(August 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
Larabie Cunningham (Editor); 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

Curse of the King-Beast (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

Curse of the King-Beast (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
The Wombos (introduction, villains); Kaänga; Ngeeso; Ann Mason; Ben Tilden
Synopsis
The Wombos attempt to kill the sacred lion of Ngeeso's tribe. Kaänga defeats them and it is discovered that the lion has a treasure map tattooed on its flank.
Keywords
bondage; executions; gorillas; pygmies; rhinoceros stampede; sacred lions; stereotyping of African natives; tattoos; torture; treasure maps

Indexer Notes

Title taken from cover.

first line: "When stark disaster threatens the lives and homes of his pygmy friends, Kaänga faces the savage onslaught alone..."

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

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
Fantomah and Horus, captain of her guard, relax on her royal barge...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Jebba (villain, death); Zarn (introduction, villain, death); Horus; Fantomah; Fury (leopard); the Manzaans
Synopsis
Jebba, queen of the Manzaans, plots to have her jester kill Fantomah and when that fails, she invites her to her castle and attempts to poison her.
Keywords
dogs; jesters

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

Tabu / 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
Treachery blazes a trail of terror into a jungle swamp where Tabu must offer to kill an innocent girl to appease the blood-lust of sinsister cult.
Genre
jungle
Characters
The Python Men (introduction, villains, some die); Alan Caldwell (introduction); Martha Caldwell (introduction); Bwabola
Synopsis
Python skin hunters are abducted by a python cult and must be rescued by Tabu.
Keywords
bondage; disguises; green mamba venom; masks; python cults; python worship

Leopard Ruse (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle

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

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
Well! If that ain't the mos' colossal noive!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Punja (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Kismet; Vincent; Anderson the Arab
Synopsis
A band of camel thieves, using the camels to smuggle Italian weapons into the interior for a big attack on the British, take Kismet who must be rescued by the gang.
Keywords
camels; World War II

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

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 bared fangs of a maddened beast edge slowly...slowly...like enormous daggers toward the white throat!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Leta (introduction); Ali (introduction); the Prince of Meka (introduction); The Rajah of Ruhrah (introduction, villain); Wambi; Ogg; Fang (tiger); Tawn; Gena (hartebeast)
Synopsis
Wambi and his jungle friends help overthrow a treacherous rajah.
Reprints
Keywords
disguises; hornets; tigers

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

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
Boko yawns and stretches after a comfortable nap on Simba's tawny side...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
a witch woman (introduction, villain, death); Boko; Simba
Synopsis
A witch woman kidnaps Boko in order to learn the language of lions.
Keywords
bondage; torture; whips

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

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jungle fever...the sickness that poisons within...
Genre
jungle
Characters
The White Volcano Men (introduction, villains, death); Black Cobra tribe; Ben Austin; Camilla
Synopsis
Ben attempts to fetch herbs to heal a jungle fever but is captured by a tribe of white men living in a volcano. Camilla rides to his rescue with help from a member of the Black Cobra tribe.
Keywords
bondage; fever; gorillas; medicinal herbs; signal drums; volcanos; whips
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Curse of the King-Beast
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Curse of the King-Beast
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Fantomah and Horus, captain of her guard, relax on her royal barge..."]
    Fantomah
  4. 3. ["Treachery blazes a trail of terror into a jungle swamp where Tabu must offer to kill an innocent girl to appease the blood-lust of sinsister cult."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. Leopard Ruse
  6. 5. ["Well! If that ain't the mos' colossal noive!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["The bared fangs of a maddened beast edge slowly...slowly...like enormous daggers toward the white throat!"]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["Boko yawns and stretches after a comfortable nap on Simba's tawny side..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  9. 8. ["Jungle fever...the sickness that poisons within..."]
    Camilla
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