(January 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-11-06
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, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 1.


Scaly Sentinel of Taboo Swamp (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
Keywords
dinosaurs

Scaly Sentinel of Taboo Swamp (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
George Tuska (signed)
Inks
George Tuska (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Doris Mason; Dr. Sheldon Brayne (introduction); Cutroni (introduction, villain, death); Mungo Joe (introduction, villain, death); Lpoma (introduction, villain, death); Hymie Goran (introduction, villain, death); a Lascar (introduction, villain, death); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Ngeeso; Marmo (elephant)
Synopsis
A gang of criminals believe that a scientist can lead them to a giant, solid gold statue. Kaänga pursues them into the Voodoo Swamp where they all learn that the idol is a living dinosaur.
Keywords
Baltimore; Boma (African city); dinosaurs; hotels; machine gun; signal drums; treasure maps; Voodoo Swamp

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "Shrouded in darkest mystery the American naturalist, Dr. Brayne, brings a strange carving back to Africa..."

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

Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as W. B. Hovious]
Pencils
George Appel
Inks
Georga Appel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fantomah's court scribe, going over newly discovered manuscripts, stops short in surprise.
Genre
jungle
Characters
a rajah (introduction, villain, death); a scribe (introduction, villain, death); Fantomah; Horus; Fury
Synopsis
An Indian rajah comes to Khefra in order to steal the ancient Black Diamonds of Kaa.
Keywords
Black Diamonds of Kaa; bondage; caves; Mount of Revenge; sedan chairs; tigers; treasure chests

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

Tabu / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the jungle, Tabu scrutinizes a native village.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Steve (introduction, villain, death); Jean (introduction); Joe (introduction); a tribe of mute men (introduction); tribe's queen (introduction); Tabu
Synopsis
Ivory hunters penetrate deep into Tabu's jungle where they encounter a tribe of mute men who kidnap Steve, the safari leader. Tabu learns that Steve had visited the tribe many years before and, after killing their king, had ordered the men's tongues cut out. The king's daughter has her revenge of Steve, with Tabu's approval.
Keywords
beheadings; ivory; muteness; tattoos; whips

Blood Moon over Bandiagara (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Tom Russell]
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
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh happy day!
Genre
adventure
Characters
two counterfeiters (introduction, villain); Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis
Counterfeiters swindle Andy but lose their counterfeiting plates in the process.
Keywords
automobiles; currency; currency counterfeiting; locomotives; lovers' hearts; music; printing presses; singing

[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
Strange are the jungle gods which are worshipped by native tribesmen...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ahab (introduction); a rajah (introduction); Princess Lalla (introduction); Wambi; Ogg; Tawn
Synopsis
An unscrupulous Arab convinces a native village that a new lava formation is a god and orders them to bring him treasure.
Keywords
idols; leopards; stereotyping of Arabs; volcanos

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

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

Script
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A wild bull elephant runs berserk in the jungle...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
A rogue bull elephant makes trouble for the elephant herd before he is driven away by Simba and a monkey.
Keywords
elephants; monkeys

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

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the trading post deep in the jungle, Camilla chats with her friend, Trader Davis.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Trader Davis; a leopard cult (introduction, villains); Camilla
Synopsis
In order to prevent a leopard cult from driving a tribe off their land, Camilla must select a jungle animal to battle a leopard. She chooses a water buffalo and the buffalo is triumphant.
Keywords
bondage; elephants; funerary customs; leopard cults; leopards; water buffalo
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Scaly Sentinel of Taboo Swamp
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Scaly Sentinel of Taboo Swamp
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Fantomah's court scribe, going over newly discovered manuscripts, stops short in surprise."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  4. 3. ["Deep in the jungle, Tabu scrutinizes a native village."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. Blood Moon over Bandiagara
  6. 5. ["Oh happy day!"]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  7. 6. ["Strange are the jungle gods which are worshipped by native tribesmen..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  8. 7. ["A wild bull elephant runs berserk in the jungle..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  9. 8. ["At the trading post deep in the jungle, Camilla chats with her friend, Trader Davis."]
    Camilla
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