(March 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
Gene Fawcette (Art Director)
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

Spoor of the Gold-Raiders (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; Ann Mason

Spoor of the Gold-Raiders (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Prof. Harrison (introduction, death); Queen Sotol (introduction); Sterry (introduction, villain); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Ngeeso; Madga (ape)
Synopsis
Kaänga recovers gold stolen from a hidden temple by a treasure hunter.
Keywords
bondage; signal drums; stereotyping of African natives; tiger traps; treasure maps

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Once again Kaänga, white lord of the jungle, pits his strength and courage against the forces of evil..."]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Simba / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Al Walker
Inks
Al Walker
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
His parents dead, the little native boy Boko lives in the jungle under the protection of his savior, mighty Simba.
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Boko; Simba
Synopsis
While learning the ways of the jungle, Boko nurses a wounded Simba and rescues him from hyenas.
Keywords
hyenas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantomah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. B. Hovious]
Pencils
George Appel
Inks
George Appel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You seem nervous, Fury...
Genre
jungle
Characters
N'Gulo (introduction, villain, death); Spotted Men (introduction, villains); The Khefrans (introduction); the "Shrouded One" (introduction, death); Fantomah; Fury (leopard)
Synopsis
Fantomah becomes the incarnation of a Pharaoh's daughter and helps the Egyptians of lost Kehfra defeat an attacking tribe.
Keywords
Khefra (ancient Egyptian city); stereotyping of African natives

[Plunderers of the Pyramid] (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Al Stahl?
Inks
Al Stahl?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
a band of thieves (introduction, villains); Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis
A band of Arab thieves uses an allegedly haunted pyramid as their base of operations.
Keywords
ancient Egypt; mummies; pyramids; sarcophagi; star gazing; statues; stereotyping of Arabs

Indexer Notes

Title taken from cover.

first line: "I'll be jiggered. Who's he?"

The Prison That Walked (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum? [as Bob Anthony]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Jungle Jingles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Webb ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural histories of the kudu, the gorilla, and the cheetah.
Keywords
cheetahs; gorillas; kudu

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils
George Carl Wilhelms
Inks
George Carl Wilhelms
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Tabu travels through a remote region of the dark continent...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Kashir (introduction, villain, death); Kashir's men (introduction, villains); Princess Darya introduction); Kalat (introduction); Tabu; Malik
Synopsis
Tabu restores an Indian princess to the throne of a lost city.
Keywords
bondage; dhows; disguises; gold; India; scimitars; statues of Buddha; treasure chests

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The rumbling beat of native drums reaches Wambi at one of his native haunts...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Herzog (introduction, villain); Smiley (introduction, villain); Muala (introduction); Wambi; Maggo (macaaw); M'Bassas (African tribe); Babu (baboon); Tawn (elephant); Kiki (kangaroo rat); Corno (rhinoceros)
Synopsis
Wambi and his jungle friends free animals captured by a hunter working for a circus.
Keywords
bondage; forest fires; signal drums

Death Warrant (Table of Contents: 9)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ben Austin (introduction); Singh (introduction, villain); Camilla
Synopsis
Camilla, lost in the jungle and unable to find her way back to her kingdom, rescues a pilot from a fiery crash. The two of them are captured by head hunters and are saved by the chief's son who is not convinced of the rightness of his culture's savagery.
Keywords
airplanes; cigarette lighters; head hunters; signal drums; stereotyping of African natives
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Spoor of the Gold-Raiders
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Spoor of the Gold-Raiders
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["His parents dead, the little native boy Boko lives in the jungle under the protection of his savior, mighty Simba."]
    Simba
  4. 3. ["You seem nervous, Fury..."]
    Fantomah
  5. 4. [Plunderers of the Pyramid]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. The Prison That Walked
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Jingles
  8. 7. ["As Tabu travels through a remote region of the dark continent..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  9. 8. ["The rumbling beat of native drums reaches Wambi at one of his native haunts..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  10. 9. Death Warrant
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.