(July 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-05-12
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

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 3.


Land of Shrunken Skulls (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
Reprints
Keywords
stereotyping of African natives

Land of Shrunken Skulls (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
Sinya (introduction, villain); Ubuji (introduction, villain); a witch doctor (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Ngeeso; Mr. Auker; Dwolo; Caesar (leopard); Leo (leopard); Topaz (leopard)
Synopsis
Kaänga and Ann must rescue Ngeeso from a tribe of headhunters, led by a white woman with trained leopards.
Keywords
headhunters; stereotyping of African natives; whips

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "With the fury of a savage beast, the white lord of the jungle struggles against mysterious and deadly foes..."

It's likely that there is actually very little real Zolnerowich art here. This has all the earmarks of a pastiche with swipes and tracings pieced together from earlier Zolnerowich strips.

Spoils for the Congo Amazons (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
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Jebba (introduction, villain); Fantomah; Horus; Mazaans (white African tribe); Fury (leopard)
Synopsis
Fantomah defeats the leader of the Mazaans in single combat.

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

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
Across the veldt a white woman and her guide flee in terror...
Genre
jungle
Characters
a governor (introduction, villain, death); Julie Sands (introduction); Swalis (African tribe); Mobuttos (African tribe)
Synopsis
A corrupt governor attempts to start a war between two jungle tribes in order to make their land available for lease.
Keywords
bondage; hemp; horses; Indian rope trick; smoke signals; stereotyping of African natives

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Patrick Panda went out to play on a bright moonlit jungle May.
Genre
jungle
Synopsis
An illustrated poem about a bear's search for honey.
Keywords
bears; bees; honey; sloths

Lion Country Renegade (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Sheridan Gray]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now what?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Abdul Hadda (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis
Andy develops an anti-aircraft weapon but in its demonstration, manages to insult Abdul Hadda, local Arab leader. The Arabs attack the fort and take Terry captive, leaving his rescue for the rest of the gang with the new weapon.
Keywords
anti-aircraft guns; bondage; burning at the stake; jeeps; World War II

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

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
Surrounded by the weird clamor of a bewitched jungle...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Captain Stark (introduction); Kali (introduction, villain); Wambi; Babu (baboon); Tawn; Ogg; Hupis (African tribe); Maggo (parrot); Lia (lion); Bo (wild dog)
Synopsis
After secretly looting the Temple of Jamu, witch doctor Kali exhorts his tribe to drive white men from the jungle.
Keywords
bondage; jewels; Temple of Jamu; treasure chests; waterfalls

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day as Simba and the boy Boko cross the veldt...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Boko; Hassan (introduction, villain, death); N'Dongo (villain); Simba; Akunas (African tribe)
Synopsis
N'Dongo tells Hassan of his theory that Boko is the lost Yoruban prince. Hassan attempts to capture the boy but is driven away by Simba.
Keywords
Afghan hounds; arm-band of Kpo; dogs; gorillas; horses; hunting cheetahs; ostriches

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

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
Nick Cardy [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Camilla's vow to a dead man hurls her in the path of renegade greed...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Jake (introduction, villain, death); the Black Cobra Tribe (introduction, villains); Ben Austin; Camilla; Black Cobra priest
Synopsis
Camilla and Ben help the Black Cobra tribe protect their treasure from renegades.
Keywords
cobras; stereotyping of African natives
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Land of Shrunken Skulls
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Land of Shrunken Skulls
    Kaänga
  3. 2. Spoils for the Congo Amazons
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  4. 3. ["Across the veldt a white woman and her guide flee in terror..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. ["Patrick Panda went out to play on a bright moonlit jungle May."]
    Jungle Jingles
  6. 5. Lion Country Renegade
  7. 6. ["Now what?"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["Surrounded by the weird clamor of a bewitched jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. ["One day as Simba and the boy Boko cross the veldt..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  10. 9. ["Camilla's vow to a dead man hurls her in the path of renegade greed..."]
    Camilla
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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