(April 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

Vengeance of the Flame God (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
Keywords
bondage; burning at the stake

Vengeance of the Flame God (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
a witch doctor (introduction, villain); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Ngeeso
Synopsis
Kaänga restores a deposed chief to his chieftanship.
Keywords
human sacrifice; thunder gods; tiger traps; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "For centuries, wild jungle tribes have hurled their victims into the crater of a cloud-veiled peak..."

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

Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs / 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
Ruler of the lost Egyptian city of Khefra by an ancient legend...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ghazia (introduction, villain, death); Wosret (introduction, villain, death); a Nubian (introduction, villain, death); an assassin (introduction, villain, death); Camilla
Synopsis
Fantomah is framed for killing a dog sacred to Anubis and sentenced to death. She calls on Anubis to recognize her innocence and the sacred dogs attack the false priest.
Keywords
human sacrifice; stereotyping of African natives

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

Wambi 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
A strange bedlam of unleashed sounds breaks the jungle quiet...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Pete (introduction, villain); Lanchis (African tribe); Ingas (African tribe)(introduction, villains); Anne (introduction); Tom (introduction); Wambi; Tawn (elephant); Owark; Babu (baboon); Mambo
Synopsis
Pilot Pete is deranged by a blow to the head during an emergency landing of his plane. In his madness, he allies himself with the Lanchi cannibals and gives his traveling companions, Ann and Tom, to them. Wambi and his jungle friends manage to rescue them all when Pete recovers his memories and is once more sane.
Keywords
airplanes; amnesia; bondage; cannibalism; giants; parachutes; stereotyping of African natives

The Brass Goddess (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Theodore Roscoe]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Peter Scarlet (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
In the Bantu village...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wanculu (introduction); Koli (introduction); De Vigne (introduction, villain); Guillard (introduction, villain); Tabu; Bantus (African tribe)
Synopsis
Ivory thieves convince the Bantus that their recently deceased chief is a vampire and that he can only be placated by the Bantus surrendering their ivory. Tabu exposes their plot and reveals that the chief was not even dead, only in a coma induced with a poison by the thieves.
Keywords
ivory; vampirism

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sh! Nobody knows I'm out here all alone!
Genre
adventure
Characters
a female spy (introduction, villain); an Andama Arab (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis
The gang follows Terry on a date and then discovers that his lady friend is a Nazi spy.
Keywords
espionage; World War II

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis
Brief natural history of the mangabey, the mongoose, and the jackal.
Keywords
jackals; mangabeys; mongooses

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

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
In a cave deep in the dark continent's treacherous heart...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Boko; Simba
Synopsis
Believing Boko kidnapped by baboons, Simba pursues the baboon troop, only to learn that they have selected Boko to be their leader.
Keywords
baboons

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death stalks Camilla through the bat-infested entrance of a lost diamond mine...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wilson (introduction, villain, death); Ben Austin; Camilla; Blitzer (gorilla)
Synopsis
Camilla and Ben discover a lost diamond mine controlled by a lost hermit. The hermit is determined to kill Ben and marry Camilla, but he meets his own end at the hands of his pet gorilla.
Keywords
bats; bondage; caves; diamonds; gorillas; mine cars; mines; mining; newspapers
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Vengeance of the Flame God
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Vengeance of the Flame God
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Ruler of the lost Egyptian city of Khefra by an ancient legend..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  4. 3. ["A strange bedlam of unleashed sounds breaks the jungle quiet..."]
    Wambi Jungle Boy
  5. 4. The Brass Goddess
  6. 5. ["In the Bantu village..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  7. 6. ["Sh! Nobody knows I'm out here all alone!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Jingles
  9. 8. ["In a cave deep in the dark continent's treacherous heart..."]
    Simba
  10. 9. ["Death stalks Camilla through the bat-infested entrance of a lost diamond mine..."]
    Camilla
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  • Michael Hoskin
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