(September 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1942-07-14
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

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.


Scaly Guardians of Massacre Pool (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

Scaly Guardians of Massacre Pool (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
Kaänga; Prince Hamud (introduction, villain, death); Ngeeso; Ouma (hyena); Ousafa (hyena)
Synopsis
Senegalese prince Hamud attempts to exterminate Ngeeso's tribe and take their gold.
Keywords
bondage; dams; flooding; gold; harems; hyenas; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The gold mania clutches an African village."

[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
Wearily, Fantomah and Horus, captain of her royal guard, trek along horrid jungle paths...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Lal Maraj (introduction); S'dunu (introduction, villain); Hassim (introduction, villain); Horus; Fury (leopard); Mazaans (African tribe)
Synopsis
An alliance of headhunters and Arabs attempt to overthrow Fantomah. The Mazaans ask Fantomah to be their queen.
Keywords
chariots; headhunters; howdah; stereotyping of African natives; stereotyping of Arabs

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

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

Script
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils
Saul Rosen
Inks
Saul Rosen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tabu's sixth sense warns him of trouble.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Prof. Milan (introduction); Judith Milan (introduction); Braven (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis
Professor Milan and his daughter are betrayed by Braven, their safari guide, who decides to loot the Tomb of M'Loho.
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; cannibalism; human skeletons; stereotyping of African natives; swimming; swimsuits; Tomb of M'Loho; treasure chests

Stamp 'Em Out (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Samm]
Inks
? [as Samm]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Adolf Hitler; Hideki Tojo
Synopsis
War stamps come to life, inspiring a stamp collector to buy more.
Keywords
patriotic; philately; war stamps; World War II

The Gorilla God (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Buck Stanley]
Pencils
Saul Rosen?
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
Inks
Al Stahl
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Nazi menace spreads like a plague...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis
Terry and the gang foil a Nazi invasion attempt masterminded by a Nazi spy posing as a physician.
Keywords
branding; British Royal Air Force; German army; laboratories; swastikas; torture; Wehrmacht

[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
Like a vicious vampire sucking at the life blood of its helpless victims...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Assam (introduction, villain); Abdullah (introduction); Pwauas (tribal people); Kandu; Oka; Ogg; Tawn; Maggo (macaw); Lupo (wolf)
Synopsis
Wambi and his jungle friends help restore a deposed rajah to his throne and liberate the Pwauas from excessive taxation.
Keywords
bondage; forest fires; nudity; rain; saddle zebras; storms; taxation; torture; whips

[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
A native, bearing a heavy sack of gold nuggets...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; Luana (introduction); Boko
Synopsis
Native thieves, disguised as lions, steal gold from other natives until their crimes are exposed by Boko and Simba. Boko is rewarded with a sack of gold.
Keywords
animal hides; disguises; gold; tiger traps

[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
In a little-known jungle of Africa...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Ogoo (a caveman)(introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis
A flood carries Camilla into a lost valley where prehistoric creatures have survived. She becomes the object of the affections of several different cavemen before she escapes.
Keywords
bondage; cavemen; caves; dinosaurs; flooding; lost valleys; poisoning; pterodactyls; rafts; stereotyping of African natives; tyrannosaurs
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Scaly Guardians of Massacre Pool
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Scaly Guardians of Massacre Pool
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Wearily, Fantomah and Horus, captain of her royal guard, trek along horrid jungle paths..."]
    Fantomah
  4. 3. ["Tabu's sixth sense warns him of trouble."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. Stamp 'Em Out
  6. 5. The Gorilla God
  7. 6. ["The Nazi menace spreads like a plague..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  8. 7. ["Like a vicious vampire sucking at the life blood of its helpless victims..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  9. 8. ["A native, bearing a heavy sack of gold nuggets..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  10. 9. ["In a little-known jungle of Africa..."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.