(March 1943)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-12-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Glen Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand
Fiction House Magazines
Editing
John C. Mitchell
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.


Land of Laughing Bones (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
bondage; burning at the stake; lions; stereotyping of African natives

Land of Laughing Bones (Table of Contents: 1)

Kaänga / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils
Saul Rosen
Inks
Saul Rosen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Pomgo the Lion Man; Zanzibar Sue; Benwazi; Clarke; Tiki; Ubona; Bantus (African tribe); Kaänga; Ann Mason; Topaz (lion); Ajuba; Leo (lion)
Synopsis
Two criminals retrace their steps to find a sack of diamonds they cached, but they run afoul of Kaänga.
Keywords
balls and chains; bondage; burning at the stake; diamonds; giants; gnus; gorillas; hangings; jails; Juju Mountain; scaffolds; signal drums

Indexer Notes

The story title is taken from the cover blurb.

first line: "The moon casts an eerie glow over west 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
George Appel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vicious beasts stalk one another...and their prey...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Sheri; Fantomah; Horus; Fury
Synopsis
Sheri's Arabs lay siege to Kherfra.
Keywords
bondage; leopards; stereotyping of Arabs

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

Tabu / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as "Mack"]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is a spirit in the jungle...kill or be killed...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tabu; Andrew van Druck; Evelyn van Druck
Synopsis
A hunter is indiscriminately shooting at animals and insults Tabu. Tabu summons jungle animals who kill the hunter.
Keywords
bondage; gorillas; lions; rhinoceroses

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Into the far reaches of Wambi's jungle home, a greedy hand stretches covetous fingers grasping for wealth...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Wambi; Lia (leopard); Ogg; Doctor Wilson; Helen Wilson; Jim Travis; Tawn; Shirkar (tiger)
Synopsis
Wambi stops a hunting safari from killing in his jungle. The safari guide steals jewels from the eyes of a sacred idol.
Keywords
baboons; bear traps; human skulls; idols

Claws of the Night (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ted Roscoe]
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

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

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Simba comes to a jungle road in time to hear four little cubs squeal in fright...
Genre
animal; jungle
Characters
Simba
Synopsis
Simba protects four orphaned lion cubs.
Keywords
automobiles; pythons; rhinoceroses

Indexer Notes

One third of page five is occupied by a vertical strip of advertisements.

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

Camilla / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zom...zom...azo...zom!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Camilla; Chaka; Jonjac (gorilla); Trader Davis; Khiva; Tuska (warthog); Vaheera (leopard)
Synopsis
A lawyer, seeking a lost heir to a fortune, is captured by a tribe led by a white woman with the ability to drive animals mad.
Keywords
altars; caves; Hoab's scepter; human sacrifice; hunting leopards; lions; quicksand

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

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils
Arnold Hicks ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Activity on the long awaited second front swings Captain Thunder and his pal Andy into the teeth of vicious spy operations.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Thunder; Anderson the Arab; Kismet; Vincent
Synopsis
Terry and the gang prevent a German attack on a British tank column.
Keywords
dynamite; espionage; machine guns; radio transmitter; tanks; Tumba (Arab town); World War II
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Land of Laughing Bones
    Kaänga
  2. 1. Land of Laughing Bones
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["Vicious beasts stalk one another...and their prey..."]
    Fantomah, Daughter of the Pharoahs
  4. 3. ["There is a spirit in the jungle...kill or be killed..."]
    Tabu
  5. 4. ["Into the far reaches of Wambi's jungle home, a greedy hand stretches covetous fingers grasping for wealth..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  6. 5. Claws of the Night
  7. 6. ["Simba comes to a jungle road in time to hear four little cubs squeal in fright..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  8. 7. ["Zom...zom...azo...zom!"]
    Camilla
  9. 8. ["Activity on the long awaited second front swings Captain Thunder and his pal Andy into the teeth of vicious spy operations."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.