of vines..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? (as Roy L. Smith)
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Sirdah (villain); Wambi; Tawn; Ogg
Synopsis:
Wambi frees a Cape buffalo from a tangled mass of vines. Later, Sirdah attempts to kill Wambi. He is stopped by the grateful Cape buffalo who learns of Wambi's plight from a macaw.
Keywords:
Cape buffalo; hyenas; macaws

["'Death to all intruders!' Barote cult drums had rumbled."] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Terry Thunder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? (as Pierre La Rue)
Pencils:
Robert Webb ?
Inks:
Robert Webb ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
LeRoy lettering

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
the Barote priestess (introduction, villain, death); the Barotes (African tribe)(introduction); Terry Thunder; Keeto
Synopsis:
Terry and the lancer go upriver to deal with the murderous Barotes and their priestess.
Keywords:
bathing; elephants; gorillas; howdahs; signal drums; steamboats

The Big Top Battles a Storm (Table of Contents)

The Big Cage / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Clyde Beatty
Letters:
typeset

["Down...down to the murky depths crashed the scientists' snare..."] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? (as Victor Ibsen)
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks:
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Bruce Asheley (introduction); Hope Asheley (introduction); Zago (introduction); Reagan (introduction, villain, death); Camilla; Nambumas (African tribe)
Synopsis:
In an effort to loot a lost Egyptian temple, Reagan a safari guide, hypnotizes a scientist into believing that she is an ancient Egyptian queen. Camilla rescues the scientist and kills the guide.
Keywords:
ancient Egypt; elephants; hypnotism; lions; octopoid monster; saddle zebras; statue of Anubis; whips
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Quest of the Dragon's Claw
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Quest of the Dragon's Claw
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Deep in Wambi's jungle, a big water buffalo is tangled in a maze of vines..."]
    Wambi
  4. 3. ["'Death to all intruders!' Barote cult drums had rumbled."]
    Capt. Terry Thunder
  5. 4. The Big Top Battles a Storm
    The Big Cage
  6. 5. ["Down...down to the murky depths crashed the scientists' snare..."]
    Camilla
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