(October 1942)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-08-12
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. 4.


Bait for the Spotted Fury (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

Bait for the Spotted Fury (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich ?; ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Kaänga; The "White Giant" (introduction, villain, death); Ann Mason; Ngeeso; Jimwa
Synopsis
A white trader convinces a tribe to make sacrifice to the idol of Tozak.
Keywords
baboons; horses; human sacrifice; idols; leopard hides; machine guns; statue of Tozak; stereotyping of African natives; yuccas

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Behind the horror of human sacrifice lay a madman's secret enterprise..."

The art appears to be a Zolnerowich pastiche, rather than actually drawn by him.

[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
Thut-a-mose, king of the lower river, sends his ambassador to ask a boon of Fantomah...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Fantomah; Hassim (villain, death); Horus; Fury (leopard)
Synopsis
Bedouin bandits threaten Fantomah's gold shipments to her allies.
Keywords
bondage; Ghaz (ancient Egyptian city); gold; horses; stereotyping of Arabs; torture

[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
Terror reigns in Tabu's jungleland when a mad outcast follows the bloody trail of a ten ton juggernaut...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Mukil [Bwala] (introduction, villain, death); Prof. Norton (introduction); Myra Norton (introduction); Paul Norton (introduction); V'nogas (African tribe)
Synopsis
Tabu prevents Mukil from seizing the throne of the V'nogas and secures some ivory for the bankrupt Nortons.
Keywords
bondage; cobras; ivory

Black Ghost of Sudan (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Buck Stanley]
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich?
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
Boys will be boys and girls will be girls...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Pasha Albi (introduction); Pasha's daughter (introduction); Allaben (introduction); Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis
The pasha attempts to reclaim the land on which the fort was built.
Keywords
sandstorms

[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
A mysterious secret brings death and terror into the hearts of peaceful natives...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Yola (introduction); Kuminus (African tribe); Tawn; Ogg; Sana (lion); Oku
Synopsis
Wambi and his animal friends venture into a haunted valley to get medicinal herbs for the Kuminu tribe.
Keywords
caves; fevers; human skeletons; medicinal herbs; statues of Buddha; swords; torture

[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
Having nothing better to do one day, Boko explores a remote section of the jungle.
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba; a voodoo priestess (introduction, villain); Boko
Synopsis
Exploring a cave behind a waterfall, Boko is taken captive by hippopotamus-worshiping cannibals and is eventually rescued by Simba who kills the hippopotamus god.
Keywords
cannibalism; caves; hippopotamus worship; stereotyping of African natives; waterfalls

[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
Deep in the jungle, Camilla nurses an injured monkey.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Jean Thomas (introduction); Peter Cummings (introduction); a lion cult (introduction, villain); Davis
Synopsis
Jean Thomas comes to the jungle to find her fiance, Peter Cummings. Camilla helps her in her search. The two are captured by a tribe that attempts to sacrifice them to a lion god. A gorilla appears and aids them and is then revealed to be the amnesiac Peter wearing an ape suit. His memory restored, he and Jean return to America.
Keywords
amnesia; crocodiles; disguise; gorillas; stereotyping of African natives
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Bait for the Spotted Fury
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Bait for the Spotted Fury
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Thut-a-mose, king of the lower river, sends his ambassador to ask a boon of Fantomah..."]
    Fantomah
  4. 3. ["Terror reigns in Tabu's jungleland when a mad outcast follows the bloody trail of a ten ton juggernaut..."]
    Tabu, Wizard of the Jungle
  5. 4. Black Ghost of Sudan
  6. 5. ["Boys will be boys and girls will be girls..."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["A mysterious secret brings death and terror into the hearts of peaceful natives..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["Having nothing better to do one day, Boko explores a remote section of the jungle."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  9. 8. ["Deep in the jungle, Camilla nurses an injured monkey."]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
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