(October 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

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
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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