(June 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942
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

Claws of the Black Terror (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

Claws of the Black Terror (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais ?; Maxwell Elkan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Dr. Norris (introduction); a chieftain (introduction); a witch doctor (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Maxwell; Ngeeso; Fang (leopard)
Synopsis
Kaänga helps a lost physician treat a chief whom the witch doctor is determined to kill.
Keywords
bondage; burning at the stake; butterflies; butterfly collecting; fire worship; human sacrifice; moon worship; stereotyping of African natives; witch doctors

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Kaänga faces weird mystery and terrible death when he comes face to face with a madman and his strange companion."

Hames Ware suggests the Maxwell Elkan inks credit.

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

Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fantomah and her stalwart captain of the guards leave the lost city of Khefra to make sure of the valley's defenses.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Fury (a leopard); Horus (Captain of the Guards); The Mzilis (an African tribe); Ghazia (villain, Priestess of Nekbi); Koba (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Ghazia continues to plot to seize Fantomah's throne, so Fantomah calls on the vulture goddess to save her and Horus from being burned at the stake.
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; burning at the stake; Nekhbet [Nekbi] worship; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

Story line continued next issue.

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

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

Script
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils
Joe Doolin (pencils p 1)(layouts pp 2-10 ?); Henry Kiefer (pencils pp 2-10)
Inks
Henry Kiefer ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unknown terror stalks through the vast jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Jojo (introduction, villain, death); Jojo's master (introduction, villain, death); Linga (introduction); the Oka chief (introduction); Wambi; Barca (bear); Ogg (ape); Leo (lion); Lita (leopard); Okas (African tribe)
Synopsis
A mad scientist and his subhuman assistant capture young animals and a chief's young daughter for mysterious experiments.
Keywords
hypodermic syringes

Indexer Notes

It is not clear in the story what the scientist is doing to his test subjects.

Death Songs of Malaya (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Peter Scarlet

[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
Africa, land of mystery...
Genre
jungle
Characters
'Nmzani [Mobu] (introduction); Mobu's father (introduction, death); Bletcher (introduction, villain, death); Bletcher's two partners (introduction, villains, death); Tabu
Synopsis
Tabu aids a young man in his quest for revenge against his father's killers.
Keywords
voodoo

[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
Wow! At this rate we'll be movin' right inta heaven!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Rajah Shirkel (introduction); Fatima (introduction); Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent; Leganna; Bruno (lion)
Synopsis
As a reward for saving the Rajah's life, he offers Andy and Terry the hospitality of his home and the company of his daughters.
Keywords
bondage; Cairo

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

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 gemsbuck, the elephant, and the cobra.
Keywords
cobras; elephants; gemsbucks

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

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
Pagsilang Rey Isip (signed)
Inks
Pagsilang Rey Isip (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A lone Akuna hunter peering from his concealment sees Simba and Boko...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Boko; N'Dongo (introduction, villain); Simba; Akunas (African tribe)
Synopsis
Believing Boko to be the Yoruban prince, witch doctor N'Donga captures Simba to lure Boko to a trap. However, Boko outwits the doctor and together with Simba, escapes.
Keywords
witch doctors

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

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even the mighty storm god could not cheat the jungle justice which safeguards Camilla, its queen, from death!
Genre
jungle
Characters
the "storm god" tribe (introduction, villains); Ben Austin; Camilla
Synopsis
Seeking shelter from a terrible storm, Camilla and Ben run afoul of a storm worshiping tribe.
Keywords
elephant stampedes; human sacrifice; lightning; storm worship; storms; white elephants
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Claws of the Black Terror
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Claws of the Black Terror
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Fantomah and her stalwart captain of the guards leave the lost city of Khefra to make sure of the valley's defenses."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  4. 3. ["Unknown terror stalks through the vast jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. Death Songs of Malaya
  6. 5. ["Africa, land of mystery..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  7. 6. ["Wow! At this rate we'll be movin' right inta heaven!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Jungle Jingles
  9. 8. ["A lone Akuna hunter peering from his concealment sees Simba and Boko..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  10. 9. ["Even the mighty storm god could not cheat the jungle justice which safeguards Camilla, its queen, from death!"]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.